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The best stories have always been told by those who live them. Get to know those behind Franklin and Williamson County’s beloved makers of culture and community. They’re Made to be Makers.

Events in Franklin, Tennessee

There's no shortage of great events in and around Franklin, Tennessee. Between Main Street Festival, Pumkinfest, and Dickens of a Christmas, there's something the whole family will fall in love with and enjoy! Plan your visit today!

Explore Franklin, Tennessee

From some of the best events in Middle Tennessee to the best makers, owners, and artisans in Franklin. Watch and get to know their stories while you make plans to explore Franklin, Tennessee!

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The myth of the 100 layer donut is in fact true. It does exist and it’s delicious. And while Five Daughters have enjoyed great success since launching in Franklin, Tennessee, you’ll quickly learn they don’t drift far from the roots of the community here.

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Listen closely because you’ll hear the true heartbeat behind what’s making Fairview’s newest hot spot a community favorite. First District is much more than a coffee shop or venue, it’s a place of belonging for those looking to connect. But admittedly, the treats are pretty spectacular as well.

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Southern Firefly is one of Williamson County’s best success stories. Hand poured candles are just the start of their story. Watch and let them inspire you! 

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Sitting down with Jeremy over a cup of coffee and you’d never know he was once named the most influential photographer on the internet. His soft spoken demeanor combined with a ferocious appetite to change the world empowers every single creative ambition. His latest project, The Purpose Hotel, is already changing the way we think about sustainability and travel. 

Made to be Makers | Maker No. 0007 | Robert Hicks, New York Times Best-Selling Author

Thousands of visitors come from all over the world to experience Franklin, Tennessee's historic preservation efforts for themselves. They come to learn more about the Battle of Franklin, tour the hallowed grounds of Carnton, Carter House and Lotz House, and give honor to those who gave all in some of the darkest hours of our shared history. New York Times Best-Selling Author Robert Hicks captivates audiences in retelling this history in his novel, Widow of the South. Robert recalls what drew him to the small town of Franklin and the inspiration behind the novel that is treasured by many.