THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION’S MAIN STREET FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES VENDORS FOR THIS YEAR’S EVENT
Sponsored by First Horizon Bank, the largest Spring festival in Middle Tennessee draws thousands to downtown Franklin each year
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN 38th annual Main Street Festival presented by First Horizon Bank will return to downtown Franklin on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a variety of festivities featuring the festival’s exciting vendors. Hundreds of arts and crafts vendors and food vendors will combine with numerous community partners to present over 220 local and regional exhibitors at this year’s Main Street Festival.
Some of this year’s festival vendors include multiple fine art, craft, woodwork, and pottery artisans such as Dan Powell Fine Art, Jacob Olds, Strings for Hope, First Mountain Woodcraft, Orchard View Pottery and Artistzarama. Visitor favorites like Buffalo Sausage, Ace’s Kettlecorn, Ellie’s Doughnuts, Wild Bill’s Old Fashioned Soda, the Unique Funnel Cake House will return around the square. Also returning are the Beer Garden presented by Bavarian Bierhaus and Whiskey Lounge presented by Lieper’s Fork Distillery. Off the square, visitors can explore a menagerie of food and beverage options for even the pickiest eaters. The event will feature delicious bites from Hogwood BBQ, Loveless Cafe, Flour & Forge, Puckett’s, Birdie’s Frozen Drinks, Kona Ice, Colton’s Steak House and Grill, Fabulous Foods, Music City Fish & Chicken, Grumps and Bonzos Rolling Kitchen, and many more.
Main Street Festival is excited to announce a new, interactive feature of this year’s event. Drawing inspiration from beloved children’s book color palettes (Eric Carle, etc.), Spring Street sponsored by Geico aims to be an entire area of immersive living art for festival goers to interact with which will include street art, larger-than-life illustrations from the book and specialty foods from the book! Other interactive features will include yoga, street games, poetry and children’s readings, weaving stations, chalk art exhibits and demonstrations by professional artists as well as an area for festival goers to express their own artistic creativity. Spring Street living art exhibit where visitors feel comfortable slowing down, tossing a picnic blanket on the lawn, and watching the colorful cultural dances and artistic creations.
Sponsors and community partners include First Horizon Bank, Grace Chapel Franklin, Lipscomb University, Mars Petcare, The Contributor Newspaper, Franklin Rodeo, Youth Villages, Studio Tenn, and Harpeth Conservancy. For more information, visit https://www.
ABOUT THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION OF WILLIAMSON COUNTY
Since 1967, the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County has been dedicated to preserving Williamson County’s architectural, geographic and cultural heritage as well as promoting the ongoing revitalization of downtown Franklin in the context of historic preservation. Notable projects include The Franklin Theatre, Roper’s Knob, parts of the Franklin battlefield and the Old, Old Jail. Events and festivals produced by the Heritage Foundation such as Main Street Festival, the Heritage Ball, Pumpkinfest and Dickens of a Christmas bring hundreds of thousands of locals and visitors to downtown Franklin each year. The Heritage Foundation owns and operates The Franklin Theatre, the Downtown Franklin Association, and the organization’s newest division and current restoration project, Franklin Grove Estate & Gardens. For more information about the Heritage Foundation, visit www.williamsonheritage.org.