We’re always ready for a good time, and the Scopes Festival offers a weekend of fun for the entire family on the third weekend of July.


Free activities on the courthouse lawn include music, a classic car cruise-in, traditional crafts demonstrations, vendors, food, and games. Inside the courthouse, visit the Rhea Heritage and Scopes Trial Museum, and see a quilt show on the first floor.


If you would like to sell your arts, crafts, food or other items during the festival, please complete the application here and submit it to the festival office,


Tickets for the play area avilable here.