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Franklin Farmers Market

Franklin Farmers Market

Every Saturday from 8 AM to 1 PM

@ The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Rd, Franklin TN 37064.

Over 100 + vendors

The Franklin Farmers Market is a true Tennessee farmers market. From produce, fruit and dairy to baked goods and meats, you’ll find delicious fresh food at the Franklin Farmers Market. And because it’s all from local farms, the variety of goods increases and changes each week through the seasons. You can taste the difference, because it all comes straight from the farm to the market, ripe and ready to enjoy. It’s Tennessee farm fresh food from real farmers, every Saturday morning at the Franklin Farmers Market. Plus, there are a select number of local crafts persons at the market too, with unique and beautiful goods for you to enjoy.


Dickens of a Christmas

Step back in time with the Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County when Dickens of a Christmas returns to Franklin’s Main Street December 12-13, 2015.

Sponsored this year by Nissan, the 31st annual free street festival will recreate the time of Charles Dickens using historic downtown Franklin’s Victorian architecture as the backdrop.  Some 200 musicians, dancers and characters will fill the streets, including several from Charles Dickens’s stories.  Expect to see and interact with the nefarious Fagin from Oliver Twist; Jacob Marley, Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim Cratchit with his parents from A Christmas Carol; and of course, a Victorian Father and Mother Christmas with treats for children.

As more attention is turned toward downtown Franklin in both the local and national press, we encourage festival goers to dress in Victorian costume and to add to the ambiance as they stroll the streets. Those dressed in Victorian costume have the chance to enter our Dickens Gift Basket Giveawaysponsored by Moe’s BBQ, The Puffy Muffin, Chick-Fil-A, The Honeysuckle, and Roxy and Taz Boutique. Enter to win this gift basket valued over $200 at The Heritage Foundation tent on the square.

This year’s event will reprise a crowd favorite from last year: it WILL snow at Dickens of a Christmas!  Come decked out in holiday style to capture that perfect family picture.

New this year will be the Lucky Scruff Wintery Whisker Revue, a competition among hirsute gentlemen for the finest facial hair.  Those taking advantage of No Shave November will want to hang on to their whiskers until the Sunday afternoon competition on the stage at the Public Square. Winners will take home fabulous prizes courtesy of Lucky Scruff, a new store at The Factory specializing in accessories for the bearded gentleman, and all entrants will receive gift cards. To enter this contest you must pre-register HERE


-Favorite Victorian-era activities will return, including sugar plums and roasted chestnuts being sold on the street. Other food vendors will offer heartier old English fare.
-A variety of musical and dance performances will take place both on the street and on the stage at City Hall.
-Horse-drawn carriage rides, a petting zoo for children, live artisan demonstrations, and more than 70 vendors offering holiday arts and crafts will line Main Street from Second to Fifth Avenues.
-Each day will conclude with a town sing of classic Christmas carols.  Saturday’s town sing will be led by Brandon Heath and Mike & Molly Grayson and will take place in front of the stage on the Public Square; Sunday’s town sing will be conducted inside the Historic Presbyterian Church at Five Points.

Dickens of a Christmas will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 12, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 13.  The event is free and open to the public; some attractions will involve a small fee.  More information and a schedule of events will be available at


Dickens of a Christmas Off site parking and shuttles will ONLY be available on Saturday, 12/12. Pick up locations include Church of the City (828 Murfreesboro Road) and Harlinsdale Farm (239 Franklin Road). The cost is $1/ each way and the shuttles will run 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Producing Dickens of a Christmas is just one of the many activities of The Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County.  Since 1967 the non-profit group has been dedicated to protecting and preserving Williamson County’s historic, architectural and geographic resources; in short, saving the places that matter.


Family Day in Harlinsdale Farms, Franklin TN

Join the City of Franklin Parks for a day of free farm fun!
Family Day is our signature event and there is so much to do:

Live Music * Hay Rides * Inflatables * Petting Zoo * Miniature Train Rides

Cane Pole Fishing * Photo Booths * Princesses * Games * Crafts * Face Painting * Pony Rides

Corn Box * Delicious Food For Sale * & More!

So Many things to See…. Check out our Live Entertainment Schedule

Franklin on the fourth

Each year on the Fourth of July, the Franklin Lions Club presents “Franklin on the Fourth” — a celebration of the freedom we have enjoyed since the signing of the Declaration of Independence!

This family-friendly event will have over 50 food & craft vendors, music on downtown Franklin’s square, and entertainment for the kids including rides, a petting zoo, and the kids parade at 5 p.m. The night will end with a spectacular fireworks show at Harlinsdale Farm!

For a full list of programs and events, go to or