10 Things You'll Need to Make The Pilgrimage
Festivals are fun unless you forget to bring the essentials and the day turns out to be a big ole hot mess. Literally! The last thing anyone wants when they're planning to attend a two-day epic music festival like Pilgrimage in Franklin, Tennessee is to blank out on the necessities which make for a great festival experience.
Good thing I'm here to help keep that from happening. The crack research team here at Visit Franklin has put together a list of things you absolutely must have if you're planning on making the pilgrimage to Franklin next week to see Justin Timberlake, Eddie Vedder, and Ryan Adams rock the stage at Harlinsdale Farm!
Let's get started!
1. Water bottle
Dehydration is bad, and while that may seem obvious, you'd be surprised how many forget to bring a water bottle or their favorite canteen from scouts to a festival. We're hoping and expecting great weather at Pilgrimage this year, but either way, there will be three water stations available for you to stay hydrated.
2. Pilgrimage + Visit Franklin App(s)
Did you know Pilgrimage has an app? If you haven't downloaded it yet, check it out! There you can research the schedule, plan out both days, and take a peek at all the great vendors that'll be on site waiting to connect with you. And since we're plugging apps, don't forget to download the Visit Franklin mobile app too. Click the image below and learn all about what there is to see and do in and around Franklin, Tennessee.
Unfortunately, I've learned this lesson the hard way. So don't make the same mistake I have, be sure to pack some sunscreen. You'll be glad you did and miserable afterward if you don't. Do I really need to say anything else?
4. Dollar Bills
If you're anything like me, you rarely have cash on hand, and even though Apple Pay should be accepted everywhere, you just never know if that ice cream food truck takes plastic. Better to be safe than sorry and having to bum some cash from a friend. Bring those dollar bills!
I guess somewhere along the way someone has experienced a festival alone, but I shudder at the thought. I'm of the firm belief that friends make everything better and Pilgrimage Festival is no different. Last year I had a blast with several of my closest friends and I can't wait to see some of them again this year. There are still a few tickets remaining so if someone just came to mind that's currently not going but you'd love for them to be, stop what you're doing and do the two of you a solid and get them a ticket right now! You won't regret it!
Rocking out in the rain may make for a memorable experience, but it's being soaking wet
7. Fanny Pack
Don't laugh. Fanny packs are back! And when you're planning out how to have the best experience possible at a music festival like Pilgrimage, personal storage space is essential! You want to be able to get past the security
8. Battery Chargers
Don't you hate it when you're out all day and the battery on your
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10. Travel & Parking plans
Great experiences are all about planning ahead of time, right? Take a look at the map below, and you'll be able to see the North and South parking areas clearly, but you'll also notice there are canoe landings and a bike zone too. So whether you want to drive and park your car, walk or ride your bike from downtown Franklin, or travel down the Harpeth in your kayak or canoe, Pilgrimage has you covered.
Don't be an idiot. Know the rules. Be sure to check out this list of things NOT to bring to Pilgrimage. The last thing anyone wants to experience at a festival like