Maury Weekend: 5 Happenings This Weekend

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5. A Very Maury Christmas

Photo courtesy of Visit Columbia

Saturday, November 20, 9:00am-4:00pm

308 West 7th St, Columbia, TN

A Very Maury Christmas is returning for its 7th annual market! We are so excited to introduce you to some new vendors as well as several of your favorites! AVMC is a regional holiday market featuring over 40 quality vendors at the Memorial Building in Downtown Columbia. This event has truly turned into a community favorite. A $5 entry fee will be accepted at the door. A portion of the proceeds benefit aMuse’um A Children’s Museum. The Preview Party on November 19th is a ticketed event.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

4. Rippavilla and the Battle of Spring Hill

Photo courtesy of Experience Maury

Saturday, November 20, 3:00pm

5700 Main St, Spring Hill, TN

Rippavilla Plantation

Presented by the Spring Hill Historic Commission & the Spring Hill Library.Hear the account of the Battle of Spring Hill as told by Eric Jacobson, author of For Cause & for Country: A Study of the Affair at Spring Hill & the Battle of Franklin. Get to know the Cheairs family and what historical events happened at the Rippavilla farm. This event will take place inside Rippavilla. Limited seating is available and reservations are required. Refreshments will be served either in the gift shop or the courtyard, depending on the weather, but food and drink cannot be taken into the house.

For more information and to register, click here.

3. Annul Vintage 615 Photos with Santa

Photo courtesy of Vintage 615 Facebook

Saturday, November 20, 11:00a,-3:00pm

5075 Main St, Spring Hill, TN

Vintage 615

Mark your calendars! Santa will be stopping by Vintage 615 the Saturday before AND after Thanksgiving! Grab your camera and round up the kids and even the pets, for this free family event! If you have done this before, Vintage 615 plans to have the same, or very similar, appointment and check in process as last year. If not, it is easy to learn and the staff is there to help. Based on positive customer feedback this process was popular.

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2. Jimmy Fortune

Photo courtesy of Experience Maury

Saturday, November 20, 7:00pm

4544 Hway-431, Columbia, TN

Hardison Mill Homestead Hall

Jimmy Fortune toured, sang and performed with the legendary Statler Brothers for 21 years. Fortune quickly lived up to his name. He wrote the group’s second No. 1 hit, “Elizabeth,” on their 1983 album Today, and followed that with two more No. 1 hits–“My Only Love” (from 1984’s Atlanta Blue) and “Too Much On My Heart” (from 1985’s Pardners in Rhyme). Fortune also wrote the top-10 hit “Forever” from 1986’s Four for the Show. Jimmy and The Statler Brothers were inducted into the GMA (Gospel Music Association) Hall of Fame in 2007, and inducted into the CMA Hall of Fame in 2008. Jimmy, as a solo artist, was inducted into the Virginia Musical Hall of Fame in 2018.

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1. African American History Driving Tour

Photo courtesy of Visit Columbia

Available anytime

Main St, Columbia, TN

This self-guided driving tour begins in downtown Columbia, where a large free African American population existed even before the Civil War. Here just north of the town square, lasting African American institutions first formed. For more than 200 years, African Americans helped shape Maury County history. At first, thousands of enslaved Tennesseans carried out demanding tasks in the fields, in the house, or in the trades as skilled craftsmen. They made clothes, tools, wagon wheels, and many other artisan goods sold both in Maury County and across the region. They established churches, cemeteries, and businesses. These historic places and community institutions are everywhere across the county. They are living testaments to the change that occurred across Tennessee during the Civil War and Reconstruction years. They are also powerful reminders of the significance of African American history in Maury County and its continued importance today.

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