HIP COOKEVILLE NEWSLETTER THURSDAY, JULY 29 TO THURSDAY, AUG. 5

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“Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.” – John D. Rockfeller, Jr.

The Putnam County Fair Is Here!

With showstopping performances and over 75 live demonstrations at the 95th Putnam County Fair, HipCookeville is so excited to be apart of this long running tradition of family entertainment this year. Swing by our booth at the fair and introduce yourself! We will pour you a glass of lemonade (it’s free) and scoop you up some popcorn (it’s free, too) to enjoy while you’re checking out the sites.

At our booth, you will have an opportunity to score some other cool free stuff, too. With a contribution of $5 to the Cookeville Human Fund, you’ll walk away with sweet Hip Cookeville car decal! If you contribute $30 or more, we will hand you a car decal and a Cookeville Human Fund hat!

We express our sincere gratitude for Big Tony’s Pizzeria, Simple Beef Co., Baymont Inn & Suites of Cookeville, The Art Jam CKVL, Hyundai of Cookeville and TriStar Brew Works, LLC. for making this community outreach possible with their generous support.

Coming This Week!

95th Putnam County Fair

The Putnam County Fair will be held from Thursday, July 29 through Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021.  For an at-a-glance schedule of exhibits and events, click here.

Cookeville Community Band Concert

The Cookeville Community band is playing at the Dogwood Park Performance Pavilion on Monday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. The Cookeville Community Band is comprised of musicians from the entire Upper Cumberland area. The members come from every walk of life and every age, from high school students to senior adults — people who love playing their instruments and taking part in the great American concert band tradition. Bring your own seating and/or blankets. Free admission. Concessions available.

Cookeville Green Market at Jig Head Brewing Company

The Cookeville Green Market will be held at Jig Head Brewing Company on Saturday, July 31 from 8 a.m. to noon. This vibrant street market and street food scene offers fresh local organic produce, dairy, hand-crafted signs, hand-crafted jewelry, candles, crystals, sourdough bread, hand-crafted knives, and spoons, and much more. Be sure to pop in Jig Head Brewing Company for a craft beer, cider, or soda. The Jig Head Brewing Company taproom opens at 11 a.m. on Saturdays.

The Silver Fern – Gallery & Handcrafted Wellness Soft Opening

The Silver Fern will have a soft opening and celebration on Saturday, July 31 from noon to 4 p.m.

The front gallery shop will have artwork on display and for sale from local and out of state artists alongside tea blends, herbs, tinctures, and  Silver Fern merchandise including recycled cotton tote bags screen printed by local artist Jen Luna of Maple Moon Designs, custom stickers, and enamel pins. An exhibition will be open for viewing in the back gallery called The Fiddlehead Room. View the opening of “Verdancy”, a solo exhibition by Chicago based artist, printmaker, and arts administrator Victoria Marie Barquin. The Silver Fern will be giving away free 2″ button pins to the first 50 people who come by.

NOTE: After the soft opening, The Silver Fern will begin to be open a few days a week on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Silver Fern provides a space in the community that encourages personal healing and creativity by providing ethical services and products that curate a sense of well-being.

‘Stories of Cookeville Music’ Exhibit

When it comes to musical legends, Cookeville has a storied history. Some of the featured artists include Jake Hoot, The Cluster Pluckers, Frazier Moss, Judah and the Lion, Tennessee Tech University’s Bryan Symphony Orchestra and Cookeville Community Band. View an assortment of music memorabilia, photos and keepsakes loaned to the Cookeville History Museum by area musicians, bands, and artists at the ‘Stories of Cookeville Music’ Exhibit being held from July 17 to Sept. 18 at the Cookeville History Museum. Free admission. The Cookeville History Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Community Calendar

For more a more complete list of events, check out our community calendar at https://hipcookeville.com/events/ You can search our community calendar by month, week, and even daily! Find us on our front porch at facebook.com/HipCookeville and share your event.

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