Monday, August 16, 2021

18th Annual Harvest Festival Preparations in Full Gear

The Franklin Downtown Partnership has scheduled its 18th annual Harvest Festival, a family-fun community event, on Saturday, October 2.

The Harvest Festival will be held in downtown Franklin from noon to 5 p.m. on Main Street, Dean Avenue, West Central Street, and Depot Street, as well as the large parking area behind Rockland Bank. The event’s rain date is Sunday, October 3. 

Visitors to the Harvest Festival will enjoy local entertainment, delicious foods from local restaurants, fun kid crafts and activities, shop specials, artwork and crafts by area artisans and helpful information from community groups and vendors. Dancing on Dean will feature live music from two popular local bands: Ben Gardner’s Boat and The Driftwoods. 

Organizers expect booth spaces for this event to sell out. Partnership members receive a booth for free; non-members pay $125. Downtown businesses must register to ensure store-front space. Booths are assigned on a first-come first-serve basis. You can find the registration link at Email Chris Petersen, vendor coordinator, at with questions about booth spaces. Scott Martin, president of the FDP, is once again chairing the Harvest Festival.

The Partnership welcomes business owners to help support the Harvest Festival while gaining publicity for their businesses with sponsorships. Please email the FDP office at to become a sponsor. 

Many businesses are helping make the Harvest Festival possible by sponsoring it. Thank you to platinum sponsors Dean Bank, Mosquito Mary's and RI Motorsports and Detail; silver sponsors Bissanti Real Estate Appraisals & Consulting, Glen Meadows Apartments, Hockomock YMCA, Liberty Tax, Middlesex Savings Bank, Rockland Trust & The Enclave of Franklin; and bronze sponsors: Arcadia Dental of Franklin, Beaux Regards Photographic Art, Camford Property Group, Chestnut Dental Associates, D.G. Ranieri Real Estate, Encore Music Academy and Recording Studios, Edward Jones - Kevin L. Johnson, Fenton Financial Group, Keefe Insurance, La Cantina Winery, LeafFilter North, Mint Dental of Franklin, MyFM 101.3, Nerds to Go, and Senate President Karen E. Spilka.