As February approaches, we are all looking ahead to spring but there’s one thing missing on the calendar for 2019 – the annual Brewfest event, which took place throughout downtown Franklin, usually during St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
For the first time in 15 years, The Downtown Franklin Association (DFA) will not host its popular Main Street Brewfest.
Heritage Foundation shared that they’ve asked newly appointed Executive Director of the Main Street Program Jill Burgin 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.
Although Brewfest is not scheduled 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 in a release. “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.”
The Heritage Foundation, the parent organization of the Downtown Franklin Association and The Franklin Theatre is responsible for three annual festivals in downtown Franklin: the Main Street Festival in April, Pumpkinfest in October and Dickens of a Christmas in December.
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