Entertainment: White Oak Craft Fair, Bacon Festival and Fish Fryer are among the activities this weekend

Here are some fun events in Rutherford County this month.

charity boxing

Square in the boxing ring this weekend to raise money for charities from the Murfreesboro Fire Division, EMS and Police. The boxing match will take place between 5 and 10 pm on FridaySeptember 9 It will be held at the Middle Tennessee Fair, 1660 Middle Tennessee Boulevard.

Proceeds from the event will go to Endure Athletics, a non-profit organization that supports children to break the cycle of homelessness. The money will also go to youth boxing programs throughout Rutherford County. General admission is $40. Find tickets on the Eventbrite website.

9/11 party

The 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony is scheduled for 9am on FridaySeptember 10 At the September 11 memorial at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, 940 New Salem Highway in Murfreesboro. The local memorial includes a 3,000-pound I-beam from Tower 1 of the World Trade Center. All ages are encouraged to attend.

light up the night

Children’s Defense Center’s 5th Annual End of Summer Party is set for Light Up the Night from 6-9 p.m. FridaySeptember 9 At Auckland Palace, 900 N. Maney Ave. in Murfreesboro. Attendees will be treated to cocktails, heavy appetizers, dance to music from Zone Status, and a silent white mystery box auction. Tickets are $100 or $175 per couple and can be purchased online at cacrutherford.org/events.

White Oak Craft Exhibition

The 32nd annual White Oak Craft Fair is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on SaturdaySeptember 10, From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on SundaysSeptember 11 At the Cannon County Arts Center, 1424 John Bragg Highway in Woodbury. More than 75 craftsmen will present an enormous variety of works, all selected for their excellence and integrity by a highly respected selection panel. For more information, call 615-563-2787 or visit artcenterofcc.com/.

Bacon, bacon, bacon

The third annual Murfreesboro Beacon Festival is scheduled to run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. SaturdaySeptember 10, At McKnight Park, 120 Dejarnette Lane.

With free admission and parking, this outdoor event features artisans, food trucks, a mechanical pig ride, plenty of activities for kids, and a bacon-eating contest from 3-4 p.m.

Wings of Freedom Fish Fry

Smyrna Rotary presents the 20th Annual Wings of Freedom Fish Fry and Classic Car Cruise from 5-9 p.m. SaturdaySeptember 10, At Smyrna Airport, 278 Doug Warbol Rd. Enjoy fried fish and all fixings for $50 for adults, $25 for ages 5-16. Cruise admission is $50 per vehicle.

This year’s event honors Teachers of the Year from any school in Rutherford County. Register to be a guest of honor, sign up for your classic car or buy tickets at visi wofsmyrna.com/. Proceeds benefit several community projects sponsored by Smyrna Rotary.

Hope Springs

Join Runaway Gin, the world’s most active Phish tribute project, on stage at 7 p.m. SaturdaySeptember 10, At Hop Springs, 6790 John Bragg Highway in Murfreesboro. Tickets start at $15 and are available for purchase on TicketWeb. Visit hopspringstn.com/events for details.

Music in the field

The Tennessee Philharmonic Orchestra comes together for a night of “Music in the Field” on Saturday.September 10, On the farm of Ruth and Eddie Taylor, 7421 Kainesville Pike in Lascasas. The farm gates open at 3pm and the party starts at 4pm.

A string ensemble will perform with a dance ensemble, and there will be tunes familiar to everyone. Tickets are $10 per person or $25 per family and can be purchased at eventbrite.com.


Comin Home, the band

Hear singer-songwriter husband/wife duo Comin Home perform a mix of folk blues, rock and acoustic from 6-9pm on September 16 at Cedar Ice Bros, 906 Ridley Road in Murfreesboro.

Friday Night Live

The season’s last Friday night live will take place at 6:30 p.m. on September 16 at Murfreesboro Public Square. Bring lawn chairs and dancing shoes. Submission is free.

food festival

The Discover Rutherford Cultural Food Festival is set September 4-7 at the Discovery Center Museum, 502 SE Broad St. in Murfreesboro.

Celebrate the diversity and traditions of the people of Rutherford with food, music and dance while supporting the Discovery Center at this outdoor event. This event will honor longtime Rutherford County teacher Greg Lyles.

Advance tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for youth. Buy online at explorethedc.org/events/discoverrutherford. Ticket prices go up $5 if purchased at the door.

Participating food vendors include:

  • indian clay pit kitchen
  • Hornito Bakery 2
  • I take it
  • Lily Bell Barbecue & Catering Restaurant
  • I love thai sushi
  • M Sai Indian Grocery
  • Greek frill oppa
  • Panaderia La Michoacana
  • Patricia Fells
  • Wise Girls LLC
  • Global Star Market
  • Thai Pattaya
  • Thai spices

Cedar Glade Brewery will be on site in the traditional German Beer Garden. Beer can be purchased by guests 21 or older at the event for $8 per pint.

Performers include:

  • Cuffed feet dance!
  • Tula tribe
  • Native American Indian Association of Tennessee
  • MTSU Center for Chinese Music and Culture
  • Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville

Programming will be provided by MTSU Japan Club, MTSU Asian Arts Association, and Big Blue Marble Academy.

The museum will close early this date at 1:30 p.m. to prepare for the event.

Excess parking will be located in City Square on the corner of South Church Street and East Sevier Street (across the street from WGNS). There will be a bus transporting guests to and from the Discovery Center for the duration of the event.

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