We can smell the BBQ already! Discover Downtown Franklin is gearing up for our 2014 Smoke on the Square event! It will take place on Friday, June 27th 11:00 am-10:00 pm and Saturday, June 28th 11:00 am-10:00 pm in downtown Franklin.
This state competition, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, brings professional barbecue teams from all over Indiana and other various states to our city for a chance to be named Grand Champion. $6,000 in prize money will be given away. The teams will arrive on Friday night during our live concert featuring the Electric Impulse Cloggers from 5:00 pm-6:00 pm and The Woomblies from 7:00 pm-10:00 pm. On Saturday night from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm our live concert will be The Blue River Band, you will NOT want miss it! A free classic car cruise-in will take place on North Main Street starting at 5:00 pm. We encourage the public to come out and watch the professionals cook while enjoying live music, kids’ activities, and food on the courthouse square. Amateur categories are also available for those interested. Entry forms are available at www.DiscoverDowntownFranklin.com.
The People’s Choice competition will be held on Saturday at 1:00 pm. Participants can purchase a $5 ticket to sample pulled pork from 7 professional teams and vote for their favorite.
“Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair” will be shown at the Artcraft Theatre on Friday night and Saturday 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm. For more information, please visit www.HistoricArtcraftTheatre.org.
The Franklin Farmers’ Market will be open on Saturday, June 29th from 8:00 am-12:00 pm at its normal location on the corner of Jefferson Street and Jackson Street. The market includes produce, meat, eggs, flowers, jams and jellies, hot pepper sauces, honey, art and much more! Make sure to visit the market just 1 blocks west of the stage.
Last year’s competition brought thousands of people and 30 professional teams to downtown Franklin on Friday and Saturday night. This year’s competition will be even bigger with more barbecue and food vendors available for lunch and dinner Friday and Saturday.