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Beore long, it will be time to set the table orThanksgiving dinner, so it’s never too early to startplanning how to prepare a perect holiday turkey. Considerthese turkey tips to ensure a juicy, delicious bird.• A 15- to 20-pound bird is appropriate or a largeparty, and keep in mind that the amount o letoversdepends on the size o the turkey.• Thaw your turkey in the rerigerator to reduce the risko harmul bacteria. Allow a ull day o thawing orevery 4 pounds o turkey.• Stu your bird immediately beore cooking to reduceexposure to bacteria.• Stung expands as it bakes, so leave room in theturkey’s cavity.• Roast the turkey on a rack in a shallow pan so heatcan circulate. Baste ater the rst hour to keep itmoist. Roast until a thermometer inserted in thethickest thigh area registers 165 degrees.• Let your turkey rest at least 30 minutes and removestung beore carving.
Take a ree buggy ride, hear live bluegrass music andsee how molasses is made at the Music & Molasses Arts& Crats Festival, held the third weekend in October rom9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tennessee Agricultural Museum.The harvest celebration draws several thousand peopleeach year or live music on two stages, old-ashionedcooking demonstrations, storytellers, cloggers, traditionalcrats or sale, and homemade cakes and pies. Kids cantake part in log cabin activities, a trail hike, pony ridesand animal petting.The Tennessee Agricultural Museum is located on thegrounds o the Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville.For more inormation, visit
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The 107th annual Tennessee State Fair happensSeptember 6-15, 2013, bringing the Tennessee StateFairgrounds to lie with rides, competitions and must-seeevents. The air has been held every year since 1906, withthe exception o a our-year span during World War II.Pay tribute to the Volunteer State’s longstanding traditionby bringing the amily or cotton candy, corn dogs and snowcones. Let the kids get cuddly with arm animals at Lucky’sBarnyard Animals exhibit and watch the milking o dairycows in the milking parlor. The youngest air-goers can enjoyhands-on arming experiences at Tiny Acres, where they’lllearn how armers put ood on the amily table.Find out more by visiting the air’s website,