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  • Writer's pictureMary Ann


More than 70 craft beers to make an appearance in Franklin on March 17

The Downtown Franklin Association will host its popular Main Street Brewfest on St. Patrick’s Day this year, and with the luck of the Irish, guests will have the opportunity to participate in more than 50 tastings with more than 70 craft beers. The annual festival is presented by Lipman Brothers and hosted in Historic Downtown Franklin in the Public Square.

This year’s beer line-up includes, but is not limited to:

• Abita • Asgard • Brooklyn Brewery (newcomer to the festival) • Collective Arts (newcomer to the festival) • Einstok • Falls City • Goodwood • Gypsy Cider • Hap & Harry's • Hi-Wire • Magic Hat • Napa Smith • New Holland • NOLA • Paulaner • Press • Seattle Cider (newcomer to the festival) • Sierra Nevada • Stiegl • Turtle Anarchy • Wooha Brewing

In addition to the large assortment of brews, the St. Patrick’s Day festival will feature live music by Boomerang and food trucks, such as Dan's Gourmet Mac & Cheese, Grilled Cheeserie, S'more Love Bakery and Puckett’s. The event takes place from 5 – 8 p.m., and guests must have a ticket to participate in the beer tastings but not to enjoy the festivities. Main Street will be open to all pedestrian traffic and restaurants and many shops will remain open for business.

Franklin’s Main Street Brewfest takes place on March 17 and is produced by the Downtown Franklin Association, a nationally accredited Main Street Program and a division of the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County. Proceeds from the event go to the continued revitalization and promotion of the 16-block 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.

Tickets for Main Street Brewfest are now on sale online at General admission tickets are $55. If available, day-of tickets will be sold at $65 per guest. For more information about Main Street Brewfest, visit Main Street Brewfest is sponsored by Lipman Brothers, Twine Graphics, Walton’s Antique & Estate Jewelry, AMI, Gullett Sanford Robinson & Martin PLLC, Williamson Herald, Southern Exposure Magazine, Volunteer Welding and YOUR Williamson.

About Downtown Franklin Association The Downtown Franklin Association, established in 1984, is a non-profit committed to historic preservation and community vibrancy. Since its founding, the DFA has helped spearhead the revitalization of Franklin’s historic downtown core. Working in partnership with the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, Tenn. property owners, city and county government, local businesses and merchants in our historic retail district, the Downtown Franklin Association (DFA) has helped create one of the nation’s Main Street success stories. For more information, visit


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