Doodle Soup Days Festival


Saturday, August 26

10:00am – 1:00pm

Bradford Fire Dept

Tickets on sale until noon Sunday, August 20

 DSD-8-26-17-fundraiser-ticketVisit the Fundraisers page for more details.

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Bradford T-Shirts
On Sale Now!

Get this one-of-a-kind shirt highlighting the Doodle Soup Capital of the World while helping support the festival.

$15 – Adult  |  $12 – Youth

Available for a limited time at the Bradford City Hall and The Olive Owl, Downtown Bradford

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Once a year the community of Bradford, Tennessee celebrates a one-of-a-kind festival known as Doodle Soup Days. Why not?  Bradford is known as the Doodle Soup Capital of the World. This unique concoction is rooted in local history and has raised the curiosity of many abroad. We invite you to come celebrate with us and experience small town hospitality and a savory bowl of Doodle Soup.

What is Doodle Soup?

Doodle soup is a broth that’s made from the drippings of roasted chicken or game mixed with salt, vinegar, cayenne pepper, water, sugar and flour.

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Bring on the Fun!

Visit our Events page for a calendar of scheduled events at this year’s festival. Events will be posted up until the festival so check back often.

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Be a Part of This Special Event!

Become a sponsor and help keep this unique, community tradition alive plus you will be showcased on our Sponsor page.

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Check Us Out on

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Award winning journalist, Jim Myers, finds his way to the small town of Bradford and speaks with some Doodle Soup experts to discover what Doodle Soup Days and this strange soup is all about.

Click here to read his full story.

Check Us Out on Tennessee Crossroads

In 2010, Al Voecks traveled to Bradford to find out exactly what made Doodle Soup so special.

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See the 2015 Doodle Soup Days Festival coverage on WBBJ channel 7.


Doodle Soup Days Countdown

2017 festival is September 20 - 23

    Next Committee Meeting:   August 24, 6:30 pm, Bradford Fire Dept.