Saturday Harvest Event Hopes for Great Weather


At present, ideal weather is expected for  the Franklin Downtown Partnership (FDP) 18th annual Harvest Festival,  on Saturday, October 2.

With over 100 booths, the  "family-friendly" event 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.  If the forecast changes and the event gets rained out, it will be held instead on Sunday, October 3.

According to the FDP, "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 (avenue) will feature live music from two popular local bands: Ben Gardner’s Boat and The Driftwoods.

Many businesses are helping to make the Harvest Festival possible by sponsoring it. Among them are  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.

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