Davy Crockett Days
October 7-13, 2012
The 45th Annual Davy Crockett Days will be held Sunday, October 7 through Saturday, October 13, 2012. The Davy Crockett Cabin Museum will be open all week at no charge, but donations are always appreciated. This festival honors the memory of Colonel Davy Crockett, who lived here from 1822 until the fall of 1835. This was his home when he hunted and killed 105 bears, and served three terms in Congress. There will be historical displays downtown all week with special sales at local businesses.
Plans for the week are to begin with a flag raising opening ceremony on Sunday at the Davy Crockett Cabin Museum at 2 p.m. Following the Opening Ceremony, an Old-Fashioned Homemade Ice Cream Social will be held at the cabin from 3 to 5 p.m. Music will be provided by the Cabin Porch Pickers. To end the day on Sunday, the original movie “Davy Crockett-King of the Wild Frontier” will be shown at the Bone Lodge at 7 p.m. behind the Rutherford Clinic. Popcorn & drinks will be available.
Monday night we will host a Trivia Tournament at the Rescue Squad Building at 7 p.m. Get your Trivia team together and come on out! Entry fee is $5 per team.
Tuesday night will be a Chili Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. and BINGO at 7 p.m. at the Rescue Squad Building.
The Community-Wide Cookout & Worship Service will be held at the Cabin on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. Damascus Road will provide music.
Thursday evening we will enjoy the Rutherford Night Out Block Party, with free hotdogs, drinks & party jumpers for the kids at the Rutherford Fire Department from 6 to 9 p.m.
Downtown Open House will be held Friday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. with food, music, sales, and door prizes, with the street dance beginning at 7 p.m. with music by Empty Pockets Band. Concessions provided by Davy Days Committee. The Fire Department will also host their annual Auction at 7 p.m. at the station.
On Saturday at the Cabin there will be pioneer trades, crafts, and bluegrass music.
Unity Ministries will be sponsoring their annual 5K Run Saturday morning at Jones Volunteer Park. Registration is at 7 a.m. & race begins at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $12. This year’s race is in memory of long-time supporter & Rutherford Resident Pam Flowers.
The annual Car, Truck & Bike Show will be held on the school parking lot, in conjunction with Russom Motors beginning at 8 a.m. Contact Russom Motors at 731-665-6186 for more info.
Station #9 Rescue Squad will be selling BBQ at the station next to the park beginning at 9 a.m.
The Dog Show will be held Saturday morning at 10 a.m. on the school tennis court.
Vendors will be set up downtown next to the railroad tracks selling lots of food, crafts, and more. ALL VENDORS must buy a permit at Greene Things Florist. Call 731-665-6314 to reserve your spot.
Grand Parade line-up will be on the old Kellwood parking lot next to the cabin, with the Grand Parade beginning at 2 p.m. All cyclists must wear a helmet. Horses and wagons line up on the lot east of the railroad tracks.
Guests can enjoy great food as they watch the Grand Parade and the Bluegrass Concert at the Davy Crockett Cabin following the parade.
To end the celebration on Saturday evening, we will enjoy the annual fireworks show at 8:30 p.m. at Jones Volunteer Park.
Come and be a part of this celebration of history, family, and fun! For more information call 731-665-7253, 731-665-7166, 731-225-6324 or visit the Davy Crockett Days or the Town of Rutherford facebook page. Event schedules may be subject to change or cancellation.
Davy Crockett Days is sponsored by the Davy Crockett Days Advisory Committee.