The Main Street Festival of Franklin is coming to town this April and you won’t want to miss it. It’s taking place on the weekend which means it’s the perfect way to end the work week and celebrate the start of spring. It’s going to feature over 200 artisans and crafters, two carnivals, an international food court and even three stages of performances. Here is a look at the top event of the season coming to Franklin in April.
What to expect
Franklin’s Main Street Festival is expecting to see over 130,000 visitors during the two day event. It will start on Saturday from 10am-7pm with the dance lasting until 10pm and activities will reopen on Sunday from noon to 6pm. The entertainment is free and offered all weekend on the three stages. There will be family-oriented activities, non-stop musical entertainment and international food offered from over 20 food vendors.
You can purchase handmade work from the over 200 artisans and crafters including pottery, jewelry, furniture, original oil and watercolor paintings and photography. Find a unique stained glass piece of art, woodworking crafts, home and garden accents, bird houses and interesting leatherwork.
If kids aren’t interested in the craft show, there will be special children’s activities on Third South Avenue and Third Avenue North.
While the admission is free for the entertainment, the only cost to you is any food you may want to try, crafts you may want to purchase and transportation. There will be free food areas offering tasty varieties from roast corn on the cub with stuffed baked potatoes to Southern fare like barbeque burgers and hotdogs. Find smoked turkey legs, kettle corn, funnel cakes as well. Be sure to try a Polish sausage, Greek gyro, Asian cuisine or Mexican cuisine.
The festival is taking place in historic downtown Franklin off exit No. 65 from I-65, just three miles west to the Public Square. There is free parking at Harlinsdale Park on Franklin Road and you can take the shuttle service being offered that day for $1 for adults and 50 cents for children and seniors.
Don’t miss Franklin’s Main Street Festival produced by the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County and its division, the Downtown Franklin Association. Proceeds will benefit the mission of each organization to protect and preserve cultural, geographic and architectural heritage of the counties.
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