Pumpkinfest, movie in the park: 4 things to do in Franklin and Brentwood this weekend, Oct. 25-27

It is the last weekend of October, and fall is in full swing. Take a look at some of the events happening around town this weekend.

Sip some cabernet at the annual Franklin Wine Festival
Oct. 25
The 15th annual festival returns to The Factory in Franklin with more than 300 wines to sample as well as food from local eateries, such as Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant, Bishop’s Meat & 3 and Deacon’s New South. Proceeds from the event will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee. 7-10 p.m. $35-$145. 230 Franklin Road, Franklin. https://mentorakid.rallybound.org/2019-franklin-wine-festival

Take the family to Pumpkinfest
Oct. 26
The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County hosts this 36th-annual fall event in downtown Franklin, featuring vendors, live music, games, food and, of course, plenty of pumpkins. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Free (admission). Downtown Franklin. 615-591-8500. www.williamsonheritage.org

See a movie in the park
Oct. 26
The city of Brentwood hosts its annual Fall Movie in the Park. Residents voted in a poll to screen the 2019 live-action version of Disney's "Aladdin." Food trucks, including Two Thompsons Catering, Doxie's Pizza and Blue Monkey Shaved Ice, will be available on-site. 7-10 p.m. Free (admission). Crockett Park, 1500 Volunteer Parkway, Brentwood. 615-371-0060. https://www.brentwoodtn.gov/about-us/calendar

Watch the ponies at a polo event
Oct. 27
The Franklin Polo Academy hosts Poloween at the Tractor Supply Co. arena at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm. The event features kids activities, face painting, music and themed polo matches. 1-5 p.m. $10 (admission). 239 Franklin Road, Franklin. 615-800-2268. www.franklinpolo.com

By Wendy Sturges

A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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