April 2022

30Apr10:00 am12:00 pmTeapot Festival Parade


Event Details

The Teapot Festival Parade begins at 10am on Saturday, April 30, at Trenton Elementary School.


“Beginning early in 1981, John W. Melton, administrator of the Gibson County General Hospital developed the idea of a “teapot festival;” to draw attention on the rare collection of Porcelain Veilleuses. His idea was favorably received by the city council. Melton served as the first Festival Chairman.

The festival has grown into a week long event beginning with a ceremonial Lighting of the Teapots and culminates in the Annual Grand Parade.

The Teapot Festival begins with the lighting of the teapots ceremony at City Hall.  Music and fireworks show highlight the first evening of the festival.  Other highlights include a parade and the chocolate extravaganza.  Tennis and softball tournaments, along with other athletic competitions, are featured each day during the festival.

An arts & crafts show, antique car exhibition, fireworks, display and street dance highlight the final day of the event.  The teapots may be viewed all year round, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.  When City Hall is closed, visitors ask the firemen next door to get the key for them.”


For information about the event, contact Trenton City Hall at: (731) 855-2013.


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Trenton Elementary School

811 S College St, Trenton, TN 38382