Folks from all over are invited to come to Loretta Lynns Ranch at Hurricane Mills for three days of camping, food and fun this October 2-4. The October Fest at Loretta Lynns Ranch is several events in one. Its 3 days of live music performances, dancing, Classes, Door Prizes. Canned Goods and Pie judging. Games booths and more.
Songwriters from the novice to the pro will share their original songs on multiple outdoor stages. Hit Writers from the past, present and future will be showcasing their tunes with live music. There are Open Sing Rings that Song Wranglers can join in or start. There is a Co-writers Corner for on the spot writing and sharing a new tune. If ya still can't sleep after all the stages close there is an after hours Camp Fire Sing Ring down by the creek. The Fest welcomes all forms of songwriting. Everyone who comes will have an opportunity to share their original lyrics, songs or music.
You can also register to attend 3 days of classes all about the craft and businesses of being a songwriter. Pro Instructors who have been there, done that, will share their secrets and personal experiences about what it takes to be successful in the business of music. Attend all or parts.
There will also be dance bands Friday and Saturday night with door Prizes. Sunday morning to afternoon is Gospel and Contemporary Christian singing . Sign your church group or individuals to come sing and play.
There will be Home Canned Goods and Pie Judging competition. Register your Pickles, Bean Relish, Green Beans, Jellies and other home made canned goods for a chance at the Blue Ribbon and other prizes. Apple, Peach and Pumpkin pies will also be judged.
Try your luck at the Watermelon Seed Spitting, Skillet Toss, Golf Chip Shot, Horse Shoe Toss, Ugly Contest, Balloon Toss and other family activities. Arts, Crafts & Music booths of all kinds will be on hand for your browsing pleasure.
And if that werent enough to do..... Loretta Lynns Dude Ranch is complete with a Full Service RV Park & Campsites, Swimming Pool, Playgrounds, Canoeing, Paddle Boats, Nature Trails, Mini Theater, Lynn Plantation Home, Butcher Holler Home Place, "Coal Miners Daughter Museum." The Old Grist Mill Water Wheel Houses, Fan Museum, Western Town and more.
So come hang with the gang for the three day weekend & find your place in the mix. We are located about 65 miles due west from Nashville and east of Jackson. The October Fest at Loretta Lynns Ranch is now accepting sign ups for performing & non performing songwriters, classes, Gospel singing and general admissions, booths, canned food and pie entries, skillet toss, seed spiting and more for the October 2-4, '09 happening. For information visit http://www.SongWritersFestival.com or call 931-296-4067 / 615-424-1491 or email Ranch@SongWritersFestival.com
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