October 29, 2011 – Pumpkinfest, the Heritage Foundation’s annual fall festival, attracts a crowd of 50,000 local and out-of-town visitors for a full day of autumn-inspired food, children’s activities, music, storytelling, hayrides, a chili cook-off, a costume contest, All Things Pumpkin and outstanding arts and crafts from 50 vendors.

The family oriented street festival held around the public square is going green for Halloween with a new emphasis on recycling and sustainability, lead by presenting sponsor Waste Management of Franklin. There will still be plenty of orange, but there will be a new emphasis on recycling, sustainability and saving the environment during the free event that happens on Franklin’s historic Main Street on the Saturday before Halloween.