Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Networking Breakfast Friday, October 19

Start your day with a hot cup of coffee or a tasty breakfast with other Franklin Downtown Partnership members at our next Networking Breakfast on Friday, Oct. 19 at 8 a.m. We'll meet at the Dean College Dining Center on the first floor of the Campus Center. We'd love to see even more FDP members take advantage of this networking opportunity! Please RSVP to Matt or email him with any questions.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Harvest Festival Welcomes Autumn in Franklin!

The Franklin Downtown Partnership's 16th annual Harvest Festival was the largest one yet! More than 160 vendors offered activities, food, entertainment, giveaways, and more to the thousands of people that flooded downtown!

Thank you to the Harvest Festival Committee, especially Event Chair Scott Martin, as well as the Bernon Family Branch YMCA for running the children's area.

We also very thankful for the help of these FDP members:
  • Beth Simon for managing the volunteers
  • Bryan Taberner, Roberta Trahan, Pandora Carlucci, Kevin Johnson and Beth Wierling for all their help on the planning committee and during the event
Special thanks to Jen Hurst and Dean Bank for running the FDP food tent and to Michael Carroll at Dean Bank for coordinating the Dancing on Dean bands which were a huge addition to the Festival this year.

We are also grateful to:
  • Rockland Trust for the use of its parking lot
  • Intermissions for the use of its patio
  • The Franklin DPW, Police Department and Town Administration for all their support




The Harvest Festival would not be possible without sponsorships by area businesses. We truly appreciate the generosity of these sponsors:

Silver SponsorsDean Bank, Middlesex Savings Bank, Rockland Trust



Bronze SponsorsAcadia Dental, Atria Franklin, Chestnut Dental Associates, DCU, Franklin Ford, Glen Meadow Apartments, Keefe Insurance, Orangetheory Fitness - Medway








Children's Area SponsorBernon Family Branch YMCA




Friends Sponsors
Beaux Regards Photographic Art, D.G. Ranieri Real Estate, Fenton Financial Group, Franklin Central Pizza, Franklin Cultural District, Franklin Health & Rehabilitation Center, Franklin Historical Museum, LeafFilter, MyFM 101.3, Renewal by Andersen, Rescom Exteriors, Simon’s Furniture, and Tom Fricker Complete Heating & Cooling, LLC.

See many more photos from the Harvest Festival on our Facebook page!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Harvest Festival Moved to Sunday, October 14!

Due to the rain that is forecasted for Saturday morning throughout the early afternoon, and the clear and sunny forecast for Sunday, the FDP Harvest Festival will move to its rain date on Sunday, October 14.
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.


Monday, October 1, 2018

Join Us at the Harvest Festival October 13!

16th annual Franklin Downtown Partnership Harvest Festival

Get ready for Franklin’s largest-ever fall festival at the 16th annual Franklin Downtown Partnership Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.!

Nearly 7,000 people are expected to attend this year’s Harvest Festival which will feature great local entertainment, kids’ activities, artisans and crafters, fall-themed giveaways, and delicious food from local restaurants. In case of rain, the Harvest Festival will take place on Sunday, October 14.

The event will be held on Main Street, Dean Avenue, West Central Street, and Depot Street in downtown Franklin, as well as the large parking area behind Rockland Bank. This year, the always popular Harvest Festival promises to be the largest one-day event the Partnership has ever produced.  

More than 160 vendors, crafters, exhibitors and groups will participate in this celebration of the arrival of autumn! Main Street, and portions of Dean and Depot Streets, will be closed to vehicular traffic.