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Saturday, 08 October 2016
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I love the way fall swoops in and helps us forget the oppressive heat of summer. The cooler breezes carry with them the sights, sounds, and smells of one of the best times of year to get outside and enjoy all that nature has to offer. Here are just a few favorite things to do around Middle Tennessee, besides cheering on your favorite football games, of course!

EVENTS

BOO AT THE ZOO
OCT. 14th-16th; 21st-23rd; and 27th-30th from 5 9 p.m
$12 Members; $15 Non-members
This Halloween tradition at the Nashville Zoo includes trick-or-treating, carousel rides, hayrides, and more. Recommended for kids 12 and under. Click here for more details.

 

33rd ANNUAL PUMPKINFEST
, Main Street, Franklin, Tenn.
OCT. 29th, Open 10 a.m. 6
p.m.
FREE

One of Franklin's most popular events, this street festival takes over historic downtown Franklin with arts and crafts booths, games and inflatables, live music, delicious food, and a costume contest for kids and pets. Click here for more details.

 

NashvilleLife.com Fall Activities Guide
This site will keep you Web surfing for a while as you search through an extensive list of things to do around Nashville. Click here for their fall guide.

 

Now Playing Nashville
And this list includes fall festivals, art shows, and many other happenings all over Middle Tennessee.

 

FARMS

GENTRY'S FARM

1974 New Highway 96, Franklin, Tenn.

A Franklin fall tradition, historic Gentry's Farm opens wide its gates every fall for fun and education. Come enjoy corn and hay mazes, hayrides, tire swings, playgrounds, and then pick your own pumpkin from the patch. There are also great fall displays for family pictures. The weekend season runs October 1st October 31st and the farm will be open Monday mornings from 9 a.m. noon October 3th through the 31st.

 




LUCKY LADD FARMS
4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville, Tenn.
Located between Franklin and Murfreesboro, Lucky Ladd Farms is open every Wednesday through Sunday in October so that you can experience their expansive list of activities. With mazes, playgrounds, pony rides, hayrides, a pumpkin patch, a tractor train, interactive educational field trips, flashlight corn maze adventures, and more.

 

WALDEN PUMPKIN FARM

8653 Rocky Fork Road, Smyrna, Tenn.

This family farm is open free to the public every day but Wednesday through October 31st, but you'll want to pull out your wallets for the yummy concessions, hay and corn mazes, hayride, pumpkin train, 40 ft. slide and more!

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Posted on 10/08/2016 9:46 AM by Jarod
Thursday, 04 August 2016
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For the 12th consecutive year, the Williamson County Fair is back and better than ever! This year's theme is "Barnyard Mardi Gras." After winning the "State Premier Fair" in the AAA Division for 2014, this past year the Williamson County Fair won the first-place award for promotional merchandise and top prize for their scrapbook. At the international level they won several awards, including third place for their website.

As usual, the schedule will be packed with something for everyone including musical shows of difference genres, midway rides, competitions, educational events, and a local favorite, the Little 1's Farming Exhibit. More specifically, this year will include: BMX Pros Trick Team, Lady Houdini, Kids Celebration: The #1 Family Game Show, Balloon Magic, the Little Big Shots Show, and fireworks, just to name a few!

The Seattle Wheel will be making an appearance again. From the fair website: "The Seattle Wheel was created by the Valarie Brothers for the Worlds Fair in Seattle, Washington. The Seattle Wheel stands at over 90' tall and is capable of accommodating two adults or three children in one of its 16 spacious tubs. To this day, we currently operate the only Seattle Wheel on the road." 

The Williamson County Fair began in 1857, and that year it was held near the Carnton Plantation in Franklin. The next year it moved to what is now Fair Street and then to Fairground Street. The fair took a 21-year hiatus, started up again, and then took a 55-year hiatus until it made its much-needed comeback in 2005. 

Although county fairs in the United States were initially held to display or trade produce or to display or parade animals in our then mostly rural country, fairs today hold those traditional components plus much more. The Williamson County Fair's Web page states, "Fairs offer a link between urban and rural Tennessee. They serve as tools for educating Tennesseans about the importance of agriculture and introducing young people to both traditional and innovative aspects of life on the farm. Fairs reach far beyond their agrarian roots and encourage industries and individuals to strive for excellence through competitions. Winning the blue ribbon at a fair competition is a great incentive to showcase the best of Tennessee. Through their social and cultural impacts, fairs embody the community spirit and highlight the diversity of Williamson County and Tennessee."

Come to see and be seen at Williamson county's largest social event of the year!

Ag Expo Park, 4215 Long Lane, Franklin, Tenn.ʉ۬(Take exit #61 off I-65 at Peytonsville Rd.)

Parking is free and there are several ways to get discount tickets on each night. For a complete list of discounts, click here.


The Schedule is as follows:
August 5-13, 2016
Monday  Thursday â€¨6:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. 
(Midway open until 11)
Fridayʉ۬6:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. 
(Midway open until 12)
Saturday
 10:00 a.m. 10:00 p.m.
 (Midway open until 12)
Sunday
 12:00 a.m. 10 p.m.
 (Midway open until 11)

Visit the fair's award-winning Web Site for a complete list of scheduled events, competitions, and other general information.

 

Photo credit: Freedigitalphotos.net by Simon Howden

 

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Posted on 08/04/2016 10:53 PM by Jarod
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