Country Living Fair Coming to Tennessee!

March 30, 2015 in Editorials

Country Living magazine is expanding their popular Country Living Fair to the Nashville area in 2015. The Fair will take place on April 24-26 at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon, Tenn., and is expected to draw more than 20,000 visitors from across the country. The Country Living Fair brings the magazine’s content to life, and gives readers access to a unique shopping experience featuring more than 150 vendors offering antiques, gifts, home décor, jewelry and more. Guests will also have access to cooking, crafting, and DIY demonstrations, and will be able to sample locally-sourced, artisanal food.

“As a Tennessee native, I am thrilled to see the Country Living Fair take root in Nashville,” said editor-in-chief Rachel Hardage Barrett. “The city is a hotbed of creativity, so it’s a natural fit for the CL Fair franchise, which celebrates emerging artisans and cool, one-of-a-kind products in a fun, laid-back atmosphere.”

Mike Wolfe, star of HISTORY’s “American Pickers”, best-selling author, Country Living contributor and creator/owner of Antique Archeology will make a special appearance at the Fair on Saturday, April 25. Mike will join Country Living editor-in-chief Rachel Hardage Barrett on the Main Stage at 1 p.m. for a discussion on antiques and collecting; followed by an audience Q & A. Mike will also sign copies of his book ‘Art of The Pick’ from 2-3 p.m.

Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, of Cooking Channel’s “The Fabulous Beekman Boys” will also appear on Saturday, April 25 at 11 a.m. on the Kitchen Stage, and afterwards will sign copies of their cookbooks ‘Heirloom Vegetables’ and ‘Heirloom Desserts’. Other Fair guests include Cari Cucksey, star of HGTV’s “Cash & Cari” and Joanne Palmisano, contributing DIY NETWORK designer, stylist and author of two ‘Salvage Secrets’ Design books.

The 2015 Country Living Fair in Nashville is sponsored by Go RVing and is produced by Stella Show Management Company. For tickets and additional information, contact Stella Show Management Co. at 1-866-500-FAIR or For additional details, visit Attendees will be able to engage with Country Living at the Fairs by using the hashtag #CLFair and share their favorite finds using the hashtag #CLFairFinds.

Tickets: One day admission is $13 in advance and $16 at the door; three-day weekend passes are available for $15 in advance and $20 at the door. An Early Bird three-day weekend pass is available for $40 and grants early admission at 8:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Free admission for children ages 16 and under. Show hours: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10 to 5; gates open for Early Birds at 8:30 a.m. Friday & Saturday. Held rain or shine outdoors under tents, the Fair takes place at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, 945 East Baddour Parkway in Lebanon, Tenn., and parking is free and plentiful.

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