Wilson Weekend: 5 Happenings This Weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are 5 events in and near Wilson County!

1WilCo Pow Wow

Photo courtesy of Wilco Pow Wow

Saturday, September 24 to Sunday, September 25, 10:00am-4:00pm

945 E Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon, TN

James E Ward Agricultural Center

The WilCo Pow Wow began in 1991 when a local, Wilson County man with Native American heritage dreamed of educating his community in Native American culture. This man, Don Yahola, and his family have worked hard to produce an authentic Pow Wow experience that brings awareness to the rich Native American culture and heritage found not only in Tennessee but throughout the nation. The success of the then-named “Mt. Juliet Pow Wow” outgrew its humble beginnings at Suggs Creek Saddle Club in Mt. Juliet, and was moved to the Wilson County Fairgrounds in 1991. The newly re-imagined and re-branded “WilCo Pow Wow” will feature over 150 Native American dancers and drummers, authentic Native American food, arts, crafts, and entertainment activities, such as pottery making, weaving and tomahawk throwing.

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2Women in Aviation

Saturday, September 24, 1:30pm-4:30pm

Lebanon Municipal Airport, Lebanon, TN

For Girls Age 8 to 17. Aviation related hands-on activities including flight simulators. Scholarship and educational resources. Each girl will receive a Backpack with new Girls in Aviation Day Magazine and Kit and an aviation app to take home for continuing education. Meet positive female role models. Hamburgers available for purchase on the east side of the field afterwards at the EAA Fly In!

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

3Middle TN Missions Market

Photo courtesy of Missions Market Facebook page

Friday, September 23 to Saturday, September 24, various times

1660 Leeville Pk, Lebanon, TN

Fairview Baptist Church

The Missions Market is a celebration of all things handcrafted, vintage, repurposed, and more! This year’s Missions Market is this Friday and Saturday. The event has free parking and free admission. Free activities include: a car show, petting zoo, bay ride, ScareCrow display, balloon animals, face painting, a fire truck, and live music entertainment. There will also be 35-40 craft artisan vendors, food trucks, and more!
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4National Public Lands and TNServes Volunteer Day

Photo courtesy of Cedars of Lebanon State Park

Saturday September 24, 9:00am-12:00pm

328 Cedar Forest Rd, Lebanon, TN

Cedars of Lebanon State Park

Come out this Saturday and help keep Tennessee parks beautiful! Please meet at the Nature Center at 9:00 am for various projects around the park. Rangers will be focusing on the beautification of the park and sprucing it up for their busy fall season. Come out and show your support for National Public Lands and TNServes with Tennessee State Parks and bring the whole family. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, shoes you can work in, and water to stay hydrated. They will also honor TN Promise hours.

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5Hispanic Heritage Festival

Photo courtesy of Nashville Zoo Facebook page

Saturday, September 24, 9:00am-5:00pm

3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere

Nashville Zoo is excited to partner with Conexion Americas to host the Hispanic Heritage Festival at the Zoo for a celebration of culture and community. The festival will include dance performances, a puppet show, and a variety of musicians. The Zoo will also offer animal shows and tours of the Grassmere Historic Home in Spanish at various times throughout the day as well as a special-themed concessions menu.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

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