Uncle Dave Macon Days named best festival in midstate

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The readers of The Tennessee Magazine have selected Uncle Dave Macon Days, a traditional, old-time music and dance event, as the best festival in Middle Tennessee.

The magazine is a statewide publication of the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association.

“We are just so absolutely honored and delighted by this news,” said Gloria Christy, longtime president of the event. “For more than 30 years, we’ve had the best people in the world come and enjoy the festival. For them to express their support like this is more than wonderful. “

According to the information in the publication, the 2012 Best of Tennessee Readers’ Choice Awards had more than 1,000 votes cast by readers who nominated the best food, attractions and accommodations the state has to offer. In each category, three winners were selected, one from each of the state’s three grand divisions.

Since the event’s beginning around the historic Rutherford County Courthouse in 1978, Uncle Dave Macon Days has focused on preserving and celebrating the traditional music and dance arts of Tennessee.

It is home to three national championships in old-time banjo, buckdancing and clogging. Additionally, the festival regularly has been selected by the Southeast Tourism Society and the American Bus Association as one of the region's top events.

The 2013 festival will take place in July at the historic Cannonsburgh Village. For more information about the festival, visit www.uncledavemacondays.com.

To see all of the winners, visit www.tnelectric.com

Tagged under  Arts, Entertainment, Heritage, History, Murfreesboro, Music, Tennessee, The Tennessee Magazine, Uncle Dave Macon Days

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