Tennessee Tourism Round Up

Thursday, February 14, 2013 - by Amanda Stravinsky

Tennessee’s upcoming tourism news is consolidated for your convenience below. Click on links for additional details.

Ongoing

Dickson – “Some Enchanted Evening: The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein” – Enjoy musical theatre classics at the Gaslight Dinner Theatre at The Renaissance Center. Performances run until March 16. Lunch and the show is $27 while dinner and the show is $37. For more information, visit www.rcenter.org.

Memphis – Memphis International Raceway welcomes Hampton Inn & Suites on Highway 51 in Millington and Best Western Galleria Inn & Suites in Bartlett as valued partners through 2014. For more information, visit www.raceMIR.com.

Pigeon Forge – Titanic Celebrates the Irish – All month-long, enjoy music, dancing, Gaelic humor and tall tales that honor the Irish heritage at the Titanic Pigeon Forge. For more information, visit www.titanicpigeonforge.com.

March 1 – 3

Cookeville – Upper Cumberland Home & Garden Show – Browse over 120 exhibits including the Great Bowls of Fire Chili Cook-Off, benefiting Habitat for Humanity beginning 4 p.m. March 1 at the Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion. Admission is $3. For more information, visit www.uchba.com

Pulaski – Milky Way Farm’s Southern Celebration – Join the iconic farm as they celebrate all things Southern. For more information, visit www.milkywayfarm.org.

March 4

Hohenwald – Civil War Era Fashion Show – See the Victorian era clothing including tightly laced corseted bodices, voluminous skirts and hoop petticoats at 7 p.m. at the Strand Theatre. For more information, visit www.hohenwaldlewischamber.com.

March 8 -10

Memphis – Southern Women’s Show – Enjoy three days of shopping, fashion shows, celebrity appearances and more at the Agricenter. For more information, www.southernwomensshow.com/wme/. 

Dickson – Farm, Home and Garden Show – Browse and buy products for the home and garden like hunting gear, patio décor, gardening supplies, farming equipment and more. Admission is $2 each day. For more information, visit www.dicksoncountychamger.com.

March 8

Crossville – “Les Misérables” – Enjoy this beloved musical is filled with love, redemption and revolution set in 1800s France, starring the national tour’s Nathaniel Hackman, at the Cumberland County Playhouse. Performances run until May 3. For more information, visit www.ccplayhouse.com.

March 9

Memphis – Cosmic Trunk Show – Browse fine art and craft artisans and featured Metal Museum Store artists from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Metal Museum Grounds along River Bluff. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.metalmuseum.org.

Thompson’s Station – 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Thompson’s Station – Living history exhibits, cannon fire, weapon demonstrations and re-enactment dramas can be found at this all-day event at the historic Homestead Manor Plantation. A donation of $1 is suggested. For more information, visit www.thompsons-station.com.

March 15

Nashville – Celebrating Andrew Jackson’s Birthday – Celebrate the 7th President of the United States, Andrew Jackson’s birthday at 11 a.m. at the Hermitage with a wreath laying ceremony, birthday cake, wagon rides and living history demonstrations. For more information, visit www.thehermitage.com.

March 16

Erin – 51st Annual Wearin’ of the Green Irish Day Parade & Arts and Crafts Festival – Celebrate with food, music, parades and more at this all-day event at the Court Square. For more information, visit www.houstoncochamber.com/

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