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Festivals

Some of our most popular local events include:

Fall Classics Car and Truck ShowOktober Heritage Festival - second weekend in October
Lewis County attracts thousands of visitors to the downtown area for the Oktober Heritage Festival the second weekend in October each year.  Arts, crafts, food and entertainment are just a few of the attractions.  The Fall Classics Car and Truck Show takes place on Saturday of the event.  The next event will take place on October 9-10, 2015.  The 22nd Annual Fall Classics Car and Truck Show will be on October 10, 2015.     

Winterfest - first weekend in December

The Hohenwald/Lewis County Chamber 's Winterfest, held the first weekend in December in conjunction with the South Central Area Fair Board's Christmas Parade (on Thursday night prior), finds shops in and across the city decorated beautifully for the season and open late during the season.

Glitz and Glam--each April

Our jewelry and accessories show began in 2012.  Being held each April, those visiting the show will find lots and lots of jewelry for sale.  Also included in the show are cosmetics, aromatherapy items, hats, scarves, belts, sunglasses, and hair accessories.  Click on our calendar of events to view date of the event.

For more information on any of these festivals, contact the Chamber office at 931-796-4084.

Oktober Heritage Festival

Fall Classics Car and Truck ShowLewis County attracts thousands of visitors to the downtown Oktober Heritage Festival the second weekend in October each year.   Arts, crafts, food and entertainment are just a few of the attractions.  The Fall Classics Car and Truck Show takes place on Saturday during the event. 

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Winterfest

The Hohenwald/Lewis County Chamber 's Winterfest, held the first weekend in December in conjunction with the South Central Area Fair Board's Christmas Parade (Thursday night prior),  finds shops in and across the city decorated beautifully for the season and open late during the season.

Lewis County's Civil War marker

Lewis County Civil War markerLewis County's Civil War marker was recently installed.  It can be viewed on the southeast grass section of the courthouse lawn, located at 110 Park Ave. N., in Hohenwald.  Maps issued by the Civil War Trail are available at the Chamber of Commerce office.

Natchez Trace Parkway

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The 444-mile Parkway follows one of the four oldest trails in North America from Nashville to Natchez, Mississippi, and is the seventh most visited National Park in the United States. Hohenwald is one of the towns closest to the Parkway.

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Meriwether Lewis

Meriwether Lewis by Charles Willson PealeBorn August 18, 1774, in Ablemarle County, Virginia, Meriwether Lewis joined the Virginia militia in 1794 during the Whiskey Rebellion and in 1795 enlisted with the United States Army as a Lieutenant. In 1801, now Capt. Lewis was appointed aide to President Thomas Jefferson where he resided in the presidential mansion. After many talks with the President about an exploration to gather more information of the water systems, Meriwether Lewis was picked to lead an overland expedition to the Pacific Ocean in 1803.  Lewis picked William Clark as co-leader of the expedition. After a year of studying with scientists, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, or Corp of Discovery, ventured into the unknown in 1804 and returned safely home to a heroes welcome after a successful 2 year exploration. Upon their return to Washington D.C., the President awarded them with 1,600 acres of land and gave the Northern Louisiana Territory governorship to Meriwether Lewis. In 1809, Lewis was traveling the Old Trace en route to Washington D.C. regarding denied payments.  Lewis had fallen ill and on the evening of October 10, 1809, Lewis and his party stopped at Grinder's Stand for the night. During the night, gunshots were heard and the next morning Lewis’ servants found him bleeding and fatally wounded from gunshots, dying a few hours later. Whether the great explorer was murdered or committed suicide is still a topic of controversy today. You can visit his gravesite and the monument placed over his grave at milepost 385.9 along the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Natchez Trace Compact

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Hohenwald/Lewis County Chamber of Commerce membership as a corridor community in the Natchez Trace Compact allows information about our area to reach over 7 million subscribers through the website www.scenictrace.com and various other publications issued by the Compact. 

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Prehistoric Sites

Lewis County contains numerous prehistoric sites, some of which may be among the oldest in the Southeast. Archaeological digs have uncovered settlements with stone hearths and storage pits. No sites are open to the public at this time.

Parkway Hosted Meriwether Lewis Commemoration


meriwether-lewis-monumentOver 1500 visitors traveled to the Meriwether Lewis Site, located on the Natchez Trace Parkway near Hohenwald, Tennessee, to pay tribute to Meriwether Lewis, co-captain of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

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