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: Historic Granville Announces Fall Schedule to Include 18th Annual Fall Celebration and month Long 4th Scarecrow Festival

Historic Granville is currently preparing for the 18th Annual Fall Celebration on October 1st and the month long Scarecrow Festival which will be from October 1st thru October 29th.

These two major events have many new added features as Granville continues the 1930’s year long celebration entitled Memories of the 1930’s.  The Fall Celebration will feature the annual Quilt Festival which will have new features this year as a Granville Historic Home Porches & Quilts Tour has been added in addition to the 1930’s Friendship Quilt display at Granville Museum.  The annual Jazz on the Cumberland will occur at Granville Veterans Park with a full day of the best in Jazz Music. 

Granville Pioneers Village will have the theme of “Days of Yesteryear” at it expands craftsmen as well as Pioneer living of the 1860’s.   As you go back in the Days of Yesteryear you will see sorghum making, cider making, grist mill operating, pioneer cooking, weaving, broom making, and much more as the village operates like it would have in times past.

A great schedule of musical entertainment will be occurring at the Pruett Stage including gospel, country, bluegrass and music of the 1960’s.  The festival will also include a full day of entertainment for children with rides, petting zoo, train ride and other entertainment.  The festival also includes a motorcycle show, craftsmen booths, storytelling, living history demonstrations and much more.

October 1st will also be the grand opening of the 4th Annual Scarecrow Festival which will be open Wednesday thru Saturday thru October 29th.  Tennessee largest scarecrow festival will have over 300 scarecrows with 100 of those being life size real looking scarecrows.  You will be given a guide that tells you the history of each scarecrow.  A great new feature this year will be the Wizard of Oz section where you will walk down the yellow brick road and see scarecrows of Wizard of Oz that have been created by Elementary schools, high school art classes and senior citizens center.  The festival will also feature scarecrows of our nations leaders, Tennessee leaders, artists of our past and a special new feature on Memories of the 1930’s.  This festival is a great event for all ages and Sutton General Store will feature a special fall lunch each day.

The Sutton Homestead will also have a special guided tour of Scarecrows of our Past, Antique Car Museum will feature Automobiles of the 1930’s and the Pioneer Village will feature a special Scarescrow feature.  Groups are encouraged to make reservations by calling 931-653-4151 and more information is available

Tickets go on sale Wednesday 7/13/2016 The Best of Sutton Ole Time Music Hour PBS Television!

Only 76 tickets left of 100

                       WCTE Cookeville PBS Television to record “ The Best of Sutton Ole Time Music Hour ”

Sutton Ole Time Music Hour began April 4, 2008 on the Famous Cumberland Auto Center Corner Stage at the T.B. Sutton General Store(1880) in Historic Granville, Tennessee. Since then every Saturday night creator and host Sam Stout has brought the best in Bluegrass and Ole Time Music to our audience and radio listeners. Granville Museum & SOTMH Vice President Chris Neeley has syndicated 45 radio stations in 14 States and 3 Countries.

WCTE President/CEO Becky Magura, has decided to bring the show to the next level. PBS Television will produced a 4-episode pilot series to be broadcast locally on WCTE 16 times during the 2017 season. The show will also be aired by Chattanooga, Knoxville and Nashville PBS Stations. The Program will be marketed to other Public Broadcasting Stations around the Country and to the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA).

This year’s series will be recorded Friday September 23, 2016 at T.B. Sutton General Store in Granville, Tennessee.

100 Tickets went on sale Wednesday July 13, 2016.
The event will sell out fast! Purchase by calling 931-653-4151
For more information visit

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One Way Out Bluegrass Band to perform at Uncle Jimmy Thompson Bluegrass Festival On May 28th

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Evermean Evergreen Cloggers to perform at Uncle Jimmy Thompson Bluegrass Festival on May 28th

The 18th Granville Heritage Day will feature the annual Uncle Jimmy Thompson Bluegrass Festival on May 28th with a full day of bluegrass entertainment beginning at 10:00 a.m.  The festival honors the memory of Uncle Jimmy Thompson who was born in the Granville Community and was the first entertainer to appear on the Grand Ole Opry.  The Granville Museum has a wonderful exhibit on his life and the Pioneer Village has some of his buildings from his farm in Wilson County.  This year's festival will honor Jackson County native Jamie Dailey with the Uncle Jimmy Thompson Bluegrass Award at 12:00 noon.  The festival occurs at the Pruett Covered Stage with the following line up of bluegrass bands and entertainers.  The schedule is as follows:  10:00 a.m. One Way Out, 10:45 a.m. Evermean Evergreen Cloggers, 11:15 Kentucky Just us, 12:00 Uncle Jimmy Thompson Bluegrass Award presentation, 12:15 Another Way, 1:00 p.m. Evermean Evergreen Cloggers, 1:30 One Way Out, 2:15 Kentucky Just Us, 3:15 Another Way, 4:15 Code of the Hills.  The Sutton Ole Time Music Hour Bluegrass Dinner Show will occur with dinner at 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. with bluegrass music beginning at 6:00 p.m. and radio taping at 7:00 p.m. featuring Code of the Hills.  Dinner reservations can be made by calling 931-653-4151. 
The 18th Granville Heritage Day will also feature a Antique Car, Tractor & Engine Show, Opening Ceremony at 9:00 .m. honoring Joe & Sue Stout Century Farm, Sheryle Bruno Artist of the Year,
Rockie Williams Premier Dodge Chrysler Jeep as the Sponsor of the Year, Beth & Mike Cochran as Gene Duke Friend of the Museum Award, a new exhibit on the late Charles Carter, and special
Honoring of W. C. Williamson.  The day will also include the Pioneer Village operating with craftsmen of yesteryear, Civil War Living History Demonstrations, craftsmen of yesteryear, and Antique Car Museum featuring Automobiles of the 1930’s .  Historic Granville will have craft booths, great food, children rides, petting zoo, ventriloquist, magician and parade.  Granville is currently celebrating “Remembering the 1930’s” with special exhibits at Granville Museum entitled Memories of the 1930’s and historic Sutton Homestead Home tours featuring “1930’s in Granville: A Life of Challenges”.

For more information call 931-653-4151 or 

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18th Annual Heritage Day in Historic Granville, TN
"Remembering the 1930's"

May 28, 2016 9am - 5pm
$5 parking

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