1. Franklin River Fest
WHAT: River Fest is a free community event on October 7 where you can enjoy free chicken on a stick, corn on the cob, free hotdog kids meals, free live music, and free mazes. There will also be vendors on hand where you can purchase Ellie’s Donut’s, Casual Pint, Bradley Creamery, and Franklin Juice. Watch our interview about the event here.
WHEN: Sunday, October 7, 3 p – 7 p
WHERE: 1215 Hillsboro Road, Franklin
2. Oktoberfest at Homestead Manor
WHAT: Taking place in the Homestead Manor Barn, the 21 and over event is about celebrating traditions of Munich, Germany while sipping local and national beer favorites. Attendees can sample from a selection of 30 different breweries -Good People Brewing Company of Birmingham Ala.; Founders Brewing Company of Grand Rapids, Mich.; Urban Chestnut Brewing Company of St. Louis, Mo.; Hutton & Smith Brewing Company of Chattanooga, Tenn.; Wiseacre Brewing Company of Memphis, Tenn. and more. And also enjoy German-style food created by chefs at Homestead Manor and sister concepts Puckett’s Boat House, Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant and Scout’s Pub. Lokelani Alabanza, executive pastry chef of A. Marshall brand Hattie Jane’s Creamery, will develop an exclusive beer-infused ice cream. Purchase tickets online here.
WHEN: Saturday, October 6, 5 p – 9 p
WHERE: Homestead Manor, 4683 Columbia Pike, Thompson Station
3. Broken Wheel Festival 2018
WHAT: Round Up Nolensville presents the Broken Wheel Festival will feature live music, food trucks, a kids’ play area, Mill Creek beer, VIP areas, Balloon Animals, Jumpy Houses, Roaming Princesses, and so much more. Proceeds benefit Round Up for Nolensville, a nonprofit organization helping Nolensville area residents and public servants who experience a financial hardship beyond their means. Admission is $10, kids under 13 free.
WHEN: Saturday, October 6, 4 p – 9 p
WHERE: Mill Creek Brewing Lawn, 2008 Johnson Industrial Blvd, Nolensville
4. Franklin Art Scene
WHAT: Fall has finally arrived, and Franklin Art Scene returns on Friday, Oct.5 from 6-9 p.m. for an evening of crisp weather and more than 30 sites hosting a variety of artists for this month’s art crawl. The Franklin Art Scene is held on the first Friday of every month to highlight the local arts scene in Franklin. The Franklin Art Scene invites lovers of the arts to stop by all participating locations during the evening’s crawl. The Art Scene trolley is also available for free rides throughout the event, sponsored by Genesis of Cool Springs. For more information on the Franklin Art Scene, a full list of artists and a map of all featured locations, visit www.franklinartscene.com.
WHEN: Friday, October 5, 6 p
WHERE: Downtown Franklin, Main Street
5. Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival
WHAT: Free festival at Centennial Park celebrates different cultures that feature a variety of dance and musical performances on different stages, food vendors offering authentic and exotic tastes from around the world, hands-on children’s activities, an area just for teens, and a marketplace.
WHEN: Saturday, October 6, 10 a – 6 p
WHERE: Centennial Park, 2500 West End Avenue, Nashville