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While it feels impossible to sample all that the mouth-watering, creative, and inspiring bakeries in Middle Tennessee have to offer – cheers to trying. We hope your February is full of sweet things, and visiting a Middle Tennessee bakery, or two (or five).

Julia’s Homestyle Bakery

1911 Medical Center Pkwy #B
Murfreesboro

Trust us, whatever you end up leaving Julia’s Homestyle Bakery with in their signature pink box is bound to be delectable. Filled with bright, colorful, perfectly decorated cakes, cookies and other goodies, this bakery is known for their custom designed cakes but loved for all. Bonus? They are able to make most treats Gluten free and have “The Sweet Truck” for special private and community events.

Anne’s Cakes

4825 Trousdale

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Nashville has always been known for its flavorful, rich cuisine, and this year there were 10 restaurants that joined this tapestry of tastes with a bang. We recommend each of them for their delicious menu offerings, and some for their incredible locations.

House of Cards
119 Third Ave South, Lower Level
Nashville (Broadway)

Perfect for a special occasion, this unique, opulent restaurant (part Twin Peaks, part Vegas) will particularly delight lovers of magic and mystery. Located under the Johnny Cash Museum, the nearly 10,000-square-foot House of Cards invokes the Art Deco period vividly. Be sure to enjoy the extensive art and European antiquities collections and magical memorabilia displays (including a pair of Harry Houdini’s own “Kingbreaker”

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There’s something magical about traveling during the holiday season. You not only get the excitement of a change in scenery, but you get the added charm of the holiday lights and festivities of the season. Thinking about getting away this month? Cozy up and read up our Nashville weekend getaway ideas:

Branson, MO
Distance from Nashville: 7 Hours

 

Ever since the early 80’s when the first major theaters opened up, Branson has been a classic hub for good, ol’ fashioned American entertainment. In terms of entertainment, this place has an impressive show line-up, with many having the added experience of a dinner show. Come during the holiday season and yes, there will be plenty of holiday shows in the lineup, as well.

Known as the classic

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The holiday season is right around the corner! Let the season of family gatherings, full bellies, and falling leaves begin! Nashvember is back, as are other local favorites such as the Music City Yoga Festival and Christmas for Kids at the Ryman. New festivals and events are also popping up so make sure to mark your calendars and prepare yourself for a whole lot of fun!

November 3: Wine Down Main Street
Historic Main Street | Franklin

Mark your calendars, call your friends, and book the babysitter! This unique wine tasting event includes more than 30 shops that will play host to wines from around the world. Participants will taste wines, shop, and sample food from area restaurants, all while listening to great live music!

November

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(Slightly) cooler weather, fall colors, and mums on porches puts us in full fall mode, which means Halloween is right around the corner! For some of us adults, that may mean spider web draped front doors and going all out on the best candy on your block – but for a lot of adults, it means navigating the somewhat overwhelming yearly pilgrimage with their kids from door to door to Trick or Treating. As adults, it can be scary thinking about everything that can go wrong, which is why we rounded up a list of tips and tricks (get it?), for a fun and safe night of Trick or Treating for all!

Costumes

As the star of the show, costumes are such a fun part of the night for kids to dream up, plan, prep and get excited for. Just remember to look for costumes

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The American South has a long tradition of hand-crafting small batch wines from local grapes. Today, more wineries than ever have opened their doors right here in Middle Tennessee. The following wineries offer tastings designed to entertain and educate, as well as live music, food truck events, and samples of local fruits and other treats. This spring, summer, or fall, pack a picnic, drink plenty of water, and head out to indulge in a taste of the finest wines in Middle Tennessee.

Arrington Vineyards
6211 Patton Rd. | Arrington

Arrington Vineyards is perfect for pairing a home-packed picnic with an evening wine tasting under peach-pink sunset skies. Arrington’s ample seating and serene views overlooking the hills make this winery a community

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Tennessee’s lush, often forested greenways are a system of both natural and maintained trails that connect residents to their jobs, schools, shopping, cultural centers, and entertainment—all without the use of cars or busses. 

A growing body of evidence suggests that communities that are supported by these beautiful walking and biking trails are in higher demand, which bolsters property values. Because the people of Tennessee have had such positive responses to local governments strengthening the greenway system, there has been a boom of trail-oriented development. Available homes near greenways can move quickly, but you don’t have to be directly on a greenway to take advantage of the positive health and environmental benefits they offer!

The

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Welcome to July! Summer is in full swing and we are loving all the sunshine! With 4th of July, there are plenty of events at the start of the month with fireworks and great food! Towards the end of the month, we are looking forward to all the free music across Middle Tennessee. Whatever events you choose to attend, we hope you have a safe and fun month!

July 4: 13th Annual Music City Hot Chicken Festival
East Park | Nashville

This free festival is a fun way to celebrate Nashville this 4th of July! The Fire Truck Parade begins at 10:30 that morning and the gates open at 11 am! Enjoy free Hot Chicken samples and all kinds of good stuff from local vendors!

July 5-8: Star Wars: A New Hope – In Concert with the Nashville Symphony

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Tennessee’s agricultural history is an integral part of our identity; here we have always treasured our rich farmlands and the wise farming methods that have nurtured them. Some of these independent farms have opened to the public, and in so doing, have helped reignite a sense of connection to the farms and farmers who sustain each and every one of us.

If you want to experience some of the beautiful farms and knowledgeable farming families in Middle Tennessee, we recommend these U-Pick farms. Take some time out this summer and fall and get a feel for where your food begins.

Please note that these times are ALWAYS subject to change. Both the weather and the availability of fruits and vegetables can always affect hours and days of operation. We

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Ready for a warm month? Kids are out of school and it seems like everyone is already living at the pool! There are lots of events taking advantage of the lovely weather this month to drag you away though! From hanging at the zoo to free music to watermelon seed spitting contests, you certainly won’t be bored this month! Here’s your look at things to do in Middle Tennessee!


June 1:
Brew at the Zoo


Nashville Zoo |Nashville

Brew at the Zoo is a renowned event combing craft beer, music, food trucks, and all the amazing animals at the Nashville Zoo! With over 100 craft beers on tap, Nashville residents have voted it as the best beer event in the Nashville Scene in 2014 and 2016! Buy tickets here!

June 1: Movie in the Park
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