Touch a Truck, Franklin Rodeo, Beer Quest: 5 things to do in Brentwood and Franklin this weekend

The Franklin Rodeo will be held May 16-18.

The Franklin Rodeo will be held May 16-18.

There are all kinds of events in Franklin and Brentwood this weekend thanks to the warm, sunny forecast.

May 16-18
Franklin Rodeo
Put on your boots and head down to the Williamson County Ag Expo to watch the rodeo competitions and special guests including Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey and Boogie the Dog. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. each night. Tickets at box office are $22 for adults, $12 for kids under age 12. Williamson County Ag Expo, 4215 Long Lane, Franklin. 615-595-1227.

May 17
Touch a Truck
Kids of all ages can check out police cars, trucks, tractors and more. Music and inflatables will be there, too. 5-8 p.m. Free. "No Horn Hour" for small children is from 5-6 p.m. Jim Warren Park, 705 Boyd Mill Ave., Franklin. 615-791-3217.

May 18
Beer Quest III
Hike Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary trails and collect tokens to redeem for beer samples from Jackalope Brewing Co. The M.L. Rose Food Truck will be there, and food is included in the ticket price. 21+ only. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. or 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $35. Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road S., Brentwood. 615-370-4672.

May 19
Goldfish Swim School grand opening
Franklin's newest swim school is having a free family swim to celebrate its grand opening. Snacks, raffles and a balloon artist will be available free of charge. Sign up in advance for a swim time spot. 2-5 p.m. Free. Goldfish Swim School, 1113 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin. 615-265-6804.

May 19
PetSmart Adoption Fair
Head to PetSmart in Cool Springs and adopt your next best friend. Look for the mobile adoption unit in the parking lot. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 8105 Moores Lane, Ste. 1300, Brentwood. 615-371-8890.


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