Apr 14, 2016
Southeast Tourism Society Selects Uncle Dave Macon Days as a ‘STS Top 20 Event’

The Southeast Tourism Society has named the 39th Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast for July, 2016.

This year’s Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival is July 8-9. The STS Top 20 Festival and Event Awards have highlighted programs around the Southeast since 1985.

Travel industry experts select 20 events per month, and STS publicizes them throughout the United States. The complete list is published on two websites: EscapeToTheSoutheast.com and TravelMediaPressRoom.com.

Uncle Dave Macon Days has become a Murfreesboro tradition. The event is both a contest and celebration of Old-Time Music, dance and culture. The family-friendly event is held the second weekend of July on the historic grounds at Cannonsburgh Village, the only surviving part of Tennessee’s Bicentennial project. The festival entertains 30,000 guests with on-stage performances, arts and crafts demonstrations and dozens of impromptu “shade-tree pickings,” one of the festival’s prized attractions. New this year—guests can get their chance to make a Guinness World Record for “Largest Square Dance” on the Murfreesboro square. Visit the festival’s website at www.uncledavemacondays.com.

“The Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Festival and Event list is an excellent guide for the Southeast’s visitors and residents.  Events selected represent the best, and often most unique, activities in our region,” said Bill Hardman, president and CEO of the Southeast Tourism Society.

Events considered for the STS Top 20 recognition must be at least three years old and have attendance of at least 1,000. Nomination forms and deadlines are available at SoutheastTourism.org or by calling 770-542-1523.

STS, founded in 1983 and headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting tourism to and within 12 states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.