Main Street Festival, the free spring celebration, is returning to downtown Franklin on April 28 and 29. One of the of the largest events in the Southeast, the festival is expected to draw a crowd of thousands for a fun-filled weekend of music, arts and crafts, food and children’s activities.

What to Expect

This year live music will take place in two areas: The Guitar Center Stage on the Public Square and the Music Corner inside the Beer Tent on 4th Avenue South. On Sunday, April 29, there will be a Battle of the Bands for Williamson County high schoolers presented by Dark Horse Institute.

Third Avenue North will be transformed into an all-access Kid’s Area with a variety of games, pony rides and kid attractions.

The centerpiece of Main Street Festival is the juried arts and crafts show featuring more than 150 artisans and crafters with handmade wares. Vendors will offer jewelry, pottery, furniture, woodworking, leather work, photography and more from First to Fifth Avenues.

No street festival is complete without food! More than 20 vendors will offer an assortment of food including, barbecue, burgers, hot dogs, brats, sausages on a stick, hibachi, chicken & waffles, ice cream, Italian ice, and old fashioned soda located at the food court on Fourth Avenue South, in the Public Square as well as 3rd Avenue North.

And as always, kettle corn, funnel cakes and other snacks will be offered for sale throughout the festival. Also, the beer tent located down Fourth Avenue South will feature a variety of beer and wine selections including Sangria brought to you by Next Gen.

Offsite parking will be available at Church of the City and Harlinsdale Farm on Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and at Harlinsdale Farm only on Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Shuttles will service each location for $1 each way/ each person. Food, drink, pets, and non-folding strollers are not allowed on the shuttle.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County and its division, the Downtown Franklin Association, and their missions, respectively: to protect and preserve the architectural, geographical and cultural heritage of Franklin and Williamson County, and to promote the ongoing economic revitalization of Downtown Franklin in the context of historic preservation.

Main Street Festival activities will run Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 29, 11 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

For more information on the event call 615-591-8500 or email Teryl O’Connor at toconnor@williamsonheritage.org

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