Main Street Festival (2024) - Eventeny

Main Street Festival (2024)

event Apr 27 10:00 am - Apr 28 6:00 pm
(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Main Street, Franklin, Tennessee 37064, United States
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Hosted by Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County

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Dates
Apr 27 10:00 am - Apr 28 6:00 pm
(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
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Main Street, Franklin, Tennessee 37064, United States

The annual Main Street Festival, organized by the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN, draws over 120,000 visitors each year. Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Franklin, this beloved tradition offers a diverse array of arts and crafts vendors, outstanding entertainment, delectable food and drinks, and family-friendly fun. As we prepare for another unforgettable event, we are actively seeking passionate and talented individuals to contribute their unique offerings and become an integral part of this cherished occasion. Join us in making the 2024 Main Street Festival a truly memorable celebration! 150+ Arts & Crafts Vendors 30+ Food & Beverage Vendors Main Stage Entertainment Acoustic Stage Entertainment Buskers Corner Art and Culture Performances What Sets Our Festival Apart: The Main Street Festival, an annual highlight on the community calendar, is not just an event—it's an experience. Nestled in the heart of Williamson County, this festival is a celebration of heritage, local artistry, and the spirit of togetherness. With a history deeply rooted in tradition and a vision focused on the future, the festival is a melting pot of creativity, commerce, and connection. Why You Should Apply: Showcase Your Craft: Whether you're an artisan, performer, food vendor, or community organization, the Main Street Festival provides a platform to showcase your unique talents and offerings to a diverse and engaged audience. Connect with the Community: The festival attracts thousands of attendees each year, providing an unparalleled opportunity to connect with the local community. Share your passion, build relationships, and leave a lasting impression on festival-goers. Support Local Heritage: By participating in the Main Street Festival, you contribute to the preservation of Williamson County's rich heritage. The Heritage Foundation is committed to fostering a sense of pride and appreciation for our cultural legacy. How to Apply: Applications are only accepted through Eventeny. Whether you're a seasoned vendor, an emerging artist, or a community group with a compelling story to tell, we welcome your application. Important Dates: Arts and Crafts Application Deadline - February 26th Arts and Crafts Notification Date - March 6th Community Partner and Entertainment Application Deadline - March 1st Community Partner and Entertainment Notification Date - March 8th Food Vendor Application Deadline - March 15th Food Vendor Notification Date - March 22nd

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Arts and Craft Vendor Application
Deadline: Feb 26, 2024 (2 days left)
Welcome to the event! Browse through our applications and let us know if you have any questions. This is an electronic agreement and by completing this application, you are validating and approving this agreement electronically.
 
The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN's 40th Annual Main Street Festival is a highly-anticipated, annual tradition held in the historic downtown of Franklin, Tennessee.
 
Consistently listed among the top 20 events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society, Main Street Festival is expected to attract 130,000+ visitors.  In most years, the event features more than 200 high-quality arts and crafts vendors, superb entertainment, great food, and fun for the entire family.
 
GENERAL INFORMATION
The following information is provided for vendors to submit applications for the Main Street Festival event.  If the application is accepted, the application and the terms set forth below will constitute a binding legal contract between the vendor and the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County.
 
Festival Dates and Times:
Saturday, April 27, 2024; 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, April 28, 2024; 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
 
This is a rain, shine, or snow event.
Refunds will not be issued in the event of postponement or cancelation due to inclement weather.
 
Acceptance and Payment
If your application is approved, your booth payment will be automatically processed on March 15th. If you decide to not participate in the festival, you must contact the festival team to request a withdrawal of your application.
Downtown Franklin Association Members Only
Deadline: Mar 01, 2024
Festival Dates and Times:
Saturday, April 27, 2024; 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, April 28, 2024; 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
 
General Instructions:
  • For guaranteed electrical service, add now when booking your booth. 
  • DFA booth holders are placed as directly in front of their business as possible. 
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Every DFA booth holder is required to set up a tent or activation of some kind. DFA booth holders may NOT keep their booth spot open or inactivated. Activations must be maintained for the entirety of the festival to respect the neighboring booth-holders, festival guests, and the value of the festival. Early tear down may result in exclusion from future festival booth opportunities. 
 
DISCLAIMER: The descriptions below are BOOTH FREE zones (or otherwise activated). If your business is in any of the following zones and you still book a booth, we will place your booth elsewhere in the footprint: 
 
MSF BOOTH FREE ZONES 
- The Public Square (sponsorships/attractions) 
- 4th Avenue North (no booth zone) 
- 3rd Avenue North (Food Truck Alley) 
- Between 1st and 2nd Ave on Main Street (Spring Street) 
     OR if your business has a fire hydrant out front 
 
PRICING & QUANTITY RULES 
  • Early Bird booths are $150 each festival, reserved for ground level storefronts on a first come, first served basis by the registration deadline.  
  • Full Price booths are $450 for 2-day festivals and $350 for 1-day festivals, reserved for DFA members only on a first come, first served basis by the registration deadline. 
  • DFA Members can purchase a maximum of 2 booths per festival, and no more than 1 early bird priced booth per festival for ground level storefronts within the footprint. 
 
Festival Schedule
Friday, April 26th
9:00p-12:00a Vendor Registration in HF Tent and Event Setup
  
Saturday, April 27th
6:00a-9:00a - Vendor Registration in HF Tent and Setup
8:30a-10:00a - Fire Marshal & City Inspection of all booths and food trucks
10:00a – Festival Opens  
6:00p – Festival Ends
 
Sunday, April 28th
10:00a – Festival Opens 
6:00p – Festival Ends 
6:00p-8:00p – Breakdown of the Festival  
8:00p-9:00p – Streets Open

This is a rain, shine, or snow event.
Refunds will not be issued in the event of postponement or cancelation due to inclement weather.
Food Vendors
Deadline: Mar 15, 2024
Welcome to the event! Browse through our applications and let us know if you have any questions. This is an electronic agreement and by applying, you are validating and approving this agreement electronically.
 
Thank you for your interest in applying for our Main Street Festivals. 
 
Important Dates
Main Street Festival | April 27-28, 2024
Food Vendor Application Deadline | March 15, 2024
Food Vendor Application Notification Date | March 22, 2024 
 
If accepted, Food Vendors will need to complete these important requirements: 
  • Completed Payment 
  • A separate check for $200 which will serve as your cleaning deposit 
  • Signed Food Vendor Agreement 
  • Submit your Certificate of Insurance 
  • Electrical Needs
To pass inspection: 
  • Tents must have 40lb weights per leg 
  • All vendors will need to have a fire extinguisher (exact type to be relayed in later communication) 
We already have an exclusive agreement with a kettle corn vendor so we will not be accepting applications for other kettle corn vendors.
Entertainment Application
Deadline: Mar 01, 2024
Thank you for your interest in applying for our Main Street Festivals. 
We’re currently looking for live entertainers/performers of all types to appear on our Main Stage, Acoustic Stage, Busker's Corner and street performers for our upcoming festivals. 
As a nonprofit, entertainers donate their time, but will be promoted on event site(s) and our festival app. 
 
Important Dates: 
Main Street Festival | April 27-28, 2024
Entertainment Application Deadline | March 1, 2024
Entertainment Application Notification Date | March 8, 2024
 
Community Partners
Deadline: Mar 01, 2024
Welcome to the event! Browse through our applications and let us know if you have any questions. This is an electronic agreement and by selecting the booths, you are validating and approving this agreement electronically.

Hosted by Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County

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