• What’s Happening

    The chamber is responsible for a number of events designed to improve quality of life, support local businesses and provide opportunities for growth. See the calendar below or contact the Chamber office to learn more about these programs.If you have an event you would like to appear on this calendar, please send us a note.


  • Chester County BBQ Festival

    The Chester County BBQ Festival continues to be an annual tradition since 1978. The festival is held each year on the last Friday and Saturday of September. It features BBQ, live entertainment, fried treats, children’s activities, and vendors. The festival is the Henderson/Chester County Chamber of Commerce’s largest fundraising event and is made possible by a volunteer committee. There is no admission fee. All events center around the Chester County Courthouse lawn in downtown Henderson. For more information about this event, please contact the Henderson/Chester County Chamber of Commerce at 731-989-5222. Below you can find the official schedule of events for the 2017 Chester County BBQ Festival.

    All entertainment will be on the Chester County Bank Stage unless otherwise noted.*

    Friday, September 29th:

    11:00 Abby Weaver

    12:00 Kimberlie Helton and Jared Clayton

    2:00 Colton Flanagan

    3:30 Kimberlie Helton’s School of Voice

    4:30 -6:30 Free tethered rides in the Touchstone Energy Cooperative Hot Air Balloon **

    5:00 Megan Jordan

    6:00 Abbie Bayless

    6:30- 8:00 Touchstone Energy Cooperative Hot Air Balloon glow viewing**

    7:30 Henderson Arts Commission

    9:00 Firekid Concert

    Saturday, September 30th:

    8:00 Pig Trot 5k Fitness benefiting Chester County Relay for Life (registration begins at 7:15 at No Xcuse Fitness)

    9:00 Chester T Dog Park’s “Mutt Strutt” Pet Parade (registration will begin at 8:45 at the Chamber of Commerce Booth)

    9:25 Introduction of the 2017 Miss Chester County BBQ Festival Pageant winners

    9:30 Ryan Parnell Memorial Piglet Splash, Dash, & Roll benefiting The Imagination Library (registration will begin at 8:45) at No Xcuse in the grassy area

    9:30 Savanna Hinton

    9:45 Mackenzie Graham

    10:00-12:00 Free pictures with Snow White, Belle, and Spiderman

    10:00 Daisy Lemmings

    10:15 Hunt Pipkin

    10:30 Cadence Weaver

    10:45 Sydney Thompson

    11:00 Chase Antwine

    11::30 Lakelin Lemmings

    11:45 Karley Heinsohn

    12:00 Derrick Brantley

    1:00 Tera Townsend

    2:00 Code Blue Cheer Group

    2:15 Anna Faith Howell

    2:45 BJ Hedge Price

    3:00 Zarin Hadden

    4:00 Makayla Collins

    4:30-6:30 Free tethered rides in the Touchstone Energy Cooperative Hot Air Balloon**

    5:00 Thomas Media Talent Show sponsored by Chester County Bank, Lonnie Cobb Ford, and Henderson | Chester County Chamber of Commerce

    6:30-8:00 Touchstone Energy Cooperative Hot Air Balloon glow viewing**

    *Entertainment subject to change

    ** Dependent on weather/Located at corner of White Ave & East Main Street/Balloon sponsored by Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Cooperative & Touchstone Energy Cooperative

    BBQ Selling Pit sponsored by Clayton Bank & Trust open Friday 10:00 am until 8:00pm.
    Saturday open 10:00 am until sell out. Cash or check only.

    Miss Chester County BBQ Festival Pageant

    Click here for an application for the 2017 Miss Chester County BBQ Festival Pageant.

    Vendor and Partner Forms

    Interested in becoming a vendor? Click here to download the form and learn more!
    If you are a professional food vendor interested in the BBQ Festival, download this form.
    Click here for a list of approved food items.

  • Henderson Hee Haw Hootenanny

    Howdy! The Henderson Hee Haw Hootenanny is a volunteer based production featuring live music, local actors, and lots of fun! The show is the second weekend in November and is at Williams Auditorium on the campus of Chester County Middle School. There is an admission fee, and you are encouraged to buy your tickets prior to show time because this popular community show sells out fast! Please contact the Chamber of Commerce for more information on how to be a part of the cast or to purchase tickets.

    3rd Annual Henderson Hee Haw Hootenanny
    November 3 and 4, 2017
    Williams Auditorium on the campus of CC Middle School
    Friday at 7:00
    Saturday at 2:00
    Saturday at 7:00
    Tickets are required.
    Please call 731-989-5222 for information.

    The Henderson|Chester County Chamber of Commerce Hee Haw Hootenanny Committee would like to thank everyone who auditioned for this year’s show. The cast and talent for the 2017 show are:

    Character Cast
    Character……………………………. Cast
    Buck Owens…………………………….Mike McCutchen
    Roy Clark……………………………..Jerry Lowe
    Archie Campbell………………………..Brian McCarver
    Nurse Goodbody/Honey……………………Mendi Moore
    Junior Samples…………………………Ronald Johnson
    Goober/Scarecrow……………………….Ted Siler
    Cathy Baker……………………………Presley Connor
    Gordie Tapp / LaVern……………………Blake Garner
    Grandpa Jones………………………….Chris Simmons
    LuLu Roman…………………………….Tonya Clayton
    Charlie Farquharson…………………….Shane Connor
    Minnie Pearl…………………………..Donna Butler
    Ida Lee……………………………….Barbie Paulman
    Honey #1………………………………Kym Stidham-Lovett
    Honey #2………………………………Heather Griffin
    Honey #3………………………………Sarah McBride
    Honey #4………………………………Shasta Pickens
    Gossip Girl #1…………………………Beverly Morton
    Gossip Girl #2…………………………Ann Moore
    Gossip Girl #3…………………………Amber Jewel Guthrie
    Gossip Girl #4…………………………Teresa Walker
    Gossip Girl #5…………………………Glenda Jewel
    Gossip Girl #6…………………………Mary Beth Miller
    Kid #1………………………………..Luke Moody
    Kid #2………………………………..Addison Stanley
    Kid #3………………………………..Ella Evans
    Kid #4………………………………..Sadie Horton
    Kid #5………………………………..Ava Grace North-Hall
    Kid #6………………………………..Hudson Lewis
    Kid #7………………………………..Paul Jones
    Kid #8………………………………..Ben Clayton
    Kid #9………………………………..Amelia Guthrie
    Kid #10……………………………….Eden Burleson
    Kid #11……………………………….Emma Grace Miller
    Kid #12……………………………….Mary Katherine Miller
    Welcome Wagon Gang #1…………………..Kherington Falkenheim
    Welcome Wagon Gang #2…………………..MaKenna Jacobs
    Welcome Wagon Gang #3…………………..Xavier Faulkenheim
    Welcome Wagon Gang #4…………………..Morgan Jacobs
    Welcome Wagon Gang #5…………………..Georganna Pickens
    Welcome Wagon Gang #6…………………..Stella Pickens

    Entertainers
    Stacy Clayton
    John & Sarah McBride
    Shasta Pickens
    Flee Temptation
    Mike McCutchen
    Buel Maness
    Zak Young
    Tim Young & The Good Time Band

  • Henderson Christmas Parade

    The Henderson Christmas Parade is held the first Thursday night of December at 7:00 pm. The parade features Santa Claus, bands, floats and performance groups. The parade route begins at the First Baptist Church and continues down Main Street to the four way stop at Church Street. For the best view and a chance to see all the performance entries find a spot on the Chester County Courthouse lawn and look for the “Henderson Carpet Red Carpet” performance area. The parade is produced by a volunteer committee made up of Chamber Board of Directors and is made possible by community sponsors. There is no entry fee for parade participants, but they must register in person at the Chamber of Commerce office at 587 East Main Street.
    To download the 2016 entry form, click here.

  • The Annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament

    Every spring the Henderson/Chester County Chamber of Commerce hosts a golf tournament. There are an average of twenty-one teams in the tournament and they compete for prizes. Lunch is served and there are lots for wonderful door prizes including a flat screen TV, rounds of golf, hats, t-shirts, golf clubs and more. To enter a team or to become a sponsor of this event, please contact the Henderson/Chester County Chamber of Commerce.