August 2017 Events in Tennessee

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August Events

Highway 127 Sale – Aug. 3-6, Jamestown
The world’s longest yard sale attracts celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Mike Wolfe of “American Pickers” who are known to browse the antiques and wares of the 690 miles along Highway 127. CONTACT:

Food and Artisan Showcase – Aug. 4-5, Lebanon
Enjoy handcrafted art from talented artists and cultural foods from around the south. CONTACT: (615) 444-5503,

Rippin’ Run – Aug. 5, Spring Hill
Sponsored by the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, the Rippin’ Run is a family-friendly mud run that spans across Rippavilla Plantation. Runners will undertake obstacles throughout the course and end the race with a 300-foot mudslide to the finish line. CONTACT: (931) 486-9037,

Waterfowl Festival – Aug. 5, Big Sandy
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency hosts this festival at Big Sandy City Park. Guests can enjoy vendors, food, games and fun. CONTACT: (731) 584-8395,

Discovery Park of America’s First Antique Tractor Show – Aug. 5, Union City
Calling all antique tractor owners and lovers! There will be a grand array of antique tractors on display around the antique Tractor Barn on the grounds of Discovery Park. A tractor parade will begin at 1 p.m. and the show is free with park admission. CONTACT: (731) 885-5455,

Mommas, Munchkins and Milk Family Expo – Aug. 5, Pulaski
The Mommas, Munchkins, and Milk Expo is an annual event held during World Breastfeeding Week for families in Pulaski, TN that focuses on health and wellness for mother and child. The free Expo features speakers on topics such as breastfeeding, nutrition, baby wearing, cloth diapering, car seat safety, and other related themes. There will be vendors and information booths set up for attendees to visit. Children are welcome too, and there will be a kids’ craft and photo booth. The event includes a free lunch for all who attend. CONTACT: (617) 256-8733,

Little Chicago Downtown Music & Arts Festival – Aug. 11-13, Johnson City
The streets of downtown Johnson City are filled with families and fans enjoying regional music, fine arts and crafts, and local eats. CONTACT: (423) 212-3883,

David Crockett Days – Aug. 11-13, Lawrenceburg
This event takes guests back to the 1840s for a celebration of Crockett’s birthday with shooting matches, tomahawk throwing, fire starting, crafts of the times, food and wares. CONTACT: (931) 762-9408

Elvis Week – Aug. 11-19, Memphis
This event is celebrating its 40th anniversary of commemorating Elvis Presley’s music, movies and life which includes a moving candlelight vigil. CONTACT: (901) 332-3322,

Hummingbird Banding Event – Aug. 12, Springville
Taking place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., guests can watch licensed banders tag hummingbirds. They’ll have up-close interaction with the hummingbirds, ask questions and assist with releases from the patio of the new Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. CONTACT: (731) 642-2091

Impact Music Festival – Aug. 12, Spring Hill
This festival will bring a day of music, food and culture to the grounds of Rippavilla Plantation for the fourth year in a row. CONTACT:

37th Annual Heritage Day Festival – Aug. 12-13, Wartburg
Craftspeople, demonstrators and musicians from around the region are featured throughout the day at Frozen Head State Park. CONTACT: (423) 346-3318

Maury County Fair – Aug. 15-19, Columbia
Experience 4-H blue ribbon competitions, beef and dairy cattle shows, music, food, motocross, amusement park rides and Fairest of the Fair competitions. CONTACT: (931) 548-6257,

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival – Aug. 16-20, Gatlinburg
This festival honors the craft of songwriting from the songwriters themselves as they fill venues with ongoing performances for four days throughout Gatlinburg. CONTACT: (865) 604-9066,

Melon Fest – Aug. 17, Ootlewah (pictured)
Ootlewah Farmers Market is celebrating melons of every shape and size from watermelon to cantaloupe to honeydew and more. There will be a seed spitting contest, melon-themed music, line dancing and lots of watermelon-themed items including baked goods, popsicles, candy, jellies and jams. CONTACT: (423) 238-9775,

Big Ridge State Park Annual Bluegrass Festival – Aug. 18, Maynardville
An evening of bluegrass music from local musicians, vendors and wares from local artists at Big Ridge State Park. CONTACT: (865) 992-5523

Wilson County Fair – Aug. 18-26, Lebanon
This popular fair has a packed schedule of live music, pageants, tractor pulls, games, livestock shows, demolition derbies and much more. CONTACT: (615) 443-2626,

Quilts in the Boro – Aug. 18, Murfreesboro
Quilt vendors, door prizes, antique quilt bed turning and more from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lane Agri-Park Community Center. CONTACT:

Hummingbird and Butterfly Festival – Aug. 19, Clarksville
Planned activities include hummingbird banding demonstrations, arts and crafts, hourly talks on hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators, and guided hikes. The event is free and open to the public. CONTACT: (931) 648-5526

Art of Ice Cream Festival – Aug. 19, Pulaski
Cool off at the annual Art of Ice Cream Festival, hosted by the Giles Arts Council on the squre in downtown Pulaski. Exciting and unique activities abound, including an ice cream-themed art exhibit, live music, a frozen T-shirt contest, jump rope games, a water balloon toss and more. Plus, there’s more than enough ice cream, featuring delicious flavors like vanilla cream corn, honey lavender, blueberry creme brulee, maple bacon and more. CONTACT:

The Gallatin TN Eclipse Encounter – Aug. 21, Gallatin
This spectacular event will include music for all ages, exceptional food, eclectic programs, a children’s play area and vendors from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join us at the spacious Triple Creek Park to view the total eclipse of the sun on Champion Drive. Tourists, eclipse chasers, and the community will celebrate this momentous time together. CONTACT:

Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration – Aug. 24 – Sept. 2, Shelbyville
Don’t miss the world championship of Tennessee’s native breed of show horse and welcomes division champions who compete for top honors. The World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse is also named. CONTACT: (931) 684-5915,

Southern Fried and Sweet Tea Festival – Aug. 25-26, McKenzie
Enjoy fried chicken, fried catfish, fried green tomatoes and so much more. Wash it all down with refreshing sweet tea while enjoying a variety of entertainment. CONTACT: (731) 352-2292,

Great Americana BBQ Festival – Aug. 26, Franklin
KCBS sanctioned barbecue competition for both pro and backyard teams. Enjoy lots of food, drinks and activities for the whole family. CONTACT: (615) 476-7390,

Knox Asian Festival – Aug. 27, Knoxville
An exciting outdoor event, involving cultural exhibits, food, performances and more from China, Japan, Korea, India and Thailand. CONTACT: (831) 241-1189,

Bluegrass Reunion – Aug. 31 – Sept. 2, Summertown
Live music, dancing, crafts, instrument vendors, contests, camping and good food are all featured at this event. CONTACT: (931) 964-2100,

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