The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County’s 36th annual Pumpkinfest presented by Jackson will return to downtown Franklin on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. As the largest Fall festival in Middle Tennessee, Pumpkinfest attracts more than 65,000 visitors of all ages to Main Street.
Since 1967, the 501(c)3 non-profit Heritage Foundation has been producing iconic street festivals in downtown Franklin, TN, initially as a means of economic vitality for the developing community and now as a way to preserve and share our local cultural heritage. The Heritage Foundation is dedicated to protecting and preserving Williamson County’s historic, architectural and geographic resources; in short, saving and sharing the places and stories that matter.
This year’s Pumpkinfest highlights include:
- Our famous Kids Zone produced by Church of the City from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Free)
- Costume Contests
- Sister Cities “Great Pumpkin” photo booth and Guess the Weight Contest
- Extreme Pumpkin Carving sponsored by Parks Realty
- Hundreds of craft and food vendors
- Bavarian Bierhaus Beer Garden
- Leiper’s Fork Distillery Whiskey Lounge
- NEW! Franklin Grove Estate & Gardens Activities from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- Pre-restoration mansion tours
- Heritage Classroom activities for kids like candle dipping, pool noodle log cabin building and more
- Pumpkin patch photo opportunities
- Book Talk: “The Perfect 36” by Paula Casey at 10:30 am
- History Chat: “Williamson County Women” by Williamson County Historian Rick Warwick at 1:00 pm
- Heritage Foundation VIP Member Lounge sponsored by Berry Farms
- Downtown Franklin Rotary Chili Cook-Off
- Live entertainment on multiple stages
- Williamson County High School Battle of the Bands presented by Dark Horse Institute
This year, there will also be a new mobile app to help visitors maximize their experience and easily locate different activities. Soon, the app will be available to download from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
Parking and shuttle services from Franklin Transit Authority will be available from Church of the City and The Park at Harlinsdale Farm for $1 per person each way. No pets, non-folding strollers, food or drink are allowed on the trolleys.
Sponsors and key partners include presenting sponsor Jackson; partner-level sponsors Dark Horse Institute, Frost Brown Todd, The Heritage at Brentwood, Mars Petcare, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival and Williamson Medical Center; kids zone sponsor Church of the City; photo booth sponsor Nashville Selfies; VIP member lounge sponsor Berry Farms, audio sponsor Ridenour Rehearsal Studios; acoustic courner stage sponsor GSRM Law; beverage sponsors Bavarian Bierhaus and Leiper’s Fork Distillery; and media partners Hippie Radio 94.5, Mix 92.9, 107.5 The River, CW58, FOX 17, Franklin Home Page, Nashville Scene and YOUR Williamson.
For more information, visit WilliamsonHeritage.org/Pumpkinfest.
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