PHOTO: The Williamson County Fair will see it’s last showing Saturday before concluding for the year. / Photo by Matt Masters
By ALEXANDER WILLIS
School is back in session, with Spring Hill students attending a Williamson County school finally starting the new school year Friday morning, likely to the envy of those attending a Maury County school, who saw their first day start last week.
Now that all kids are back in school, this weekend makes the perfect opportunity to come together and enjoy a few days of relaxation, and there’s no better way to do so than with these five great events.
For residents who still need a little help in figuring out bus schedules, required school supplies and more, be sure to check out our Spring Hill back-to-school guide by clicking here.
Where: Rippavilla Plantation, 5700 Main St., Spring Hill, 37174
When: Saturday, noon – 8 p.m.
The sixth annual Impact Festival, which touts itself as “Tennessee’s No. 1 positive family festival,” is set and ready to rock this Saturday, and features world-renowned Christian music artists such as Mac Powell and the Family Reunion and Love & the Outcome, plenty of vendors, and tons of activities and games for kids.
The music festival will have plenty of other things to keep families busy, including multiple food vendors, free tours of the historic Rippavilla Plantation from noon to 5 p.m. as well as a Kid Zone with inflatables and horse rides. The event will also include plenty of giveaways, with last year’s Impact Festival seeing giveaways like a signed guitar.
Admission is $5, with those 6 and under free. Parking is free, and will be located east of the plantation, behind the building relative to U.S. 31. Guests are advised to bring picnic blankets, chairs, or anything else they need to get comfortable on the grass. To purchase tickets online, click here.
Noble Vines Tasting
Where: Parkway Wine & Spirits
When: Friday, 5 – 8 p.m.
Making sure the kids get to school on time, then later driving them their packed lunch that they forgot on the kitchen counter can sometimes be a headache. As Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “In victory, you deserve Champagne – in defeat you need it.” And so in keeping with the words of the famous military leader, Spring Hill residents can treat themselves this weekend to the Noble Vines wine collection.
Farmed in the red soils of Monterey, California, Noble Wines come from a family-owned vineyard on the slopes of San Bernabe Vineyard. Spring Hill residents can get a taste, for free, this Friday starting at 5 p.m.
Sweeney Hill Farm Goat Yoga
Where: The Commons at Spring Hill, 5075 Main St., Spring Hill, TN 37174
When: Saturday, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
If you’ve ever wanted to practice yoga alongside goats, then Sweeney Hill Farm has got just the thing for you. The farm will be combining its love of goats, with the art of yoga this weekend during two separate Goat Yoga classes at the common area of the Early’s Honey Stand shopping center, right next to Vintage 615 and Delta Bound.
Sweeney Hill Farm advises guests to wear t-shirts, as the goats hooves can be sharp at times. The event provides farm mats, so if you’d prefer a regular yoga mat, guests may bring their own.
Tickets are $20 a person, and may be purchased online by clicking here.
Emily Miller at Sidelines Grill
Where: Sidelines Grill, 3011 Longford Drive, Spring Hill, TN 37174
When: Friday, 8 – 11 p.m.
Country singer/songwriter Emily Miller will be performing a live acoustic show Saturday at Sidelines Grill – so grab a beer, maybe an appetizer or two and enjoy the show.
Born in West Chester, Ohio, Miller can be found performing daily in downtown Broadway at places such as Tootsie’s, Honky Tonk Central and Rippy’s Bar and Grill, and has worked with Grammy Award winning artists such as Tammy Rogers King and Sheryl Crow.
Admission is free, though it might not hurt to order a drink or two.
Williamson County Fair
Where: 4215 Long Lane, Franklin, TN 37064
When: Friday, 6 – 10 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
For those willing to take a trek outside of Spring Hill, the 16th annual Williamson County Fair will be open for its last weekend of the year this Friday and Saturday.
Among some of this year’s new attractions and shows are the XPOGO Stunt Team, a trio of world-class pogo stunt men, the Piccolo Zoppe Circus, and the comedy stylings of the Spoon Man. Longtime favorites have also returned, such as the Jurassic Kingdom show where kids can get up close and personal with dinosaurs, dinosaur eggs and fossils.
A full list of shows and attractions can be found online by clicking here.