Pumpkinfest in Downtown Franklin TN
27th annual Saturday October 30, 2010
The festival is free and will take place in Historic downtown Franklin on Main Street between 2nd and 5th Avenues. Enjoy a full day of Autumn inspired food, activities, music and BBQ!
Pumpkinfest also has the Autumn Craft Bazaar will be in the Public Square with more that 50 vendors.
On 3rd Avenue South, there will be an area of children's activities. Plenty to keep them busy for hours!
From 3-4:30pm there will be a costume contest. Registration is between 10am and 2:30pm at the Headquarters Tent on the Public Square. Catagories are Pets, Children ages 0-5, 6-13 and 14+ $1.00 for each entry.
In addition to the Pumpkinfest in Downtown Franklin, Franklin's Battle of the BBQ will also begin at 10am but will continue until 8pm on 3rd Avenue North at Margin Street.
The Franklin Tomorrow's 8th Chili Cookoff will be at Fourth Avenue South and Main with tasting and judging from 10:30 to 3pm. Tickets are $5. The 13 teams will fight for bragging rights for Best Chili, Best Booth and the People's Choice awards!
Just as Pumpkinfest winds down, Saturday evening one must consider the Cemetery Tours in Resthaven:
Grave Matters, hosted by Franklin on foot and the Heritage Foundation, will take place in 2 of Franklin TN's oldest cemeteries. Rest Haven and Old City will be alive with costumed re-en-actors telling you the stories of a grieving mother, a bigamist, a Civil War soldier and many others. Tickets are $15 for Adults and $5 for ages 7 to 13 and can be purchased at the Foundation office at Five Points or at www.franklinonfoot.com.