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30th annual Pumpkinfest set from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 26 in Franklin

Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Historic Downtown Franklin is gearing up for its 30th Annual Pumpkinfest, one of the town’s favorite traditions on and around Main Street on Saturday, Oct. 26. (Photo courtesy downtownfranklintn.com)

Historic Downtown Franklin is gearing up for its 30th Annual Pumpkinfest, one of the town’s favorite traditions on and around Main Street on Saturday, Oct. 26. (Photo courtesy downtownfranklintn.com)

FRANKLIN. – The 3oth annual Pumpkinfest will take place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 26 on Franklin’s Main Street.

Presented by Bank of America, the festival includes stages at both Five Points and the Public Square that will feature all-day music for attendees, the yearly costume contest, a chili cook-off, and rows of arts and crafts booths. Merchants will decorate their windows and doors with scarecrows and more than 75 arts and crafts booths will be set up.

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.

Children, adults and pets can compete in five categories during the annual costume contest on the Public Square. The entry fee is $2, and sign-up is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. next to the stage in front of City Hall.

For some spooky fun, tours of downtown Franklin’s two historic cemeteries on North Margin Street will be offered 7-9 p.m. In “Grave Matters: Stories Behind the Stones,” costumed actors relay fascinating stories of the cemeteries’ inhabitants. Tickets are $15.

For more information, visit www.historicfranklin.com.

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