Pumpkinfest 2015 Costume Contests!

The highlight of Franklin’s fall season is just around the corner and it’s time for both people and pets to dust off their Halloween best. One of Pumpkinfest’s favorite traditions, the costume contests for both humans and pets, will be held on the Heritage Stage on the Public Square beginning at 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, October 24. Contests will be held in the following categories: Ages 0-2, 3-5, 6-11, and 12+. There is also a category for groups. Pumpkinfest sponsor HomeTown Pet will be sponsoring the pet costume contest. Signups for humans will be next to the Heritage Stage on the Public Square from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., with a $2 entry fee. Signups for the HomeTown Pet Costume Contest will be at the HomeTown Pet booth, #26, on the … [Read more...]

Pumpkinfest 2015 Happens THIS WEEKEND, Brings More Entertainment!


Each October, the Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County organizes an event that draws tens of thousands of people to Historic Downtown Franklin’s core for a full day of fun that ranges for a variety of ages. The 32nd Annual Pumpkinfest, a fall tradition to many Middle Tennesseans, is returning Saturday, Oct. 24 and promises more entertainment options than ever! Presented by Hyundai of Cool Springs, the activities will stretch along Main Street and its connecting avenues, making sure that festival-goers have a constant source of entertainment at each turn — like the circus performance group Beyond Wings, who will showcase Halloween-themed aerial arts on the corner of Second Avenue and Main. In addition to the one … [Read more...]

32nd Annual Pumpkinfest Features Old Favorites, Returns Oct. 24

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Franklin’s rite of fall is returning to Main Street Saturday, Oct. 24, with an all-day celebration that brings free and festive fun for a variety of ages and groups. The 32nd Annual Pumpkinfest, held in the community’s historic core, attracts tens of thousands of visitors to downtown Franklin each year. Presented by Hyundai of Cool Springs and coordinated by the Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County, the festivities will stretch along Main Street and its connecting avenues from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. In addition to the dozens of artisan vendors and two stages of live entertainment,  attendees can expect to enjoy some of the festival’s favorite traditions for the 2015 event – including a costume contest sponsored … [Read more...]

Puckett’s Boat House Wins Franklin Scarecrow Contest

An estimated 60,000 people filled Franklin's Main Street during the 30th Annual Pumpkinfest on Oct. 26. Adding to this year's fall festivities was Downtown Franklin Association (DFA)'s Franklin Scarecrow contest, where nearly of our 20 merchants and restaurants participated by creating their own one-of-kind scarecrows. Leading up to the festival we encouraged the public to vote for their favorite straw ornament. Last Thursday, we announced that Puckett's Boat House won its first-ever scarecrow competition for the life-size "fisherman" that was perched on the Southern seafood restaurant's roof throughout the month of October. "We're excited about holding the bragging rights for the contest until next year," said Boat House General Manager … [Read more...]

Travel + Leisure Names Downtown Franklin “One of Best Towns to Celebrate Halloween”

Travel + Leisure voted Downtown Franklin one of the best towns to celebrate Halloween! They mentioned this Saturday's #Pumpkinfest festival, Franklin On Foot ghost tours, Franklin Tomorrow's chili cookoff, and the Lotz House Museum. So. much. good. Oh, and did you see we were voted #7 "Friendlist Town" by T+L readers? That was all due to Y'ALL (remember all those tweets?)! We hear from a lil birdie that we'll have more good news from them soon. Read the article here or learn more about the Oct. 26 Pumpkinfest here: http://downtownfranklintn.com/pumpkinfest. … [Read more...]

29th Annual Pumpkinfest Entertainment Schedule

Historic Downtown Franklin’s annual Pumpkinfest on Saturday, Oct. 27, features all-day, free entertainment throughout the five-block event on Main Street. From First Avenue to Fifth Avenue, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the streets will be rockin'. In addition to 75 fall and holiday –themed arts and crafts booths, fall foods and spirits, and children’s activities, there are plenty of activities on the three stages that will keep you entertained. And don't forget: New to the lineup this year is the “Taste of the South” preview party on Friday evening to kick off the festival. A $25 ticket includes plenty of samples of Southern delights and batches of local brew from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. ON LINE TICKET SALES ARE CLOSED. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE GATE … [Read more...]