ADAMSVILLE, Tenn. – The 2018 Sheriff Buford Pusser Festival features country music, tours and more May 24-26 at the Buford Pusser Home and Museum.
The fun begins with USA Championship Wrestling 5:30 p.m. May 24 featuring a title match between Bill “Superstar” Dundee and “Dangerous” Doug Gilbert. Steve Warren will perform 7 p.m. at the Pavilion in the park.
Hop on the charter bus Friday, May 25 morning that goes to the ambush site where Sheriff Buford Pusser’s wife Pauline was killed and other historic sites along the Tennessee/Mississippi state lines. The tour will end at the courthouse where Sheriff Pusser’s granddaughters will serve lunch. Friends of Buford’s will be at the courthouse during lunch telling tales and answering questions. Also, guests can tour the old jail on the top floor of the courthouse which has been recently renovated. For reservations, call the museum at 731-632-4080.
A free concert takes place with rising country music artists, The Bryan Moffitt Band 6 p.m. May 25. Guests may bring lawn chairs to enjoy the night.
Outrun the Law at the 5K Run 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 26. Police officers from the surrounding area will run in their full uniform. Participants’ 5K run shirt will signify whether they got caught or outran the law. The opening ceremony for the festival is 11 a.m. and will honor fallen officers who died in the line of duty in 2017. A car and bike show, Buford storytelling and performances from The Red Roosters Band, Bri Alexander and 40 East, Levee Break and T. Graham Brown round out the festivities.
For more information, visit www.bufordpusserfestival.com.
Tina Stewart Mullis
Buford Pusser Home and Museum
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