The University offers a broad range of non-credit personal and professional development courses including computer courses, digital photography, drawing, guitar, foreign language, painting, quilting and creative writing courses. In Tennessee, citizens age 65 and older can take one academic course per semester free of charge, so learn a new language, study Shakespeare, learn more about your favorite history topic, develop an interest you have always had in geology or any other interest.
There’s nothing like tailgating and football on a Saturday in the South and the University of Tennessee at Martin is proud to call Weakley County its home. In addition to the football team, UT Martin has several NCAA Division I athletic teams including baseball, volleyball, soccer, rifle, tennis, softball, golf, cross country, equestrian and rodeo.
Tennessee is fortunate to have all of the major sports and most are within a short drive from Weakley County. The Jackson Generals, Double-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, play ball at Pringles Park in Jackson during the spring and summer months. Jackson is only a 45 minute drive from Weakley County. In two hours you can see drive to Memphis to see the Redbirds, Triple-A affiliate of the St.Louis Cardinals or NBA team, Memphis Grizzlies. Nashville is 2.5 hours away and boasts the Tennessee Titans, Nashville Sounds and Nashville Predators.
Weakley County is a beautiful place with wonderful natural resources, such as Big Cypress Tree State National Park located in Greenfield, Tenn. For more information regarding the park, call 731.235.0771.
Festivals & Events-
Fiddlesticks Festival- Greenfield, Tenn. Held in April, a local family who owns a carnival business started the event to give back to the community. The names comes from the hand-made ice cream treat often seen at the event- vanilla ice cream dipped in chocolate and rolled in peanuts. For more info visit Greenfield's website.
Tennessee Iris Festival- Dresden, Tenn. Usually held in April/May the Iris festival provides many events to attend including opening ceremonies, beauty pageants, live entertainment, iris flower show, street fair and more. For more information visit the Iris Festival website.
Tater Town Special- Gleason, Tenn. Held in August, it celebrates Gleason as the capital of sweet potato plants. Events include gospel singing, barbecue cookoff, parade, craft fair, class reunions and live entertainment. For more info, see Gleason's website.
Corn and Music Fest- Sharon, Tenn. Held in September, the event seeks to promote tourism and community invovlement with a cemetary walk, free city-wide barbecue, fireworks, health fair, pet show, corn-eating contest, quilt show, street dance, parade, 5K and live entertainment.
Fire Prevention Festival- Greenfield, Tenn. held in October and emphasizes fire safety to the community. Events include Smokey the Bear, free fire truck rides, LIFELINE blood mobile, arts and crafts fair and car show. For more info visit Greenfield's website.
UT Martin Homecoming- Martin, Tenn. held in October, it provides UT Martin Alumni the opportunity to come back to campus and visit. Events include the football games, quad city, rope-pull and pyramid building. Visit UTM's website for more info.