Granville’s annual theme for 2017 is “Remembering the 1940s,” and the fall festival will feature several events from the era. The full day of activities will include Freedom Belle’s USO musical performances at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., World War II maneuvers re-enactments “Patton’s Ride Through Middle Tennessee” at 11:45 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. The 1880 Sutton Home will feature guided tours of the home and “Love Stories of World War II Maneuvers,” as well as a quilt turning. Granville Museum will feature “Ladies of World War II,” which is a traveling exhibit from Kennesaw State University. An antique car museum will also feature 1940s automobiles.
The Granville Fall Celebration is known for its quilt festival in the 1896 Granville United Methodist Church, featuring more than 125 quilts, quilt booths, demonstrations and Sutton Store’s new quilt shop. The Pruett Stage will be a full day of great musical entertainment of all types, featuring the Evermean Evergreen Cloggers and Feelin’ Groovy, a 1960s musical group.
Jazz on the Cumberland will be at the Granville Veterans Park at 11 a.m., which will feature professional jazz bands and military bands. The festival is also the home of the Ralph Maddux Memorial Motorcycle Show with nine classes of competition. The Pioneer Village will be the home of the Old Time Craftsmen Festival, featuring the 19th Alabama 1860 Living History Group, craftsmen, sorghum making, apple cider making and about 20 different craftsmen of yesteryear.
The main street of Granville will hold craft booths, food booths, children’s rides and games. The Sutton Store is also the home of the new Granville Arts and Cultural Center that will feature local artists and demonstrations during the day. The festival will also serve as the official grand opening of the 2017 Scarecrow Festival, which is Tennessee’s largest scarecrow event with some 300 scarecrows in the historical town. The festival will run Wednesday through Saturday in October.
Granville is enlisting craft booths for the event. Anyone interested may call 931-653-4511. For more information on the event, visit granvilletn.com or call 931-653-4151.