The wine has been ordered, the glasses have arrived, vendors who will line the streets with delicious food and dessert samples are preparing and the final arrangements are being made for the 19th annual Wine Down Main Street.
In celebration, organizers of the Nov. 2 event, set for 7-10 p.m. along Main Street in Franklin, recently offered a media preview in the showroom of Land Rover of Nashville.
Denise Carothers, director of resource development for Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee, said Wine Down Main Street, voted the most popular charitable event in Williamson County the past 10 years, is “popular because it’s fun.”
Carothers thanked the many sponsors and also spoke of the impact the event has made on the club. Since the inaugural event in 2001, more than $2 million has been raised to provide additional services and opportunities for club members, Carothers said.
“I remember the thrill I felt when you were able to buy the bus,” said Bethany Underwood, who represents Lipman Distributors, which provides the alcoholic beverages for the preview party and the media event.
General admission tickets for Wine Down Main Street are $85 per person. VIP tickets are $125 and include access to the exclusive VIP lounge, this year at the new Harpeth Hotel, from 6 to 9 p.m., as well as access to street pourings. A limited number of $200 premium VIP tickets include a gift bag stuffed with many surprises.
Designated-driver tickets are $35 and allow a guest to enjoy food samples and water tents and support the Williamson County Boys and Girls Clubs while not consuming any alcohol.
Tickets may be purchased at winedownmainstreet.com, at the Franklin Boys & Girls Club at 129 Fowlkes St. or by calling 615-794-4800 or 615-628-8188.