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20th Annual Music and Molasses Festival Offers a Weekend of Family Fun

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 | 06:17am

“Country Comes to Town” Oct. 20 and 21

NASHVILLE – The 20th Annual Music & Molasses Arts & Crafts Festival on Oct. 20 and 21 at Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville will feature an array of events that are sure to please the whole family.

“It’s a weekend of family fun with molasses making and tasting, music shows, dancing and delicious food,” said Anne Dale, director of the Tennessee Agricultural Museum. “Horse-drawn wagon rides, beautiful hand-crafted items, talented artisans showing off their skills plus activities for kids make this a must-go event.”

Children can see and touch farm animals, decorate a pumpkin, have fun at the Apple Snap Tree, take a pony ride, milk a goat, put on their boots for stick horse races, visit with Smokey Bear or find the Country Hollow for farmer-for-day activities.Hours are 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday. Admission is $5. Children 4 and under are free.

“We are honored that families from all over Middle Tennessee have made the Music and Molasses Festival a part of their fall family fun for two decades now,” said Dale. “Our 20th Anniversary event will be bigger and better than ever. There will be a  record number of activities from times past—from stir-offs at the sorghum mill to basket weaving, pottery making, ham curing and blacksmithing at the log cabins.” 

Ellington Agricultural Center is located 10 miles south of downtown Nashville, accessible from Franklin Pike or Edmondson Pike. For more information call the Tennessee Agricultural Museum at 615-837-5197 or visit


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