Local residents will have to wait a little longer for the 2016 Viola Valley Homecoming. The event has been pushed back two months.
In years past, the event started on a Friday night with Rumble in the Valley Truck and Tractor Pull, followed by Saturday’s daylong activities.
“We’ve separated the event this year,” said Debbie Smartt, who is one of the organizers. “We’re going to offer the tractor pull on Aug. 27 and Viola Valley Homecoming on Oct. 8. That’s going to be a big change for people. Everyone expects Viola Valley Homecoming to be in August.”
The decision was made in an attempt to access cooler weather.
“We are trying to get away from the hot weather,” said Smartt. “People would come for the morning activities and leave. They wouldn’t stay for the other activities because it was too hot. We’re hoping to change that. For now, we have settled on Oct. 8. Everything else will be the same.”
Rumble in the Valley Truck and Tractor Pull will be held Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 per adult, $5 for children ages 6-12, and free for kids 5 and under. The event is sanctioned by the Middle Tennessee Pullers Association. Both sanctioned and non-sanctioned classes will be offered. Concessions will be available and tractor pull T-shirts will be on sale.
Viola Valley Homecoming will offer several activities throughout the day, including a baking contest for cobblers, balloon sculptures, karaoke contest, a fun run, country store, mini train exhibit, silent auction, mini pedal tractor pull, live music, and the finale being The On the Road Again Show.
For more information on Rumble in the Valley Truck and Tractor Pull, contact Samuel McColloch at 224-6204.