Hardin County celebrates tourism May 3-9

May 3-9 is National Travel and Tourism Week 2021 and the Hardin County Convention and Visitors Bureau is celebrating.
It’s a big week for Hardin County’s visitor-focused businesses and kicks off the summer vacationing season. Local residents and visitors alike can help by using the hashtag #thatsmyhardincounty on social media.
Travel and Tourism Week is an annual event that highlights the economic role of the industry.
Hospitality, travel and tourism professionals from across the nation work throughout the week to promote the contributions their travel markets and organizations make to the U.S. economy.
“Tourism continues to be a major economic driver for Hardin County, and we have seen continuous growth even in the pandemic with folks wanting to travel closer to home and enjoy the outdoors,” said Hardin County Tourism Director Beth Pippin. “Hardin County Convention and Visitors Bureau reported an annual economic impact of $43.78 million in 2019 in direct tourist spending. Let’s celebrate, highlight, and thank our tourism-related businesses this week.”
Local Tourism Week opportunities
•Tennessee River Museum in downtown Savannah offers complimentary postcards with admission all week.
•Pickwick Landing State Park – enjoy a hike, boat ride, fishing, golfing and more.
•Shiloh National Park – enjoy hiking, biking and history.
•Tennessee Street Park splash pads are open for the season.
•Monday, May 3 – Post a selfie of your favorite Hardin County touristy thing, tweet, add #thatsmyhardincounty #poweroftravel.
•Tuesday, May 4 – Pickwick Landing State Park Dog Park, at Paws Landing, ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m.
•Wednesday, May 5 – Salute to agri-tourism. Visit Savannah Farmers Market in downtown Savannah. Market hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free #cincodmayo gift while they last.
•Thursday, May 6 – In honor of National Beverage Day, post a “cheers” to #thatsmyhardincounty with a drink from one of our local restaurants, your kitchen or your office water cooler.
•Friday, May 7 – Share your weekend plans in #thatmyhardincounty. Post on Tour Hardin County.
•Saturday, May 8 – Second Saturday craft vendors at Savannah Market in downtown Savannah 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Music on Main at the market beginning at 6 p.m. with “Band of Jones.”
Weekend fun at Crump Flea Market. Take a drive to Saltillo for a spring outing and river view. Visit the HCCVB at the Tennessee River Museum for a local antique guide, driving tour, maps, Fit as a Fiddle Hiking Trail, and information on all area parks and attractions.
For more information on Hardin County and the Tourism Week celebration, contact the Hardin County CVB at 731-925-8181 or visit tourhardincounty.org.

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