Country Living Fair Returns to Tennessee




March 29, 2016 in Editorials

The annual Country Living Fair will return to Nashville area, taking place on April 22-24, 2016 at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon, Tenn. The Fair is expected to draw more than 20,000 visitors from across the country for this wildly popular shopping, cooking and crafting fair.

The Country Living Fair brings the magazine’s content to life and gives readers access to a unique shopping experience featuring more than 200 vendors from 25 states, including antiques sellers, food purveyors, artists, furniture makers, crafters, and more. Guests will also have a chance to meet Country Living editors and their special guests, attend cooking, crafting, and DIY demonstrations, book signings, sample locally sourced, artisanal food, and shop the Country Living General Store. “We’re thrilled to be back in Nashville kicking off the Country Living Fair’s 2016 season,” said editor-in-chief Rachel Hardage Barrett.

Nancy Fuller, star of the Food Network and author of Farmhouse Rules will be appearing Saturday and Sunday on the Kitchen stage, followed by book signing in the Country Living General Store. Featured vendors include: Farmhouse Frocks (beautiful upcycled clothing), Grandmother’s Buttons (antique button jewelry), FOUNT (handmade leather goods), JBS Mercantile (unique crafting kits), Mary Gregory Studio (country life oil paintings), Raw Materials Vintage (vintage linens and textiles), Scarlett Scales Antiques (Franklin, TN, antiques shop), and South Porch Antiques (antique and vintage designs).

The 2016 Country Living Fair in Nashville is sponsored by The 2016 Ford Experience Tour, Go RVing and Petfinder and is produced by Stella Show Management Company. For tickets and additional information, including a list of vendors and discounted hotel rates, contact Stella Show Management Co. at 1-866-500-FAIR or www.stellashows.com. For additional details, visit www.countryliving.com/fair. 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. Hours: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10 to 5; gates open for Early Birds at 8:30 a.m. Friday & Saturday. Location: Held rain or shine outdoors under tents, the Fair takes place at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, 945 East Baddour Parkway in Lebanon, TN. Parking is free and plentiful.



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Country Living (www.countryliving.com) is a shelter-lifestyle magazine focusing on a variety of topics including decorating, antiques, cooking, travel, remodeling and gardening. In addition to its U.S. flagship, Country Living publishes a United Kingdom edition. Country Living is published by Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst (www.hearst.com), one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies with interests in magazines, newspapers, digital media, business media and television. Hearst Magazines is a unit of Hearst, one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies. With 21 titles in the U.S., Hearst is the leading publisher of monthly magazines in terms of total paid circulation (AAM 2H 2014), reaching 78 million readers (Spring 2015 MRI gfk) and 54 million site visitors each month (comScore). Follow Country Living on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. Contacts: Kaitie Ames, 212.649.2180, Kames@hearst.com Carrie Carlson, 212.649.2617, carriecarlson@hearst.com

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