Nashville Greek Festival, free medical event at Municipal Auditorium: 5 things to do this weekend in Southwest Nashville, Sept. 6-8

Whether it is an annual festival celebrating Greek culture or a day at the Tennessee State Fair, here is a list of five things to do in Southwest Nashville this weekend, Sept. 6-8.

Have fun at the Tennessee State Fair
Sept. 6-15
For more than 150 years, the Tennessee State Fair has served as a 10-day gathering for agricultural and educational activities. This year’s event is expected to draw more than 100,000 people for contests, food and midway rides. For more information about the Tennessee State Fair, see Community Impact Newspaper's full guide on the annual event.
The Fairgrounds Nashville, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville.

Celebrate Greek culture, cuisine at annual festival
Sept. 6-8
The 32nd annual Nashville Greek Festival returns for a weekend of Greek cuisine, educational events, live music and dancing. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (Fri. and Sat.), 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sun.). $3 (admission). Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 4905 Franklin Pike, Nashville. 615-333-1047.

Receive free medical, dental and vision services at Saint Thomas Health event
Sept. 7
Medical Missions at Home, hosted by Saint Thomas Health, provides free medical and dental services, as well as procedures and preventative screening for uninsured and underinsured residents regardless of income. All services are free and provided on a first-come, first-serve basis until the end of the event. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Municipal Auditorium, 417 4th Ave. N., Nashville.

Try new dishes at Nashville Food Truck in Centennial Park
Sept. 7
Centennial Park will play host to the Nashville Food Truck Festival, a six-hour event featuring 20 food trucks as well as a beer garden, local artisans, lawn games and more activities. Blue Monkey Shaved Ice, Funk Seoul Brother, the Tennessee Cobbler Co. and other companies will be in attendance, according to the Centennial Park Conservancy. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (admission). Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 615-862-6810.

Check out Belle Meade Night at the Belle Meade Plantation
Sept. 8
Belle Meade Plantation is inviting the community to attend an evening of guided walking tours, educational sessions, live music and more. Belle Meade Winery will also be open. 4-6 p.m. $24 (adults), $20 (ages 6-18). Belle Meade Plantation, 5025 Harding Pike, Nashville. 615-356-0501.



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