Franklin’s Main Street Festival

COMING APRIL 2015

The two-day weekend event will feature more than 200 artisans & crafters, three stages, two carnivals and an international food court.

The free street festival begins Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Fourth Avenue Street Dance continues until 10 p.m. Saturday night.  Activities will re-open Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.

Main Street Festival is produced by the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County and the Downtown Franklin Association. Joining as a major sponsors this year will be Kroger, Hidden Valley Ranch, The Grove, AT&T, Williamson Medical Center, the Patterson Company, LeafFilter, Wyndham Resorts and others..

WHAT TO EXPECT
The event is expected to attract more than 130,000 visitors to a full slate of family-oriented activities, non-stop musical entertainment and international flavors of more than 20 food vendors.

Handmade work to be exhibited includes original oil and watercolor paintings, pottery, jewelry, furniture, woodworking, ornamental iron, stained glass, photography, home and garden accents, birdhouses, leatherwork, and much more.

In addition to a juried arts and crafts show with more than 200 entries, the festival offers a special area of children’s activities on Third Avenue South and Third Avenue North. Scroll to the bottom for photos of past events!

ENTERTAINMENT
Free entertainment is offered continuously on three stages.

FOOD
Three food areas offer a tasty variety of everything from roast corn on the cob and stuffed baked potatoes, Polish sausage, Greek gyros, and Asian and Mexican cuisines.  Southern fare includes barbeque, burgers and hotdogs, smoked turkey legs, funnel cakes, kettle corn and more.

TRANSPORTATION

The Main Street Festival is located in Historic Downtown Franklin, Tenn., exit No. 65 from I-65, three miles west to the Public Square.


To help manage traffic, a shuttle service offered by the Franklin Transit Authority, with free parking at Harlinsdale Park on Franklin Road and at The People’s Church on Murfreesboro Road. Shuttle rides to the event are $1 for adults and 50 cents for children and seniors. Both sites will operate on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.; only the Harlinsdale site will operate on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. See a map here.

The Main Street Festival is produced by The Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County and its division, the Downtown Franklin Association. Proceeds from the event go towards the mission of each organization, respectively: to protect and preserve the architectural, geographic and cultural heritage of Franklin and Williamson County, and to promote the ongoing economic revitalization of Downtown Franklin in the context of historic preservation.

See a map of road closures here.

Entertainment Schedule

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Contact Information:

For sponsorship information, contact info@historicfranklin.com

For food vendor or arts/crafts vendor info, contact revans@historicfranklin.com

School and community groups that would like to perform, contact info@historicfranklin.com

Professional bands, please apply through www.tneventinfo.com

For more information, see www.historicfranklin.com or call 615-591-8500.

MAIN STREET FESTIVAL