Mayor Sain, Mayor McTizic, and Chairperson Garrison with the West Tennessee Regional Coordinator of Public Affairs for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Colleen Coury.

The Forest Festival Revival

With the help of a grant from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Hardeman County will again host the Forest Festival in 2018.
The event will be chaired by Tina Garrison, who is a member of the Hardeman County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and committees will be formed to chair the events.
Disbanded after the 2007 event, the festival will feature a Miss Tennessee preliminary pageant, air shows, parades, fashion shows, equipment shows, logger breakfast, forestry education seminars, tennis tournaments, golf tournaments and other activities in late September, with specific dates to be determined at a later date.
Hardeman County Mayor Jimmy Sain, who accepted the grant on behalf of the county, said, “It is important that we pick up the festival and continue with it. The forestry industry is very important to Hardeman County and the State of Tennessee. The festival gives us the opportunity to shine a light on the industry and thank those that support it. I appreciate Commissioner Templeton for the partnership.”