56th Irish Celebration Theme Contest

Now is the time to participate in the upcoming 2018 Irish Celebration. Submit a WORDED THEME that represents our town and its Irish heritage. Your idea could be the theme for our parade, t-shirts, and advertising!

The person whose worded theme idea is selected will win:

  • A Cash prize of $50.00.
  • The person will be named the Junior Grand Marshall for the Parade and a float or car will be provided for them to ride.
  • Winner’s name and picture will be submitted to The Stewart Houston Times and the chamber website, www.houstoncochamber.com.
  • The person will also receive two tickets to the Irish Banquet and Silent Auction to be held on March 16, 2018.


  • Theme entry deadline is August 28, 2017.
  • WORDED THEME is what we are looking for but we encourage artwork.  The Chamber reserves the right to redesign or create artwork for the winning theme.
  • The entries must be submitted by the deadline to Chamber office, City of Erin, or email to Teresa Mitchell. They must be on white, unlined 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper with your name, address, and phone number ON THE BACK.
  • The announcement of the winner will be at the Chamber’s Membership Banquet, October 26, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact Teresa Mitchell at 931.721.3301 (days) or 931.721.3588 (evenings) or via email at teresa@reynoldsinsurance.net.

Solar Eclipse – Betsy Ligon Park

The Erin United Methodist Church will be sponsoring an Eclipse Watching Party in Betsy Ligon Park on August 21, beginning at 11:30am.  They will have free glasses to watch the eclipse!

Come out and enjoy some games, food, and fun!!!

Sweet Tea & Southern Art


The Houston County Arts Council presents the “Sweet Tea & Southern Art” exhibit. This exhibit will be back in Erin for its fifth year. The event hosts local artists, adult and youth, from Houston and surrounding counties.

It will be held Friday, August 25th and Saturday, August 26th from 10am to 4pm and Sunday, August 27th from 1pm to 4pm at Shamrocks & Shenanigans on the Square in Erin, TN.

For more information, please call 931-289-ARTS (2787).


Farmers & Artisan Market Schedule

The Houston County Farmers & Artisan Market
Calendar of Events

July 15: Market Saturday
July 22: Market Saturday: Food demonstration by Sheila Settles
July 29: Market Saturday
Aug 5:  Market Saturday
Aug 12: Market Saturday: Food demo by Sheila Settles & LIVE music by Cameron Sutphin
Aug 19: Market Saturday
Aug 26: Market Saturday
Sept 2: Market Saturday
Sept 9: Market Saturday
Sept 16: Market Saturday: Food demonstration by Sheila Settles
Sept 23: Market Saturday
Sept 30: Market Saturday
Oct 7: Market Saturday
Oct 14: Market Saturday: LIVE music by Cameron Sutphin
Oct 21: Market Saturday
Oct 28: LAST Market Saturday: Fall Harvest Celebration

TShirts at Bell’s Florist

2017 Green Irish Charity T-Shirts are now on sale at Bell’s Florist in Erin.  The money raised will be donated to the Tennessee Kidney Foundation to help our local residents with kidney trouble. They have children-adult and plus sizes available, starting at $13.


Summer Reading Program

The Summer Reading Program at the Houston County Library kicks off on June 1 at 10:00!  There’s something different going on every day, and check out the entertainers who will be there on Fridays!

All of the events are listed here.



Marathon in a Month

Come join the Houston County Health Council as they kick off the “Marathon in a Month”!
Take your first step toward a healthier you by committing to walking (or running) a Marathon in one month, by doing a little each day to achieve a total of at least 26.2 miles in 30 days. 
Mayor Paul will be there as they take their first step together on the beautiful walking trail at the park in downtown Erin. Walk or Run 1 mile with them or as many as you’d like. 
They will be set up for entries by 8am, with the first step being taken at 9am. This is intended to be a fun event for all, so form a team at work, at Church or your family. Dress alike to show your team pride! Lots of cool door prizes will be given away at this kickoff and at the end of the 30 days there will be a celebration with awards for both individuals and teams.
The registration form is here and a walking log is here.

If you have any questions, call Steve at: 760-500-2472.

Farmers & Artisan Market

farmers market

Join us for the next Houston County Farmers and Artisan Market
opening on May 13th in Betsy Ligon Park!!

We are accepting applications for the 2017 Season. Locally grown produce, meats, fruits and local Artisan crafters are welcome to submit an application. The Market runs from May 13th through October 28th. The fee is $50/season or $40/season for Houston County Area Chamber of Commerce members. If you’re interested in an occasional or one time drop in Saturday the fee is $25 per day. Applications are available on this website, at the Houston County Area Chamber of Commerce office, or by emailing Carolyn Hale at hcfarmersmarket2015@gmail.com. All applications must be approved by the market managers. Any applications not approved will receive a full refund. No trucked in produce and no commercial products. We are a growers/producers market.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get your space at the Houston County Farmers and Artisan Market!

Pot of Gold Adult Creative Writing Contest

The Houston County Friends of the Library is hosting it’s Second Annual “Pot of Gold” Adult (18 and older) Creative Writing Contest.  There are 2 categories; short fiction and poetry. A writer may enter one or both categories and may submit multiple entries in each category, however, the writer can only win once per each category. Entry forms are now available here and the deadline for the contest is April 17, 2017.  Good Luck and Happy Writing!

Guidelines and Entry Form