Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration

The historic Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration Grounds in Shelbyville, TN is home to The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration®, which takes place each year in late summer for the 11 days ending on the Saturday night before Labor Day.
  • Outdoor Arena
    Outdoor Arena
  • Calsonic Arena
    Calsonic Arena
  • Blue RIbbon Club
    Blue RIbbon Club

The TWHNC Grounds

TWHNC Grounds
TWHNC Grounds

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  • 105 Acres

  • Event management capability for 250,000 guests (Security/parking/contingency management)

  • 2 Outdoor arenas

  • 2 Indoor Arenas

  • 3 Indoor event centers with bar, kitchen

  • External ticketing

  • Controlled access with fencing

  • 2 fully equipped RV campgrounds

  • 1200 Stalls for horses, or can be used for festival booths

  • External stall management office (barn office)

  • 4000 Parking spaces (Separate controlled access VIP Parking)

Celebration Stadium

Outdoor Arena
Outdoor Arena

  • Completed in 1946

  • Field area of 45,000 Sq. Ft.

  • Track area 150ft x 300ft (45m x 90m)

  • Permanent Center Ring

  • Bleacher seating for 28,000

  • 2,183 Box Seats (6 people/box)

  • Wheelchair seating/accessibility

  • Satellite Concessions available

  • LED lighting (dim to 0%, instant restart)

  • 2 spotlights above stadium

  • Eight restrooms (4 women, 4 men with infant changing stations)

Calsonic Arena

Calsonic Arena
Calsonic Arena

Calsonic Arena – Seating

  • Interior volume 125,000 Sq Ft

  • Field area 45,000 Sq. Ft.

  • 52 ft ceiling height, with 4 spotlight towers, 2 hi intensity spotlights

  • LED lighting (dim to 0%, instant restart)

  • Concourse 18ft (5.4m) wide

  • Ticket office

  • Center Ring area 150ft x 300ft (45m x 90m)

  •  Warm-up ring 125ft x 250ft

  • Separate VIP Parking / Backstage Special Access


  • 18″ Seats, 9″ Leg room, All plastic, individual seats with backs and armrests

  • Wheelchair spaces / accessible

  • 4,469 permanent seats

  • Accomodation for 7000 seats where chairs are placed on field area

  • Box seats for 4,6, or 8 people

  • Heated for winter events, Summer cooled used 18 roof ventilators

  • Ticket Office, Show Office, Dressing Area & Hall of Fame Club all have central heating and A/C

  • 4 Restrooms, 2 women, 2 men, all with baby changing stations

Hall Of Fame Club

(Inside the Calsonic Arena)

  • Private Club for viewing any event in the Calsonic Arena

  • Can be used for social events, seated meal up 200 and for post-event or pre-event gatherings

  • Full Kitchen with stove/grill, refrigeration – allows ample room for catering setups in kitchen

Champions Arena

Champions Arena
Champions Arena

Champions Arena - Interior
Champions Arena – Interior
  • 125ft x 250ft

  • Total field area of 35,000 sq ft.

  • Bleacher seating for 150 people

  • Wheelchair access

  • Satellite concessions & vending available

  • 2 Restrooms 1 women, 1 men with baby-changing stations

  • Shower facilities in restrooms

  • 400w Metal Halide Lighting

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 Blue Ribbon Circle Club

Blue RIbbon Circle Club
Blue Ribbon Circle Club
  • Excellent building for private parties, wedding receptions

  • Kitchen area for catering

  • Private area / changing room