The Hermitage to hold free arts and music festival

Staff Reports • Updated Sep 29, 2017 at 11:00 AM

HERMITAGE – Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage will feature a mix of Tennessee flavors at the fifth annual Fall Fest on Saturday and Sunday. 

The weekend-long celebration of Southern art, music, food and history will feature live performances and handmade product displays from nearly 100 artisans from across the South. 

Fall Fest at the Hermitage is free and will offer a wide variety of activities to engage and educate the whole family, including 52 new vendors, a family area for children, and a community art project collaboration with the Nashville Repertory Theatre. All proceeds from the festival will benefit the Hermitage.

Visit fallfestatthehermitage.com for updates on the festival’s schedule and a full list of vendors and activities.

The Fall Fest will be Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Hermitage. The festival does not include admission to he Hermitage mansion or exhibits. 

Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President is one of the largest and most visited presidential homes in the United States. Opened as a museum in 1889, it is one of the nation’s oldest presidential sites, drawing more than 192,000 visitors each year. The Hermitage is a 1,120-acre National Historic Landmark with 27 restored buildings, 12 dating to Jackson’s ownership, including his 1836 mansion and tomb, slave cabins, garden and the church he had built for his beloved wife, Rachel. In the Andrew Jackson Visitor Center, guests can experience Andrew Jackson: Born for a Storm, an interactive exhibit about the life and profound impact of the seventh president on the history of the United States. Admission is free for active-duty military and all veterans. For more information, visit thehermitage.com.

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