Portland,TN celebrated the 73rd Strawberry Festival on May 10, 2014
Our Grand Marshall was "James Best" aka Rosco P Coletrane!
Another successful Festival in 2014 and we are looking foward to another Great Festival in May 2015!
Make plans to join us in May 2015 for the 74th Strawberry Festival Celebration Day!
Please contact the Chamber of Commerce @ (615) 325-9032
Portland's history is rich in strawberries. Agriculture was our mainstay in years past, with strawberries as our main crop for many years. Although that's no longer true, we still celebrate our heritage and we still have some strawberries.
In October 2009 we celebrated our Sesquicentennial; 150 years since the first Louisville & Nashville train stopped at Richland Station depot on October 31, 1859. Richland Station was re-named Portland in 1888, and then incorporated as a city in 1905. A Sesquicentennial Celebration was held on October 3, 2009 with some old fashioned food, a quilt show, historical artifacts display, historic building tours, a cemetery tour, and many other festivities.
Hometown festivals such as ours are great fun, and a great way to meet new people and experience new places. We certainly hope the Strawberry Festival makes you want to come to Portland again for other city events and activities throughout the year.