Annual Events and Festivals

Celebrate springtime in downtown Brownsville with a variety of food, music and entertainment

Annually, in May – Music, Arts & Crafts, Classic Car Cruise-In and more

Three well-known Blues pioneers called Brownsville Tennessee home; Hammie Nixon, Yank Rachell and “Sleepy” John Estes. The last home of Sleepy John is located on the grounds of the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center and all concerts during the Exit 56 Blues Fest will be held from his porch.

Brownsville is proud of its Blues Heritage and invite you to help celebrate this legacy by joining us for the Exit 56 Blues Fest … located just off of “Music Highway.” (Tennessee Interstate 40) All events are Admission FREE!

Experience Birding at Its Best: Unique outdoor adventures and over 200 species of birds await you on the Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge. Event will include special speakers and demonstrations, hikes, and vendors. Perfect for seasoned birders or beginners. Held annually on the weekend after Memorial

Celebrating the heritage and legacy of Flagg Grove School along with its most famous student, Anna Mae Bullock, known worldwide as Tina Turner. Tina Turner Heritage Days is held each year on the 4th weekend of September at the Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville. Fans from all over the world visit during this time to get to know each other, tour Nutbush and celebrate the music of their favorite singer.

The Hatchie Fall Fest is Brownsville Tennessee’s largest celebration and is held annually on the third Saturday of October. The beautiful historic court square is the official festival grounds and offers visitors an excellent shopping opportunity with local retailers.
This community event is all about the family and highlights the best of Brownsville and Haywood County. Civic-minded businesses and organizations sponsor the annual event that is offered admission-free and open to everyone.
Local and regional artist are featured during live all-day performances ranging from gospel to blues to rock and include dramatic skits. The concerts are free to the public and sponsored in part through a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Jackson Arts Council.
Games and activities for all ages are offered throughout the day.
Attractions include a rock climbing wall, cooking contests, pet show and blessing of the pets, kid’s games, our famous frozen T-shirt contest (video of the contest was featured on the Game Show Network in 2008), over a hundred arts and crafts vendors, and an impressive selection of

Annually, in October
Brownsville merchants invite children up to age 12 to “Trick or Treat with Me” in the early evening hours.
These merchants will be open late to greet children and share treats. These businesses are located along West Main St., around the court square, East Main St. and Sunny Hill Cove behind McDonald’s.
Afterwards, children are invited to a special “Charity Trunk or Treat” in the parking lot of the Brownsville Funeral Home with proceeds benefiting the March of Dimes.