Pumpkinfest @ Downtown Franklin

Monday, October 27, 2014

Every year around the end of October, there's a festival in my hometown that happens on a delightful Fall weekend. This festival is Pumpkinfest, and people come from near an far to see what Downtown Franklin has to offer.

At Pumpkinfest, local and visitor alike can enjoy walking among craft vendors, food trucks, and tons of pumpkin-themed decorations. I always like to see the families who come with their little ones dressed in Halloween costumes. The storefronts do Trick-or-Treating for the kids, which is so much fun. Adults dress up, too, and it's fun to see entire families in costume. Everyone who dresses up are always so creative with their costumes each year.

This year's Pumpkinfest was crowded. The entirety of Main Street was closed down to make way for vendors and pedestrians, but this year was especially full.

Mom and Dad and I went this past Saturday afternoon. We walked from one end of Main Street to the other, grabbed lunch at one of our favorite Meat-n'-Three's, and walked back the way we came.

This year, there was a much greater emphasis on the food. There was a Chili Cookoff going on, as well as a wide variety of food trucks and vendors to choose from. We wished that there were more craft vendors and merchants this year, but there will be more of those at "Dickens of a Christmas" this December.

Regardless, we always have a blast at Pumpkinfest. It's a tradition we've participated in since I was little, and we'll continue to visit for years to come. :)

photo from Mom's Instagram :)

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