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Country comes to town at arts and crafts festival

Country comes to town at arts and crafts festival

Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 8:03 pm

Thousands of visitors will head for Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville on Saturday and Sunday for the 19th Annual Music & Molasses Arts & Crafts Festival.
“This is a huge weekend of family fun,” said Anne Dale, director of the Tennessee Agricultural Museum. “We’ll have music, square dancing, horse-drawn wagon rides, molasses cooking and lots of great food. Tennessee crafts and unique items will also be available for purchase.”
Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5, with children 4 and younger free. There is no cost for parking.
“It’s a country celebration for the entire family with lots of new attractions this year,” said Ms. Dale. “We’ll have taffy pulls, hand-blown glass demonstrations, apple butter cooking, stick horse races and fantastic musicians.”
Garden items, jewelry, quilts, primitives and Shaker style furniture will be among the crafts available for purchase. A record number of activities will be at the pioneer log cabins, including basket weaving and blacksmithing.
Children can see and touch farm animals, pick a pumpkin to decorate, take a pony ride, milk a goat and see Smokey Bear.
There will be a variety of food.
For more information about the festival or directions call (615) 837-5197 or visit

Published in The Messenger 10.11.11

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