Wilson Weekend: 5 Happenings This Weekend


1. Redneck Rumble

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Saturday, September 18, 7:30am
945 E. Baddour Pkway, Lebanon, TN
Farm Bureau Exposition Center

The 16th Annual Redneck Rumble Car Show and Swap Meet welcomes all Pre ’68 rods, customs, rats and bikes. There will be vendors, camping, live music, swap meet, destruction derby and much more! Don’t miss the premiere of the Pickled Pinto! Also, on Saturday night don’t miss the special flag presentation by Jeff Napier and The Tennessee National Guard. Be in your arena seat at 6:30 pm! Music starts at 1 on Saturday under the covered pavilion in the center of the fairgrounds.

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2. Nashville Pride

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Saturday, September 18 to Sunday, September 19, 10am-7pm
600 James Robertson Pkway, Nashville, TN
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

The 2 Day LGBTQ+ Festival features all day entertainment including national touring acts, over 225 vendors, local food vendors, kids and family area, dance area and a weekend full of Pride and fun.The Pride Parade kicks off at 2nd and Union starting at 10:00 am. There’s fun for everyone packed into the 2021 entertainment lineup. Don’t miss this year’s headliners including Salt N Pepa, Kim Petras, and Orville Peck on the Equality Stage presented by Nissan. From face painting and carnival games to art projects and prizes, the Kids & Family Zone will provide fun for the entire family.

2021 Nashville Pride Festival Entry Policy

All attendees entering the festival are required to present either:

Proof of a Full COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours (3 days) prior to Saturday, September 18.

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3. East Nashville Beer Festival

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Saturday, September 18, 1:00pm
700 Woodland St, Nashville, TN

The East Nashville Beer Festival has raised the bar by showcasing the best Craft Beer from the growing industry and educating people about just how amazing hand-crafted beer is. Forget what the weatherman says, ENBF is the official start of Spring (well normally but not this year). East Park in the heart of East Nashville transforms into a beer lover’s paradise, showcasing 50+ local, regional and national craft breweries, a variety of international beers, and several guest breweries! Top it off with live music from talented local musicians, Nashville’s best food trucks, and more. ENBF contributes to the charitable efforts of The Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition and its mission to be the foremost advocate and provider for Tennesseans facing breast cancer through individual assistance, education, and legislative action. Rhizome Productions is proud to support local Nashville-based charities and to date has donated over $1 million dollars to support several local charities.

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4. Cheekwood Harvest Opening Weekend

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Sunday, September 19, 7am-3pm
1200 Forrest Park Dr, Nashville, TN

Celebrate the autumnal season at Cheekwood. The garden is set to celebrate all things fall during Cheekwood Harvest. The changing of the leaves are one of many garden highlights you’ll find as oaks, maples, dogwoods, and other trees greet you with their fall colors. Visitors will find activities and experiences designed to appeal to kids, adults and families alike, making this six-week celebration the perfect time for a peaceful solo stroll, a crisp fall family day, or an afternoon date. There will be two Pumpkin Houses and a Pumpkin Patch, thousands of colorful mums, scarecrows throughout the garden, new adult workshops and wellness programs, extended hours on Thursday evenings, live music in the Beer Garden, and more!

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5. Mr. Sumner County- Old Hollywood in Hendersonville

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Saturday, September 18, 6:00pm-10:00pm
500 Johnny Cash Pkway, Hendersonville
Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club

Travel back in time to Old Hollywood glitz and glamour. You are not going to want to miss one of Sumner County’s most anticipated annual events! Presented by the Junior Service League of Hendersonville, Mr. Sumner County, is a “beauty pageant” in which prominent men in our community strut the catwalk all while raising money for this year’s chosen charity, The Salvus Center. There will be dinner and dancing with a Live and Silent Auction.

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