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April 25, 2024

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Safe Harbor Fall Fest Oct. 19

A day of family fun benefiting a unique animal rescue facility in Sumner County.

Safe Harbor Sanctuary is a non-profit equine and livestock rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing sanctuary that believes in the dignity of all creatures. Safe Harbor is a 100-percent volunteer-run foster farm.

The organization's primary programs are:

After the Track — Let-down, re-training, conditioning and adoption of horses that originated in the racing industry.

Rescue — Rehabilitation, training and adoption of horses from cruelty and neglect in partnership with local animal control and law enforcement.

Community Outreach — Therapeutic programs for at-risk youth, special needs, veterans, service organizations and others who benefit from interaction with horses.


Safe Harbor hosts a fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The festivities include live music, pumpkin painting, equine demonstrations, hayrides, vendors, children's games with prizes and more.

Kids can also have fun posing for photos with a unicorn and Axel the Norwegian Fjord horse (think the for from Frozen).

You can also meet the sanctuary's adoptable animals, including horses, pigs and goats.

Admission to the festival is $5 per person or $20 for a carload. Each child’s admission includes five game tickets. Additional activity tickets are available for purchase on site.

The sanctuary is located at 3585 Hwy. 76 in Cottontown. Call 615-997-0697 or visit

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