Ripley and Lauderdale County have numerous civic groups, clubs and organizations working for improved quality of life and more opportunities. Lauderdale County has an active Arts Council who provides cultural enrichment activities throughout the year.
Many annual events are held throughout the community. A few of these are:
Lauderdale County Tomato Festival - held annually the weekend following the 4th of July; pays tribute to the famous tomato growers of Lauderdale County; features rides, food, crafts, entertainment, beauty pageants and much more.
Adult & Youth Leadership Programs - Leadership programs are held annually for both adults and youth. The youth program caters to high school juniors. Each program 1asts for six months and covers a variety of information about our county.
Golf Tournaments - there are numerous golf tournaments in the county throughout the year.
Relay for Life - this annual event brings the entire community together to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Lauderdale County continues to lead the state in dollars raised.
Pops in the Park - Sponsored by the Arts Council features the Germantown Symphony and invites residents to bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the music and fellowship
Halls Street Festival - sponsored by the Town of Halls and held downtown. Held in June of each year and features, entertainment, food, arts, crafts and more
Lauderdale County Fair - the newest of our annual events, this county fair is held the last weekend of September at the Halls Airbase and features a carnival, food, exhibits, livestock, crafts, entertainment and much more.
Chamber Bucks Program - Chamber Bucks is the designated "Shop At Home" promotion offered by the Chamber. Chamber members are invited to participate in this worthy program that encourages people to spend their money locally at Chamber members businesses. Bucks are sold to business, industry and individuals as awards, incentives and gifts and then spent locally. The Chamber re-imburses the business for the cost. It's a win-win for everyone.
Park & Recreation Activities - The City of Ripley's parks program offers year-round activities for all ages. See the information below. www.ripleytnparks.com
City of Ripley Park
The City of Ripley is proud to have a 50-acre park with lighted tennis courts, six pavilions, four multipurpose fields, open areas for picnicking, a walking track, several playgrounds, volleyball area, weight training equipment, and a swimming pool with three slides. There is also a full-service fitness center just across the road.
Park Activities include...
Youth Gymnastics & Tumbling
Summer Day Camp
Youth Flag Football