Williamson Weekend: 5 Happenings This Weekend

1. Discovering the Station

 

WHAT: Celebrate Thompson’s Station, their new K-8 schools, and local parks at the Discovering the Station event. This family fun event will include food trucks, live music, children’s activities, local vendors & is pet-friendly! Bring a blanket or chairs and soak in the beauty of Preservation Park.

Event sponsors include: Graystone Quarry, Berry Farms Animal Hospital, Tennessee Equine Hospital, Collier Engineering Co., Inc, eighty-eight co., State Farm -Clayton Blunt, Berry Farms Sonic, Spring Hill Publix, Ready Steady Jump, Homestead Manor, Circa, & The Goddard School.

WHEN: Saturday, August 25, 10 a – 2 p

WHERE: Thompson’s Station, 1600 Thompson Station Road West

2. Music in the Meadow with Barrett Baber

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WHAT: NBC’s “The Voice” finalist, Barrett Baber gave millions of viewers an unforgettable introduction to a rising new artist and entertainer on the country music scene. Baber’s recently released full-length album A Room Full of Fighters debuted in the top 10 on iTunes Top 100 Album Charts. Gates open at 5:30 pm for picnics, hikes and meeting the owls; Music starts at 7:00 pm. Purchase tickets online here. 

Pre-Concert Price: $20 / person ; $75 / carload (up to 6 /vehicle)$25 / person at the door $25 / reserved picnic table

WHEN: Saturday, August 25, 5:30 p

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

3. Great Americana BBQ Weekend: Flavor of Franklin & Great Americana BBQ Festival

 

WHAT: It’s a weekend of good eats with The Flavor of Franklin and the Great Americana BBQ Festival, both taking place at Harlinsdale Farm this weekend.

The Flavor of Franklin opens the Great Americana BBQ Weekend Friday night. It is a celebration of the area’s best food and beverages. Over 20 local restaurants and specialty food vendors will be on hand to give you a taste of some amazing food.

Saturday night, its the BBQ Festival. Visitors will enjoy some of the most “finger licking good” barbecue around, prepared by professional pit masters and iron chefs from across the country. Barbecue will take center stage with vendors, grilling demonstrations, a whole hog smoking contest, and a Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned barbecue competition, featuring over 80 teams competing in five categories for thousands of dollars in total cash prizes. Festival goers will be able to join in on the judging by selecting the “People’s Champion”.

Tickets for the Flavor of Franklin are $20 online as well as at the gate. Festival ticket are $5, children 12 and under get in free. Purchase tickets here.

WHEN: Flavor of Franklin: Friday, August 24, 6 p – 10 p
Great Americana BBQ Festival: Saturday, Aug 25, 10 a – 8 p

WHERE: Park at Harlinsdale Farm, 239 Franklin Rd, Franklin

4. Spring Hill Orchestra Summer Concert

 

WHAT: Join the talented Spring Hill Orchestra (SHO) for a very special summer chamber concert featuring internationally-known classical guitarist John Johns, and the SHO’s own Chloe Evans (violin) and Luke Guelcher (French horn). The program includes Vivaldi’s “Guitar Concerto in D Major,” Mozart’s “Violin Concerto No. 5 (first movement),” Mozart’s “Horn Concerto No. 2 (third movement),” and Haydn’s “Symphony No. 59 (the “Fire”).” There are no tickets for this event; however, the orchestra gratefully accepts donations at the door.

 WHEN: Saturday, August 25, 7:30 p – 9:30 p

WHERE: Faith Lutheran Church, 2640 Buckner Road, Thompson’s Station

5. Southern Whiskey Society 

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WHAT: It’s the annual Southern Whiskey Society. Enjoy food tastings from 10 award-winning Southern chefs along with whiskey samples from 30+ different Southern distilleries. Purchase tickets here.

WHEN: Saturday, August 25, 6 p

WHERE: Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin