(Lucy – Use as much as you need or not – but try to keep at least one per each month. Iâ€TMve * those Iâ€TMd like to keep. Iâ€TMm also putting together a small sidebar on the Goats, Music & More Fest) Events for 2018-19
Columbia
This festival lasts nearly a week, and is highlighted by the Mule Day Parade on Saturday. This is one of the leading outdoor events in the South. http://muleday.org
6-7
http://www.gardenshowandparty.com/
14
Granville
Featuring the wineries of the Upper Cumberland Wine Trail. Food, music, wine and shopping. Ticketed event. http://granvilletn.com/newsroom/latest-news/171-3rd-annual-upper-cumberland-wine-festival 28
http://www.cityofmurfreesborotn.gov/
28-29
South Pittsburg
Home to Lodge Cast Iron, this townâ€TMs festival is a weekend-long celebration of cornbread and features many cornbread-related activities for adults and kids. Spring Barn Sale
Clarksville
Barn-side cafe, live music and lots of amazing artists and vendors. http://thehayloftatportroyal.com
12
Wilson County Fairgrounds
Lebanon
Our goal is to raise funds for the care of the animals under our protection. Every year, dog lovers from our community and beyond attend this great event. Many bring their dogs for the contests, the games, vendors and the fellowship. 12
Downtown Portland
Portland
During the peak of the strawberry business in Portland during the early 1900s, more than 30 railroad cars of strawberries were shipped out each day. Now the festival brings 30,000+ people together to celebrate the strawberry. Ellington Agricultural Center
A chance for the public to learn more about a wide variety of gardening methods and techniques while also engaging with local artisans, exhibitors, growers, markets, producers and other organizations in the area. Music, Camping and Art Festival
Livingston
Hippie Jackâ€TMs spring music festival is an Americana music festival the entire family will enjoy. Come hear some great music and see some wonderful art. https://www.jamminathippiejacks.com/
June
2
Folk Medicine Festival
Red Boiling Springs
The aim is to pass along knowledge, skills and traditions that ensure the survival of folk activities and to celebrate the restorative power of nature with healing arts practitioners and folk art. https://vision2020inc.com/folkmedicinefestival/ 15-17
Nashville
A fixture in Nashville for more than 40 years, the show has always been able to draw high-end customers by being the highest-quality art show in the city. https://www.americanartisanfestival.com/ *16
Public Square Park
Nashville
An all-inclusive food tasting event with a one-price admission. Attendees have the opportunity to enjoy tastings from some of the areaâ€TMs best restaurants, along with some of Nashvilleâ€TMs local beverage flavors. Also cooking demos and live music. http://www.tasteofmusiccity.com/
16
Bell Buckle
Celebrating 24 years of wacky fun with the ultimate Southern tradition: RC Cola and Moonpies! Free. Oak Ridge
This festival celebrates health, herbs and the environment. Youâ€TMll find live music under the large festival tent, shopping with artisan vendors—everything from homemade jam to fine art, a lively childrenâ€TMs tent and free cooking demonstrations. http://www.jacksonsquarelavenderfestival.org/ 23
Franklin
Grassroots music festival raising money for the Hard Bargain Association at a blackberry farm. East Park
Nashville
Celebrating Nashvilleâ€TMs hot chicken with the Hot Chicken Festival parade, including antique fire trucks and festive throws; and of course, lots of hot chicken. The first 500 attendees get free hot chicken samples. www.hot-chicken.com
6-7
Downtown Smithville
Smithville
The jamboree features various state and national championships, jam sessions and juried craft exhibitors, and its goal is to help preserve and perpetuate traditional Appalachian and old-time music, dance and crafts. There will be blackberry-themed products at various locations along the Blackberry Trail. https://www.graingercountytomatofestival.com/ August
11
Nashville
Free, costume-friendly event provides a fun-filled day celebrating this beloved fruit/vegetable. Lebanon
This is the granddaddy of Tennessee county fairs: live music, pageants, tractor pulls, games, livestock shows, demolition derbies and much more. Eagleville
Late summer brings super sweet fun. Weâ€TMll be serving up everybodyâ€TMs seasonal favorite: fresh roasted sweet corn on the cob dripping with warm butter and covered in your favorite flavored seasoning. www.luckyladdfarms.com
25-26
Historic Beersheba Springs United Methodist Assembly Grounds Beersheba Springs
https://www.facebook.com/pg/BeershebaCrafts September
TBD
Hands on Nashville Day
HON Day brings volunteers together to support one of the cityâ€TMs most important resources: Metro Nashville Public Schools. Check website for 2018 date. Gallatin
Farm-fresh food, wine, entertainment and dining at a historic farm in Sumner County by Old Hickory Lake. All-inclusive ticket price. https://www.hendersonvilleproduce.com/classesevents 8
Charleston
Once known as the “Cowpea Capital of the United States,” Charleston hosts this annual event featuring a cowpea cook-off, an arts and crafts marketplace, produce and other local items for sale. https://www.cowpeafestival.com
8-9
Woodbury
The fair offers something of interest for everybody who delights in items and products that are individually designed and handcrafted. Nashville
An annual event highlighting what makes Tennessee great. The fair features arts and crafts, explores agriculture and allows attendees to have new and exciting experiences. From honoring the stateâ€TMs best homemade apple pie to thrilling rides, the fair has something for everyone. Music City Food + Wine
Indulge in more than 60 food, spirits and wine vendors and have a nightcap while enjoying live music by Kings of Leon. Musiccityfoodandwinefestival.com
22-23
Crossville
Enjoy strolling under the ancient oak trees on the historic grounds to shop with more than 100 craftsmen and artisans who bring their handcrafted wares each year. The largest historic district in Tennessee. http://cumberlandhomesteads.org/
Enjoy the company of other gardeners, farmers, homesteaders and good-life-enthusiasts for a weekend of good food, excellent workshops, farm tours and fun. www.barefootfarmer.com
29
Carthage
A pioneer celebration transforming the courthouse square into a Colonial craftmenâ€TMs fair with blacksmiths, cotton weavers, soap makers, basket weavers, quilters and other period craftsmen demonstrating their heritage. https://www.bananapuddingfest.org
12-13
Lewisburg
Showcasing the biggest names in country music, with kidsâ€TM games and rides, fainting and Boer goat shows, and craft and food vendors galore. www.goatsmusicandmore.com
20
Lynchburg
The public gets to watch and taste test as pitmasters battle it out for the top honors in barbecue at this high-stakes event, which has been touted as the most prestigious barbecue competition in the world. https://www.jackdaniels.com/en-us/BBQ
21
Nashville
A free fall celebration featuring a variety of local food, drink, music and handmade goods. Off the Beaten Path
DeKalb and Cannon Counties
Celebrating its 19th year, the tour has grown to include 15 stops with more than 30 participating artists. Stops include demonstrations and shopping opportunities. http://offthebeatenpathtour.com/
November
3
Nashville
Three-day event for both growers and eaters, featuring Nashvilleâ€TMs best chefs offering delicious, locally grown organic meals during a full day of educational workshops and networking, and the celebration of another great growing season. Franklin
This conference gives Tennessee farmers their best opportunity to explore the latest information and access the best resources for every facet of modern farm life, all in one event—whether you grow an orchard, flowers, a corn maze, wine grapes, acres of produce or manage a farmersâ€TM market. www.picktnconference.com