White Oak Craft Fair, Bacon Festival, Fish Fry

Here are some fun events in Rutherford County this month.

charity boxing

Murfreesboro’s Fire, EMS and Police Departments are on hand to raise money for charity in the boxing ring this weekend. The boxing match scheduled for 5-10 p.m. on Friday, September 9 will be held at Middle Tennessee Expo, 1660 Middle Tennessee Blvd.

Proceeds from the event will go to Endure Athletics, a non-profit organization that supports children to break the cycle of homelessness. The money will also go to youth boxing programs in Rutherford County. General admission is $40. Find tickets on Eventbrite.

9/11 Celebrations

The 21st Annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, September 10 at 9 a.m. at the 9/11 Memorial at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, at 940 New Salem Highway in Murfreesboro. Local monuments include a 3,000-pound I-beam from Tower 1 of the World Trade Center. People of all ages are encouraged to participate.

light up the night

Oaklands Mansion, 900 N., for the Child Advocacy Center’s fifth annual Light Up the Night end-of-summer party on Friday, September 9 from 6-9 p.m. Mane Avenue, Murfreesboro. Attendees will be treated to cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, dancing to music from Joan Status and a white mystery box silent auction. Tickets are $100 each or $175 for a couple and can be purchased online at cacrutherford.org/events.

White Oak Craft Fair

The 32nd Annual White Oak Craft Fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. September 10 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cannon County Arts Center at 1424 John Bragg Hwy in Woodbury.

The 32nd Annual White Oak Craft Fair is scheduled for Saturday, September 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, September 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Arts Center at Cannon County at 1424 John Bragg Highway in Woodbury Is. Over 75 artisans will present a huge variety of work, all of which are selected for excellence and integrity by a highly respected selection panel. For more information, call 615-563-2787 or visit artcenterofcc.com/.

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bacon, bacon, bacon

The third annual Murfreesboro Bacon Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 10 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at McKnight Park, 120 DeJornet Lane.

With free admission and parking, this outdoor event features artisans, food trucks, a mechanical hog ride, lots of activities for kids, and a bacon eating contest from 3-4 p.m.

Wings Of Freedom Fish Fry

Smyrna Rotary member Carolyn Peebles, right, and State Rep.  Mike Sparks in A Wings of Freedom Fish Fry.

Smyrna Rotary presents the 20th Annual Wings of Freedom Fish Fry and Classic Car Cruise-In on Saturday, 10 September from 5-9 PM at Smyrna Airport, 278 Doug Warpool Road. Enjoy fried fish and all the fixings for $50 for adults, $25 for ages 5 to 16. The cost of admission to the cruise-in is $50 per car.

This year’s event honors the teachers of the year for any Rutherford County school. Register to be a special guest, sign up for your classic car or buy tickets via visi wofsmyrna.com/. Proceeds benefit a number of community projects sponsored by Smyrna Rotary.

hop springs

Join Runaway Gin, the world’s most active Phish tribute project, on stage Saturday, September 10 at 7 p.m., Hop Springs, 6790 John Bragg Highway, Murfreesboro. Tickets start at $15 and are available for purchase on Ticketweb. Visit hopspringstn.com/events for details.

music in the field

The Tennessee Philharmonic Orchestra is coming together for one night for “Music in the Field” on Saturday, September 10, at Ruth and Eddie Taylor’s ranch, 7421 Keensville Pike, Laskas. Farm gates open at 3 pm. And the concert starts at 4 o’clock.