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Save the Date: September 30th Harvest Festival

The 20th Annual Harvest Festival is set for Sat., Sept. 30, with a rain date of Sun. Oct. 1, from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Look forward to many booths and attractions filling downtown on Main Street, Dean Avenue, West Central Street, Depot Street, and the parking area behind Rockland Bank. 
Organized by Franklin Downtown Partnership, more than 160 vendor booths will display their specialties. There will also be music, food, kids’ activities, balloons, special items from local merchants, artwork and crafts.
“The Harvest Festival is Franklin Downtown Partnership’s invitation to people to gather as a community, have fun, and shop local right here in town,” said Scott Martin, President of the Franklin Downtown Partnership and Harvest Festival Chair. 
“The mix of activities and entertainment we have make this community event special for all ages. It showcases the wonderful shopping and dining opportunities in downtown Franklin,” Martin added.
Registration opens August 15th. The last day to register for booth space is Sept. 15, but organizers expect to sell out sooner. Booths are assigned on a first-come first-serve basis. View the registration link on
The Partnership welcomes business owners to become Harvest Festival sponsors. Please email the FDP office at[email protected] to learn about sponsorship opportunities. 
This year’s Festival sponsors include:  Platinum sponsors - Dean Bank, RI Motorsports.
Gold sponsors – Floor & Décor, Notturno Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Inc, PhysicianOne Urgent Care. Silver sponsor - Camford Property Group. Bronze sponsors - LeafFilter Gutter Protection, Friends - The Enclave of Franklin
The Franklin Downtown Partnership is a non-profit 501©3 organization made up of more than 350 business owners, residents, and community leaders working to revitalize downtown Franklin. Residents can join the Downtown Partnership for only $25. The Partnership manages events like the Strawberry Stroll and the Harvest Festival, and initiatives such as beautification, streetscape design, greenspace, alley murals, and sculpture projects. For more information go to, or follow the FDP on Facebook.