September 2014 Events in Tennessee

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Casey Jones Village Old-Time Music Festival takes place Sept. 13 in Jackson.

East Tennessee Celtic Festival – Sept. 5-7, Elizabethton
Join in the fun at Sycamore Shoals State Park. This year’s theme is “Free Scotland,” and will feature Scottish history and heritage in addition to all things Celtic. Live music, dancing, athletics, clan associations and more! CONTACT:

Grinders Switch Music & Arts Festival – Sept. 6, Centerville (DATE CORRECTED)
See 11 musical acts perform from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the midst of arts and crafts vendors, Gameland Alley, a kids’ zone and more. CONTACT: (931) 729-5774

A Milky Way Farm September Celebration – Sept. 6-7, Pulaski
Hayrides, a petting zoo, tours of The Manor House and more will be conducted at Milky Way Farms from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. CONTACT: (615) 297-0773,

Annual Quilt Show at Greenback Heritage Museum – Sept. 11-12, Greenback
Don’t miss the third annual quilt craft show at the Greenback Museum. CONTACT: (865) 856-3262

“Days of the Pioneer” Antique Show – Sept. 12-13, Clinton
Head to this premier antique show and sale displaying the finest selection of 18th and 19th century American antiques from more than 60 of the nation’s premium dealers. There will also be traditional craftsmen demonstrating pioneer skills, mountain music, war encampments and more. CONTACT:

International Cowpea Festival & Cookoff – Sept. 13, Charleston
Don’t miss this cook-off, featuring cowpea recipes, plus a marketplace, pageant, entertainment and an interesting heritage area. CONTACT:

Sherry’s Run – Sept. 13, Lebanon
This 5K walk/run is to benefit those affected by cancer in Wilson County and surrounding communities. There will also be live music, a kids’ corner and silent auction. CONTACT: (615) 925-2592,

Casey Jones Village Old-Time Music Festival – Sept. 13, Jackson (DATE CORRECTED)
A lively outdoor music festival dedicated to preserving old-time string, bluegrass and gospel music held at the Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum. CONTACT: (731) 668-1222,

Bristol Rhythm & Boots Reunion – Sept. 19-20, Bristol
This festival brings quality national, regional and local music to Bristol, the “Birthplace of Country Music,” in honor of its musical heritage and culture. CONTACT: (423) 573-4898,

GladeFest Community Event – Sep. 20, Gladeville
The annual GladeFest community fun day is devoted to families, food and fun. Free inflatables and other children’s activities, live entertainment, a 5K run and antique car show are all part of the day. CONTACT: (615) 443-6522

Music City Food & Wine Festival – Sept. 20-21, Nashville
Chefs including Michael Symon, Tyler Florence, Andrew Zimmern and more share their culinary insights on topics ranging from corn to sushi to the art of burning food. Guests can also sample foods from some of Music City’s best restaurants. CONTACT:

Annual Quilt Show and Sale – Sept. 23 – Oct. 18, Greeneville
The Nathanael Greene Museum quilt show and sale feature more than 250 quilts, including historical quilts from the mid-1800s as well as handmade quilts from area crafters. CONTACT:

Eye Full of Paris Weekend – Sept. 25-28, Paris
Celebrations include visual and performing arts in downtown Paris. CONTACT: (731) 653-7274,

Jammin’ at Hippie Jack’s Americana Music Festival – Sept. 25-28, Crawford
Enjoy four days of camping on the Obey River with this music and art festival that coincides with the taping of an episode of the “Jammin’ at Hippie Jack’s Americana Music Series” on PBS. This family friendly event includes live music, workshops, arts and crafts, food and a creative children’s area. CONTACT:

Tina Turner Celebration – Sept. 26-27, Brownsville
Legendary performer Tina Turner is honored through music, tours of her childhood school, Flagg Grove, and her childhood small town community, Nutbush. CONTACT: (731) 779-9000

Buggin’ for a Cure 2014 – Sept. 26-28, Greeneville
Join in the fun at this annual charity event, with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life! This event will feature an all VW Show, a night of Buggin’ with Friends (open cruise in), VW Vendors, local vendors of various types, local food and onstage entertainment! CONTACT:

Remembering WWII: Living History, Education & Honor – Sept. 27, Linden
This all-day event will feature WWII veterans sharing their stories, as well as many other veterans. Don’t miss the special opportunity to speak to these men, hear their life stories and lessons, and ask them questions. The event will also feature two WWII reenactments, a swap meet, an army encampment, live music and more. CONTACT:

Alpha Upsilon Storytelling Festival – Sept. 27, Hilham
Storytellers from the Upper Cumberland will be sharing stories of all genres including ghost stories, children’s animal stories, folk legends and more. The event is held at Standing Stone State Park. CONTACT: (931) 823-1916

Heritage Festival – Sept. 27, Covington
Kick off this fun fall event with a children’s parade, then enjoy food, music, vendors and heritage displays. CONTACT: (901) 476-9727

Hamilton County Fair – Sept. 27-18, Hixson
Celebrate the community’s heritage through arts, crafts, music, food, agriculture and more. Walk through the fair’s various areas including an agricultural area, home center, car show, craft show, kids area and more. Entrance to the fair is free. CONTACT:

Southern Fried Festival – Sept. 26-27, Columbia (DATE CORRECTED)
Enjoy music by Dixie Crossing, Redhead Express and the Grascals on Friday night; Bryan Elijah Smith and the Wildhearts, Kevin Sport and the Right Place Band, and On the Border – The Ultimate Eagles Tribute on Saturday night; plus food, vendors and more. CONTACT: (931) 381-7176,

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