Robertson County Events

Sep 29
Smoke: A Ballad of the Night Riders

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SMOKE is the story of the conflict that arose from an effort to create an association of tobacco farmers designed to force companies to pay higher prices for their crop. During the early 1900’s, the struggle affected every family in the region known as the Black Patch. The conflict gave birth to the infamous "Night Riders", masked vigilantes who terrorized farmers that refused to join the movement through intimidation, vandalism, destruction of property, and eventually, violence. Long suppressed, the story now unfolds through the words and music of SMOKE. The musical score consists of original compositions and new arrangements of traditional folk music and will be performed with live period instruments in acoustic bluegrass-style, further enhancing historical accuracy.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO CHECK THE WEATHER AND DRESS APPROPRIATELY FOR THE EVENING

NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ALLOWED

Oct 1
Robertson County Republican Party Meeting

Robertson County Senior Center

Locust St.

Springfield, TN 37172

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Oct 1
4th Annual Miss Octoberfest of Middle TN

Greenbrier Elementary School

2658 Highway 41 S

Greenbrier, TN 37073

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Oct 1
Quilt Show

Robertson County Fairgrounds

Springfield, TN 37172

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Oct 4
Robertson County Candidate Forum

Highland Crest Campus

150 Laureate Ave.

Springfield, TN 37172

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Join us Tuesday, October 4th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Highland Crest College Campus for the 2016 Robertson County Candidate Forum. This event will allow you an opportunity to get to know the candidates and hear what their positions are on local issues.

Please submit your questions via email to josborne@robertsonchamber.org, due to time restrictions all questions may not be asked. However, we will submit questions to the candidates after the event and publish the answers at a later date.

Oct 7
Veteran Service Office Dedication

Greenbrier City Hall

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Oct 7
Customer Appreciation Day: Springfield Electric

1000 Central Ave.

Springfield, TN 37172

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Oct 7
Springfield Rotary Club's Golf Scramble

The Legacy Golf Course

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Oct 8
October in Orlinda

Orlinda City Park

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Oct 15
Cunningham Show & Shine

Cunningham Motors

2516 Memorial Blvd.

Springfield, TN 37172

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Oct 20
SPIRIT

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Each Fall since 2002, David Alford's play, Spirit: The Authentic History of the Bell Witch of Tennessee, has been produced on the grounds of the Bell School in Adams, the very land settled by John Bell and where the hauntings took place. As the play says, "In this place, on this ground" — only yards from the graves of the Bell family. The play is performed by professional actors from Nashville as well as local talent.

SPIRIT is based on Richard Williams Bell’s memoir entitled Our Family Trouble. Written as a journal in 1846, the manuscript was first published as a chapter in M.V. Ingram's The Authenticated History of the Bell Witch in 1894. Richard Williams Bell's memoir is the only known eyewitness account of the Bell Witch hauntings, which took place between 1818 and 1820 in the Bell home in Adams. Ingram honored the Bell family's request that the account not be published until after all of John Bell Sr.'s immediate family had passed away.

In 1804, middle Tennessee was still the frontier. That year, for reasons never fully explained, John Bell uprooted his large household from North Carolina and settled in rugged Red River, now Adams. Some time later, strange noises were heard in the house. The sounds slowly evolved into an eerie voice that called itself Kate. She tormented the Bell family, moving objects with invisible hands, even pinching and slapping members of the household.

Kate held particular hatred for John Bell and Betsy, his youngest daughter. Betsy bore the brunt of the witch’s physical abuse for years, even when guests would visit the Bell home to be “entertained” by the witch. Even Gen. Andrew Jackson, who knew John Bell Jr., reportedly encountered the Spirit, prompting the remark "I'd rather fight the British in New Orleans than to have to fight the Bell Witch." The events culminated in John Bell’s mysterious death in 1820, for which Kate gleefully claimed responsibility, even singing bawdy songs at his funeral.

Word of the events quickly spread, and today the legend is known worldwide. Countless theories have emerged to explain the phenomenon, but the mystery of the Bell Witch remains unsolved to this day. Today, visitors come from around the world to Adams to get a closer look at the site of the Bell Witch hauntings.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO CHECK THE WEATHER AND DRESS APPROPRIATELY FOR THE EVENING

NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ALLOWED

 

Oct 20
Elvis - A Night with the King

Smiley Hollow

5937 Smiley Hollow Rd.

Goodlettsville, TN 37072

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Oct 22
Unhinged Hosts "October-Fest"

Unhinged

2606 Highway 41 S

Greenbrier, TN 37073

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Oct 22
Robertson County United Way Bump in the Night Bash

Robertson County Courthouse Square

Springfield, TN 37172

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Oct 29
Boo Bash Dash

Travis Price Park

Springfield, TN 37172

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Oct 31
Chili Off The Square

Robertson County Senior Center

601 Locust St.

Springfield, TN 37172

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Nov 4
The Christmas Sampler

The Center

401 N. Main St.

Springfield, TN 37172

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https://sites.google.com/site/thechristmassampler/home

 

Nov 4
Springfield Memorial Gardens Hosts "The Moving Wall"

Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home & Cremation Center

4005 Memorial Blvd.

Springfield, TN 37172

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Nov 4
Red River Farms Barn Sale

Red River Farms

5350 Draper Rd.

Springfield, TN 37172

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Nov 7
Youth Mental Heath First Aid

Highland Crest Campus

Springfield, TN 37172

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Nov 19
Christmas on the Square

Downtown Springfield on the Historic Courthouse Square

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Announcing the The 2016 Christmas on the Square and Christmas Parade Theme is "A Candyland Christmas"! If you are interested in being a vendor at Christmas on the Square or being in our Christmas Parade Click on this link: http://www.robertsonchamber.org/news_events/christmas_on_the_square_christmas_parade