Sumner Weekend: 5 Happenings This Weekend

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Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are 5 events in and near Sumner County!

1Hendersonville’s Arts Festival

 

Saturday, May 11
10am – 5pm &
Sunday, May 12
11am – 5pm
Sanders Ferry Park
513 Sanders Ferry Road, Hendersonville

The City of Hendersonville through the Hendersonville Arts Council is proud to announce the inaugural Hendersonville Arts Festival Presented by U.S. Bank taking place on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12 at Sanders Ferry Park. This new free festival aims to celebrate creativity, support local and national artisans, and engage the arts community.

Festival attendees can discover and obtain fine art, paintings, photography, fine jewelry, ceramics, glass, wood, furniture, garden art from artisans from both the local community and across the country. Local food vendors and trucks will be onsite with everything from gourmet hot dogs and empanadas to fresh coffee and kettle corn. For adults wanting something with a little more kick than fresh-squeezed lemonade,craft cocktails and local wines will be readily available.

For updates, visit hendersonvilleartsfestival.com

2FANCYish $15 Fill a Bag

fancyish fill a bag

 

Saturday, May 11
10am – 4pm
Bloom
117 Stadium Drive, Hendersonville

Enjoy this $15 Fill-a-Bag Clothing Sale! Fill a bag with curated clothing and shoes—all neatly organized and displayed on hangers. You will find high-quality items at unbeatable prices while supporting a worthy cause—$5 from every bag purchased will be donated to a local charity. Don’t miss this chic opportunity to refresh your wardrobe and make a difference in the community! There will be in store deals as well! *Cash only for bags outside*

3Opening Day of Gallatin Farmers Market

gallatin farmers market may through september

 

Saturday, May 11
9am – 1pm
160 W. Franklin St, Gallatin

The Gallatin Farmers Market is open seasonally on Saturdays from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. Offering the season’s best fresh produce, fresh baked goods, local honey, jams & jellies, herbs, goat milk products, pickles, honey, farm fresh eggs, homemade pet treats, gourmet popcorn, and locally grown plants, the Market brings you items straight from the producers to your shopping bag. Locally sourced seafood from the coast is available on designated market days. Great gifts and home decor can also be found at the Market including local handmade artisan crafts.

Learn more here.

4Mother’s Day Charm Bar at Bates Boutique

charm bar

 

Friday, May 10 & Saturday, May 11
10am – 5pm
Bates Boutique
115 Stadium Drive, Hendersonville

Come out anytime between 10am to 5pm on May 10th or 11th and make your very own personalized charm necklace! Make a day out of it with mom for Mother’s Day or surprise her with her very own. There will be a few gold filled necklace options to choose from and TONS of different charm options to choose from as well. Pricing varies depending on each item.

5Tennessee Renaissance Festival

Photo by Lee Rennick

Weekends + Memorial Day, throughout May
Castle Park
2135 New Castle Rd., in Arrington

The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department (WCPR) proudly presents the 38th Annual Tennessee Renaissance Festival May 4-27, 2024.

Travel back to 16th Century England where the Village of Covington Glen comes alive with the bustle of a Renaissance Marketplace. Artisans from all over the country display their wares from silks and swords; to jewels and unique forms of art. A variety of flavors, aromas and tastes greet festivalgoers as the voices of renaissance musicians and merrymakers echo through the trees. Enjoy the revelry and pageantry of the joust, along with tea and a special visit with Her Majesty, the Queen. This year’s event features a variety of additions including new entertainers, merchants, a role-playing game experience, and a new special event, The Queen’s Promenade – an exquisite dance course designed for the distinguished few who wish to master the art of Regency Dance. In an era where a single dance could ignite a courtship, this course promises to imbue participants with the elegance and skill once reserved for the noblest of society.

Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in May (4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, and 26) and on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. Daily General Admission Tickets start at $25 per adult; $5 for childrenages 3-12; and children ages 2 and younger are admitted for free. Season Passes, good for admission on allnine days of the event, are available for $100 through May 3; and parking is free. The festival is held at Castle

Park, 2135 New Castle Rd., in Arrington. For detailed information on this year’s festival, admission options,and to purchase tickets, visit www.tnrenfest.com.

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