Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Holiday Events Newsletter

To help promote our members during the holiday season, the Franklin Downtown Partnership will publish a special holiday newsletter in December that will list all the local FDP business holiday events. 

If your business is holding a special event during the holiday season, please complete this online form no later than Nov. 18, 2019. Contact Lisa Daly with any questions.



Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Networking Breakfast Nov. 15

Enjoy a hot cup of coffee or a tasty breakfast with other Franklin Downtown Partnership members at our Friday, Nov. 15 Networking Breakfast at 8 a.m. in the Dean College Dining Center on the first floor of the Campus Center. Please RSVP to Matt or Gary.



Monday, November 4, 2019

Share Your Input

The Town of Franklin, in conjunction with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council is conducting a community survey regarding economic development in our town. Please click here to access the survey form. This survey will be available until December 13. There are hard copies available in the town administrators office if needed. Thank you in advance for your input, ideas and feedback!

Monday, October 28, 2019

Next FDP General Meeting Nov. 7

Plan to spend an hour with us on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 8:30 a.m. for the next Franklin Downtown Partnership's general meeting. The meeting will be held in the Campanella Board Room of the Dean College Campus Center. 

Meet Partnership members, network with other business owners, and hear updates about the town, state and FDP. If you're concerned you don't have time, remember the meeting only lasts an hour, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. That hour will be well worth your investment of time! See the agenda here.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Visioning Session Presentation

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council recently hosted an Economic Development Visioning session for the Town of Franklin. View the PowerPoint presentation here.



Monday, October 7, 2019

Celebrating a Very Successful Harvest Festival


The Franklin Downtown Partnership's 17th annual Harvest Festival was the largest one yet! Perfect autumn weather, fun activities, entertainment, a beer garden and much more drew the largest crowd the Harvest Festival has ever seen! Thank you to everyone who participated and a special thanks to the volunteers and sponsors who made this wonderful event possible!

Sponsors of the Harvest Festival:

Silver Sponsors: 
Dean Bank
Middlesex Savings Bank
Rockland Trust

Bronze Sponsors: 
Atria - Franklin
Arcadia Dental
Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill
Bernon Family Branch YMCA
Chestnut Dental
DCU
Dynasty Models and Talent
Fenton Financial Group
Franklin Ford
Franklin Cultural District
Glen Meadow Apartments
Keefe Insurance
LaCantina Winery

Friends Sponsors: 
Bank of America
Beaux Regards Photographic Art
Camford Property Group
Charles River Bank
D.G. Ranieri Real Estate
Encore Music Academy & Recording Studios
Franklin Glass Company
LeafFilter Gutter Protection
Mint Dental of Franklin
MyFM 101.3
Rescom Exteriors
Simon’s Furniture




Wednesday, September 18, 2019

FDP’s Largest Harvest Festival October 5

Nearly 8,000 people are expected to attend the largest-ever Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 5 from noon to 5 p.m.! The Franklin Downtown Partnership’s 17th annual Harvest Festival will be held in downtown Franklin. In case of rain, the Harvest Festival will take place on Sunday, October 6. 

This year’s Harvest Festival will feature great entertainment, kids’ activities, artisans and crafters, fall-themed giveaways, and an expanded food court. The expanded food court will have pizza, Italian sausage and pepper, chicken, burgers, ice cream, and much more. New this year, The BLACK BOX will host an Oktoberfest during Harvest Festival featuring German food and music, as well as wine from LaCantina Winery and beer from As Built Brewing Company, Start Line Brewing Company & Shovel Town Brewery. 


Friday, September 13, 2019

Booth Spaces Sold Out

Registration for the Oct. 5 Harvest Festival has been closed because booth spaces are sold out. Booth spaces may be available at the last minute if any vendors cancel. If you would like to be added to the waitlist for the 2019 Harvest Festival, please email fdpevent@gmail.com and provide your name, business name, email, and cell number.

If you have a restaurant that would like to participate please email fdpevent@gmail.com no later than Wednesday, Sept. 18.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Harvest Festival Registration is Open

Registration for booth space at the Franklin Downtown Partnership’s 17th annual Harvest Festival is now open! The largest annual community event in downtown Franklin, the Harvest Festival will be held Saturday, October 5 from noon to 5 p.m. The event is expected to attract more than 8,000 people!

Plans for the festival are well underway and booth space is filling up fast. Visitors will enjoy local entertainers, delicious dishes from local restaurants, children’s activities, shop specials, a beer/wine tent, artwork and crafts by area artisans, and helpful information from community groups and vendors.

The event will take place on Main, West Central, Dean and Depot Streets in downtown Franklin. The Harvest Festival’s rain date is Sunday, October 6. 

Organizers expect booth spaces for this event to sell out. Booths are assigned on a first-come first-serve basis. Franklin Downtown Partnership members receive booth spaces for free; non-members pay $125. Downtown businesses with store fronts must register to reserve space in front of their stores.
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REGISTER HERE


Register before the September 17 deadline. Please add a $35 late fee if you register after September 17. Registration will close on September 20. Email Scott Martin, chair of the Harvest Festival, with questions about the event.