This year’s event will feature more than 200 artisans and crafters, three stages, two carnivals and an international food court: the sum of whose parts sound like the recipe for fun and a full weekend of entertainment!
The Main Street Festival is presented by First Tennessee and produced by the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County and the Downtown Franklin Association. The event is expected to see in excess of 100,000 visitors who flock for the weekend of family-friendly activities, musical entertainment and international cuisine from more than 20 vendors.
Handmade work to be exhibited includes original oil and watercolor paintings, pottery, jewelry, furniture, woodworking, ornamental iron, stained glass, photography, home and garden accents, birdhouses, leatherwork, and much more.
In addition to a juried arts and crafts show with more than 200 entries, the festival offers a special area of children’s activities on Third Avenue South between City Hall and the Old Courthouse.
Three different food areas will offer a wide range of options ranging from roast corn on the cob and stuffed baked potatoes to Polish sausage to Asian and Mexican cuisines. Southern fare expected to be served including barbeque, burgers and hot dogs, smoked turkey legs, funnel cakes, kettle corn and more.