Williamson Weekend: 5 Happenings This Weekend

1. The Mafia Experience at Franklin Theatre

The Mafia Experience


WHAT: Backlight Productions presents a game of “Mafia” as never played before. Professional actors conduct a unique and thrilling mass game of “whodunit?”; an event in support of the non-profit, Backlight Productions, theater arts for adults with special needs. The game will showcase Backlight students performing alongside professional actors but also include audience participants as they seek to weed out the “guilty” amongst the “innocent”. There are three tier level tickets- interactive, semi-interactive, and observational.

Find tickets here. 

WHEN: Sunday, October 27, 6 p

WHERE: Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street, Franklin

2. Spring Hill Hot Air Balloon Spooktacular

2nd Annual Spring Hill Hot Air Balloon Spooktacular


WHAT: The 2nd Annual Spring Hill Hot Air Balloon Spooktacular brought to you by Middle Tennessee Hot Air Adventures, LLC will be hosted at the Tennessee Children’s Home Oct 26 at 3p. Attendees can enjoy live music, pumpkin decorating, food trucks, craft vendors, and more. Tethered balloon rides will be available pending on weather conditions.

Tickets are $15 at the gate. Children under the age of 5 are free.

WHEN: Sunday at 3pm – 7pm (NEW DATE)

WHERE: Tennessee Children’s Home however you will enter the event at 3398 Kedron Road, Spring Hill

3. Franklin Wine Festival

franklin wine festival


WHAT: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee brings back the 15th annual Franklin Wine Festival on October 25, 2019, from 7:00 -10:00 p.m. at the Factory in Franklin. The Franklin Wine Festival offers a truly exceptional wine tasting of more than 300 world-class vintages paired with offerings from 30 top local restaurants creating a one-of-a-kind evening.

All proceeds from the Franklin Wine Festival benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee and allow the organization to offer mentoring programs to young people throughout Middle Tennessee. To date, the annual event has raised over $2 Million for the charity.

Purchase tickets at the door. General admission -$100, VIP -$200

WHEN: Friday, October 25, 7 p

WHERE: The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin

4. Brentwood Library Book Sale

City of Brentwood Library


WHAT: The Friends of the Brentwood Library will be holding their quarterly book sale this weekend at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library. Join as a Friend and gain early entrance from 9 to 10 am Friday morning, an hour before the general public. (Membership forms are available at the library circulation desk, or join at the book sale.)

Thousands of books of all kinds are on offer at the sale: fiction, non-fiction, children’s, teens, classics, reference books, paperbacks, cookbooks and coffee table books. The sale also includes audiovisual material, including DVDs, CDs and audiobooks. Prices for all items range from $0.50 to $3.00, with some vintage books and DVDs priced slightly higher. Children’s books range from $0.50 to $2.00. Sunday is Half Price Day on everything.

WHEN: Friday, October 25, – Saturday, October 26, 10 a – 5:30 p, Sunday 1 p – 5 p.

WHERE: John P Holt Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood

5. Meet “Mary Ann” from Gilligan’s Island

Dawn Wells

WHAT: Texan country crooner Ben Stafford Rodgers and legendary actress Dawn Wells, known for her iconic role as Mary Ann Summers on the CBS sitcom “Gilligan’s Island,” will appear at the Nashville Palace on Friday, Oct. 25. Admission to the show also includes a meet and greet opportunity with Wells, who will introduce Rodgers’s performance.

Tickets are $10 and available for purchase here.

WHEN: Friday, October 25, 7 p

WHERE: Nashville Palace, 2611 McGavock Pike Nashville