Sponsored by FirstBank, the largest Fall festival in Middle Tennessee draws more than 65,000 to Main Street District

The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN 36th annual PumpkinFest™ presented by FirstBank will return to downtown Franklin on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. As the largest fall festival in Middle Tennessee, Pumpkinfest attracts more than 65,000 visitors of all ages to Main Street.

“PumpkinFest™ is one of the most highly anticipated events in Williamson County and is hosted by the Downtown Franklin Association, a division of the Heritage Foundation,” said Heritage Foundation CEO Bari Beasley. “The original purpose for PumpkinFest™ thirty-six years ago was to create a community-enriching, family-friendly celebration of the Fall season in the heart of downtown Franklin while providing a boost to businesses in the area. Community support has grown over the years, and the Heritage Foundation’s three festivals continue to positively impact the region, as evidenced by the 2021 Main Street Festival’s estimated $4.2 million economic impact.”

PumpkinFest™ attracts families to enjoy a full day of autumn-inspired food and drink, children’s activities, live music, costume contests for pets and families, outstanding arts and crafts and of course, our talented extreme pumpkin-carvers who always draw a crowd.

Additional PumpkinFest™ activities include:

  • Live entertainment
  • Kids Zone presented by Grace Chapel featuring carnival games, giant inflatables, rock walls, and more!
  • Trick-or-treating around the festival
  • Arts and crafts vendors
  • Food trucks and street food vendors
  • Costume contests:
    • People costume contests and parade
    • Pet costume contest
  • Downtown Franklin Rotary chili cook-off with Beer and Whiskey Garden featuring Leiper’s Fork Distillery
  • Autumn Alley which will have:
    • Old fashioned games
    • Guess the weight of the “Great Pumpkin”
    • Extreme pumpkin carving
    • Photo opportunities around the square

Sponsors and key supporters include presenting sponsor FirstBank, Grace Chapel, Leiper’s Fork Distillery, All American Gutter, Genesis of Cool Springs, Hyundai of Cool Springs, Gutter Helmet, Leaf Filter, Leaf Guard, Lipscomb University, My Second Home, Nissan of Cool Springs, National Dance Clubs Franklin, Parks Realty, Power, T-Mobile. Media partners include: Fox 17, CW58, MyTV30, Mix 92.9 FM, 96.3 JACK FM, 97.1 K-Love, Nashville Scene, Williamson Source, Williamson Herald, Southern Exposure Magazine, and Your Williamson. For more information visit events.WilliamsonHeritage.org/PumpkinFest.