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Historic Granville Tennessee's Mayberry Town Scarecrows Have Arrived!


Historic Granville-Tennessee's Mayberry Town announced today their great fall lineup of events for the month of October. Granville will be celebrating the entire month of October with events that include the Scarecrow, Quilt and Old Time Craftsmen Festivals.

The theme will be “Magic in Mayberry” as the entire town will be adorned with fall

decorations, as well as 100 real like characters and some 400 fall scarecrows. The main street of Granville will have new signage on all buildings with each building staged as a

building you might find in the town of Mayberry.

Granville has just received the new Mayberry characters pictured above. These characters are hand painted by artist, Fallon Hamilton of Lebanon. Hamilton is a native of Kansas City Missouri where she started painting as a child and received additional training at several different colleges. She has been painting as a full time business since 1995 and has created several other art installations in Granville, including a farm mural in the Farm to Your Table Museum and work in the Mayberry—I Love Lucy Museum.

Granville will be hosting the Fall Celebration on October 3rd with the theme of "The Streets of Mayberry Come to Life" which will include the grand opening of the Scarecrow Festival, Quilt and Old Time Craftsmen Festival as well as Jazz, Bluegrass and 1960's music.

The Quilt Show will include the quilts of Brenda Curtis, Manager of Historic Granville. Brenda has been quilting and collecting quilts since she was a child and a great selection of her collection will decorate the Historic Granville United Methodist Church for the entire month of October. Old Time Craftsmen will include demonstrations at the Grist Mill, Basket Weaving, Blacksmith, Pottery, Sorghum Making, Apple Cider Mill, Wood Carving, Primitive Cooking, Loom Operating, Broom Making, Indian Crafts, Chair Bottoming and Woodworking. Craftsmen will be demonstrating on October 3 at the Pioneer Village. Each day during October there will be Craftsmen in Pioneer Village demonstrating their talents and selling their crafted items. A Craftsmen Schedule is available on our website at www.grantvilletn.com

Granville will also be hosting the Annual Ghost Walk and Dinner with this year’s theme, "Chills and Thrills on Clover Street" on October 23 & 24th. Reservations are now open for this event by calling 931-653-4151 or purchasing your advance ticket on our website at www.granvilletn.com. The month of October is a great time to visit Historic Granville and enjoy a special southern lunch at Sutton General Store, tour the new Mayberry I Love Lucy Museum and Farm to Table Museum, tour the Historic Sutton Home with a new theme, "Aunt Bee's Kerosene Pickles & Life in a Small Mayberry Town” and visit the other many museums and Pioneer Village.

The Sutton Ole Time Bluegrass Music Show and Dinner occurs each Saturday night by reservation year round. Granville being a small town is a very safe place to visit and enjoy with social distancing observed, masks required in all buildings and other guidelines of State of Tennessee observed. For more information visit granvilletn.com or call 931-653-4151 or 931-653-4544

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