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Things To Do This Weekend in Franklin & Williamson County, Tennessee (Oct. 27-29)

Things To Do This Weekend in Franklin & Williamson County, Tennessee (Oct. 27-29)


Spending a beautiful fall weekend in Franklin and Williamson County, Tennessee is easy with so many fun and local things to do! From scary movies at The Franklin Theatre and haunted walking tours to family-friendly festivities, live performances, and the annual PumpkinFest in downtown Franklin, you are sure to have a fun-filled and fall-themed weekend! Keep reading to find out what’s going on in Franklin and Williamson County this weekend!

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PumpkinFest (Oct. 28th)

The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County’s 38th Annual PumpkinFest offers fall-inspired food and drink, live music, costume contests, and countless activities every year! Over 150 vendors line the streets of downtown Franklin, along with thousands of attendees! Equipped with a KidZone, a whiskey lounge, interactive experiences, live entertainment, costume contests, and seasonal vendors, PumpkinFest will show you why it’s the largest family fall festival in Middle Tennessee this Saturday!


PumpkinFest Pregame Downtown Franklin The Skylight Bar


PumpkinFest Pregame (Oct. 28th)

The Skylight in The Factory at Franklin will be hosting a PumpkinFest Pregame this Saturday at 12 p.m. You are invited to stop by the bar and grab a drink before or after your PumpkinFest festivities!


FREE Tai Chi in Bicentennial Park Franklin Tenn.


Tai Chi in Bicentennial Park (Oct. 27th)

The Harvest Concept is a local martial arts school that will be hosting free classes in Franklin’s Bicentennial Park every Friday morning in October! This Friday at 9am, you are invited to learn about the revitalizing practice of Han Tai Chi while being surrounded by the beautiful fall weather and scenery! 


The Movie Gang Presents Little Shop of Horrors Downtown Franklin TN Movie at The Franklin Theatre.


The Movie Gang

The Movie Gang will be throwing a couple Halloween parties at The Franklin Theatre this weekend! 

Little Shop of Horrors: The Movie Gang’s showing of Little Shop of Horrors this Friday night will include sing alongs, a photo booth, costumes, Halloween treats, decorations, and more! 

Monster House: The Movie Gang will host a Kids Halloween Party this Sunday, with a showing of Monster House, free trick or treat bags, costumes, photo ops, and more!


Movie Gang Kids Halloween Party and Movie Monster House Franklin, TN.


Farmers Markets (Oct. 28th)

These weekly farmers markets provide the perfect opportunity to support local farmers, kitchens, and artisans! 

  • You can find The Franklin Farmers Market every Saturday morning from 8am- 1pm behind The Factory at Franklin with numerous vendors offering fresh produce, baked goods, handcrafted items, and local art.
  • The Nolensville Farmers Market will be taking place every Saturday from 8am-12pm at the Historic Nolensville School. Local farmers and artisans will offer fresh, seasonal foods and unique crafts! 


Happy Pumpkin Royally Fun Cookie Class Franklin TN.


Happy Pumpkin Cookie Class (Oct. 28th)

Sugar Drop Cafe & Dessert Boutique will be having a Basic Beginner Cookie Class this Saturday at 9am. This class will provide you with all the supplies necessary to create some yummy, Halloween-themed cookies! 


Fall hike in Brentwood, Tennessee, looking up at colorful trees and leaves.


Fall Color Hikes (Oct. 28th)

Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary is holding their series of Fall Color Hikes every Saturday morning at 9:30am from Oct. 7th – Nov. 11th! Veteran trail guides will lead you through this moderately difficult walk as you observe the progression of the fall season. This guided walk is for ages 15+ and minors must be accompanied by an adult.


Your Pet Portraits in Acrylic Painting Class Franklin TN


Your Pet Portraits (Oct. 28th)

Williamson County Parks and Recreation will be hosting a pet portraits class this Saturday from 1pm- 3pm! Make sure to register for this class a few days ahead of time and send in a photo of your furry friend so that your canvas will be ready to paint once you arrive!


Boo! Books at the Franklin Library


Boo! Books at the Franklin Library (Oct. 28th)

The Friends of the Library in Franklin will host their annual Boo! Books at the Franklin Library this Saturday afternoon from 1-4pm. This event at the Williamson County Public Library will include festive costumes as well as a free new book and Halloween candy! 


Friends Booktacular Brentwood Library Halloween Event


Friends Booktacular (Oct. 28th)

The John P. Holt Brentwood Library will hold their 4th Annual Friends Booktacular this Saturday at 3pm. This free Halloween event attracts hundreds of guests every year, featuring 15 trick or treat stations, photo opportunities, a free book for kids 12 and under, and some spooky fun!


Southern Underground Gallery Leiper's Fork, TN


Southern Underground Gallery Grand Opening (Oct. 28th)

The Southern Underground Gallery will be having their grand opening event this Saturday evening from 5-9pm. Discover more about Franklin’s local art scene at this new gallery with the inspiring works on display by local and regional artists, from portraits to sculptures and everything in between!


Fear Fest The Franklin Theatre Downtown Franklin.


Franklin Theatre Fear Fest (Oct. 28th)

The Franklin Theatre will be hosting Fear Fest throughout the month of October. This spooky series will highlight classic Halloween-themed movies and the theater will be decked out in Halloween decor! This Saturday, The Franklin Theatre will be showing Hocus Pocus at 5pm and A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 at 8:30pm!


Guys and Ghouls Farm to Table Dinner Franklin TN


Guys and Ghouls Farm-to-Table Dinner (Oct. 28th)

GratiDude Ranch will be hosting a Guys and Ghouls Farm-to-Table Dinner this Saturday from 5:30-9pm. This festive event will feature a 5-course dinner by Chef Braiden Mallon, live entertainment from The Deltaz, a farm tour, and a costume contest with prizes! Enjoy a delicious meal made from locally sourced ingredients to get you into the Halloween spirit! 


Skeleton Gala Franklin Tennessee Event


Skeleton Gala (Oct. 28th)

The Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee’s 2nd Annual Skeleton Gala will be held this Saturday in The Factory at Franklin’s Liberty Hall at 6pm. This year’s Skeleton Gala benefits the Bone and Joint Institute Fund of the Williamson Health Foundation. This black-tie evening will include a buffet dinner, a silent auction, a live band, dancing, and philanthropy!




Fall Family Camp Out (Oct. 28th)

Stoney Creek Farm invites you and your family to join their Fall Family Camp Out this Saturday at 6pm. Set up a tent and spend the night at this local farm to enjoy a night of lawn games, campfires, and new friends! Bring your own camping supplies and prepare for a night of fun! 


Haunted Hall Tours Downtown Franklin Walking Tours.


Haunted Hall Tours (Oct. 28th)

Franklin Walking Tours invites you to join their Haunted Hall Tour this Saturday! This tour will take you through the historic Masonic Hall in downtown Franklin from 10- 11pm, where you will hear about the many hauntings of this 200 year old building. Group sizes are limited for this three night only tour, so make sure to book soon!


Ad for event Free Trunk or Treat! in Franklin, Tennessee.


Trunk or Treat (Oct. 29th)

Skyline Church will be hosting a free Trunk or Treat this Sunday from 11am – 2pm. This festive and family-friendly event will have jump houses, free food, cotton candy, Halloween candy, carnival games with prizes, face painting, a picture booth, and more!


The Southern Supper Series Downtown Franklin


The Southern Supper (Oct. 29th)

The Harpeth Hotel and the Southern Whiskey Society invite you to The Southern Supper Series this Saturday from 4-8:30pm. This chef-guided, 4-course dinner at The Harpeth Hotel will feature whiskey pairings from the Southern Whiskey Society, so consider stopping by this dinner for an evening of delicious food, delectable tastings, and great friends! 


Graphic for Studio Tenn's Million Dollar Quartet in Franklin, TN at Turner Theater, inside The Factory at Franklin.


Live Performances 

Million Dollar Quartet (Oct. 26-29): Studio Tenn will be performing Million Dollar Quartet this weekend at Turner Theater! 

Kristi Hyde Trunk Show (Oct. 28th): The Copper Fox Gallery will be hosting a Trunk Show for Kristi Hyde to showcase her jewelry this Saturday from 11am- 4pm!

The Wizard of Oz (Oct. 28-29): Bravo Creative Arts will be opening its 18th season with The Wizard of Oz at the FSSD Performing Arts Center this Saturday and Sunday!


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