Franklin’s annual Main Street Festival is this coming weekend, on the 28th and 29th of Apring and features more than 200 artisans and crafters, three stages, and two carnivals. Hours for the festival will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The event is expected to attract more than 100,000 visitors. 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 other hand made crafts.
Three food areas offer a tasty variety of everything from roast corn on the cob and stuffed baked potatoes, Polish sausage, Greek gyros, and Asian and Mexican cuisines. Southern fare includes barbeque, burgers and hotdogs, smoked turkey legs, funnel cakes, and Kettle corn.
The Main Street Festival is produced by The Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County and it division, the Downtown Franklin Association. Proceeds from the event are used to fulfill the mission of the organization, which is to protect and preserve the architectural, geographic and cultural heritage of Franklin and Williamson County and to promote the ongoing economic revitalization of downtown Franklin in the context of historic preservation.
The Main Street Festival is located in Historic Downtown Franklin, Tn, exit No. 65 from I-65, three miles west to the Public Square.