Thursday, August 18, 2011

Harvest Fesival Press Release

Franklin’s Harvest Festival Plans Being Finalized

With only a month to go, volunteers are finalizing plans for the 2011 Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 2. The Franklin Downtown Partnership’s 9th annual event promises crafters, live entertainment, food, kids games and antique cars spanning the downtown area from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“We expect more than 5,000 visitors this year and we’ve had a tremendous response from crafters and groups who want to participate,” says Harvest Festival Chair Angie Grant. “We especially appreciate our sponsors who have stepped in to make this work. Without their collective support of our community effort we wouldn’t be able to deliver an event of this magnitude.”

The Gold sponsor of this event is Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation. Silver sponsors are Middlesex Savings Bank, Digital Credit Union and Green Mountain Chocolate Company. Bronze sponsors are Byrne Financial Freedom, LLC., Chestnut Dental Associates, Dean Bank, Michael Dunsky of Guaranteed Rate and NHS Print. Friends of the Festival include Ferguson Enterprises and Ten Key Inc.

Anyone interested in sponsoring this event can contact the FDP office at or (774)571-3109. Sponsorship registration forms and a list of opportunities can be found on this website under the Sponsorship tab.

Booth space is going fast. If you’re interested in participating contact Harvest Festival Chair Angie Grant at Registration forms can be found on this website. If you would like to volunteer for festival setup or cleanup on the day of the event please contact Joel Carrara at

The Franklin Downtown Partnership is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization made up of businesses, community leaders and residents. The Partnership relies on donations and sponsorship to fund events like the Harvest Festival as well as downtown improvement projects like beautification efforts and streetscape improvements. For more information please contact Executive Director Lisa Piana at (774)571-3109 or