Trenton teapot festival continues with carnival night
TRENTON, Tennessee – The 40th Annual Teapot Festival has brought one of its attractions to Trenton.
What started as a small collection of teapots from around the world has turned into a weeklong festival in Trenton.
Festival committee member Courtney Smith says Dr Fredrick Freed is the man who started it all.
“He traveled the world and collected teapots. We finally handed them over to the city, and we have them at our city hall. It’s open all the time. We decided to have a festival along the way, and they decided to have a teapot festival in honor of that, ”Smith said.
Friday night events included a carnival night in downtown Trenton.
This included all the carnival favorites such as funnel cakes, a carousel ride for the kids, and even fresh lemonade made by festival vendor Sue.
But Smith says the festival doesn’t end there.
“We also have a Disney night at Peabody High School. You can come and have a Disney contest, as well as a few of our local bands that play in high school and college. And we’ll have fireworks to start tonight and start tomorrow, ”Smith said.
The festival has become a local tradition, growing every year for the past 40 years.
And for Smith, serving on the committee is also a family tradition.
She says it was one of her dreams to serve her community in this way.
“It was great to hear from the community and see what they wanted from them, and to be able to give that to them. It was really cool, ”said Smith.
The festival will end on Saturday evening with a tractor pull competition at 7 p.m.