Welcome to the 2021 National Banana Pudding Festival

UPDATE: The Festival is canceled for Sunday. The last 24 hours of rain have made our field parking unsafe. Come see us Oct 1-2 2022!

Saturday October 2 - 9am to 6pm
Sunday - 12pm to 5pm

No pets, please.

festival tent

Entertainment Schedule

The National Banana Pudding Festival features 2 stages of entertainment all day Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday Oct 2

9:00a - 11:00a Mable's Front Porch Stage

2021 National Banana Pudding Cook-off

Contestants go head- to-head in a battle of banana pudding!

10:30a - 12:30p Main Stage Band Angelica
11:15a - 11:45a Mable's Front Porch Stage Pudding Auction
12:30p - 1:15p Mable's Front Porch Stage Angie Laster & Friends
1:45p - 4:15p Main Stage Junction Drive
1:45p - 2:30p Mable's Front Porch Stage Mule Town Stompers
2:45p - 3:00p Main Stage Pudding Eating Contest
3:00p - 3:45p Mable's Front Porch Stage Angie Laster & Friends
3:30p - 3:45p Little Nanners Kids Area Pudding Eating Contest
4:15p - 5:00p Mable's Front Porch Stage Mule Town Stompers
4:45p - 6:00p Main Stage Travis Tidwell Band

Sunday Oct 3

12:15p - 1:45p Main Stage

The Waymasters

Gospel music with four-part harmony and 40 years of experience playing in churches and at events

12:15p - 1:00p

Mable's Front Porch Stage Runaway Puppet Theater
1:00p - 1:15p Main Stage Pudding Eating Contest
1:30p - 2:15p Mable's Front Porch Stage Angie Laster & Friends
2:00p - 2:15p Little Nanners Kids Area Pudding Eating Contest
2:15p - 3:15p Main Stage Dixieland Band
2:45p - 3:30p Mable's Front Porch Stage

Runaway Puppet Theater

Main characters Punch and Judy are sure to tickle everyone's fancy!

3:30p - 3:45p Mable's Front Porch Stage Pudding Eating Contest
3:45p - 5:00p Main Stage Charlie Fink & The Businessmen
4:00p- 4:45p Mable's Front Porch Stage Angie Laster & Friends

How to Get Here

The National Banana Pudding Festival is held at the RiverPark in Centerville, TN, about an hour's drive southwest of Nashville.

Due to soggy field conditions, the festival is relocated to the County Ag Pavilion at Upper Shipps Bend Road in Centerville, TN. It's 7 minutes from the original RiverPark location, so your drive won't change much.

See directions on Google Maps ›

Puddin' Path Flavors

The main attraction at the festival is always the Puddin' Path, where you sample many different flavors and styles of banana pudding. Each recipe is created and served by friendly people from one of the area's non-profit organizations. Proceeds from each tray go to the non-profits, and there are to-go servings of your favorites available for purchase.

This year's Puddin' Path flavors:

pudding flavor

proceeds go to

Banana Moon Pie Pudding

Duck River United Methodist Charge

Puddin' & Pearls

Centerville Women's Club

Banana Split

East Hickman Relay for Life team

The Chisel with Oreos

Fairfield Church of Christ Youth

Chocolate & Peanut Butter

Relay for Life Barbara's Brigade

Laffy Taffy

East Hickman High School Culinary Dept

White Chocolate & Caramel

Fairfield Relay for Life team

Belle's Best

Shady Grove United Methodist Church

Salted Caramel

Children's Tumor Foundation

Our Sponsors

  • Bates & Bates Law
  • Beacon Light Tea Room
  • Bon Aqua Farm Bureau
  • Carl's Collision Center
  • Centerville Coworks
  • Chappell's Hometown Foods
  • Colton's
  • Dr. Zach and Neetsie Hutchens
  • Duff's Fireworks
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • East End Cafe
  • East Hickman Mobile Storage
  • Farm Bureau
  • Fast Pace Urgent Care
  • Fish Camp Restaurant
  • Gilbert's Welding & Machine Shop
  • Hickman County Times
  • Highland Corp
  • Homestead Restaurant
  • Jones Heat & Air
  • Karco Auto Parts
  • Liberty Pharmacy
  • Lindsey Propane
  • TN Arts Commission
  • Lyles Value Plus
  • McDonald Funeral Home
  • Meriwether Lewis Electric Co-op
  • Middle TN Erosion & Sediment Control
  • ML Connect
  • Moon Pie
  • Nilla Wafers
  • PaPa Kay Joes BBQ
  • Pizza Hut
  • The Lumber Yard
  • Prairie Farms
  • Prince Hardware, LLC
  • Reliant Bank
  • Sav-A-Lot
  • Sonic
  • St. Thomas Hickman Hospital
  • State Farm Insurance-Jane Herron
  • Sugarlands Distillery
  • Tennessee Bun Co.
  • Tennessee Properties
  • Wild Hair Pottery
  • 105.1 The Wolf
  • Zaxby's

Festival Map

festival map

Food & Vendors

  • Maverick Ink - Lilla Rose
  • Bettie Hight
  • Patricia Kelley
  • Falls Branch Ceder Works
  • Terri's Stained Glass & More
  • Trina's Stitchery
  • Be Creative Crafts/Just Bead It
  • The Udder Soap Comp
  • Cutco Cutlery
  • Southern Lillies
  • Bradley Creek Designs Norwex
  • doTerra Essential Oils
  • Southern Scents & More Avon
  • Roger's This & That
  • A Child's Wonderland
  • TN Division of Forestry
  • Behavioral Health & Wellness
  • Little Snail Craft Shop
  • Tupperware
  • Dirt & Grace Customs
  • Jessica Nunno Art
  • Hickman County Democratic Party
  • Mesias Foundation
  • Rustic Creations
  • Little Bits Crafting
  • J & J Knives
  • Gutter Helmet by Harry Helmet
  • Creative Gifts by Tami
  • Suzi's Crafts
  • A Touch of Glass
  • Cash Express
  • Turney Center
  • MLEC & MLEC Connect
  • Amy Jo's Pork Skins
  • Repicci's Italian Ice
  • Alsups Concessions
  • Relay for Life
  • Kona Ice of West Dickson
  • Stroud Concessions
  • Colton's Steak House & Grill
  • NyTy's Sweet Treats
  • TN Subs
  • Kettle Korn
  • Kommander Fish Shack
  • The Five Ladies
  • Smokin’ Willies BBQ
  • This Turkey Here
  • Forget-Me-Not Cottage
  • Muletown Lucky Shoes
  • Island Breeze Orthodontics
  • The Rotten Apple
  • Colleen's Homemade Gifts
  • This is My Tribe
  • Candleflare
  • Caricatures by Nate
  • Above and Beyond Balloons
  • Inflate-a-World
  • Marcus Johnson
  • Bladesmithing & Metal Work
  • Gideon's International