Sumner Weekend: 5 Happenings This Weekend


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

1BarnRaising Music & Fall Festival

barnraising festival


Saturday, September 16, 12pm – 6pm
Comer Barn
2310 Nashville Pike, Gallatin

Proceeds benefit efforts to preserve the iconic, old stone ‘Comer Barn’ @ Pilot Knob.

The stage will host a variety of musical guests, acoustic artists and bands. The Jack Anderson Elementary Select Choir kicks things off with a tribute to the thrill of music followed by Hester’s Herd (Station Camp Middle choir). The afternoon is filled with Nashville artists from soulful Americana to honky tonk regulars with three high-energy bands filling the ticket: KC Johns, Lucas Collier and Connor McCutcheon.

Surrounding the stage you’ll find food truck row, a craft beer tent, kids’ activities and a vendor marketplace. General admission is FREE and VIP tickets are only $75 for the best experience and sweet swag!

Get tickets here.

2Songs and Stories at Historic Stonewall

An evening of Song & Story at Historic Stonewall in Gallatin. Photo from their website.

Saturday, September 16, gates open at 6:30pm
Historic Stonewall
332 East Main Street, Gallatin

On September 16, Historic Stonewall will once again be offering their Songs and Stories nights on the lawn. Each year they ask songwriters with unique stories to tell to come and share their music and the tales behind them. The gates will open at 6:30 p.m. with the opening band playing from 7:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., and the headliner playing from 8:00 p.m. until 9:15 p.m.

Tickets for Song and Story run between $10 and $18. They must be purchased in advance here. Additional information is available at Historic Stonewall in located at 332 East Main Street, Gallatin, Tennessee.

Purchase tickets here.


3Opryland Fall Events

photo courtesy of Gaylord Opryland

Now through October 29
Gaylord Opryland
2800 Opryland Dr, Nashville

As the weather cools down and the color of leaves begins to change, Gaylord Opryland Resort is ready to celebrate the season with loads of fall fun for the entire family. Now through October 29, the resort will be hosting a full lineup of Goblins & Giggles programming inclusive of live entertainment, brand-new family-friendly events, seasonal activities and more.

Some of the family-friendly activaties include:

  • Kids can learn, imagine, discover, and explore the spookier side of nature by searching throughout the atriums to find hidden pumpkins to reveal frightfully fun facts about the local flora and fauna during the brand-new Adventure Kids: Spook-tacular Scavenger Hunt.
  • The all-new Adventure Kids: A Spooky Celebration live interactive show features the Adventure Kids as they explore all the planet has to offer in this frightfully fun educational journey.
  • Kids can visit and take pictures with the most famous fall pumpkin of all, during the SpookleyTM Meet & Greet featuring Spookley the Square Pumpkin.

Learn more here.

4Gallatin Farmers Market

gallatin farmers market

Saturday, September 16, 9am – 1pm
160 W. Franklin St, Gallatin

The Gallatin Farmers Market takes place on Saturday, September 16 from 9 am until 1 pm. Shop local farm fresh goodness at your local farmers market!

Vendors for September 16: Ida Mae’s Jams, Lucky J Farm, Natureworks TN, Roast & Brews, Scent of the Sun Soap, The Blonde Sfoglina, The Fox’s Den, Stuff Your Pie Hole, Alecia Welburn, WadeFarmz, Plus Black Sheep Shaved Ice/Sweet Creations

5Biographical Book Club: Joyce Carol Oates


Saturday, September 16, 1pm – 2pm
Gallatin Public Library
123 E. Main Street, Gallatin

The Biographical Book Club is BACK for 2023 with lots of awesome new topics!

Mark your calendars now for Saturday, September 16th at 1:00 PM to hang out and chat with James Brown. This month the club will be discussing prolific author, Joyce Carol Oates.

Ms. Oates penned “Blonde,” the biographical fiction novel that the popular Netflix film is based on!

Read, watch, or listen to anything you’d like about this brilliant lady and come join us!


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