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Williamson County, TN: Join the Year-Round Party

With dozens of celebrations and festivals on the calendar, the long list of things to do in Williamson County means you'll never be bored here.

By Kevin Litwin on November 8, 2021

Franklin Hot Air Balloon Classic
Jeff Adkins

Williamson County knows how to throw a party, and they throw many throughout the year. If you’re looking for things to do in Williamson County, start with these great festivals and celebrations.

Warm-Weather Fun Begins Here

APRIL: This month brings the award-winning Main Street Festival in Franklin, an Arbor Day Celebration in both Franklin and Brentwood, and the Buttercup Festival in Nolensville.

Michael Conti

MAY: On weekends in this month, the Tennessee Renaissance Festival descends upon Arrington.

JUNE: For a soaring adventure, check out the Franklin Hot Air Balloon Classic at Harlinsdale Farm. Other June highlights include the annual Westhaven Porchfest music bash in Franklin and the Blackberry Jam Music Festival at Franklin’s Boyd Mill Farm.

JULY: Highlights this month include the annual Bluegrass Along the Harpeth Fiddlers Jamboree in Franklin.

Williamson County Fair

AUGUST: The popular annual Williamson County Fair operates for nine days at Williamson County Agricultural Expo Park.

SEPTEMBER: One of the biggest events in Williamson County each year arrives on the third weekend of this month. At the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival on the Harlinsdale Farm, more than 40 top music acts perform over the two-day event. Past headliners have included Justin Timberlake, Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Lionel Richie and Counting Crows. Also in September is an annual Thompson’s Station Dog & Pony Show at that city’s Sarah Benson Park, and Fairview Nature Fest, which takes place each September at the 700-acre Bowie Nature Park.

Is It Fall Y’all? Check Out These Festivals

Other Williamson County festivals that take place later in the year include Pumpkinfest in Franklin in October, Wine Down Main Street in Franklin in November, Dickens of a Christmas in Franklin in December and a holiday season Franktown Festival Of Lights at Williamson County Agricultural Expo Park.

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