“Cookin’ in Keg County” includes hundreds of pages of recipes – including one for moonshine, and a set of stories about the importance of “white lightning” to families here in early part of the 20th Century. The 300-page cookbook was compiled by the Hickman County Chamber of Commerce, which is selling it for $12 at its office on the Public Square in Centerville. The moonshine stories come from interviews with James Hassell, Junior Bates and John T. Givens, whose families were involved with the backwoods industry during a time when living off the land was the only work available for many folks. The cookbook’s cover, designed by artist Dodie Lovett, depicts a scene at a still.
The Hickman County Chamber of Commerce will host the 3rd Annual Keg County Poker Run will be held May 7th. Registration begins at 10am at RiverPark in Centerville. Bikes leave out at 11am. Come out and enjoy the beautiful country roads Hickman County has to offer and visit our local merchants. The willing hand will receive $750 and the 2nd place hand, worst hand and the greatest distance traveled will win $200 each. For more information contact the Chamber at (931) 729-5300.
Looking for a fun weekend full of treasure hunting and bargains? Head to Hickman County, Tennessee on June 3rd & 4th for its Community Wide Yard Sale. Last year almost 100 sales signed up and more are expected this year! Look for signs along Highways 50, 48 & 100 throughout the towns of Centerville, Bon Aqua, Lyles, Nunnelly and Pinewood. Click on the picture to visit the Facebook Event.
The 24th Annual Grinders Switch Music & Arts Festival will be held Septemer 10th from 10am until 11pm. We typically have approximately 2,500 attend the festival yearly. If you are interested in becoming a vendor please download the registration paperwork below and send it to the Hickman County Chamber of Commerce. If you have questions please call us at (931) 729-5300.