Williamson Weekend: 5 Happenings This Weekend

1. Pardoning of the Turkey at Franklin Farmers Market

Franklin Farmer Market
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WHAT: Pardoning of the Turkey event promises to be another family favorite event. Returning to the market will be the friendliest pet turkey from Earth Advocates Research Farm. Plans are in the works for a very special guest who will preside over the pardoning of Danny the Turkey. All children are invited to write a letter to the market requesting the pardoning of Danny the Turkey.

WHEN: Saturday, November 23, 9 a – noon

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

2. Rippavilla Candlelight Tour

rippavilla candlelight tour nov 23

WHAT: Rippavilla will host a candlelight tour in commemoration of the Battle of Spring Hill. Guests will hear re-enactors offering first-person accounts of Union and Confederate soldiers and tour the candlelit mansion. Admission is $15. On November 29, 1864, the Union army under the command of Major General John M. Schofield slipped past the Confederate forces in Spring Hill. The following morning, after receiving news that the Federal Army escaped his trap, Confederate Commander Lt. General John Bell Hood held a meeting at Rippavilla.

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WHEN: Saturday, November 23, 5 p

WHERE: 5700 Main Street, Spring Hill

3. Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

WHAT: FranktownFestival of Lights, Williamson County’s only drive-thru light display featuring a full mile of holiday illumination, will be unwrapped for the first time this holiday season. The month-plus long dazzling light display will return for a second year on Nov. 22 and run through Dec. 28, offering daily viewings of the light spectacle from 6-10 p.

Located at the Williamson County Ag Center, the $25 per car will help support Franktown Open Hearts, a local organization serving inner city youth and their families.

Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the gate. More information is available at www.FranktownLights.com.

WHEN: Friday, November 22-Sunday, November 24, 6 p – 10 p

WHERE: Williamson County Ag Center, 4215 Long Lane, Franklin

4. Trail Keeper Day at Owl’s Hill

hike at owl's hill

WHAT: Here’s a perfect excuse to spend some time outdoors. Trail Keepers will help with trail corridor maintenance (cutting back the summer’s growth that is now intruding into hiking space), spot maintenance (fixing places where the trail tread has become a little difficult to navigate) and way-finding maintenance (ensuring that the trail blazes and directional signs are visible and in good repair). Must be 16 years of age or older. Bring your own work gloves and a bottle of water. Tools will be provided by Owl’s Hill.

WHEN: Saturday, November 23, 8:30 a

WHERE: Owl’s Hill, 545 Beech Creek Road South, Brentwood

5. Glow Nashville

Glow Nashville

WHAT: GLOW—Nashville’s brightest Christmas experience—is the newest must-see holiday attraction in the Southeast. Located at First Tennessee Park, home of the Nashville Sounds, GLOW features one of the country’s tallest Christmas trees, millions of lights adorning larger-than-life sculptures, over-the-top ice skating and tubing experiences, Santa’s workshop and much more.

GLOW will operate from 4-10pm for 36 nights from November 22 through December 31, 2019. Learn more at glowholiday.com,

WHEN: Friday, November 22, – Sunday, November 24

WHERE: First Tennessee Park, 19 Jr. Gilliam Way, Nashville