The Battle of Franklin Trust will host the ninth annual Bootlegger’s Bash beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27 at Carnton. To celebrate Williamson County’s long history of bootlegging, the event will play host to many local distillers, a traditional Southern dinner and live entertainment. Community co-chairs for this event are long-time Trust supporters Tim and Bess Kearns.
“Bootlegger’s Bash is a staple event at Carnton to celebrate Tennessee’s bootlegging history,” said Eric A. Jacobson, CEO of the Battle of Franklin Trust.
The traditional Southern evening will feature tastings from local distilleries such as Old Smokey Moonshine, Yee Haw Brewing, George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey, Jackson Morgan Southern Cream, King’s Family Distillery, Old Glory Distillery, Prichards Distillery, Tennessee Legend, Mantra, Wheeler’s Raid Distillery, Bar Magnolia, Pennington Distillery, Gate 11 Distillery, Lost State Distilling, Franklin Wine and Spirits, Leiper’s Fork Distillery, H C Clark Distillery and Big Machine Vodka. In addition, local vendors Pandy Cotton Candy and Battleground South Cigar Shoppe will be in attendance.
This year’s event will offer a tasting-only ticket for those who are unable to stay for dinner. All proceeds from this ticketed event are donated to the Battle of Franklin Trust and its efforts to preserve the springhouse at Carnton and construction of the new Carter House Museum.
Tickets are required and must be purchased in advance online at www.boft.org. Tasting tickets are $35 per person, which includes all tastings from local distillers. VIP tickets can be purchased for $75 per person or $140 per couple, these include tastings, dinner and live entertainment. Bootlegger’s Bash is a strictly 21 and up event. Bright Event Productions is sponsoring this year’s Bootlegger’s Bash.
About The Battle of Franklin Trust
The Battle of Franklin Trust is a 501(c)3 management corporation acting on behalf of Franklin’s battlefield sites to contribute to visitors’ understanding of the November 30, 1864 Battle of Franklin. The Trust is organized for the charitable and educational purposes of preserving, restoring, maintaining and interpreting the properties, artifacts, and documents related to the battle to preserve this important part of the nation’s history.