Blue & Gray Days in Franklin
November 8-9, 2013 – Blue & Gray Days
The Battle of Franklin Trust and SunTrust Bank are proud to present Blue and Gray Days!
Blue & Gray Days draws over 500 school children and hundreds of adult spectators every year. Hosted by both The Carter House and Carnton Plantation, guests will meet Civil War re-enactors and get hands-on experience with clothes, trades, and weapons of the past. This living history experience is the perfect field trip and great for families. For additional details or to make field trip reservations,
Updates on Trick or Treatin in Franklin, TN due to Weather!
- Downtown Franklin, Hincheyville neighborhoods trick-or-treating moved to Friday, Nov. 1
- Cool Springs Mall: Trick-or-treating from 5-7 p.m.
Use links below for updates……..
30th Annual Pumpkinfest Fills Franklin’s Main Street Saturday, Oct. 26
FRANKLIN, Tenn.—Historic Downtown Franklin hosts one of the community’s favorite street festivals Saturday, Oct. 26, with the 30th annual Pumpkinfest from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on five blocks of Main Street. See maps, a hourly entertainment schedule and festivities here.
Presented by Bank of America, Pumpkinfest includes stages at Five Points and the Public Square, costume contests, continous entertainment on two stages, a chili cook-off, arts and crafts and some new fall activities this year.
“Pumpkinfest is a great day to enjoy Main Street,” said Downtown Franklin Association President Bob Roethemeyer, who owns the shop Avec Moi on Main Street. “This year, downtown merchants are adding a scarecrow contest to add to the fun. You’ll see the scarecrows up around downtown Franklin in advance of the event and the public will have a chance to vote on their favorites. Fall is really a great time to enjoy America’s favorite Main Street.”
Other activities of Pumpkinfest include: • More than 75 arts and crafts booths will feature handcrafted fall and holiday items. Booths will be set up and open from the Public Square and East Main Street to First Avenue from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. • Children’s activities will include pumpkin painting, free games with small prizes offered by several local non-profits, inflatables, pony rides and a petting zoo, games and more.
• Two stages will offer continuous entertainment from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• The Franklin Tomorrow Chili Cook-off will feature 14 teams competing in the 11th annual contest. A $10 ticket includes 12 samples from local teams. The tent is at Third Avenue South, between City Hall and the Courthouse, and they’ll be serving from 11 a.m. to about 3 p.m. or as long as the chili lasts.
• Children, adults and even pets can compete in five categories during the annual costume contest on the Public Square. The categories are: pets; children, ages 0-2; 3-5; 6-11 and 12+. The entry fee is $2, and sign-up is next to the stage in front of City Hall, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is a maximum of 50 contestants in each category. Contestants must be entered and present at the stage on the Public Square by 3 p.m. to participate. Competition starts at 3 p.m. and concludes by 4 p.m.
• For some spooky fun, tours of downtown Franklin’s two historic cemeteries on North Margin Street (two blocks from Main Street) will be offered from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday evening. In “Grave Matters: Stories Behind the Stones,” costumed actors relay fascinating stories of the cemeteries’ inhabitants. Tickets are $15 for ages 14 and up, and $5 for ages 7 to 13. Tickets may be purchased at www.franklinonfoot.com, at the Heritage Foundation office at 134 Second Avenue North or at the gate the night of the event.
Here’s the stage line-up for the 30th annual Pumpkinfest:
City Hall Stage
9:50 a.m. Opening Ceremony
10:00 a.m. Southern Academy of Irish Dance
11:00 a.m. Tennessee Dance Arts Conservatory
Noon Franklin School of Performing Arts
1:00p.m. Prima Performance
2:30 p.m. Tommy Jackson’s “Rocky Top Revue”
2:00 p.m. Ann Carroll School of Dance & Columbia State
3:00 p.m. Costume Contest
4:00 p.m. Tommy Jackson “Rocky Top Revue”
5:15 p.m. Nashville’s Country Swing Allstar’s
6 p.m. Festival concludes
5 Points Stage
10 :00 a.m. Dixie Strutters
11:20 a.m. Johnny Campbell & The Bluegrass Drifters
12:30p.m. Fiddle Frenzy
1:20p.m. 2 Country 4 Nashville
2:30p.m. Annabelle’s Curse
3:45p.m. John England & the Western Swingers
5:00p.m. Diamond Hitch
Now in its 30th year, the annual fall event is produced by the Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County and its division, the Downtown Franklin Association. Pumpkinfest is presented by Bank of America, the City of Franklin, Williamson Medical Center, Vanderbilt, Fox 17, Williamson A.M./The Tennessean, and Clear Channel Radio.
Gentry’s Farm Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze
Pumpkins and fun at the farm!
Open Weekends, September 28 -
October 28, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. No reservation needed. Last admission is 4:15.
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. No reservation needed. Last admission is 4:15.
Also, now open Mondays in October; 7th to 28th
9:00 – Noon. No reservation needed. Last admission on Mondays at 11:15.
$7 per person (Ages 2 – 65) Sorry, no discounts or group rates.
- Four acre cornfield maze
- Nature trail
- Grain trough barn, hands-on barn
- Tire swings
- Log cabin
- Chickens, goats, cows and more!
- Great outing for young families
- Allow 15-20 minutes for corn maze
Allen and Cindy Gentry
1974 New Highway Ninety Six West
Franklin, TN 37064
September 26, 2013
Tailgating – Cooking Demo – McConnel House
|Start:||September 26, 2013 6:00 pm|
|End:||September 26, 2013 8:30 pm|
108 Bridge Street, Franklin, TN, 37064,United States
|Cost:||$$60 or $75|
Click here to make your reservation.
- Cajun Bloody Mary
- Pre Game Punch
- Pork Bellied Poppers
- Warm Artichoke Pancetta Dip
- Deviled Eggs topped with Shaved Ham
- Pasta Salad with Roasted Corn and Poblanos
- Peanut Butter and Grasshopper Brownies
24TH Annual Franklin Jazz Festival
Labor Day Weekend, August 31st & September 1st, 2013
The Factory at Franklin, Franklin, TN
A portion of all profits benefiting the WCCAC
The 2013 Franklin Jazz Festival produced by TN Events is celebrating its twenty fourth year. The festival has the distinction of being not only one of the longest running, but also one of the top jazz festivals in the Southeast.
Its purposes are to showcase high quality musical entertainment, raise money for the WCCAC as well as acquaint the public with the restored factory shopping area. The “Factory at Franklin” is a vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment complex located in Franklin, Tennessee and a member of the National Register of Historic Places. This facility has something for everyone! Shop at the boutiques, search for antiques, browse the art galleries and eat at one of the restaurants. The ”Factory at Franklin” is quickly becoming one of Williamson County’s top event venues. This year’s festival has thirteen different groups, with the headliner on Saturday night being Larry Carlton! Also, the other fortunate event for the Franklin Jazz Festival is the rescheduling of the rained out 4th of July fireworks which will take place across the street from the festival on Saturday evening just before Larry’s show. The festival will take a break from live music so festival goers can go outside to view the fireworks. The Franklin Jazz Festival main stage will be located in Liberty Hall, with art displayed and sold by this year’s nonprofit beneficiary, the Williamson County Cultural Arts Commission, in the adjoining Heritage room. They will also be displaying art in several other locations throughout the festival. New this year, Jamison Hall will be free and open to the public with community jazz & blues groups along with different craft vendor and sponsor booths.
In addition to providing Jazz, Blues & Brews the jazz festival helps to raise awareness and money for the non-profit organization, the Williamson County Cultural Arts Commission. The WCCAC exists to promote, encourage, educate, and advocate the cultural arts in Williamson County Tennessee. Their mission is to promote development, accessibility, and excellence of cultural arts in Williamson County.
Harvest Party 2013
Arrington Vineyards will be hosting a very special day of wine, music, hot air balloons and more on Saturday, August 17th.
Our very own KIX BROOKS will be performing on the vineyard hillside starting at 6pm! Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, sponsored in part by WarpSpeed.
Hot Air Balloons are scheduled to launch at 6:30 pm for everyone to watch.
Art Four Sale will performing from 1pm – 5pm in AV’s courtyard tent.
Simply Living Life Will Have A Selection Of Á La Carte Foods Available For Purchase
This is a free event with opportunities to make purchases and donations to the children’s hospital throughout the day. Items Include: Special Red & White Harvest Blended Wines with Commemorative Labels, 2013 Harvest Party T-Shirts, 2013 Harvest Party Hatch Show Prints
Important Things To Know:
- Gates are open from 11am to 9pm.
- You must be 21 years of age to purchase, drink, or taste wine. Valid proof of age is required for all guests.
- Simply Living Life will be on-site selling á la carte gourmet food items from 11am to 8pm.
- We are handicap accessible
- Golf carts will be available for anyone needing assistance.
- Seating for the concert is on a first come, first served basis.
- Wine tastings are on a first come, first served basis. (We expect a large crowd and tastings are not guaranteed.)
- Wine tastings will stop before Kix goes on stage.
- We recommend you come early as parking is limited.
- Limo and shuttle drop off will only be at Arrington Vineyards’ main entrance gate.
- Food coolers and non-alcoholic drinks are permitted.
- Arrington Vineyards wines only, all other alcoholic drinks are prohibited.
- Children are welcome but must be with an adult at all times.
The following items are prohibited:
- Tents of any kind.
- Umbrellas can be brought but cannot be up during the show.
- Sporting equipment
- Animals (Only service animals are permitted.)
- Musical instruments
- Any alcoholic beverages aside from Arrington Vineyards’ wines.
Simply Living Life Will Have A Selection Of Á La Carte Foods Available For Purchase.
Their á la carte menu includes:
- Peppered Pork Loin Sandwiches
- Smoked Turkey Legs
- Caprese Sandwiches
- Chicken Salad
- Crackers, Salami, Cheese Patters
- Stuffed Olives
- Pasta Primavera
- Orzo Salad
- Desserts: Espresso Brownies, Banana Pudding, Fried Pies, Fresh Fruit, Gluten Free Brownies.
- And MUCH More!
Williamson County Fair August 2nd through August 10th
Celebrate the 2013 Williamson County Fair August 2nd-10th at the Williamson County Ag Expo Park in Franklin, Tennessee.
In addition to the air conditioned building packed full of vendor booths, food and free entertainment, this year’s fairgrounds will feature “misting fans” located throughout the midway. You can get a quick, cool “mist” between rides, outdoor shows and as you stroll the midways!
Don’t forget to visit our concessionaires, who will be offering the following cool drinks and treats:
- Ice-cold bottled waters
- Homemade iced tea
- Freshly squeezed lemonade
- Cold sodas
- Tropical fruit smoothies
- All natural homemade popsicles – pecan, blueberry, lime basil, coconut and more
Other yummy food items include:
- Chocolate dipped bananas, cheesecake, and keylime pies
- Catfish plates, fingers and more
- Greek specialties – gyros and pitas
- World’s largest turkey legs
- Jerk chicken with stuffed grape leaves
- Fried macaroni and cheese, fried green tomatoes, and fried dill pickles
- Roasted corn
- Chicken salad plates
- White beans and homemade cornbread
Fair Dates and Hours
August 2-10, 2013
The 2013 Williamson County Fair will be held August 2 through 10 at the Williamson County Ag EXPO Park.
Monday – Thursday
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
(Midway closes at 11:00 p.m.)
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
(Midway closes at 12:00 midnight)
10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
(Midway closes at 12:00 midnight)
12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m.
(Midway closes at 11:00 p.m.)
Williamson County Fair Info Ticket Info:
Adults – $6
Ages 6-12 — $3
Under age 6 — FREE
Daily Admission Specials
*Fri, Aug 2– Regular Price
*Sat, Aug 3 – Government Employee Day presented by Cigna – Government employees get in “FREE” with a special Government Employee ticket obtained from their employer.
*Sun, Aug 4 – Senior Day presented by Health Spring - FREE admission for Seniors 55 and older all day.
*Mon, Aug 5 thru Thurs, Aug 8 – “Buy One Get One Free” with coupon from brochure (brochures available at County Rec Centers, Libraries, and the County Mayor’s Office) or click here to download and print.
*Mon, Aug 5 – “Pay it Forward” Monday – benefitting GraceWorks - Bring 2 canned goods per person, ages 6 and up, Get in FREE! Click here for the GraceWorks Food Pantry “critical needs” list.
*Tues, Aug 6 - h.h. gregg Night at the Fair - Visit a participating h.h. gregg store beginning July 14th for a FREE ticket to the fair. Good only onTuesday, August 6th. No purchase necessary, while supplies last. Click here for participating stores.
*Thurs, Aug 8 – Back to School Special – FREE admission to anyone wearing Elementary, Middle, High School or College Spirit Wear (can be any school – adult or student; professional sports team are not included).
*Fri, Aug 9 – Regular Price
*Sat, Aug 10 – Patriot Day – ALL active and retired military individuals admitted free with military ID.
Discounted Offsite Ticket Outlets
Click here to see all discounted off-site ticket outlets.
Purchase discounted tickets at one of the Tractor Supply or Daily’s Convenience Stores listed, and save $1.00 per ticket. Discounted tickets will be available at these locationsbeginning July 8th and will be available through the end of the fair.
Franklin Community Fireworks Display
239 Franklin Road
Franklin, Tennessee 37064
The Park at Harlinsdale Farm will open at 6 p.m. on July 4th to provide a special viewing place for the Fourth of July fireworks show, sponsored by WAKM and the City of Franklin. People are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets to view the show. The fireworks are expected to begin at approximately 9:00 p.m.
In order to prepare for the large number of visitors to the fireworks viewing, the entire Park at Harlinsdale Farm, including the K-9 Korral Dog Park, will be closed to patrons from Sunday (July 3rd) at dusk to Monday (July 4th) at 6 p.m. Visitors will be able to enter from either entrance to the Park and City staff will be present to assist with parking. Port-a-potties will be available at the Park.
No alcohol is allowed in City Parks. Fireworks and sparklers are illegal within Franklin City limits and are strictly prohibited in City Parks.
For information on the Fireworks, tune in to WAKM AM-950 or call the Parks Department Event hotline at 615-550-6947.
2013 HERITAGE FOUNDATION’S 38th ANNUAL TOWN & COUNTRY TOUR OF HOMES
The Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County will host its 38th annual Town & Country Tour of Homes on Saturday, June 1 from Noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 2 from noon to 5 p.m. Downtown Franklin resident Marti Veto has been named chair of the event!
The Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County presents the 38th Annual Town & Country Tour of Homes June 1-2, 2013, featuring nine historic homes and other sites in Downtown Franklin, Leiper’s Fork and scenic Highway 96 West. Highlights include the Gentry Farm homes. Pre-paid tickets purchased after Wednesday, May 29, will be available at “will call” at each of the nine sites on the tour:
Gentry Farm, 1970 New Highway 96W
Westhaven – 618 Wild Elm St., 1203 State Blvd, or 620 Stonewater Blvd.
Leiper’s Fork Inn, 6254 Old Hillsboro Rd
Outdoor Classic Structures, 203 2nd Ave. S.
Reynold’s Bungalow, 508 S. Margin St.
Ty’s House, 608 Mt. Hope St.
The tour will showcase nine homes in an effort to underscore the importance of historic preservation. This year’s tour includes properties from the 19th and early 20th centuries, as well as modern interpretations of Federal, Victorian and French Country-style homes in a newer neighborhood.
The Tour includes the ca. 1849 Pleasant View Farm—better known locally as Gentry Farm—in the countryside on Highway 96 West. Both the 1869 home place and an early 1800s log cabin on the farm will be open to the public. Across the street in the Westhaven neighborhood, three contemporary homes that nod to local history will be part of the tour. Also participating is the early 1900s Leiper’s Fork Inn on Old Hillsboro Road; a ca. 1910 Southern Colonial Revival home and garden on 2nd Avenue South and the Historic Reynolds Bungalow, built in 1915, on South Margin Street in downtown Franklin; and Ty’s House, the recently renovated ca. 1905 Second Empire-style home on Mt. Hope Street that now serves as the headquarters of the Hard Bargain Association.
Home Tour tickets are $30 each before the tour and $35 on the days of the tour. Tickets may be purchased at any of the sites during the tour. Click here for ticket info.
Movies by Moonlight
Outdoor movies Friday nights in May.
Free outdoor movies Fridays this May in Nolensville, TN.
Bring your camping chairs, blankets and picnics.
Grounds open at 6pm and movies start at dusk.
Concessions will be available for purchase.
FREE TICKETS can be picked up at (TBD)
May 10th – The Wizard of Oz (1939, Rated G)
May 17th – Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982, Rated PG)
May 24th – Charade (1963, Not Rated)
May 31st – Monsters, Inc. (2001, Rated G)
|Location||7198 Nolensville Road, Nolensville, Tennessee 37135|
Memorial Day Service
Franklin, Tennessee 37064
For more information call 615-790-5623.
A Memorial Day Program will be held on Monday, May 30, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Williamson County Veterans Memorial Park, located at the Five Points intersection in Franklin across from the Post Office. County Mayor Rogers Anderson and City of Franklin Mayor Dr. Ken Moore will each speak. Limited seating will be available.
Welcome to the Tennessee Renaissance Festival !
Travel back to 16th Century England. Our Village of Covington Glen comes alive with the bustle of a Renaissance Marketplace. Over 60 skilled Artisians from all over the country display their wares from silks to swords; from gems to jewels. Flavors, aromas and tastes of specialty foods and drinks greet the festival-goer. Hear the sounds of Renaissance musicians and merrymakers as they echo through the trees. Color, movement, and peals of laughter welcome those who thrill to the challenges of Games of Skill and Man-Powered Rides. Come join us at the Tennessee Renaissance Festival!
2013 Running Dates
May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, plus Memorial Day May 27th!
Hours: 10am – 6:00pm
Free parking, and free admission for children 5 and under!
Located off Highway 96 between the towns of Franklin and Murfreesboro, the Tennessee Renaissance Festival is easily accessible from I-24, I-65, and I-840, just 25 miles south of Nashville. The festival address is 2124 New Castle Road, Arrington, TN, 37014
For additional help, we’ve provided a map with directions to the faire.
Tennessee Renaissance Festival
P.O. Box 309
Arrington, Tennessee, 37014
Phone: (615) 395-9950
Uncle Bud’s Catfish Shack – Cool Springs!
We have Fried Chicken, Whole Cat, Catfish, Gator, Frog legs, Shrimp, and a few other things that will make your mouth water ….
Uncle Bud’s is Family Friendly!
We are ”Family Friendly” so bring the kids!
• We have special menus and special prices for all
kids 12 and under
Uncle Bud’s Catfish Shack
401b Cool Springs Blvd, Suite 220
Franklin, Tn. 37064
(615) 465 – 6463 (View Menu)
900 Grammer Lane
Smyrna, TN. 37167
Shoppes At Movie Row
We’re Gonna’ Keep On Growing So keep on Watchin’ For Information About the Next New Location!!
401b Cool Springs Blvd, Suite 220, Franklin, Tn.
Franklin Rodeo – May 16th-18th
Tickets For the 2013 Franklin Rodeo
ON SALE NOW!!!
ADULTS: $10 – $17
CHILDREN: $5 – $10
Ticket Sales: 877.987.6487
Questions about events or orders?
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 877.4.FLY.TIX (435.9849)
Online Support: Help Desk
Customer Service Hours
Monday – Saturday: 7AM – 6PM PST
Sunday: 10AM – 6PM PST
You may also purchase tickets
at the gate while they last.
Williamson County Ag Expo Center
42156 Long Lane
Franklin, TN 37064
Franklin Main Street Festival
set for April 27-28, 2013
Franklin, TN – Downtown Franklin’s 29th annual Main Street Festival is April 27-28, 2013, featuring more than 200 artisans & crafters, three stages, two carnivals and an international food court to round out a full weekend of entertainment.
Hours for the free street festival are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, with the Fourth Avenue Street Dance continuing until 10 p.m., and all activities re-opening noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Presented by First Tennessee and produced by the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County and the Downtown Franklin Association, the weekend event is expected to attract more than 100,000 visitors to a full slate of family-oriented activities, non-stop musical entertainment and international flavors of more than 20 food vendors.
Handmade work to be exhibited includes original oil and watercolor paintings, pottery, jewelry, furniture, woodworking, ornamental iron, stained glass, photography, home and garden accents, birdhouses, leatherwork, and much more.
In addition to a juried arts and crafts show with more than 200 entries, the festival offers a special area of children’s activities on Third Avenue South between City Hall and the Old Courthouse.
Free entertainment is offered continuously on three stages—the First Tennessee Stage on the Public Square, the Heritage Stage on Fourth Avenue North and the Beer/Wine Garden Stage on Fourth Avenue South.
Three food areas offer a tasty variety of everything from roast corn on the cob and stuffed baked potatoes, Polish sausage, Greek gyros, and Asian and Mexican cuisines. Southern fare includes barbeque, burgers and hotdogs, smoked turkey legs, funnel cakes, kettle corn and more.
There will also be a full-scale, traditional carnival at the silo property on 1st Avenue South, just a block from Main Street. The carnival opens earlier than the festival on Thursday and goes through Sunday.
Carnival hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 25-28, 2013. Thursday nights and all day Sunday are “wristband” days at the carnival, during which a $20 wristband offers unlimited access to the rides.
A complete entertainment schedule will be posted here April 15.
In addition to presenting sponsor First Tennessee, the Franklin Main Street Festival is sponsored by Mars Petcare, Pedigree, Vanderbilt, Williamson Medical Center, Publix Super Markets, Johnsonville Sausage, The Grove, Wyndham Resorts, The Tennessean/Williamson A.M., Fox 17, Clear Channel Radio, The City of Franklin, Schroeder Chiropractic, and more.
The Main Street Festival is produced by The Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County and it division, the Downtown Franklin Association. Proceeds from the event are used to fulfill the mission of the organization, which is to protect and preserve the architectural, geographic and cultural heritage of Franklin and Williamson County and to promote the ongoing economic revitalization of downtown Franklin in the context of historic preservation.
The Main Street Festival is located in Historic Downtown Franklin, Tenn., exit No. 65 from I-65, three miles west to the Public Square.
For sponsorship information, contact [email protected]
For arts/crafts booths, please see our online event info at www.zapplication.org
For food vendor or arts/crafts vendor info, contact [email protected]
School and community groups that would like to perform, contact [email protected]
Professional bands, please apply through www.tneventinfo.com
For more information, see www.historicfranklin.com or call 615-591-8500.
Repticon Nashville @ The Factory in Franklin
This event doesn’t come around very often! Taking place at The Factory in Franklin, REPTICON Nashville! ”Sharing Reptiles with the World!”
March 23 & 24, 2013 - The Factory at Franklin
About the Repticon Nashville Show:
The summer of 2012 in August, Repticon made its true Tennessee debut with Repticon Nashville! Repticon proudly brought a show to Franklin, just south of Nashville and in the heart of Tennessee, a state with few other shows. Hosted in the historic Factory at Franklin Entertainment Complex in the Jameson Hall, this new show featured the weekend of reptile excitement that central Tennessee enthusiasts had been waiting for, with well over 100 tables of top-quality reptiles, amphibians, exotic pets and pet products, hourly seminars and presentations, door prizes sponsored by Exo Terra, and much more! Get ready Nashville, as Repticon will return!
|Location:||The Factory at Franklin – Jameson Hall|
|230 Franklin Rd.
Franklin, TN 37064
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|Hours:||Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm (VIP Entry at 9:00 am)|
|Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm (No VIP Early Entry)|
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Thank you for visiting the Repticon FAQ page. The first question we get is “What does FAQ stand for?” Frequently Asked Questions…. If the answer to your question isn’t on the page please shoot us an email at[email protected] or visit our contacts page.
Q. Are there any restrictions on the products or animals that can be sold at Repticon?
A. All animals must be healthy and legal to sell within the state. Vendors who intentionally and repeatedly offer illegal or unhealthy animals for sale may be banned from future shows.
Q. What is something is stolen from my table?
A. Each exhibitor is expected to appropriately display their materials and staff their tables in order to prohibit shoplifting or theft. Repticon is not responsible for any theft before, during, or after each event. If you see something that doesn’t look right please tell us ASAP…DO NOT WAIT TILL THE END OF THE SHOW!
Q. How do I book tables at the show? Do I have to pre-pay?
A. To book tables at a Repticon show, either utilize the online booking form here, or contact the Vendor Coordinator for the state in which the show is held, listed here. Although pre-payment is appreciated, vendors in good standing who have vended at prior Repticon expos are not require to pre-pay for tables.
Vendors who have never vended at a Repticon expo must submit a $50 deposit upon booking to secure tables. This $50 deposit is credited towards the total payment due at the show. (For example, a first-time vendor booking one table must submit $50 upon booking, with a balance due of $45 at the show.)
Q. Do I need a banner and fancy neon sign?
A. Neon sign no, but =ach exhibitor is expected to create a professional, attractive display area in their space. It is now mandatory that Vendors must have a tablecloth to cover all their tables. If necessary, Repticon will provide them at $3 per table.
Q. Can I let guests hold the animals?
A. Exhibitors who choose to remove non-venomous animals from their enclosures or allow guests to handle their animals are responsible for maintaining control of the animals at all time. Each exhibitor is exclusively liable for any damage to property or personal injury resulting from handling of their live animals on the host facility premises.
Q. An animal escaped…it was my mom’s favorite! What do I do?
A. Each exhibitor is responsible for ensuring that no animals leave their exhibit area unless under the control of an employee or customer. Each vendor is responsible for recapturing any escaped animals without unreasonable disruption to other exhibitors or guests. Any escaped animals must be immediately reported to Repticon. Any lost animals that are found after event hours or after the event closes become the property of Repticon, with no obligation for return to the original owner.
Q. Are there restrictions about Wild-Caught Animals?
A. There is no restriction regarding the sale of legal, wild-caught animals. Exhibitors are not required to display any particular signage, but are required to disclose any pertinent information to interested guests, including whether a particular animal is wild-caught or captive bred.
Q. Can I bring beer or funny drugs to the show?
A. No Alcoholic beverages or Illegal Drugs are allowed in any Repticon Show and WE WILL ASK YOU TO LEAVE.
Q. Can I hold an animal at the show?
A. Each exhibitor is different so please ask before touching and always use hand sanitizer!
Q. Can I bring my personal animals to Repticon?
A. Guests can bring up to two animals inside the event. We feel strongly that this interaction will provide guests with an additional opportunity to engage in discussion with exhibitors and will generate excitement among event attendees. Animals brought by guests to the event must be in good health and under their control at all times. Any guests who violate that policy will be asked to leave the show.
Q. Can I sell my personal animals at the show?
A. Guests may not bring animals into the event for the purpose of selling them at the event, as only show vendors with appropriate permits may sell animals. Any guests who violate that policy will be asked to leave the show.
Q. Can I bring a venomous animal to a show?
A. Even though we have “Hot” Shows, Hots are never allowed to be brought in to our shows. We have very strict protocols that we follow and want to guarantee the safety of all our guests and exhibitors.
Q. How much are tickets?
A. You can purchase tickets HERE.
Q. You give away FREE animals on FaceBook! How do I win?
A. To learn more about our photo contests click HERE.
Q. I think an animal is sick or has mites…what do I do?
A. First, talk to the vendor. If you need more assistance you can always talk to one of the Repticon staff at the Info Booth.
Q. Please tell me, just one more time, what are the show hours?
A. Show hours are: Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm (VIP Entry at 9:00 am) and Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm (No VIP Early Entry)
Franklin Main Street Brew Fest
Downtown Franklin Association (DFA) is hosting their annual Main Street Brew Fest on Saturday, March 16. The event will feature 60-plus craft beers at 31 tasting sites, along with Celtic performers and plenty of Irish cheer!
All proceeds from the event go to the continued revitalization and promotion of Historic Downtown Franklin.
Franklin’s Main Street Brew Fest 2013
TICKETS FOR THE MAIN STREET BREW FEST ARE ON SALE NOW! CLICK HERE TO BUY!
Each year for the last decade, the Downtown Franklin Association (DFA) has provided beer lovers a taste of some of the best local, national and international brews during its annual Main Street Brew Fest. On Saturday, March 16, the non-profit organization that helped spearhead the revitalization of Franklin’s historic downtown core will once again offer 60-plus craft beers at 31 tasting sites from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., along with Celtic performers and plenty of Irish cheer!
Presented by R.S. Lipman Company and Lipman Brothers, the popular event plans to showcase the latest product and shine a spotlight on Williamson County’s microbrewery market—including Cool Springs Brewery, Jubilee, Mayday Brewery, and Turtle Anarchy Brewing Company.
The Brew Fest is an opportunity for beer lovers to taste some of the latest local, national and international additions to an exploding micro-brewery market while exploring Downtown Franklin’s historic retail district. The event has sold out in advance the past three years.
Franklin’s Main Street Brew Fest 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. Proceeds from the event go to the continued revitalization and promotion of Historic Downtown Franklin.
Scroll to the bottom of this page to see the specific brews and tasting sites.
Tickets are $40 in advance, and available here. Tickets are $45 at the door, but the event has sold out in advance each year.
Check-in at the intersection of 4th & Main begins as early as 5 p.m. Tasting starts promptly at 6 p.m. and will continue until 9 p.m. You must have a ticket to participate in the beer tasting, but not to enjoy the festivities! Main Street will be open to all pedestrian traffic, and the restaurants and many shops will be open for business.
All you need to check in is your purchase receipt and a photo ID. Obviously, IDs will be checked at the gate to ensure all participants are 21 and older.
Attendees are encouraged to arrange safe rides to and from the Brew Fest. The Franklin Transit Authority is offering round-trip transportation to and from locations inside Franklin city limits for $6 per person. To confirm a ride, call (615) 628-0263 or email [email protected]
Make sure your lodging is within the limits of Franklin to take advantage of trolley service! Aloft Hotel, Embassy Suites, Drury Hotel, Franklin Marriott, Hyatt Place and Ramada Inn are among the Franklin hotels. There is no hotel is walking distance to the event (yet). To find a hotel, go to www.visitfranklin.com.
Tasting Sites & Brews
- Visitors’ Center (Fourth Avenue North) — Estrella Damm Lager and Irish Stout
- 55 South (400 block Main Street) — Blue Pants: Amber Waders of Grain, (HG) pinstripe Stout, and (HG) Tuxedo Black IPA
- Avec Moi (418 block Street) — Victory (HG) Hop Wallop and Festbier or Whirlwind Witbier
- Bink’s Outfitters (400 block Main Street) – Sierra Navada Stout, Pale Ale and Kellerveis
- Capital Bank (Public Square) – Oskar Blues (HG) Old Chub, Mama’s Little Yella Pils and (HG) Dale’s Pale Ale
- Cool Springs Brewery (Main Street tent) – Pecker Wrecker IPA, Fatback Amber Ale, Black SenSaison, Early Riser Expresso Stout and Wheat Dream
- Creative Find-n-Design (300 block Main Street) – Erie Brewing: (HG) Misery Bay IPA and Presque Isle Pilsner
- Dion’s South (400 block Main Street) – Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro and Stranger Pale Ale
- Early’s Honey Stand (East Main Street) — Moylan’s Tipperary Pale Ale and (HG) Kilt Lifter
- Ecco Salon (Fourth Avenue North) – Murphy’s Red and Stout
- Franklin Mercantile (Fourth Avenue North) – JW Dundee: Irish Red and Honey Brown Lager
- Franklin Theatre (400 block Main Street) – Mayday: Evil Octopus and Velvet Hustle
- Good Findings (400 block Main Street) – Smaltz (HG) Bit Lenny’s Ripa and Genesis Ale
- GRAY’s on Main (300 block Main Street) — Yazoo: Onward Stout, Gerst, Sly Rye and Dos Perros
- Heirloom Shop (400 block Main Street) — Napa Smith (HG) Organic IPA and (HG) Hopageddon IPA
- HeyDay (300 block Main Street) — Rogue Yellow Snow IPA and Dry Hop Red
- J.J.’s Wine Bar (East Main Street) — Ass Kisser HG Porter and Tight Hefe
- JONDIE (400 block Main Street) — Atwater Vanilla Java and TBA
- McCreary’s Irish Pub (400 block Main Street) — Mayday: Angry Red Head and Boro Blonde
- Mellow Mushroom (300 block Main Street) — Turtle Anarchy: Another Way to Rye, Portly Sout and Aurumglass
- Merridee’s Breadbasket (Fourth Avenue South) — Well’s Banana Bread, Sir Perry Pear Cider and Ace Perry Cider
- Papa Boudreaux’s (300 block Main Street) – Abita: Strawberry Harvest Lager and Spring IPA
- Heart & Hands/Patchwork (300 block Main Street) – Lakefront New Grist [gluten free] & New Planet [gluten free] Ale
- Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant (Fourth Avenue South) – Hap & Harry’s Tennessee Lager
- Red Pony Restaurant (400 block Main Street) – Jubilee: Randy’s IPA
- Redo Home & Design (Public Square) – North Coast (HG) Pranqster and Scrimshaw Pilsner
- Serendipity Spa & Cosmetics (400 block Main Street) – Spring Cider and Private Reserve Pink Cider
- The Shop Around the Corner (Third Avenue North) – Alltech KY Ale: Kentucky Ale and Kentucky (HG) Bourbon Barrel Ale
- Walton’s Antique Jewelry (400 block Main Street) – Stone Levitation Ale and Stone Pale Ale
- Yacoubian Jewelers (Third Avenue South) — (HG) Hopsecutioner and Rye Pale Ale
TICKETS FOR THE MAIN STREET BREW FEST ARE ON SALE NOW! CLICK HERE TO BUY!
Taste of Williamson
For one night only, the area’s best chefs unite to raise money for United Way of Williamson County and its partner agencies.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center presents Taste of Williamson at CoolSprings Galleria featuring samples of favorite creations from restaurants, caterers and hotels. Ticket holders will meet chefs, sip their favorite beverage, taste foods and enjoy musical entertainment as they stroll from station to station.
This event is proudly brought to you by the Williamson County Chamber of Commerce and CoolSprings Galleria.
Proceeds from this event support programs that are creating opportunities for a better life for all in Williamson County. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable and when people have good health.
For additional information, please contact United Way of Williamson County at 615/771-2312.
Taste of Williamson
Sunday, March 10, 2013
1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin
Added bonus this year!
Taste & Taste Again!
Receive 10% off when you present your ticket at any Taste & Taste Again! participating restaurant or caterer.
Franklin Glassblowing Studio – Class
CLASSES and Studio located near Downtown Franklin
Our introductory classes in glassblowing address basic skills to work with glass. Students will also learn how to make paperweights, ornaments and cylinders (cups). The classes include materials (students may want additional colors), instruction and time to return for grinding/engraving the works they have made.
Choose Between Two Options (get the discount coupon here)
- $59 for an ornament, flower, or paperweight glass-blowing workshop for one (up to a $125 value)
- $109 for an ornament, flower, or paperweight glass-blowing workshop for two (up to a $250 value
Each 30- to 45-minute class introduces participants to the basic skills of glass blowing as they create personalized works of art. All materials and instruction are included, and students can return to the studio to grind or engrave their pieces.
1143 Columbia Avenue, Suite A10
Franklin, Tennessee 37064
Little Shop of Horrors – Pull Tight Theatre
BOOK AND LYRICS BY HOWARD ASHMAN, MUSIC BY ALAN MENKEN
DIRECTED BY PAT STREET
MARCH 22-23, APRIL 4-7, 11-14, 19-20
Seymour, a down-and-out Skid Row floral assistant, becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Seymour’s excitement at his newfound fame soon turns to horror as the plant grows into a demanding, ill-tempered carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite.
112 2nd Avenue South
Franklin, TN 37064
Free parking is available in the 2nd Avenue parking garage next to the theatre.
Take the Highway 96 Franklin exit going west toward downtown Franklin.
Go about 3 miles.
Turn right onto Church Street (traffic light at intersection).
Go one block and turn left onto 2nd Avenue.
The theatre is immediately on your left.
From Brentwood on Franklin Road:
Follow Franklin Road into downtown Franklin where it turns into Main Street.
Turn left onto 2nd Avenue.
The theatre is one block down and on your right.
150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF THOMPSON’S STATION
March 09, 2013
Address: 4683 Columbia Pike, Thompson’s Station TN 37179
Location: Homestead Manor
Phone: (615) 794-4333
Description: The city of Thompson’s Station will be commemorating the Battle of Thompson’s Station on the 150th Anniversary at the historic Homestead Manor. The event will include living walking history, cannon fire demonstrations, a cavalry show, an evening dance and more. (visitwilliamson.com)
Granite City Food and Brewery – Franklin
Granite City is now open in Franklin, TN! Right next to Drury Plaze on McEwen…….
The new restaurant & brewery is located at 1864 W. McEwen Drive in Franklin. Granite City Food & Brewery announced the opening of its first location in Franklin, Tennessee, marking the 28th location overall in 13 states.
The new Franklin Granite City Food & Brewery offers guests an exceptional dining experience, complete with an on-site micro-brewery, crafting five awarding winning beer varieties. From the beer to the food, everything on the Granite City menu is fresh. Each item on the menu is carefully prepared on site—each day, from scratch. This passion for creating and serving the best food and beer makes even the classic recipes explode with flavor. The sophisticated yet unpretentious restaurant, proprietary food and beverages, attractive price points and high service standards combine for a restaurant dining experience that is quickly making Granite City a favorite. Granite City opened its first restaurant in 1999 and is continuing its expansion nationwide, currently operating 28 restaurants in 13 states.
Granite City creates a distinctive dining experience anchored by it’s made from scratch food and handcrafted micro brews made on-site. A broad menu of items are prepared fresh daily and are served in generous portions at guest-friendly prices. The menu features a variety of dishes including delicious flatbreads, steaks, salads and comfort classics like meatloaf topped with a bourbon onion sauce. In addition to more than 90 made-from-scratch menu items, there are also regional favorites and locally sourced ingredients. An award-winning brunch is offered on Sundays with made-to-order omelets, Carmel rolls and Granite City’s popular Reggiano Hash browns. To-Go menus are also available.
Nevistas Publishing (http://s.tt/1A0RN)
Monday – Thursday:
Lunch:11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Dinner:4:00 p.m. to 11 p.m.Late Night Menu:11:00 p.m. to MidnightFriday – Saturday:
Lunch:11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Dinner:4:00 p.m. to 11 p.m.Late Night Menu:11:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.Sunday:
Brunch:9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.Lunch:11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Dinner:4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.Happy Hour Daily:
Mon – Fri 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.Saturday & Sunday from Noon to 5:00 p.m.Late Night Food Specials – Nightly
9:00 p.m. until Close.
Middle Tennessee’s coolest family entertainment venue is packed with 12,000 square feet of indoor fun! The brand new Franklin, TN facility offers exciting activities for the entire family.
Churches, Charities , Businesses, and Mom/Dads groups don’t forget about our FREE Meeting rooms for your special event. We have 2 private rooms that holdup to 50 people. We have Noble Romans food available and attractions to occupy your children at the same time. Please call the store to find out more details and what works best for your organization.