Town of
Historic Granville, Tennessee

931.653.4151
Granville Museum
169 Clover Street • Granville, TN 38564

Come see why people from all over the south visit the 1880's Sutton General Store, Granville Museum,
Sutton Homestead,
Pioneer Village, and Antique Car Museum.
Granville is located on the waterfront of Cordell Hull Lake just an hour outside Nashville.

Historic Granville, TN — Tennessee's Mayberry Town.

Open Wed - Friday 10 am - 3 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sutton Homestead Open Wed - Friday 12 - 3 pm, Sat 12 - 5:00 pm

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3rd Annual Upper Cumberland Wine Festival in Historic Granville, TN

 

April 14th, 12pm~5pm
Featuring the Wineries of the Upper Cumberland Wine Trail!

DelMonaco Winery · Stonehaus Winery
Highland Manor Winery · Holly Ridge Winery
Red Barn Winery · Northfield Vineyards
Cellar 53 Winery · Chestnut Hill Winery

FOOD · MUSIC · WINE · SHOPPING


We're Celebrating the 1940's!
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Tickets:
21 & older ~ $15 per person
Designated drivers ~ $10
16 to 21 year olds ~ $10
15 and under are free!

Day of purchase at the Festival Gate ~ $20
Tickets are also available at participating Wineries & Sutton General Store


$15 when buying tickets at Sutton General Store, uppercumberlandwinetrail.com and participating wineries. $20 at the gate.

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A little history, a little spooky and a whole lot of fun!  Tour through town and experience the hauntings.  Tours begin at 6 pm with the last tour starting at 8 pm.   Food, Music and Check-In at the Granville Veterans Park.  Dinner available each night.  Ghouls and Goblins Galore!  Reservations preferred 931-653-4151.  Admission $10 (Advance ticket $8).  Come play with us!

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Photo:  Margie Harris Dill and the late Edna Forbes hol a quilt that they made for the Seniors of
Watertgown High School in 2010 with picture of each student on quilt.  Edna Forbes is the 2017
Granville Quilt Festival Memorial Honoree.

Quilt 2017

Photo:  Margie Klenke, the 2017 Granville Festival Honoree, is pictured withone of her award
winning quilts at the Tennessee State Fair.



One of the major features of the Granville Fall Celebration each year for the last 18 years has been the Quilt
Festival held at the 1896 Historical Granville United Methodist Church. This event on October 7th will feature around
150 quilts from all over Middle Tennessee 21 classes of competition. There are three place winners in each category
with a best of show award as well.

Each year the show honors a individual who has excelled in quilting as well as a memorial honoree. The 2017
Show will honor Maggie Klenke of Smith County who has become one of Middle Tennessee’s most noted
Quilters. She began about 10 years ago as she began to think about retirement. She joined the Lebanon
Piecemaker’s Quilt Club and became obsessed with quilting. She started with baby quilts and has made quilts
of all types since that time. She purchased a quilting machine and has developed many new techniques.

Maggie is known for her award winning quilts at fairs and quilt shows and was juried into an AOS show with
a hand-stitched Hawaiian quilt. Her best project is a replica of a mosaic wall in the Taj Mahal that took her
three years to complete. She states she has met many wonderful people through quilting and made some
close friends, which was the reason she started down the path. Her great collection of work will be displayed
in the altar of the church on October 7th.

The show will also honor the late Edna Gannon Forbes of Shop Springs. Edna was married to the late
Sammy Forbes and worked for South Central Bell for 36 years. She had three children and at our retirement
she would go to quilting friends home to quilt and fellowship. She decided there was a need for a location to quilt
on a regular basis so in 2004 they purchased the old Coffee Grocery Store in Shop Springs and made it into the
Shop Springs Quilt Store. She operated this till her death in 2014 and made it into a great quilt shop that served
the Middle Tennessee area. She loved helping people with their quilting problems and giving encouragement
To all. Quilting lessons were provided and many great quilters began with Edna. Her family states that because
of our mothers efforts all her grand daughters were exposed to quilting, have her quilts and have the knowledge
to pass her quilting legacy on to their children. Her family will display her quilts in a special memorial display
in her memory.

Both ladies will be honored in a special ceremony on October 7th at 9:30 a.m. at the Pruett Stage across from
The Methodist Church. The Quilt Festival on October 7th is from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A quilt turning will
Be conducted at Sutton Homestead from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., demonstrations of modern quilting
Techniques, quilting demonstrations, and the new Granville Quilters Attic Shop with be open.

Entries for the Granville Quilt Festival will be taken on October 5th from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the
Jackson County U T Extension Office, 757 Grundy Quarles Highway, Gainesboro and at the Granville
United Methodist Church, Granville For more information call Rebecka Head at 931-268-9437.
A complete list of categories are at granvilletn.com.

101st Airborne Division Band
RendezGroove - 101st Airborne Division's premier small band


101st Airborne Divisions’s premier small band and they will be featured at Historic
Granville Jazz on the Cumberland on October 7th at 1:30 p.m. at the Granville Veterans Park. The band performs
popular music and instrumental music. Their music performances from Jazz, Soul, to Comptemporary Pop with a distinct
focus on the instrumental tradition. Their inspirations range from Mike Davis to more modern artists such as
Postmodern Jukebox.  The band will be part of the Veterans Appreciation Service at 3:00 p.m. honoring World War II Veterans.

Jazz on the Cumberland will also feature Smith County Jazz Band at 11:00 a.m.,Jackson County High School Jazz Band at 11:30,
The Big Band Sound at 12:00, and the Blues Brokers at 3:15 p.m.

Granville’s weekly Bluegrass Dinner Show will serve dinner at 5:00 and 6:30 p.m.
With Bluegrass Dinner show beginning at 6:00 p.m. featuring John Tomlin & Company
With radio taping to begin at 7:00 p.m. For reservations call 931-653-4151.

The Fall Celebration will also feature a entertainment stage which will feature the
following: Evermean Evergreens Cloggers at 10:00 and 1:00 p.m., Freedom Belles
World War II USO Music at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Feelin Groovy- 1960’s Music
At 12:15 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.. A World II Maneuvers Re-enactment “Pattons
Ridge Through Tennessee” will be performed at 11:45 and 2:15 p,.m.

For more information call 931-653-4151 or granvilletn.com.
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The 3rd Annual Granville Cornbread & Moonshine Festival on May 6th will feature
Moonshine Stories of Yesteryear as a special feature of the annual festival. Dr. Op
Walker of Cookeville will share “Dry Hollow Moonshine” stories in the Pioneer
Village at 2:00 p.m. Dr. Walker will share stories of his father Oscar L. Walker
that was a noted moonshiner in Overton County. He walked almost everywhere
he went, carrying as much moonshine as possible. When going on some trips
he rode old Dina his mule. He was known in the Upper Cumberland for the
quality of his moonshine. The picture shows him after he was released from the
Celina Jail where he stood before a judge for delivering his moonshine to the area.
The judge had compassion on Dad and let him go because he was so poor and had to
survive. Walker raised 12 children in which Dr. Walker is the youngest. His dedication
to his family was unmatched. His transition from moonshine was also remarkable.
He became a greens-keeper at the Dayton (Ohio) Country Club. He became a
Christian in 1946 and stopped all connection with alcohol.

Other moonshine storytelling will be done at 11:00 a.m. by Leon Jeans who will
portray Raef Hollister of Andy Griffith Show; 1:00 p.m. by Arno Hatcher of Celina;
and 3:00 p.m. Mayberry Moonshine- Sutton Store Players performing Andy
Griffith scene. Moonshine tasting will be done Short Mountain Distillery
And Jug Creek Distillery of Wilson County. Also on display will be the General
Lee and the Hazzard County Patrol Car of Dukes of Hazzard. For more information
Call 931-653-4151 or granvilletn.com.

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