Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Harvest Festival Important Details

Happy Summer!  

We are preparing for the upcoming October 6th Harvest Festival.

Click here to download and print 2013 Harvest Festival Registration Form.  

Spaces are assigned on a first-come basis so send in your forms early. 

A Few Important Reminders:
You must fill out a registration form in order to participate, even if you are a downtown business and an FDP member.

Booth spaces are Free for those FDP members who have paid their 2013 membership. If you are unsure if you paid please contact our FDP treasurer Mary Graff at Send in your renewal soon so you can get your free booth space.

Non-member booth fee-$125
After September 1st add a $35 late fee
No registrations will be accepted after September 5th.

Please Read the Registration Form carefully. It outlines the set-up details and answers all of your questions.

We will e-mail all participants in September with your booth placement.

Note: We will not be sending the final festival booth map until September 15th.

Note to Downtown Businesses:
You must fill out your registration by August 10th in order to secure store-front space.  This is a popular festival and we sell out each year so please send in your registration form if you plan to

Sponsors Needed:  Please let us know if you would like to sponsor this year's festival.  All sponsors will have their booth location on Main Street on Sponsorship Row. Click here to download and print a Sponsorship Form.

We look forward to another exciting
downtown Harvest Festival!

Enjoy the Summer!

Ice Cream for Kids "Caught" Wearing Helmets

Since July 1 the Franklin Police Department and Rick's Restaurant have joined forces to reward area kids who wear helmets while biking in downtown Franklin. During regular patrols, police officers are handing out tickets for a free small ice cream cone at Rick's to helmet wearers.

The program is a way to reinforce helmet use, which is required by state law for anyone under 16 years old but is often ignored. According to a recent Milford Daily News article, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a helmet can reduce the risk of death by 37 percent and the risk of head injury by 69 percent for children and adults.

Thank you Rick Moore and the Franklin Police Department for helping keep our downtown safe!

To read the recent Milford Daily News article by Matt Tota click here: Franklin kids wearing helmets to get sweet reward.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Harvest Festival Registration: Important Resources

Register Now for Franklin Harvest Festival

Franklin’s Harvest Festival will be Sunday, October 6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Franklin Downtown Partnership is hard at work planning for this exciting annual event, which it expects will draw about 6,000 visitors to town. Organizers have set a registration deadline of September 1 for crafters, vendors, artists and community groups who want to participate in this year’s festival; however, downtown business owners should register by August 10 to secure store-front space. 

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 $185. A late charge of $35 will be added for all registrations received after September 1 if booth space is still available. Interested vendors are encouraged to sign up early since booth spaces usually sell out.

Event details and registration forms can be downloaded from the Partnership’s website,

Sponsors are needed to fund this popular fall 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. For more information please contact Executive Director Lisa Piana at  


Important Links -- click on these links to download and print these necessary forms: 

Membership Application

Harvest Festival Registration Form

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Registration Form

Harvest Festival Registration Form

Registration Form
Franklin Downtown Partnership
Sunday, October 6th, 2013  (rain or shine)     
Downtown Franklin  11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Due Date: September 1st 

Contact Person ______________    Business Name____________________ for map
Address: _________________________________________
Phone: _______________E-mail Address: ______________   print clearly

Partnership Business Members – No Cost  prior to Sept 1st
Important:  Booth spaces will be available on a first-come basis.
     Downtown Businesses need to send in registration by August 10th to secure store-front space
After September 1st a late charge of $35.00 needs to be added 
No registrations will be accepted after September 5th

           Non-FDP Members   -$125.00
           Food vendors (no competing items) -$185.00 (must be approved)
 Late Charge   -$35.00-(after September 1st)

Please provide specific description of product and/or planned activity: 

Terms and Conditions: Please Read-Most of your questions are answered below.
-The Committee reserves the right to accept or reject certain content.  
-Additional information and a set-up map will be e-mailed to you in September
-If your check is not cashed or you do not receive an e-mail in September please contact us.
-There is no rain date for this festival so please plan accordingly with tents.  No refunds.
-Please check the FDP website at for important updates.
-Booth size is 10 ft x 10 ft. Set up will begin at 9:00 am. No earlier set up per police dept.
-Food vendors need to obtain a town health permit or have license.  
-Electricity, tables, tents and chairs are NOT Provided.
-No animals are allowed to be on display at booths per town policy. 
-No mobile political signs.  Signs must be part of the booth. 
-Please understand that this is a fund raiser and is organized by volunteers.  Please no face painting activity.
-Booths/tents on East Central Street sidewalk must be set up for visitors to walk through.
Booth Locations: If you would like a particular space you can indicate this on your form. 
We will try to accommodate your request if your application is received by August 10th. 
Due to heavy traffic areas we may need to locate your booth to a specific area.  
Please indicate if you would like to be located in the children’s area  behind Rockland Bank.
Make check payable to:  Franklin Downtown Partnership  (after September 1st  must include $35 late fee)
Mail to: Franklin Downtown Partnership, P O Box 413, Franklin, MA 02038
Festival Contact:
Your completed application indicates that you agree with the information listed.  (please mail/no e-mails)

Signature: ____________________ Date: ______________(7/2) FINAL