The temps are dropping and people are heading outside with the family. Thank goodness there are festivals galore to choose from, and one last weekend with a purpose. Cornerstone Cowboy Church held their first Fall Family Festival on the grounds of the TN Livestock Producers. This free event was open to anyone, and was a giddy-up good time had by all.
A petting zoo and pony ride tickled the fancy of the little ones. Chickens, bunnies, and other friendly animals patiently allowed the children to pet and talk to them. Pint sized ponies carried excited kids around and around to the delight of their parents and friends.
A dunk tank became an endless thrill for adults and children alike. After trying their arm at the tank, festival goers could wander over to the tent offering bowling, balloons, face painting, and lassoing.
A crowd gathered to take a break from the games and listen to the music of Chris Golden. He is the son of William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys and former drummer for them as well. His passion has always been music and one of the highlights of his set was bringing his nephew and a friend up on stage to sing. Music definitely runs in their family.
Along with rides, games and music, another story was there. Bill Glidden, lifelong Hollywood stunt double was there with his wife Deborah and two of their nine horses. The Gliddens brought one of their covered wagons and vintage props to tell stories of life in show business. Children could see tools and everyday items from the olden days and pet the magnificent horses while the adults learned a thing or two about how the riveting wagon chase scenes are filmed.
The Cornerstone Cowboy Church Family Fall Festival was a barrel of fun for everyone in attendance. To stay updated on their events head to www.cornerstonecowboychurch.org!