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Residents and visitors enjoy the Chester County Barbeque Festival in October, Relay for Life events in May,Arts in the Alley in the summer months,beautiful Chickasaw State Park and Golf Course. From our great tasting barbeque to our beautiful golf course and state park there is something for everyone in Chester County.

Visit Chickasaw State Park while visiting Chester County, this 14,400-acre Park and forest was once part of a vast area belonging to the Chickasaw Nation prior to the Jackson Purchase of 1818. Numerous miles of fire roads and trails wind through the scenic timberlands which embraces Lake Placid. The park offers 12 vacation cottages, 110 camping sites, a completely equipped lodge for up to 40 persons, hiking trail, tennis courts, basketball courts, archery range, badminton court, horseshoe pits, lighted ball field, playground, volleyball court and horseback riding in the summer. Below is a list of some of the activities offered please call 989-5141 for more information.

Chickasaw State Park “Frontier Days” Celebration
Held in June at Chickasaw State Park, this is a celebration of yesteryear- the good 'ol days" with fun for the whole family! It features the Davey Crockett Longhunters pre-1840's Reenactors, a variety of equestrian events, fishing events and a weekend of fun events for the kids! For more information, call (731) 989-5141.

Chickasaw State Park Annual Craft Shows
Held in May and September and sponsored by the Friends of Chickasaw State Park, artists and crafts people from around the South display and sell their wares. Fun for the whole family! For more information call (731) 989-5141.

Lighting of Chickasaw State Park
Held in December, this annual event, sponsored by Friends of Chickasaw State Park and local businesses, brings visitors from all over! Volunteers dress the park with beautiful hand-made decorations and thousands of hand-lit luminaries set along the roadways and in Lake Placid for a driving tour. A sight to behold and a great way to get the family in the spirit of the season! Bring the children to visit Santa. Donations accepted.

The Henderson Art Commissions sponsors Arts in the Alley the first Thursday of every month in the summer, located in downtown Henderson beside Frix-Jennings Clinic an Besso’s Ice Cream Shop. For more information please call (731) 989-8019

The Henderson Holiday Mart is held at the National Guard Armory to benefit Chester County Imagination Library. Crafts, gifts, food, Santa Claus and more to begin the Holiday Shopping Season. For more information, call (731) 989-7410, (731) 983-5346 or (731) 989-5222.

The Chester County Barbeque Festival is annual three day event held on the first week-end of October and sponsored by the Chester County Chamber of Commerce. Chester County is the whole hog barbecue capitol of the world, and serves it’s nationally recognized specialty-whole hog, barbecued over an open pit. Plenty of music, singing, acts, and comedy, along with arts and craft booths, antique car show, games and activities for the young and young at heart can be found at the festival. Held around the courthouse in downtown Henderson, this festival enhances our small town charm.


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