Event at Historic Downtown Franklin

All Ages
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Tagged in: Kids, Concerts, Cool & Unique, Weekend, Halloween

Pumpkinfest is Middle Tennessee’s largest family fall festival that will return in it’s 34th year on October 28, 2017! With over 65,000 people in attendance, the festival stretches along Main Street in downtown Franklin, and its avenues, and offers tons of festive fun for families!

Events include:

Church of the City Kids’ Zone
Third Avenue North will be transformed into a full block of free children’s activities from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bouncy houses, pony rides, face painting, games, a dedicated preschool area, and much more will keep the small fry entertained for hours.

Costume Contests
Sponsored this year by Lockwood Glen, the costume contests for humans will take place on the Public Square Stage at 1:45 p.m. The costume contest for pets will take place at the same time on the same stage. Costume contest categories are ages 0 to 2, 3 to 6 , 7 to 11, 12 and over, Groups and pets. Check in’s for the costume contest will start at 1:00 p.m. next to the Public Square Stage.

Live Entertainment
The Guitar Center Main Stage on the Public Square will feature a full lineup of dance performances, costume contest & music. Additionally, there will be a stage at 1st and Main Street and the Mantra Beer Tent featuring all day music.

The Great Pumpkin
Franklin’s Sister City, Carleton Place, Canada, is again growing our Great Pumpkin. Stop by its location on the Public Square and guess its weight for a chance at a fabulous prize.

Street Festival Food & Beer Tent
Old favorites like corn dogs, funnel cakes, fried catfish, and chicken tenders will join some newer offerings in two dedicated food zones: around the Public Square and on 4th Avenue South. A beer tent will be located on 4th Avenue South.

Extreme Pumpkin Carving
Check out the Leiper’s Fork Carving Club as they demonstrate their carving skills with pumpkins.

Photo Ops
Be sure to bring the camera! Photo ops will abound on the square and Main Street!

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