Festival 2014 dates set for July 18-19

The courthouse yard during the Scopes Trial
The County Courthouse yard during the Scopes Trial in 1925
The 2014 Scopes Festival -- the 26th -- will be held Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19, at the Rhea County Courthouse, festival organizers have announced.
Visit this page again as we set plans for two days of fun centered on a dramatic retelling of the Scopes Trial story with the play "Front Page News."

Other Festival Events

Other events being planned include tours of Scopes Trial sites in the Dayton area; "The History Within Us," an oral history project focused on the Trial; music on the courthouse lawn; demonstrations of traditional crafts and skills; an antique tractor show; and an antique/classic car cruise-in.
Stay tuned -- there's more to come.

The Scopes Festival is proudly sponsored by:

Rhea County Radio logo (WDNT, WRHA, 970 & 1280 AM)  Rhea County Historical & Genealogical Society  MainStreet Dayton 
Holiday Inn Express logo

Holiday Inn Express 
2650 Rhea County Highway
Dayton, TN 37321
Phone: 423-570-0080