We’ve found 10 events for the coming month that are worthy of a second look.
Also, remember we just highlighted 5 events this past Friday in our What to Wear to October Events post, which ALSO included three more fabulous events that we have featured previously. Today, our motivation was to highlight 10 events that we have never highlighted before:
Southern C Summit: Oct 17, 2013
The premise of the Southern C Summit is to bring together Southern brands, business owners, blog writers and those of us simply interested in new and vibrant things happening in our region. This event looks highly appealing, and is a one-time event for Nashville, but the third such Southern C Summit to happen (in other cities).
If you are a small business owner wanting ideas on how to grow your idea to a million dollar company, or you are a blogger wanting to make contacts and learn how to expand your readership, or you are simply an interested spectator to it all, who wants to try all the new yummy Southern food that will be on hand (Callie’s Biscuits, Schermer Pecans, Edley’s BBQ and more!), this is where you want to be on Oct 17th. And, it’s taking place at Ruby, which will no doubt add to the experience.
For Nashville residents, or those in town early, cocktails start from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Mason’s (at Loews Hotel) on the 16th. The full agenda for Thursday, October 17th is stunning. After a day of learning, you will be entertained at The Southern Coterie “Cocktails & Conversation” presented by Southern Living. Innovation and inspiration will be cultivated on a tour of the Southern Living Idea House at Fontanel with Lindsay Bierman, Southern Living Editor in Chief.” And, we hear the house will decorated for Christmas! Transportation is provided to Fontanel by GOO GOO Cluster and Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream–with libations to enjoy along the way!
Tickets are $175 each, but we have a promo code (no, we don’t get a kick back!) which allows you to purchase for just $140. Use the code TSCTIX.
We are SO excited about the Southern C Summit. To see more details and understand more fully why we are in such a flutter, see the agenda: HERE.
The next nine events are all in chronological order:
Haunted Woods: Trail of Fear starts October 4, 2013 in Leiper’s Fork. www.visitleipersfork.com
“A hauntingly good time! Presented by Jailhouse Industrys, the Haunted Woods happens every Friday and Saturday in October 7-10 p.m. Located in the middle of scenic Leipers Fork village, the log Jailhouse, rustic outdoor theater and perfectly mowed lawn will give a person nostalgia.” — visitleipersfork.com
Village Artisan Fair: October 5, 2013 villageartisanfair.com
“An annual Fall event, where your favorite local artists, musicians, food trucks, and neighborhood merchants get together like one big family. So bring the kids, your friends and out of town guests and experience a great Nashville Saturday! 50+ Artisan Booths, A slue of Nashville’s Favorite Food Trucks, All day music performed by Nashville’s Favorite Local Bands, & a Kids Corner sponsored by Tweed Baby Outfitters.” — Village Artisan FB Page
Mafiaoza’s Nashville Beer Festival: October 5, 2013 www.nashvillebeerfestival.com
At Public Square Park: “[For $35 ticket] Guests will enjoy unlimited tastings of great beer, much of it only available at the Festival. There will be brew demonstrations, delicious food, contests, games, all kinds of festivities, premium cigars and more. Think Beer Fest- with a distinctly Nashville flavor. All guests will receive a complimentary souvenir sample glass for the Festival; unlimited tastings; giveaways and more. (Food is extra.) The Beer Fest is a charity event benefiting the Nashville Humane Association, dedicated to helping animals. Designated driver tickets are $15. Sober rides will also be available.”–Nashville Beer Festival website.
Fall Fest at The Hermitage: October 5-6, 2013 fallfestatthehermitage.com
Celebrate the history, art, music and food of Tennessee. There is something for everyone including:
- Artist Myles Maillie’s concept for a sprawling community mural that will become a reality when it’s installed on the Hermitage grounds – this is on track to break a Guinness World Record
- A dedicated kids area with a “music petting zoo,” created in partnership with the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Nashville Zoo
- A brand new beer named after President Jackson from a new Nashville brewery
- More than 90 artists/vendors will set up booths on site with all manner of craftwork and handcrafted products
- Live performances on the main stage with southern rock, bluegrass and country
- Local specialty food vendors and local brews (wine, too)
This event is part a short list of “official” Artober (Art+October) events chosen by the Metro Arts Commission. Artober is a month-long celebration of arts and culture in Nashville.
“This month [is] on how to repurpose wood objects, taught by our own dealer and former Tennessee Titan Craig Hentrich. His booth is full of examples of all the cool things he has made from wood and other found objects. The $10 fee includes light refreshments. No reservation necessary but appreciated, phone 615-292-2250. Event is at GasLampToo, 128 Powell Place, at 2 P.M.” — Gas Lamp Antiques
Germantown Street Festival: October 12, 2013 historicgermantown.org
“Staged in Historic Germantown Nashville, located immediately north of Bicentennial Mall. The festival begins at Jefferson Street and Fifth Avenue, continuing north to Hume Street. Madison, Monroe, and Taylor Streets will be also be closed to accommodate festival activities, from Fourth to Sixth Streets, east to west … Activities include: 5K Run/Walk through the streets of Historic Germantown; KidLand featuring pony rides, inter-active games, and arts activities; Arts and Craft Vendors; Germantown P.U.P Parade; Bier Garten; Wein Garten; Tasty food from Germantown neighborhood restaurants; Specialty food from Nashville’s best eating establishments.” — Historicgermantown.org
Magdalene Fundraiser: October 15, 2013 www.nowplayingnashville.com
“An inspirational introduction to the organization, the fall fundraiser focuses on the women in the program and includes readings, music and a reflection from founder Becca Stevens. The event is free in order to be welcoming to new friends and encourage diversity. At the end of the evening, guests are given an opportunity to make pledges or a one-time donation. In the spirit of gratitude and good stewardship, we work to cover expenses through sponsorships and in kind gifts. Music always plays a central role in the event, with at least one song including Magdalene residents in the chorus. Previous musical guests have included John Prine, Gretchen Peters, Ashley Cleveland, Amy Grant, Matraca Berg, Marshall Chapman and Big Kenny among others.
With the desire to share the stories of the women with a larger audience on Nashville’s most treasured stage, this year’s event will be at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Jeff Hanna of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has already graciously agreed to sing ‘Will the Circle Be Unbroken?’ with the women in the program.” — Nowplayingnashville.com
30th Annual Pumpkinfest: October 26, 2013 www.historicfranklin.com/pumpkinfest
“Historic Downtown Franklin is gearing up for its 30th Annual Pumpkinfest, one of the town’s favorite traditions on and around Main Street … The free festival, presented by Bank of America, is in full swing from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and festivities will include live music, children’s activities, a Franklin Tomorrow chili cook-off, a costume contest and more to highlight the fall season.” — Historicfranklin.com
Jake Owen at Loveless Barn “Shake, Rattle & Roll” October 29, 2013 www.rockthecradlenashville.com/
“Country chart topping vocalist Jake Owen is ready to “Shake, Rattle & Roll” as he teams up with Saint Thomas Health for the annual ROCK THE CRADLE charity event presented by the Academy of Country Music (ACM). The evening will be held on Tuesday, October 29th at 6:30 p.m. at the Loveless Barn in Nashville, TN. The night benefits newborns in need at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital. Hosted each fall by the Saint Thomas Health Foundation, this year’s ROCK THE CRADLE will feature cocktails, dinner, auction and a special performance by Jake Owen.” — Countrymusicmatters.com
Listen, we know there are tons more out there. Don’t see your favorite? Be sure to ask the organizers to fill out our Happenings form so we can have a heads up. Our happenings form can be found HERE.
For the 8 events mentioned this past Friday, see our post HERE.
For more events happening in Nashville, click HERE (including the Robert Rodriguez/Gus Mayer/Tina Adams/ Lisa Aronow/StyleBluperint event, “Style Me Pretty” this Thursday!)
Whew, there is a LOT going on!