Saturday, August 31, 2013

2013 Harvest Festival Press Release

Family Fun Planned for Partnership’s Harvest Festival

Back to school shopping, apple picking, and New England Patriots football are all sure signs that Autumn has arrived, and the Franklin Downtown Partnership is busy putting the finishing touches on the largest fall festival in the region. 

The eleventh annual Harvest Festival will be Sunday, October 6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Franklin. The Partnership expects more than 6,000 people will sample the mouthwatering food choices, browse crafter, artist and local business booths, and enjoy a DJ as well as live, local entertainment on several stages. 

The children’s area will be full of games and activities for kids of all ages, and local farmers will offer fresh local produce. The Franklin Fire Station and the Historical Museum will host activities and displays for visitors of all ages, and downtown businesses will hold sales and special promotions. 

“The Harvest Festival is like a Franklin block party, and we invite everyone to come downtown and meet friends and get to know the local businesses,” commented Lisa Piana, Executive Director of the Franklin Downtown Partnership.

Vendors can register until September 5. Please check the website, for registration forms and fee information. 
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 the website under the Sponsorship tab. 

The Franklin Downtown Partnership is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization made up of over 200 business owners, community leaders and residents working together toward the common goal of revitalizing downtown Franklin. For more information about the Partnership or any of its efforts please contact the FDP office at (774)571-3109 or