The 2021 Banana Festival Starts In:

FREE

Saturday September 18th
8:00 p.m.
Amphitheater Unity Park

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Firefall is an American country rock band that formed in Boulder, Colorado, United States, in 1974. It was founded by Rick Roberts, who had been in the Flying Burrito Brothers, and Jock Bartley, who had been Tommy Bolin's replacement in Zephyr. The band's biggest hit single, "You Are the Woman", peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard charts in 1976. Other hits included "Just Remember I Love You" (#11 in 1977), “Strange Way” (#11 in 1978), "Cinderella" (#34 in 1977), "Headed for a Fall" (#35 in 1980), and "Staying with It" (#37 in 1981).

Circus Americanna Big Top

Circus Location: Lake Street across from The KegFriday September 17th 5:30 p.m. and Sunday September 19th 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

FREE

Friday September 17th
7:00 p.m.
Amphitheater Unity Park

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7:00 pm - Olivia Faye and Nashville Musicians Olivia Faye is a country/pop singer/songwriter and singer who hails from Murray, Kentucky. Fulton has a special place in Olivia’s heart because that is where her dad, Robin Floyd was born. Growing up in a family of music lovers, her musical stylings pay homage to many of the early icons of country music, blues and classic rock. Olivia moved to Nashville at 19, and quickly acclimated to a life in Music City as a songwriter and performer. Her smooth, bluesy vocals and catchy tunes have won her numerous invitations to perform throughout Nashville and beyond, her favorite being Puckett’s of Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee where she is a regular. Olivia has been a featured opener for Alabama, Travis Tritt, Phil Vassar, Mark Chesnutt and Paul Thorn. She was just named as one of the best-up-and-coming talented artists to watch on Nashville Rising’s Spotify playlist. Check out her new music that was just released and her worldwide premiere of her music video “Save My Number”, on CMT!

FREE

Friday September 17th
8:30 p.m.
Amphitheater Unity Park

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Aftermath is a country, rock, and blues band based out of Martin, Tennessee. Aftermath has spent the last two years playing all over the west TN area playing from Memphis to Paducah. The band has a lineup of stellar professional musicians consisting of Mike Skelton, on bass, Shane Wofford on guitar, Grant Larcom on keys, and Alex Sadler on drums.

2021 Platinum Sponsors

Jackson Purchase Medical Center

Premier Portable Buildings



Kayser Automotive

Lifeline Hime Health

Walmart

Why Bananas in Kentucky and Tennessee

Upon hearing that the twin cities are hosting a Banana Festival many reply with, “Why Bananas?” While it is true our weather is not conducive to growing bananas, the twin cities have had a great impact on bananas in the United States

In about 1880 the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad was the first to develop refrigerated cars. TrainSuddenly those not living in tropical regions could have the same fruits year round that others enjoyed. Fulton, at the time, was home to a large railroad facility and became the redistribution point for the railroad because of its central location between New Orleans and Canada. The United Fruit Co, now Chiquita, began shipping bananas from South America by ship to New Orleans. The bananas were loaded onto railcars on top of 162 pound blocks of ice for the trip north. Fulton had the only ice house on the route north to Chicago. The bananas were ...read more

2021 Banana Festival
T-Shirts Are Here!

Shirts will be on sale at Security Bank & Trust 1 Bankers Place, Fulton, KY or purchase your shirts at the Banana Cabana during festival week located inside the Pontotoc Community Center.





2021 GOLD SPONSORS

All Kraft Erectors Inc
Tyson

Evans Drug Co

2021 Silver Sponsors



Vine & Branch



City Of South Fulton

2021 Bronze Sponsors


Security Bank & Trust

Fulton Electric System

Pilgrim’s Pride

Edward Jones

The Citizens Bank

Alan Jones, DMD

Weakley County Municipal Electric System

Superior Car Wash

Hornbeak Funeral Chapel

The Current

Twin Cities Chamber of Commerce

Two Doors Down

Waymatic

Fall & Fall

Financial Service Associates

West Tennessee Healthcare

Builders Supply of South Fulton

The Keg Bar & Grill

Gibson Electric Membership Corp

Morris Farms

Woodman Life – Angie Lattus

First Financial Bank



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