Friday, August 10, 2012

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, or by contacting Booth Chairperson Mary Graff

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 or (774) 571-3109. Sponsorship registration forms and a full list of opportunities can be found on under the Sponsorship tab.