For the past 17 years, the last Saturday of October has been reserved for one of Franklin’s most unique and most popular events, Pumpkinfest. Every year, downtown Franklin is transformed into a festive fall celebration that is unlike any other. Main Street is closed to vehicle traffic where vendors, artists and crafters from all over the area come to show off their work.
The main attraction, however, is just down the block from town square, where people line up for hours to watch the annual Punkin’ Roll. Centered on Phillips St (locally known as Frogtown Rd), the annual Punkin’ Roll is one of the most participated in events all year. Bring a pumpkin of your own, or buy one on site, then wait for your number to be called and then let it roll. Saturday, October 25th, beginning at 9 am and running throughout the day, Pumpkinfest offers a full day of fun and activities, with so much to do and see, you’ll want to get there early and stay all day for the great food, costume contests, screaming contest, magic show, the Punkin’ Roll and more.
For a full list of the day’s activities and schedule of events, please visit the 18th Annual Pumpkinfest website at www.pumpkinfestfranklin.com and for information about Franklin and all the great things to see and do while you’re here, please visit the Franklin NC Chamber of Commerce website at www.franklin-chamber.com.