The 11 days leading up to Labor Day are a highlight each year in Shelbyville. This is the Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration. Founded in 1939, this festivity of Tennessee’s trademark horse is king. During this time, the National Grand Champion is named as well as champions in 20 different competition classes with thousands in prizes awarded each year. Both amateur and professional horses compete. In addition to this, there is a dog show, barn decorating contest, and music festival. With free admission to the general area, reserved seating in the grandstands, and box seats available, there are things to do for any price range.
Many Arts, One House
If you want art, dance, music, or theater, then you only have to go to the Fly Arts Center. The Fly Arts Center supports the county’s history museum, the Bradford County Players, and the art gallery. With galleries on display year round and youth classes to teach children the wonders of art, there is something for people of every age. Youth and adult programs are also found with the Bradford County Players where adult programs run side by side with the youth theater program, encouraging children to take center stage just like the adults do. The Center offers both traditional theater and dinner theater.
Delicious at Every Tu
Family is the cornerstone of country life and no places represent that better than in the restaurants in Shelbyville. Try the traditional Southern buffet at Our House or Our House Too, where the food is fresh, and service is always with a smile. If pizza is the choice of the night, then skip the chain pizza places and go to Bocelli Gourmet Pizza and Pasta Shoppe for an Italian meal the way it is supposed to be. If you want a taste of something more exotic Yamato’s provides all your Japanese favorites from bento boxes to sushi.