Bowie Park’s 700 acres of forests, lakes, parks and trails in Fairview have been taken over by the Fairview Area Chamber of Commerce for the past 34 years to host Nature Fest, a family-friendly event that celebrates the magnificence and conservation of the park.
On Saturday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., the park will be overrun with joyful children and parents enjoying live music and great food. The festival offers pony rides, hayrides, face painting, games, bounce houses, a children’s theater, a main stage with bluegrass and country bands, an acoustic stage and an auto show. The Fairview High School choir, band and thespian society all participate in the event and volunteer.
“The continued conversation and enjoyment of Bowie Park defines the city of Fairview,” Fairview Area Chamber of Commerce Co-Chairperson Brian Wutz said. “The chamber of commerce is proud to partner with the city and Bowie Park for the 35th year of Nature Fest to bring this family-friendly event to life for our citizens and local business community. We enjoy the park, learn about nature and local history and have a lot of fun.
“The focus of Nature Fest is clearly on the kids, however, we offer great food, shopping with local vendors, fellowship and live bluegrass and country music playing all day on two stages for adults. It’s a day to engage with the community and have fun.”
Nature Fest is expected to draw between 4,000-8,000 visitors. Handicapped parking is available. Parking donations of $10 are accepted to fund the chamber and local high school scholarships.
Bowie Park & Nature Center is located at 7211 Bowie Lake Road in Fairview. Go to https://www.naturefesttn.com for more information on Nature Fest.