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Local Resident Steps Back in Time

IMG_5317pEver wonder what happened 200 years ago when long hunters were coming through the Kingston Spring area?

If you have, you may want to walk into a Tennessee Long Hunter Camp and experience a pioneer adventure on Oct. 19 & 20 at the Music & Molasses Festival. This is where Ed Konruff, from Kingston Springs, will be dressed as a long hunter from the 1700’s and will be busy with activities from that period.

Hide tanning, loading and firing rifles, building the camp fire (no matches, no lighter), etc. And what about those porcupine quills he’s using? There will be so much long hunter history to learn about, and a lot of it happening in the Pegram, White Bluff and Kingston Springs area.

The Music and Molasses Festival admission is only $5.

Children 4 & under are free. Free mule-drawn wagon rides. Free parking. Free music shows. Free museum tours.


Oct. 19 & 20, 2013

9 to 4 Sat. ~ 10 to 4 Sun.

Tennessee Agricultural Museum ~ Ellington Ag Center ~ Nashville, TN

(615) 837-5197

It’s a 4 acres of activities with sorghum molasses making the old-time way, fresh cornmeal from the gristmill, crafts, music, clogging, activities for children, food, farm animals, museum tours and more.

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Favorites for Everyone Are Free Wagon Rides!

Spice it up with apple butter cooking, Country Hollow activities and strolling musicians.

Add a little more zip at the Front Porch Market with unique and beautiful hand-crafted items.

And if you want to wing it—an extraordinary exhibit of 10,000 rare butterflies and moths—some dating to the 1800’s will be on view for the first time ever!

Lots of activities for children like apple snap, stick horse races, pig snorting contests, pony rides, face painting and much more! Enjoy pioneer adventures at the Long Hunter Camp with Ed Konruff. The blacksmith, soap maker, spinners and weavers will be at the log cabins. Visit with Smokey Bear, climb the fire tower, see sheep shearing or milk a goat. Two music stages.

Admission $5. Ellington Ag Center is located 7 miles south of downtown Nashville off Hogan Road or Edmondson Pike.

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