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2015 Historic Rural Life Festival

Presented by Tennessee Agricultural Museum at Tennessee Agricultural Museum, Nashville TN

May 14 - 15 2015
2015 Historic Rural Life Festival

The Historic Rural Life Festival, held in May, promotes the history of agriculture by featuring traditional crafts, farm animals, demonstrations and shade tree activities. Attracting around 2,500 school children and adults with such activities as sheep shearing, butter churning, story-telling and gardening, this popular festival encourages students to notice the changes that electricity and modern conveniences brought to the farm. Required scheduling begins in January.

Animal Show Barn: Cows and calves, pigs, chicken, and sheep, big goats and little goats, horses and mules

Log Cabins: Blacksmithing, weaving, spinning, soap making, pottery for kids

Shade Tree & Museum Activities: Butter churning, sheep shearing, quilting, basket making, story-telling

Music with fiddles, dulcimers, and more

Shingle making & other wood-working activities with State Foresters

Honey Bees
Birds from the Forest

Spring Garden: See Heirloom vegetables, walking plow, wooden rakes and hoes

Another festival tradition: From broom making to clothes washing, Crieve Hall 4th Grade Students will give you a glimpse of life before electricity!



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440 Hogan Road, Ellington Agricultural Center, Nashville, TN 37220
(Neighborhood: South Nashville)

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