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Bethlehem UMC Fish Fry

at Bethlehem United Methodist Church - Franklin, Franklin TN

Jul 17
Bethlehem UMC Fish Fry

Bluegrass and swing band music, fresh, farm-raised catfish and free children’s game area are all part of the Grassland community’s largest annual event, the Bethlehem United Methodist Church Fish Fry, on Friday, July 17 on the shaded church grounds at 2419 Bethlehem Loop Road in Franklin off Hillsboro Road.

 In its 41th year, BUMC minister Ryan Bennett said the Bethlehem Fish Fry is a good old-fashioned social with great food helping support church missions.

 “With never frozen before, all-you-can-eat farm raised catfish, we have amazing music, a huge free, Family Fun Zone with incredible inflatables and games, the best bake sale around and silent auction. You don’t want to miss the area’s biggest event for fun and fellowship. We are expecting almost 3,000 of our neighbors with the proceeds helping to support several church missions including our River of Life youth mission project and Kathy’s Backpacks program assisting school children across our county with much needed fall school supplies and backpacks,” Bennett said.         

In addition to the Bethlehem Bluegrass Band, the popular big band, 5 Points Swing, will be playing on the main stage. The pretty Garden Emporium will be back again. Sponsored by the church Garden Angel Society, the emporium features a variety of hand-made products including soaps with Jewel Weed, a natural antidote for poison ivy, decorative dried hydrangeas, charming note cards with dried flowers and printed cards featuring an original water color by member Sonny Woodruff – all created by the Garden Angels.

Over 1,600 pounds of pond-raised catfish will be served at the fish fry along with hushpuppies, sliced tomatoes, white beans and delicious cole slaw made from a secret recipe. The incredible silent auction includes several great trips, beautiful artwork, home décor, themed gift baskets and more.

There will be a full service disabled and elderly area this year. Disabled and elderly family members will be able to enjoy full service staff that will cater to them while they enjoy the entertainment.

With live music, all-you-can-eat farm-raised catfish and an incredible FREE children’s play area, the Bethlehem UMC Fish Fry is Friday, July 17 on the shaded grounds of the church off Old Hillsboro Road in the Grassland Area from 4:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., 2419 Bethlehem Loop Road, Franklin (37069).  Tickets for adults are $10 in advance and $13 the day of the event. Children 10 and under are always $6 and children under three are free!  Hot dogs are available for children and a separate carryout serving area is provided.

For more information, contact the church at (615) 794-6721 or   


Tickets for adults are $10 in advance and $13 the day of the event. Children 10 and under are always $6 and children under three are free!


Bethlehem United Methodist Church - Franklin

2419 Bethlehem Loop, Franklin, TN 37069

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