Heritage Festival and Antique Auction
Posted: Thursday, September 3, 2009 4:02 pm
A crisp fall Saturday, the high lonesome harmony of a bluegrass band, mouthwatering meals cooked over an open fire. These are just a few of the sights, sounds and smells of the Heritage Festival and Antique Auction, which has become a West Tennessee autumn tradition.
Held at the historic Ames Plantation on Saturday, Oct. 10, the Heritage Festival gives visitors the opportunity to slip away to a simpler time. Surrounded by 18,000 acres of farmland and forest, you really can get a glimpse of 19th century life with the help of more than 125 folk artists, demonstrators, re-enactors and musicians.
A favorite part of the day for many visitors is the Antique Auction. A portion of the auction proceeds will go towards the historic preservation program at the Ames Plantation. Don’t miss a chance to take a piece of history home with you!
In addition to antiques, history buffs will enjoy learning about lifestyles of the past, as well as modern research methods that have made historical findings possible. Researchers will share information on recent archeological findings at Ames, including 19th century homesteads and the Ames Indian Mounds.
The Festival and Auction will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, and run through 5 p.m. If you’re looking for a fun-filled, educational outing in a family oriented atmosphere, the Heritage Festival and Antique Auction will be an excellent choice. You can enjoy both events for just one admission of only $4 for adults, $2 for children ages 5 – 16, and free for ages 4 and under. Parking is free. Enter Ames Plantation at Buford Ellington Road off Tennessee Highway 18. No pets, please.
For more information regarding Heritage Festival visit the web site http://www.amesplantation.org or call 901-878-1067.wcp 9-1