Upcoming Fundraiser Celebrates History of Bootlegging

Bootlegger Bash

The Battle of Franklin Trust will host its eighth annual Bootlegger’s Bash on Friday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Carnton Plantation. The annual event invites guests to celebrate Williamson County’s unique history of bootlegging with a casual evening featuring Tennessee distillers, a traditional Southern dinner and live entertainment featuring Chad Street Band.

New Tasting Only Ticket

This year’s event offers 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.

“Bootlegger’s Bash is an exciting event at Carnton and every year we attract a lively crowd to celebrate the bootlegging history of Tennessee,” said Jayde Smith, event coordinator at The Battle of Franklin Trust. “Guests will enjoy an entertaining evening with dinner, whiskey tasting and a live band.”

Dinner will feature a whole hog roast and other traditional Southern fare. Local Tennessee distilleries will provide whiskey tastings, such as Heath Clark, Leipers Fork Distillery, Corsair Artisans, Tenn South, Prichard’s Distillery, members of the Associated Distillers of Tennessee and more to be announced. Community co-chairs for this event are long-time Trust supporters Leigh Bawcom, Bess and Tim Kearns.

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 $65 per person or $100 per couple, these include tastings, dinner and live entertainment. Bootlegger’s Bash is a strictly 21 and up event. Sponsors for Bootlegger’s Bash include Auto-Owners Insurance, International Insurance Brokerage, LLC, Centre of Holistic & Biological Dentistry, Southern Events Rental Company, Bright Event Productions, Nashville Tent & Awning and Mantra Artisan Ales.

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.