Williamson Weekend: 5 Things to Do This Weekend

Williamson Weekend

Pumpkinfest1. Pumpkinfest
Sat, Oct 29, 10a-6p
Downtown Franklin

Pumpkinfest, Williamson County’s largest fall festival, returns for the 33rd year in a row, taking place Saturday, Oct 29 in historic downtown Franklin.

With over 65,000 people in attendance, the festival stretches along Main Street in downtown Franklin, and its avenues, and offers tons of festive fun for families!

Learn more here.

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Thompsons Station Oktoberfest2. Oktoberfest in Thompson’s Station
Sat, Oct 29, 9a-5p
Thompson’s Station Park,  1513 Thompson’s Station Rd W,


Thompson’s Station Park will be filled with blues, rock, pop and country music on Oct. 29 at the Thompson’s Station Oktoberfest 2016, a Third Coast Music Festival for a Cause.

The event, organized by guitarist-producer Rick Armentrout, raises money for the Alzheimer’s Association Mid-South Chapter and the Gauge Stevens Diabetic Dog Fund (animals trained to alert diabetics to dangerous fluctuations in their blood sugar).

The all-day event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. features constant music as well as classic cars, exhibits and vendors, and food booths.

Learn more here.

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Great Pumpkin Paint Along3. The Spring Hill Great Pumpkin Paint-Along
Sun, Oct 30th, 2p-4p
Port Royal Park, 4285 Port Royal Road

Participants of all ages and abilities are encouraged to come paint along with Susan Elizabeth Jones on Sun, Oct 30th from 2p-4p.

You will be painting the beautiful pumpkin picture above or you can choose a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch and paint on a pumpkin.

Cost is $5.00 per person

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witchaven4. Witchaven
Sat, Oct 29th (daytime activities 3:15p, evening activities 6:30p)
Westhaven Community

This free event includes a costume parade, face painting, apple bobbing, pumpkin carving and more in the afternoon and a ghost walk begins at 6:30pm at the corner of Pearl Street and Prospect. On the ghost tour, you will learn about the history of Nelda Moss, a young woman who was tried and hanged for practicing witchcraft who some say still lingers around Westhaven, where her childhood home once stood.

Learn more about the event here.


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soul-at-the-factory5. Soul at The Factory
Sat, Oct 29th, 7pm
The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road

Jason Eskridge and Friends will appear at Saturday Nite Soul at The Factory in the Little Brick Theater.

Eskridge, a native of Rockwood in Roane County, Tenn., and Tennessee Tech graduate, has served as a studio vocalist for such acts as Lyle Lovett, Randy Travis, Jonny Lang, Nicole C. Mullen, Marc Broussard, eLi, Micah Dalton, Grits, Verbs, Circadian Rhythm, Sammy Ward, DJ Maj, and Toby Mac. Jason has also traveled opening or singing backup for Lyle Lovett, Nicole C. Mullen, eLi, Micah Dalton, Grits, Knowdaverbs, and Pigeon John, according to his Facebook artist biography.

Saturday Nite Soul at The Factory celebrates the local, national and international R&B, Soul, Funk, Jazz, Blues and Gospel music.

Learn more here.



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Andrea has always loved the written word. She holds a B.A. in Journalism and a Masters in Creative Writing, both from Belmont University. Both sides of her family have lived in Williamson County for generations, so writing for Williamson Source is the perfect fit. She loves to hear stories of what Williamson County was like when her parents and grandparents were young and to write about this ever evolving county is truly special for her.