Williamson Weekend: 5 Happenings This Weekend

1. VET FEST at Granny White Park



WHAT: It’s the fourth year for VET FEST in Brentwood. The free event is an annual community music and arts festival that celebrates military families. It begins will begin at 11 a with a Heroes Walk through the park. Following the walk, you can enjoy live entertainment from Allie Colleen, food trucks, vendors, and a kids zone.

WHEN: Saturday, October 5, 11 a – 6 p

WHERE: Granny White Park, 610 Granny White Park, Brentwood

2. Touch a Truck in Thompson’s Station

Touch a Truck



WHAT: Williamson County Parks and Recreation’s annual “Touch a Truck” will be held Saturday, October 5 from 10:00 a to 2:00 p at the Thompson’s Station Baptist Church, 2608 Thompson Station Road and Columbia Pike. This free family-friendly event will give people of all ages the opportunity to see nearly 30 different kinds of large scale construction and public service vehicles up close. 

Kids can visit the free Activity Zone and enjoy rock painting and other hands-on activities. A variety of entertainers on the performance stage will include musicians, princesses, and dancers. There will be free face painting and a raffle tent with lots of great giveaways and prizes for the whole family.

WHEN: Saturday, October 5, 10 a – 2 p

WHERE: Thompson’s Station Baptist Church, 2608 Thompson Station Road, Thompson Station

3. Whole Hog Music Festival

High Valley CMA Fest

WHAT:On Saturday, Oct. 5, John Maher Builders’ Whole Hog Festival comes to the 107-acre Tennessee Children’s Home campus, promising a full day of food, entertainment and fun for the whole family, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Formerly known as the Ham Festival, an event which started back in 2005 but took a break, it’s now back with a focus on the whole hog and entertainment. From a kids zone to 19 food trucks featuring Martin’s BBQ and good ole fashioned hog calling along with guessing the weight of the pig. Ending the festivities for the evening will be a fireworks display. Headlining entertainment for the event will be country duo High Valley.

WHEN: Saturday, October 5, 10 a – 7 p

WHERE: Tennessee Children’s Home Lakeside Venue, 804 Branham Hughes, Spring Hill

4. Tennessee Craft Week Artisan Showcase

Particle Ceramics
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WHAT: On Saturday, October 5 from 10 a -2 p, the Franklin Visitor Center will kick off Tennessee Craft Week with two local artisans showcasing in the downtown Franklin Visitor Center. Stop by to sample Still Water Cold Brew and browse handcrafted ceramics from Particle Ceramics.

WHEN:  Saturday, October 5, 10 a – 2 p

WHERE: Franklin Visitor Center, 400 Main Street, Franklin

5. Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival

Nashville Cultural Festival
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WHAT: The Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival is presented by Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation in Centennial Park each fall. The Festival’s mission is to provide a free event that encourages cross-cultural understanding and awareness for the Nashville Community through music, food, song and dance, children’s activities, and educational exhibits. The Festival encompasses the different cultures currently present in Nashville and Middle Tennessee and draws thousands of people annually.

WHEN: Saturday, October 5, 10 a – 6 p

WHERE: Centennial Park, 2500 West End Avenue, Nashville