Festival Events 2016


Teapot Festival 2016

Beginning early in 1981, the festival has grown into a weeklong event.

Beginning early in 1981, John W. Melton, administrator of the Gibson County General Hospital developed the idea of a "teapot festival;" to draw attention on the rare collection of Porcelain Veilleuses. His idea was favorably received by the city council. Melton served as the first Festival Chairman.

The festival has grown into a weeklong event beginning with a ceremonial Lighting of the Teapots and culminates in the Annual Grand Parade.

For information concerning the scheduled events,
contact the Teapot Festival Committee at;
(731) 855-2013. 
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The 2016 Teapot Festival will be held
from April 22nd - May 3rd.


2016
36th Annual Trenton Teapot Festival
Schedule of Events

 

Sunday, April 24th - Saturday, April 30, 2016
** GCVAA National Exhibition on display at City Hall


Sunday, April 24 th

Tea Party
3:00 p.m - 4:00 pm
Teapot Room in City Hall
Ages 4 Years - 8 Years old
Tickets $10 Advance
Contact: Misty Wilson 731 414-2276

Opening Ceremonies
4:30 pm Pedestrian Park - Bring your lawn chair

Special music, announcements of Teapot lawn contest winner
and Parade Marshal.
Rain out location - First Methodist Church
Contact: Betty Poteet 414-8815



Monday, April 25th 
Mayor's Prayer Breakfast

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church
Speaker: Hannah Robison, Miss Tennessee 2015
Tickets $5.00 - Available in Advance

Contact: Bubba Abbott 731 855-1916
"Sponsored by Trenton Food Rite"
"Proceeds benefit the Trenton Ministerial Association"

Parade Marshal Reception

11:00 am - 1:00 pm  Teapot Room in City Hall
Hosted by Regions Bank

Contact: Brandie Dodd 731 855-4244

Traditional Afternoon Tea
2:00 p.m. Tickets $10.00
Tea Time a British Touch
Contact: Libby Wickersham
CeCe Jones 731 855-0973

Trenton Teapot Trot
6:00 p.m. Starting Point City Hall
5K Run or Walk
Pre-registration $15.00 at City Hall
5:00 p.m. Registration on day of event $20.00
Contact: Lisa Phillips 731 855-3616 x3
Tracy Simmons 731 855-3616 x4
TSSD Coordinated School Health

Pet Parade
6:00 p.m. Downtown Pedestrian Park
Registration 5:30 p.m.
Pets judged in various categories
Entry Fee $5.00
 
Contact:
FriendsofGibsonCountyAnimals@yahoo.com


Tuesday, April 26th 
Walk to School
 
7:15 am
City Hall to Trenton Elementary School
Sponsored by TES Coordinated School Health
Contact: 855-0971

Teapot Flower Show
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 Freed House
Sponsored by Trenton Garden Club
Contact: Donna Leadbetter 487-2511

Traditional Afternoon Tea
2:00 p.m. Tickets $10.00
Tea Time a British Touch
Contact: Libby Wickersham
CeCe Jones 731 855-0973



Teapot Music Festival

6:00 p.m. Trenton Middle School
Music provided by our local school bands.
Concessions and Entertainment

Contact: Leigh Boyce 855-2422

Wednesday, April 27th
 

Salad Luncheon
 
11:00 a.m. - 1:00  p.m.
First United Methodist Church
 Dine in or Carryout.
Tickets $7.00 - Available in advance
Contact: Glenda Lane 855-4723

Traditional Afternoon Tea
2:00 p.m. Tickets $10.00
Tea Time a British Touch
Contact: Libby Wickersham
CeCe Jones 731 855-0973


Community Churches Concert

7:00 p.m. First Baptist Church
FREE ADMISSION

Contact: Vickie Sorrells 420-7450

Thursday, April 28th

Traditional Afternoon Tea
2:00 p.m. Tickets $10.00
Tea Time a British Touch
Contact: Libby Wickersham
CeCe Jones 731 855-0973


Block Party
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Corner of Armory & High Street
Food, games & music.
Contact: Bubba Abbot
855-1916


Friday, April 29th
Parade Marshal Luncheon
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Trenton Elks Lodge #1279
Tickets $15
Contact: Vickie Sorrells 420-7450

Traditional Afternoon Tea
2:00 p.m. Tickets $10.00
Tea Time a British Touch
Contact: Libby Wickersham
CeCe Jones 731 855-0973

Fireworks

Walter Kilzer Stadium * Free Admission
9:00 p.m. ANNUAL FIREWORKS SHOW

Saturday, April 30th 
Grand Parade

10:00 a.m. Trenton Elementary School 
Forms available at City Hall 855-2013
Contact: Kari Alexander 414-0576 

Traditional Afternoon Tea
2:00 p.m. Tickets $10.00
Tea Time a British Touch
Contact: Libby Wickersham
CeCe Jones 731 855-0973


Truck/Tractor & Pedal Pull
Pedal Pull Ages Toddler - 8 years old
7:00 p.m. Trenton City Park
Tickets $12.00  under age 5 free,
Gates open  5:30 p.m.



For More Information,
 please contact the Trenton City Hall 855-2013

36th Annual Trenton Teapot Festival

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