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March 20, 2018

25,000 Expected for Annual Shopping, Cooking and Crafting Fair at Wilson County Expo & Ag Center

NEW YORK, NY (March 14, 2018) Country Living magazine announced today that the annual Country Living Fair will return to Nashville, taking place on April 20-22, 2018, at the Wilson County Expo & Ag Center in Lebanon. The Fair is expected to draw more than 25,000 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 in four special outdoor settings across the country. Each Fair features 200+ vendors from over 25 states. Vendors include: antiques sellers, food purveyors, artists, furniture makers, crafters, and more. Guests will also have a chance to meet Country Living editors and special guests; attend cooking, crafting, and DIY demonstrations and book signings; sample locally-sourced, artisanal food; and participate in make & take workshops.

The Fair will include some local TN vendors including:

Bradley’s Creamery (Brentwood, TN, artisanal ice cream inspired by old-fashioned Southern favorites), Cousins Maine Lobster (Murfreesboro, TN, food truck serving up fresh lobster, lobster rolls, soups, & sides), JBS Mercantile (Mt. Juliet, TN, modern farmhouse-style home decor), Love & Fig (Nashville, TN, playful and fun kitchen accessories), Scarlett Scales Antiques (Franklin, TN, antiques shop), Southern Fried Design Barn (Lebanon, TN, paper goods), and more.

There will also be many Fair favorites coming from afar, including: Farmhouse Frocks (Amish Country, OH, Amish-made clothing for all sizes designed by mother-daughter trio), Green Bubble Gorgeous (Delta, OH, handcrafted luxury bath & body goods), juNxtaposition (Pittsburgh, PA, “junk” repurposed into one-of-a-kind jewelry), South Porch Antiques (Spencerport, NY, antique and vintage designs), and more.

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

  • Rachel Ashwell of Shabby Chic & author of My Floral Affair: Whimsical Spaces and Beautiful Florals
  • Amie Sikes and Jolie Sikes-Smith of “Junk Gypsies”
  • Elliott Farmer, Food Network chef & TV Personality
  • Maneet Chauhan, Food Network celebrity chef & owner of Chauhan Ale and Masala House
  • Joanne Palmisano, award-winning interior designer & regular DIY Network contributor
  • Kim Leggett of City Farmhouse & author of City Farmhouse Style
  • Trace Barnett of The Bitter Socialite & Food Network Star Season 13
  • Amy Howard of Amy Howard Home

The 2018 Country Living Fair in Nashville is sponsored by Rachel Ashwell 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, the 2018 Country Living Fairs will have Make & Take Workshops including a wood burning class sponsored by Walnut Hollow. View the selection of workshops available and for a nominal fee, pre-register to attend one at Hurry, classes are limited.


  • One-day admission is $13 in advance and $18 at the door; three-day weekend passes are available for $15 in advance and $25 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.

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 25 titles in the U.S., Hearst is the largest publisher of monthly magazines with a total paid circulation of nearly 30 million (AAM 1H 2017). Hearst Magazines’ print and digital assets reach nearly 123 million readers and site visitors each month–nearly two-thirds of all women and millennial women in the country (source: 2017 comScore Multi-Platform // GfK MRI Media + Fusion (06-17/F16)). Follow Country Living on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. Country Living’s editorial offices are located in Birmingham, Alabama.

Media Contacts:

Kaitie Ames, 212.649.2180,

Carrie Carlson, 212.649.2617,

All other inquiries: 1.866.500.FAIR,