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
Sutton Homestead Open Wed – Fri 12-3 PM, Sat 12-5 PM




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 Enjoy the photos below from previous fall festivals.


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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

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Uncle Jimmy Thompson

The Annual Uncle Jimmy Thompson Bluegrass Festival Fiddle Competition winner for 2017 was Jimmy Bilbrey of Cookeville. Jimmy will perform at Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman Auditorium on July 13th. Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman is a series running Thursday nights June 22 through July 27, 2017.  Each show begins at 7:30 PM/CT and are preceded by 650 AMWSM’s free showcase, Pickin’ on the Plaza, featuring regional bluegrass bands on the Ryman Plaza. Jimmy will perform just after intermission and will be right before Dailey & Vincent take the stage to perform the second half of the show.

Every summer for more than two decades, Ryman Auditorium has celebrated their distinction as the birthplace of bluegrass music with their signature Bluegrass Nights summer series. Join them for incredible performances by the biggest names in bluegrass and meet the new comers who are carrying the genre’s rich musical traditions in the future. Tickets are currently available for this show at

Jimmy Bilbrey is a well know bluegrass performer with bluegrass bands in the Upper Cumberland. He is also one of the weekly announcers of the Sutton Ole Time Music Hour Bluegrass Dinner Show at Sutton General Store, Granville. For more information on that show visit or call 931-653-4151.
Johnny and Debbie Mitchell
Antique Tractor Show Honoree Johnny & Debbie Mitchell of Lebanon

Dave Roland
Antique Car Honoree Honoree Dave Roland of Cookeville

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Antique Car Show Memorial Honoree Bryan Dyer of Lebanon

The 19th Granville Heritage Day on May 27th will again be hosting one of Tennessee
Largest Antique Car, Tractor & Engine Shows. This years show will honor three of
the best antique collectors in Middle Tennessee. The Antique Tractor Show will
honor Johnny & Debbie Mitchell of Lebanon. Johnny has had a strong interest
In tractors since his childhood and has the Farmall F-12 that he used as a child
at home. They have been collecting since their marriage in the early 1980’s.
They are charter members of the Tennessee International Harvester Collectors
and have been very involved in the leadership of this organization. They
will have part of their Farmall collection on display at the Antique Tractor Show.

The Antique Car Show 2017 Honoree is Dave Roland of Cookeville. Dave fell
In love with cars when he purchased his first car in 1974 which was a 1967 Yellow
Mustang for $450.00 by washing dishes at Tennessee Tech University.
Dave has a large collection as well as a service station museum he has created
in Cookeville. His most favorite automobile that he owns is his 1933 Chevrolet
School Bus. This automobile is enjoyed by ages 3 to 80 and it is his pleasure
to let others enjoy it. Dave will have part of his collection on display at the show.

The Memorial Honoree for this years show is the late Bryan Dyer of Lebanon
which had one of the most unique collections in Tennessee. His wife Velda is
keeping his memory going with her sharing of this collection as well as
continuing to maintain the collection. His collection consist of award winning
1934 Chrysler Convertible Rumble Seat Coupe, 1940 Plymouth, 1934 Dodge Pickup,
and 1933 Chrysler. Bryan became a expert on Mopar Dodge, Chrsyler, Plymouth
and Desoto automobiles.

The 19th Granville Heritage Day will also feature the Uncle Jimmy Thompson
Bluegrass Festival, Craftsmen in the Pioneer Village, Living History Demonstrations
Of the 1860’s, Crafts, Children Entertainment & Rides, Parade, Memorial Service,
1940’s in Granville featuring Memories of the 1940’s at Granville Museum,
1880 Historic Home featuring “World War II Maneuvers- They Came as Strangers
And Left as Friends”, 1940 Automobiles and Diarama at Car Museum, Tennessee
State Museum Traveling Exhibit “Slave & Slave Holders of Wessyngton Plantation”,
Great food, great shopping in unique stops and 1880 Sutton General Store and much
More. For more information please call 931-653-4151 or

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