Town of Historic Granville, Tennessee

Town of
Historic Granville, Tennessee

Granville Museum
169 Clover Street • Granville, TN 38564
Come see why people from all over the south visit the Sutton General Store, Granville Museum, Antique Car Museum, Sutton House,
and antique shops! On the waterfront just an hour outside Nashville — Historic Granville, TN — a place you’ll want to call home.
OPEN Wed - Fri 10AM-3PM, Sat 10AM-5PM


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Picture Caption: The Blues Brokers will be the featured at Jazz on the Cumberland

Historic Granville Fall Celebration on October 7th will again feature Jazz on the
Cumberland at the Granville Veterans Park. A great day of

Music has been scheduled starting 11:00 a.m. with The Smith County Jazz Ensemble,
11:30 Jackson County High School Jazz Band,

12:00 p.m. The Big Band Sound, 1:30 p.m. Military Jazz Band, 3:00 p.m. Veterans
Appreciation Service Honoring World War II Veterans

And 3:15 p.m. The Blues Brokers. Jazz on the Cumberland is on the banks of the
Cumberland River in a beautiful setting. Thi s event

Is sponsored by Advanced Propane, Citizens Bank of Gainesboro, Roland Digital Media,
Granville Marina, First Freedom Bank,

Granville Bed & Breakfast & Gifts, Timberloft Lakeside Restaurant, Twin Lakes
Telephone Cooperative and Wilson Bank & Trust Financial Centers.

Granville Paddle and Board will be featuring Historic Boat Rides on the Cumberland
from the Granville Veterans Park

Every hour starting at noon. The boat rides are $15.00 and reservations can be made
by calling 615-714-4977.

The 18th Annual Granville Fall Celebration will be featuring Quilt Festival,
Scarecrow Festival, Old Time Craftsmen

Festival, Crafts, Children Rides, Great Food, Remembering 1940s with music and
re-enactments and more.

For more information call 931-653-4151 or
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19th Annual Granville Fall Celebration will feature Craftsmen of Yesteryear as Broom Maker, Skip Peek, will be demonstrating broom making

The 19th Annual Granville Heritage Day will be on October 7th at Historic Granville with this years theme being “Thanks for the Memories”. Granville’s annual theme for 2017 is Remembering the 1940’s and the fall festival will feature many events of that era of history. The full day of activities will include Freedom Belle’s USO Musical performances at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.,World War II Maneuvers Re-enactments “Patton’s Ride Through Middle Tennessee” at 11:45 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. The Antique Car Museum will also be featuring 1940 automobiles.

Granville Fall Celebration is known for its Quilt Festival in the 1896 Granville United Methodist Church featuring over 125 quilts as well as quilt booths, demonstrations and Sutton Store New Quilt Shop. The Pruett Stage will be a full day of great musical entertainment of all types featuring Evermean Evergreens Cloggers and Feelin’ Groovy which is a 1960’s Musical performance.

Jazz on the Cumberland will be at the Granville Veterans Park beginning 11:00 a.m. featuring 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 the home of the Old Time Craftsmen Festival featuring the 19th Alabama 1860 Living History Group, Craftsmen, Sorghum Making, Apple Cidar Making and some 20 different craftsmen of yesteryear.

The main street of Granville will be hosting craft booths, food booths, children rides and games. The Sutton Store is also the home of the new Granville Arts & Cultural Center that will feature local artist and demonstrations during the day. The festival will also be the official grand opening of the 2017 Scarecrow Festival which is Tennessee’s largest scarecrow event with some 300 scarecrows in the historical town. This festival is Wednesday thru Saturday the entire month of October.

Granville is still enlisting craft booths for the event and you may call 931-653-4511 if you are interested. For more information on the event visit or call 931-653-4151.

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Left to right in picture are Bill Green, creator of board and Brenda Curtis, Manager Of Historic Granville.

The 5th Annual Granville Scarecrow Festival will be in Historic Granville from October 4th Thru 28th with many new creations for this year's festival. A picture board painted by Artist Todd Woodard and created by Bill Green will be displayed across from Sutton General Store for unique pictures. This year's theme is based on Granville's 2017 Annual Theme of Remembering the 1940's. Local artist Cynthia Mathews has created military Men of 1940's, ladies visiting Granville during the World War II Maneuvers, and Rosie Riveter. Scarecrows being created for children from the 1940's Bambi, Pinocchio and Dumbo and they will join Granville creation of the Wizard of Oz characters.

Historic Granville hosts the largest Scarecrow Festival in Tennessee with hundreds of Scarecrows displayed on the streets and lurking about inside the buildings. Created by Local, artists, individuals and organizations scarecrows designs range from fabulous, funny, clever, wacky and folk-art characters. You will meet important military personnel, Legends of Tennessee and pioneers of a small rural riverboat town.

A guide is created each year of the scarecrows which can be picked up at the shops of Granville. A second guide is part of the Sutton Homestead which is featured with your Guided tour. Historic Granville is open Wednesday thru Friday from 12:00 TO 3:00 with Sutton General Store opening for lunch at 10:00 a.m. each day. On Saturday the store Opens at 10:00 a.m. with rest of town open from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Each Saturday Night is the Sutton Ole Time Music Hour with dinner at 5:00 and 6:30 p.m. served By Timberloft Restaurant. For more information and reservations for dinner call 931-653-4151 or

THANK YOU to everyone who visited the 2017 Fall Celebration!

Mark your calendars now to attend next year's fall celebration on October 6, 2018 in historic Granville.

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 Enjoy the photos below from previous fall festivals.

Eclipse photo

Want to view the eclipse in a small quaint rural community with no distractions? Historic Granville located on the Cordell Hull Lake will join other locations across the United States in hosting a "Solar Eclipse Viewing Party" on August 21, 2017, 10AM until 3PM. Official eclipse phase is estimated to begin at 12 noon with the total eclipse occurring at 1:28PM for 2 minutes and 35 seconds. Event headquarters will be T.B. Sutton General Store with chairs and viewing stations located in open spaces near the lake. Multiple sites for viewing are available to allow for a clear viewing.
Activities are being planned for the entire family which will include tours of the Granville Museum, the Sutton Homestead, the Antique Car Museum, and T. B. Sutton General Store. The town has unique shopping at the Granville Gift and Granville Antique Shop. Food and music will be included in the day. Dr. Opless Walker will conduct a talk at 10AM in the Exhibition Center at the Granville Museum explaining the solar eclipse phenomenon We invite you to join our rural community to share in this once in a lifetime event.
This event is free and open to the public. The Eclipse Viewing Kit with special viewing glasses and other souvenir items will be available for purchase. There will be a charge for tours and the food. A special "Out of this World" lunch will be served at Sutton General Store beginning at 10:30 AM, call 931-653-4151 for reservations. Ask about a Granville Eclipse Viewing Special Package with viewing kit, lunch, and tours when calling 931-653-4151. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.
10AM- Lecture "Understand the Total Solar Eclipse" By Dr. Opless Walker- Granville Museum
10 & 11 AM- Boat tours call 615-714-4977
10:30- 12:30- "Out of this World" lunch - served Sutton General Store
10:30-12:30 Guided Tours of Sutton Homestead and Pioneer Village
10:30-12:30 "Out of this World " Shopping- Granville Gifts, Granville Antiques, Sutton General Store
12:30 - 1PM- Choose your Viewing Station
12:30-2:30 Total Eclipse Boat Tour - call 615-714-7877 for reservations
Total Solar Eclipse at Granville, TN
Partial Phase Starts: 12:00 (CDT)
Totality Starts: 1:28 PM (CDT)
Duration of Totality: 2 minutes 35 seconds

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