Events 2022

SATURDAY,  AUGUST 27

8:30 a.m. | Doodle Soup Days Pageant
Bradford High School Gym | Door admission: $5 Adults | $2 Children ages 5-up | Age 4 & under FREE | Registration begins 8:30 a.m. at the door | Pageant starts approximately 9:00 am | Sponsored by BHS FFA | Proceeds benefit the BHS FFA | Contact Kyle Gehring at 931.622.5061 or 731.742.3152.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

4:00 p.m. | Home Run Derby
Bradford City Park | Age groups from 6 – 18 | Groups will be divided by age | Sponsored by BHS FFA | Contact Kyle Gehring 931.622.5061


4:30 p.m. | Chicken Dinner | Donations Accepted | Limited Quantities |
Bradford Community Center | Sponsored by Tyson and Carroll Bank and Trust  


7:00 p.m. | Community Church Service 
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church | 405 Trezevant Hwy.  Bradford, TN 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

4:30 p.m. | Pork Chop Dinner | Price TBD
Bradford Community Center | Sponsored by Carroll Bank & Trust


6:30 p.m. | Trivia Night
Bradford Elementary School Gym. 6-person teams | $20 per team. Sign up before or at the time of the event. Hosted by the Greater Gibson County Chamber of Commerce. For more info 731.855.0973 or lwickersham@gibsoncountytn.com

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

8:00 a.m. | Craft & Vendor Market
Bradford City Park. $50 setup fee. For more info and to download a form visit the Vendors page or contact Cathy Wheeler 731.697.8297


3:00 p.m. | Carnival Rides
Bradford City Park. $10.00 armband for all rides, all day for one day. Purchase at the festival Welcome Tent.


4:00 p.m. | Doodle Soup
Bradford City Park – West Pavilion. Doodle soup, chicken, potatoes, peas, bread or crackers & drink $8.00. Served until gone.


4:00 p.m. | Carnival Games
Bradford City Park | East Pavilion | Sponsored by BHS FFA


6:00 p.m. | Opening Ceremonies
Bradford City Park | Main Stage


6:15 p.m. | Doodle Soup Yard Art Contest
How are your gardening skills? Enter our Doodle Soup Yard Art Contest!! Sponsored by the Bradford School Program. Entry fee of $15.00 per yard. Registration form below. Entries will be judged on Facebook, starting Sept 11th. 1st, 2nd & 3rd place will receive prizes. Only rules for the contest is that your decor MUST be chicken related. Go BIG or go small. Checks should be made to BSP and can be delivered to Carroll Bank and Trust of Bradford or delivered to the Bradford Elementary School Office. Send your best pictures to Bradford Doodle Soup Days page through messenger app on Facebook. Please name your art when you send it!  


7:30 p.m. | Wrestling Match
Bradford City Park | Bell time 7:30 | FREE Admission | Upper Baseball Field | Sponsored by Able’s Towing


 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

7:00 a.m. | Chicken Run 5K Run/Walk
Race starts at the Bradford High School. Early registration Sat. Sept. 18 (shirt guaranteed). Day of registration – 7:00 a.m. • 1 Mile Fun Run (12 & under) – 7:30 a.m. • 5K/2 Mile Walk – 8:00 a.m. Sponsored by the Bradford Jr/Sr Cross Country teams. Contact Buni Wendt 731.613.6421 or Nichi Hickerson 731.613.8500

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8:00 a.m. | Pancake Breakfast
Bradford Senior Citizens Center | Call 731.742.2891 for more information.


8:00 a.m. | Car Show 
Bradford School Parking Lot | Registration fee $30 | Vehicle registration 7:00-9:30 a.m. | Trophies awarded 1:00pm | Concessions will be available, and vendors wanted | Proceeds benefit the Bradford FFA | Contact Kyle Gehring 931.622.5061 or Mechelle Hays 731.609.7825


10:00 a.m. | Doodle Soup Days Parade
Downtown Bradford | Line-up on Alexander St. at 9:00am | Visit the Directions page to download a map of the parade route | Contact Lisa Cowan 731.345.7205


11:00 a.m. | Carnival Rides
Bradford City Park | $10.00 armband for all rides – all day for one day | Visit the Park Entrance Welcome Tent for purchase


11:00 a.m. | Craft & Vendor Market
Bradford City Park | $50 setup fee | For more info and to download a form visit the Vendors page or contact Cathy Wheeler 731.697.8297


11:00 a.m. | Doodle Soup
Bradford City Park | West Pavilion | Doodle soup, chicken, potatoes, peas, bread or crackers & drink $8.00 | SERVED UNTIL GONE


12:00 p.m. | Announcement of Parade Winners
Bradford City Park | Main Stage | Trophies to be awarded


12:00 p.m. | Cornhole Tournament: Open and Co-Ed Division
Bradford City Park | Entry Fee $20 per team | $100 to winner | Sponsored by Carroll Bank & Trust | Contact Josh Gibson 731.571.5674


2:00 p.m. | Kickball Tournament
Bradford City Park | Lower Baseball Field | 2:00 – 3:00pm | Bradford FFA’s Kick Ball Championship Contact Kyle Gehring 931.622.5061


5:00 p.m. | Cake Walk & Live Auction
Bradford City Park | Sponsored by the Lady Red Devils Basketball Team | Contact Merideth Jacobs 731.618.7235


6:00 p.m. | Opening Band | Lanee Mathis
Bradford City Park | Main Stage


7:00 p.m. | Second Act | 24 Seven
Bradford City Park | Main Stage


8:15 p.m. | Announce Raffle Winner
Bradford City Park | Main Stage


8:30 p.m. | Headliner | Johnny Mac and the Heart Attacks
Bradford City Park | Main Stage

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OUR MUSICAL LINEUP

   

OUR OWN BRADFORD GIRL, LANEE MATHIS, WILL KICK OFF THE CONCERT ON SATURDAY NIGHT. 

LANEE IS A FRESHMAN AT BRADFORD HIGH SCHOOL, AND SHE’S ALREADY MAKING A NAME FOR HERSELF IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY.   

HAVING JUST RECORDED HER FIRST SINGLE, LANEE WILL BRING HER TALENT TO THE DOODLE SOUP STAGE AND GET US PUMPED UP WITH HER ONE-OF-A-KIND VOICE!  YOU DEFINITELY WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!

 

 

 

 

NEXT ON THE STAGE WE WELCOME ANOTHER LOCAL BAND, 24SEVEN.  PLAYING AT MUSICAL EVENTS ACROSS THE STATE, YOU MAY HAVE HEARD THEM PERFORM. 

YOU CAN BRING YOUR LAWNCHAIR, BUT 24SEVEN WILL HAVE YOU OUT OF YOUR SEAT AS THEY TAKE US ONE A MUSICAL JOURNEY THROUGH THE PAST, COVERING THE GREATEST ARTISTS AND THE SONGS WE CAN’T HELP BUT SING ALONG WITH.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOHNNY MAC WILL CLOSE OUT OUR 2022 DOODLE SOUP FESTIVAL AS OUR HEADLINING ACT. 

JOHNNY MAC AND THE HEARTBREAKERS TRAVEL NEAR AND FAR TO PERFORM, BUT MOST SUNDAY AFTERNOONS OR SATURDAY NIGHTS, YOU CAN FIND JOHNNY MAC BACK IN HIS HOMETOWN OF BIG SANDY ON THE KENTUCKY LAKE. 

WITH HIS GUITAR AND SMOOTH HAGGARD VOICE, JOHNNY MAC WILL LEAVE YOU WANTING AND ENCORE!

 

 

 

 

IT IS GOING TO BE ONE OF THE BEST MUSICAL EVENTS — THE CONCERT IS FREE — JUST $10.00 PARK ENTRANCE FEE — YOU CAN’T MISS THIS MUCH TALENT IN ONE NIGHT!