Williamson Weekend

Harvest Festival1. Harvest Festival at Homestead Manor
Fri, Oct 14, 2p-11p
Homestead Manor, 4683 Columbia Pike

Homestead Manor is celebrating the fall season Friday, Oct. 14, by hosting its inaugural Harvest Festival – a day-long event featuring hayrides, children’s games, a barn dance and more. From 2-6pm, enjoy the fall that will offer free activities for the entire family. Guests can expect to enjoy a hay maze, face painting, pumpkin decorating, hayrides, pay-to-play games and an array of other seasonal offerings.

Then once the sun sets over the afternoon’s festivities, attendees are encouraged to grab their dancing boots and head over to the Homestead Manor event barn from 7-11 p.m. for a dinner buffet and barn dance featuring country rock music from the Wes Cook Band.

Tickets for the barn dance will be available at the door for $10 for adults, $5 for children ages four through 12, and complimentary for children ages three and younger. Those adults who wish to enjoy the dinner buffet as well can purchase a ticket for $20 per adult.

Harvest at Homestead Manor is located at 4683 Columbia Pike in Thompson’s Station.

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barktoberfest2. Barktoberfest
Sat, Oct 15th, 12p-5p
Harlinsdale Farm,239 Franklin Road, Franklin

Celebrating its 8th year, Barktoberfest™ is Middle Tennessee’s fastest growing pet festival, rocketing from 3,000 to 11,000 attendees in 2015 — making it the most heavily attended pet festival in the greater Nashville area.

This year, Barktoberfest returns to the beautiful, sprawling grounds of The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, in a continued partnership with the City of Franklin Parks. The event features a fabulous variety of food trucks, a pet adoption fair featuring local rescue groups and shelters, and 50+ vendor booths to browse and shop. There will also be canine agility demonstrations, kids games and activities and much more.

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City Farmhouse Pop up3. City Farmhouse
Sat, Oct 15, 9a-3pm
The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road

The City Farmhouse Pop-up Fair will return to The Factory at Franklin in downtown Franklin this weekend to host 60 hand-selected exhibitors and a wide range of antique goods, vintage wares, jewelry and handmade selections.

Designers, private collectors, Nashville celebrities – even museum curators – pepper the Pop-up Fair crowd each season, making up the thousands who flock to the event seeking those one-of-kind finds the City Farmhouse Pop-up Fair is heralded for. General admission gates will open at 1 p.m., and the shopping will continue through 5 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 15, the fun begins again at 9 a.m., until a 3 p.m. closing time.

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grand-ol-chili-cookoff4. Grand Ol’ Chili Cookoff
Sat, Oct 15 11a-4pm
Corner of Floyd Road and Old Hillsboro Road in Leiper’s Fork

The 15th Annual Grand Ol’ Chili Cookoff in Leiper’s Fork this year has attracted competitors from around the region.

The event, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday in a field at the corner of Floyd Road and Old Hillsboro Road, raises money for the nonprofit Friends of the Fork, Inc., which helps area residents in need.

The cookoff features music and dancing, vendor booths, a mechanical bull, a Kids Zone with inflatables, and festival food vendors in addition to the chili.

The Grand Ol’ Chili stage will feature The Austin Brothers (progressive country blues), Heavy Drunk, Bishop Gunn, and Johnny Mac and the Heart Attacks, with a dance floor set up in front of the stage.

Admission is $8 for those 9 years old and up, free for children 8 and under. A $25 Family Pak includes two adult admissions and two children for $25.

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spooks and coupes5. Spooks & Coupes

Williamson County Parks and Recreation presents Spooks and Coupes, a community Halloween event, on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Rd.

This annual event will feature more than 30 classic cars (coupes) with trunks full of treats. Adults and children are encouraged to wear their costumes as they trick-or-treat along the trail behind the recreation center.

The trail includes the Mad Hatter’s Maze, filled with characters from Alice in Wonderland.

Ghoulish crafts can be made in the Halloween craft tent, or trick or treaters may bounce on the inflatables. There will be free entertainment throughout the evening, plus free rides on the D&H Railroad trackless train.

Food truck concessions also will be for sale.

Spooks & Coupes is one night only, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15 and from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This family event is open to the public, and admission is $6 per person (cash, at the gate). Children one year and younger are admitted free.

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