The 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.”
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- 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