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Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree Thanks
Jamboree board members
Pictured from left are Beth Chandler (Stage Committee), Shawn Jacobs (Media, Board Member), Susan DeMay (Potter, Juror, Craft Committee), Jack Barton (Coordinator), Brandon Shaw (Vice-President), Kim Driver Luton (President), Grant James (Treasurer), Alex Woodward (Marketing, Board Member), Ethan Shaw (Technology, Board Member), Olivia Southard (Craft Director), and Tammy Judkins (Registration Committee, Social Media). Not pictured: Vickie Woods (Secretary), Rob Ramsey (Dance Judges, Board Member) Shan Stout (Inclusive Category), Suzanne Williams (Chamber Committee), Charlie Parker (Safety Committee), Jessica Higgins (Craft Committee), and Tabitha Thierjung (Craft Committee, Appalachian Center for Craft).

Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree Thanks City, County, First Responders and Sanitation Department for Support

Smithville, TN – The Board of Directors & Committee Members  of the Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree & Craft Festival would like to express their sincere gratitude to the city government, county government, and first responders for their assistance and cooperation during the event.

The event, which took place on June 30th – July 1st was a success thanks to the support and guidance of the city and county officials, who helped secure the necessary resources for the event. The event organizer also appreciates the professionalism and dedication of Charlie Parker with Emergency Management, Hoyte Hale and all the first responders, who ensured the safety and well-being of the attendees and staff.

The Board also acknowledges the help of Mayor Matt Adcock, Sheriff Patrick Ray, Steven Ferrell and all the trustees who helped set up and tear down the event, especially in the early morning hours of Sunday. Mayor Josh Miller, Chief of Police Mark Collins, Kevin Robinson, and the entire Sanitation Department for always having the city back to normal by Sunday morning.

“Well, I always say it takes a village and the village showed up,” said President Kim Luton. “With all the severe weather that took place, we also want to thank Cumberland Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, Refuge Church, City Hall, and DeKalb County Courthouse for opening their doors to the public for shelter. The First Baptist Church also hosted a breakfast for all the Crafters early Saturday morning which was very much appreciated.”

The event, which aimed to highlight Appalachian style crafts, dance, and music, attracted a total of 452 participants - an increase from 288 in 2022 as well as 198 Craft Booths – majority handmade. The Smithville Jamboree Board and Committee is proud to have contributed to the community and looks forward to 2024. Volunteers are desperately needed. If you are interested, please call 615-597-8500 or email