Kick off summer right with these local events
Vintage Market Days
Wilson County Expo Center, Lebanon
Shop vendors from across the country at this vintage-inspired market. You’ll find antiques, clothing, jewelry, home décor pieces, food and more. It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. For more information, visit Vintagemarketdays.com.
Two Rivers Ford Open Bass Tournament
Flippers Landing, Old Hickory Lake
Tournament participants will launch out at 6 a.m. to begin fishing, and the weigh-in will be at 2 p.m. The guaranteed price payout is $2,500, and there will be at least 20 paid positions. The tournament has a $60 entry fee per boat, and an extra $10 will be entered in the Big Bass Pot. All of the money raised goes to sports scholarships. For more information, visit Lebanonwilsonchamber.com.
Bark in the Park
Wilson County Fairgrounds, Lebanon
Dog lovers can enjoy vendors, games, giveaways, contest, a silent auction and much more from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this free event. There will also be treats, pet tags, toys, rabies vaccinations and more for dogs. The New Leash on Life event raises funds for the care of animals, to provide education and raise awareness. Visit Newleashonline.org for more information.
May 13, June 10
Fiddlers Grove 2nd Saturday Celebration
Fiddlers Grove, Lebanon
Enjoy live bluegrass music, dancing and activities for the whole family from 6 to 9 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month. There will also be demonstrations on quilting, forging, soap and candle making to represent the different facets of daily life for early Wilson County residents. Visit Fiddlersgrove.org for more information.
Southern Smoke BBQ Championship
Wilson County Expo Center, Lebanon
BBQ competitors from across the country will converge to see who is the best pit master. Attendees will enjoy live music, inflatables, a children’s rock wall, good food and more. It’s being held in conjunction with the 39th Annual F-100 Supernationals, the largest all-Ford product show in the country. Visit Southern Smoke BBQ’s Facebook page for more information.
101 S. Central Ave., Watertown
Taste some of your favorite wines, and enjoy the downtown square at this festival. Tickets can be purchased to the festival for $30 in advance at Uppercumberlandwinetrail.com or $35 at the gate. There will be free parking available with trolley rides to and from the festival. Festival gates open at 1 p.m.
CMA Music Festival
If you’re looking for a true country-music experience just outside of the county, this festival won’t disappoint. The same four days as Bonnaroo, this festival will feature hundreds of artists, meet and greets, autograph signings, vendors and more. Artists include Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert and many more. Visit Cmaworld.com for more information.
Paul Finebaum & Chad Withrow
Victory Baptist Church, Mt. Juliet
Interact with and hear from Paul Finebaum, SEC Network and ESPN Radio personality, and Chad Withrow of 104.5 The Zone — along with several other special guests. The event will go from 5 to 6:30 p.m., and tickets are free. Meet and greet passes are also available for purchase. Find more information and register for free tickets at Eventbrite.com.
Big Hill Challenge
Want to ride through the sleepy countryside, stunning farmland and historic towns? The event invites riders of all levels to enjoy a variety of routes, ranging from 16 to 100 miles. Hosted by Historic Watertown and the Veloteers Bicycle Club and supported by Biker’s Choice Bicycle Shop, the proceeds benefit the restoration and preservation of historic Watertown. Visit Watertowntn.com for more information.
Sponsored By The Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce
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