Announcing our 2022 Family Favorite Award Winners!

By Heather Griffin, Publisher March 17, 2022

A HUGE thank you to everyone who nominated and voted in our very first Family Favorite Awards! We searched throughout the Brentwood, Franklin, & Spring Hill areas for your favorite businesses that make parents' lives easier and the best local places to entertain, stimulate, and exhaust your kids. The votes have been tallied and below you will find the winners in each category.

Congratulations to all of our finalists and a big round of applause for our winners. Several of the races were very close, so we decided to also share the first runner-up in each category. 

Enrich Your Kids

Most Loved Dance Studio: Music City All Stars

runner-up: Tippi Toes

Most Loved Gymnastics: Shining Light Gymnastics

runner-up: Let It Shine Gymnastics

Most Loved Martial Arts Studio: Family First Martial Arts

runner-up: Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Most Loved Creative Arts: Williamson County Parks & Recreation

runner-up: TN Art Yard

Most Loved Youth Sports: Williamson County Parks and Recreation

runner-up: LPG Sports Academy

Most Loved Swim School: Goldfish Swim School

runner-up: Franklin Family YMCA

Most Loved Summer Camp: Deer Run Camps and Retreats

runner-up: Gentry Farm

Most Loved Library: Spring Hill Public Library

runner-up: Williamson County Public Library-Franklin

Celebrate Your Kids

Most Loved Birthday Party Venue: Urban Air

runner-up: Defy

Most Loved Birthday Entertainment: Middle Tennessee Princess Parties

runner-up: Sean the Balloon Guy

Most Loved Catering: Grecian Family Restaurant & Bakery

runner-up: Storyboard Charcuterie

Most Loved Bakery: Triple Crown Bakery

runner-up: Sugar Drop

Most Love Toy Store: Brilliant Sky Toys & Books

runner-up: Learning Express Franklin

Most Loved Family Photographer: Chasing Rainbows Creative

runner-up: Snaps with Sally

Entertain Your Kids

Most Loved Family-Friendly Festival: Williamson County Fair

runner-up: Franklin Main Street Festival 

Most Loved Indoor Fun: Urban Air

runner-up: We Rock the Spectrum Gym Franklin

Most Loved Outdoor Fun: Pinkerton Park (City of Franklin)

runner-up: Deer Run Camps & Retreats

Most Loved Fun for Tweens & Teens: SOAR Adventure Tower

runner-up: Brentwood Skate Center

Feed Your Kids and Yourself

Most Loved Breakfast & Brunch: Puckett's Grocery

runner-up: Grecian Family Restaurant & Bakery

Most Loved Coffee Shop: The Fainting Goat

runner-up: Frothy Monkey Franklin

Most Loved Family-Friendly Restaurant: Mojo's Tacos

runner-up: Grecian Family Restaurant & Bakery

Most Loved Ice Cream: Andy's Frozen's Custard Spring Hill

runner-up: Jeni's Franklin

Most Loved Allergy-Friendly Restaurant: Herban Market

runner-up: Frothy Monkey Franklin

Most Loved Farmers Market: Franklin Farmers Market

runner-up: Thompson's Station Farmers Market

Take Care of Your Kids

Most Loved Childcare: Need-a-Break

runner-up: Spring Hill Academy Preschool

Most Loved Tutoring Center: Spring Hill Enrichment Center

runner-up: Mathnasium of Franklin

Most Loved Children's Consignment: Whirlygig's Children's Consignment

runner-up: Once Upon a Child Franklin

Most Loved Children's Clothing Store: Once Upon a Child

tied for runner-up: Whirlygig's Children's Consignment & The Purple Butterly 

Most Loved Kid-Friendly Hair Salon: Ability Cuts by Elizabeth Cervantes

runner-up: My Mom & Me Salon & Boutique

Take Care of Yourself

Most Loved Fitness Program: Fit4Mom Franklin

runner-up: Spring Hill Fitness

Most Loved Spa & Salon: Salon Blonde

runner-up: A Moment's Peace

Most Loved Date Night: Circa Grill

runner-up: JJ's Wine Bar

Most Loved Girls' Night: JJ's Wine Bar

runner-up: Serenity Salt Cave

Wellness for Your Family

Most Loved Pediatrician: Grace Pediatrics

runner-up: Tennessee Pediatrics

Most Loved Pediatric Therapy: Arise Therapies

runner-up: High Hopes Development Center

Most Loved Pediatric Dentist: Farrow Pediatric Dentistry

runner-up: Williamson Pediatric Dentistry

Most Loved Vision Care: Spring Hill Eyecare

runner-up: Port Royal Eyecare

Most Loved Women's Health Practitioner: Women's Group of Franklin

runner-up: Vanderbilt Franklin Women's Center

One Last Thing

Most Loved New Business: Fit4Mom Franklin

runner-up: Middle Tennessee Princess Parties

Most Loved Hidden Gem: Frecklefaced Adventures

runner-up: Middle Tennessee Princess Parties

We would like to thank everyone for making this such a fun and exciting contest -- the families that nominated and voted, the businesses that participated and promoted, and countless others. Congratulations to all the nominees and the finalists! We will be in touch with winning businesses shortly to distribute the winners' certificates; be sure to visit their listings in our Business Directory, coming soon. It is a great place to find the businesses parents love in our community!

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