2023Location:Jackson Main Campus Whiteville Branch CampusLexington Extension Campus(all three will concurrently host the event)
You are invited to a family night out each month on the first Friday. During May through October, you can enjoy live bands, downtown shopping, food trucks, local dining and occasional art displays. November through April, stroll though local shops and diners until 7 p.m. for your convenience. You can also take in the latest movies at the historic Princess Theatre throughout the year. In addition to enjoying popcorn and drinks, you may even meet one of favorite characters.
You will especially love downtown in the fall, when the air becomes crisp and provides the perfect atmosphere for family fun. Enjoy a 5K run, competitions, children’s activities, dance performances, local shopping and dining, live music, crafts and art on the Lexington Court Square.
Your Independence Day will be filled with memories when you are part of the annual Festival of the Lakes hosted by the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Lexington each July 4th. The largest festival in West Tennessee offers you water races, Beech Baby and Miss Festival of the Lakes Pageants, live entertainment, delicious food, BBQ hot on the grill and an extravagant fireworks display that brings 20,000 people to the banks of Beech Lake.
Our county is composed of the towns of Parkers Crossroads, Lexington, Scotts Hill and Sardis. With recreational opportunities galore — seven lakes, the largest state park in Tennessee, great schools and livability that is second to none, Henderson County offers you a wonderful place to visit and an even better place to stay! It’s an ideal place to raise your family and grow your business.
You’ll find that the reasons abound: small-town charm without the big-city hassle, reasonable cost of living, gorgeous scenery and friendly people. You will be part of a diverse business community that prizes entrepreneurial drive and innovative thinking; most importantly, you will see that in Henderson County our people make us great! To learn more about retiring here, visit hctn.org.
For more information about the Beech Lake Family Campground, visit beechlakefamilycampground.vpweb.com. To learn more about the Beech River Watershed Development Authority, visit brwdalakes.com.
If you love music, you will love the integral role it has played in Henderson County. Johnny Cash performed at the very first Festival of the Lakes — back then known as the Water Festival. W.S. “Fluke” Holland, who lived in Henderson County, was a drummer for Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and the Million Dollar Quartet; he is known around the world as a true pioneer of American Rockabilly, country, folk and rock n’ roll. Henderson County native Murray Franklin “Buddy” Cannon, is a musician, songwriter and producer who has worked with Shania Twain, Sammy Kershaw, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Billy Ray Cyrus and Kenny Chesney.
You’ll find other notable musicians from Henderson County, including Cynthia Rhodes, best known for her role in the movie “Dirty Dancing;” Larry Campbell, an instrumentalist who has worked with Sheryl Crow, B.B. King, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and others; Whitney Duncan, a singer/songwriter from Scotts Hill; Raymond Parker Creasy, Jr., a former state banjo champion; Jonathan Singleton, a country music singer/songwriter and famous composer Ronnie Hughes.