Summer 2015 â Calendar of Events

June 14

Miss MarthaâTMs Ice Cream CrankinâTM & Summer Social

First Presbyterian Church

Franklin Rd.

Nashville, TN

Sample all the homemade ice cream you can eat! Proceeds benefit Martha OâTMBryan Center.

Tickets: Jennifer Jackson, jjackson@marthaobryan.org, 615-254-1791 x122

June 24-26

Frontier Days & Rodeo

Lynchburg Square and Wiseman Park

Lynchburg, TN

Enjoy parades, food, games, crafts, vendors and old-time country memories at the Frontier Days Celebration. It is a country fair and a family reunion rolled into one. Rodeo and street dance.

www.lynchburgtn.com/Events/Frontier.html

July 2-4

Blues Hog BBQ and Music Festival

Jackson Fairgrounds Park

Jackson, TN

Two days of great music and the heavenly smells of some of the best BBQ. Bring your shopping bag and prepare to be delighted by the fine items in the crafts fair. Many of our artisans will demonstrate their skills.

www.blueshogbbqandmusicfest.com

July 4

Annual Music City Hot Chicken Festival

700 Woodland St.

East Park

East Nashville

The event begins at 11:00 a.m. with a parade of fire trucks and free Hot Chicken samples to the first 500 people in line. Visitors can enjoy Hot Chicken from NashvilleâTMs best Hot Chicken establishments, cold beer from Yazoo and other delicious edibles from local vendors.

www.hot-chicken.com

July 5

Milky Way Farm Red, White & Blue Berry Festival

520 Milky Way Rd.

Pulaski, TN

Noon-4 p.m.

Enjoy music and tours of the estate house and farm of candy legend Frank Mars. The first 100 people will enjoy complimentary fresh berries and ice cream. Bring your own picnic to enjoy on the manor grounds or, we will be grilling. Fee.

www.milkywayfarm.org

July 10

Uncle Dave Macon Days

Cannonsburg Village and Front Lawn

Murfreesboro

The music and dance competitions are the centerpiece for a weekend of 20th-century Americana. From blacksmithing demonstrations to the Matilda Macon Craft Village, youâTMre sure to find yourself infatuated with the Uncle Dave lifestyle. Fee. www.uncledavemacondays.com/

July 11

6th Annual Tojo Creek Gourd Gala

Tojo Creek Gourd

945 E. Baddour Parkway

Lebanon, TN

More than a dozen gourd artists display their art and craft. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Many unique gift items, dried gourds and supplies are for sale. Free demonstrations and door prizes. Hands-on classes are offered for a fee.

www.TojoCreek.com

July 17-18

TN-Kentucky Thresherman Show

Old Bell School

Adams, TN

Held at the Bell School grounds for 49 years now, the show includes steam engines, antique tractors, wheat-threshing, sawmilling, antique gas and diesel engines, Possum Trot blacksmith forge, Saturday night mule pull, Saturday morning parade, arts and crafts, flea market, live music on Friday and Saturday, historic lectures and so much more! www.tnkythreshermenshow.com

August 7

Tomato Arts Festival

Historic East NashvilleâTMs Five Points

East Nashville

Come celebrate this beloved fruit/vegetable and enjoy the dayâTMs festivities, including music, food trucks, art, games, a concert, a parade, vendors and more. Free.

www.tomatoartfest.com

September 12

6th Annual Farm-to-Table Dinner

Sumner County Convention & Visitors Bureau

2310 Nashville Pike

Gallatin, TN

Farm-to-table dinner featuring delicious foods grown on area farms. Fee.

www.Hendersonvilleproduce.com