Skip to content

Celebration balances fan supply and demand for concessions



The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration is unique from most sporting venues in how concessions are handled during the event. At The Celebration, tradition has been that area civic clubs rented space on the show grounds from The Celebration and sold concessions as a fundraiser for their club and the causes they serve.  

Although this is a major revenue source for most major sporting events, The Celebration has supported the civic clubs and their fundraising through concessions in keeping with the spirit of the founders of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration.
 
The Celebration recently received the attached letter from the Civitan Club regarding the disbanding of their club and thus their inability to open their concession stand during the upcoming 79th Celebration.  

“This is an unfortunate situation that we have seen with more than one club over the last several years. The Celebration will open the popular concessions spot and offer similar items to the Civitan Club, including the popular choice of ice cream,” said Celebration CEO Mike Inman.
 
The Celebration has repeatedly denied the efforts of outside vendors and restaurants to come and setup at The Celebration but this policy will have to be reviewed in the coming years.  

“We will always be committed to the civic clubs in our community and keep them a major focus of the concessions on the grounds. However, we may have to look at allowing outside vendors to occupy some of the vacancies in order to fulfill the needs of our fans sitting in all areas of the arena,” concluded Inman.
 

More Stories

  • Cy Webb to compete in Leal's Jr Bull Riding Championship

    Cy Webb will compete today, December 6, in the Short Go at the Leal's Jr. Bull Riding Championship at 11:00 am. The public can tune in for free at cowboychannelplus.com. Read More
  • Obituary – Sally Elaine Brown

    Sally Elaine Johnson Brown, age 68, went to be with her Lord, Wednesday November 3, 2021 at Centennial Hospital in Nashville, TN.  Read More
  • TWHBEA holds election

    After a lengthy and quite contentious meeting the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association (TWHBEA) conducted its annual election of its executive committee. Running unopposed and being elected by acclimation were the following... Read More
  • Latest Issue 12 6 21

    Read More
  • WHOA announces banquet date

    The Walking Horse Owners’ Association would like to announce that the WHOA Annual Awards banquet will be held Saturday, March 26, 2022. Read More
  • High Point Trainer of the Year

    Read More
  • 2021 Readers' Choice Ballot

    You don't have to be a member of anything to vote for your favorite horses, exhibitors, trainers and shows in The 40th Annual Walking Horse Report Readers' Choice conducted by The Walking Horse Report... Read More
  • Obituary – Gilbert Miller

    Mr. Gilbert Miller, 89, prominent Richmond, Kentucky businessman and developer, and the widower of Evelyn Rose Miller, passed away on Friday, November 26, 2021. Read More
  • FAST provides industry update

    In 2021, the walking horse industry has experienced a generally successful year for our show horse including an increased number of horse shows and sustained entry numbers at the 2021 Celebration.  As we enter into the final quarter of the year, industry organizations and leadership are turning their attention toward the 2022 year.   Read More
  • Obituary – Lined With Cash

    It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Lined With Cash. He passed this afternoon of an apparent cardiac arrest.  This 25-year-old son of WGC Coin's Hard Cash out of the great Gen's Silver Lining has sired currently 1238 offspring who hold close to 400 World Titles. Read More