The 2017 Banana Festival Starts In:

David Lee Murphy

Saturday September 17th
8:00 p.m.
Amphitheater Unity Park

The Tradition Rolls On

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. Our theme for Banana Festival 2016:

The Tradition Rolls On!

Events are scheduled September 9-17, and we are asking you, once again to pledge your support.
2016 Top Banana memberships are being sold for $100/individual or $150/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 Friday, September 9 at 7 pm at Buck’s Celebration Center, featuring food, drinks and entertainment by the Nashville Group The Remedies!!

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

2016 Banana Festival
T-Shirts Available NOW!

Adult $20 Youth $18
Shirts can be purchased at Two-Doors Down

2016 Banana Festival T-Shirt

You can also purchase T-Shirts, souvenirs, candy/Pudding Buckets, Banana Beads, Cups, Coozies, Drinks, Ice Cream, in the Banana Cabana during the Festival begining Wednesday September 14th!

2016 Silver Sponsors

Lowry Farms Inc
Reelfoot Bank
The Citizens Bank
Tennova Healthcare

2016 Bronze Sponsors

Alan Jones, DMD
The Keg Bar & Grill
The Fulton Leader
Morris Farms
Simmons Bank
City of South Fulton

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