COVID-19 Update

At this time, information found on this website may not be up-to-date. Due to precautions taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19, many festivals and events in Sumner County have been postponed or cancelled. Additionally, attractions, restaurants, retailers, and other businesses in Sumner County have made accommodations to protect the health and well-being of patrons; questions about service and hours of operation should be made directly to individual attractions, restaurants, retailers, and businesses.

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Local Updates on Sumner County Restaurants, Shopping, Events, & More Amid COVID-19

Sumner County Tourism prioritizes the health of Sumner County residents and visiting tourists at all times. Sumner County Tourism is closely monitoring the situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and is following the lead of federal, state, and local officials in actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As the situation changes, we will make adjustments as needed to maximize the well-being of others. We actively encourage potential travelers to postpone any planned travel until it is deemed safe by federal, state, and local officials and health organizations.

We have provided the list below that documents current information on our local Sumner County restaurants, shopping retailers, and events, and what accommodations are being made during the executive recommendations to practice social distancing.

This list will be updated as soon as information is available. Please send known updates to barry@visitsumnertn.com or send us a message on Facebook.

On Friday, May 15, Tennessee’s Economic Recovery Group announced it would lift capacity restrictions on restaurants and retail to instead focus on social distancing best practices effective May 22 and issue guidelines to facilitate the safe reopening of larger, non-contact attractions on or after May 22. Tennessee businesses are suggested to follow the safety guidelines of the Tennessee Pledge. Read more here: https://www.tn.gov/governor/news/2020/5/15/economic-recovery-group-to-lift-capacity-restrictions-on-restaurants-and-retail–allow-for-large-attractions-to-open.html

On Friday, April 24, Gov. Bill Lee issued the first steps from the “Tennessee Pledge,” the state’s rollout of guidance and best practices for Tennessee businesses in 89 of the state’s 95 counties (which includes Sumner County) to keep employees and customers safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about the Tennessee Pledge here: https://www.tn.gov/governor/covid-19/economic-recovery/tennessee-pledge.html

On Sunday, March 22, Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order 17, limiting restaurants to drive-thru, take-out, or delivery options only. Read more here: https://www.tn.gov/governor/news/2020/3/22/gov–bill-lee-signs-executive-order-mandating-alternative-business-models-for-restaurants-and-gyms–lifts-alcohol-regulations.html

Click the name of each listing to visit their website.

Last updated Thursday, May 21, 2020. Information on this list may not be the most current information; contact businesses directly for specifics.

Gallatin Restaurants

Gallatin Shopping

Gallatin Event Venues

  • Epic Event Centre | (615) 452-1912
    • Open for events; offering 20% on single room bookings for future dates and $500 off all-inclusive package bookings for future events; Facetime virtual tours of the space available

Goodlettsville Restaurants

Hendersonville Experience

  • Characters 4 U | (615) 926-3447
    • Facetime/Zoom call $30 per call; personalized one minute video for $25 per video
    • Royal Princess High Tea cancelled

Hendersonville Lodging

Hendersonville Restaurants

Hendersonville Shopping

Portland Restaurants

Portland Shopping

Westmoreland Restaurants

White House Restaurants

White House Shopping

Agricultural/Farms

Please contact farms individually for most updated information on what products are being sold and when they are available. Strawberry season is here and many farms are offering variations on how to access their fresh strawberries.

Sumner County Event Updates

  • Annie Warbucks Musical at Vol State, Gallatin
    • Cancelled
  • Bold Enough Rodeo Challenge at Triple Creek Park, Gallatin
    • Cancelled
  • Cabela’s King Kat Fishing Tournament at Flippers Bait & Tackle, Gallatin
    • Postponed indefinitely
  • Crappie USA Fishing Tournament at Flippers Bait & Tackle, Gallatin
    • Postponed indefinitely
  • Diamond Elite Softball Tournaments at Drakes Creek Park, Hendersonville
    • Cancelled
  • Discover White House Expo at White House, Tennessee
    • Postponed until September 2020
  • GOOD Dog Festival and Dog Easter Egg Hunt at Moss-Wright Park, Goodlettsville
    • Cancelled
  • Grandpa’s Opry’s Performances at Grandpa’s Opry, Westmoreland
    • Postponed until further notice
  • Heritage Day at Historic Mansker’s Station, Goodlettsville
    • Cancelled
  • Historic Sites Kickoff at various Sumner County historic sites, Sumner County
    • Postponed to June 6, 2020 tentatively
  • Jim B. Hawkins 44th Annual Sumner County Student Art Show at Monthaven Arts & Cultural Center, Hendersonville
    • Postponed to May 3-May 17
  • Main Street Porch Festival at Hazel Path Commons, Hendersonville
    • Cancelled
  • Mid TN Baby and Beyond Expo at Hendersonville High School, Hendersonville
    • Postponed to October 24, 2020
  • Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival at Downtown Portland, Tennessee
    • Cancelled
  • Miss Outstanding Teen at Gallatin High School, Gallatin
    • Postponed to July 17-19, 2020 tentatively
  • Moms and Mimosas with Celebrity Trainer Erin Oprea
    • Postponed to October 24, 2020
  • Murder Mystery at Historic Rose Mont, Gallatin
    • Cancelled
  • Music Under the Stars| Jeff Allen and AC Drive at Fran Hudson Amphitheater, White House
    • Postponed to Saturday, September 19, 2020
  • Nashville Symphony at Historic Rock Castle, Hendersonville
    • Cancelled
  • Pedal for Paws at Gallatin Civic Center, Gallatin
    • Postponed to August 29, 2020
  • Race to Rose Mont Derby Party at Historic Rose Mont, Gallatin
    • Postponed to September 5, 2020
  • Ragnar Relay Race at Lock 4 Park, Gallatin
    • Postponed to Spring 2021
  • Raise the Praise at Veteran’s Park, Hendersonville
    • Cancelled
  • Spring SpEGGtacular Easter Egg Hunt at Moss-Wright Park, Goodlettsville
    • Cancelled
  • Spring Hike at Bledsoe Creek State Park, Gallatin
    • Cancelled
  • Square Fest and Classic Car Show at Gallatin Square, Gallatin
    • Postponed to July 25, 2020
  • Summer Songwriter Night (May) at Historic Rock Castle, Hendersonville
    • Cancelled
  • Ted Jones Art Exhibit at Vol State, Gallatin
    • Cancelled
  • USA Softball National Qualifier Tournament at Drakes Creek Park, Hendersonville
    • Cancelled
  • Wonderland Easter Egg Hunt & Tea Party at Historic Rock Castle, Hendersonville
    • Cancelled

Sumner County Attraction Closure Updates

  • Days Gone By Museum, Portland
    • Opening on May 12
  • Douglass-Clark House, Gallatin
    • Open for limited self-guided tours beginning tentatively on May 6
  • Historic Cragfont, Castalian Springs
    • Grounds open on May 16, tours resume tentatively on June 6
  • Historic Mansker’s Station, Goodlettsville
    • Temporarily closed
  • Historic Rock Castle, Hendersonville
    • Ground open, tours resume tentatively on May 16
  • Historic Rose Mont
    • Opening on May 5
  • Historic Wynnewood, Castalian Springs
    • Grounds open on May 16, tours resume tentatively on June 6
  • Huckabee Filming, Hendersonville
    • Temporarily closed to public filming
  • Monthaven Arts & Cultural Center, Hendersonville
    • Opening on May 16
  • Sumner County Museum
    • Temporarily closed
  • Trousdale Place, Gallatin
    • Temporarily closed

Updates on the COVID-19 Situation

Monday, March 23, 2020 – 9am CT

Sumner County Mayor Anthony Holt issued the Safer at Home Declaration that declares that all businesses not performing essential services shall close their business facilities, subject to exceptions stated in this declaration. Restaurants are exempt from this declaration and can continue to provide to-go services. Read more here: https://www.sumnertn.org/information/news/march-2020/safer-at-home-declaration

Sunday, March 22, 2020 – 11am CT 

Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order 17, limiting restaurants to drive-thru, take-out, or delivery options only. Read more here: https://www.tn.gov/governor/news/2020/3/22/gov–bill-lee-signs-executive-order-mandating-alternative-business-models-for-restaurants-and-gyms–lifts-alcohol-regulations.html

March 20, 2020

Takeout Food Service and COVID-19 via https://foodsafety.ces.ncsu.edu/covid-19-resources/ updated March 20, 2020.

March 16, 2020 – 3:30pm CT

President Trump announced new COVID-19 safety guidelines in a press conference; he recommended that gatherings of 10 or more people should be cancelled or postponed to aid in the prevention of spreading COVID-19. These updated guidelines were suggested to be implemented for at least 15 days. Read more here: https://www.npr.org/2020/03/16/816268413/white-house-to-give-update-on-coronavirus-plans-and-tests

March 16, 2020 – 12pm CT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that large gatherings and events consisting of over 50 people be cancelled or postponed for the next 8 weeks. This will directly affect events that were to take place in Sumner County, Tennessee. Learn more about COVID-19 and how to best protect yourself here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
The CDC has also outlined COVID-19 and how it can affect domestic travel here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html

The US Travel Association provides talking points to consider before traveling domestically (within the United States) during this time: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html

 

Websites for travel information amid COVID-19:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

The U.S. Travel Association: https://www.ustravel.org/toolkit/emergency-preparedness-and-response-coronavirus-covid-19

Tennessee Department of Health: https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html

Tennessee Vacation: https://www.tnvacation.com/articles/tennessee-travel-amid-coronavirus