FRANKLIN, Tenn.– The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County and the Downtown Franklin Association will not host Brewfest in 2019.

With new Executive Director of the Main Street Program Jill Burgin beginning work with the Foundation this month, the organization has asked her to focus on the national reaccreditation of the Main Street Program, which is due at the end of January. In addition, the transition brings a prime opportunity to re-evaluate organizational focus and partner with the City of Franklin on other community priorities such as public restrooms and public parking. All the work of the Downtown Franklin Association is aligned with the four-point approach of the National Main Street Program: organization, design, promotions and economic vitality.

The Heritage Foundation, parent organization of the Downtown Franklin Association and The Franklin Theatre, puts on three annual festivals in downtown Franklin: the Main Street Festival in April, Pumpkinfest in October and Dickens of a Christmas in December. The Heritage Foundation’s goal is to ensure all Foundation, DFA and Franklin Theatre events are planned and executed at a level of excellence. “We take pride in the festivals and the work that goes into making them wonderful events for Williamson County residents and visitors alike,” said Heritage Foundation CEO, Bari Beasley. “We hold all of our events to a high standard, and the same goes for Brewfest.”

Although there is not a scheduled Brewfest for 2019, the DFA is not putting a definite end to the event.

“When I was informed that Brewfest wouldn’t be happening this year, I understood the desire to focus on the main public festivals,” said Executive Director of the Main Street Program, Jill Burgin. “I know many folks, including myself, enjoyed Brewfest for the past few years, and we certainly will evaluate bringing it back some time in the future.”

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