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Festival Participant Information

Applications for Arts & Craft Vendors, Entertainment, Food Vendors, and Community Partners

Main Street Festival | April 23-24, 2022
PumpkinFest | October 29, 2022
Dickens of a Christmas | December 10-11, 2022

1. Arts and Crafts Vendors 

Important Dates 

Main Street Festival | April 23-24, 2022

This festival is complete.

 

PumpkinFest - October 29, 2022Apply on ZAPP for PumpkinFest

ZAPP Application Deadline | August 22, 2022 

ZAPP Application Notification Date | August 29, 2022 

 

Dickens of a Christmas - December 10-11, 2022Apply on ZAPP for Dickens of a Christmas

ZAPP Application Deadline | October 3, 2022 

ZAPP Application Notification Date | October 10, 2022 

 

RULES/REGULATIONS 

- All vendors must supply their own freestanding white 10 x 10 tent 

- All tents must have a 40Ib weight per leg (City of Franklin Requirement) 

- Tent legs may not be staked into the pavement. 

- No amplified sound is permitted to be coming from any booth. 

Full rules and regulations can be found on the each festival's ZAPP application page.

All of our festivals are outdoor, rain-or-shine events. Artists and craftspeople apply to and exhibit at their own risk.

Acceptance at previous street festivals in downtown Franklin does not guarantee acceptance at this or any future events.  We reserve the right to place vendors in any location contained within the festival footprint, irrespective of the vendor's request or previous location. 

 

2. Food Vendors 

Important Dates for 2022: 

Main Street Festival | April 23-24, 2022 

This festival is complete.

 

PumpkinFest | October 29, 2022 

Food Vendor Application Deadline | August 22, 2022 

Food Vendor Application Notification Date | September 12, 2022 

 

Dickens of a Christmas | December 10-11, 2022 

Food Vendor Application Deadline | October 3, 2022 

Food Vendor Application Notification Date | October 24, 2022 

 

To apply, complete our food vendor application form, and we’ll be in touch. 

If accepted, Food Vendors will need to complete these important requirements: 

1. Completed Payment  

2. A separate check for $200 which will serve as your cleaning deposit to ensure that you have the necessary power, select and purchase ahead of the event. 

3. Signed Food Vendor Agreement  

4. Submit your Certificate of Insurance 


To pass inspection:  

1. Tents must have 40lb weights per leg  

2. All vendors will need to have a fire extinguisher (exact type to be relayed in later communication)  

3. Entertainers 

We’re currently looking for live entertainers/performers of all types to appear on our Main Stage, Acoustic Stage and throughout our event.  

As a nonprofit, entertainers donate their time, but will promoted on events site(s) and our festival app.  

If you’re interested, please complete our application form. 

 

Important Dates for 2022: 

Main Street Festival | April 23-24, 2022 

This festival is complete.

 

PumpkinFest | October 29, 2022 

Entertainment Application Deadline | August 22, 2022 

Entertainment Application Notification Date | September 26, 2022 

 

Dickens of a Christmas | December 10-11, 2022 

Entertainment Application Deadline | October 3, 2022 

Entertainment Application Notification Date | November 7, 2022 


4. Community Partner
 

If you are a nonprofit or community-based organization* (ie, Boy Scouts, Historical Societies, Veteran Groups, Church groups, Clubs, Habitat for Humanity, Foster Care Organizations, etc) interested in having a booth space at the festivals without having to commit to being a sponsor, you can complete our application form to be considered for a community partner booth.  After you complete the application, we will send out official invites by the notification dates listed below. 

We actively select community partners that reflect the values of the Heritage Foundations mission that carry on our community traditions and cultural heritage through advocacy, education, preservation and community engagement. 

Our community booth spaces are technically free; however, we do ask that as a community partner in our festival footprint that you have a current business membership. We already have many community partners interested in our festival and the number continues to grow. As our 3 festivals are a way of bringing in revenue for our nonprofit, we ask that you consider this way of supporting us so we may continue to offer these spots to you for $250/year for our membership.  

Due to the number of applications, if accepted to participate in one of our festivals, your business/organization may not be considered for other festivals during the calendar year.

 

Important Dates:

Main Street Festival | April 23-24, 2022 

This festival is complete.

 

PumpkinFest | October 29, 2022 

Community Partner Deadline | August 22, 2022 

Community Partner Notification Date | September 12, 2022 

 

Dickens of a Christmas | December 10-11, 2022 

Community Partner Deadline | October 3, 2022 

Community Partner Notification Date | October 24, 2022 

 

RULES/REGULATIONS 

- All vendors must supply their own freestanding white 10 x 10 tent 

- All tents must have a 40Ib weight per leg (City of Franklin Requirement) 

- Tent legs may not be staked into the pavement. 

- No amplified sound is permitted to be coming from any booth. 

Electricity 

Electricity is not available in all areas of the festival. We highly recommend you purchase electricity as soon as possible to confirm that your booth will be placed in a space that has access to electricity. 

 

 

* The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN is a non-partisan, community-minded nonprofit organization, and as such, does not allow organizations affiliated with any political campaigns or representing values not aligned with those of the Foundation to participate in its signature festival events. The Heritage Foundation reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to refuse the participation or to cancel the participation of vendors/partners deemed inappropriate to the mission and programming standards of the Foundation, including those that are obscene, vulgar or degrading toward individuals based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability or national origin.