What's New in 2022

Posted by: Shelby Miles on January 7, 2022

A new year means new businesses, exciting experiences, and more opportunities to taste, see and do all that Festival Country has to offer. Here’s what to look forward to in 2022!

Food & Drink

Dale's Family Restaurant

At the location that was formerly Tom’s Pancake House in Franklin, Dale’s Family Restaurant will offer classic favorites in a casual setting.

Haberdasher Artisan Distillery

Keep an eye out for the new Haberdasher Artisan Distillery tasting room, hoping to open in Franklin this year.

Coffeehouse Five - Bargersville

This for-benefit coffeehouse has locations in Greenwood and Franklin and is now expanding to Bargersville.


Farm to Fork

Farm to Fork is planning to open its doors in downtown Franklin within the first few months of the year. It will feature a farm-fresh market and café. 

New Experiences

Along with fan-favorite attractions and festivals, these new experiences will be joining Festival Country this year.

Gatling Gauntlet
  • This extreme fitness obstacle course features beginner and advanced obstacle options so that it's both challenging and within reach. The gauntlet features 20 fun, challenging obstacles laid out on a 1.6-mile course. This free obstacle course will be open 365 days a year (weather permitting) at 7995 S. Gatling St., Nineveh, which is within the 600+ acre Johnson County Park.
Edinburgh Bicentennial Festival
  • June 10-11 in downtown Edinburgh
  • There will be food trucks, music, games, tethered hot air balloon rides and more.
Festival Country Luau
  • May 21 at the new amphitheater in Franklin
  • This event marks the official start of festival season. Put on your favorite Hawaiian shirt and enjoy some tropical music from Parrots of the Caribbean, food, drinks and fun at this Hawaiian-themed festival.
GoHubler.com Amphitheater at Young's Creek Park
  • The new amphitheater will open this summer in downtown Franklin and will be home to concerts, farmers markets and festivals.
  • 237 W. Monroe St., Franklin

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