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The Factory at Franklin plans mid-week farmers market at Water Tower Plaza, opens vendor applications

The Factory at Franklin plans mid-week farmers market at Water Tower Plaza, opens vendor applications

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (April 10, 2024)—Starting later this spring, The Factory at Franklin will host a supplemental farmers market at its newly constructed Water Tower Plaza on Wednesday evenings from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and is currently accepting applications for a limited number of vendor spaces.

The weekly market will be managed by Diane Kolopanas, who is bringing 40 years of hospitality experience to The Factory. Kolopanas is the founder of 30A Farmers Markets, which owns and operates farmers markets at several popular destinations in the Florida Panhandle including Rosemary BeachGrand Boulevard at Sandestin, and Palm Plaza in Niceville.

Earlier this year, she launched Music City Markets & Events to expand her company’s footprint to the Nashville area.

“We’re excited for a supplemental weekday market that will give our locals and guests another opportunity to explore The Factory at Franklin and showcase various local vendors in the process,” said Bill Simmons, Managing Director of The Factory at Franklin. “It’ll be a great opportunity to expand our hours via these types of partnerships.”

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The Factory Farmers Market’s new logo. Image credit – Holladay Properties.

In addition to growers and artisans, The Factory at Franklin encourages area restaurateurs, small business owners, and non-profit groups to apply as vendors by contacting Diane Kolopanas at 615-744-9184 or

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About The Factory at Franklin

Originally built in 1929, The Factory at Franklin served its surrounding community as a manufacturing hub before transforming into a vibrant mixed-use dining, retail, and entertainment center. Located just 20 miles south of Nashville in the picturesque city of Franklin, Tennessee, The Factory spans a historic 20-acre campus featuring dozens of locally owned shops, restaurants, and art venues alongside a variety of event spaces available for weddings, conferences, and more. The Factory was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997 and has been owned and operated by Holladay Properties since 2021. Plan your visit at