Wilson Weekend: 5 Happenings This Weekend


1. Mistletoe Merchants

Photo courtesy of Mistletoe Merchants of Nashville


Friday, September 24 to Sunday, September 26, 9:00am-5:00pm
945 E Baddour Pkway, Lebanon, TN
Farm Bureau Exposition Center

With more than 100 merchants, you’re sure to find lots of NEW, UNIQUE, and One-of-A-Kind gifts all in one place at the shopping event of the season. Special events include: Cupcakes & Cocktails and Muffins & Mimosas. Special event ticket purchases included general admission shopping for the day which is usually $10 for admittance or $18 for a three day pass.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

2. Train Robbery Excursion

Photo courtesy of Tennessee Central Railway Museum

Saturday, September 25, 8:00am
220 Williow St, Nashville, TN
Tennessee Central Railway Museum

This ride is sure to excite. The Mackle and Wilson Gangs are on the loose again! Rumors are they will attempt to hold up the Excursion Train en route to Watertown and then maybe even raid Watertown itself! Here’s your chance to ride along and see how true these rumors are. You’ll ride a traditional passenger train of cars from the last Golden Age of the passenger train in America! All stainless steel heated/air-conditioned cars provide you with the experience that the American traveling public had in the late 1940s and 1950s. The trip and the action in and near Watertown will be a memorable experience for the entire family! There might even be a shootout in Watertown amongst the US Marshall, and the Mackle-Wilson Gangs! Boarding starts at 8:00am with a 9:00a sharp departure. The train will then head to Watertown where passengers will have the opportunity to dine and shop before heading back to Nashville and arriving around 3:30pm.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

3. Wilco Pow Wow

Photo courtesy of Wilco Pow Wow

Saturday, September 25, 10:30am-9:00pm, Sunday, September 26, 10:30a.-5:00pm
945 E Baddour Pkway, Lebanon, TN
James E Ward Agriculture Center

The WilCo Pow Wow began in 1991 when a local, Wilson County man with Native American heritage dreamed of educating his community in Native American culture. Since, the founder has passed, but his family continues to work hard to produce an authentic Pow Wow experience that brings awareness to the rich Native American culture and heritage found not only in Tennessee but throughout the nation. The newly re-imagined and re-branded “WilCo Pow Wow” will feature over 150 Native American dancers and drummers, authentic Native American food, arts, crafts and entertainment along with activities such as pottery making, weaving and tomahawk throwing.

Tickets are available to purchase at the gates for $10, cash only.

For schedule information, click here.

4. Americana Fest

Photo courtesy of AmericanaFest

Wednesday, September 22- Saturday, September 25
Nashville, TN

This annual event brings together fans and music industry professionals alike, offering four days of celebration through seminars, panels and networking opportunities by day and raw, intimate showcases each night. Our 21st annual AMERICANAFEST will take place in venues throughout Nashville, gathering thousands of artists, fans, and industry professionals from all over the world. Each year, AMERICANAFEST brings together legendary artists, the next generation of rising stars, fans, and industry professionals for multiple days of music and education. The conference portion features numerous panels, seminars, exclusive day time performances, and more, proudly providing Nashville’s most educational music industry forum. This special event covers the interests and needs of artists, managers, labels, radio stations, publishers, agents, retailers, legal and business affairs executives, merchandisers and new media professionals.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

5. Disney On Ice

Thursday, September 23- Sunday, September 26
501 Broadway, Nashville, TN
Bridgestone Arena

Experience Aladdin, Frozen, CoCo Moana, and more Disney hits… on ice! That’s right, Disney’s Dream Big show is coming to Nashville for 3 days, with 5 opportunities to catch a show. In July of 2021, the company celebrated 40 years of Disney On Ice. Since its opening night, the show has toured to over 68 countries and performed for more than 320 million audience members. This year marks the show being the longest licensee of The Walt Disney Company. This is sure to be a good time you won’t want to miss.

For show times and to purchase tickets here.


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