The fall season is generally a great time to visit Franklin, TN. It’s a time to forget the humid summer and welcome gentle breeze. So, it’s a perfect season to go to the outdoors for a hike or shopping on the streets. Also, fall is the season that prepares you for the Christmas festivities. As a result, you are likely to be in a cheerful mood before Christmas. Not forgetting that Franklin has an interesting history behind it. So, you are likely to see the history of this amazing town being celebrated in public parks, the streets, and community halls through music and food. We recommend that you try to attend some of the fall festivals if you are looking to have a taste of Franklin. For a start, here are the top 10:
1. Family Fall Carnival (September 28)
The streets of Bethlehem Loop will be jammed by families on 28th September as they’ll be heading to the Grace Center for the Family Fall Carnival. So, there’s no better place to kick-start the fall festivities than here. There’ll be so much for the kids such as face painting, carnival rides, and balloon artists. You too can have fun at the Climbing Wall. Expect to find food trucks on site serving some irresistible tacos, pies, fries, and fresh juices.
2. Graceland Church Fall Festival (September 28)
Are you looking to kick-start the fall in a spiritual mood? Then you should go to Graceland Church on 28th September for their annual fall festival. This year, expect high-lifting live gospel music from recognized artists and the local church choir.
Additionally, they promise so much fun for the kids. The little ones can have their faces painted and can enjoy fun things like hayrides, balloon animals, and bounce houses. There’ll also be food trucks on-site to serve mouthwatering hotdogs and fries.
3. Vintage Affair Grape Stomp Festival (October 5)
On 5th October, all roads in Franklin will be heading to the Franklin Pavilion for the 9th Annual Grape Stomp Festival. Hosted by Vintage Affair, the event features 5 grape-juice-extracting teams that compete against each other. The competition is fun by itself but it’s even funnier when you get to taste the wine.
There’ll also be live music, beers, and foods to enjoy at the festival. If you are a part of the winning team, you’ll be offered a team trophy and a pack of wine to take home. There’ll also be prizes for the best-dressed team. You should thus come fully pumped for a fun time.
4. Franklin Wine Festival (October 25)
The Factory at Franklin has never been busier than during the fall. On 25th October, this historic center will host the annual Franklin Wine Festival and it promises so much fun for all wine lovers. It’s a one-day event that showcases some of the finest wines you can think of. Spirits, champagnes, and beers will also be showcased at the events. So, come with your taste buds prepared for an amazing tasting experience.
5. Pumpkinfest (October 26)
Everyone in Franklin looks forward to the month of October because of the Pumpkinfest. The annual event attracts tens of thousands of local and regional attendants. It promises unlimited fun for the whole family.
Kids, in particular, can enjoy fun activities like hayrides, storytelling, and costuming events. Adults, on the other hand, will find the music amazing. We also can’t forget to mention that food will be in variety on site. So, you don’t have to cook at home.
6. Wine Down Main Street Festival (November 2)
Looking to have some fun time with colleagues or a spouse? You can unwind at the annual Wine-Down Main Street Festival that’ll go down at the Historic Square. It’s a night event that promises so much wining, dining, and other forms of fun for adults.
Over 30 shops are scheduled to play host to amazing wine varieties from different parts of the world. Registered participants will be involved in wine and food tasting. There’ll also be live music to entertain you and a great sitting area for relaxation.
7. Family Day (November 2)
Family fun has never been more exciting than spending quality time with your kids at Harlinsdale Farm. It’s a delightful setup that’s designed to celebrate family moments. There’s so much to enjoy at the park, ranging from face painting and horse demonstration to pony rides and train rides. You don’t have to carry food as there will be food vendors on site. There’s also a petting zoo that your kids will love.
8. Logo Brands VIP Shopping Event (November 14)
Are you enthusiastic about giving to charity? Then you should attend the Logo Brands VIP Shopping Event this fall at 117 Southeast Parkway. Hosted by Logo Brands, the shopping festival dedicates 100% of its ticket charges to charity. Some of the past beneficiaries include Agape North Foundation and TN Children’s Home.
You can shop for logo-branded bags, totes, blankets, team jerseys, and coolers. Once you pay for the admission fee, you are allowed to shop freely at the warehouse. They promise to slice their prices and so you are likely to enjoy enormous discounts on purchases. The bonus is that you don’t have to pay for your kids’ tickets if they are below 16 years.
9. Christmas Tree Lighting on the Square (December 6)
There’s no better way to set up your family in a Christmas mood than to light the Christmas tree together in Downtown Franklin. This year, so many sponsors are coming aboard to support this amazing event and so you should expect it to be bigger and more glamorous than ever before. The event will feature an entertaining children’s choir and free photography with Santa.
10. Franklin Kiwanis Christmas Parade (December 7)
Lastly, after lighting the Christmas tree at Downtown Franklin, you can continue your Christmas exploits with the family at Jim Warren Park for the annual Franklin Kiwanis Christmas Parade. The community-based festival is an official welcoming event for the historic Santa. As a charity organization, Kiwanis Club has purposed to change the lives of individuals and families in Franklin. So, this event also creates awareness on their charity initiative just as much as it sets you in a Christmas mood.
This fall, Franklin is an amazing place to be. Each week, there are fun-filled festivals that you can attend to have a good time. Since every event promises a unique experience, you just can’t have enough of this historic town. But as you wait for Christmas, you can start preparing for the fun by attending the above festivals.