Weekend events in Wilson County

Staff Reports • Oct 19, 2017 at 3:51 PM

With Halloween just around the corner, there are plenty of events this weekend in Wilson County for families.

Wilson Bank & Trust Oktoberfest

The 30th annual Oktoberfest held by the Wilson Bank & Trust is planned for Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Wilson Bank & Trust main office at 623 W. Main St. in Lebanon.

A food festival, children’s games, inflatables, face painting, live entertainment, more than 100 craft booths and demonstrators and contests inside the bank will all be featured at the event.

On Saturday, there will be a Home Depot children’s do-it-yourself project from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.; a video game bus from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.; and police and emergency vehicles.

An antique car show will also be featured Sunday from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

For more information on the event, visit wilsonbank.com or call 615-444-2265.

Chills and Thrills Halloween Event

The sixth annual Chills and Thrills Halloween event will be Saturday from 5:30-10 p.m. at Cedars of Lebanon State Park.

The event will be open to the public and free.
There will be vendor booths with candy and activities from 5:30-7 p.m., and a costume contest will start at 5:30 p.m.

The age categories for the costume contest are 0-2 years, 3-4 years, 5-7 years, 8-11 years, 12-15 years and 16 years and older. There will also be a category for couples and groups.

From 6-8 p.m., there will be trick or treating in all of the campgrounds, and from 8-10 p.m. the movie, “The Nightmare before Christmas,” will be shown.

For more information or to volunteer for the event, visit friendsofcedars.com.

Spooky Stroll

Fiddler’s Grove will play host to a new event this weekend with the Spooky Stroll taking place Sunday from 4-8 p.m.

Registration for the event costs $45 and is good for one adult and up to two children younger than 12 years old.

With registration each family will receive one event glow-in-the-dark shirt, a signature treat bucket for each child, a souvenir take home cup for each child and access to all of the activities at the event including: trick-or-treat at candy stations manned by local merchants, professional jugglers, Tennessee Ghostbusters, professional face painting, local pressed apple cider, freshly popped popcorn, viewing of a child-friendly Halloween movie on an outdoor 34-foot screen, a monster mash hay bale dance party and more.

For more information on the event, or to purchase tickets, visit the Facebook event page.

Benefit for Sophia

An event to benefit a local 2 year old who was diagnosed with cancer will be Saturday from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. at Smitty’s Bar and Grill in Lebanon.

The bar is at 1960 Murfreesboro Road and will feature a poker run, along with other activities.

A poker run is an organized event where participants, usually using motorcycles, must visit checkpoints, drawing a playing card at each one. The object is to have the best poker hand at the end of the run.

Registration for the event will begin at 9 a.m., and kickstands will go up at 11 a.m. There will also be an auction, raffles at each sight on the poker run and barbecue plates for sale.

The money raised will benefit 2-year-old Sophia, a local girl who was diagnosed Aug. 18 with stage 2 Ewing’s sarcoma in her left leg.

The event costs $15 for single bike riders and $20 for couples. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Gun and Knife show

Bill Goodman’s Gun and Knife show will be Saturday and Sunday at the Wilson County Expo Center.

The event will be Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and feature at least 450 booths.

Admission will be $10 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger and will be good for both days with a hand stamp.

For more information on the show, visit gunshow.net/WilsonCountyExpo

Shine for Shelby 5K Glow Run/Walk and Fun Run

A 5K glow run/walk and fun run will be Saturday from 6:30-9:30 p.m. starting at Winfree Bryant Middle School.

The event is held to raise money to fund the Shelby Glisson Memorial Scholarship, awarded to nursing students with medical adversities.

The cost of registration starts at $15 for the fun run and offers various package deals for participants.

There will be timed chips available for purchase for those who want to time their run, and the fastest times will be announced at a closing ceremony.

There will also be a live auction and other activities.

For more information on the event or to register, visit shineforshelby.org. 

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