It’s hard to say good-bye to October. It was absolutely magical filled with vibrant colors, crisp mornings and cool nights. I even put a blanket on the bed! November, though leads us into winter and this year, I’m getting ready on all fronts. Watch for winterizing tips coming soon.
Things are a bit quieter in Franklin this weekend as we gear up for all the upcoming holiday events beginning next week with the City Farmhouse Holiday Pop-up Fair featuring guest vendor, Sheryl Crow. Want to go? It’s not too late to get your tickets.
And the following weekend, it’s the Made South Marketplace. Get your tickets here.
Both events are happening at The Factory in Franklin.
This weekend it’s Blue & Gray Days – the annual living history event at The Carter House and Carnton Plantation that gives you a bird’s eye peak into the past.
Photo courtesy of Battle of Franklin.
Re-enactors and living historians have set up camp sites and perform authentic demonstrations. Authentic is the word of the day. Blue & Gray Days take us back to a difficult time in our nation’s history, but one that we can’t deny. Take a tour of The Carter House which was built in 1830 and served as Federal headquarters on November 30, 1864. The Carter Family sought refuge in their basement as the Battle of Franklin was fought around their home. It’s a fascinating.
Carnton Plantation is where the re-enactment is set up and it served as a Confederate hospital during and after the battle. The McGavock family cared for the wounded soldiers. There is something very humbling about walking on these grounds that always gets me.
Really, this is the thing to do in Franklin this weekend.
Tickets are available for house tours or Grounds Only tickets are also available.
Hours are 9am – 2pm on November 7. You can get more information by going here.
Feel like doing some early Christmas Shopping? I’ve got two great events for you to attend.
My pal, Kris Bagbey is hosting his annual Christmas Open House at Bagbey House & Antiques and this is one event I never miss. It gets me in the mood for all things Christmas and giving and decorating and it’s filled with spirit. So head over to the Open House on Saturday from 10am -4pm and take in the magic of Christmas at Bagbey House.
Mistletoe Market is in full swing on November 7th from 10am – 4pm. You’ll find artisans, craft makers and merchants from our area and all proceeds benefit the Franklin High School Class of 2016.
Franklin High School – 810 Hillsboro Road, Franklin, TN 37064
Don’t forget to visit the Franklin Farmer’s Market for all your fall vegetables, grass fed beef, fresh eggs, home baked goods (yummy) and entertainment. I just love our Farmer’s Market.
Those are my picks for this weekend. Have a lovely time whatever you do and check back next week for all my winterizing tips.
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