April 2022

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Event Details

Teapot Festival Schedule

4/24 – Opening Ceremonies, 4:30pm

4/25 – Prayer Breakfast, 7am & Parade Marshall Reception, 11am

4/25 – Teapot Trot 5k, 6pm & Pet Parade, 6pm & Teapot Trivia, 7pm

4/26 – Walk to School, 7am & Teapot Flower Show, 12pm – 2pm

4/26 – Trenton Music Fest, 6pm

4/27 – Community Churches Concert, 6pm, free admission

4/28 – Teapot Health Fair, 9am – 12pm

4/28 – Bingo, 7pm

4/29 – Fireworks, 9pm

4/30 – Parade, 10am

4/30 – Tractor & Truck Pull, 7pm


For the full schedule, click the Learn More tab.


“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 more information about the events, contact Trenton City Hall at: (731) 855-2013.


April 24 (Sunday) - 30 (Saturday)


Trenton, TN

309 South College Street Trenton, TN 38382