Scopes Festival

The Scopes Festival is a Friday and Saturday Event that features a musical reenactment of the famous Scopes Trial in Dayton, TN. While you're waiting on the next showing of the Play you can enjoy Craft Demonstrations, Cruise-Ins, Food Vendors, and Music! The Bluegrass Competition begins Saturday, July 20th from 11am-11pm. You can visit for more information!

Also look for Scopes Summer Nights starring different bands every Saturday for four weeks leading up to July 19th weekend! 

Read more


Latitude: 35.494 Longitude: -85.0125 Elevation: 699 ft
the best travel advice comes from the people who live here
Julie Keener


Event Dates

7/19/2019 – 7/20/2019

Ages Festival is Appropriate For

All Ages , Family Friendly

Pet Friendly Notes


How to Get There

1475 Market St # 104, Dayton, TN 37321


I see the festival lists dates as July 19 and 20 but the website shows you can get tickets to the "Trial" thru July 28th is that correct?

Charlotte , 4/10/2019

Leave a Comment