Grand Rivers Chamber of Commerce Presents
The 47th Annual Hunter's Moon Festival!
Saturday, October 14, 2023

schedule of events
9am - 6pm

    • 9am – 6pm: 100+ Craft, retail & food vendors
    • 10am: Children’s costume parade
    • 10am – 2pm:  Bouncers, & Rides
    • 10:35: Eclipse, 64% totality 
    • 11am: Shows on the stage
    • Immediately follow shows: Old-Fashion Cake Walk
    • 2pm: The big main street parade
    • 3pm – 6pm: Live Music in the Park with the Sullivan 3 Band
    • 9am – 3:30pm: Silent Auction Bidding w/ winners announced at 3:30pm

The Sullivan 3 Band 3-6 PM Little Lake Park Stage Unmute to Hear The Music

The Mr. Science Amazing Show

Fun Family Activities 10am - 2PM

Bungee Trampoline
Trackless Train Rides
Bounce House
Tumbleweed Tumbler
Bounce Slide

Craft, Retail, & Food Vendors

Over 100 Vendors will be at the Hunter's Moon Festival from 9 AM - 6 PM.

Just Some Of The Vendor Items Available

  • Got milk soap, sugar scrubs, lotion bars, lip balms
  • Jams and Jellies
  • Assorted homemade cookies, cookie sandwiches, and glass candy
  • All natural, toxin-free soaps, lip balm, shampoo/conditioner, body oil, body butter, bug spray
  • Embroidery
  • Custom birdhouses, bee traps, bat houses, bluebird houses, and butterfly houses.
  • CBD products such as pain relief rub, CBD oil, lip balm, bath bombs
  • Hand-crafted jewelry.”
  • Upcycled metal art for yard and home
  • Western Jewelry & Accessories, leather earrings, cowhide & fringe handbags
  • Sublimation and homemade jewelry
  • Snap jewelry, croc shoe charms, fidget toys, rings, other jewelry, wind chimes
  • Hand-Crafted Wood Bowls
  • Hand-painted wood slice ornaments, wood bead decorations
  • Handbags, wallets, cosmetic and duffel bags, beanies,  hats, jewelry, manicure sets collectors knives, etc.
  • Soap, salve, salts, lip care, creams, lotions 
  • One-of-a-kind metal art, handmade jewelry, rugs, and upcycled boho purses
  • Tumblers, shirts, car coasters, car freshies, earrings, accessories, wind chimes, wind spinners
  • “Embroidery and appliqué t-shirts and hats
  • Screen printed t-shirts”
  • Kitchen boas, placemats, table runners, heating pads, cinnamon hot pads, 
  •  Christmas tree skirts
  • Purses, wrist bags, baby quilts, afghans, scarfs, bowl cozies, placemats, hand warmers
  • Signs, decor cookies, and more!
  • Epoxy tumblers, coffee mugs, Ink pens, pencils, purses, wallets, etc
  • Crochet stuffed animals
  • Laser-engraved wood signs, hand-painted signs, hand-made ornaments, keychains, and tabletop decor.  local state and city-themed signs and decor.
  • Mary Kay, Park Lane Jewelry, Thirty-One, Java Momma, and Jordan Essentials

Food, Food, Food

  • Pulled Pork
  • Ribeye Sandwiches 
  • Pork Chops
  • Brisket
  • Hamburgers
  • Hotdogs
  • Corndogs
  • Funnel Cakes
  • Cheese Sticks
  • Polish Sausage
  • Nachos
  • Deep Fried Oreos
  • Cookie Sandwiches
  • Glass Candy
  • Cheeseburgers
  • Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches
  • Frozen Cheesecake
  • frozen bananas
  • iced coffees & Slushes
  • Mini Donuts
  • Cotton Candy
  • Loaded Fries
  • Specialty grilled cheese
  • Prime burgers

47th Annual Hunter's Moon Parade

2 PM - JH O'Bryan Avenue

parade line-up starts at noon, judging at 1:30, Parade at 2 PM

Parade Awards

Best Float Awards – 1st place $500, 2nd Place $300, 3rd Place $200

Best Vehicle Award – $150

Best Decorated Golf Cart – $75

Hunter's Moon Parade Registration
There is no fee and registration is not required however, registering will help with Parade placement and planning.
Selected Value: 0
Number of people on float, in band, in dance troop, etc. Exact number not needed.

Nominate Someone To Be The 2023 Hunter's Moon Grand Marshal

Sherry Newcomb
2023 Hunter's Moon
Grand Marshal

Past Grand Marshals

1979 Mrs. Rhea Badgett
1980 Mr. John Henry O’Bryan
1981 Mr. Brown Badgett
1982 Hazel Demery
1983 Mable Nash
1984 Linda Ray
1985 Tom & Velma Edmonds
1986 Jay & Nelda Deweese
1987 Dr. & Betty England
1988 Mr. Matt Walker
1989 Jack & Pat Jones
1990 Chet & Julia Badger
1991 Bill & Patti Tullar
1992 Bill & Rhoda Cullen
1993 Reg & Becky Stafford
1994 Tom & Louise Lummus
1995 Mrs. Ida Peal
1996 Bill & Betty Stiles
1997 Randell & Martha O’Bryan
1998 Frank Buchanon
1999 Doug & Alma Parish
2000 Dorothy Thompson
2001 Boyd & Loetta Wells
2002 Haze & Josephine Gentry
2003 Del Henson
2004 Kelsie & Linda Smith
2005 Joe Dry
2006 Tom & Vickie Moodie
2007 Dianne & Bob Bingham
2008 Bill Gary & Bette Burruss
2009 Cy & Jan Quarles
2010 Bud & Bernice Hunt
2011 Debbie & Mark Gill
2012 Charles & Mary Fulks
2013 Bob & Marsha Maxwell
2014 Michael & Lawana Tullar
2015 Tom Chambers & Ruth Beshear
2016 Troy & Missy Newcomb
2017 Stanley Walker
2018 Bill, Sara, & Ethan Minihan
2019 Patti’s Staff Family
2020 Cancel Due To Covid Restrictions
2021 Charles Watkins
2022 Brenda Lady

Hunter's Moon Silent Auction

Hunter's Moon Silent Auction. 9 am - 3 pm. Silent Auction takes place next to the Grand Rivers Chamber Office. Winners announced at 3 pm.

Silent Auction

Bidding for the Hunter’s Moon Silent Auction takes place in person from 9 am – 3 pm, and winners announced at 3 pm.

Bidders can check with the silent auction table at 3 pm to pay and pick up items won during the auction.

In the past items included tickets to a Broadway series show at the Carson Center, Boat rentals, Badgett Playhouse tickets, knives, apparel, and more. 

The silent auction is a fundraising event for the Grand Rivers Chamber of Commerce. The chamber uses funds for various projects and events like Hunter’s Moon and donating back to the community with support to Helping Hands Food Bank, Scholarship Awards, 4-H Camper Sponsorships, and various community projects.

Donated items such as gift cards, stays, rentals, tickets, merchandise, and other items are needed for the 47th Annual Silent Auction. Donations can be dropped at the Chamber office or call (270) 362 – 3377 to arrange for donation pick up. 

Hunter's Moon Volunteer Sign-Up
Volunteers are needed to make Hunter's Moon a success. Volunteers are needed for various area and most require just a couple hours of your time. Thank you for helping with this event.
Any special information that may be needed regarding your volunteer time.

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