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May 2016

“Front Page News” preview May 7

May 7, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Centennial Park, 449 2nd Avenue
Dayton, 37321 United States
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Members of the cast of Front Page News, the play with music about the Scopes Trial, will perform during Dayton’s Strawberry Festival on Saturday, May 7 in Centennial Park adjoining the courthouse. At 3:30 p.m., following the parade, the cast will perform several songs and some dialogue from William Jennings Bryan (played by George Miller) and Clarence Darrow (played by Rick Dye). Director Jim Crabtree, consulting producer with the Cumberland County Playhouse, said the performance will give festival-goers a preview…

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July 2016

2016 Scopes Festival Begins

July 15, 2016
Rhea County Courthouse, 1475 Market St
Dayton, TN 37321 United States
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Exhibits and vendors on the lawn (afternoon) 5 p.m. – Music on the lawn Book signing, Field Guide to the Scopes Trial, information tent “Front Page News” – 7:30 p.m. Circuit Courtroom (tickets required)

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Scopes Festival, Saturday, July 16

July 16, 2016
Rhea County Courthouse, 1475 Market St
Dayton, TN 37321 United States
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9:30 a.m. – Scopes Scavenger Hunt, registration, information tent 10 a.m. – Historic Scopes Trial Photo exhibit, General Sessions Courtroom Quilt Show, first floor, courthouse Classic Car cruise-in, Second Avenue Antique Tractor show, lawn Music, exhibits and vendors on the lawn Book signing, Field Guide to the Scopes Trial, information tent Noon – Concert, Randy Waller, lawn 2:30 p.m. – “Front Page News,” Circuit Courtroom (tickets required) 7:30 p.m. – “Front Page News,” Circuit Courtroom (tickets required)

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Scopes Festival, Sunday, July 17

July 17, 2016
Rhea County Courthouse, 1475 Market St
Dayton, TN 37321 United States
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Noon – Music, exhibits and vendors on the lawn Book signing, Field Guide to the Scopes Trial, information tent 3 p.m. – “Front Page News,” Circuit Courtroom (tickets required)

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Charleston Dance Contest

July 17, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Centennial Park, 449 2nd Avenue
Dayton, 37321 United States
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The Charleston Dance Contest will feature a complete demonstration and is sponsored by Sweet 'n Sassy Hattitudes.

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Scopes Festival, Saturday, July 23

July 23, 2016
Rhea County Courthouse, 1475 Market St
Dayton, TN 37321 United States
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11 a.m. – Music, exhibits, vendors on the lawn 2:30 p.m. – “Front Page News,” Circuit Courtroom (tickets required) 7:30 p.m. – “Front Page News,” Circuit Courtroom (tickets required)

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Scopes Festival, Sunday, July 24

July 24, 2016
Rhea County Courthouse, 1475 Market St
Dayton, TN 37321 United States
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Noon – Music, exhibits and vendors on the lawn 3 p.m. – “Front Page News,” Circuit Courtroom (tickets required)

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Charleston Dance Contest

July 24, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Centennial Park, 449 2nd Avenue
Dayton, 37321 United States
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The Charleston Dance Contest will feature a complete demonstration and is sponsored by Sweet 'n Sassy Hattitudes.

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July 2017

2017 Scopes Festival

July 14 @ 8:00 am - July 23 @ 5:00 pm
Rhea County Courthouse, 1475 Market St
Dayton, TN 37321 United States
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Scopes Festival ‘29 Schedule of Events All times Eastern Friday, July 14 5 p.m. – Music on the courthouse lawn Quilting demonstration/exhibit (courthouse main hall) 7:30 p.m. – “Front Page News” (courtroom, tickets required)   Saturday, July 15 11 a.m. – Bluegrass festival on the courthouse lawn (continues until 11 p.m.) Classic Car cruise-in Craft demonstrations (quilting – courthouse main hall; blacksmith, basket makers, courthouse lawn) Food vendors Games 1 p.m. AND 5 p.m. – “Front Page News” (courtroom, tickets…

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2017 Scopes Bluegrass Festival

July 15
Rhea County Courthouse, 1475 Market St
Dayton, TN 37321 United States
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Join us for the First Annual Scopes Bluegrass Competition. Pickin' and grinnin' for fun and over $5,000 in cash prizes. Please visit ScopesBluegrass.com for more information or call (423) 834-9974 or email scopesblugrass@gmail.com  

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