Welcome to Your Middle Tennessee Weekend Vol. 56

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

Come out for the Open House premiere of all of the best Christmas goods and services right in your favorite downtown!

The Mill at Christmas is a magical time of year where fun family festivities and some serious shopping collide with community involvement.
Are you ready for Holiday Shopping!?!
Thousands of Holiday Gift Ideas & Shopping all Under ONE Roof
Friday November 3 VIP Event 4p-9p • Sip & Shop
Great Girls Night Out with tons of Shopportunities!
Shopping • Bubble Bar • Decadent Desserts 5-7pm (or until they run out )
TMAC SHOPPING BAGS! Get here early… last year they were gone in the first 15 minutes
Tickets $10 at the door
Saturday November 4 Family Fun Day 9a-4p
FREE for All to Attend • Bring the Kiddos!
Great Family Fun...12:00am - 3:00pm
Crafts • Kid Activities • and more…
Santa arrives at Noon! a Holiday event would not be complete without Santa
See you at The Mill!

Come out November 4, 2023 at SportsCom in Murfreesboro for the 4th Annual Murfreesboro Bacon Festival!
(Rain date TBD if needed)
Family friendly event; bring the whole family to discover all things bacon! Unique bacon food/baked goods from over 30 food vendors, bacon home decor/tshirts and much more from small business vendors, bacon eating contest, & more!
FREE inflatables
Face painting
Live music
& more (details coming soon)
Bring a chair or blanket for extra seating options to enjoy the music and activities
Please try to carpool if possible, free parking
There is no alcohol at this event

The first annual Tennessee Pecan Festival at Williamson Family Farm. They'll have live entertainment in the Grove, Signature Cocktails & Spiked Cider, cozy hayrides through their farm & fireside s'mores. Take a shot at some Pumpkin Bowling, play a round of our Lifesize Beer Pong or enjoy a few of the other yard games. Standard Proof Whiskey will be hosting a tasting upstairs in our loft after you've shopped downstairs with our craft vendors in the Main Barn. Come enjoy some eats from some of your favorite food trucks in the Boro.

Kick off the holiday season with Main Street Murfreesboro. Bring the family, discover new stores, and visit familiar staples of our historic town as you shop local. This festive holiday event is full of Hot chocolate, small bites, trunk shows, a lots of shopping fun. Some stores will offer demos, holiday gift ideas, stocking stuffers, and limited-time specials.
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Shop local from dozens of unique shops to get all of your holiday shopping done.
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Grab food or purchase a gift card from a variety of eateries around Main Street and don't forget to ask about holiday pickup and/or catering services.

Welcome to the 1st Annual Cedar Glade Brews Beer Cheese Competition, held on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023!! Here’s how it will work:BEER CHEESE ENTRIES: For $15.00 per entry, you will receive two 16 oz. cans of the CGB draft beer of your choice (IPA, Berliner, Toasted Pecan Porter, Stout, NEIPA, Lager, or Pale Ale). One can is for you to create and perfect your recipe – the second can is for your official entry. Entry categories include Cheese Dip (warm), Cheese Spread (cold), and Home-Made Cheese (block). Each category will have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards, along with one award for Best of Show/Crowd Favorite. Individuals/teams may submit one entry in as many categories as they want. Sampling begins at 2 PM. You may pick up your cans of beer (together or at separate times) during regular business hours at CGB taproom any time after registering.Guests will show up to Cedar Glade Brews taproom on Saturday, Nov. 4th, 2023 and sample all the Beer Cheese they want – free of charge, beginning at 2 PM! Each patron will receive one ticket to cast their vote in each category. The Best of Show/Crowd Favorite award will go to the highest vote count of all three categories. All votes must be cast no later than 4 PM.Cedar Glade Brews will provide all supplies needed to serve samples as well as pretzels for Cheese Dip and crackers for Cheese Spread and Homemade Cheese.

Celebrating its 25th year, the Nashville Farmers' Market is hosting their annual Turnip Green Festival on Saturday, November 4. From 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., the fall festival will celebrate all things turnip greens, including live music, fall produce, 400 pounds of Smiley’s famous cast iron cauldron of braised greens with smoked BBQ, cornbread and beans, Thanksgiving-themed vendor specials, a baking contest, kids' zone, food trucks, and more! The event is free, and parking is also free. Special thank you to event sponsor Smiley's Farm.

Celebration of All Things Spicy. The TN Hot Sauce Expo will feature the greatest hot sauce companies in the world! FREE Hot Sauce Tastings, The Stage of DOOM, Action Packed Wrestling & So Much More.

Get ready for a shopping extravaganza like no other! Come out to the Fall Market, where they've gathered over 100 artisan craft vendors from all corners of the country, each showcasing their handcrafted goodies. From handmade jewelry to hand-poured candles, fine arts to paper goods, clothing to home goods and so much more. No matter what you’re looking for, you’re bound to cross everyone off your holiday shopping list at our 2-day market! Throughout the festival, guests can enjoy food fare from some of the city’s best food trucks, live music from local artists, photo booth fun, craft cocktails and more. Best of all, it's totally FREE and open to everyone—kids and pets are welcome too! 
Best of all, this event is totally FREE and open to everyone—kids and pets are welcome too! And guess what? This year, they've cranked up the fun with TWO new experiences: the Tasting Garden on Saturday, November 4 from noon-4pm, and a Brunch Pop-Up on Sunday, November 5 from 10am-1pm.

Welcome to Game Terminal's Fall-Fest! Get ready for a day filled with beer and cider tasting, games, fun, and excitement. Come out to 201 Terminal Court, for an unforgettable in-person beer festival.
As always, our 8,000 square foot patio will house near 30 beer tastings across our growing list of 12 different vendors! With music provided by a DJ and beer from some of your favortie breweries, both local and national, the Fall Fest is the perfect way to kick off the cooler, cozier weather.

The final market for 2023 on Saturday November 4th from 10-3 for Food trucks and handmade vendors that you will LOVE! This is a fantastic opportunity to support local small business and enjoy our amazing community. 

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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