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Book lovers visit Nashville during the Southern Festival of books

Saturday, September 13, 2014


Fall is rapidly approaching folks and I for one am happy to see that one of my favorite times of year officially starts in 11 days.  Fall is a fun season, full of great outdoor events and festivals. 

You can find all sorts of festivals to attend- everything from sports and family fun to beer and wine festivals, just head to Google and type in your zip code and festivals.  We were looking for a family event,  when I discovered a unique festival coming to Nashville, TN. in October; a book festival. Yes! A book festival! 

We are a family of avid readers, so how I didn’t know about this festival, which has been held in Nashville since 1989 is beyond me.  Better late than never as the saying goes! I knew I had to extend a warm, southern style invitation to all of you to come visit us in Nashville and check out this festival!



About the Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the written word:


poster Southern Festival of books in #Nashville,TN.
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Humanities Tennessee's Southern Festival of Books was first held in Nashville on the second full weekend in October in 1989, and has been held annually on the same weekend since then. It is one of the first book festivals of its kind, a true celebration of the written word, and has inspired hundreds of similar book festivals throughout the nation and beyond. 
The festival is free and open to the public. No advance registration or tickets are required. All seating is on a first-come basis.
The dates and times for 2014 Southern Festival of Books are:
Friday, October 10, 2014: 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 11, 2014: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 12, 2014: 12:00  noon - 5:00 p.m.
To learn more about the Southern Festival of books go here.

This festival isn’t just for adults; there are lots of fun activities for the kids! They will have an opportunity to meet renowned children’s and young adult authors, see favorite book characters, and listen to musicians and storytellers too.
To learn more about the events for children and young adults, including a list of attending authors, go here. 

Fall is a wonderful time to visit Nashville. The heat and humidity of summer are a quickly fading memory and Nashville welcomes you with classic southern charm and hospitality. Plus, by this time of October, you’ll get to see all the pretty fall leaves.
Pretty Fall Leaves #Nashville,TN.

Ready to come to this Festival? You’ll want to check out their handy Plan Your Visit page, which gives you full directions, hotel accommodations suggestions and more. 

Whether you can make it to Nashville or not, I want to wish you and yours a happy, fun fall season. Head on over to Google and find out what is happening in your neighborhood and get out there and have fun!
Please share in comments: Is there a fall fair, festival or event you can’t wait to attend this year?

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8 Responses to “Book lovers visit Nashville during the Southern Festival of books ”

Daisy B said...

I've never been to a Book Festival. Is that weird? I visited their site and it looks like they have some nice and affordable hotels to stay at. This would be a fun trip for our family to go on one year.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Daisy,

Nope, that's not weird at all! I hope you'll get to take a family trip to TN. soon, I know we want to head to TX. soon too.

Frugal and Fun Mom said...

I am trying to convince Hubby to take a drive to go see the leaves change. This would be a perfect excuse to head that way. I am so in the mood for Fall.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

TN looks like a beautiful place to visit. Now that I know that they have festivals to celebrate reading too, it makes me want to visit even more.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Carlee,

I'm in the mood for fall too! I hope you can talk the hubby into heading our way.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Maria,

I know that literacy is a cause near and dear to your heart as teacher, so hopefully you will get to head a little south and come to the festival.

Jamie Tomkins said...

Wow, that sounds like a lot of fun Linda - I wish I could visit over there. Maybe one day, we'll be able to visit that place! :) #ibabloggers

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Jamie,

We think it's going to be a lot of fun too. I'll be sure to share our visit to the festival.

If ever you find yourself near Nashville, please do let me know- I'd love to meet you.

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