Wordtravels

Wordtravels

 

Music and Molasses Festival

Harvesting season © Bill Whittaker
Harvesting season © Bill Whittaker

The country comes to the city with a celebration of the harvest season at Nashville's Agricultural Museum each year. There is music, of course, with two stages offering a homely selection of Bluegrass. Visitors can learn to make molasses like the old-timers, with demonstrations and tastings at the sorghum mill. Other ingredients for the fun day include storytellers, country cloggers, a sale of traditional crafts, taffy pulls, apple butter cooking demonstrations, stick horse races, delicious homemade cakes and pies, square-dancing, buggy rides and a touch-farm. There is also a molasses maze, sheep herding demonstrations and competitions, and a grist mill and traditional log cabins to look at.

In 2016 the Tennessee Agricultural Museum will be undergoing a number of renovations. The Music & Molasses Festival will be cancelled for the year 2016, but will resume in the third weekend in October 2017 for the 24th Music & Molasses Festival.

Venue: Tennessee Agricultural Museum, Ellington Agricultural Center

Date: 20 - 22 October 2017