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.
Howdy! The Henderson Hee Haw Hootenanny sponsored by The Peoples Bank 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.
The Henderson Christmas Parade sponsored by The Grove Primary Care Clinic and Henderson Health and Rehab 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 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.
Every spring the Henderson/Chester County Chamber of Commerce hosts a golf tournament. There are an average of 21 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. To download the application, click here.