Bobby Beard Grand Marshall of the 2019 Parade; “Classic Cruisin Berries” festival theme.
The Tennessee Strawberry Festival Committee has released the new theme and logo design for the 72nd Annual Strawberry Festival. This year’s theme is “Classic Cruisin’ Berries” celebrating the old classic cars that we remember and loved.
This year’s parade Grand Marshal will be Bobby Beard, owner of “The Eagle’s Nest” Barber Shop. In April, Bobby will be celebrating his 50th year in business in downtown Dayton. He started working for the “City Barber Shop” owned by Richard Peters in 1969. Bobby purchased the shop from Richard around the same time that the Dayton and Spring City High Schools merged into the one in Evensville now. The new school would be called the “Golden Eagles”, so thus the name of the new Barber Shop was formed. Bobby’s wife Cheryl will be honoring him with a day of celebration on April 20, 2019 with food, music, fun, and fellowship on 2nd Ave at his shop. Everyone is invited to attend. “I’m excited to be the Grand Marshall in the Parade this year”, stated Bobby.
The TSF planning committee works hard year-round to bring together all of the events that make the week-long celebration a success. The Festival started in 1947 as a one-day event. Since then it has grown into a week-long celebration.
We hope you make plans to attend this year’s festival. The TSF will be announcing the complete weeks schedule of events soon. In the meantime, keep an eye on their website for details as they develop.