Main Street Brew Fest March 16, 2013


Downtown Franklin will start the St. Patrick’s Day party early, with the return of its annual Main Street Brew Fest on Saturday, March 16, 2013. In its tenth year, the popular event will feature more than 50 craft beers at 25-plus tasting sites from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., along with Celtic performers and plenty of Irish cheer.

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 well 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. To learn more, visit

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.

Day Of
This is a rain-or-shine event! No refunds due to weather (we’ve had it in an ice storm before—and it was still a blast!).

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