Wilson Weekend: 5 Happenings This Weekend

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1. Wilson County Fair-Tennessee State Fair

Wilson County Fair Final

August 12-21
945 E. Baddour Pkway, Lebanon, TN 37087

The Wilson County Fair opened Thursday, August 12, with a grand ceremony. This year’s theme is “Honoring Hometown Heroes.”  Click here to purchase your tickets, view event schedule and fair hours. The Wilson County Fair-Tennessee State Fair will run from through Saturday, August 21. During this time, a multitude of events, shows and concerts will take place. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, follow their Facebook page, Wilson County Fair- TN State Fair.

2. Breeden’s Orchard

Breedens Orchard Final
Photo courtesy of Breeden’s Orchard

Saturday August 14, 11:00am- 2:30pm
631 Beckwith Rd, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

While the picking season may be over, Breeden’s Orchard is not slowing down with its events just yet. The orchard, which sits on 11.5 acres of land, will be grilling out for the public this weekend. They will be serving up Highland Beef Burgers and Vienna Beef hot dogs. Cold drinks will also be served as you walk around the orchard or sit and enjoy the view.

Follow their social media here for more information and updates.

 

3. Music Showcase & Open Mic

Artist for a Better World Final
Photo courtesy of Artists for a Better World International

Saturday, August 14, 1:00pm-7:00pm
1075 Charlie Daniels Pkway, Mt. Juliet, TN, 37122

This musical showcase will present bands from Artist for a Better World, an organization that dedicates its efforts to changing the world through art. They strive to create positive change through social projects and events such as this one. These local artists just want you to come out, enjoy some music and have a good time.

Admission is free, but register here to reserve your spot.

4. Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling

Steel Magnolias Final
Photo courtesy of Playhouse 615

August 13-29, select dates
11920 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

Enjoy this fun and comedic production by Playhouse 615! This theatre is operated by two Tennessee natives who have over 60 years of experience as touring actors. Their production of Steel Magnolias will follow six women in Louisiana who embrace life’s obstacle courses together. The theater only seats 50 people, so make sure to purchase your tickets in advance.

Purchase tickets and view schedule here.

5. Stardust Drive-In Theatre

Stardust Final
Photo courtesy of Stardust Drive-In Theatre

August 13-15
310 Purple Tiger Dr, Watertown, TN 37184
Catch a movie at Stardust, which is now open weekends only. This weekend, the theater will be featuring: The Jungle Cruise, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt, Free Guy, starring Ryan Reynolds and Jodie Comer, The Suicide Squad, starring Margot Robbie and Idris Elba, and The Green Knight starring Dev Patel and Alicia Vikander. Tickets can be purchased at the box office which opens at 6:00 pm on Friday and Saturdays and 7:00 pm on Sunday nights.

Click here for more information.

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