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September 20, 2013

Things to do in Franklin Friday, 9-20 to to Monday, 9-30-13

Thompsons Station Dog and Pony Show

Things to do in Franklin this next week

Thompsons Station Dog and Pony Show

THOMPSON’S STATION FARMERS MARKET

June 26, 2013 – October 23, 2013
Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Times: 2-6 PM
Address: 4691 Columbia Pike, Thompson’s Station TN 37179
Location: Thompson’s Station
Admission: Free admission
Description:

All products are Home Grown, Home Made, or Home Baked in our local TN communities!

Produce, Honey, Meat, Dairy, Cow Share!, Jams/Jellies, Deserts, jewlery, natural skin products, crafts and more!
** Occasionally, we will allow farmers to bring in produce from farms outside the TN area. This is done if popular TN produce is low due to crop disease, drought or other reasons. It gives shoppers t

he opportunity to purchase in season produce that otherwise would not be available. This produce is marked with bar codes and/or signs. Please ask your farmer if you have a question about origin of any produce. thank you.

April 17th – October 23rd. Every Wednesday 2pm – 6pm

OPENING OF THE KANGAROO KICKABOUT @ THE NASHVILLE ZOO

September 14, 2013 – September 30, 2013
Recurring daily
Times: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Address: 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville TN 37211
Location: The Nashville Zoo
Phone: (615) 833-1534
Admission: Adults $15, Children $10
Description

Nashville Zoo’s newest exhibit, Kangaroo Kickabout will open to the public on September 14. The walk-through habitat will will feature 18 red kangaroos, and give Zoo guests an opportunity to get close to and possibly touch these Australian marsupials.

BROKEN WHEEL FESTIVAL

September 21, 2013
Times: 1:00pm – 8:00pm
Address: 2338 Rocky Fork Road, Nolensville TN 37135
Location: Nolensville Elementary Grounds
Description:

We will have even more family games and events, including inflatable’s, silent auction, battle of the bands, restaurants, pie throw.

MUSIC CITY EATS – NASHVILLE FOOD, WINE & SPIRITS FESTIVAL

September 21, 2013 – September 22, 2013
Recurring daily
Times: Sat 11am-11:30pm & Sun 10am-3pm
Address: 301 6th Ave North, Nashville TN 37243
Location: War Memorial Plaza & Auditorium
Phone: 888.512.SHOW
Admission: 2Day Pass – $275 – All In Pass $500
Description:

Quintessentially Southern and undeniably cool, Music City Eats: Nashville Food, Wine & Spirits Festival puts you at the heart of gastronomic revelry. For two delectable days, the nation’s top chefs, and wine, spirit and beer purveyors will join the region’s epicurean heroes to entice your senses with local farm and restaurant showcases and demonstrations, all to the soundtrack of live music.

Sample the best of high and low cuisine at the Flavors of Nashville, featuring authentic Southern dishes and fabled Music City favorites from 25 of region’s top restaurants. Wash it all down with sips from over 40 distinguished wine, beer and spirits exhibitors.

Satisfy your curiosity with up close and personal access to the experts at cooking demos and intimate panel discussions. Savor signature dishes by celebrated chefs from near and far at Saturday’s Harvest Night event presented by CITI a veritable farm-to-palate extravaganza.

Petty Fest Nashville is an all-star review of the legendary music of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Celebrating all things Petty, the night will be hosted by the Kings of Leon and the Cabin Down Below Band, along with many other very special guests. If you love Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers you’ll be in heaven. If you don’t, you will. Petty Fest will do you like that.

The casual, laid-back atmosphere of downtown Nashville is ideal for foodies, wine and spirit enthusiasts of all persuasions. Kick back, sip, savor, and enjoy.

MCCONNELL HOUSE TAILGATING COOKING DEMO

September 26, 2013
Times: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Address: 108 Bridge Street, Franklin TN 37064
Location: McConnell House
Phone: (615) 595-6070
Admission: $60 – $75 per person
Description:Learn to make some great tailgating treats!

Tailgating Menu:

  • Cajun Bloody Mary
  • Pre Game Punch
  • Pork Bellied Poppers
  • Warm Artichoke Pancetta Dip
  • Deviled Eggs topped with Shaved Ham
  • Jambalaya
  • Pasta Salad with Roasted Corn and Poblanos
  • Peanut Butter and Grasshopper Brownies

GENTRY’S FARM – PUMPKIN PATCH & CORN MAZE

September 28, 2013 – October 28, 2013
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Saturday
Times: Sat 9-5pm, Sun 1-5pm (In Oct, Mondays 9-12pm)
Address: 1974 New Highway 96 West, Franklin TN 37064
Location: Gentry’s Farm
Phone: (615) 794-4368
Admission: $7 per person (Ages 2-65) No discounts or group rates. (Cash or local checks only)
Description:Do not miss this Williamson County Fall tradition.  Gentry’s Farm is fun for the entrie family.

  • Four Acre cornfield maze
  • Hayrides
  • Nature Trail
  • Grain Trough barn, hands-on-barn
  • Tire swings
  • Log Cabin
  • Chickens, goats, cows & more!
  • Allow 15-20 minutes for corn maze

Only take cash or local checks.  Last admission is 4:15 on Saturdays and Sundays.  No pets and the farm is smoke free.

THE DOG & PONY SHOW

September 28, 2013
Times: All day event
Address: 1513 Thompson’s Station Road West, Thompson’s Station TN 37179
Location: Thompson’s Station Park
Phone: (615) 794-4333
Description:

The annual Thompson’s Station Fall Festival is being re-imagined this year to include a new theme and several pet-friendly activities and attractions: “The Dog & Pony Show” is set for Saturday, September 28th in Thompson’s Station Park. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Thompson’s Station Community Association, which funds parks and recreation projects.

Mars Petcare and The Nutro Company, whose Global Innovation Center is currently being constructed in Thompson’s Station, have partnered with the TSCA as a major sponsor for this pet-friendly family event. The full-day festival will feature live music from the Main Stage—with regional and national headlinersto be announced in the coming weeks—as well as dog agility trials, a dog-and-owner costume contest, pet adoptions and other pet activities hosted by Mars Petcare and The Nutro Company. A Kids’ Zone will include face painting, pumpkin painting, games, a professional ventriloquist and more. Also a sponsor,The Tennessee Equine Hospital will host equine attractions at their facility overlooking the park.Garrett’s Hero 5K and Fun Run hosted by Outdoor Encounter will kick off the day’s festivities. Other attractions include food and craft vendors, the annual Chili Cook-off and more.

ONGOING EVENTS

RISING STAR OPEN MIC & SONGWRITER CONTEST @ PUCKETT’S BOATHOUSE

October 18, 2011(No End Date)
Recurring weekly on Tuesday
Times: 7:30 pm
Address: 94 East Main Street, Franklin TN 37064
Phone: (615) 790-2309
Admission: $5 per person cover for all songwriters & attendees, and a $7 per person minimum food order to cast a vote.

FARMERS MARKET AT THE FACTORY

May 05, 2012(No End Date)
Recurring weekly on Saturday
Times: Sat 8am – 1pm
Address: 230 Franklin Road, Franklin TN 37064
Location: Factory at Franklin
Admission: free
Description:Enjoy home grown goodness at the Farmer’s Market at the Factory. Nearly 100 vendors with fresh produce, cheeses, herbs, flowers and crafters!  All of the “staples” you need will be there and then some! Thanks for your support of the best “producer only” market in Tennessee!

MORE LIVE MUSIC LISTINGS – THE LOCAL SCENE

April 09, 2013(No End Date)
Recurring daily
Address: Williamson County

MUSIC IN THE VINES! AT ARRINGTON VINEYARDS

April 12, 2013 – December 22, 2013
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Times: April: Sat 5-9pm May thru mid Dec: Fri & Sat 5-9pm, Sun 2-6pm
Address: 6211 Patton Road, Arrington TN 37014
Location: Arrington Vineyards
Phone: (615) 395-0102
Admission: free
Description:

Music in the Vines will be live music outside in The Courtyard every weekend April through mid December.
Music will range between Acoustic Singer/Songwriter, Jazz, Folk, Bluegrass and will
include both cover and original songs. The event is free and we do not take reservations. Bring a picnic, enjoy a bottle of our wine and take in a relaxed evening of music. Feel free to listen casually as you catch up with friends and family while visiting Arrington Vineyards.
April: Saturdays only. Beginning in May: Friday, Saturday and Sunday

SOUTHERN FOOD TOUR

July 20, 2013(No End Date)
Recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday
Times: 2-5 PM
Location: Downtown Franklin
Contact: Margie Thessin
Phone: (615) 400-3808
Admission: $45
Description:

Downtown Franklin is home to more than 25 locally-owned and operated restaurants,  serving everything from BBQ sliders and fried green tomatoes to oysters and gumbo. We invite you to savor the flavors of Franklin on our Southern Style food tours.

Led by one of Franklin on Foot’s guides, the Southern staples will come with a bit ofbackground on each morsel and the five-block walking tour will include some history along the way, including photos of Franklin restaurants from back in the day.

We mix it up each tour, choosing 6 eateries from among Chapman’s Pie Wagon II, Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant, Merridee’s Breadbasket, IveyCake, Puckett’s Boathouse, Papa Boudreaux’s Cajun Cafeand Franklin Mercantile Deli. All selections are always made fresh for our group and you’ll enjoy meeting each restaurant’s chef or proprietor.