Welcome to Your Middle Tennessee Weekend Vol. 54

If you're looking for something fun to do, then look no further!

Come out for two days of fun, delicious food, and community spirit as we celebrate the 35th Annual Oktoberfest at the WBT Main Office in Lebanon! This is a fun family fall event and tradition in Middle Tennessee with local craft vendors, food trucks, and Annual Antique Car Show (Sunday only) plus more! General admission is free.
Saturday, October 21, 2023
9:30AM - 4:00PM
Sunday, October 22, 2023
11:00AM - 4:00PM
For more information, including the Antique Car Show, Quilt Show, and the New Photography Contest, visit their website under Upcoming Events: https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/upcoming-events

Halle Jade and Kelly Ravin bring you Jaded Ravins.
All original music that pulls at the heartstrings. Come see Jaded Ravins live at Jack's Guitarcheology October 20th.
Supporting will be:
Quiet Local
Fuller Reunion '88 (Jack's Solo Acoustic Set)
Doors at 6:30, music at 7:00.
They may or may not have gear specials, door prizes and/or snacks.....you will just have to come out to find out!

Grab your team and come out to the annual Halloween trivia and movie night hosted by Brainiac Trivia!
Halloween trivia starts at 6:00 followed by a screening of the Addams Family!
Your trivia ticket gets you into trivia and the movie, or you can just purchase a movie ticket.

Calling all costumed canines!
Whether your dog is ‘paws’itively frightening or ear-scratchingly adorable, they love to see them all. Photo opportunities abound in Pumpkin Village and vendors will delight your furry friends with special treats. With two costume contests each day and a special category in honor of this year’s Scarecrow theme, Best Bug, there’s plenty of chances to win and a guaranteed, tail-wagging good time.
Dogs must be on a leash at all times. Dogs are not allowed inside any buildings. Owners are responsible for and must clean up after their pups.
They will have water refill and doggie bag stations on the property. Please BYOBowl to fill and refill with water for your dog.

Festive Features
Plenty of magical lit scenes and Instagram-worthy photo ops
Enchanting giant straw creatures 
Spooktacular tunes on the Monster Mash Dance Floor
Free rides on the Scary-Go-Round Carousel
Special animal shows nightly at 5:45, 6:45 & 7:45 pm
10 trick-or-treat stations + a souvenir bag for kids ages 2-12
Visit with costumed characters in Unseen New World Plaza
Purchase & paint a pumpkin at our pumpkin patch
Take a "Dying Superstitions and Traditions" tour at the Grassmere Historic Home
Face painting will be available nightly to purchase in front of Pizza Kitchen

Saturday October 21
2-10pm | 51st Ave
The 7th annual Light the Nations in West Nashville highlights the up-and-coming area by featuring local businesses, art, vendors, food trucks, and fantastic live entertainment.

For more than 30 years, Dog Day has been Nashville Humane’s city-wide celebration of all things doggo, and this year will be bigger and better than ever.  There’s fun for the whole family with Tito’s Doggie Fun Zone and the famous Kids Zone with carnival games and inflatable fun. Bring your pup, your kids, and the whole crew. There’s even some beer and Tito’s cocktail refreshment fun in our Beverage Garden. And do not miss out on entering your pooch in one or more of the costume contests!
There’s live music, there’s food trucks, there’s a whole bunch of doggie and people vendors in the vendor village. It’s a whole day. It’s Dog Day. And all the proceeds go to support your favorite shelter pets right at Nashville Humane!

Jazzmania is the Nashville Jazz Workshop’s premiere event of the year with a start studded lineup of incredible jazz musicians and patrons, coming together for a glamorous night in support of jazz education.
The goal of this year’s event will be to raise money to support the Workshop’s growing roster of community programs, which include the long-running Jazz on the Move, the popular Jazz A.M. for young children and families, free concerts such as Jazz in the Park and International Jazz Day, and monthly Jam Sessions for all musicians. These programs are all free to attend, and seek to educate and entertain our local community and introduce more people to the magic of Jazz.
The evening will include
Performances by world-class artists as well as future jazz stars
Dinner from The Clean Plate Club
Wine, beer, and spirits courtesy of Lipman Brothers

WHEN: Friday and Saturday, October 20th - 21st, 2023
WHERE: Williamson County Ag Expo Park (4215 Long Ln., Franklin, TN). This is an indoor, climate controlled, super nice building with comfortable stadium seating so no need to worry about weather, having to sit on uncomfortable bleachers, etc.
TICKETS: They recommend purchasing your tickets in advance at (https://www.rodeoticket.com/franklin.../rodeo-information). They offer several reserve sections (VIP Experience, Gold Level, and Silver Level) as well as General Admission. Pricing and availability are on the ticketing link. This could sell out so don’t delay!
TIME: Gates open at 5:30pm and Rodeo action begins at 7:30pm each night. Arrive early for good food and to visit with the sponsors and vendors.

Bell Buckle with its Victorian charm will come alive with almost 750 vendors that bring artists of every imaginable talent.
Arts, crafts, antiques/vintage, jewelry,photography, holiday decorations, pottery, foods, music and more. There's something for everyone.
Bell Buckle Main Street shows is just a small part of the large festival as it originally started as the Webb School Arts and Craft Fair and continues to this day. Several areas of town have joined into the festival making it larger and larger each year.
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 9apm-4pm
This festival travels 6 city blocks and brings over 120,000 people to our quant little town between Murfreesboro and Shelbyville.
It is said that this craft fair is the largest Tennessee event only second to a Tennessee Volunteers home game.
Grab a snack or drink and sit down to music, arts, and some of our local musicians, demonstrators, and more.

PS: Know of a cool and entertaining event coming up?
Let us know because we'd LOVE your input on what goes into future editions of Welcome to the Weekend!!
If you make it to any of these awesome events we would love to hear what you thought and for you to share any pictures of your experience!  

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