After taking over the Heritage Foundation's Instagram during Pumpkinfest this year, I was asked to come back to cover the 30th annual Dickens of a Christmas weekend. I've missed this festival in the past, so I was excited to finally experience the magic. (Note: I jokingly call the town either Mayberry or Stars Hollow, because there are adorable events and festivals and it is just delightfully pleasant to live here!)
Me and my friend KD
Dickens of a Christmas is a free public street festival, predicted to bring in around 50,000 visitors over the weekend. It is produced by the Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County and Downtown Franklin Association. Hundreds of volunteers participate as characters from the era and stories of Dickens.
Here are some of my favorite snapshots that I took for the Heritage Foundation. You should definitely visit Franklin during a festival weekend sometime!
Disclosure: I was a social media volunteer for the Heritage Foundation, a non-profit organization, and I did not request compensation for my service. After committing to the event, I was invited to a movie screening put on by one of the festival's sponsors, as a surprise gift!