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March 23, 2017

20,000 Expected for Annual Shopping, Cooking and Crafting Fair at Wilson County Expo & Ag Center

NEW YORK (March 23, 2017) Country Living magazine announced today that the annual Country Living Fair will return to Nashville, taking place on April 21-23, 2017 at the Wilson County Expo & Ag Center in Lebanon.  The Fair is expected to draw more than 20,000 visitors from across the country.

The Country Living Fair brings the magazine’s content to life and gives readers access to a unique shopping experience featuring more than 200 vendors from 25 states, including antiques sellers, food purveyors, artists, furniture makers, crafters, and more. Guests will also have a chance to meet Country Living editors and their special guests; attend cooking, crafting, and DIY demonstrations, workshops, and book signings; sample locally sourced, artisanal food, and shop the Country Living General Store.

The Fair will include some local TN vendors including:  JBS Mercantile (Mt. Juliet, TN, unique crafting kits), Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams (Goodletts, TN, unique ice cream flavors from local ingredients), Ruffled Linens (Nashville, TN, elegant textiles for the home), Scarlett Scales Antiques (Franklin, TN, antiques shop), Southern Fried Design Barn (Lebanon, TN, paper goods), and more.

There will be a number of special guests at the Nashville Fair, including:

  • Ashley and Jamin Mills, bloggers, The Handmade Home
  • Brandon Frohne, award-winning chef, Culinary Director for Holler & Dash Biscuit House
  • Cari Cucksey, star of HGTV’s Cash & Cari
  • Charles Hunter III, personal chef & food blogger, The Salted Table
  • Denise Sabia, blogger, The Painted Home
  • Joanne Palmisano, award-winning interior designer & regular DIY Network contributor
  • Melissa Caughey of Tilly’s Nest, & com writer and contributor

The 2017 Country Living Fair in Nashville is sponsored by The 2017 Ford Experience Tour and Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, and is produced by Stella Show Management Company. For tickets and additional information, including a list of vendors and discounted hotel rates, contact Stella Show Management Co. at 1-866-500-FAIR or For additional details, visit

Attendees will be able to engage with Country Living at the Fairs by using the hashtag #CLFair and share their favorite finds using the hashtag #CLFairFinds.

Additionally, new for the 2017 Country Living Fairs are Make-and-Take Workshops, sponsored by Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. The Fair is teaming up with inspirational makers with Jo-Ann to create a curated selection of workshops at each Fair this year. Attendees can pre-register and choose from a wide breadth of Make-and-Take workshops, and take home a treasure they’ve only dreamed of making! The workshops will help to spur creativity and teach attendees how they can turn inspiration to reality. To view the array of workshops available and pre-register to attend one, go to 


  • One-day admission is $13 in advance and $16 at the door; three-day weekend passes are available for $15 in advance and $20 at the door;
  • An Early Bird three-day weekend pass is available for $40 and grants early admission at 8:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday;
  • Free admission for children ages 16 and under.

Advance admission tickets for the Nashville Fair have been on sale at all of the Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores in Tennessee since March 1st.

Hours: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; gates open for Early Bird ticket holders at 8:30 a.m. Friday & Saturday.

Location: Held rain or shine, the Fair takes place at the Wilson County Expo & Ag Center, 945 E Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon, TN 37087. Parking is free and plentiful.

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About Country Living

Country Living ( is a shelter-lifestyle magazine focusing on a variety of topics including decorating, antiques, cooking, travel, remodeling and gardening. In addition to its U.S. flagship, Country Living publishes a United Kingdom edition. Country Living is published by Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst (, one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies with interests in magazines, newspapers, digital media, business media and television. Hearst Magazines is a unit of Hearst, one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies. With 21 titles in the U.S., Hearst is the leading publisher of monthly magazines in terms of total paid circulation (AAM 2H 2014), reaching 78 million readers (Spring 2016 MRI/GfK at 79.5 million) and 54 million site visitors each month (comScore), with a social media following of 115.5 million. Follow Country Living on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

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Kaitie Ames, 212.649.2180,

Carrie Carlson, 212.649.2617,