Each June, Country Music lovers journey to Nashville for Fan Fair. This festival allows Country fans to meet More than 200 artists of their favorite artists for autographs and photos and enjoy more than 40 hours of live performances.
June-American Artisan Festival
American Artisan Festival held in Centennial Park in mid June. Some 160 artists from around the country have been carefully selected to represent their areas of expertise which include blown, stained, and etched glass; furniture, instruments, and clocks; wall hangings, weavings, and baskets; jewelry; decorative clay pieces, and quilts. Music and a variety of foods will be available in the park.
June-RC & Moon Pie Festival
The RC & Moon Pie Festival is held in June in Bell Buckle Tennessee.Celebrate one of the South's finest traditions with an RC Cola and a Moon Pie.
June-Loretta Lynn's Songwriter's Festival
Loretta Lynn's Songwriter's Festival is held the third week of June and offers 3 days of Live Original Performances on Multiple Stages, Publicity, Music Trade Show, Valuable Workshops, Exhibits, Food, Fun, Networking, Beverages, Canoeing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Bicycling, Panel Forum, and Camping, with some very special Original Band Performances.
June-Cumberland Feast and Auction
Held in late June, this annual event, co-hosted by the Rock Harbor Yacht Club and the Martha O'Bryan Center, benefits the programs and services of the Center. Traditionally the Cumberland Feast signals the start of a week-long schedule of shows and activities that make up the city of Nashville's 4th of July Celebration
July- Independence Day at Riverfront Park
For nearly 20 years Nashville has celebrated Independence Day along the banks of the Cumberland River.The Nashville Fourth of July celebration at Riverfront Park is an annual Nashville Tradition.
July- Nashville's 4th of July Area Celebrations
View the a listing of area July 4th Celebrations, and happenings in and around the Middle Tennessee Area.
July-Chet Atkins Appreciation Society
Founded in 1950's by one of Chet's fans, Jim Ferron, the CAAS has grown into one of the largest guitar-related fan clubs in the world. Since 1985, their 4 day convention is held each year in Nashville, Tennessee, the second week of July.
July-Smithville Fiddler's Jamboree
Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree is held on the first weekend nearest to the 4th of July.The Jamboree has been featured in several nationally renowned magazines as among the top rated Bluegrass, Folk and Appalachian Music Competitions in the Nation. This event located in DeKalb County and brings in over 100,000 visitors.
July-Celebration of Cultures
Scarritt-Bennett Center is host to the Celebration of Cultures,held the 2nd Saturday of July. This event is an entertaining and educational international family festival, which showcases the growing cultural diversity of Middle Tennessee. The event includes music, dancing, arts and crafts, an international market, food, storytellers, and much more for the entire family.
July-Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival
Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival, begining the Thursday after July 4th, was established to honor the memory of Uncle Dave Macon, who lived near Murfreesboro and is considered one of the first Grand Ole Opry superstars.There are numerous highly charged acoustic, instrumental and dance competitions.
August-Miss Martha's Ice Cream Crankin
You can always count on the first Sunday in August to be hot, and for the last 17 years, Nashville families have counted on Miss Martha's Ice Cream Crankin to help them beat the heat. Held on the lawn of First Presbyterian Church of Nashville, the Crankin' invites families from all over to sample delectable frozen delights, fresh from a homemade ice cream maker.
August-World's Longest Yard Sale
Labeled as the World's Longest Yard Sale,this yard sale runs down Highway 27 Corridor into Three States- Kentucky, Alabama and Tennessee. The length of this sale is said to be close to 500 miles long-WoW.
August-Cricket Jazz, Blues, & Heritage Festival in Franklin
The popular Franklin Jazz Festival has been moved to Labor Day weekend and renamed the Cricket Jazz, Blues & Heritage Festival.
August-Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration
The historic Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration Grounds in Shelbyville, TN is home to The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, which takes place each year in late summer for the 11 days ending on the Saturday night before Labor Day.
September-African Street Festival
Nashville's Annual African American Street festival is generally held the 3rd week of September on the campus of Tennessee State University. Sponsored by the African American Cultural Alliance (AACA), this phenomenal festival has grown now attracts more than 100,000 people interested in African and African American culture.
September-Nashville Folk Festival
Nashville Folk Festival,held annually the second full weekend in September, is located a few miles east of Nashville, TN in Wilson County on the Old Jordon Farm that once belonged to Spencer Jordon who was Uncle Dave Macon's driver and road manager. The festival is dedicated to Uncle Dave and features both traditional and contempory acoustic folk music, old timey music and bluegrass.
September-Tennessee State Fair
Tennessee State Fair has been entertaining local folk for decades.The event is held at the Nashville Fairgrounds in the first part of September.
September- Byrdstown Shrimp Festival
This Annual Shrimp Festival, takes place in Byrdstown, Tn. and is sponsored by Freedom Freshwater Shrimp Co. Normally held the last week of September For more information (931) 864-3005 or 864-3037.
Rollercoaster Fair is normally held the 1st weekend of October.This Four day grassroots extravaganza offers miles and miles of yard sales, crafts, antiques, handcrafted quilts, produce, southern foods, BBQ, entertainment, flea markets and more.It spans from Mammoth Cave, KY to Byrdstown TN.
October-Southern Festival of Books
The Southern Festival of Books is held the second full weekend of October in downtown Nashville. This is a three-day celebration of books. The Festival is free with no tickets or reservations required and plenty of Authors on hand to sign their books.
Clarksville Oktoberfest is held the first weekend of October.Upwards of 10,000 attend this festival with true German flair, which features German food, music, dancing and fun.
October-Heart of Country Antique Show
Heart of Country Antique Show is held the 3rd week of October and features over 150 antique dealers from across the country. It is held at the Gaylord/Opryland Hotel Convention Center.
October- Music & Molasses Festival
The annual Music & Molasses Festival, held the third weekend in October at the Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville, offers molasses making, Bluegrass music, story-tellers, country cloggers, a grist mill, traditional crafts for sale, food including homemade cakes and pies, free buggy rides, log cabin activities for children with a trail hike, pony rides, animals to touch and much more.
October-Goodlettsville's Fall Music Festival
Goodlettsville's Fall Music Festival and State BBQ Championship Cook-Off held the 2nd weekend in October. Live music, crafts, great food, children's attractions, and a state BBQ cook-off! A great time for the entire family in beautiful Moss-Wright Park.
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