Thank you to all who attended the 11th annual Main Street Brew Fest! We look forward to seeing you in 2016.

Join us to sample 50+ craft beers at more than 30 tasting sites, plus Celtic performers & plenty of Irish cheer!

Each year the Downtown Franklin Association (DFA) provides beer lovers a taste of some of the best local, national and international brews in and around shops on #AmericasFavoriteMainStreet.  The Brew Fest is an opportunity for beer lovers to taste some of the latest local, national and international additions to an exploding micro-brewery market while exploring downtown Franklin’s historic retail district. Expect (lots) of beer, bagpipes, live music, pub food and more!



You must have a ticket to participate in the beer tasting, but not to enjoy the festivities! Main Street will be open to all pedestrian traffic, and the restaurants and many shops will be open for business. All you need to check in is your purchase receipt and a photo ID. Obviously, IDs will be checked at the gate to ensure all participants are 21 and older.


This is a rain-or-shine event! No refunds due to weather (we’ve had it in an ice storm before—and it was still a blast!).

Transportation + Lodging

Attendees are encouraged to arrange safe rides to and from the Brew Fest. Stay tuned for additional transportation options. Looking for a place to stay? Go here.

Who Puts This On?

Franklin’s Main Street Brew Fest is produced by the Downtown Franklin Association, a nationally certified Main Street Program of the National Trust and a division of the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County. Proceeds from the event go to the continued revitalization and promotion of Historic Downtown Franklin.