One of the most popular sections of FranklinIs.com is the calendar of events. The calendar includes events from around Williamson County and the Nashville area. FranklinIs.com is an online media sponsor for many events and the calendar is also filled with interesting events that we learn about from local newspapers and magazines. Individuals in the community can also submit events to the calendar.
Since I have been working at Franklin Is, we have kept the calendar consistently full of events around town. Some weeks are busy than others in terms of what events we are covering. As my first October in Franklin, I was surprised by how many great fall events there are around Franklin.
Last Friday night, FI attended an event to kick-off the 60th anniversary celebration of the Franklin Noon Rotary Club’s major fundraising event, the Franklin Rodeo. The 60th anniversary rodeo is scheduled to take place May 14-16, 2009. In the meantime, celebrations have begun and Friday night was filled with music by John England and the Western Swingers, good food and fond memories. A mini museum was set-up in the room to display memorabilia from the Franklin Rodeo’s rich history. Speakers and videos shared memories from the early days of the rodeo and described the integral founders of the event. It was really heartwarming to see people come together to celebrate the rodeo’s history and it’s future.
On Saturday, the streets of historic Leiper’s Fork filled with people for the 7th annual Leiper’s Fork Chili Cook-Off. There was great live music, warm sunshine, unique vendors and of course lots of chili. Although I’m not a fan of chili, I enjoyed taking pictures for FranklinIs.com and enjoying the fall weather. Attendees of the cook-off had an opportunity to sample chili and vote for the People’s Choice award. Clutching plastic spoons, the “people” weaved in, out and across the street, sampling each booth’s savory blend. The brave conquered all 21 booths and likely also made a stop at the booth selling antacids. The weak picked and chose certain booths and saved their stomachs for their favorite types of chili. And there was plenty of chili to choose from – ones loaded with meat, ones loaded with beans, spicy chili and tangy chili. In addition, a few pots of white bean chicken chili were spotted, bowls of homemade salsa and even an alleged “chili” chocolate (I couldn’t taste any chili but they got my vote).
Overall, I’ve been impressed by the number of fall events in Williamson County. There is something for everyone, young and old. So check out the FranklinIs.com calendar of events and find something special to do this weekend!