Pumpkin Fest Returns for 36th Year
The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County’s 36th Annual Pumpkinfest is Middle Tennessee’s largest family fall festival. It is returning to downtown Franklin this year on Saturday, October 30, 2021. With more than 65,000 people in attendance in 2019, the festival stretches along Main Street and its side avenues in the downtown district. It offers tons of festive fun for attendees of all ages!
The festival is a full day of autumn-inspired food and drink, children’s activities, live music, costume contests for pets and families, and outstanding arts & crafts – featuring seasonal and specialty gift items.
“Pumpkinfest and our two other signature events (Main Street Festival and Dickens of a Christmas) serve our mission and foster economic vitality for local businesses and visiting vendors while creating beloved community events that enrich and preserve the historic charm and enduring spirit of our town.”
The event is hosted by the Downtown Franklin Association – A Division of the Heritage Foundation.
Additional PumpkinFest™ activities include:
• Live entertainment
• Kids Zone presented by Grace Chapel featuring carnival games, giant inflatables, rock walls, and more!
• Trick-or-treating around the festival
• Arts and crafts vendors
• Food trucks and street food vendors
• Costume contests: People costume contests and parade
Pet costume contest
• Downtown Franklin Rotary chili cook-off with Beer and Whiskey Garden featuring Leiper’s Fork Distillery
• Autumn Alley which will have:
o Old fashioned games
o Guess the weight of the “Great Pumpkin”
o Extreme pumpkin carving
o Photo opportunities around the square