2023 Chêne Film Festival

As we hope many of you have noticed, one of Chêne’s priorities has been to create a customer experience unlike any other. On October 21st, 2023, we are going to take this commitment to a different level. We are excited to announce the Inaugural Chêne Gear Film Festival will be held at the Memphis Botanic Garden - Radians Amphitheater.

In conjunction with giving back to all of you who have made Chêne a success, we want to say thank you and highlight six of the most talented film creators in the outdoor industry.  These artists are going to display their talent through in-depth, cinematic video short stories all focused around the waterfowl industry.  

As you will see below in the schedule of events, gates will open at 2:00pm and is completely free of charge.  This event will have Live Music, College Football, Local Food Trucks, a Beer Garden and some of the best brands in the industry selling and showcasing their new products.  After some time of fun and fellowship, we will begin the film showings at 7:30pm on a state of the art sound system and 40ft big screen.  In addition to these films, Chêne will be auctioning off a few larger ticket items in between each video and will conclude with raffle winners at the end of the night.  After all the films have been viewed, YOU, the participant, are going to be responsible for voting for the winner. This year’s winner of the Chêne Gear Film Festival will receive a giant cash prize!

Chêne will be also be offering a seated VIP table experience at this event for $2,500.  These 8 person tables will include optimal viewing for the films, 1 pair of Mossy Oak Bottomland Waders, a Seated Dinner at 5:30pm, drinks for the table and several other table gifts.  Once again, this event is free of charge, so if you choose to not purchase a table, please bring blankets or chairs for your comfort.  

We are looking forward to seeing you there,

Chêne Family

Festival Schedule

2:00PM - Gates Open

2:00PM - Food trucks, Beer Garden, Vendors

2:30PM – SEC College football on the Big Screen

5:00PM - Live Music Begins - Sean Stemaly and others

5:30PM - VIP Dinner Service 

7:30PM - Films Begin

9:30PM - Drawings and Film Winners Announced

Big Stage Auction Items 


Recommended Hotels

Hampton INN & Suites - 175 Peabody Pl, Memphis, TN 38103  - 8.8mi from Venue

Holiday Inn Memphis - University of Memphis, an IHG Hotel, 3700 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111 - 2.1mi from Venue

Marriott Memphis East, 5795 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119 - 3.6mi from Venue

ARRIVE Memphis, 477 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103 - 9.3mi from Venue

Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis, 33 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103 - 9.3mi from Venue

The Peabody Memphis, 149 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103 - 8.7mi from Venue

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Memphis, 5069 Sanderlin Ave, Memphis, TN 38117 - 1.8mi from Venue

Canopy by Hilton Memphis Downtown Beale Street, 164 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103 - 8.7mi from Venue