Special Events/Activities

Music & Molasses Arts & Crafts Festival

Looking for a fun weekend? The annual Music & Molasses Arts & Crafts Festival, a country celebration of the harvest season, is held the third weekend in October, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event, with two music stages, draws several thousand people to the agricultural museum each year. Molasses making the old-time way is one of the many special demonstrations that can be enjoyed with cooking and tasting at the sorghum mill. Bluegrass music, story-tellers, country cloggers, a grist mill, traditional crafts for sale, food including homemade cakes and pies, free buggy rides, log cabin activities for children with a trail hike, pony rides, animals to touch and much more makes this a weekend of family fun. For a photo gallery of Music and Molasses, click here.

 

2014 Schedule:

Saturday, October 18 - 9:00 am till 5:00 pm

Sunday, October 19 - 10:00 am till 4:00 pm

$5 per person, 5 years and older

No pets please

 

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 2500 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.

Click here for flyer.

Click here for guidebook.

 

Strasser Experience Center

Independent activities in this outdoor learning center will capture the interest and imagination of visitors. From identifying animal tracks to estimating the time of sundown, there are six different themes that help tell the story of agriculture. Two vintage tractors and an analemmatic sun clock are focal points.

 

Forest Discovery Trail

Using an information guide, visitors can walk the forest trail to discover some of the valuable products and benefits found in Tennessee forests. The path begins at the log cabins with twelve designated stops where interesting facts are emphasized. The discovery trail is an outdoor experience that requires adult supervision.

 

Adult Classes

Basket making, quilting, spinning and other traditional skills are sometimes taught. Contact the museum for more information.

 

Christmas Open House

Contact the agricultural museum for time and date.

 

Summer Saturdays

Enjoy Summer Saturdays and Special Activities, July 5 - July 26, 2014. For more information, click here.

 

So Come on Down!

There is something for everyone at the Tennessee Agricultural Museum!

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