Irving Berlin – An American Tradition

The Houston County Arts Council is proud to sponsor An American Tradition, a one man show written and performed by Shawn Knight.  Join us at the Erin United Methodist Church on October 1 at 2:00.  Admission is free, and donations to the Arts Council will be accepted.

King Puck


The Houston County Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the second annual King Puck Contest.

When:  Friday, September 15
4:00:   Veterinarian Check In at Tent – Certificate of veterinary inspections are required for all goats.
5:00 – 5:45:   Registration – Goats must be vet check and registered before 5:45.
6:00:   Parade to the state – Goats must be at the stage area by 5:45.

Winner receives the title of “King Puck” with a ribbon and may be asked to represent Houston County Fair at various events during the year including the Irish Celebration Parade in March.

Judging will be on beauty/handsomeness, accessories, personality/mannerisms, and audience response.

The Goat has to be a Buck
The Tennessee Health Requirements apply to all goats (Vet Check in).
Sportsmanship and manners are required of all contestants and their owner. Unruly animals may be excused from the contest by the Judges
Goats should be on the grounds one hour before the contest time and ready at the stage area at 5:45.
Trucks and trailers shall park in designated areas after unloading.
At registration each participant will be required to fill out a funny information card about their goat.
Accessories are encouraged  such as, but not limited to, hats, ties etc.
Audience response will be like a “Town Meeting”  the goat will parade in front of the audience and the judges will rate their response.

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,
  • 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

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.