Main Street Brewfest, the highly anticipated festival put on each year by the Downtown Franklin Association (DFA), returns Saturday, March 11 to provide beer lovers with a taste of some of the best local, national and international brews. The event, complete with live music and plenty of Irish cheer, will offer 50-plus craft beers at dozens of tasting sites from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
“We are excited to kick off spring with Brewfest once again,” said Julie Walton Garland, Brewfest chair. “The event is a fun way to encourage participants to explore all that Main Street has to offer, from the unique shops to the incredible restaurants.”
Presented by Lipman Brothers, the popular event plans to showcase the latest product and shine a spotlight on Williamson County’s microbrewery market. All proceeds will go to the continued revitalization and promotion of the Downtown Franklin historic district, which is on the National Register of Historic Places and designated by the National Trust as a Great American Main Street and a Preserve America community.
Many of the shops will extend their hours to remain open during the night event. In addition to the festivities and beer found on “America’s Favorite Main Street,” participants may also expect live music and food vendors along the avenues.
The public is welcome, however only ticket-holders will be able to participate in the beer tasting. Early bird tickets are available now until the end of the year for just $45. After Dec. 31, tickets will be $55 for general admission. Tickets can be purchased online here, via Eventbrite.
Franklin’s Main Street Brewfest is produced by the Downtown Franklin Association, a nationally certified Main Street Program of the National Trust and a division of the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County. To learn more, visit www.downtownfranklintn.com.