Fall Fest at The Hermitage Set for Oct. 1–2

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Fall Fest Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage is set to once again feature an exciting mix of Tennessee flavors when its Fall Fest featuring handmade artisan gifts, music and food returns on Oct. 1 and 2. A variety of artists from across the South are planned to display an array of hand-crafted products throughout the festival, including photography, basketry, ceramics, jewelry, painting and woodwork.

“This event is an opportunity for us to bring the community together to celebrate Tennessee’s rich history through art, music and food,” said Howard Kittell, president and CEO of The Hermitage.

Fall Fest at The Hermitage is free admission and offers a wide variety of activities to engage the whole family, including a designated children’s area. All proceeds from the festival benefit The Hermitage. Hours are 10 a.m.–5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, and 10 a.m.–4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2. Visit www.fallfestatthehermitage.com for updates on the Fest’s schedule and a full list of vendors and activities, some of which are highlighted below.

The Art

Attendees will have the opportunity to watch as many of the visiting artisans demonstrate their craftsmanship. The two-day event will also feature a community art project, for which organizations from around Middle Tennessee have volunteered to decorate pickets for a fence to surround Rachel’s Garden at The Hermitage. Guests attending the festival can visit the Community Project Exhibit and enjoy an array of flowers as they walk through the garden.

The Music

In keeping with the spirit of President Jackson’s guitar-shaped drive during his residency at The Hermitage, the festival will showcase a variety of musical talent on the Fest’s main stage presented by the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority. Visitors can expect to hear music all day long, featuring the sounds of bluegrass, Southern rock, jazz, country, and rock and roll. Musical acts include singer/songwriter Christy McDonald and Campbell Station on Saturday, as well as Bell Hollows and Cassidy Grave performing on Sunday.

The Food

Throughout Fall Fest, patrons can enjoy food from an array of local vendors offering their Southern specialties and signature dishes, as well as a variety of local beer and wine selections.

About Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage

Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President is one of the largest and most visited presidential homes in the United States. Opened as a museum in 1889, it is one of the nation’s oldest presidential sites, drawing more than 192,000 visitors each year. Located 12 miles northeast of downtown Nashville, The Hermitage is a 1,120-acre National Historic Landmark with 27 restored  buildings, 12 dating to Jackson’s ownership, including his 1836 mansion and tomb, slave cabins, garden, and the church he had constructed for his beloved wife, Rachel. In the Andrew Jackson Visitor Center, guests can experience Andrew Jackson: Born for a Storm, a new interactive exhibit about the life and profound impact of our seventh president on the history of the United States. Admission is free for active duty military and all veterans. For more information, visit www.thehermitage.com.

Thank you to our Event Partners: Kroger, Deloitte, Metro Parks Nashville, Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, Picture This Creative Framing and Gallery, Turnip Green Creative Reuse, Tri-Star Summit Medical Center, WasteManagement, ProiMage, Mix 92.9, 96.3 Jack FM, and Jackson Downs Liquor.

Media Contact:

Jason Nelson

Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President

(615) 889-2941, ext. 223

jnelson@thehermitage.com

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