By Blair Thomas
Celebrate the harvest season with good music and old-time molasses making. The annual Music and Molasses Arts and Crafts Festival features several music stages, dancing, and many activities from times past, including stir-offs at the sorghum mill, basket weaving, pottery making, ham curing and blacksmithing.
Enjoy molasses making and tasting, storytellers and country cloggers. Buy traditional crafts such as quilts, Shaker-style furniture and hand-blown glass. Indulge in delicious, homemade treats. Meanwhile, kids can pull on their boots for stick horse races, a farm animal petting zoo, pumpkin decorating, pony rides and goat milking.
The Music and Molasses Arts and Crafts Festival is Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ellington Agriculture Center in Nashville, located 7 miles south of downtown, with entrances on Hogan Road and Edmondson Pike.