Thursday, September 14, 2023

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

September General Meeting

The next FDP General Meeting will be held on Thurs., Sept. 7. Specific topics of interest are: downtown parking presentation and guest speaker Brad Chaffee from Camford Property Group regarding the company's new downtown project.



Sunday, August 13, 2023

Harvest Festival Registration

Registration for booths at the Sept. 30 Harvest Festival is now open. Register soon as we expect space to sell out. 

Register Here 

Register soon as we expect spaces to sell out. If you have any questions, please contact our Vendor Relations Coordinators at fdpevent@gmail.com.



SPONSORS NEEDED

Be a sponsor of this year's Harvest Festival! Your sponsorship will include:

*Logo listed on all related Promotional Materials, Posters & Signage - (Platinum, Gold and Silver levels)

*Smaller size logo listed on all related Promotional Materials, Posters, & Signage - (Bronze Level)

*Name listed on all related Promotional Materials, Posters & and Signage- (Friends Level)

*Listed in all related Press Releases 

*Highlighted on Website: franklindowntownpartnership.org 

*Advertised on local radio

*Promoted on social media

*Sponsors get booth at event located on Exclusive Sponsorship Row area of event; *Platinum sponsor get two booths

*On-going announcement of Sponsors by DJ and Band during the Harvest Festival

 

Just email us the sponsorship form and the level you would like to be listed as (see the levels here) and we'll get you on the sponsorship list! 


Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Harvest Festival Preparations

The 20th Annual Harvest Festival is set for Sat., Sept. 30, with a rain date of Sun. Oct. 1, from 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 Aug. 15. 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.

Thank you to Harvest Festival sponsors!

Platinum - Dean Bank, RI Motorsports

Gold - Floor & D├ęcor, Notturno Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Inc, PhysicianOne Urgent Care

Silver - Camford Property Group, Hockomock YMCA. 

Bronze - Beaux Regards Photographic Art, Chestnut Dental, LeafFilter Gutter Protection, MyFM



Thursday, July 20, 2023

Enjoy the Ladybug Cultural and Historic Trail

The Franklin Downtown Partnership, with support from the Franklin Cultural Council, Mass Cultural Council, Town of Franklin, and the Franklin Cultural District, dedicated the Ladybug Cultural and Historical Trail in 2022.


The Ladybugs are installed throughout the downtown area. Some are "scaling" the walls of downtown buildings and others seem to be "nestled" near a tree. Enjoy a Ladybug stroll through the Cultural District in Downtown Franklin.


This map identifies the location of each Ladybug. Ladybug Trail Brochures featuring a photo of each Ladybug are available at: Birchwood Bakery + Kitchen, Dean Bank, Escape into Fiction Bookstore, Franklin Historical Museum, Greco Design, I Have Coins & Collectibles, Intermission, Middlesex Savings Bank, Re/Max Executive Realty, and The Little Shop of Olive Oils. Additionally, the map includes the locations of murals and sculptures located downtown, in the Cultural District. Happy walking and exploring!






Saturday, June 24, 2023

Next General Meeting Sept. 7

The next FDP General Meeting will be held on Thurs., Sept. 7. There are no general meetings in July or August. Have a great summer!




Friday, June 9, 2023

IMPORTANT: Strawberry Stroll Postponed

Due to current weather forecasts for today, Strawberry Stroll will now be held on the Rain Date, Saturday, June 10, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Strawberry Stroll Friday, June 9

The Strawberry Stroll is still on for Friday, June 9 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Looking forward to seeing you there! 



Saturday, June 3, 2023

Many Activities and Booths set for June 9 Strawberry Stroll

The 19th Annual Strawberry Stroll is ready to go. This town favorite is set for Friday, June 9 from 4 p.m. to 8 pm. The rain date is Saturday, June 10 from 4 p.m. to 8 pm. It will be held in downtown Franklin.

Start the summer at this popular event. Take pleasure in delicious strawberry shortcakes, listen to lively music, and have fun with the activities for your kids. The Fire Department and Historical Museum will welcome visitors to see some interesting items. There will be 95 booths displaying the many treats downtown Franklin has to offer. Main Street will be closed for visitors to easily and safely walk.

Dean Bank’s staff will be serving the signature strawberry shortcakes under tents in front of the bank. Fresh strawberries donated and cut by Dean College will top hundreds of shortcakes and be completed with whipped cream. Proceeds from strawberry shortcake sales are allocated to the Downtown Partnership to help fund the event.

Live music will be provided by Heath Nisbett from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Dom DeBaggis from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

The Franklin Fire Department will showcase its trucks and equipment on the front ramp, including an antique ladder truck. Sparky will be giving out plastic red helmets to children.

At the Historical Museum, Greenwich Bay Brass will play music on the front porch, fresh popcorn will be served, and vintage wedding dresses will be displayed.

“The Strawberry Stroll always has a ‘special vibe’ to it because it is one of the first events in town to kick off the summer season,” said Kevin Johnson, this year’s Stroll Chairman. “We ask everyone to come downtown and enjoy strawberry shortcake, live music, great food and drink choices from local restaurants and the many interesting vendors offering goods and services.”

Franklin Downtown Partnership, the organizer of this annual tradition, is grateful for the financial support from community businesses. This year’s stroll is made possible by the support of the following sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor: Middlesex Savings Bank 

Gold Sponsors: Dean Bank, Dean College, Elizabeth’s Bagels, PhysicianOne Urgent Care  

Silver Sponsors: DCU, Elizabeth Grady-Franklin, Fenton Financial Group 

Bronze Sponsors: Beaux Regards Photographic Art, Camford Property Group, Inc., Encore Music Academy & Recording Studios, LeafFilter Gutter Protection, The Enclave of Franklin

Many Activities and Booths set for June 9 Strawberry Stroll
Many Activities and Booths set for June 9 Strawberry Stroll