First up is the Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival at Centennial Park. The festival starts at 10 a.m. and is one of my favorite events of the year. A lot of food vendors show up at this event who I never see anywhere else. If I’m lucky, you’ll find me in line for arepas, one of my favorite foods (though I don't see it on the list of food vendors). My husband will probably be eating goat curry and empanadas. Aside from food, there’s quite a bit of entertainment going on in the form of performances staged by the city’s many cultural communities. This event is fun for all ages. Musicians Corner will also be in the park and will — as always — include its mobile food park and beer and wine garden.
In the afternoon, there’s the Fermentation Workshop by Sandor Katz at Beaman Park Nature Center. Can I make it to Ashland City by 1 p.m.? I’m going to try. If you haven’t registered yet, there are still openings. Just call 615-862-8580 to sign up. It's just $25 per person. Lannae will be there, too.
And in the late afternoon into the early evening, the Southern Artisan Cheese Festival will be at the Nashville Farmers' Market (tickets still available). This year theevent hours are longer: The festival starts at 3:30 p.m. and goes until 7 p.m., so you have a larger window of time to leisurely stroll through and sample cheeses and talk to cheesemakers. There will be much more to eat than just cheese (but that would be enough for me). Check out the list of artisan foodmakers, including some local favorites (don't miss the jams from Bathtub Gin and Perl Catering).
That's quite a day, but did I miss anything? And what about Sunday? I'll probably still be recovering from Saturday ...