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Thousands Gathered in Downtown Franklin This Past Weekend to Celebrate the Heritage Foundation’s 36th Annual PumpkinFest™

Thousands Gathered in Downtown Franklin This Past Weekend to Celebrate the Heritage Foundation’s 36th Annual PumpkinFest™

Sponsored by FirstBank, the largest Fall festival in Middle Tennessee drew more than 58,000 to Main Street

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County is excited to share the success of this past weekend’s event, PumpkinFest™. An estimated crowd of 58,000 locals and visitors braved the rainy weather and took to the streets in Franklin, Tennessee to enjoy the autumn-inspired festival that featured fall food and drink, children’s activities, live music, costume contest for pets and families, and outstanding arts and crafts featuring seasonal and specialty gift items.

In addition to attracting thousands of guests to experience the shops and ambience of downtown Franklin, each year the Heritage Foundations’ events trigger a significant economic impact for the region, as evidenced by the estimated $4.27 million dollar impact from this year’s Main Street Festival. While this year’s PumpkinFest™ economic impact is still being determined, the event’s community impact is indisputable.

In a recent quote, FirstBank Williamson County President Will Powell said, “We’re always honored to support the Heritage Foundation and it’s important preservation effort. With PumpkinFest™, we partnered with one of Williamson County’s most anticipated events of the year for our families to gather and celebrate local tastes, entertainment, arts and crafts and all things Halloween. The Foundation’s mission is what makes our community what it is today.”

The event showcased special features from Autumn Alley presented by Geico, KidZone presented by Grace Chapel Franklin, Chili Fest and Beer Garden presented by the Downtown Franklin Rotary, Whiskey lounge presented by Leiper’s Fork Distillery and a special Pet and People Costume Contest. Guests had the opportunity to experience new activities such as a Haunted History Tour of the Old, Old Jail and Trick or Treat Trail of Downtown Franklin Association merchant members.

Sponsors and key supporters included T-Mobile, Lipscomb University, Geico, Grace Chapel, Leiper’s Fork Distillery, and Downtown Franklin Rotary Club.

For more information about PumpkinFest™, visit

PumpkinFest Franklin, TN Halloween Costumes.

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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. The Foundation brings county history to about 3,000 school children each year through the Heritage Classroom program as well as walking tours of downtown Franklin. 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