Music & Molasses Festival Features Special Farm ExhibitFriday, October 14, 2011 | 10:21 am
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NASHVILLE – This weekend’s Annual Music & Molasses Arts & Crafts Festival at Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville will feature a special exhibit on American farmers and the challenges of meeting world demand for food, fuel and clothing.
Monsanto’s Mobile Experience exhibit will headline at the festival. The exhibit is a 53-foot semi-trailer with 1,000 square-feet of educational videos, displays and interactive kiosks. The exhibit provides a fascinating look at the vital role America’s farmers play in producing for a growing world. More information on the exhibit can be found at http://www.monsanto.com/americasfarmers/Pages/mobile-experience.aspx.
"This is a huge weekend of family fun, and we’re excited that Monsanto is bringing their Mobile Experience to the festival," said Anne Dale, director of the Tennessee Agricultural Museum. “We’ll have music, square dancing, horse-drawn wagon rides, molasses cooking and lots of great food. Tennessee crafts and unique items will also be available for purchase.”
This year’s festival honorary chair is state Agriculture Commissioner Julius Johnson. A Nashville tradition for 19 years now, the festival is Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 with children 4 and under free. There is no cost for parking. Proceeds benefit the Tennessee Agricultural Museum.
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.