Community Events


Scarecrows on the Square
Come and see how creative Tipton County can be. All through the month scarecrows can be found gracing Covington's Historic Square. All scarecrows are made from recycled materials and can be seem throughout the entire month of October. All scarecrows are made out of recyclable materials.

Third Thursday

A County-Wide mixer held on the 'Third Thursday' of every month and open to all who lives, works, visits or is interested in ANY aspect of Tipton County. Held at the Chamber Center on the Square starting at 5pm. It is really a lot of fun.

Chocolate Tour
This annual event takes place the Saturday before Valentine's Day. Take a tour around Covington's Historic Square as you taste chocolate from our local retail stores. This fast growing event is a favorite of visitors from surrounding areas. Tickets are required for this event. Contact the chamber for more information.

Music on the Square
Every May and June, the City and Chamber host a free music festival on the historic square in Covington. The music begins at 7:00 p m and ends around 9:00 p m. A children’s music time is held during the half time activities. Local non-profit vendors have plenty of food and drink for sale. Bring your lawn chair for a relaxing evening of good music and visiting with neighbors.

Heritage Day with Arts and Crafts

Heritage Festival is a time honored tradition in Covington scheduled usually on the 4th Saturday of September each yearThere will be live music, good food, lots of arts and crafts and antiques, several exhibitors, and lots of activities for kids!
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Industrial Appreciation Golf Tournament 
As the name suggests, this 4-person scramble is intended as a thank you to our local manufacturers for all they do for our community. Held in the Fall.

Tipton County BAR-B-QUE Festival
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The Tipton County Bar-B-Que Festival, home of The World's Oldest Bar-B-Que cooking contest, is held each year in Cobb Parr Memorial Park in June. Events for this festival include Memphis in May sanctioned bar-b-que cooking contest, a demolition derby, arts and crafts exhibits, a truck pull, live bands and many other fun activities. Since its origin in 1973, the festival has grown to be the main annual attraction in Covington. Teams from all over the mid-south come to Covington to compete in this three day event. Spectators have also grown in number. Tipton Countians know its bar-b-que time when they drive up Highway 51 and see the parking lots full. We hope you will come to the World's oldest Bar-b-Que to see the sights, smell the aromas and taste the foods Tipton Countians are known for.

Dickens on the Square, Covington, Tennessee
Each year on the second weekend of December, our historic square is transformed into a Christmas setting of mid-Victorian England. The public is invited to take part as characters or just come enjoy this event which features caroling, carriage rides, puppet shows, storytelling, period dance demonstrations, Father Christmas, food, beautiful decorations, and more.

Celebrate Munford Events
There are actually quite a few events sponsored by Celebrate Munford throughout the year. Click here for more information.