Downtown Franklin’s next Brewfest will fall on St. Patrick’s Day

Downtown Franklin’s next Brewfest will fall on St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is a Saturday this year, and once again The Downtown Franklin Association will put on its annual Main Street Brewfest, presented by Lipman Brothers.

The annual event boasts more than 70 beers across multiple tasting locations in Historic Downtown Franklin.

“Main Street Brewfest will celebrate its 15th year this March, and we are excited that the festivities coincide with St. Patrick’s Day,” said Kristy Williams, director of the Main Street Program for the Heritage Foundation. “Guests can expect a lively evening with a large selection of beer, and along the way, we encourage patrons to shop local at our retailers and restaurants on America’s Favorite Main Street. We look forward to another successful and fun event.”

Brewfest 2017 drew a big crowd, despite the chilly weather. // FILE PHOTO

The St. Patrick’s Day celebration will take place from 5 – 8 p.m. at 35 various tasting sites along Main Street. 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.

In addition to the tastings, guests of Brewfest will enjoy the music of Boomerang.

Tickets for Main Street Brewfest are now on sale online at Early bird tickets are $45 through Jan. 31, and general admission tickets after that date are $55. If available, day-of tickets will be sold at $65 per guest.

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.

For more information about Main Street Brewfest, visit

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