Shady Valley Cranberry Festival

Shady Valley Cranberry Festival The Shady Valley Cranberry Festival is held every year on the 2nd weekend of October. The Shady Valley Cranberry Festival is held every year on the 2nd weekend of October in beautiful Shady Valley, TN.
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Our festival begins on Friday afternoon with a bean supper followed by an auction. Saturday is fun filled day beginning with a parade at 10:00 a.m. There are multiple craft and food vendors, fun activities, music, helicopter rides, quilt displays, and much more! On the 3nd Saturday of March, we also have an All You Can Eat Soup Supper from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. All of these fun activities are at the Shady Valley Elementary School grounds.

Mission: All of the proceeds that we receive from our festival and soup supper is used to help support our local Shady Valley School and Scholarship Funds.

Operating as usual

Just a few photos I was able to snag today.... feel free to share yours here on our page!  We would love to see them
10/10/2020

Just a few photos I was able to snag today.... feel free to share yours here on our page! We would love to see them

That’s a wrap!  We have a other year in the books!!  Thank you to everyone who helped us!! We appreciate everyone so muc...
10/10/2020

That’s a wrap! We have a other year in the books!! Thank you to everyone who helped us!! We appreciate everyone so much!

Be sure to stop at the country store for some cake!!
10/10/2020

Be sure to stop at the country store for some cake!!

No auction doesn’t mean no cake !!!! Come by and get some free cake !!!!

10/10/2020

Today is the day!! Doesn’t look like the rain held off.... but maybe, just maybe it will only be a drizzle all day. 🤞

Please come out and see all the vendors we have! Don’t let them just sit around... come buy their stuff! Also be sure to check out all the stuff inside. We have some beautiful quilts on display!!

We hope to see you out today!

Want to win a Fire Pit Basket??? Make a donation to the Cranberry Festival Fund and enter your name for a drawing to win...
10/09/2020

Want to win a Fire Pit Basket??? Make a donation to the Cranberry Festival Fund and enter your name for a drawing to win it!! (Thank you to our wonderful donor!)

Getting ready for the kids to do some painting tomorrow!
10/09/2020

Getting ready for the kids to do some painting tomorrow!

10/09/2020

Many have asked about wearing masks. Our mayor has not extended the mask mandate requiring masks to be worn. However, he is still recommending they be worn. With that said, we will not be requiring masks to be worn but we are encouraging you to wear one. No one will be asked to leave if they do not have a mask on

Also, we are asking that you social distance to the best of your ability. We will be spreading vendors out more than we have in the past. We ask that you be aware of others and give a little extra space.

Thank you!

The Shady Valley Elementary School Preservation Society will be serving breakfast in the cafeteria Saturday morning from...
10/09/2020

The Shady Valley Elementary School Preservation Society will be serving breakfast in the cafeteria Saturday morning from 7-9. The money raised will go to the upkeep of the building! Please come out and help support them!

10/08/2020

** Edit: the CRANBERRY FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE will be inside this year!! Vendors will be outside as usual! So sorry for the confusion!

As we prepare for Saturday.... we are praying the rain will hold off!! Here is a few things you need to know:

There are no activities this year on Friday night!

Saturday morning in the building the Shady Valley Elementary School Preservation Society will be having breakfast from 7-9.

There will also be no parade this year!

The festival will kick off at 10am with opening ceremony at the pavilion!

The merchandise will be inside the building this year not on the grounds.

There will also be painting set up for the kids inside the room across from the cafeteria in the building. (Painting will be free for the kids)

All money we receive will go to the upkeep of the building and the Olan Bentley Memorial Scholarship!

We hope to have a wonderful festival and look forward to having you with us!!

Our bakers have been hard at it!! We will have our cranberry cookies on Saturday. Half a dozen for $3 or a whole dozen f...
10/07/2020

Our bakers have been hard at it!! We will have our cranberry cookies on Saturday. Half a dozen for $3 or a whole dozen for $5!!! Better grab them before they’re gone!!!

10/06/2020

From the Nature Conservancy:
Due to COVID-19, Nature Conservancy staff will not be hosting in-person cranberry bog tours at Orchard Bog Preserve on Festival day. However, we will have self-guided trail maps free to the public at the Orchard Bog Preserve rock house visitor center porch and marked walking trails open to the public on Saturday for folks who want to come see the native cranberry bog.

10/03/2020

One week!!! It’s getting closer! We can’t wait to see you!

Look what we’ve got coming!!!
09/27/2020

Look what we’ve got coming!!!

Unfortunately, we will not have the inflatables this year, but we still want the kids to have something fun to do.... he...
09/20/2020

Unfortunately, we will not have the inflatables this year, but we still want the kids to have something fun to do.... here is a sneak of what we have in store...

09/14/2020

Gaging interest here.... we have thought about getting some cloth masks with Shady Valley on them... who would want one? This is certainly not an item we have sold before so wasn’t sure how much interest there would be. Comment or send us a message, please!

😳😀 sneak peek!!
09/14/2020

😳😀 sneak peek!!

Our friends at Raceway are helping us out.... selling our hats for us. Send us a message for more info!
09/12/2020

Our friends at Raceway are helping us out.... selling our hats for us. Send us a message for more info!

Raceway Restaurant is helping out with the Shady Valley Cramberry Festival’s merchandise again this year. We currently have these hats in stock for anyone who would like to purchase them.

$20 a piece!

(Funds from the festival/merchandise benefit graduating seniors who are from Shady Valley via “The Olan Bentley Memorial Scholarship”)

Check out the Shady Valley Cranberry Festival page for more info!

09/10/2020

Today marks one month til the 2020 Cranberry Festival. This year will look a little different but we are still very much looking forward to having it!!
We already have several good vendors signed up and the craft vendor applications are still coming in!!

We can’t wait to see you next month!!

If you are interested in purchasing one early send us a message or call 423-739-2422 and leave a message!
09/10/2020

If you are interested in purchasing one early send us a message or call 423-739-2422 and leave a message!

Hats we will have for sale this year... Don’t they look awesome!?!?

Calling all quilters!! If you have a quilt that you would like to have displayed at this years festival, please contact ...
09/09/2020

Calling all quilters!!

If you have a quilt that you would like to have displayed at this years festival, please contact Glenda Shepherd. (Feel free to send her a message through Facebook- I have tagged her in the comments) She is helping us gather our quilts for this year!

Hats we will have for sale this year... Don’t they look awesome!?!?
09/09/2020

Hats we will have for sale this year... Don’t they look awesome!?!?

The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee
09/06/2020

The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee

Thanks to Tennessee Home & Farm for a nod to our efforts to welcome back native wild cranberries to Tennessee's Shady Valley. https://nature.ly/2GtFlTS

08/28/2020

‼️Important Announcement!!!!!
If you are a vendor or just plan to attend this year PLEASE READ! Thank you!

This year has been different than we all anticipated. Because of the Covid-19 virus, the Shady Valley Cranberry Festival Committee has decided to make some changes to our usual festival. Due to the encouragement of social distancing, we will not be able to have some of the things we have had in the past. We want to continue with this year’s festival to help keep the sense of community alive, while also, keeping our community safe.
We have decided to forgo our normal Friday night festivities. This will include our Bean Supper we have to raise money for the Olan Bentley Memorial Scholarship and our annual auction we have had to raise money for the school. Prior to Covid-19, we felt it was still important to continue with the auction to raise money for the upkeep of the school building. We plan to use the building to hold community events, help kids with school studies, and other things to keep the community together. We also plan continue to help with the education of the children in the Valley, which was what the Festival was created for! However, because our auction does draw a large crowd (which we are always thankful for), we thought it would be best to hold off this year since there was no way to distance people in our gym. Other options were considered, but this, we thought, was the best one. We will try to hold an auction at our Soup Supper in March (which the proceeds also go to the Olan Bentley Memorial Scholarship). Maybe, by then, we will be able to hold large gatherings again.
The main event on Saturday will still take place. Unfortunately, the Shady Valley Fire Department will not be having their annual pancake breakfast. However, the Shady Valley Preservation Society will be serving biscuits and gravy with sausage to all those interested. We will not have the parade, to help encourage distancing. This will keep people from gathering in large groups to watch the parade. Because of that, we will be beginning our festival an hour early (10am) and possibly go longer with it if the crowd persists. I’m sure our vendors will love the extra attention. We have also decided to not have the inflatables this year because of the difficulty of sanitizing between the kids playing in them. We are looking into other possibilities for the kids to do during our festival. We want them to be included too! We will still have live music, along with craft and food vendors set up outside, as well as in the building. We are also looking into options to spread our vendors out from each other to also encourage distancing. We are asking that any vendors that have sides to their tents, to bring them to help section off from other vendors (thinking at least two sides). We will encourage masks to be worn and encourage social distancing guidelines. We want this festival to be a great one, while keeping everyone safe.
2020 has certainly been a unique year for all of us. We hope next year we will be able to have the biggest and best Cranberry Festival yet! If anyone would like to make a donation, you can do that by sending it to either the Shady Valley Cranberry Festival or the Olan Bentley Memorial Scholarship at 423 Highway 133 Shady Valley, TN 37688. If anyone has any questions at all, feel free to contact us on Facebook at Shady Valley Cranberry Festival, by email at [email protected], or at the building at 423-739-2422.

Sheena Murray
Cranberry Festival President

08/12/2020

After much deliberation we are still going forward with planning the 2020 Cranberry Festival. Unless things change between now and October we believe we will be able to have the festival! Things will certainly look different and we may not have all the things we have always had, but we will still try to make this year just as great! Plans and details are still being worked out. We will keep you posted!

08/08/2020

On Tuesday the 11th we will be having a meeting at the building at 6:30. Anyone is welcome to come.

06/25/2020

We are beginning to send out our applications for this years festival!! Vendors will be set up on Saturday, October 10th! If you would like an application for craft vendors sent to you by email send us a message and we will get one sent over to you!!
If you are a vendor from previous years be sure to read over the application as we have changed some things from last year.

Have a question you need to ask? Feel free to send us a message too!

We are looking forward to this years festival!!

These are this years recipients of our Olan Bentley Memorial Scholarship for 2020. We are so proud of these graduates!!
05/19/2020

These are this years recipients of our Olan Bentley Memorial Scholarship for 2020. We are so proud of these graduates!!

03/15/2020

We have had people asking how to give donations because they were unable to attend the soup supper last night. If you would like to send a donation as well, you can make the check to “Olan Bentley Memorial Scholarship” and you can mail it to:
Olan Bentley Memorial Scholarship
423 Highway 133
Shady Valley, TN 37688.

Again, we thank all of you for your support!

Thank you so much to all who came out to support our soup supper tonight! We had a great crowd and TONS of soup!! All pr...
03/15/2020

Thank you so much to all who came out to support our soup supper tonight! We had a great crowd and TONS of soup!! All proceeds will be going to a senior (or as in this last year seniorS) who attended SV Elementary! This is for a great cause... our students education!

Soups are staring to roll in!! Be sure to come join us!!!
03/14/2020

Soups are staring to roll in!! Be sure to come join us!!!

All around the Valley there are soups being put together in crock pots to support the Olan Bentley Memorial Scholarship!...
03/14/2020

All around the Valley there are soups being put together in crock pots to support the Olan Bentley Memorial Scholarship!! Please come out and join us for this good cause!

03/12/2020

Soup supper is only 2 days away!!! Not only are you filling your belly with delicious soup you are supporting our students from Shady Valley Elementary School. The Olan Bentley Memorial Scholarship goes to a graduating senior who attended SV Elementary! Even though the school is closing the scholarship will continue!! So be sure to come on out Saturday starting at 4!

03/09/2020

Saturday is coming quick. We have several people signed up to bring soup and dessert! We can still use some soup!!! If you would like to make a soup to support the scholarship fund feel free to send us a message and we will put you down. Drop off for soups will be 3-3:30 (if you need other arrangements let us know).
Proceeds go to a wonderful cause!! So come out and support our students!

Two weeks from today will be our Olan Bentley Memorial Scholarship Soup Supper. We hope you will be able to come out and...
02/29/2020

Two weeks from today will be our Olan Bentley Memorial Scholarship Soup Supper. We hope you will be able to come out and join us and help support our scholarship fund in memory of a great man!
If you are interested in donating some soup please send us a message! We can always use more soup!!

Be sure to mark your calendars!!This years soup supper is set for Saturday, March 14th from 4-6:30.   We will have all y...
01/15/2020

Be sure to mark your calendars!!
This years soup supper is set for Saturday, March 14th from 4-6:30. We will have all you can eat soup served with cornbread and crackers... and don’t forget DESSERT!
This is a wonderful opportunity to help support our Olan Bentley Memorial Scholarship! This scholarship goes toward the college education of a graduating senior from Shady Valley.

More details to come! Send us a message with any questions!

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Highway 133
Shady Valley, TN
37688

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Stateline Stompers had a great time riding in the parade and clogging at the Cranberry Festival this year!!
Open House Saturday 11-3 Refreshments and a door prize!
Good Morning, Shady Valley. This is, Outlaw Whiskey Band. These guys will be playing the Cranberry Festival this Saturday, October 12th. They are looking forward to performing for you folks and getting to meet everyone!
I have created a group to contact parents in regards to the float. I realize that everyone doesn't have Facebook, so we can have the school do a call out or a letter once we finalize some plans. If you were missed, please message me, and I will add you to the group.
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Allicia Osborne
I have been trying to contact someone for information on vender requirements the message is not working on this page.if someone will call me at 768-2669
Priscilla Letterman
Is there a theme for the floats yet?