Williamson Weekend: 5 Happenings This Weekend

1. Studio Tenn Presents Mamma Mia



WHAT: Studio Tenn is kicking off its 10th anniversary season with the ABBA-filled hit musical, Mamma Mia! at the Jamison Theater in the Factory at Franklin. The show will open August 16 and run through September 8.

Mamma Mia! takes the audience inside the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father through the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs, propelling this enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship into an unforgettable theatrical experience.

Buy tickets here. 

WHEN: Friday, August 16- Sunday, August 18

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

2. Sweet Corn Festival at Lucky Ladd Farms



WHAT: Late summer brings super sweet fun for all! We’ll be serving up everybody’s seasonal favorite – fresh roasted sweet corn on the cob dripping with warm butter and covered in your favorite flavored seasoning. Test your skills and win prizes in the Corn Eating, Corn Shucking, and Sweet Corn Snapshot Competitions. Kids can cool off on the inflatable water slides, splash pad, and bubble blast. Fresh picked sweet corn available for purchase – great for grilling up for your next summertime party.

WHEN: Saturday, August 17, 10a – 5p

WHERE: Lucky Ladd Farms, 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville

3. Black Expo and Youth Fair

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WHAT: Join the African American Heritage Society (AAHS) of Williamson County for the 2nd Annual Black EXPO & Youth Fair, at Johnson Elementary with special guest Meteorologist Lelan Statom and the Tennessee Titans cheerleaders.

The EXPO is a community-oriented platform that educates, enlightens, and empowers Middle Tennessee. This FREE weekend of events/activities showcases products and services from local organizations and minority-owned businesses, as well as exciting exhibits, performers, youth sports, and food.

WHEN: Saturday, August 17, 10a – 3p

WHERE: Johnson Elementary, 815 Glass Street, Franklin

4. Music at the Rippavilla

WHAT: Music at the Mansion will take place on Friday, August, 16th. This free event will feature duo Patrick and Jordan, Pontiac Alley, Tim Turner Band, and more. Don’t worry about feeding the family; there will be food trucks on hand. Bring your blankets and chairs for seating.

WHEN: Friday, August 16, 6p – 9p

WHERE: Rippavilla Plantation, 5700 Main Street, Spring Hill

5. Boiling Spring Academy Open House

WHAT: The Boiling Spring Academy is a restored 1830 one-room school house located in Primm Historic Park on Moores Lane. The park is the site of two National Register properties: Boiling Spring Academy established as a school in 1830, and a prehistoric Native American Mound Site, 900-1500 (A.D.). The site was excavated in the 1920s by the Smithsonian and is known as the Fewkes Site.

Primm Historic Park contains some of the most important historical and cultural resources in Tennessee. As urban areas grow, historical sites are quickly disappearing. This park, in particular, is a microcosm of Tennessee history representing prehistoric Native American culture and education of the 1800s.

WHEN: Sunday, August 18, 2p – 4 p

WHERE: Primm Historic Park, 8327 Moores Lane, Brentwood