Strawberry Festival List of Events & Entertainers

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The Strawberry Festival is in its 72nd year. (Photo by Dean Wilson)

72nd Annual Tennessee Strawberry Festival Events & Entertainers.

The Tennessee Strawberry Festival Committee has released the complete schedule of events for the 2019 Festival. What began in 1947 as a one-day event has grown over the years into the current week long events. The highlight of the festival is the Parade which is on Saturday May 11, 2019 at 1pm. This year’s Parade Grand Marshall is Bobby Beard of The Eagle’s Nest Barber Shop. Bobby will be celebrating his 50th year in business.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, April 27, 2019
10am Strawberry Pageant-Rhea County High School

Monday, May 6th,2019
6pm Family Fun Night at the Pendergrass Park

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
6pm Carnival Opens

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
5pm Strawberry Shortcake at Centennial Park
5pm Entertainment at Centennial Park
6pm Baking Contest @ Paint the Town Pottery & Gifts
6pm Carnival Opens

Thursday May 9, 2019
9am Dayton Art League Fine Arts Show at the Rhea County Courthouse
6pm Carnival Opens
Food & Craft Vendors arrive and set up

Friday, May 10, 2019
9am Dayton Art League Fine Arts Show at the Rhea County Courthouse
8am till Dark -Food & Craft Vendors
5pm Annual Cruise In (No Registration Required)
5pm Live Entertainment on Centennial Park Stage
6pm Carnival Opens
6:30pm TSF Auction Inside the Historic Rhea County Courthouse

Saturday, May 11, 2019
7am Ed Gentry Memorial Run/Walk call 775-0821 for information
7am Annual Dayton Rotary Pancake Breakfast
9am Dayton Art League Fine Arts Show at the Rhea County Courthouse
9am till Dark Food & Craft Vendors
9am till Dark Children’s Area Downtown Dayton on 3rd Ave
9:45am-12:30pm Gospel Entertainment at Courthouse Stage
9:30am-12:50pm Various Entertainers at Centennial Park Stage
1pm Annual Strawberry Festival Parade, Market Street
1pm Carnival Opens
2:40pm-5:30pm Gospel Entertainment at Courthouse Stage
3pm-10:30pm Various Entertainers at Centennial Park Stage

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
6pm Rhea County Distinguished Young Woman Reception @ Fort Bluff Camp

Saturday, May 18, 2019
7pm Rhea County Distinguished Young Woman Program @ Bryan College-Rudd Chapel

Festival Entertainers

Wednesday, May 9, 2019-Centennial Park Stage
5pm-6pm Tennessee Irish Dancers
6:30pm-7:30pm Centerstage Dancers
7:45pm-8:15pm Rc3 Tumblers

Friday, May 10th, 2019-Centennial Park Stage
5pm-6pm Carrie Hassler
6pm-6:30pm Live Auction (Select Items)
6:30pm-7:30pm Walden’s Ridge Community Center
7:30pm-8pm Sock Hop & Costume Judging
8pm-10:30pm The Beaters

Saturday, May 11th, 2019-Centennial Park Stage
9am-10am Center Stage Dance
11:45am-12:50pm Reviving Dayvid
1pm-3pm Strawberry Parade-Stage Closed
3pm-3:50pm The Grandview Pickers
4:15pm-4:45pm Boots & Roses
5pm-5:45pm September Song
6pm-8pm Sullivan Band
8:30pm-10:30pm Rhea Springs Revival

Saturday, May 11th, 2019-Gospel Stage
9:45am-10:15am McDonalds Singers
10:20am-10:55am Dana Russell
11am-11:40am To Be Determined
11:45am-12:30pm Crystle Elam
1pm-2pm Strawberry Parade-Stage Closed
2:15pm-3pm Ken Hicks and Testimony Quartet
3:10pm-3:50pm The Agee Family
4pm-4:40pm Lakeside Bluegrass Gospel
4:50pm-5:30pm The Mays Family

For more detailed information on the schedule or performers please see Tennessee Strawberry Festival on Facebook.

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