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November 28, 2021

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Pumpkinfest Returns to Downtown Franklin October 30

Children’s activities, live music, costume contests for pets and families, outstanding arts and crafts and professional pumpkin carvers!

36th Annual PumpkinFest - Heritage FoundationThe 36th annual PumpkinFest returns this coming weekend to downtown Franklin on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. As the largest fall festival in Middle Tennessee, PumpkinFest attracts more than 65,000 visitors of all ages to Main Street.

Families can enjoy a full day of autumn-inspired food and drink, children’s activities, live music, costume contests for pets and families, outstanding arts and crafts and of course, the talented extreme pumpkin-carvers who always draw a crowd.

“PumpkinFest is one of the most highly anticipated events in Williamson County and is hosted by the Downtown Franklin Association, a division of the Heritage Foundation,” said Heritage Foundation CEO Bari Beasley. “The original purpose for PumpkinFest thirty-six years ago was to create a community-enriching, family friendly celebration of the Fall season in the heart of downtown Franklin while providing a boost to businesses in the area.”

Downtown Franklin's 34th Pumpkinfest

Activities include:

  • Live entertainment
  • Kids Zone presented by Grace Chapel featuring carnival games, giant inflatables, rock walls, and more!
  • Trick-or-treating around the festival
  • Arts and crafts vendors
  • Food trucks and street food vendors
  • Costume contests:
    • People costume contests and parade
    • Pet costume contest
  • Downtown Franklin Rotary chili cook-off with Beer and Whiskey Garden featuring Leiper’s Fork Distillery
  • Autumn Alley which will have:
    • Old fashioned games
    • Guess the weight of the “Great Pumpkin”
    • Extreme pumpkin carving
    • Photo opportunities around the square

 

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing and Entertainment Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 18-month-old Ezra.