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May Aug
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12:00 AM

Youth Biz Series at First Friday Nights


Annual 4th of July festival including music entertainment and a 30 minute firework extravaganza on Beech Lake in Lexington, Tennessee.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

🚤🏁 Cardboard Boat Race at Beech Lake! 🏁🚤 Get ready to set sail in the most creative race of the year - the Cardboard Boat Race at Beech Lake! Design, build, and race your own cardboard boat for a chance to win fantastic prizes and have loads of ...

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

🚤🏆 Join the Boat Parade at Beech Lake and Pine Lake! 🏆🚤 Get ready for the best Boat Parade at both Beech Lake and Pine Lake! Show off your decked-out boats and compete for amazing prizes sponsored by Beech Lake Marine. Beech Lake 2024 Grand ...

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Retire and Relocate

Moving to Henderson County?

Our county is composed of the towns of Parkers CrossroadsLexingtonScotts 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

For more information about the Beech Lake Family Campground, visit To learn more about the Beech River Watershed Development Authority, visit




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Music Highway/Discover Music

Henderson County Music Experience

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.