FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The 35th annual Pumpkinfest is the largest fall festival in Middle Tennessee, drawing more than 65,000 visitors beginning 10 a.m. Oct. 27 to Franklin’s Historic Main Street.
Guests can experience new activities such as two beer gardens presented in partnership with Mantra Artisan Ales, revamped costume contests and a VIP lounge for Heritage Foundation members.
Additional Pumpkinfest activities include extreme pumpkin carving, live entertainment, kids’ zone, trick-or-treating around the festival, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, a “Great Pumpkin” weight guessing contest, costume contents, a costume parade, pet costume contest, chili cook-off and photo opportunities around the square.
Parking and shuttle services will be available from Church of the City and Harlinsdale Farm for $1 per person each way. No pets, non-folding strollers, food or drink allowed on the trolleys.
Sponsors and key supporters include Jackson, City of Franklin, Mantra Artisan Ales, GSRM, Hyundai of Cool Springs, MARS Petcare, Williamson Medical Center, Guitar Center, Church of the City, Fox 17, Mix 92.9 and JACKfm.
For more information or to register for the costume contest, visit www.williamsonheritage.org/pumpkinfest.
About The Heritage Foundation
Since 1967, the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN has been dedicated to protecting and preserving Williamson County’s architectural, geographic and cultural heritage and promoting the ongoing revitalization of downtown Franklin in the context of historic preservation. Notable projects include The Franklin Theatre, Roper’s Knob, parts of the Franklin battlefield and the Old, Old Jail. The Foundation brings county history to about 3,000 public, private and homeschooled children each year through the Heritage Classroom program and walking tours of downtown Franklin. Events and festivals produced by the Heritage Foundation such as Main Street Festival, the Heritage Ball, Pumpkinfest and Dickens of a Christmas bring hundreds of thousands of locals and visitors to the county each year. The Heritage Foundation owns and operates The Franklin Theatre and has two other divisions including the Main Street Program, Downtown Franklin Association and Next Gen, a segment of its membership base for those aged 21-40. For more information about the Heritage Foundation, visit https://williamsonheritage.org.
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