Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Harvest Festival October 13

The Franklin Downtown Partnership is planning downtown Franklin’s Harvest Festival for Saturday, October 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In case of rain the event will take place on Sunday, October 14. 

Main Street will be closed to vehicular traffic for the event which will feature music, entertainers, delicious foods, crafts, give-aways, sidewalk sales and more. For the first time, the Harvest Festival will also host a Fall Craft Beer & Wine Tent. 

In mid-August, the Partnership will post a link to register online through the FDP website, Booths are free to 2018 FDP business members and $125 for non-members. The registration deadline for participants is September 20. Downtown business owners need to send in a registration to secure store-front space. A late charge of $35 will be added to registration forms received after September 20, and no registrations will be accepted after September 30. Booth space is expected to sell-out prior to the deadline so businesses are encouraged to sign up during August if they want to secure a booth. 

“Traditionally, the Harvest Festival has been our biggest FDP event,” said FDP Executive Director Lisa Piana. “We expect this year will also be incredibly popular and we’re excited to bring such a vibrant event to downtown Franklin.”

Sponsors are needed to help support the Harvest Festival. Sponsorship forms are posted on the FDP website. Alternatively, business owners can contact the FDP office. Questions about the Harvest Festival should be directed to Scott Martin, chair of the Harvest Festival, at

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

FDP General Meeting June 14

Join us Thursday for the last FDP general meeting until September. The Campanella Room is located on the first floor of the Dean College Campus Center across from the Dining Center. 

Monday, June 11, 2018

2018 Strawberry Stroll

The 16th annual Strawberry Stroll was the best one ever! Thousands of people flooded Main Street in downtown Franklin to visit 100 vendors, and enjoy musical entertainment, activities, and of course, strawberry shortcake!

Thank you to the co-chairs of the Strawberry Stroll Committee Beth Wierling and Jen Hurst, as well as the many volunteers who donated their time and energy to make the event successful!

Many thanks to the Franklin DPW for their help in setting up this event and the Franklin Police Department for directing traffic and keeping everyone safe!

Also, thanks to the wonderful musicians who kept adults and children entertained throughout the evening!

The Strawberry Stroll would not be possible without sponsorships by area businesses. We are extremely grateful for the generosity of these sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor
Dean Bank

Gold Sponsor
Dean College

Silver Sponsors:

Franklin Cultural Council
Keefe Insurance

Bronze Sponsors:
Chestnut Dental


Franklin Ford
Glen Meadow Apartments

Middlesex Savings Bank
Teen Revolution

Friends Sponsors:
Franklin Central Pizza
Franklin Health & Rehabilitation Center

Renewal by Andersen

Tom Fricker Heating & A/C, Inc.

See many more photos on our Facebook page! View the 2018 Strawberry Stroll photo album

Friday, June 8, 2018

Highlights of the 2018 Strawberry Stroll

Wondering what's in store at the Strawberry Stroll? Check out the highlights here. Better yet, join us in downtown Franklin from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight, Friday, June 8!