Williamson Weekend: 5 Things to do This Weekend

1. Fall Fun Day at Bowie Nature Park

WHAT: Fall Fun Day is a family event with hay rides, nature-themed carnival games where you can win candy and prizes, Fall Mini-Golf Frenzy, crafts, face-painting, a bounce house, pumpkin decorating and more. Dress up in your favorite costume as there will be a custome parade at 1pm for the kids.

Fall Fun Day is free however pumpkins for decorating are $2 and there will be food and drinks available for purchase.

WHEN: Sat, Sept 30 at 10 am – 3 pm

WHERE: Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Rd, Fairview, Tennessee 37062

2. Dog & Pony Show

WHAT: Thompson’s Station’s premier annual event “The Dog & Pony Show” returns to Thompson’s Station Park on Saturday, September 30, 2017. This free, all-day family festival includes live music, a kids zone of activities and games, dog arena, equine attractions, artisan and food vendors and more. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Thompson’s Station Community Association (TSCA), which funds parks and community projects.

WHEN: Saturday, Sept 30,11 am – 8 pm

WHERE: Thompson’s Station Dog & Pony Show 5K Trail Race, 1513 Thompsons Station Rd W, Thompsons Station, Tennessee 37179

3. “The Winter’s Tale” –  Shakespeare in the Park

WHAT: The “tale” of The Winter’s Tale unfolds in scenes set 16 years apart. In the first part of the play, Leontes, king of Sicilia, plays host to his friend Polixenes, king of Bohemia.

Free event-Food Vendors-PreShow Music-Outdoor Theatre

WHEN: Saturday, Sept 30 – Sunday, Oct 1

6pm Talking Shakespeare
6pm Vendors open
6:30pm Preshow Entertainment
7:30 Performance

WHERE:  Academy Park, 112 Everbright Avenue, Franklin, Tennessee 37064

4. Tamera Alexander Signs Christmas at Carnton

WHAT: Tamera will be signing early release copies of Christmas at Carnton—a Christmas story that will launch a brand new 3-book series, The Carnton Novels this weekend in the Visitors Center Gallery at Carnton in Franklin, Tennessee.

Why not plan a visit to Carnton that afternoon, tour the house and grounds, and then stop by and see Tamera in the Visitors Center where she’ll be signing books?

WHEN: Sun, Oct 1 3 p- 5 pm

WHERE: 1345 Eastern Flank Cir, Franklin, Tennessee 37064

Learn more here.

5. Taylor Hicks at Franklin Theatre

WHAT: American Idol winner and Platinum recording artist Taylor Hicks will bring his musical talents to the Franklin Theatre this Saturday, September 30 at 8 p. Tickets are available at the box office, online at franklintheatre.com, or by phone at 615-538-2076.

The show will act as a single release party for the powerhouse vocalist, whose newest single “Six Strings and Diamond Rings” comes out on Friday, September 29. The long-awaited single features an iconic collaboration with Grammy nominee Robert Randolph of ‘Robert Randolph and the Family Band’ and is the first from Hicks’ forthcoming album set to release in early 2018, which is being recorded in Nashville at Zac Brown’s iconic Southern Ground Studio.

WHEN: Saturday, Sept 30 @ 8p

WHERE: 419 Main St, Franklin, TN 37064

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Andrea Hinds
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.