Bella Rustica

July 23, 2013 in Editorials

Bella Rustica, a Vintage Market benefiting AGAPE Nashville, will return as a two-day event this August on Friday the 23 and Saturday the 24th. The Market will boast 70-plus vintage vendors on the grounds of the historical Legacy Farms, 10 miles south of Lebanon, Tenn. Antique dealers from all over the eastern U.S. will dazzle shoppers with inspiring ideas of how to furnish your home with vintage flair. Shop everything from farmhouse industrial to romantic French flea; handmade and re-purposed creations, including women’s apparel, jewelry and accessories, furniture, art and garden items. Bella just might prove to have one of the largest selections of vintage cowboy boots in the state!

In addition to great shopping, visitors will experience several new attractions such as a fully staged vintage-inspired wedding in the courtyard and a special concert on Friday evening featuring award-winning, singer/songwriter Susan Ashton at the farm’s rustic amphitheater. Opening for her is bluegrass favorite Ironhorse, and rumor has it the Secret Sisters might even show up!

Two cafe-style eateries, the Gypsy Tearoom and Cowgirl Cantina, will offer rustic selections from the chef at Main Event Productions and allow guests to sit and relax, but you can still find the usual carnival fare with some of Nashville’s favorite food trucks. The beautifully landscaped grounds of Legacy Farm will encourage visitors to take a lovely stroll onto the covered Pier or tour the 1890s Manor House. All through the day, guests will be entertained at the main stage with live music and heart-warming stories of how AGAPE Nashville serves neglected children and struggling families in Middle Tennessee.

Market Hours are 10-6 daily. General Admission is $10, but discounted advanced tickets are available online at www.agapenashville.org/bellatickets. Come early on Friday (gates open at 5 p.m.) and enjoy some great food before the benefit concert Friday evening or buy an all day pass. For more about AGAPE and the services they provide for Middle Tennessee, visit www.agapenashville.org.