Festival 2014 dates set for July 18-20
The County Courthouse yard during the Scopes Trial in 1925
The 2014 Scopes Festival -- the 26th -- will be held Friday through Sunday, July 18 -20, at the Rhea County Courthouse, festival organizers have announced.
The additional day recognizes the partnership of the Festival with the Cumberland County Playhouse, which will produce "Front Page News," a play with music and full theatrical treatment.
The play with music will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Other Festival Events
Other events being planned include tours of Scopes Trial sites in the Dayton area; "The History Within Us," an oral history project focused on the Trial; music on the courthouse lawn; demonstrations of traditional crafts and skills; an antique tractor show; and an antique/classic car cruise-in.
Stay tuned -- there's more to come.