Franklin -- Vendor spaces are going quickly for the 27th Annual PumpkinFest in Downtown Franklin.

The event will be held on Saturday, October 21st from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The absolute deadline for applications is August 31st.

The Town of Franklin is pleased to host this annual celebration of
Autumn on Saturday, October 21, 2023, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in Downtown Franklin.


Types of Food/Beverage Vendor Applications NOT Accepted:
- Alcoholic Beverages


This festival is an outdoor event and is held rain or shine. All spaces are 10’ x 10’.
If your food vending requirements are larger than 10' x 10' you must rent two
spaces. The area around the booth space must be kept free of litter.
ALL BOOTH PLACEMENT is at the discretion of the festival organizers. While you
may request a specific location, it CANNOT be guaranteed.


All booths will be positioned so as to not impede handicapped access to crosswalks,
restrooms, and other facilities. If your booth interferes will handicapped access
you will be required to move and reposition your booth.


Food & Beverage Vendors have exclusive rights to sell these items. Food and
beverages may not be sold or distributed by arts & crafts vendors or non-profit


Compliance with applicable state or federal laws is the responsibility of the
exhibitor. We are not responsible for, nor do we collect sales tax; however, the
North Carolina Department of Revenue may require us to submit names and
addresses of vendors. It is your responsibility to comply with state sales tax law.


Main Street, through Downtown Franklin, as well as portions of Iotla and Phillips
Street is closed to traffic during the event. Vendors attending PumpkinFest have
designated parking. If you have special needs such as resupplying, please note
that on your application.


Eligibility: PUMPKINFEST is open to all Food Vendors and many beverage vendors.

NO ALCOHOL IS ALLOWED due to Town of Franklin Ordinances.
Rules & Regulations:

MENU & PRICING is to be posted clearly and readily available for festival

NO GARBAGE left on the street. All trash must be discarded only in FESTIVAL-approved dumpsters. A map of where the dumpsters are located will be enclosed in the final setup information. Any vendor found dumping in non-approved dumpsters
will not be permitted to attend the festival next year and could be subject to a
dumping fee.

NO DUMPING OF GREASE IN CITY SEWERS. Grease must be disposed of
appropriately according to Town Code.


Vendors must also comply with Macon County Health Department Regulations
and submit any associated fees. It is your responsibility to call Macon County
Public Health at 828-349-2490 for permitting and information.

The Macon County Public Health application must be submitted with associated
fees (if necessary) no later than two weeks prior to the event. No exceptions.
For your convenience Macon County Public Health Guidelines as well as an
application are attached. You must adhere to the regulations set forth by
Macon County Public Health and the State of North Carolina. Failure to do so
will result in not being able to participate in PumpkinFest. Once your
application is accepted, NO REFUNDS are given for failure to comply.
You’ll find more information at Under the County Agencies
tab select Health Department then Environmental Health and Food and Lodging
from the sub-tabs.

Entry and Fees:

To enter, exhibitors must submit a completed application with the appropriate
10’ x 10’ space is $150.00
Power, if required, is $35.00 additional


If applying before June 30, 2023, please post-date your check for July 01, 2023.
Forms of Payment: Please enclose a check or money order payable to the Town
of Franklin. Credit cards ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

If applying in person, vendor fees may also be paid in cash at Franklin Town Hall,
95 East Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734. Service window hours are 8:30 am to
4:55 pm Monday through Friday.

The PumpkinFest Food Court is located on Iotla Street. The setup is Friday, October
20th, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. You may also set up on Saturday, October 21st, if
necessary. You must be in place and set up for Macon County Public Health
Inspection no later than 8:30 a.m.

A completed application with ALL required attachments must be received for
your Application to be processed; not providing these requested items could
result in immediate denial of your Application. Upon completion of the Review

Process, a letter will be mailed to you in a timely manner, indicating whether your
application has been approved or denied. If your check is cashed by September
8, 2023, you should consider this as confirmation of your approved Application.

For applications NOT ACCEPTED, your payment will be returned to you via postal
mail. Should you have further questions call the Town of Franklin at 828-524-
2516 or email

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