Rutherford Weekend: 5 Things to do this Weekend

1. Coffee and Chords

WHAT: Enjoy live music at The Fountains this Saturday night. The Veritas trio, a Murfreesboro based Jazz trio with bass, guitar, and drums, will be playing. Come out for some jazz music and a fun night.

WHEN: Saturday, October 5, 7pm – 8pm

WHERE: Fountains at Gateway, 1500 Medical Center Pkwy, Murfreesboro

2. Old Timer’s Festival 2019

WHAT: Join La Vergne for their annual Old Timer’s Festival. The event kicks off with the Parade, which begins at 10:00am at La Vergne City Hall and ends at Veterans Memorial Park. The rest of the event will include live music, food, a petting zoo, pony rides, arts and craft vendors, civic vendors, and more! Take a moment to join the community for some fun, music, and local vendors.

WHEN: Saturday, October 5, 10am – 6pm

WHERE: Veteran Memorial Park, Floyd Mayfied Dr, La Vergne

3. Bloomsbury Farmiversary

WHAT: Join local Smyrna farm and performance/event venue Bloomsbury for their 10th anniversary celebration. The event will have music, yard games, potluck, drinks, hayride, and community to enjoy the evening.

WHEN: Saturday, October 5, 5pm – 8pm

WHERE: Bloomsbury Farm, 9398 Del Thomas Rd, Smyrna

4. Brats and Brews at The Grove

WHAT: Join The Grove for food trucks, beer, music, and fall fun October 5. They will open 10am for fall activities ( corn maze, fun fall games, hay rides, slime making station, face painting, and more). Beer Garden will open at 4pm for ages 21 and up. Access to the beer garden is $25 per person (they will check i.d. then give you a wrist band for the night), and the beer is FREE!! Donations are appreciated; donations will go to local non-profit Purple Paws. Free drinking glasses to the first 200 people. The event will feature live music from J Kyle Reynolds, and more.

WHEN: Saturday, October 5, 10am – 11pm

WHERE: The Grove at Williamson Place, 3250 Wilkinson Pike, Murfreesboro

5. A Mansion in Mourning

WHAT: Kick off this Halloween month with Oaklands mansion this weekend. The clocks are stopped at the hour of death, the curtains are drawn and the mirrors draped in black…come explore the unusual mourning customs and creepy superstitions of the Victorian era at Oaklands Mansion from October 1st through 31st.

Guided tours of the mansion with our mourners are available from October 1 through 31, 2019, during regular visiting hours, Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm and Sundays 1:00pm – 4:00pm, with the last tour beginning at 3:00pm. Regular admission rates apply. For reservations and rates for groups, contact Mary Beth Nevills, Educational Director of Oaklands Mansion.

“Oaklands is the perfect example of a hands-on teaching tool. Rotating exhibitions allow us to alternately show the joy and the pain experienced on the plantation. Mourning customs exploration allows us to show what a drastic cultural change our society has experienced when grieving the loss of a loved one,” says Mary Beth Nevills, Education Director of Oaklands Mansion.

WHEN: Saturday, October 5, 10am – 4pm and Sunday, October 6, 1pm – 4pm

WHERE: Oaklands Mansion, 900 N Maney Ave, Murfreesboro