• 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.

    2016 Miss Chester County BBQ Festival Pageant

    To download the entry form for the BBQ Festival Pageant, click here.

    Piglet Splash, Dash & Roll

    To download the entry form for the Piglet Splash, Dash & Roll, click here.

    Thomas Media Talent Show

    To download the entry form for the Thomas Media Talent Show, click here.

    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.
    Interested in becoming a BBQ Festival Partner? Click here to download the form and learn more!

    2016 Chester County BBQ Festival Schedule of Events

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

    Friday, Sept 25:
    10:30 Katie Hodges
    11:00-Amos Band
    12:00 Chase Stanford
    12:30 Nicole Coley
    1:30 Daisy and Lakelin Lemmings
    2:00- Derrick Brantley
    3:00-Megan Jordan
    3:30-Kimberlie Helton School of Voice
    5:00 Mandy Vixen Duo
    6:00 Chester County Step Team
    6:30 Thomas Media Talent Show sponsored by Chester County Bank, Lonnie Cobb Ford and Henderson|Chester County Chamber of Commerce

    Saturday, Sept. 26:
    9:00 Chester T Dog Park’s “Mutt Strutt” Pet Parade (Registration begins at 8:45 at the Chamber of Commerce Booth)
    9:30 Piglet Splash, Dash & Roll to benefit Imagination Library (at No Xcuse)
    9:30 Hunt and Kara Pipkin
    10:00-12:00 Belle, Cinderella, and Minion will be at the Downtown Park for free pictures with children.
    10:00 Sydney Thompson
    11:00 Introduction of 2016 BBQ Festival pageant winners
    12:00 Country Showdown sponsored by the Peoples Bank
    2:00 Simply Soul Band
    3:30-Anna Faith Howell
    4:00-Makayla Collins
    5:30-6:30 Abbie Bayless
    6:30- 7:00 Ryan Young and Emily McGill
    7:30-9:00 Paula Bridges McGill and the Bandstand Review

    2016 Sponsorship List

    Platinum
    Chester County Bank
    Clayton Bank
    The Peoples Bank
    8th Day Software
    Aeneas Internet & Telephone
    Arvin Sango, Inc.
    Cherry and Son Sales
    E&T Contracting, LLC
    El Ranchito
    Freed-Hardeman University
    Lamar Advertising
    Piggly Wiggly

    Gold
    Henderson Health and Rehab
    Jones Contractors Inc.
    Lofton Chevrolet Inc.
    Lonnie Cobb Ford
    The Grove Primary Care Clinic
    Woodmen Life

    Silver
    Anvil International
    Alexander Thompson Arnold PLLC
    First Farmers Co-Op
    ServPro of Chester, Hardin, Henderson & McNairy Counties
    Southern Chic Spatique
    Teague Noles 45 Auto Mart

    Bronze
    Dr. Larry Bloomingburg
    Chester County Farm Bureau Insurance
    Edward Jones Investments – Brian Henson
    Irvin Rainey, DDS
    Knoell Family Dentistry
    Mike LeCornu Heating and Air
    NEO Products Corporation
    State Farm Insurance- Frank Bell
    Tennessee Music Highway
    West Tennessee Bank

  • 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 6 and 7, 2015
    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.

    Character Cast
    Buck Owens ……………………………………….. Mike McCutchen

    Roy Clark ……………………………………………… Jerry Lowe

    Archie Campbell……………………………………… Brian McCarver

    Nurse Goodbody ……………………………………… Mendi Moore

    Junior Samples ………………………………………. Ronald Johnson

    Goober …………………………………………………. Ted Siler

    Stringbean …………………………………………… Tommie Kirk

    Cathy Baker ………………………………………… Presley Connor

    Gordie Tapp / LaVern …………………………………… Blake Garner

    Grandpa Jones ………………………………………….. Bob Brown

    LuLu Roman …………………………………………. Tonya Clayton

    Charlie Farquharson …………………………………… Shane Connor

    Minnie Pearl …………………………………………. Donna Butler

    Arvil ………………………………………………… Stan Crouse

    Ida Lee ……………………………………………. Barbie Paulman

    Honey #1 ………………………………………….. Heather Griffin

    Honey #2 …………………………………………. Stephanie Hatch

    Honey #3 ………………………………………….. Macy Morrison

    Honey #4 ………………………………………….. Patricia Ledford

    Honey #5 ……………………………………………. Kym Stidham

    Gossip Girl #1 ………………………………………….. Ann Moore

    Gossip Girl #2 ………………………………………… Hayley O’Neal

    Gossip Girl #3 ……………………………………….. Beverly Morton

    Gossip Girl #4 …………………………………… Amber Jewell Guthrie

    Kid #1 ……………………………………………… Adilyn Bayless

    Kid #2 ………………………………………………. Sadie Horton

    Kid #3 ……………………………………………. Evan Hutcherson

    Kid #4 ………………………………………………… Paul Jones

    Kid #5 …………………………………………………. Ivy Knight

    Kid #6 ……………………………………………… Hudson Lewis

    Kid #7 ……………………………………………….. Luke Moody

    Kid #8 ……………………………………………… Myles Shelton

    Kid #9 …………………………………………….. Addison Stanley

    Entertainers

    Barry & Zane Bolton …………………………………….. Stan Crouse

    Flee Temptation…………………………………. Amber Jewell Guthrie

    Buel Maness …………………………………………. John McBride

    Sarah McBride ……………………………………… Mike McCutchen

    Jimmy Melton ………………………………………. Macy Morrision

    Becky Weaver & Christy Russom

    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.