Main Street Brewfest

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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 Brewfest. During the 2015 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! BUY TICKETS HERE.

WHAT: 12th Annual Main Street Brewfest

WHEN: Saturday, March 14; 6-9 p.m.

WHERE: Historic Downtown Franklin, TN 


The 2014 event sold out in advance, so be sure to purchase your tickets early!


See which breweries participated–and what beer each provided–at the 2014 event here

The Brewfest 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.

Franklin’s Main Street Brewfest 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.

Scroll to the bottom of this page to see photos of past events.

Check-in at the intersection of 4th & Main begins as early as 5 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.

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.

Day Of
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!).

The Trolley is sold out for the 2014 event. Please secure additional transportation, prior to the event.
Attendees are encouraged to arrange safe rides to and from the Brewfest. The Franklin Transit Authority provides rides for $6 round trip to and from the event to addresses inside the city limits of the City of Franklin with advance reservations. To make your reservation, email and make sure you receive a confirmation. You may also call Franklin Transit Supervisor Sue Connor at 615-628-0263 to reserve your ride. This service also typically sells out in advance.

It’s fun to get a group from your Franklin neighborhood together to ride the trolley to Main Street for this event!

Designated drivers may attend the event for free–just no beer tasting for them!

Aloft Hotel, Embassy Suites, Drury Hotel, Franklin Marriott, Hyatt Place and Ramada Inn are among the many Franklin hotels. There is no hotel is walking distance to the event (yet).  To find a hotel, go to