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Farmers Market
Saturdays
at Arts Center
Our first bit of frost has put a damper on the growing season. Before you know it, a killing frost will sweep thru and put an end to our summer favorites. It's not too late to prepare for winter and stock up on some tasty treats for the winter. Make plans to drop by the Market this Saturday for a taste of Cannon County. We will also have a fresh pot of coffee brewing as well, so drop by and enjoy the season.
For those looking for locally grown farm fresh fruits and vegetables, drop by the Cannon County Farmers Market this Saturday for a great selection of fruits, vegetables and baked good including; decorative gourds, butternut, peppers (Anaheim, bell, banana, Poblano, cayenne, jalapeno, sweet banana), okra, potatoes (sweet, Yukon, red Pontiac, cobblers and Kennebec), squash (zucchini, butternut, patty pan and yellow), sweet corn, tomatoes (red, yellow and green), turnips, watermelons. Irene Hollis has a great selection of homemade fried pies and assortment of jams, jellies and baked goods. Harold and Thurman will have Tennessee grown apples also available. If you need a few items to decorate this fall, a great start is gourds, decorative flags and door stops found at the Cannon County Farmers Market.
The Cannon County Farmers Market is located in the Farmers Pavilion at the Cannon County Arts Center (1424 John Bragg Hwy, Woodbury, TN 37190) every Saturday beginning at 6 a.m. Our producers are proud to offer locally grown farm fresh produce. Most Saturdays the market is open until noon or until the farm fresh fruits and vegetables have been sold.
If you need more information concerning the market or would like to become a vendor, contact Bruce Steelman at the Cannon County Extension Office (563-2554), bsteelman@utk.edu or Cannoncountyfarmersmarket.com.

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Short Mountain Trading Post
Short Mountain Trading Post: Looking for Farmer's Market participants, Flea Market vendors and local craftspeople. To sign up: contact Savannah at 615-464-7824. Free spaces available.

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Big Top Circus Tuesday, Oct. 14
The Carson & Barnes Big Top Circus will be at the Arts Center, sponsored by The Chamber of Commerce. There will be two shows: 4:30 and 7:30. The Midway opens at 3:30 and 6:30.

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AH! Readyville!
Thursday, Oct. 16, 6:30 at Goodness Gracious
That's the sentiment that until recently was painted on the side of the old Holmes Service Station in the heart of Readyville, now owned by Nora and Dave Robinson, a sentiment that is shared by all of those so fortunate as to call Readyville home.
Its natural beauty is appreciated at a distance daily by the thousands of drivers who traverse the John Bragg Highway which runs just over a mile to the south. But the vast majority of them are totally unaware of the prominent place Readyville's founder, Charles Ready, and his descendaents have played in county, state, and national affairs.
Such will be the topic as Boyd Barker, himself a direct descendent of Mary and Charles Ready, discusses the beautiful place he calls home, and the contributions of its founder and several Ready descendents. Civil War generals, a son who was a U. S. Representative, and a granddaughter who was the envy of the social elite in Washington, DC are just a few of the individuals who will be discussed who have a direct connection to Charles Ready and his Readyville.
Gathering time is 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 16. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. at Goodness Gracious at the Readyville Mill, 5418 Murfreesboro Road, in Readyville. RSVP by Oct. 10. Seating is limited so call 615-409-6009 or 615-563-8088 or janebcr@aol.com.


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Preview Exhibition Off the Beaten Path Tour
Arts Cemter of Cannon County
In The Berger Gallery at the Arts Center is featuring a sampling of work to be found on the Off The Beaten Path Tour. The work in the Gallery is for sale, but more importantly will give you a taste of what you can find on the three- ay open studio tour.
The OTB tour has 14 stops and 25 artists represented. Click here for more information about the Tour including a map: http://www.offthebeatenpathtour.com/
Gallery Hours are: Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 615-563-ARTS(2787)


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Music and Molasses Arts and Crafts Festival
Saturday, Oct. 18, Sunday, Oct. 19
Cannon County's own craftsman, Carole Johanson, will be demonstrating at the Music & Molasses Arts & Crafts Festival Oct. 18 - 19 Saturday 9-5 ~ Sunday 10-4 at the Tennessee Agricultural Museum, Ellington Agricultural Center - Nashville,
(615) 837-5197 or tnagmuseum.org. Planned events include molasses cooking and tasting, bluegrass and country music, free wagon rides and childrens' activities including goat milking.


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Auburntown Historical Society Thursday, Oct. 16
The Auburntown Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. with a pot luck meal at the Auburntown Church of Christ Fellowship Hall. Harris Hooper's son, Rob, will share the History of the Battle of Milton (or Vaught Hill). This was rescheduled from the June 19th meeting.


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Music Night at the
Cannon County Senior Center
Friday, Oct. 17
It's music night at the Cannon County Senior Center, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. The event will feature musical guest: Lost In Tyme. Admission $5.


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Monty Python's Spamalot"
Opens Friday, Oct. 17
Arts Center of Cannon County
"Monty Python's Spamalot" at the Arts Center of Cannon County. Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is the award-winning Broadway musical with a book and lyrics by Eric Idle and an entirely new score created by Eric Idle and John De Prez.
This show is rated PG-13 Show dates and times are Oct. 17, 18, 24 & 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 19 & 26 at 2 p.m.


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Halloween Haunted House
at Centertown CIC
Opens Friday, Oct. 17
A Halloween Haunted House opens at Centertown CIC, 92 Gilbert St. The house is open Friday, Oct. 17 to Saturday, Oct. 18 and Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25 from 6:30 to 9:30 each night. Cost is $5 per person. Refreshments are available in the kitchen.


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Fall Fest on the Square, Woodbury
Friday, Oct. 17 and Saturday, Oct. 18
Several downtown businesses are combining efforts for a Fall Festival. Entertainment will include CCHS Jazz Band, performers from BirdSong Studios, Kevin Quarles and fiddler Lightning Jack.
Sponsors include Antiques and More, Jennings Jewelers, Antiques on the Square, The Old Feed Store and Reed Furniture.
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Gilley Reunion
Saturday, Oct. 25
The descendants of Tolbert and Rhoda Cope Gilley will have a reunion Saturday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. A covered dish lunch will be at noon. Please come and tell those who might not see this.

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Merchants Meeting
Tuesay, October 21, 6:00 p.m. Courthouse
A Merchants Meeting will be held Tuesday, October 21, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Courtroom of the Courthouse to finalize plans for the Christmas Open House to be held Friday and Saturday, November 21 and 22.
If you have any questions, please call Carolyn at the Cannon County Chamber of Commerce at 615-563-2222 or Joann Tate at Jennings Jewelers at 615-563-2421.

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Health Talks
Tuesday, October 21 5:30-6:00
Cannon County Chiropractic
Dr. Trea Wessel of Cannon County Chiropractic, will be having a Health Talk on Tuesday, October 21 between 5:30 until 6:00 p.m. entitled Intro to Natural Medicine. Her office is located at 824 McMinnville Hwy in Woodury.
Go to www.cannoncountychiro.com for more info.

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Off the Beaten Path Tour
Various points in Cannon and DeKalb
Oct. 24, 25 and 26
The Off The Beaten Path Tour is scheduled for Oct. 25-26 with 25 artists at 14 different tour stops. To find a map of the participating artists, go to to http://offthebeatenpathtour.com/

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Foothills Crafts Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival
Friday, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 8
The Foothills Crafts will have their Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival on Friday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. This 29th annual sponsored event will be held at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center, 147 Hospitality Boulevard (off I-24 Exit 114) in Manchester, Tn 37355.
Christine and Alvin Barrett of Woodbury will be there with women and men's jewelry.

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Cannon County Country Christmas
Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22
Cannon County Country Christmas Merchants Open House on the Square in Woodbury. Contact the Cannon County Chamber of Commerce at 615-563-2222 for information.

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