In and Around Hendersonville, Sumner County and Greater Nashville Area
GODDLETTSVILLE HERITAGE DAYS
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 7-8
Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Experience live history interactions at Historic Mansker’s Station and the Bowen House at Moss-Wright Park in Goodlettsville. From farm animals to pottery, there is something for everyone with more than 20 on-site demonstrators conducting hands-on activities for kids and adults. You will truly experience what life was like living on the frontier and on a plantation.
NASHVILLE CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 8; Cherry Blossom Walk—9 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Festival begins at 10 a.m.
Nashville Public Square, 1 Public Square, Nashville, TN 37201
The ninth annual Cherry Blossom Festival is a free public event and family friendly celebration of spring and Japanese culture. Join in for a full day of music, dance and martial arts. Also included in the day’s festivities is a roving Japanese Candyman, a traditional cultural performer and one-man-show; a cosplay contest, where outfits worn are based on video games, anime, manga, television shows, movies or book characters; and Kaminari Taiko, Japanese drums. Japanese merchandise, artwork and clothing will be available on-site for purchase.
SWEET TEA & SHOPPING 2017 SPRING SPECTACULAR: The Secret Garden
4 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 14: Sneak Peek Preview Party—$10; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 15: General admission—$5
Sumner County Fairgrounds, 222 Fairground Road, Gallatin, TN 37066
Welcome to a shopper’s paradise! Bring the entire family and join in the festivities as a wide variety of vendors bring their best and most unique items for you to peruse alongside fabulous entertainment, food, games and more! Choose from vintage and antique treasures, original art, home décor, local photography, jewelry, apparel and “funky junk.”
COUNTRY LIVING FAIR
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 21-23
Wilson County Exhibition Center, 945 East Baddour Parkway, Lebanon, TN 37087
Join us at the Country Living Fair at Lebanon’s Wilson County Expo and Ag Center. Enjoy great shopping, seminars, demonstrations, delicious food and a chance to meet the magazine’s editors!
GALLATIN SQUARE FEST AND CLASSIC CAR SHOW
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 29
Historic downtown Gallatin Square
Gallatin’s Annual Square Fest and Classic Car Show is held every year the last Saturday in April. So plan to join us for unique arts and crafts, live entertainment, a kids area and food vendors from throughout the Midsouth. Held on the historic downtown square, this event has become a signature event for Gallatin in the spring.
ST. JUDE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL MARATHON, HALF MARATHON AND 5K
7:15 a.m. April 29
Originally known as the Country Music Marathon, this is St. Jude’s second longest-running race and continues to embrace the country music influence. And runners, please note—this race is listed as a “Bucket List Race” by Runner’s World magazine.
The marathon and half marathon start at 7:15 a.m. at Eighth Avenue and Broadway. The finish line is at Nissan Stadium. The 5k race begins at 6:45 a.m. at Seventh Avenue and McGavock Street.
ALWAYS IN APRIL BARN SALE
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 29, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 30
Forever & Always, 301 Bob Perry Road, Bethpage TN
Come on out to the Always in April Barn Sale which covers 5,000 square feet on 5 acres in Bethpage for some true family fun. Stroll among numerous craft booths and select items to decorate your home with in the perfect rustic décor. The latest fashion styles are also available for purchase in unique clothing boutiques.
NASHVILLE FLEA MARKET
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 21 and May 26, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 22 and May 27, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 23 and May 28
Tennessee Fairgrounds Expo Center, 625 Smith Ave., Nashville, TN 37203
Admission is free; Parking $5
The Nashville Flea Market at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds is considered to be among the top 10 flea markets in the country. Dealers and vendors from 30 states offer their wares to the buying public. You’ll find a huge variety of gifts, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, arts and crafts, tools, household items and handmade clothing.
10TH ANNUAL BLEDSOE’S FORT COLONIAL FAIR
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 5 and 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 6
Bledsoe’s Fort Historical Park, 2895 Hartsville Pike, Castalian Springs, TN 37031
The American colonial period comes to life thanks to living history re-enactors at the 10th Annual Bledsoe’s Fort Colonial Fair! Colonial music, entertainment, food, beverages and live demonstrations make this an event that can’t be missed.
75TH ANNUAL MIDDLE TENNESSEE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
7 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 14
With this year’s theme “There’s No Place Like Home,” festivities will include vendors, a parade, a free Ronnie McDowell concert and fireworks!
Schedule of events:
7 a.m.—Rotary Pancake Breakfast at First Baptist Church
8 a.m.—Strawberry Stride 5k at Portland High School
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.—Strawberry Lane (fresh strawberries), Strawberry Jam (live music), Kid Town USA (inflatables and bounce houses)
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.—Game stage (strawberry eating contest, bingo and more!)
4 p.m.—Strawberry Festival Parade
5 p.m.—Grand Marshal Dinner at First Baptist Church
7 p.m.—Free Ronnie McDowell concert at Richland Park with fireworks to follow
NASHVILLE WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL
Noon to 4 p.m. May 20
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, 600 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN 37243
The fourth annual Nashville Wine and Food Festival is an event that celebrates local chefs and cuisine paired with suburb wines and great music. Over 50 different wineries will be showcased. Also enjoy live music and seminars paired with wine and beer for an afternoon filled with plenty of fun in the heart of downtown Nashville.
GALLATIN FARMERS MARKET
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays
160 Franklin St., Gallatin, TN 37066—directly across from the city fire department
The key to the success of any farmers market is a core of growers who offer a variety of quality farm products for sale to consumers. So mark your calendars and plan to shop here for all of your fruit and vegetable needs this spring and summer!