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Cannon County Farmers Market
Saturdays at the Arts Center
For those looking for locally grown farm fresh vegetables, drop by the Cannon County Farmers Market for a great selection of vegetables and baked goods including; Cabbage, squash, potatoes, beets, green beans and herbs. Irene Hollis and Lindsey Parsley has a great selection of homemade baked goods. Of course it is hard to past up canned preserves or fried pies from Mrs. Irene or a fried pie from Lindley.
The Cannon County Farmers Market is located at the Cannon County Arts Center 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.
For help with freezing or canning tips, contact Carla Bush at the Cannon County Extension Office. 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), or


Tutors needed!
The Cannon County REACH Afterschool Program is now hiring Tutors. To apply please come by the main office at 612 Lehman St. For more information come by or call 615-563-5518.


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.

Landscape Paintings
By Meg Garrett
Through Sept. 10
Arts Center of Cannon County
Meg Garrett is a landscape painter taking inspiration from the natural and rural landscape of Middle Tennessee. Meg is a self-taught artist, who started painting seven years ago. Though she came to painting late in life she has dedicated herself to her art. Meg takes great pleasure in the process of painting and in that process captures a moment in time from the observation of an old barn to that of a quiet creek. She works exclusively in oil paints. Highlights from the show include images from Raven Point on the Fiery Gizzard Trail, the Great Falls on the Caney Fork, the Harpeth River, and rock outcroppings in Woodbury.

Cannon Co. Commission
Tuesday, Aug. 12
Tuesday, August 12 at 5 p.m: Cannon County Commission at the Cannon County Courthouse.

Short Mountain Disc Jam Music Festival Aug. 29 thru 31
The Short Mountain Distillery will be hosting their Short Mountain Disc Jam Music Festival and tickets can be purchased at:!!


Aug. 15
Arts Center of Cannon County
"Shout!" opens at 7:30 p.m. the Arts Center of Cannon County. Shout! is the mod musical that brings back the smashing sounds that made England swing in the 60's. Created by Phillip George and David Lowenstein, SHOUT! features terrific new arrangements of such classic tunes as "To Sir With Love", "Downtown", "Son of a Preacher Man", and "Goldfinger".
Sponsored by: First Bank. Show dates and times are Aug. 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, & 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 17 & 24 at 2 p.m. 10% discount at The Blue Porch with your reservation on show nights.

Cruis’in On the Square
Saturday, Aug. 23
3 p.m.: Cruis’in On the Square in Woodbury

Labor Day Trail Ride
Aug. 30-31, Sept. 1
11 a.m: Labor Day Trail Ride at the fairgrounds in Woodbury. Visit the website at for further information.

Tuesday, Sept. 2
6 p.m.: Industrial Board Meeting at the Cannon County Arts Center

Baillie & The Boys
Friday, Sept. 5
Arts Center of Cannon County
The Arts Center of Cannon County is pleased to bring Baillie & The Boys to the Arts Center stage on Friday, Sept. 5. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and students. The Arts Center is located on 1424 John Bragg Highway,

Cannon Co. Commission
Tuesday, Sept. 9
5 p.m.: Cannon County Commission at the Cannon County Courthouse.

JMP Rodeo
Friday, Sept. 12
6 p.m.: JMP Rodeo at the Justin Pemberton Arena on Lehman Street, in Woodbury. Contact Wayne Prater at (615) 684-3799 for information.

White Oaks Craft Fair
Saturday, Sept. 13-14
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: The work of over 75 craft artisans will be available for purchase as The White Oak Crafts Fair returns for its 24th year, offering something of interest for everybody who delights in items and products that are individually designed and hand crafted. Saturday, Sept. 13 and Sunday, Sept. 14, the Arts Center of Cannon County will host the top craft artisans from throughout the region who will offer for sale their original textiles, jewelry, woodcarving, metalwork, pottery, photography, chairs, baskets, ironwork, stained glass and much more. The White Oak Craft Fair takes place along the banks of the East Fork Stones River just down from the Arts Center.

Cannon County
Gospel Jamboree
Sept. 19-20
6 pm: 9th Annual Cannon County Gospel Jamboree at the Justin Pemberton Covered Arena in Woodbury. The event continues Sept. 20 at noon. Contact Johnny Duggin at (615) 278-8512 for information.

Noises Off
The Arts Center of Cannon Co.
Opens Sept. 19
Noises Off is a play within a play. It is about an ambitious director and his troupe of mediocre actors. The cast and crew are putting together a silly comedy titled, Nothing On - a farce in which lovers frollic, doors slam, clothes are tossed away, and embarrassing hi-jinks ensue. Noises Off is presented in honor of longtime patrons Chuck & Adella Harter.
Show dates and times are Sept. 19, 20, 26, 27, Oct. 3 & 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 21 & 28 at 2:00 PM.

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