By Carol Kamm at Grandview Realty
Real Estate Services in Bradley, Polk, Hamilton, McMinn and Monroe Counties.
So what is a Cowpea Festival? The name sounds weird but it’s really another name for Crowder Peas or Black Eyed Peas. Most don’t know that Charleston, TN was known as the pea capital of the United States. It’s really wonderful that our community recognizes this as an authentic agri-heritage as well as a protein rich food which is a staple in the Southern diet.
The Cowpea Festival begins at 10:00 am with music entertainment, storytelling, games, air toys, and a marketplace of fine arts and crafts. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the activities throughout the day. Some of the sponsors include Bush’s Baked Beans, Whirlpool, Homestead Lawn and Tractor, Meagher and Meagher Furniture, Bradley Chamber of Commerce, Olin Chlor-Alkali, Ace Hardware, Blossman Gas, Cleveland Daily Banner, Fairfield Inn, Farm Bureau Insurance, Hampton Inn and others.
All proceeds will go towards advancing the Cherokee Heritage Museum in Charleston. This is so incredible to have such wonderful history right at our back door. Come and enjoy this festival with your friends and neighbors.
Buyers relocating to Bradley County, Cleveland, Charleston, and the Ocoee Region will appreciate the efforts from the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce in promoting our agri-heritage roots and community spirit. Cleveland, TN offers so much for homeowners and prospective buyers of all types.