“With the holidays coming on, we understand the temptation to splurge on Black-Friday-Mall-Shopping, and the Internet literally places the world at your fingertips,” said Larry Hollifield, the president of Streets of Franklin and owner of American Computer Sales. “But, we local merchants have a great deal to offer and we ask you to give us a chance to help in the season’s celebrations. We won’t disappoint.”
Hayrides will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at the East Franklin Shopping Center. The rides are sponsored by the Highlands Road merchants. Treats will also be given out from 3 to 5 p.m.
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Authors Barbara McRae and Cherry Jackson will discuss the history of Franklin from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Books Unlimited. The duo will present the newest edition of Arcadia Publishing’s popular “Images of America” series, Franklin.
Saturday events begin with the “Pumpkin Roll” registration at 9 a.m. The renowned roll will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Whoever rolls their pumpkin down the road the furthest will win $100. The screaming contest will be at 11:30 a.m., while the pie-eating contest takes place at noon. The costume parade starts at 1 p.m. in front of the Town Hall, with a costume contest to immediately follow.
Live music hits the stage with the Sweet Tater Band, 10 a.m.; Frogtown Four, 11 a.m.; and Macon Grass, 3 p.m. Roving street performances, including a fire eater/spinner, also start at 10 a.m.
Treats from local merchants goes from 3 to 4 p.m. A “Kid’s Zone” will run all day and includes inflatable’s, games and other activities.
A “Pumpkin Fest” pancake breakfast cooks up from 7 to 10 a.m. at Tartan Hall. Proceeds support Macon County kids. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children under age 12.
“Pumpkin Fest” is presented by the Town of Franklin, Franklin Main Street Program, the Franklin TDA and Macon County TDC.
www.pumpkinfestfranklin.com or 828.524.2516 (ext. 304).