2020 Main Street Festival, Pumpkinfest and Dickens of a Christmas events canceled

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Main Street Festival happens each summer along historic Main Street in downtown Franklin, Tennessee. (Courtesy Visit Franklin)

Main Street Festival happens each summer along historic Main Street in downtown Franklin, Tennessee. (Courtesy Visit Franklin)

The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County announced June 17 that all programming and events for the remainder of 2020 will be canceled.

This includes the Main Street Festival, which had been rescheduled for July 18-19, the annual Pumpkinfest scheduled for Oct. 24 and the annual Dickens of a Christmas events, scheduled for Dec. 12-13.

"I know this announcement is terribly disappointing to our community, vendors, local businesses and all of our supporters, but firmly believe this is the best decision to ensure that the Heritage Foundation can continue to serve our community for generations to come," HFWC CEO Bari Beasley said in an announcement.

Additionally, the foundation's Heritage Ball, which was to be held Oct. 3 will also be canceled.

Events at The Franklin Theatre as of June 18 have also been canceled, with the exception of two concerts scheduled in July. Organizers are working to reschedule events for the 2021-22 season.


Residents can find more information about the cancellations here.
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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