Address and Phone:
P.O. Box 1010
Shelbyville, TN 37162
Phone: (931) 684-5915
Fax: (931) 684-5949
The historic Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration Grounds in Shelbyville, Tennessee, is home to the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, which takes place each year in late summer for the 11 days ending on the Saturday night before Labor Day.
The Celebration is housed in a 105-acre complex in Shelbyville. We have 63 barns that contain 1,650 stalls, an outdoor stadium that seats approximately 30,000, a covered warm-up ring called Champion's Arena, a 4,400-seat indoor arena for horse shows and other similar events, and a well-manicured facility. The Celebration is governed by a seven-member board of directors.
Calsonic Arena, our indoor arena, can seat up to 7,000 people for concerts, capable of serving up monster truck shows, circuses, country music concerts, dog shows, car shows, motocross events, rodeos, alpaca shows, etc., in addition to horse shows. The building was designed with equine events as our number one priority, but we are delighted that we can host an event of almost any type.
Calsonic Arena is booked approximately 40 out of the 52 weekends each year. Breeds such as Arabians, Ponies of the Americas, Quarter Horses, Spotted Saddle Horses, Racking Horses, Tennessee Walking Horses, miniatures and saddlebreds call our facility their "home" during the weekends that they use our world-class facility.
Located in the heart of Middle Tennessee, The Celebration® lies within 500 miles of half the U.S. population and is only a 50 minute drive from The Nashville International Airport.
Coming to The Celebration® from Nashville, TN
Take I-24 to Murfreesboro, then take exit 81 A to Shelbyville.
From Murfreesboro to Shelbyville is about 25 minutes.
Once in Shelbyville, turn left on Highway 41 A South (Madison Street) and look for the Celebrationsm on the left.
Coming to The Celebration® from Chattanooga, TN
Take I-24 toward Murfreesboro and exit on Exit 97 to Wartrace/Shelbyville. Following Highway 64 through Wartrace until it intersects with Highway 41 A. Turn right onto Highway 41A (Madison Street) and look for the Celebrationsm on the right.
Coming to The Celebration® from Knoxville, TN
Take I-40 E toward Nashville, then take exit 235 onto TN-840 W toward Murfreesboro. Exit onto I-24 E toward Chattanooga. Exit I-24 on exit 81 A to Shelbyville. Once in Shelbyville, turn left on Highway 41 A South (Madison Street) and look for the Celebrationsm on the left.
Coming to The Celebration® from Memphis, TN
Take I-40 toward Nashville, then exit onto I-440 at exit 206; at Exit I-24 go toward Murfreesboro; exit I-24 at Exit 81 A onto US-231. From Murfreesboro to Shelbyville is about 25 minutes. Once in Shelbyville, turn left on Highway 41A South (Madison Street) and look for the Celebrationsm on the left.
Coming to The Celebration® from Fayetteville, TN
Follow Highway 231 North until it crosses Highway 41 A.
Turn right on to 41 A South and look for the Celebrationsm on the left.
Coming to The Celebration® from Lewisburg, TN
Follow Highway 64 East until it crosses Highway 41 A.
Turn left on to 41 A North and look for the Celebrationsm on the right.
Coming to The Celebration® from Tullahoma, TN
Follow Highway 41 A North all the way in to Shelbyville and look for the Celebrationsm sign on the right.
Get turn-by-turn direction using the interactive map above.
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