Tuesday, August 26, 2014

2014 Harvest Festival Planning Under Way

2014 Franklin Harvest Festival Planning Under Way
The Franklin Downtown Partnership is currently planning the 12th annual Harvest Festival and is looking for crafters, entertainers, vendors, volunteers and sponsors. The festival is scheduled for Sunday, October 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will take place rain or shine.  
Organizers expect more than 6,000 visitors to attend this year's event in downtown Franklin, where they'll be treated to delicious food options, a live DJ and local entertainers on several stages, games and activities for the kids, and more than 100 crafter, artist and organization booths to browse through. Local businesses will hold sales and special promotions, and the Fire Station and the Historical Museum plan displays and activities. 
 "The Harvest Festival is one of the best opportunities we have to bring the community together and show off all that downtown Franklin has to offer. Year after year our visitors discover great shopping, new restaurants, helpful resources and talented local artists," says Executive Director Lisa Piana.

BOOTH SPACES AVAILABLE:There is still time for crafters, organizations, performers and interested groups to participate. Booth space is limited and registrations must be received by September 5. Registration forms and more information can be found at www.franklindowntownpartnership.org/ or by contacting Booth Chairperson Terri Frank at terrifrank1@gmail.com. 
SPONSORSHIPS NEEDED:Sponsors are needed to support this festival. The FDP relies on sponsors to run this and other events, including the Strawberry Stroll, Holiday Stroll and its beautification days. Businesses and individuals interested in sponsorship can contact the FDP office at downtown.franklin@yahoo.com or (774)-571-3109.  Sponsorship forms and a full list of opportunities can be found on the website under the Sponsors tab.
Franklin Food Pantry entrance decked out for 2013 Harvest Festival
Franklin Food Pantry entrance decked out for 2013 Harvest Festival

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