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2014 could be biggest year yet for Buttercup Festival

2014 could be biggest year yet for Buttercup Festival

By IVEY HARRINGTON BECKMAN for Nolensville Home Page

The 2014 Historic Nolensville Buttercup Festival, a 15-year community tradition, will be in full bloom on Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the historic district.

The 2014 Historic Nolensville Buttercup Festival, a 15-year community tradition, will be in full bloom on Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the historic district. The event, which draws crowds in the thousands, is expanding this year from 82 booths to 100.

Stacey Fish, owner of Three French Hens, is coordinating booth applications.

‘We are primarily looking for a good variety of unique artisans and makers of specialty foods,’ Fish said.

Past booths have included one-of-a-kind up-cycled products, vintage items, original paintings, historic artifacts and handcrafted jewelry.

‘Fried Oreos, which Sunset Hills Baptist Church makes each year, are a unique must-eat Buttercup treat,’ Fish said. ‘There’s also homemade barbecue, hamburgers, ice cream and lots of other great food. It’s a great place for families to have a lot of fun together.’

Rental fee for a 10 x 10 booth space is $50. This is space only, and does not include tents, tables or electricity. A limited number of electrical hook-ups are available for a $10 fee. Additional fees apply for food vendors who require more space. Those interested in booth space should email Fish at staceyfish@comcast.net or call (615) 776-1279. Application deadline is March 10.

The festival will also showcase two pageants: Little Miss Buttercup, open to girls 4 to 6 years old; and Miss Buttercup, for girls 7 to 10 years old. Applications can be picked up at any store in the historic district. For additional application information, contact Rachel Boduch at rachel@thepeacocklane.com or call Debbie Suttmiller, owner of Peacock Lane, at (615) 283-8590. The pageants will begin at 1 p.m.

The Buttercup Festival, Nolensville’s largest annual community event, will again include a petting zoo as well as a variety of live music all day behind the Home Place Bed & Breakfast. The Nolensville Historical Society will present additional events for families, including ‘how to do things’ lessons.

To learn more and to receive updates about the Buttercup Festival, like the event’s Facebook page. Proceeds from the festival will help support a number of projects, and a portion will help enhance the Nolensville Historic District.

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