Handmade Harvest

August 29, 2016 in Editorials

Handmade Harvest was started in 2011 on our family farm with an idea of bringing local art, bluegrass music, fabulous southern foods and good ole’ fashion country fun to the community! I have always loved junking and picking, as well as going to the fair in the summer…so why not put all my loves together for a fun filled weekend with artsy friends!handmade harvest 2 My first year goal was to bring in around 15 artists who crafted, junked and made pretty things, all while enjoying a fun farm backdrop filled with live music, the smell of southern comfort foods and kids splashing in the creek! We also thought it would be fun to have things to do for the men, so we included a live black smith and an antique tractor display. I am so proud of what my family, friends and I brought together and since it’s beginning, has grown and become a staple event for Sumner County.

Due to the growth, last year we decided to move the event from our family farm in Bethpage, TN to Historic Cragfont in Castalian Springs, TN. I have always loved Cragfont…field trips as a child, serving on the board there and even getting married there in 2004! Such a beautiful property and piece of history for our area! This year at HH, we are expecting nothing short of another spectacular weekend at the fair! We will have over 50 hand-selected arts and crafts vendors and junkers, live music and performances by PBS kids star, Farmer Jason, CMT.com recording artist/singer/songwriter Kylie Morgan, super fun and festive bluegrass band, The Hogslop String Band and several more announced soon…plus, a Farmers Market, Tours of Cragfont, Food Trucks, an antique tractor display, fun for kids and much more!! So grab your partner ad your truck and head on over to the fair to fill up on BBQ, fried pies, southern sounds and a pickers paradise! See ya October 1-2!