Evening show moving to 5:00 p.m.

After consulting with the National Weather Service in Nashville this morning the decision has been made to move the beginning of this evening’s performance to 5 pm. Based on the Weather Service’s latest information it appears the heaviest rainfall will not hit until 10 pm and after.

Fortunately, they predict that all the rain will be out of the area by 7 pm Tuesday. 

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2021 Celebration Events

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History – The Tennessee Walking Horse National Museum is a quick 15 minute trip to Wartrace, the “Cradle of the Tennessee Walking Horse.” It’s open every day of The Celebration from 10am-4pm, except on Sunday when it’s open from 1-4pm. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.

 

Shopping – Great shopping awaits you when you visit this year’s Celebration. We’ve assembled over 75 specialty vendors, almost three times as many as last year! You’ll find tack, gifts, jewelry, art, crafts, clothing, and so much more. During the day you’ll want to visit the vendors in Calsonic Arena and the barn area. When you return at night, you’ll find even more in Celebration Arena.


Food – For 83 years Bedford County and the local civic clubs have been the backbone of The Celebration. When you come to the show, the Jaycees will help you park, members of the Lions Club will greet you at the entrance and sell you a program, and hundreds of other volunteers will be manning the concession stands to support their clubs. Our community organizations take great pride in the food they offer to guests and have helped to give The Celebration the reputation of having some of the best eats of any event you’ll attend. You’ll find country ham sandwiches, ribeye steak sandwiches, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, cotton candy, fried oreos, donuts and more served up by the Kiwanis Club, Band Boosters, Community Lions Club, VFW, East Bedford Civic Club, and Optimist Club. There’s also Prater’s BBQ, Sir Pizza,  and Alfonso’s Mexican Food. If you’re planning to join us at the show, don’t eat before you come!

9am Morning Performance (Calsonic Arena)

5pm TWHBEA National Futurity (Calsonic Arena)

Presented by the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association, this year’s show has added two and three-year-old “Rookie” classes for horses that have never shown in a driving or under saddle class. For more information, contact TWHBEA at 931-359-1574.

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9am Morning Performance (Calsonic Arena)

7pm Evening Performance (Celebration Arena) Ticketed Event

Opening Night – A solid white Tennessee Walking Horse will enter Celebration Arena promptly at 7pm carrying our nation’s colors to kick off our first night in the Big Oval. Get your whittling stick and pull up a chair with your friends to enjoy our opening night under the lights. As is tradition, the first class will showcase our young riders 6-11 years of age.

Deadline for Celebration Art Contest

Open to everyone! Work will be displayed in Calsonic Arena during the show and prizes will be awarded. For more information, call or text Dee Foster at 931-205-2098.

 

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9am Morning Performance (Calsonic Arena)

Lunch Food Truck Fair (Farmers Market Pavilion)

Enjoy lunch at a variety of food trucks. To be a food truck vendor, contact Warren Wells, wwells@twhnc.com

7pm Evening Performance (Celebration Arena) Ticketed Event

9am Morning Performance (Calsonic Arena)

Lunch Food Truck Fair (Farmers Market Pavilion)

Enjoy lunch at a variety of food trucks. To be a food truck vendor, contact Warren Wells, wwells@twhnc.com

Noon Entry Deadline for Lead Line WGC

5pm Entry Deadline for Yearling WGC

7pm Evening Performance (Celebration Arena) Ticketed Event

Hat Night – Wear your favorite Kentucky Derby styled hat and join us as we crown the first two World Grand Champions of 2021 from the Lead Line and Yearling divisions, plus get our first glance at some of the contenders for the ultimate WGC title in the Aged Stallions classes.

8am Community Worship Service (Celebration Arena, North Turn)

The Bedford County Ministerial Association invites you to join them for a time of worship and music in the Big Oval. In the event of rain, the service will be moved to Calsonic Arena.

9am Celebration Shootout Golf Tournament (Riverbend Country Club)

This event is sure to sell out. To register or sponsor, contact Jessica Wells at 931-212-3791 or jessicastinsonwells@gmail.com 

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Lunch Food Truck Fair (Farmers Market Pavilion)

Enjoy lunch at a variety of food trucks. To be a food truck vendor, contact Warren Wells, wwells@twhnc.com

1pm Walking Horse Trainers’ Auxiliary Dog Show (Champions Arena)

This annual tradition is a fun event for locals, visitors, and students. Bring your 4-legged friend and join the fun. For more information contact Candy Green at 931-580-8378 or Sarah Smith at 931-580-5085.

1pm Stable Decorating Contest Judging

Representatives from the Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce and The Celebration will be on the grounds from 1-3pm to judge the annual Stable Decorating Contest. While you’re at the show, be sure to stroll through the grounds and admire the beautifully decorated stables that are the home-away-from-home of our show’s stars. Anyone who would like their stable to be judged should enter my Noon on Saturday 8/28.

7pm Evening Performance (Celebration Arena) Ticketed Event

9am Morning Performance (Calsonic Arena)

7pm Evening Performance (Celebration Arena) Ticketed Event

Fan Appreciation Dollar Night – We say “thank you” to the world’s greatest horse show fans with $1 general admission tickets and select $1 items at the concession stands.

Noon Entry Deadline for Thursday Night WGC Classes

5pm Entry Deadline for Weanling WGC

7pm Evening Performance (Celebration Arena) Ticketed Event

Fan Appreciation Dollar Night – We say “thank you” to the world’s greatest horse show fans with $1 general admission tickets and select $1 items at the concession stands.

Noon Entry Deadline for Friday Night WGC Classes

7pm Evening Performance (Celebration Arena) Ticketed Event

Lunch Food Truck Fair (Farmers Market Pavilion)

With championship entries required to be stabled on the grounds 48 hours prior to competing, this will be a happening place. Come early to watch the morning workouts of our championship contenders, do some shopping in Calsonic Arena and enjoy lunch at a variety of food trucks. To be a food truck vendor, contact Warren Wells, wwells@twhnc.com

Noon Entry Deadline for Saturday Night WGC Classes

7pm Evening Performance (Celebration Arena) Ticketed Event

Lunch Food Truck Fair (Farmers Market Pavilion)

With championship entries required to be stabled on the grounds 48 hours prior to competing, this will be a happening place. Come early to watch the morning workouts of our championship contenders, do some shopping in Calsonic Arena and enjoy lunch at a variety of food trucks. To be a food truck vendor, contact Warren Wells, wwells@twhnc.com

7pm Evening Performance (Celebration Arena) Ticketed Event

Military and First Responders Appreciation Night – Wear your red, white and blue and join us as we recognize the courage and sacrifice made by the members of our nation’s military and first responders. Riders competing on Military Appreciation Night will be riding in memory of a Fallen Hero and we’ve teamed up with the Woody Williams Foundation to welcome Gold Star Families as our special guests. The Celebration is offering free tickets, parking and drink tickets to all veterans and first responders. Those tickets can be reserved by calling 931-684-5915 or picked up at the Celebration office during regular business hours.

Lunch Food Truck Fair (Farmers Market Pavilion)

With championship entries required to be stabled on the grounds 48 hours prior to competing, this will be a happening place. Come early to watch the morning workouts of our championship contenders, do some shopping in Calsonic Arena and enjoy lunch at a variety of food trucks. To be a food truck vendor, contact Warren Wells, wwells@twhnc.com

7pm Evening Performance (Celebration Arena) Ticketed Event

Witness twelve World Grand Championship events, culminating with the crowning of the Tennessee Walking Horse Champion of the World!

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