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8 Must-Visit Festivals in and around Spring Hill


Spring Hill, Tennessee, a charming small town, bursts with life and camaraderie during its annual festivals. Brimming with exciting events year-round, Spring Hill and its neighboring cities bring the community together in unique celebrations. From food and music extravaganzas to our cherished mule-centric fete (more on that soon), there's always a memorable experience to be had. Start planning your Spring Hill, TN journey now and add these can't-miss festivals to your itinerary.


Celebrate in Nearby Columbia for Mule Day (April)

Columbia, just a stone's throw south of Spring Hill, hosts one of Tennessee’s grandest celebrations, Mule Day. Lasting nearly a week, this festival pays homage to Columbia’s proud title as the "Mule Capital" of the world. Unleash your inner country spirit as you join the wagon train traversing the heart of Tennessee, cheer for your favorite at the mule races, or enjoy a lively log-pulling competition. And, of course, your senses will delight in the tempting food and electrifying live music.


Mule Day festivities run from Thursday-Sunday, April 4-7, 2024, at Maury County Park Drive, Columbia, TN. Click here to learn more.


take in the history of Spring Hill during founders day (May)

The City of Spring Hill is unique in its history and culture, from its innovative roots in agriculture to the advent of battery-powered automobiles. Spring Hill was also noted for its many institutes of learning, from the Female Academy to the Branham & Hughes Military Academy. Join the City during the Founders Day festivities as the history and traditions of the influential leaders who created this special place we call home are honored.


Founders Day will be held on Thursday-Sunday, May 2-5, 2024, various times and locations. Click here to learn more.


SAVOR Strawberries at the Strawberry Festival (May)

Each May, Spring Hill comes alive with its annual Strawberry Festival, a vibrant celebration of the spring season and the region's rich agricultural heritage. This delightful event draws locals and visitors alike to enjoy a day filled with festive activities centered around the strawberry harvest. The festival features delicious food, fun-filled activities for all ages, and of course, strawberries (while they last). The Strawberry Festival not only showcases the local community's spirit and creativity but also supports local farmers, making it a cherished new tradition in Spring Hill.


The Strawberry Festival will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2024, from 8AM-6PM at Wagner Berry Farm (4923 Ollie Chunn Rd., Spring Hill). Admission is $10 online, $12 at gate. Free parking. Rain date is May 18th. Click here to learn more.


Take in Local music at Pickin’ in the Park (Beginning May)

When the warm weather beckons, it's time for Pickin’ in the Park, an exhilarating outdoor music series at Harvey Park. The perfect combination of live music and local gastronomy promises weekly outdoor fun. Bring your lawn chair, pack a cooler, and make the most of Spring Hill’s scenic beauty. The season’s first show in early May is the ideal excuse to bask in nature's splendor. Shows run through September.


Picking' in the Park will be held on Saturdays, May 18, June 8, July 20, August 17, and September 21, 2024 beginning at 5PM at Harvey Park. Admission is free. Food available for purchase.


Embrace Farm Life at The Homestead Festival (June)

Just across the Spring Hill-Columbia border, the Homestead Festival greets summer by showcasing the joys of farming. Over two vibrant days, learn how to raise chickens, milk a cow, manage a garden, tend to bees, and so much more. Hosted at celebrity Rory Feek’s historic farm, the event combines education and entertainment with expert speakers, panelists, and musical guests.


The Homestead Festival will be held Friday-Saturday, June 7-8, 2024, at Hardison Mill (4765 Hardison Mill Rd, Columbia). Gates open at 7AM. Early bird admission starts at $99 each ($25 admission for ages 6-17, free admission for children under 5).


Immerse Yourself in Color at Hill Fest (June)

At Fischer park, the City of Spring Hill very first Hill Fest will be held early in June. It promises everyone a way to "paint the sky" with everything from a tethered hot air balloon to kite making to paper airplanes to colorful daytime fireworks. What's not to love about this festival (especially when you add in music and food)? We have a feeling it is going to be the first of many to come.


Experience Spring Hill under one roof (June)

Held indoors each year at the end of June, Experience Spring Hill, The Event is part community event, part vendor expo, and part tourism showcase. A great way to beat the summer heat! Get to know many of the awesome businesses and entities that make up this amazing community and about the area's tourism offerings. Experience Spring Hill, The Event has fun for everyone at every age! With over 100 business vendors inside under one roof, there is always plenty of booths to browse, shop, and meet people. There's also a plethora of free family-friendly activities each year. And who knows who you might meet at the event? Maybe even a "famous" character or two!


Experience Spring Hill will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2024, from 10AM-2PM at Summit High School (2830 Twin Lakes Dr., Spring Hill). Free admission and parking.


It'S All ABOUt THAT PIG at the Whole Hog Festival (October)

Welcome fall with the Whole Hog Festival at Spring Hill’s Oaklawn Mansion. This family-friendly event offers food, entertainment, and a plethora of fun-filled activities. For a modest $5 admission, gain access to over 20 food vendors serving tantalizing pork-based dishes, enjoy live music, peruse arts and crafts stalls, and entertain your little ones in the games-filled kids' zone and petting zoo. The festival also features amusing contests like hog-calling and “guess the weight of the hog.” Dive into the vibrant spirit of Spring Hill and make unforgettable memories.


The Whole Hog Festival will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2024, from 10AM-5PM at Oaklawn Mansion (3331 Denning Ln., Spring Hill). Admission is $5 per person (free admission for children under 5).



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