Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Harvest Festival Only 1 Month Away!

2012 Franklin Harvest Festival Poster

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Registration Deadline Today

Harvest Festival
Today, August 20th is the deadline.
Please include a $25.00 late fee with your
registration after today.  Please note: we can no longer
guarantee there will be spaces left.
Click here for a Registration Form.

Volunteers Needed
If you can volunteer to help with set-up
or clean-up at the Harvest Festival please
e-mail us soon at downtown.franklin@yahoo.com.

General Meeting
Thursday, September 6th
8:30 AM, Dean College
Agenda will be sent out in September

Friday, August 10, 2012

Website Press Release

In case you missed our latest press release about our website...

FDP Website Connects You to Local Businesses

Looking for a restaurant or personal trainer in Franklin? How about information on an upcoming festival or an update on a construction project? Whatever you’re looking for, www.franklindowntownpartnership.org/ should be a favorite place to go to get connected with what’s happening around town.

The website is the place to go to find links to local shopping and dining, get updates on downtown construction projects and download festival forms. Find links to historical sites in town, get connected to community interest groups or learn more about the Partnership’s mission and efforts.

The non-profit Franklin Downtown Partnership has more than 160 members who are business owners, residents and community leaders working to revitalize downtown Franklin. The FDP runs popular events like the Harvest Festival, the Strawberry Stroll and the Holiday Stroll. It also heads up beautification efforts and acts as a central voice for members in matters affecting the town.

“With this website we have created a central place where everyone can come to learn more about living and working in Franklin and the exciting things happening here,” says Executive Director Lisa Piana. “It is where everyone, residents and visitors alike, can go to get connected to the heart of our thriving community.”

“We continue to grow the site and make it a ‘go-to source’ for event and contact information and links to important town resources,” says Terri Frank, website coordinator for the FDP. “A key component is our partner links, which take visitors directly to the websites of our members and community leaders who all take an active interest in promoting local businesses and building our downtown.”


Hampton Inn Rooms for Harvest Festival

A block of rooms has been reserved for out of town vendors looking to stay overnight at the Hampton Inn Franklin September 29, 2012 - October 1, 2012.  Standard King rooms or Standard 2 Doubles rooms are available at the special group room rate of $99.00 per room plus tax (11.7%).  The special room rate will be available until September.  You have 2 options to book by phone or online.

Booking by phone:  Call the Hampton Inn Franklin directly at 508-520-2999 ask for the Harvest Festival group rate.

Booking online: Go to http://tinyurl.com/c2358h2   then click on "Book a Room" and follow the directions.

2012 Harvest Festival Planning Press Release

Partnership Planning for Franklin Harvest Festival

It may be the heart of summertime but the Harvest Festival organizers are already thinking about pumpkins, crisp temperatures and the vibrant colors of a New England autumn as they plan this fall’s fun-filled event.

The tenth annual Harvest Festival will be Sunday, September 30, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Franklin. The Franklin Downtown Partnership organizers expect about 5,000 visitors to come enjoy delicious food, a DJ and local entertainers on six different stages, games and activities in an expanded children’s area, crafters, artist displays, a farmer’s market and antique cars at the Historical Museum among other activities.

“Over the past ten years we have watched this event grow into a Franklin tradition that draws families from all over the region and delivers a fun, affordable day,” says Lisa Piana, Partnership Executive Director. “It is now one of the largest fall festivals in the area. Ours has continued to evolve and this year we’ve made some exciting changes, like adding more entertainment and moving the children’s area to make the festival even more fun for everyone.”

There is still time for crafters, vendors, artists, community organizations and anyone else interested in participating to register for the event. Booth space is limited and registrations must be received by August 20. More information and registration forms can be found on the FDP website,www.franklindowntownpartnership.org/ or by contacting Booth Chairperson Mary Graff atmgraff@berryinsurance.com.

Sponsors are still needed to fund this festival. As a non-profit organization, the Partnership depends on sponsors to run this and other events, including the Strawberry Stroll and Holiday Stroll along with its beautification efforts.  Businesses and individuals interested in sponsorship can contact the FDP office at downtown.franklin@yahoo.com or (774) 571-3109. Sponsorship registration forms and a full list of opportunities can be found on www.frankindowntownpartnership.org/ under the Sponsorship tab.


2012 Harvest Festival Registration Press Release

Registration Open for Franklin Harvest Festival

Franklin’s Harvest Festival is set for Sunday, September 30, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Franklin Downtown Partnership is already planning for this fun event, which they expect will draw about 5,000 visitors to town. Organizers have set a registration deadline of August 20 for crafters, vendors, artists and community groups who want to participate in this year’s festival.

The Harvest Festival will be held rain or shine, and booth space is limited. The booth fee for non-Partnership members is $125, and the food vendor fee is $175. A late charge of $25 will be added for registrations received after August 20 if there is booth space still available.

Event details and registration forms can be downloaded from the Partnership’s website, www.franklindowntownpartnership.org. This year’s booth chairperson, Mary Graff, can be contacted at mgraff@berryinsurance.com. Co-Chair Jeanne Sherlock is planning the entertainment and children’s area fun and can be reached at jeannes@hockymca.org.

Sponsors are still needed to fund this festival. As a non-profit organization, the Downtown Partnership depends on sponsors to fund this and other efforts, including Beautification, the Strawberry Stroll and the Holiday Stroll.


Click here for the Harvest Festival Registration form.

Click here for the Sponsorship Registration form.