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Second annual Black Expo & Youth Fair set for Aug. 16-17

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Black Expo & Youth Fair

The African American Heritage Society (AAHS) of Williamson County will host the second annual Black Expo & Youth Fair on Aug. 16-17.

The African American Heritage Society (AAHS) of Williamson County will host the second annual Black Expo & Youth Fair, a two-day celebration, starting on Friday, Aug. 16 with a networking mixer.

This free weekend of events and activities, held at the Hilton Franklin Cool Springs and Johnson Elementary School in Franklin, showcases products and services from local organizations and minority-owned businesses, as well as exciting exhibits, performers, youth sports and food.

Starting on Aug. 16 at 6 p.m., the schedule is as follows:

Networking Mixer – Friday, Aug. 16; 6-10 p.m.

Mix and mingle with AAHS and the Young Leaders Network after work at Hilton Franklin Cool Springs. 

The mixer is a great opportunity to engage with a range of professionals in a relaxed environment. It is open to adults age 25 and older. Cash bar and food will be available on site. 

Attendees should go to the bar/lounge area upon arrival at Hilton Franklin Cool Springs, located at 601 Corporate Centre Drive in Franklin.

Black Expo & Youth Fair – Saturday, Aug. 17; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Black Expo & Youth Fair will feature vendors (local businesses and agencies), an author showcase, children’s activities, giveaways, sports activities from Williamson Co. Parks & Rec., a Youth Empowerment Show, pet adoptions from the Williamson Co. Animal Shelter, a music performance by BHerb, Rocking Rhythms by the Williamson Co. Public Library, food and fun for the whole family. Special guests will be Lelan Statom, of NewsChannel 5, and Tennessee Titans cheerleaders.

Johnson Elementary School is located at 815 Glass Lane in Franklin.

Register for the event at Vendor registration can be done at

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