Music & Molasses Festival Offers a Weekend of Family Fun

Thursday, October 10, 2013 | 11:58 am

NASHVILLE – The annual Music & Molasses Arts & Crafts Festival on Oct. 19 and 20 at Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville will feature an array of events that are sure to please the whole family.

“It’s a weekend of family fun with molasses making and tasting, music shows, square dancing and delicious food,” said Anne Dale, director of the Tennessee Agricultural Museum. “From the free horse-drawn wagon rides, to the beautiful hand-crafted items, there’s something for everyone, including many activities for the kids.”

Children can see and touch farm animals, take a pony ride, milk a goat, visit with Smokey Bear, tour Smokey’s log cabin, climb the fire tower with their parents or find the Country Hollow for farmer-for-day activities.

“This year we are also very excited about a private collection of over 10,000 butterflies and moths, some dating back to the 1800s that will be on public view for the first time ever,” Dale said.

Hours are 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday. Admission is $5. Children 4 and under are free and parking is free.

Ellington Agricultural Center is located 10 miles south of downtown Nashville, accessible from Franklin Pike or Edmondson Pike. For more information call the Tennessee Agricultural Museum at 615-837-5197 or visit www.tnagmuseum.org.