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Fall Folklore Jamboree Set for Saturday

MILAN, Tenn. – An annual event that teaches the public about old fashioned trades and activities is scheduled for Saturday in Milan.

The 14th annual Fall Folklore Jamboree begins at 9:00 a.m., and as in years past, nearly 150 folk artists will be demonstrating traditional skills and showcasing unique handmade crafts. There will be blacksmithing, weaving, broom making and quilting demonstrations, to name a few.

Bluegrass, gospel and string bands will provide musical entertainment all day. Grab a seat and relax as they jam on the front porch of a log cabin. This cabin happens to be the boyhood home of former Tennessee Governor Gordon Browning.

The Fall Folklore Jamboree starts on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children ages 3-12. Park at the Milan High School, and buses will escort you to the admission booth. There is no charge to park.

The UT AgResearch and Education Center at Milan and West Tennessee Agricultural Museum are located on Highway 70/79. For more detailed directions or other information call 731-686-8067.