(Lucy – Use as much as you need or not – but try to keep at least one per each month) Events for 2017-18
Bell Buckle
The highlight of the festivities is the Southern tradition of eating marshmallow “sandwiches,” or Moon Pies, and washing them down with RC Cola. 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. www.hot-chicken.com
15-16
Wine on the Rails
Tennessee Central Railway Museum
Nashville to DelMonaco Winery
Each ticket includes wine-tasting on board the train, winery tours, winery activities, live music and more wine-tasting! Music City Walk of Fame Park
Nashville
Named one of the top eight summer beer festivals, the festival has two main sessions: an afternoon session from noon to 4 p.m. and an evening session from 6 to 10 p.m. Enjoy samples from some of the finest breweries. www.musiccitybrewersfest.com/
August
3
Dickson
Brings together the farmer and the consumer to showcase the locally grown agricultural products available in Dickson County through the farmersâ€TM market, as well as the farmers and producers of these products. Auburntown
Features a 5K run, gospel music, a parade, a fish fry, music, vendors and more. Nashville
Free, costume-friendly event provides a fun-filled day celebrating this beloved fruit/vegetable. 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
DelMonaco Winery
Baxter
The path of maximum amount of time in complete and total darkness goes exactly over DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards. Come get eclipsed. Music, food and wine. Junebug Boogie Ranch
There are lots of camp-in-the-mud-and-hear-epic-music kinds of fests, but Muddy Roots draws people for three days of hillbilly, bluegrass and punk. Nashville
An annual event highlighting what makes America and Tennessee great. The fair features arts and crafts, explores agriculture and allows attendants to have new and exciting experiences. From honoring the stateâ€TMs best homemade apple pie to thrilling rides, the fair has something for everyone. Historic Centerville Square
Centerville
Shop with our arts and craft vendors, find some delicious foods, visit our merchants on the square and enjoy live music all day long! Farm-to-table dinner at historic farm. Farm-fresh food, wine and entertainment. www.visitsumnertn.com
14
Nashville
You can help protect Tennessee farmland, open spaces and other landscapes by simply dining out with friends and family at selected eateries on this date, with proceeds benefiting the Land Trust for Tennessee. Local restaurants pledge a percentage of one dayâ€TMs sales in support of its work in conserving local farmland and natural landscapes. www.eatgreenfortn.org
15-17
Music City Food + Wine
Whether itâ€TMs hot chicken or whiskey incarnate, Music City Food + Wine is the perfect excursion for any food, wine or spirits lover. Musiccityfoodandwinefestival.com
16
35th Annual Standing Stone Marbles Festival & National Rolley Hole Championships Standing Stone State Park
Hilham
The world's best marble players taking center stage in an event deemed the world's most challenging marble tournament. Live music, kidsâ€TM games, marble vendors, tournament play, demonstrations, food and marble fun for kids. Centennial Park
Celebrating and supporting American handmade crafts at this premier event. Shop one-of-a-kind, finely crafted artwork directly from the juried, award-winning artists. tennesseecraft.org
23-24
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
29-30
Two-day event featuring multiple venue concerts, local food, street performances and more. www.muletownmusicfest.com
30
Experience good food, great shopping and outstanding entertainment while stepping into the pioneer days. The Historic Courthouse square is transformed into 1790. The Annual Autumn in the Country Arts and Crafts Fair Centerville Courthouse Square
Lewisburg
Showcasing the biggest names in country music, kidsâ€TM games and rides, fainting and Boer goat shows, vendors galore and great food. www.goatsmusicandmore.com
20-22
Long Hunter State Park
Hermitage
A three-day festival celebrating Native American culture and the spirit of the “old ways.” www.naiatn.org/powwow
20-21
Serving up some of the best BBQ in the South. www.midsouthbbqtn.com
21
www.fiberintheboro.com
27-29
Off the Beaten Path
DeKalb and Cannon Counties
Every fall artists in the two counties open their studios for a free three-day open studio event. http://offthebeatenpathtour.com/
November
3-4
Long Hungry Creek Farm
One-day workshop demystifying fermentation and empowering people to reclaim this important transformational process in their kitchens. www.barefootfarmer.com
24
Livingston
Featuring carriage and wagon rides, music, popcorn, hot cider, peanuts and hot chocolate; and stores stay open late. December
1-3
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. 520 Milky Way Rd.
Pulaski
Tennesseeâ€TMs chocolate estate welcomes the man in red for photographs, activities and ice cream sundaes. http://milkywayfarm.org/
Nashville
This is the longest-running, largest and most-respected event of its kind. Bringing warmth into the middle of winter with more than 150 antiques, art and horticultural dealers, magnificent gardens and some of the most renowned design, landscape and architectural speakers in the world. Chattanooga
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