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Monday, September 25, 2017

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20th Annual Ames Plantation Heritage Festival; Grand Junction

20th Annual Ames Plantation Heritage Festival; Ames Plantation; Grand Junction - More than 150 folk artists and musicians will recreate rural Tennessee from years gone by at the 20th annual Heritage Festival. Come to the Ames Plantation in Grand Junction to explore the history, culture, art and traditions of the area. Gates open at 9 a.m. CDT, and visitors should plan to arrive early to see it all.  Many of the activities take place at Ames’ Heritage Village, a replica of a 19th century rural settlement. The village contains several homes, a one-room schoolhouse and the nationally renowned Stencil House. Named for the elaborate designs covering the walls, the Stencil House is believed to be the most extensive surviving display of stenciling in the South.  While at the Heritage Village, you can see blacksmithing, weaving, broom making and woodworking demonstrations. Visit the booths of skilled artisans who make toys, jewelry, baskets, candles, pottery and other crafts all by hand. These handmade goods are of the highest quality and make unique gifts for family or friends.  Those interested in historical farming practices can explore a large collection of antique tractors and steam engines, see horses being shoed, and learn about dark fired tobacco production. Civil War enthusiasts can tour a reproduction of a Civil War camp, view artillery demonstrations or chat with re-enactors in period dress. There’s something for music lovers, too – some of the region’s top bluegrass, gospel and string bands will entertain on two outdoor stages throughout the day.  Younger visitors will enjoy handpicking and ginning cotton, hand milking a goat or creating their own unique stencil designs. Other hands-on activities include participating in an archeological dig on an actual 19th century historic site.  The Heritage Festival begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children ages 4-16, and free for ages 3 and under. Parking is free. Enter Ames Plantation at Buford Ellington Road off Tennessee Highway 18. No pets please.  For more information, visit the web site www.amesplantation.org or call 901-878-1067.

 

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