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Top Weekend Family Fun Picks: Sept. 6-8

Enjoy the weekend with your kids at one of these festivities! Pictured above: It's a fun day of polo during Chukkers for Charity in Franklin. Kids love getting in on the action by way of the stick pony race.

32ND ANNUAL NASHVILLE GREEK FESTIVAL
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Nashville
Friday, Sept. 6 – Sunday, Sept. 8

A celebration of the cuisine, music and culture of Greece that includes dance performances, children's activities, shopping and more.

TENNESSEE STATE FAIR
The Fairgrounds, Nashville
Friday, Sept. 6 – Sunday, Sept. 8

It's OPENING WEEKEND!!! There are 30 rides on the Midway this year, and 14 of them are for little kids. Free competitions in which kids can participate include karaoke, lip sync battle, ice cream eating, potato sack racing, hula hooping and the kids' tractor pull. Little ones love visiting friendly farm critters in the Barnyard Animals exhibit, and nearby they can learn fun farming facts in the Agriculture Live! exhibit. Plus, have fun playing a variety games for prizes, and be sure to leave room for a yummy funnel cake!

32ND ANNUAL PIONEER DAYS ANTIQUE TRACTOR PULL & SHOW
Tractor Show Grounds, Eagleville
Friday, Sept. 6 – Saturday, Sept. 7

A skillet toss, slow tractor races, Parade of Power, kids' pedal tractor pulls and races, craft vendors, live exhibits and more.

Sheep herding demonstrations are part of the fun of the Middle Tennessee Highland Games and Celtic Festival in Nashville.

KIDS MOVIE NIGHT ON THE PLAZA
Streets of Indian Lake, Hendersonville
Friday, Sept. 6

Enjoy live music, face painting, games and food trucks followed by a screening of The Incredibles 2.

SOAC FAMILY CAMP OUT (REGISTER)
Outdoor Adventure Center, Smyrna
Friday, Sept. 6

Bring your own tent and sleeping bags for overnight fun including a hot dog and marshmallow roasts, games, an outdoor movie screening and more.

MIDDLE TENNESSEE HIGHLAND GAMES AND CELTIC FESTIVAL — TOP PICK IN NASHVILLE
Percy Warner Park, Nashville
Saturday, Sept. 7 – Sunday, Sept. 8

This celebration of Scottish and Celtic traditions includes hurling and rugby games, bagpipe and drum bands, sheep dog herding demonstrations, a tartan parade, children's activities, specialty vendors and more.

KIDZ KEYS (REGISTER)
Williamson County Enrichment Center, Franklin
Saturdays, Sept. 7 – 28

This four-week class for ages 5 – 8 uses color and fun to introduce kids to the joy of playing the piano by using the Chroma-Notes system and Kodaly Rhythm syllables.

This year's Tennessee Honey Festival in Hendersonville features all-new activities for kids.

TENNESSEE HONEY FESTIVAL — TOP PICK IN SUMNER
Memorial Park, Hendersonville
Saturday, Sept. 7

Learn about the importance of bees and other pollinators in Tennessee. There are 100+ vendors, live music, food and new this year is a kids' area offering educational info and bee-themed crafts.

CHALK THE WALKWAY
Douglass-Clark House, Gallatin
Saturday, Sept. 7

Participate in a chalk-drawing contest for a chance toe win prizes. Contests take place in age-specific categories (5 & younger, 6 – 12 and 13+). Bring your own chalk or use what is available (may be limited).

CARDBOARD BOAT REGATTA — TOP PICK IN RUTHERFORD
Sports*Com, Murfreesboro
Saturday, Sept. 7

Build a cardboard boat then race across the pool before springing a leak.

13TH ANNUAL CUMBERLAND RIVER DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
East Bank Landing, Nashville
Saturday, Sept. 7

A series of four-boat heats will race a 200-meter stretch of the Cumberland River. On land, enjoy inflatables, food trucks, artisan vendors and more.

HUMMINGBIRD FESTIVAL
The Wilderness Station, Murfreesboro
Saturday, Sept. 7

Celebrate hummingbirds as they get ready to migrate away with guest speakers, children's activities, hummingbird merchandise, bird banding and more.

Ages 13 & older can compete in the Cardboard Boat Regatta this Saturday at Sports*Com in Murfreesboro.

SALTY DOG FESTIVAL
City Hall Park, Goodlettsville
Saturday, Sept. 7

Arts and crafts vendors from the southeast region showcase and sell their handmade goods, live bands play all day, plus there are kid craft stations, a petting zoo, a dog costume contest and more.

FOOD TRUCK FEST
Centennial Park, Nashville
Saturday, Sept. 7

Enjoy eats from 20 of Nashville's best food trucks, plus local artisans, a beer garden, Kidsville crafts, lawn games, face painting, a DJ and more.

CHUKKERS FOR CHARITY — TOP PICK IN WILLIAMSON
Riverview Farm, Franklin
Saturday, Sept. 7

"Divots & Downton" is this theme of this year's polo match and classic car show benefiting the Rochelle Center and Saddle Up! The event include a kids' stick horse race.

PRINCESS BOOT CAMP (REGISTER)
Nashville Children's Theatre, Nashville
Saturday, Sept. 7

Kids can refine their regal skills through crafts, games, songs and dance. Everyone who wants to be a princess is welcome.

Kids have fun competing in the stick horse race during the Chukkers for Charity event in Franklin.

NASHVILLE'S NUTCRACKER YOUTH CAST AUDITIONS — FINAL CALL!! (REGISTER)
Nashville Ballet Studios, Nashville
Sunday, Sept. 8

Kids can try out for roles in Nashville Ballet's annual holiday production (no dance experience necessary). Bring a 4×6 full body photograph. Find complete audition details at the website.

DOGGIE DIP
Gordon Jewish Community Center, Nashville
Sunday, Sept. 8

Bring Fido for a fun dip in the pool. Plus, there will be food, raffles, vendors and a blessing of the dogs at 2:30 p.m. by Rabbi Kullock. Dip times are 1 – 1:45 large dogs, 2 – 2:45 p.m. all sizes, 3 – 3:45 p.m. small dogs.

STAR BRIGHT PLAYERS AUDITION
Freedom Middle School, Franklin
Sunday, Sept. 8

Ages 7 through high school seniors can try out for a role in Elf the Musical (Dec. 5 – 8 production). To audition, prepare a Broadway-style song to sing a capella and wear clothes comfortable for movement.

SEE ALL EVENTS THIS WEEKEND

 

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