Full compliance with all federal, state and local laws is a cornerstone of the market experience. We require that all of our participants be “good citizens” with their actions and behaviors of all matters, and we will hold everyone directly and fully accountable for their decisions. Open displays of weapons within a market event are disruptive and viewed as threats to public safety, and will result in arrest, full prosecution and lawsuit.
While we will not tolerate protests or other public displays which may agitate, disrupt or threaten our otherwise happy and family-friendly atmosphere, everyone is entitled to private and responsible observation of all recognized laws, civil rights and religious beliefs as allowed for by our forms of government.
We work closely with our Chattanooga Police Officers and Department of Homeland Security to craft best practice policies to maintain public safety, and will continue modify them without notice based on their recommendations and guidelines. It is also your responsibility to stay current with such laws, especially during events where armed uniformed protection is being provided by the event organizer and/or alcohol is being served.
If you carry, or have any concern regarding public safety during any of our events, I recommend that you have a conversation with one of our CPD Officers (present during every event) to discuss the current laws, your personal responsibilities and best practices.