Just outside Cool Springs, Historic Downtown Franklin celebrates St. Patrick’s Day early this Saturday, March 13th with the Franklin Main Street Brew Fest (formerly Féile Franklin). Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 the day of the event, and include tastings of more than 40 beers and a sampling of Irish whiskey in the Main Street shops from 6 to 9 p.m.
Order your tickets today at www.historicfranklin.com and avoid the long lines on Saturday. Plus you save $5.00 when you purchase your tickets in advance!
For those of you that decide you want to buy your tickets on Saturday, we encourage you to bring cash to expedite your check-in. Remember Historic Franklin’s square is home to three ATM’s.
On Fourth Avenue, look for Irish-themed festival food including fish and chips, roasted corn and potatoes, Irish stew and kettle corn. The event is in its eighth year and formerly featured a street festival throughout the day. This year, the street will remain open throughout the day for regular business, closing at 4 p.m. to set-up for the evening event.
Ticket holders will check in at the Franklin Theatre on Main Street to get their special tasting glasses, a map to the tasting sites, and a description of the beers and Irish whiskey to sample. Check-in is available from 2 p.m. throughout the event, but the tasting sites open at 6 p.m.
Tickets are available at The Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County, Landmark Booksellers, McCreary’s Irish Pub and Puckett’s Grocery in Downtown Franklin. To order tickets by phone, call 615-591-8500.
All proceeds will go to Downtown Franklin Association for promotion and continued revitalization of the 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 information on site, come by the headquarters tent at the Franklin Theatre. Tasting tickets will be available there during the event for $35 if not sold out in advance.
Tasting Sites (Check-In at Franklin Theatre 419 Main Street)
1 Bink’s Outfitters – Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Sierra Nevada Kellerweis
2 Yarrow Acres – Saranac Black & Tan, Saranac Irish Red
3 Avec Moi – Woodchuck Pear Cider, Woodchuck Amber Cider
4 McCreary’s Irish Pub – Boulder Hazed and Confused, Boulder Sweaty Betty Blonde
5 Walton’s Estate Jewelry – Harpoon IFO, Harpoon IPA
6 Heirloom Shop – Point 2012 Black Ale, Point Cascade Pale Ale
7 Ecco Salon – Terrapin Rye Pale Ale, Terrapin Hop Karma
8 Emmaline – Victory Whirlwind Witbier, Fruli Strawberry Beer
9 The Franklin Mercantile – Highland Gaelic Ale, Highland Black Mountain Better Organic Pale Ale
10 Faye Snodgrass Gallery – Abita Purple Haze, Abita Strawberry Harvest
11 Heart & Hands – Left Hand Polestar Pilsner, Left Hand Milk Stout
12 HeyDay – Jubilee Nut Brown Ale, Hook & Ladder Golden Ale
13 Gray Drugs – Battle Ground Brewery
14 Redo Home & Rug – Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA, Mama’s Little Yella Pils
15 Franklin Marketplace – Stone Pale Ale, Stone Smoked Porter
16 Landmark Booksellers – Feckin Irish Whiskey, BBC Jefferson’s Reserve Stout
17 Mellow Mushroom – Yazoo Amarillo Pale Ale, Yazoo Dos Perros, Yazoo Hefeweizen, Yazoo Sly Rye Porter
18 Cool Springs Brewery – Franklin’s First, Hefeweizen, Fatback Amber Ale, Pecker Wrecker India Pale Ale, Oatmeal Stout
19 Puckett’s Restaurant – Bounty Beverages – 1900 Amber and Retro Red from Fort Collins Brewery, Smoked Porter O’Fallon Brewery and IPA Caldera Brewing
20 Merridee’s – Genny Light, JW Dundee Irish Red
21 Serendipity – Spaten Lager, Spaten Munich Dunkel
22 What’s In Store – O’Hara’s Irish Stout, Murphy’s Stout