FreedomFest, Hendersonville April APRIL 28–29 CROSS PLAINS KILGORE STATION BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL This bluegrass festival features nationally known headliners and local bands in a beautiful venue with a stage built on side of an old tobacco barn. No rain outs. 615-202-4014, kilgorestation.com May MAY 6–13 PORTLAND 76TH ANNUAL STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL Wilson County Fair, Lebanon Portland sets the scene with food booths, games, activities, live music and a parade. There are several events leading up to festival day. 615-325-9032, portlandtn.com June JUNE 10 NEW JOHNSONVILLE KY LAKE STRIKE KING OPEN BASS TOURNAMENT Open bass tournament on the Tennessee River. Always the second Saturday in June at Pebble Isle Marina. 931-296-1643, visithumphreys.com July JULY 1 HURRICANE MILLS CONWAY TWITTY TRIBUTE Loretta Lynn honors Conway Twitty each July 4th weekend with a concert on Saturday. Performers include Michael and Tre Twitty, Loretta Lynn and more 931-296-7700, lorettalynn.com JULY 3 HENDERSONVILLE FREEDOM FEST Enjoy craft booths, music, a children’s play area, food and fireworks at dark. 615-824-2818, visitsumnertn.com JULY 28–29 MCEWEN 163RD ANNUAL IRISH PICNIC This annual event serves up 16,000 pounds of brisket and 4,200 chicken halves with secret sauce, as well as games, live entertainment and dancing. 931-582-3493, tnvacation.com/press/photos-videos/event-stpatricks- irish-picnic-mcewen-0 August AUG. 18–26 LEBANON WILSON COUNTY FAIR Take your pick from a packed schedule of live music, pageants, tractor pulls, games, livestock shows, demolition derbies and much more. 615-443-2626; wilsoncountyfair.net AUG. 21 CLARKSVILLE 2017 ECLIPSE PARTY Join Beachaven Winery for a great solar eclipse viewing party with music, wine and fun. 931-245- 4345, visitclarksvilletn.com/events/solar eclipse-2017 September SEPT. 9 GALLATIN FARM TO TABLE DINNER Locally grown food will be highlighted, along with wine tastings and music, all under a beautifully lit tent for an added ambiance. *Date is tentative 615-230-8474, visitsumnertn.com October OCT. 6–7 CLARKSVILLE MISS TENNESSEE USA AND MISS TENNESSEE TEEN USA PAGEANTS Held at Austin Peay State University, come participate as a contestant or watch from the audience as the next queen is crowned. 931-647-2331, visitclarksvilletn.com/misstennesseeusa OCT. 20–21 NASHVILLE 14TH ANNUAL TENNESSEE HISTORY FESTIVAL Tennessee history comes to life as living historians present demonstrations, re-enactments and other programs at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. 615-741-5800, tnstateparks.com/parks/about/ bicentennial-mall November NOV. 3–4 NEW JOHNSONVILLE BATTLE OF JOHNSONVILLE CIVIL WAR DAYS Artillery, infantry and civilian livinghistory programs will commemorate the Civil War Battle of Johnsonville which took place November 4, 1864. 931-535-2789, tnstateparks.com/parks/about/johnsonville NOV. 3–4 WAVERLY QUILTS SHOW & CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE This annual quilt show features handmade quilts and boutiques with handmade items. 931-209-3337, facebook.com/ events/278449955830824 December DEC.2 GOODLETTSVILLE YULEFEST Experience Christmas on the frontier. Mansker’s Fort and historic Bowen House are decorated for the Christmas holiday. Enjoy live entertainment. 615-859-3678, visitsumnertn.com musician at Farm to Table Dinner, Gallatin want more? For more major events and festivals visit tnvacation.com.
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