Thursday, September 29, 2022

DATE CHANGE! Harvest Festival Oct.

Due to the rain that is forecasted for Saturday, the FDP Harvest Festival will move to its rain date on Sunday, October 2. 

Please note that all other event logistics regarding set up times and booth locations will remain the same. 

We hope that your schedule will still allow you to participate. If you are a vendor that has a schedule conflict that will prevent you from participating in the event, please contact Harvest Festival Chair Scott Martin





Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Have your Voices Heard Regarding Downtown Parking

Downtown parking will be on the agenda of the Economic Development Subcommittee meeting on Wed., Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 2nd Floor, Council Chambers, 355 East Central St. FDP members are encouraged to attend! See the agenda here.



Friday, September 16, 2022

Autumn Decorating Volunteers Needed

Do you have a few hours you can volunteer on Saturday, Sept. 24 in the morning? Volunteers will gather downtown to decorate the barrels and planters with autumn flowers and decorations. Please email Eileen Mason if you can help out!



Thursday, September 8, 2022

Franklin Downtown Partnership’s 19th Annual Harvest Festival

Franklin Downtown Partnership’s 19th annual Harvest Festival will be held in downtown Franklin Sat., Oct. 1, with a rain date of Oct. 2, from noon to 5 p.m. It will encompass the areas of Main Street, Dean Avenue, West Central Street, and Depot Street, as well as the large parking area behind Rockland Bank. 

There will be more than 160 vendor booths, in addition to entertainment, foods, kids’ activities, balloon art, specials from downtown merchants, and artwork and crafts.

Registration for booth space at the Harvest Festival is sold out. 



Sunday, August 28, 2022

Thank You to the Harvest Festival Sponsors

We truly appreciate the support of these local businesses that help make the Harvest Festival possible:

Platinum Level: Dean Bank, Dean College, PhysicianOne Urgent Care, RI Motorsports & Detail, Safford AXiA Insurance

Gold Level: Glen Meadow Apartments

Silver Level: Arcadia Dental, Camford Property Group, Hockomock YMCA, Middlesex Savings Bank, Rockland Trust

Bronze Level: Beaux Regards Photographic Art, Chestnut Dental, D G Ranieri Real Estate, Digital Federal Credit Union, Edward Jones, Fenton Financial Group, Italian Home for Children, Keefe Insurance Agency, LeafFilter, MyFM 101.3, The Enclave of Franklin

Friends Level: Mint Dental of Franklin



Saturday, August 27, 2022

In Person General Meeting Sept. 8

After a long break from in-person meetings because of the pandemic, we are excited to announce we will once again be able to gather in person at our September general meeting.

The meeting will be held on Sept. 8 at 8:30 a.m. in the Dean College Campus Center. We will meet in the Golder Room on the second floor. Coffee will be provided.


PLEASE NOTE: Dean College requires that all visitors present proof of vaccination, so please bring your vaccination card with you to the meeting. Dean College is mask friendly - you are free to wear a mask or not wear one to the general meeting.


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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Harvest Festival Registration Open

Registration for the booth space at the Harvest Festival is now open to the general public. Register hereThe Franklin Downtown Partnership is excited to host the Harvest Festival in downtown Franklin on Sat., Oct. 1 from noon to 5 p.m.., with a rain date of Sun., Oct. 2. Please save the date to come out and enjoy this family fun, community event that will feature local businesses, entertainment, foods from local restaurants, kid crafts and activities, shop specials, and arts and crafts. 




Sunday, July 31, 2022

Harvest Festival Oct. 1

The Franklin Downtown Partnership is excited to host the Harvest Festival in downtown Franklin on Sat., Oct. 1 from noon to 5 p.m.., with a rain date of Sun., Oct. 2. Please save the date to come out and enjoy this family fun, community event that will feature local businesses, entertainment, foods from local restaurants, kid crafts and activities, shop specials, and arts and crafts. FDP members can register for a free booth space now. Non-members can register beginning Aug. 10. The link for non-member registration will be published on Aug. 10.