The 2021 Banana Festival Starts In:



Saturday September 21st
8:30 p.m.
Amphitheater Unity Park

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Saturday September 21st
7:30 p.m.
Amphitheater Unity Park

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Friday September 20th
8:00 p.m.
Unity Park Amphitheater



Friday September 20th
7:00 p.m.
Unity Park Amphitheater

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2019 Platinum Sponsors

Rudolf Freight

Jackson Purchase Medical Center

Premier Portable BuildingsPremier Portable Buildings


All Kraft Erectors Inc
Wal Mart
Lifeline Home Health

Tracking Down Tradition

It’s almost that time—time for the Twin Cities to GO BANANAS! It’s time to celebrate everything wonderful about our communities. This year’s festival will be full of memory making events for all ages.

Tracking Down Tradition!

Events are scheduled September 8-15, and we are asking you, once again to pledge your support.
2018 Top Banana memberships are being sold for $75/individual or $100/couples.Banana Ball
Members receive recognition in the Banana Festival souvenir programs, reserved seating to all concert events, the fashion show and bandstand seating for the parade, event special parking. Additionally, members receive complementary tickets to the Banana Ball.

The Banana Ball will be held Saturday, September 8 at 7 pm at Buck’s Celebration Center, featuring food, drinks and entertainment!!

2016 Banana Festival T-Shirt

Why Bananas in Kentucky and Tennessee

Upon hearing that the twin cities are hosting a Banana Festival many reply with, “Why Bananas?” While it is true our weather is not conducive to growing bananas, the twin cities have had a great impact on bananas in the United States

In about 1880 the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad was the first to develop refrigerated cars. TrainSuddenly those not living in tropical regions could have the same fruits year round that others enjoyed. Fulton, at the time, was home to a large railroad facility and became the redistribution point for the railroad because of its central location between New Orleans and Canada. The United Fruit Co, now Chiquita, began shipping bananas from South America by ship to New Orleans. The bananas were loaded onto railcars on top of 162 pound blocks of ice for the trip north. Fulton had the only ice house on the route north to Chicago. The bananas were more

2019 Banana Festival
T-Shirts Available Now!

The 2019 Banana Festival "A Ton of Fun" T shirt pre orders are July 1, 2019 till July 26,2019. Contact Cory or Lori Edmison at 270-875-0963 or 270-875-0879 or Pre Orders can also be taken on the Banana Festival Facebook Page. Shirts will be sold during the week of the festival at the Ponotoc Building and at the Two Doors Down Boutique, Lake Street, downtown Fulton. Shirt sizes youth small-xlarge $10 each and adult sizes small-xlarge $12 and 2x and above are $15 each. Let's get festive and celebrate our town!

2016 Banana Festival T-Shirt

2019 Silver Sponsors


The Citizens Bank

West TN Healthcare


2019 Bronze Sponsors



Gibson Electric Membership Corp

Superior Car Wash

Weakley County Municipal Electric System

Veteran Management Service

Alan Jones, DMD

City of South Fulton

Morris Farms

Security Bank & Trust

P & R Tire

The Keg Bar & Grill

Edward jones


Pilgrim’s Pride

Kayser Automotive

Twin Cities Chamber of Commerce

Fulton Electric System

The Current

West Tennessee Healthcare


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