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Top 4 Places & Events to Enjoy Franklin TN in the Fall

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Franklin TN in the fall

With the blazing hot summer days coming to an end and fall creeping up on us it’s time to get out and enjoy the beauty of the season. Though I may be bias, I feel Franklin, TN is one of the most breath taking places to watch the seasons change. If you are looking to get out by yourself or with family here are 4 of the top places to enjoy Franklin TN in the fall.

1. Best Place to Take the Kids: Gentry’s Farm

Gentry’s Farm located at 1974 New Highway Ninety Six West Franklin, TN 37064 is a child’s dream. The farm is open the weekends of September 29th – October 29th and features 25 acres of home grown pumpkins for picking. There is a $6 admission fee (ages 2-65) for the activity area which includes a pretend country café, farm play set, pretend farmer’s market, “I Spy” farm set, hands-on loom, Lincoln logs, horseshoes, hayrides through the historic farm, inside straw maze, friendly farm animals, grain troughs, tire swings, four acre corn field maze, and more. For hours of operation and more information visit their website at: http://www.gentryfarm.com

2. Fun For All Ages: Pumpkinfest

Franklin’s 29th annual Pumpkinfeast is coming October the 27th and you won’t want to miss it! The free and open to the public festival is held on downtown Main Street and the surrounding roads. Come dressed in your Halloween best and enter the costume contest, you can even dress up your furry friends and enter them in the pets costume contest. Activities include over 75 arts and crafts vendors, a children’s area, Sister Cities’ Great Pumpkin, Franklin Tomorrow Chili Cook-off and more. If you don’t want the fun to stop take a night tour through historic Resthaven cemetery on North Margin Street for $15 per adult and $5 per child. For more information visit: http://www.historicfranklin.com/events/pumpkinfest

3. Parents Getaway: Wine Down Main Street

Wine Down Main Street started in 2001 and has since become a well-known and excitedly anticipated tradition to many in Franklin. This year the tasting will take place on Friday November the 2nd. During this event adults sample wines from around the world while exploring the delightful shops along historic Main Street. This is the most unique wine tasting event in Franklin with world class wines that bring people from all over, including 20 states and many foreign countries. To purchase tickets and find out further details visit: http://www.winedownmainstreet.com

4. Indoor Entertainment For Cold Fall Nights: The Boiler Room Theater

The Boiler Room Theater is conveniently located in the heart of Franklin at The Factory, 230 Franklin Rd. building 8. This is an intimate theater which seats 120 guests in movie-theater style seats and cost $20 per ticket for all shows unless you have a season pass. The fall calendar this year has 2 very different shows running. The first, Parade, running October 5th -20th is the true story of the tragic trial and lynching of a man wrongly accused of murder. The second running October 26th – November 3rd is the well-known Rocky Horror Show. This play tells the tale of two clean-cut young people who run into trouble on their way to visit an old college professor and seek help at the freaky Frankenstein mansion. To explore the theaters calendar or purchase tickets you can visit their website at: http://www.facebook.com/BoilerRoomTheatre

Do you know of more fun and exciting events to enjoy Franklin TN in the fall? Comment to share them below

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