GRANVILLE, Tenn. – Historic Granville is the home of Tennessee’s Largest Scarecrow Festival which will open noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 through Oct. 27.
The exhibit will be open noon to 3 p.m. Sundays-Fridays and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. This is the sixth annual scarecrow festival with new characters of the 1950s.
The annual festival is unique in that it features 100 real looking scarecrows of historical characters. This year’s new feature is 1950s couples Ricky and Lucy of I Love Lucy Show, Peanut Gang from the 1950s, lifestyles of the 1950s and more.
All the historical buildings are decorated with the characters and the entire town is decorated with 350 traditional scarecrows. Each visitor will receive a scarecrow guide that tells the story of each scarecrow leading guests up Main Street. When guests arrive at the Sutton Homestead and Pioneer Village they will receive their second guide with admission to the Homestead & Village.
Enjoy the many creative and diverse life-like historical characters and traditional scarecrows as they tell stories and connect to the past. Memory Lane is a special feature for children as it tells the story of the Wizard of Oz, Bambi, Pinocchio, Dumbo and the Peanut Gang.
Granville will also host arts & craftsmen demonstrations each day in the Pioneer Village with different craftsmen each day. Featured craftsmen will demonstrate wood crafts, broom making, basket weaving, weaving, chair bottoming, blacksmith, native American Crafts. Also open in October will be Morrowboro Arts & Crafts, Clover Street Ceramics, Quilt Shop and Granville Arts & Cultural Center.
Granville will present the Granville Fall Celebration Oct. 6 with a full day of jazz, bluegrass, country & gospel music, craftsmen festival; quilt festival, crafts, children events, great food and more.
For more information, visit www.granvilletn.com or call 931-653-4151.
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