28th Annual Pumpkinfest in Franklin

The first thing you have to know about Halloween in Nashville is that the biggest, most family-friendly Halloween event in the area is in Franklin. Yes, I’m talking about Pumpkinfest.

The first time I went to Pumpkinfest it was completely by accident. My mom happened to be in town and we thought it would be fun to go to Franklin and we were pretty pleasantly surprised. There were great vendors, tons of people, food, costumes, music, and celebrities.

Pumpkinfest is a huge event for Downtown Franklin. It runs this Saturday from 10am to 9pm and apparently there will be over 75 arts and crafts vendors, a kids’ fun area (on 3rd ave), a stage, a Great Pumpkin (!!!), a Franklin Tomorrow Chili Cook-off, Battle of the BBQ, and a costume contest that only costs $1 to enter. There will also be Cemetery Tours presented by Franklin on Foot, but those cost $15 for adults and $5 for children.

Oh, and keep your eyes peeled for the famous people, but be cool if you see them. There’s so much else to see at Pumpkinfest.



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