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Tennessee Department of Agriculture lists Perfect Farm Activities for your next fall outing

 

Tennessee Department of Agriculture

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture says as the fall weather approaches and Tennessee’s agritourism season is in full swing, a visit to the farm brings smiling faces, family fun, and unforgettable memories.

“We have 12 acres of pumpkins that look amazing,” Robertson County’s Honeysuckle Hill Farm owner Jeff Alsup said. “With more than 25 attractions, there are activities for all ages.”

Pumpkin look alike contest.

Pumpkin look alike contest.

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New Tennessee State Museum Opens Its Doors To The Public

 

Tennessee State Museum

Tennessee State MuseumNashville, TN – The new Tennessee State Museum at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park opened its doors to the public Thursday, September 4th, 2018 with a ribbon cutting ceremony, comments by dignitaries and Museum officials, performances by area musicians and the participation of local schoolchildren.

“A lot of work has gone into this project, and I’m pleased to say that it is on time and under budget,” Governor Bill Haslam said. “Our goal was to build a museum that would 100 years from now reflect something that Tennesseans will be proud of and still be a vital part of Bicentennial Mall. I believe we’ve exceeded that goal with a space to showcase the rich history of our state and provide a memorable experience to visitors of all ages. This is an exciting day for Tennessee.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Senator Lamar Alexander, Speaker Beth Harwell and Tennessee State Museum executive director Ashley Howell are joined by other invited guests and dignitaries and students from John Early Museum Magnet Middle School to cut the ribbon marking the opening of the New Tennessee State Museum. (Nathan Morgan)

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Senator Lamar Alexander, Speaker Beth Harwell and Tennessee State Museum executive director Ashley Howell are joined by other invited guests and dignitaries and students from John Early Museum Magnet Middle School to cut the ribbon marking the opening of the New Tennessee State Museum. (Nathan Morgan)

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Amy Sherald shares inspiration, artistic process during Austin Peay State University public lecture

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Amy Sherald, already well known before launching to fame with 2018’s official portrait of former First Lady Michelle Obama, spoke to a nearly filled Austin Peay State University Morgan University Center Ballroom on Thursday about her development and rise as a portrait artist.

Amy Sherald speaks at Austin Peay State University.

Amy Sherald speaks at Austin Peay State University.

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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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