Each year for the last decade, the Downtown Franklin Association (DFA) has provided beer lovers a taste of some of the best local, national and international brews during its annual Main Street Brew Fest. During the 13th Annual event, we will once again offer 50-plus craft beers at more than 20 tasting sites from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., along with Celtic performers and plenty of Irish cheer!
Presented by R.S. Lipman Company and Lipman Brothers, the popular event plans to showcase the latest product and shine a spotlight on Williamson County’s microbrewery market. Expect (lots) of beer, bagpipes, live music, pub food and more!
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 the historic district, which is on the National Register of Historic Places and designated by the National Trust as a Great American Main Street and a Preserve America community. For more information regarding the event, see below:
To encourage a better flow of traffic, ticket-holders will now check in at City Hall to get a site map, a description of the beers, and a tasting glass. All you need to check in is your purchase receipt and a photo ID. IDs will be checked at the gate to ensure all participants are 21 and older. Check in starts at 4 p.m.
Tasting starts promptly at 6 p.m. and will continue until 9 p.m. 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.
Day Of / Ticket Refunds
This is a rain-or-shine event! Tickets are non-refundable (PS: we’ve had it in an ice storm before—and it was still a blast!).
Attendees are encouraged to arrange safe rides to and from the Brew Fest. The Franklin Transit Authority is offering round-trip transportation to and from locations inside Franklin city limits for a $6 fee. To reserve a ride, call (615) 628-0263 or email email@example.com. The trolley often sells out in advance, as well.
In addition, the DFA has secured local company Ride Simply for March 14: call 615-604-0881 or email Virginia at RideSimply@yahoo.com for a safe two-way, flat-rate transit!
Lodging With Transportation
Drury Plaza Hotel in Franklin has provided a special Brew Fest package: call 800.378.7946 and use the Group Number 2237441 to secure a king room for $179/night, and receive:
–> free transportation to and from the event
–> free breakfast
–> free cocktails & hors d’ouevres
–> free Wifi
–> access to indoor pool & spa
There is no hotel is walking distance to the event (yet). To find another hotel, go to www.visitfranklin.com.
Thank You to Our 2015 Sponsors!
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