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Many children say that trick or treating on Halloween is one of their favorite annual activities. Tennessee puts its heart into all holiday festivities, and Halloween is no exception! Parks has the scoop on the best places to trick or treat in Middle Tennessee. Our guide will highlight the neighborhoods and events that are well-known for delivering huge candy hauls and having robust community turnout.

While more families each year retreat from the sidewalks and choose to attend “trunk or treat” events instead, take heart! There are still crowds of spooky little ghouls and ghosts parading through the area. Festivities begin on the weekend and wind down on Thursday night.

Note: Halloween 2019 falls on a school night, so many areas have posted an

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October is here! Let the month of Halloween, cooler weather, and fall leaves begin! Nashville Oktoberfest is back, as are other local favorites such as the Franklin Wine Festival and the Nashville Harvest Festival. New events are also popping up so make sure to mark your calendars and prepare yourself for a whole lot of fun!

October 3rd: Way Late Play Date: Monster Mash
Adventure Science Center | Nashville

Every few months, the Adventure Science Center opens their doors after hours to adults only for an array of unique fundraising events that combine science and your favorite pop culture trends! Guests can enjoy the chance to let their inner kid out to play as they explore all the museum has to offer, like exciting hands-on exhibits and

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If you are planning to add a new pet to your home this fall or holiday season, consider adopting from one of Tennessee’s outstanding local animal shelters. They work tirelessly with volunteers to rescue and rehabilitate animals and place the very best of these with loving homes throughout the state.

Each of the shelters and rescue organizations listed below has been recognized by the community for providing outstanding service and loving care to the animals they take in, as well as giving new pet owners all the tools they need to provide the best homes possible.

We highly recommend each shelter on the list, and hope you find the pet you’re dreaming of through one of them before the year’s out!

Proverbs 12:10 Rescue
The Middle Tennessee Area

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We are so excited to announce September’s LOLO gifts! There are so many unique, wonderful local businesses in Middle Tennessee and we are so ready to celebrate them this month!

LOLO, Locals Supporting Locals, is an amazing program for your Parks realtor to give to you! Each month, a completely free, new gift comes to your cell phone for you to enjoy. The gifts are selected by county and are only for local businesses, no nationwide chains!

LOLO helps remind us to shop local and support our friends and neighbors! Here are September’s gifts to you!

Le Skewer

Williamson County

 

Le Skewer is Brentwood’s choice for fresh and authentic Mediterranean cuisine! Inspired by Lebanese roots, chefs Ghada and Will have created a robust menu with

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September is here! Let the month of Labor Day and the first day of fall begin! The Tennessee State Fair is back, as are other local favorites such as Wine Around the Square and Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival. New events are also popping up so make sure to mark your calendars and prepare yourself for a whole lot of fun!

September 1st: 6th Annual Old School BBQ Fest
Nashville Fairgrounds | Nashville

The Old School BBQ Festival is an inviting event that highlights the aroma of traditional soul food cooking in the air while bringing together families and friends! Guests will enjoy a day of reunion, information and live national award-winning entertainment. The festival also provides complimentary vending space to those who have an interest in

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As anyone from Middle Tennessee can tell you, the first weekend in October has come to be known as ‘Fall Festival Weekend.’ In fact, you’ll be hard-pressed not to find local festival entertainment throughout all of October. In order to help you decide where to spend your time, we’ve compiled a list of what we think are the best fall festivals in Middle Tennessee. Unless otherwise noted, admission to each festival is free of charge.

Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival
Saturday, October 5
Centennial Park 
| Nashville 

Since 1995, the annual Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival has been treasured as a perfect venue for community members to share their cultural heritage and traditions with each other. Join your neighbors as they share meals,

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We are so excited to announce August’s LOLO gifts! There are so many unique, wonderful local businesses in Middle Tennessee and we are so ready to celebrate them this month!

LOLO, Locals Supporting Locals, is an amazing program for your Parks realtor to give to you! Each month, a completely free, new gift comes to your cell phone for you to enjoy. The gifts are selected by county and are only for local businesses, no nationwide chains!

LOLO helps remind us to shop local and support our friends and neighbors! Here are August’s gifts to you!

Cool Springs Brewery

Williamson County

 

The Cool Springs Brewery is Williamson County’s first and oldest microbrewery! Voted best sports bar and best fish n’ chips in the area, Cool Springs Brewery is

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With the summer heat in full swing, it’s the perfect time to head out to spend a sultry evening at a local brewery. To help you choose from the many beloved spots throughout the region, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best breweries in Middle Tennessee! Whether you’re looking for a pale ale or the tastiest cider in town, we’ve got the taproom destinations you don’t want to miss this season.

Diskin Cider

1235 Martin St | Nashville | Wedgewood-Houston
Best Bet: Six One Five

Diskin Cider burst onto the Nashville brewery scene in 2018. Offering a range of crisp, lightly sweet, mostly dry ciders along with a chef-curated seasonal menu, they quickly earned rave reviews.

The Cidery’s cocktail and beer selections here are outstanding on their

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August is here! Let the month of National Watermelon Day, National Smile Week and the dog days of summer begin! The Wilson County Fair is back, as are other local favorites such as Live On The Green and the Williamson County Fair. New events are also popping up so make sure to mark your calendars and prepare yourself for a whole lot of fun!

August 2-4th: Boro Balloon Fest
The Grove at Williamson Place | Murfreesboro

Take part in the first-ever Boro Balloon Fest! They will be hosting several hot air balloons for adventure flights, tethered rides, and balloon glows for three days. In addition, activities will also include food trucks, live music, craft vendors, hayrides, a slime creation station, and a hot air balloon photo booth. This picturesque

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It’s July and we are so excited to announce this month’s LOLO gifts! There are so many unique, wonderful local businesses in Middle Tennessee and we are so ready to celebrate them this month!

LOLO, Locals Supporting Locals, is an amazing program for your Parks realtor to give to you! Each month, a completely free, new gift comes to your cell phone for you to enjoy. The gifts are selected by county and are only for local businesses, no nationwide chains!

LOLO helps remind us to shop local and support our friends and neighbors! Here are July’s gifts to you!

Stroud’s Barbeque

Williamson County

 

Owned and operated by a life long resident of Middle Tennessee, Stroud’s has locations in Franklin, Lebanon, and Cookeville. They have dine-in or

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