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Fiddlers Grove cuts ribbon on new season

Kimberly Jordan • Updated Apr 2, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Fiddlers Grove celebrated the opening of its 25th season Friday.

The village at the Wilson County Fairgrounds welcomed the community to explore the grounds and held a ribbon cutting.

Artisans were on hand to demonstrate their crafts, including blacksmithing and weaving.

The grove is home to more than 50 buildings, gardens, antique farm equipment, a grist mill, cobbler shop and more.

“Every Friday we have volunteers dressed in period clothing,” said Gwen Scott with Fiddlers Grove Foundation. “Usually the volunteer quilters, weavers, woodcarvers and blacksmiths are here doing their crafts.”

The grove will hold the Spring Garden Festival on April 30, which will include a plant sale, vendors selling hand-crafted spring garden items, lectures and tours.

Admission to the grove is $6. Children 5 and younger are free. Self-guided tours are available during open hours, and guided tours are available for 10 or more people.

“You can take a tour of the buildings and learn a little about Wilson County history, or just take a leisure stroll or take photographs. The grove is a unique place to visit,” said Scott.

There is also bluegrass music every second Saturday, and Scott said the foundation is planning a music event several weekends on the Back Porch Stage.

For more information on events happening in the grove or to reserve a spot for a group tour, call 615-443-2626.

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