18th Annual Depot Days in Smyrna This Weekend

Sep 22, 2022 at 01:22 pm by WGNS News

(SMYRNA, TN) This weekend (Friday and Saturday, September 23rd & 24th, 2022), thousands of people will once again visit Front Street in Smyrna for the 15th Annual Depot Days. There will be over 100 booths filled with vendors, food, businesses, local artisans and even a beer garden at Depot Days.

On Friday and Saturday, the Town of Smyrna will have a stage set-up to fill the air with live music! Todd Spearman, Assistant Town Manager of Smyrna, elaborated on the sound quality…  There will be two stages at Depot Days this year. One stage is titled the Performance Stage, and the second stage has been named the Carpe Cafe stage.


In addition to music, there will be inflatables for the kids to jump on at no charge, and train rides for only $1, as well as many other kid-friendly activities. This is a family fun-packed weekend!

Depot Days gets underway this Friday evening at 5 with a classic car show kicking off the event between 6 and 8:30 p.m. (hosted by Smyrna Parks & Rec). Proceeds will benefit a local charity in Smyrna. On Saturday morning, Depot Days kicks off at 10 a.m. with over 100 vendors. The day will end around 4 p.m.

LOOKING BACK - When the train depot opened in the late 1800’s, Smyrna had a population of less than 5-hundred residents. By 1950, the population grew to a little over 1,500 residents. Census records show the real growth spike occurred in the 1980’s when Nissan announced plans to build an assembly plant in Smyrna. Following the opening of the plant, the city recorded skyrocketing growth of more than 7,500 new residents, equaling a population count of 16,387 by 1990. The town continued to thrive, growing by an additional 38-thousand residents between 1990 and 2021. Today, over 55-thousand people call Smyrna home.

MORE ON DEPOT DAYS - For more information on Depot Days in Smyrna, which is this Friday and Saturday (09/23 – 09/24/22), please visit https://www.simatn.org/depot-days.


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