Williamson Weekend: 5 Happenings This Weekend

1. Bootleggers Bash

Bootlegger's Bash


WHAT: Don’t miss the Bootlegger’s Bash! This annual fundraiser is inspired by the rich bootlegging history of Williamson County. Bootlegger’s Bash is an event which features all things truly Southern: sampling of local whiskeys, delicious Southern cooking, and a lively band—all in the garden at Carnton Plantation under twinkling lights & lush greenery. Make your reservations and plans with friends for this casual & laid back evening to show your support for preservation. Ticket proceeds go to the Carnton springhouse restoration! This event is 21 & up only.

WHEN: Friday, September 28, 6:30 p

WHERE: Carnton Plantation, 1345 Carnton Lane, Franklin

2. Thompson’s Station Dog and Pony Show

Dog and Pony Show

WHAT: The Thompson’s Station annual event “The Dog & Pony Show” returns to Station Park on Saturday, September 29th, 2018.  This free, all-day family festival includes live music, a kids zone of activities and games, dog arena, equine attractions, artisan booths, food vendors and more. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Thompson’s Station Community Association (TSCA), which funds parks and community projects.

WHEN: Saturday, September 28, 9 a

WHERE: 1513 Thompson Station Road West, Thompson’s Station

3. Spring Hill Pickin’ in the Park

pickin in the park
Photo by Pickin’ in the Park Facebook

WHAT: Spring Hill Pickin’ In The Park is a free, family-friendly event.  September edition of Pickin’ in the Park is the final one of the 2018 season. The planned live music lineup is:

5:00 p – Matt Meyer
5:30 p – April DiChiara
5:50 p – Sophia Rose
6:10 p – Matthew McCloskey
6:30 p – Mark Brandt
6:50 p – Trip Brown
7:10 p – Reverent Cavaliers
7:30 p – Aubrey Clark
7:50 p – Benjamin McDuffie

WHEN: Saturday, September 29, 5 p – 8 p

WHERE: 4001 Miles Johnson Parkway, Spring Hill

4. Owl’s Hill Fall Colors Hike

Owl's Hill Sanctuary


WHAT: The first official day of fall has past and the fall colors are starting to appear. Join the fall color hike at Owl’s Hill for a guided tour and don’t forget your camera and binoculars. Register online here. 

 WHEN: Saturday, September 28, 9:30 a

WHERE: Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Rd S, Brentwood

5. Movie Gang Presents “Devil Wears Prada”

Devil Wears Prada
credit – Facebook

WHAT: Yes, the Movie Gang loves fantasy films. Yes, they love action adventure. Yes, they love an 80’s throwback. But don’t underestimate the depths of their film tastes. Who would have thought that the simple story of a naive, just-graduated journalist, Andrea Sachs (Anne Hathaway) working as the second assistant of the powerful and sophisticated Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), the ruthless executive of Runway fashion magazine, would stand the test of time and go on to be a true modern classic.

For this fashion and fun filled event, The Movie Gang has partnered with one of Downtown Franklin’s newest stores, Imago Dei! Imago Dei is a generational lifestyle store offering women’s clothing, baby clothing, home decor and more. Imago Dei will feature a pop-up  shop in the lobby displaying some of their favorite fashion pieces + a free raffle where you will be able to win gift cards to use in store at Imago Dei. To further tie in the pre-movie party with the film, they will be serving FREE coffee from Franklin’s Honest Coffee Roasters just in case Miranda herself shows up and demands her coffee. There will also be Emily’s favorite meal AKA cubes of cheese. This event will sell out so snag your tickets before its too late! Party Starts at 7pm. Movie starts at 8. Purchase tickets online here.

WHEN: Sunday, September 30, 7 p

WHERE: Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street, Franklin