Summer Saturdays and fun-filled activities for the family are just minutes away at the Tennessee Agricultural Museum in Nashville. Special activities will spotlight Tennessee farm life from 9 AM to 2 PM on July 11, 18, and 25. (Note, the museum will be closed July 4).
From wagon rides and horse shows to a grist mill and gardens, there will be different things for families to see and do each weekend. Grooming and riding miniature donkeys, milking goats, making soap or stopping by the cabins to see sheep shearing and spinning wheels--it's a smorgasbord of activities!
For a schedule and more information about Summer Saturdays, call (615) 837-5197.
July 11 - Horsing Around
- Free Wagon Rides! Stick Horses Races
- Blacksmithing! Horse Stables!
- The Metro Mounted Patrol will be training horses in the Show Barn at 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM
- See a team of big Belgians or American Spotted Saddle Horses
- Enjoy music with the Grand Old Dulcimer Club from 9 AM to 12 noon
- Textile spinning in the cabins
- There will be horses, wagons, side saddles and a multitude of farm exhibits
July 18 - Old MacDonald's Farm
- Come see Hooch, the spotted mule! Kids can saddle up here for a miniature donkey ride or help feed and groom some of the farm animals
- The log cabins will be open for you to test your skills at the weaving loom
- Dr. Tall Tale will be here with a banjo on his knee
- Honey Bees will be buzzing
- Stop by the gristmill for a bag of freshly ground cornmeal
- For the young (and young at heart!) there will be a pig-baloon chasing and a pig snortin' contest
- Horses will be in the pasture and the garden gate will be open
July 25 - Goats Galore
- Goats and more goats! LaManchas, Nubians. They're everywhere! Bring your friends to help milk and feed them!
- It's a great time to purchase goat milk soap and lotion.
- Head to the log cabins where you'll see baby goats
- Visit the log cabins with the spinning wheel demonstration
- Visit the soap maker or shuck and shell corn
- Visit under the shade tree for a lesson in sheep shearing
- Children can use the old-fashioned scrub boards and zinc tubs
- Have fun with a scavenger hunt!