Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Things To Do

September 20, 2012

Happening this weekend

CROSSVILLE — 9th annual Homesteads Apple Festival

The 9th annual Homesteads Apple Festival is set for this weekend, Sept. 22 and 23.

There will be music beginning at 9:30 a.m., with a variety of musical styles. The auction begins at 1, with many unique items, including a hand-pieced quilt, available to support the Homesteads Tower Association.

Venders will also be on hand with unique, one-of-a-kind handmade crafts and goodies, and, of course, there will be apples, apples and more apples.

There will also be storytelling and a quilt show.

The Apple Festival takes place on the grounds of the Cumberland Homesteads Tower Museum. Parking is free. Admission is $2 per person over the age of 6, and includes admission to the Homesteads Tower Museum.

At the Cumberland County Playhouse

Hispanic Heritage Festival set Sept. 22

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Hispanic community, in conjunction with Christians for Justice and Peace, will host a Hispanic Heritage Festival Sept. 22 at the National Guard Amory in Crossville. An Aztec Dance group, from Nashville, will perform at 3 p.m. An authentic Hispanic cuisine will be available at 4 p.m. for a minimum donation of $5 a plate or $15 for a family. Every Hispanic restaurant in Crossville will have food to sample as well as some of the Hispanic ministry at St. Alphonsus Church. There will be a presentation by a prominent speaker on “Welcoming the Immigrant” at 5 p.m., followed by more music and dancing from 6 to 8 p.m. Activities for children will be held throughout the day. For more information, contact Jack Smith at jacksmith@frontiernet.net.

Constitution celebration planned Sept. 22

A Constitution Celebration will be Sept. 22, at South Fentress Park off Hwy. 127 in Clarkrange, starting at 10 a.m. with a kids treasure hunt and word search for teens. Come meet founding fathers, hear Betsy Ross, listen to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, watch Paul Revere and keep a keen eye on the Boston Harbor. Attendees will also see British soldiers and returning American Revolutionary soldiers and sing patriotic songs. Come dressed in period style clothing for a chance to win prizes. Bring a lawn chair. Pocket Constitutions, American flags and a $5 lunch will be offered. Everyone is invited.

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