This year marks three decades of Viola Valley Homecoming, which kicks off next Saturday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. with Rumble in the Valley Truck and Tractor Pull.
Viola Valley Homecoming is a two-part event beginning with the tractor pull, followed by a day-long festival on Saturday, Sept. 30. The annual event is a fundraiser by the Viola Valley Homecoming Commission with proceeds going toward town improvements including its playground, tennis court, and town square restoration.
Rumble in the Valley is a Middle Tennessee Tractor Pullers Association event with all MTPA-sanctioned classes. It attracts pullers from across Tennessee and Kentucky. Sanctioned classes: 4300 mini trucks, 5500 super stock trucks, 5500 economy hot rod tractors, 6200 LLSS tractors, 6200 pro stock trucks, and 8000 2.5 diesel trucks. Non-sanctioned classes will also be available.
On Sept. 30, the theme for the festival will be “Good Old Days.” Currently, the schedule of activities is being finalized. It will kick off with a parade, followed by float judging, balloons, clogging, Western re-enactment, karaoke contest, cobbler contest, mini pedal pull, live music, general store, exhibits, vendors, and will end with The On The Road Again Show.
“We are very fortunate in having several businesses agreeing to sponsor us,” said Debbie Smartt, one of the event organizers. “Our three main sponsors are Kidd Ford, Tennessee Valley Tractor and Equipment, and Al White Ford in Manchester.”
Celebrate the 30th homecoming in the town of Viola and support a good cause during Rumble in the Valley Truck and Tractor Pull on Aug. 26.