Mark your calendar for a fun-filled family day. Saturday, September 24th will be the 10th William Walton Harvest Festival. The event will take place in Downtown Carthage. The lawn of the Historic Courthouse and streets will be filled with pioneer demonstrators, vendors, food trucks, Zero Gravity reverse bungee attraction, Rackley Roofing’s Zipline and a Duck Race fundraiser hosted by Smith County Pregnancy Help Center.
Throughout the day there will be live entertainment special presentations and re-enactments on the stage in front of the Historic Courthouse. The 2022 Harvest Queen Pageant will be held at 4 p.m. Beautifully Broken will perform in the Free evening concert at 7 p.m.
William Walton was one of the first settlers in the area. In 1804 he sold around 50 acres of land for $1.00 to create what would become a the Town of Carthage. He also donated land for the first school in Carthage. In 1997 the Town of Carthage recognized William Walton as one of Tennessee’s greatest citizens of the 18th-19th centuries for his contributions to the advancement of the community.
The William Walton Harvest Festival celebrates the history of Smith County. If you are interested in being a vendor or need more information about the event contact the Smith County Chamber of Commerce at 615-735-2093.