Downtown Franklin’s 32nd annual Main Street Festival will return April 25-26,2015! The two-day weekend event will feature more than 200 artisans & crafters,outstanding entertainment, dedicated kids’ areas and an international food court.

The free street festival begins Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Fourth Avenue street dance continues until 10 p.m. Saturday night.  Activities will re-open Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.

The event is expected to attract more than 130,000 visitors to a full slate of family-oriented activities, non-stop musical entertainment and international flavors of more than 20 food 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.

Free entertainment is offered continuously on multiple stages.

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 hot dogs, smoked turkey legs, funnel cakes, kettle corn and more.




The Main Street Festival is located in Historic Downtown Franklin, Tenn., exit No. 65 from I-65, three miles west to the Public Square.

For sponsorship information, contact kdial at historicfranklin dot com.

Arts and crafts vendors may apply through  For questions or information contact revans at historicfranklin dot com.

Food vendors may download a food vendor application here.

To apply for performance opportunities at Main Street Festival, complete this online application. For entertainment-related questions, contact kdial at historicfranklin dot com.


The Main Street Festival is produced by The Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County and its division, the Downtown Franklin Association. Proceeds from the event go towards the mission of each organization, respectively: 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.For more information, see or call 615-591-8500.