August 2016 Events in Tennessee

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World’s Longest Yard Sale – Aug. 4-7, Jamestown
The sale stretches for 690 miles along Highway 127 and is the subject of HGTV shows while also luring pickers like History Channel’s Mike Wolfe. CONTACT: (800) 327-3945, 127sale.com

National Quilt Gathering – Aug. 10-13, Greeneville
Four colorful days of workshops, best practices, tours and story telling celebrating the Quilt Trail as a force for sustainable community enrichment, tourism and economic development. CONTACT: (423) 979-2581, Facebook Event Page

Elvis Week – Aug. 10-16, Memphis
Participate in the celebration of Elvis Presley’s music, movies and life at Elvis Presley’s Graceland. The event culminates in a moving candlelight vigil. CONTACT: (800) 238-2000, graceland.com

Wings Over Halls Air Show – Aug. 13, Halls
Professional pilots show off their skills in the sky at the annual Wings Over Halls Air Show at the Dyersburg Army Airbase. Spectators can expect to see historic warbirds, team aerodynamics show and a super decathlon aerobatic act. The event features more than 30 World War II-era planes, including the B-17 Yankee Lady, and other models such as the P-51, P-47, P-40, P-60 and B-25. CONTACT: (731) 836-7400, dyaab.us

Quilts in the Boro – Aug. 19-20, Murfreesboro (pictured) 
Find vendors, free demos, and vintage and antique quilt bed-turning at this event. The show is held at the Lane Agri-Park Community Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CONTACT: quiltingbees.org

Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration – Aug. 24- Sept. 3, Shelbyville
This annual event is the world championship show of Tennessee’s native breed of show horse. Division champions compete and the World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse is named at the ceremony. CONTACT: (931) 684-5915, twhnc.com

8th Annual Fall Gardeners’ Festival – Aug. 30, Crossville
Cumberland County Master Gardeners kick off the fall gardening season with a free festival held at the UT Plateau Research & Education Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event features educational sessions, walking tours, wagon tours, ask the expert tents, free soil analysis and much more. CONTACT: (931) 484-0034, ccmga.org

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  1. Sandra McMillan

    August 20, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    I always enjoy Pettus Read’s article in the farm and home magazine, but his article in the Fall 2016 magazine was exceptional. It’s nice to hear someone speak up for Christain values in a public forum. Thanks for saying what many of us are thinking.

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