Jamboree returns to Milan this October

September 13, 2013 by  

The 14th annual Fall Folklore Jamboree is returning to the University of Tennessee at Milan this October.

The lively event will feature more than 130 demonstrators and illustrations of over 30 skills representing traditional Tennessean folklore and agricultural history, including farming, cooking, blacksmithing, plowing, beekeeping, the making of homemade soap and candles, and traditional Tennessee home life demonstrations. There will also be plenty of gospel and bluegrass music from award-winning artists on an outdoor stage for all to enjoy.

In addition, there will be an abundance of food for purchase, apple cider to drink, and a variety of children’s activities, like rides in a horse-drawn wagon, tractor rides, and the chance for children to pick and gin their own cotton.

The West Tennessee Agricultural Museum will also be open to visitors, providing artifacts and illustrating rural history from the 19th and 20th Centuries. This will be an interesting opportunity for the entire family to learn about the history of their state.

Organizers are sure to be working with local printing companies to attract visitors from all over the area, including nearby Jackson. Media it will turn to will most likely include brochures or flyers to be distributed throughout the area.

The Fall Folklore Jamboree will be held at the University of Tennessee’s Ag Research and Education Center on October 19 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Admission is $5 for adults or $2 for those ages 3-12. For more information about the day’s events, call 731-686-8067.