Loudon Bridge Day

Traffic backs up for miles while pressure washing takes place in preparation of Bridge Day

Loudon City, Tennessee

Residents will paint bridge on September 11, 2011 (Sunday)

Volunteers Needed

It is called "Loudon Bridge Day." Activities will be going on all day on the Loudon County courthouse lawn, on the bridge, and near the bridge.

Volunteers are still needed to help paint the bridge.

Tentative schedule (Un-official)

7:00 A.M. - National Anthem on Loudon Courthouse lawn

8:00 A.M. - Bridge painting starts. Free paint and brushes for everybody.

11:00 A.M. - Church services at Prospect Baptist Church (downtown Loudon). Followed by free ice cream and hotdogs at Historic Courthouse lawn.

1:30 P.M. - Bridge shut down all painting stops. Loudon High School band marches on bridge. Flyover by Air Force, and Knox Count Sheriffs helicopters.

The painting will be on 9/11/11, with the first 200 volunteers receiving a t-shirt.

Family activities will be provided free of charge on the Courthouse lawn including music, hotdogs, watermelon, homemade ice-cream, soft drinks, water and kids inflatables.

A Military Fly-Over is scheduled, and 30 minutes before the fly-over all bridge work and courthouse activities will temporarily cease.

Everyone will be asked to gather on the bridge for a moment of silent prayer to honor our fallen countrymen.




Smoky Mountain Fiddlers Convention & Crafts Fair

Loudon City Legions Field, Historic Loudon

September 9 (Friday) - September 10, (Saturday) 2011

Loudon City Legions Field - Friday 5 pm to midnight; Saturday 10 am to midnight

Bring your own lawn chairs. (No alcoholic beverages.) Friday evening admission: $15, Saturday admission: $10 (children under 12 admitted free).

Craft and antiques - old Courthouse lawn - Saturday.

25th year -premier bluegrass competition of the area. Activities Fri begin 5 pm include bluegrass bands and arts & crafts simultaneously. Features bluegrass band, fiddle, banjo, guitar, clogging, buck dancing competitions, Smoky Mountian Arts and Crafts Show and Memories on Mulberry Antique and Quilt Show.

Bluegrass band competitions begin Friday 7 pm. Individual categories begin Saturday 10 am - for juvenile musician, guitar, clogging, senior fiddle, banjo, buck dancing, junior fiddle, mandolin, miscellaneous and Smoky Fiddle Champ. Over $5,500 in prize money. Contestants contact Larry Smith 865/458-3036.