The 24th Annual Granville Heritage Day Antique Car & Tractor Show has become one of Tennessee’s largest annual shows. This year's Car Show will honor Jeff Jackson of Castalian Springs. Jeff is a collector of International Harvester trucks. His passion for them began with his grandfather using them as a Grade A milk producer in Western Colorado. Jeff has a large collection and does the restoration on each vehicle himself. Among his collection are vehicles that have won numerous national awards, and he will be bringing five of those to the show on May 28th.
The Memorial Honoree for the Show will be the late Bob Jones of Mt. Juliet who has been instrumental in the developing of antique car shows in Middle Tennessee. Bob will be recognized for being one of the first members of the Mid Tenn Region Antique Car Club.
The Show will offer 56 classes of competition with three place trophies awarded in each class In addition, other special awards will be presented. The show registration is from 9:00 a.m. to12:00 noon at 6800 Granville Highway on the banks of the Cordell Hull Lake. The cost of registration is $15.00 and each driver entering will be given a free festival admission ticket. The show will have drive-thru judging, and cars cannot be parked till they go through judging. Sponsors for this year's event are Shenandoah Mills, Bates Ford, Middle Tennessee Office Equipment, Diamond Plastics, Rockie Williams Premier Dodge, Chrysler Jeep and Wilson County Automotive.
The 24th Annual Antique Tractor & Engine Show will also be held on the 28th with numerous special awards given. This part of the event is sponsored by Hix Brother’s Tractor Service, Inc. and will honor James Earnest of Bloomington Springs. The show is from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Granville Heritage Day will also feature the Uncle Jimmy Thompson Bluegrass Festival, Craftsmen Festival, Living History Demonstrations, Craft Booths, Children Rides and Entertainment, Great Food, eight museums to visit, and plenty of shopping. No visit to Granville is complete without a visit to the T. B. Sutton General Store, recognized throughout the South as one of the best general stores to visit.
Admission to the festival is $5.00, and everyone must pay admission to attend any part of the festival. Parking is $5.00 per car. For more information visit this wesbsite or call 931-653-4151 Wednesday - Saturday.