It is here. Perhaps one of the biggest weekends all year in Hickman County, Tennessee. October 1, 2011 is the date for three major events: The Banana Pudding Festival, The Civitan Car Show, and the Quilt Show. All of them are in Centerville within just a few miles from each other.
The quilt show will be held at the First Baptist Church located at 123 Church Street in Centerville. It will be held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. For more information, check out the website http://www.hickmanco.org/component/content/article/186-hickman-co-quilt-show .
The Centerville In The Fall Car Show will be held at the Justice Center in Centerville within walking distance from the Quilt show. You can find out more information on their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=155602921125692 .
The Banana Pudding Festival will be held at the Grinder's Switch Ag Pavilion in Centerville. It is a couple of miles away, but there will be shuttles between the car show and it. Last year it was estimated that over 3,000 people attended. It is located in Grinder's Switch, an area of Centerville, best known as the home of Minnie Pearl who made the town famous in her comedy routine on the Grand Ole Opry. For rules about the cook-off and more information, visit their website http://bananapuddingfest.org/ .
Last year, I attended all three festivities and had a great time. I expect that I will again this Saturday.