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Calendar of Events

The cities and towns of Williamson and Maury Counties enjoy a good celebration and have lots to offer its residents and visitors. This is just a sampling of some of the many events you can find taking place. In case of changes or updates, please check the time, date and location before attending the event.

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September 1

Franklin First Friday Art Scene Art Crawl

6pm – 9pm

Franklin Main Street, Franklin
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September 1

Columbia First Fridays

5pm – 8pm

Downtown Columbia
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September 4

Mercy Community Healthcare Franklin Classic

7am – 11am

Franklin Main Street, Franklin

A free event, Art Crawl celebrates local craftsmanship and is held the first Friday of each month at businesses and venues throughout downtown Franklin. This Friday’s event will feature Brittany Graham Photography. Click here for more info!

Experience shopping, dining, live music, and more on the streets of downtown Columbia. Access free public parking lots at 700 N. Garden St, 202 W. 6th St, and 119 E 7th St. A shuttle bus is available throughout the entirety of the event rotating between Columbia Plaza and Downtown every 15 minutes at 415 W 7th St. Click here for more info!

Join us in Franklin this Labor Day for the annual Mercy Community Healthcare Franklin Classic! Choose from a 5k, 10k, 15k, or the 1k Kids Run. The race will start and finish on historic Franklin Square with the final sprint down Main Street. Click here for more info!

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September 8-10

45th Annual Mountaineer Folk Festival

6pm – 9pm

Fall Creek Falls State Park
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September 9

Music City Stones Concert

7pm

Williamson County Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Avenue, Franklin
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September 13

Trail Tales

10am

1018 Maury County Park Dr. Columbia, TN

Always held the first weekend after Labor Day, the Mountaineer Folk Festival is a celebration of bluegrass, old time string, and folk music. There are crafts, storytelling, folk culture exhibits, square dancing, clogging, pioneer skills demonstrations, food, hiking and camping in Fall Creek Falls State Park. Click here for more info!

Music City Stones is the ultimate Rolling Stones tribute show! Founded in 2005, the Music City Stones have performed at great venues all over the country and most recently opened for Cheap Trick last summer. Tickets are $25 for adults and $22.50 for Seniors (55+). Click here for more info! 

Join Maury County Parks and Recreation and the Maury County Public Library on the second Wednesday of every month for Trail Tales! We'll gather to read the latest storybook, then finish off our hike with a craft and snacks. Click here for more info!

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September 15

Full Moon Pickin’ Party

6pm – 10pm

Percy Warner Equestrian Barn, 2500 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville
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September 16

Fall Family Fun Pumpkin Festival

10am – 5pm

Lucky Ladd Farms, Franklin

This unique bluegrass music series has been a beloved Nashville tradition for 25 years, attracting families and friends from all over to hear bluegrass under the stars in Percy Warner Park. Enjoy live bluegrass, local food trucks, and more! Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children ages seven and over. Click here for more info!

This fall, pick your pumpkin at Tennessee’s largest petting farm and fun park – Lucky Ladd Farms! From petting farm animals, enjoying wagon and pony rides, wandering through the corn maze, visiting educational exhibits, and more, Lucky Ladd Farms offers fun for the whole family. The farm is open from September 16 through October 29. Click here for more info!

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September 16

Franklin Flea Market

9am – 4pm

Williamson County Ag Expo Park

The Franklin Flea Market presented by The Big 98 radio station will feature more than 400 indoor and outdoor vendor booths from a multitude of states, food trucks, and more! Admission is free and parking is $5 per vehicle. Click here for more info!

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September 21

Mount Pleasant’s Third Thursday

5pm – 7pm

Downtown Mount Pleasant
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September 23

Fairview Nature Fest

9am – 4pm

Bowie Nature Park, Fairview
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September 23

Hunting Season Opener

Come join us in Historic Downtown Mount Pleasant from 5-7pm for good food, great shopping and our now famous Farmers Market. Click here for more info!

Come out to Nature Fest, a free, family-friendly event at Bowie Nature Park. Bring the whole family and enjoy music, history of the park, kid’s activities, arts and crafts vendors, food and more! Click here for more info!

The archery hunting season begins on September 23 rd in most areas of the state. For more information on this season, check out the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency website. Click here for more info!

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September 23

Muletown Motorfest Car Show

10am – 3pm

913 Nashville Hwy, Columbia
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September 23-24

Pilgrimage Music  Cultural Festival
The Park at Harlinsdale, 239 Franklin Road, Franklin
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Sept 28 - Oct 1

Summer Shakespeare Festival
Williamson County Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Avenue, Franklin

7pm

Join us for the 3rd Annual Muletown Motorfest Car show! There will be something for everyone, including door prizes, food trucks, music and more. Click here for more info!

The Pilgrimage Music Cultural Festival is an annual event celebrating music, culture, food, and more. This year’s lineup includes headliners The Lumineers and Zach Bryan. Click here for more info!

This year’s Summer Shakespeare Festival presents Much Ado About Nothing! The performance is family-friendly and a treat for all ages. Attendance is free. Click here for more info!

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October 1-29

Pumpkin Paradise

Weekends

Sattewhite Farm, 3005 Sheegog Lane, Columbia
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October 1

Cheekwood Harvest
Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, Nashville
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October - Nov.

Nashville Children’s Theatre presents “Three Little Kittens”
Nashville Children’s Theatre

Pumpkin Paradise at Satterwhite Farms is a family fun fall festival offering swings, slides, corn box, pedal track, climbing tires, inside hay maze, more. The festival is open Friday, Saturday and Sundays through October 29th. Tickets may be purchased in advance.  Click here for more info!

Cheekwood Harvest is back for another year! Bring family and friends out to stroll through the Pumpkin Village, walk along the scarecrow trail, listen to live music, and round out the day by picking out a pumpkin to take home and carve with the family. Cheekwood Harvest is open through October 29th . Tickets may be purchased in advance. Click here for more info!

Created and directed by Ernie Nolan, this interactive play takes little ones on a journey that involves meeting neighbors and building unexpected friendships. Recommended for children ages 5 and under and will be running through November 26th . Purchase tickets on the Nashville Children’s Theatre website. Click here for more info!

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October 6

Franklin First Friday Art Scene Art Crawl

6pm – 9pm

Franklin Main Street, Franklin
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October 6

Columbia First Fridays
Downtown Columbia

5pm – 8pm

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October 7

Nolensville Farmers Market
7248 Nolensville Rd, Nolensville

8am - 12pm

A free event, Art Crawl celebrates local craftsmanship and is held the first Friday of each month at businesses and venues throughout downtown Franklin. Click here for more info!

Experience shopping, dining, live music, and more on the streets of downtown Columbia. Access free public parking lots at 700 N. Garden St, 202 W. 6th St, and 119 E 7th St. A shuttle bus is available throughout the entirety of the event rotating between Columbia Plaza and Downtown every 15 minutes at 415 W 7th St. Click here for more info!

Visit the Nolensville Farmers Market every Saturday morning for organic and naturally grown produce, several varieties of meat, baked goods, farm fresh eggs, crafts, and food trucks! Click here for more info!

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October 7

Tims Ford State Park Fall Festival

8am – 6pm

Tims Ford State Park, Winchester
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October 7

Whole Hog Festival
Oaklawn Mansion, 3331 Denning Ln, Spring Hill

10am – 5pm

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October 13

Carl Perkins Bass Classic
Decatur County Fairgrounds, 1925 Hwy 641 South, Parsons

10am - 11:30am

The annual Fall Festival will be coming to Tims Ford State Park on October 7th with fun for the whole family while surrounded by the beautiful fall colors of Middle Tennessee. Visit the park’s Facebook page for more information. Click here for more info!

Visit Spring Hill’s largest community festival, with all proceeds supporting The Well Outreach Food Pantry. There’s something for everyone including a huge kid’s zone, an antique tractor show, a regional crafts fair, a petting zoo, live music, and lots of pork-themed food! Tickets are $5 per person with children 5 and under free. Click here for more info!

The 17th Annual Carl Perkins Bass Classic will be held on October 13 and 14 in Parsons, TN. The event is for kids ages 12 and under and is free to participate. Click here for more info!

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October 13-29

Boo at the Zoo

5pm – 9pm

Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville
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October 14

17th Annual Long Hunter Mega-Hike
Long Hunter State Park, Hermitage

6:45am

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October 15

Pumpkin Festival
Magnolia Vine and Event Venue, 3035 Reserve Blvd, Spring Hill

11am - 4pm

Enjoy fall-themed scenes and activities, trick-or-treating for the kids, special animal shows and more at Nashville’s favorite family Halloween event! Boo at the Zoo runs through October 29th and requires ticket purchase. Click here for more info!

What started out as a challenge between two friends has become an annual event to hike the 26 miles of trail throughout Long Hunter State Park. If you're unable to complete the hike, you may stop at any point. The main objective is to have fun while enjoying the fall colors, lakeside views, and wildlife - whether you hike two miles or all 26. Register in advance. Click here for more info!

Join Magnolia Vine in Spring Hill for the 2nd Annual Pumpkin Festival! Listen to live music, pick and decorate pumpkins, visit the face painting station, plus more activities for the whole family. Admission is free. Click here for more info!

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October 19

First Farmers Performance Series presents “The Great DuBois”

7pm

Columbia State Community College, Cherry Theater, Waymon L. Hickman Building, Columbia

The opening night of the Performance Series features The Great DuBois, a fast-paced, hilarious variety show for all ages! It showcases incredible feats of juggling, hula hoops, unicycle, aerial, circus stunts, contortion, magic, and audience interaction. Bring the family for a fun night! Tickets are $35 per person. Click here for more info!

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October 21

Rollin’ Nolen 10-Miler
Nolensville High School, 1600 Summerlyn Drive, Nolensville

7am – 10am

On October 21, the 7th Annual Rollin’ Nolen 10-Miler will take runners from Nolensville High School, through historic downtown and the beautiful Nolensville countryside, to a post-run party at the finish line. Registration fee is $40. Click here for more info!

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October 21

Big Bleu Pickin’ Party
Downtown Columbia

9am - 5pm

Head to downtown Columbia on October 21st for flea market style fun in the parking lot at the corner of Woodland and E. 7th St.! With live music, food, and more, this free event will be fun for the whole family. Click here for more info!

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October 21

City of Fairview Trunk or Treat

3pm – 6pm

Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Rd., Fairview
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October 28

38th Annual Pumpkinfest
Franklin Main Street, Franklin

10am – 6pm

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October 28

First Annual Highland Realm Fall Festival
Highland Realm Blueberry Farm, 4411 Hampshire Pike, Hampshire

11am - 5pm

The city of Fairview will be having a Trunk or Treat at Bowie Nature Park, followed by a movie in the park at 6pm. Register your vehicle by October 13th to participate. Click here for more info!

Middle Tennessee’s largest family fall festival returns for its 38th year! Join us in Downtown Franklin for a full day of autumn-inspired food and drink, children’s activities, live music, costume contests, and outstanding arts and crafts. Click here for more info!

Hampshire is hosting its first annual Highland Realm Fall festival! Join us for a day of cozy autumn bliss featuring local vendors, food trucks, live music, hayrides, face paint, a kid zone and more. Entry is $10 per vehicle. Click here for more info!

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Submit local event information including: date, times, location, cost, and brief description of the event here. writer.thenewresidentsguide@gmail.com. All submissions will be considered for The New Residents' Guide Calendar of Events; however, there are no guarantees the event will be posted. Submissions must be received 90 days or more before the event. Thanks!

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