AJaX’S FAMILY AREA

AJax's area offers many activities to engage children and adults alike, providing a unique, historical, cultural, and memorable experience.

Country Music Hall of Fame - Musical Petting Zoo

This program is an opportunity for kids and adults alike to touch and play different instruments. 

Nashville Public Library – Puppet Truck

The Nashville Public Library Puppet Truck delivers literature-based puppet shows by performing artists from the library. Performances incorporate stories, songs, music, hand-puppets, and marionettes in a 45-minute interactive performance.

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County 

Sunday, October 2nd only – 1:00pm and 3:00pm

Mark Twain’s famous short story was first published in November 1865, and helped establish his reputation as a humorist. Twain uses this tale of a con-man and his notorious frog to comment on foolishness and consequences.  Brand new puppets built and performed by Wishing Chair Productions move to an energetic bluegrass score by Tom McBryde. 

 Architecture Blox

This program provides participants an opportunity to try their hand at creating a building representative of the Greek revival style so popular in the mid-1800s.

Face Painting

Face painting artists will provide an opportunity for participants to have a self-chosen picture painted on their face.  All Face Painting stations will give menu options of $3 and $5, payable directly to the face painter. 

 

"Reuse Village" Where Artists are Born... 

The village will have three artists, and an assistant for each at a station. Each artist will teach their own technique at their station. A community art piece will be done with each artist and the festival attendees. Participants would be able to make something small to take with them as well.  Turnip Green team will also send participants away with a materials kit to make another piece and continue to polish the technique. The Turnip Green team will offer a pop up show at a venue in Hermitage with the community pieces – bringing all of the artists that taught their technique, and all the artists that were “born” together with the community pieces. Pieces will travel back to Turnip Green to be on display and will be available to the Nashville community for lending to teachers for art and environmental lessons.