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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says On-The-Farm Fun Is All Grown Up

 

Tennessee Department of Agriculture

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – As children race through the corn maze or rush to find the perfect pumpkin, Tennessee Department of Agriculture says more of Tennessee’s agritourism farms are now also featuring fall fun that’s just for grownups.

Many farms offer elegant farm to table dinners that may include fresh and local foods, star chefs, live music, and even tastings of local wines, whiskeys, or beers.

There are plenty of things to do in the fall on Tennessee Farms.

There are plenty of things to do in the fall on Tennessee Farms.

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Civil Air Patrol Kentucky Wing has record visitors at the Statewide Open House

 

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Kentucky Wing

Civil Air PatrolClarksville, TN – Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Kentucky Wing just finished its first statewide Open House event. It was the largest recruitment event for Civil Air Patrol in Kentucky and the Great Lakes Region. Great Lakes Region is made up of 6 states, over 200 squadrons, and more than 6,000 members.

There were fourteen squadrons that participated in the 11-day event. It was a huge success with over 270 guests in attendance.

Civil Air Patrol Kentucky Wing Open House.

Civil Air Patrol Kentucky Wing Open House.

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Clarksville Riverfest has large turnout despite Weather

 

Clarksville RiverFestClarksville, TN – “In practical terms, this year’s Clarksville Riverfest was a success,” Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Rob Rayburn said. “We still had a great turnout, and though weather was a factor, the rain held off long enough for lots of folks to come out and enjoy some great music, food and fun.”

Weather was the big story at this year’s Riverfest, with delays on Friday and then an early wrap on Saturday, Rayburn and his team were forced to make some tough decisions.

This year's Riverfest was hindered by rain, which delayed Friday's events and forced organizers to cancel several of Saturday's scheduled performers, including headliner Sister Hazel.

This year’s Riverfest was hindered by rain, which delayed Friday’s events and forced organizers to cancel several of Saturday’s scheduled performers, including headliner Sister Hazel.

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Clarksville Riverfests’ Rally on the Cumberland Winners Announced

 

Clarksville Riverfest

Clarksville RiverFestClarksville, TN – Clarksville’s Riverfest kicked off Saturday, September 8th with Rally on the Cumberland, the city’s annual canoe and kayak race.

Fourteen boats began the race at the Montgomery County Conservation Club at 8:00am and paddled approximately 6 miles in length on the Cumberland River to McGregor Park.

Participants paddled the Cumberland River for prizes, bragging rights.

2018 Clarksville Riverfest Rally on the Cumberland. (Clarksville Parks and Recreation)

2018 Clarksville Riverfest Rally on the Cumberland. (Clarksville Parks and Recreation)

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says support Local Dairies, Look for new Tennessee Milk logo

 

Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA)

APSU Women's GolfNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports consumers now have a way to know that their milk comes from Tennessee dairy farms with the new official Tennessee Milk logo.

Milk labeled as Tennessee Milk must be entirely sourced, processed, and bottled in Tennessee.

Tennessee Milk Logo.

Tennessee Milk Logo.

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Clarksville’s Riverfest Regatta a sure crowd pleaser

 

Clarksville RiverFestClarksville, TN – People lined the bank of the Cumberland River at 1:00pm, Saturday, September 8th, for the Clarksville Riverfest Regatta, also known at the cardboard boat races, that took place at McGregor Park Boat Launch Area. It was cool overcast day with a steady down river wind.

Boats are constructed from cardboard and recycled materials and raced down the Cumberland River in a 100-yard dash. U.S. Bank was the sponsor of this year’s Riverfest Regatta. There were 10 entries and 9 took part in the races.

Clarksville Riverfest Regatta

Clarksville Riverfest Regatta

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Clarksville Riverfest’s Juried Art Show was held Thursday night

 

Clarksville RiverFestClarksville, TN – Hundreds came out for the annual Riverfest Juried Art Show at Wilma Rudolph Event Center Thursday night, the official beginning of Clarksville’s Riverfest 2018, one of Clarksville’s most anticipated events.

Artists of all ages, working in many mediums, were invited to submit their work. Multiple categories allowed for a wide variety of creative expression, and at 6:15pm, this year’s awards winners were announced.

More than 100 entires made the cut for this year's Riverfest Juried Art Show. The official kickoff of Riverfest 2018 took place Thursday at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center.

More than 100 entires made the cut for this year’s Riverfest Juried Art Show. The official kickoff of Riverfest 2018 took place Thursday at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center.

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Early Storm does not dampen Riverfest Friday night

 

Clarksville RiverFestClarksville, TN – Friday night fun at this year’s Riverfest was slightly delayed as a storm moved through in the late afternoon hours, but by 6:00pm the sound of live music was echoing across the Cumberland River and McGregor Park was coming to life.

Riverfest is Clarksville’s annual 3-day music and arts festival that features food, activities for kids of all ages, and an always impressive lineup of bands from Clarksville, Nashville and beyond.

Friday night at Riverfest was delayed by rain, but not for long. Bands on both stages were playing under clear skies by 6:00pm.

Friday night at Riverfest was delayed by rain, but not for long. Bands on both stages were playing under clear skies by 6:00pm.

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Planning Christmas Dinner in August? Well, You Should Be!

 

Tennessee Department of Agriculture

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture says the  dog days of summer seem an odd time to start planning holiday menus.

However, if you want locally produced meats grown and processed just the way you like them gracing your holiday tables, it’s time to track down that rack of lamb, pasture raised turkey, prime beef rib, or heirloom breed pork sausage. 

Now is the time to plan your holiday meals if you plan on buying local produced meats says Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

Now is the time to plan your holiday meals if you plan on buying local produced meats says Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

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City of Clarksville to open BCycle station at Austin Peay State University

 

City of Clarksville

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville and Austin Peay State University are partnering to open a Clarksville BCycle station on campus and offer currently enrolled APSU students free annual bike-share memberships.

Thanks to an award-winning “Great Green Idea” by former SGA President Frank Burns, the support of the Student Government Association and the Sustainable Campus Fee Committee, a new station with 10 BCycles has been installed at the Foy Fitness and Recreation Center.

Gleaming new BCycles, customized with special APSU graphics, stand ready for use at the new Clarksville BCycle station near APSU’s Foy Recreation Center. The station will be dedicated Thursday.

Gleaming new BCycles, customized with special APSU graphics, stand ready for use at the new Clarksville BCycle station near APSU’s Foy Recreation Center. The station will be dedicated Thursday.

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