Costumes Are Not Cancelled!
Even though the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County had to cancel their annual Pumpkinfest event in downtown Franklin, Tennessee – you can still participate in one of the most beloved events of the festival, the costume contest! This year, the contest is brought to you in a safe, virtual way.
The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
dedicated to preserving Williamson County's architectural, geographic and cultural heritage since 1967. In addition to saving and restoring buildings such as The Franklin Theatre, the Old, Old Jail and it's newest project, the former O'More College of Design campus, now renamed Franklin Grove Estate & Gardens, the Foundation also produces all the major street festivals. Learn more about the Heritage Foundation: WilliamsonHeritage.org
Main Street Festival and Pumpkinfest were started in 1984 as part of the Downtown Franklin Association (DFA), with the goal of driving tourism and economic vitality to a developing city. Dickens of a Christmas started a year later. About 36 years later, the DFA is one of the Heritage Foundation's divisions and is still focused on the continued revitalization of downtown. Our "Paint the Town Orange" initiative
is evidence of that. Learn more about those festivities happening this month: DowntownFranklinTN.com/Orange
Join in the Fun!Contestants can enter the costume contest beginning Friday, October 9, 2020 at 8:00 AM CST through Friday, October 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST.
There is no entry fee to participate – it is completely FREE! Contestants will choose one of four categories in which to enter: Pets, Children, Adults and Groups
. This is a donate-to-vote costume contest, meaning that $1.00 = 1 vote,
and the contestants with the most votes at the end of the contest, win! Online voting begins Friday, October 9, 2020 at 8:00 AM CST through Friday, October 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST.
Winners will be displayed automatically on the contest page following the close of voting on Saturday, October 31. All donations go to support the non-profit Heritage Foundation, producer of Pumpkinfest and parent organization of The Franklin Theatre, Downtown Franklin Association and Franklin Grove Estate & Gardens. Rules
For questions about the 2020 Heritage Foundation Virtual Costume Contest, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for supporting the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County!
Learn more about the Heritage Foundation: WilliamsonHeritage.org
Learn more about the Downtown Franklin Association: DowntownFranklinTN.com
Learn more about The Franklin Theatre: FranklinTheatre.com
Learn more about the Franklin Grove Estate & Gardens Project: WilliamsonHeritage.org/FranklinGrove