town calendar update

Town of Farragut recently released its updated Town events schedule in light of COVID-19 concerns:

• Annual Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo along the banks of Anchor Park in Fort Loudoun Lake (originally in May) is tentative set for July 25 “dependent on Tennessee Wildlife Rescoures Agency and their ability to get us fish and, of course, COVID-19 restrictions,” a Town press released stated. “The format for this event will be different — the event will be available by pre-registration only and we will mark spots around the Anchor Park pond where each family group can fish from.  We will probably have two sessions for one hour each and announce winners via social media.”

As for other Town events:

• Lawn Chair Series’ June concert has been moved to Sept. 19; July 18 and Aug. 15 concerts are still in place, but alternative formats are planned.

• Bluegrass Jam (new event from Mamajam), originally scheduled for May, will now be in October (date still tentative) and may move to Campbell Station Plaza.

• Fun with Farragut’s Fleet, still on calendar for Aug. 15, “May end up being cancelled this year due to concerns over sterilizing the equipment,” the release stated.

• Health & Wellness Fair moved from March to Aug. 8 in Farragut Community Center along Jamestowne Boulevard.

• Taste of Farragut, originally scheduled for May 1, now will run from 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 4 (location still undetermined).

• Beautification Awards are still begin finalized, “But it is likely the Arts & Beautification Committee will move this to a holiday decorations award for this year,” the release stated.

• Town officials said they are still uncertain about Committee & Volunteer Banquet and “Birth of a Town, The Incorporation of Farragut” Film Premier & 40th Celebration, which “are very important because of Farragut’s 40th Anniversary,” the release stated. “These are close proximity situations so we will need to see when that will be allowed.”

• Annual BookFest each spring “is unlikely to be rescheduled for this year,” the release stated.

• As for the status of annual Independence Day Parade, the press release further stated, “We are still taking registrations, although we have had some that have dropped out (one is the Farragut High School Marching Admirals band.),” the release stated.   “... We will continue to monitor this and will have to make a decision by (Monday), June 1.”

• Farragut Community Center will be hosting the Hobie Bass Open Series Tournament of Champions in November. This is a national kayak fishing tournament series providing a platform for anglers to compete in an elite two-day event in one of several locations across the nation targeting bass. Anglers fish for large cash payouts, sponsored prizes, Hobie Fishing Worlds spots and angler of the year points. Officials will be here starting Thursday, Nov. 12, and the competition will take place Sunday, Nov. 15. The tournament starts Friday, Nov. 13, with an open call for anglers to fill the last spot in the championship – their could be 100 for that day’s event (plus their families).

The championship is the top 50 from the series, and they will fish on Saturday and Sunday.