Showing posts with label festival. Show all posts
Showing posts with label festival. Show all posts

Saturday, July 13, 2024

Lowell Folk Festival brings a wide variety of folk music from around the world to Lowell, oh and for FREE!

via the Lowell Folk Festival
2024 Lowell Folk Festival Announces Full Performance Schedule - Music, Food, and Crafts From Around the World Showcased Throughout Lowell, MA  July 26-28 #lowellfolk 
LEARN MORE: https://t.co/kmTYf6WgMD  or ->   https://lowellfolkfestival.org/
Shared from -> https://t.co/3y6TNI2VIw


Lowell Folk Festival brings a wide variety of folk music from around the world to Lowell, oh and for FREE!


Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Sunday, October 1, 2023

Good weather set for Harvest Festival - Sunday, Oct 1 from noon to 4 PM

The 20th Annual Harvest Festival is reset for Sunday, October 1, from noon to 4 PM. 

Look forward to many booths and attractions filling downtown on Main Street, Dean Avenue, West Central Street, Depot Street, and the parking area behind Rockland Bank. 

Organized by the Franklin Downtown Partnership, more than 160 vendor booths will display their specialties. There will also be music, food, kids’ activities, balloons, special items from local merchants, artwork and crafts.

“The Harvest Festival is Franklin Downtown Partnership’s invitation to people to gather as a community, have fun, and shop local right here in town,” said Scott Martin, president of the Franklin Downtown Partnership and Harvest Festival chair. “The mix of activities and entertainment we have make this community event special for all ages. It showcases the wonderful shopping and dining opportunities in downtown Franklin,” Martin added.

Thank you to Harvest Festival sponsors!

Platinum - Dean Bank, RI Motorsports

Gold - Floor & Décor, Notturno Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Inc, PhysicianOne Urgent Care

Silver - Camford Property Group, Hockomock YMCA. 

Bronze - Beaux Regards Photographic Art, Chestnut Dental, LeafFilter Gutter Protection, MyFM

Shared from the Downtown Partnership page -> 


Good weather set for Harvest Festival - Sunday, Oct 1 from noon to 4 PM
Good weather set for Harvest Festival - Sunday, Oct 1 from noon to 4 PM

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Harvest Festival shifts to Sunday, Oct 1 from noon to 4 PM

Due to the high probability of rainy weather on our Saturday event day, and the consistent forecast for a perfect sunny Fall day on Sunday, the Franklin Downtown Partnership's 20th Harvest Festival will move the event to its planned rain date on Sunday, October 1. The event will take place from 12:00 – 4:00 PM but, other than shortening the event end time by one hour, all other event logistics. 
Harvest Festival shifts to Sunday, Oct 1 from noon to 4 PM
Harvest Festival shifts to Sunday, Oct 1 from noon to 4 PM

 Shared from -> https://www.franklindowntownpartnership.org/2023/09/due-to-high-probability-of-rainy.html

Thursday, September 28, 2023

It’s Here! Franklin Celebrates the Season Saturday, September 30 at the Annual Harvest Festival

Franklin’s Annual Harvest Festival is set for Saturday, September 30, 12 noon to 5 PM, with a rain date of Sunday, October 1, from 12 noon to 4 PM. 160 booths and attractions will fill Main Street, Dean Avenue, West Central, and Depot Street. 
Annual Harvest Festival
Annual Harvest Festival

Visitors to the festival will enjoy musical entertainment, food from local restaurants, kids’ crafts, painting and balloon art, specials from downtown merchants, unique artwork and crafts by local and regional artists. Community groups will be there to tell you about their organization. 

“The Harvest Festival is always a great time for people to gather and socialize. They can experience what shopping and dining local is really like in our community,” said Scott Martin, Harvest Festival chairman and president of the Franklin Downtown Partnership. “The mix of activities and entertainment make this event special for all ages.”

The day’s agenda is full. This is what you get.

Refreshments – Gelato, coffee, bakery, smoothies and many other food choices at Main Street restaurants. Food court vendors will be selling great fare including Italian sausage, pizza, hot dogs, barbecue chicken sandwiches, cheeseburgers, chicken fingers, fried dough, ice cream, apple cider, popcorn and cider donuts.

Shopping - With more than 160 vendors, this festival is the perfect opportunity for residents to meet their local business owners and learn more about what they offer. Many local crafters will be selling everything from paintings and jewelry to handmade gift items.

Franklin Historical Museum - Local entertainer Jamie Barrett will play music on the front porch of the museum at 80 West Central Street (route 140). Popcorn will be served from an old-fashioned popcorn machine, and Ladybug Trail maps and buttons will be handed out.

Touch-a-Truck - The Franklin Fire Department will have its firetrucks out at its headquarters, and Sparky will give out plastic fire helmets to children.

Art Show and Sale - The Franklin Art Association will host an art show and sale at its gallery located inside Escape Into Fiction bookstore at 12 Main Street. 

“Downtown Franklin is a busy social center for shopping, dining and entertainment. The Harvest Festival is the perfect time to get acquainted with local business owners,” said Lisa Piana, Franklin Downtown Partnership’s Executive Director. “We welcome friends from our town and beyond to experience the shops, restaurants, and many services Franklin has to offer.”

Piana added, “We love to acknowledge and thank our local business sponsors who make this event a huge success.” 

This year’s platinum sponsors: Dean Bank, Dean College, Middlesex Savings Bank, RI Motorsports; Gold sponsors: Floor & Décor, Notturno Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, PhysicianOne Urgent Care; Silver sponsors: Camford Property Group, Glen Meadow Apartments, Hockomock YMCA, Rockland Trust; Bronze sponsors: Beaux Regards Photographic Art, Chestnut Dental, DCU, D.G. Ranieri Real Estate, Keefe Insurance, MyFM, LeafFilter Gutter Protection, Turtle 2 Properties, LLC; and Friend sponsors: The Enclave of Franklin.

About the Franklin Downtown Partnership 

The Franklin Downtown Partnership is a non-profit 501©3 organization made up of more than 350 business owners, residents, and community leaders working to revitalize downtown Franklin. Residents can join the Downtown Partnership for only $25. The Partnership manages events like the Strawberry Stroll and the Harvest Festival, and initiatives such as beautification, streetscape design, greenspace, alley murals, and sculpture projects. For more information go to www.franklindowntownpartnership.org

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Community Relations Subcommittee at Harvest Festival - Sep 30

Community Relations Subcommittee at Harvest Festival

Downtown Franklin

Shared from ->   https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/agendas/community_relations_harvest_festival_posting_2023.pdf


Note: one of the requirements of Open Meeting Law is to declare an agenda for a posted meeting where the committee members will be gathering for this kind of public event.

Community Relations Subcommittee at Harvest Festival - Sep 30
Community Relations Subcommittee at Harvest Festival - Sep 30

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Jamie Barrett at the Historical Museum for the Harvest Festival - Sep 30

Looking forward to the annual Franklin Downtown Partnership Harvest FestivalSaturday, September 30th, we’re pleased to announce Franklin Music Educator, Jamie Barrett will be providing our musical entertainment on the museum’s front porch. 
Jamie Barrett
Jamie Barrett


Check our website and Facebook page for exact times as we get closer to the event. Families can spread their blanket on the front lawn and enjoy Mr. Barrett’s music. Freshly popped pop corn is free to all visitors (outdoors only please). But do come inside and try your hand at our Scavenger Hunt and learn a little of our town’s history!

The Franklin Historical Museum is located at 80 West Central Street, we are wheelchair accessible and admission is always free. Come in and find your history!

Monday, September 11, 2023

Community Relations Subcommittee - Meeting - Sep 11 at 6:00 PM

Franklin Public Schools - Franklin School Committee
Community Relations Subcommittee
September 11, 2023 - 6:00 PM

Municipal Building - 3rd floor Training Room

AGENDA
"The listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law."
● Harvest Festival Planning




Community Relations Subcommittee - Meeting - Sep 11 at 6:00 PM
Community Relations Subcommittee - Meeting - Sep 11 at 6:00 PM

Monday, August 28, 2023

Master Plan Update Committee discusses timeline, outreach, survey and more in 2 hour session (audio)

FM #1048 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 1048 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares the Master Plan Update Committee meeting held on Wednesday, August 23, 2023.


  • The Master Plan Update Committee met in the 3rd floor Training Room/ RM 326

  • Discussion on branding efforts complicated by heavy web presence of Franklin Tennessee and wanting to avoid confusion with them

  • Will have booth at Harvest Festival, discussion on logo, branding desire to have something ready to handout or engagement with community at booth

  • Proceeding with "Form Franklin's Future"

  • Recommendations from multiple members to obtain input in map based form, for multiple good reasons to help visualize and work with qualitatively, if not quantitatively

  • extended discussion on survey and use of an incentive to increase participation, action to run this by the Town Attny for 2 answers, one if the committee could do so (per meeting likely not); alternatively, might another non-town org (i.e. Dean College) run the survey (and include incentive) to enable the data to be used by the committee. Amy to get answers

  • Amy to create spreadsheet for committee members to use to add orgs and other contact points for outreach effort

  • The 2020 update to the Master Plan is the one to use for status of which of the prior plans objectives and actions items were completed or not. Ginelle has marked up the spreadsheet with color coding on completion status and will share to the drive from other members to work with

  • Meeting adjourns


Listen to the recording of the Master Plan Update Cmte meeting held on August 23, 2023. The meeting runs about 2 hours.


Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-1048-master-plan-update-cmte-mtg-08-23-23



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The agenda doc is rich with links to the prior master plan and associated materials     

https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif10036/f/agendas/master_plan_agenda_-_august_23rd_2023_0.pdf  


The Master Plan update Committee page -> https://www.franklinma.gov/master-plan-update-committee 


My notes captured during the meeting can be found in one PDF file ->

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aIOl7qtMIACVrUlp5-hYD6KkQRleMdo_/view?usp=drive_link 


The meeting video is available for replay ->   

https://www.youtube.com/live/1sLTy6XZK48 


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Master Plan Update Committee discusses timeline, outreach, survey and more in 2 hour session (audio)
Master Plan Update Committee discusses timeline, outreach, survey and more in 2 hour session (audio)

Friday, August 25, 2023

Master Plan Update Committee discusses timeline, outreach, survey and more in 2 hour session (video)

The Master Plan Update Committee met as scheduled on Wednesday, Aug 23, 2023 beginning at 6:30 PM. I joined the meeting in progress at about 7ish (after the Police Station committee completed in the Council Chambers.)


The Franklin TV meeting video replay link ->    https://www.youtube.com/live/1sLTy6XZK48

Brief recap 
  • Discussion on branding efforts complicated by heavy web presence of Franklin Tennessee and wanting to avoid confusion with them
  • Will have booth at Harvest Festival, discussion on logo, branding desire to have something ready to handout or engagement with community at booth
  • Proceeding with "Form Franklin's Future"
  • Recommendations from multiple members to obtain input in map based form, for multiple good reasons to help visualize and work with qualitatively, if not quantitatively
  • extended discussion on survey and use of an incentive to increase participation, action to run this by the Town Attny for 2 answers, one if the committee could do so (per meeting likely not); alternatively, might another non-town org (i.e. Dean College) run the survey (and include incentive) to enable the data to be used by the committee. Amy to get answers
  • Amy to create spreadsheet for committee members to use to add orgs and other contact points for outreach effort
  • The 2020 update to the Master Plan is the one to use for status of which of the prior plans objectives and actions items were completed or not. Ginelle has marked up the spreadsheet with color coding on completion status and will share to the drive from other members to work with
  • Meeting adjourns
My full set of notes captured via Twitter can be found in one PDF

Master Plan Update Committee discusses timeline, outreach, survey and more in 2 hour session (video)
Master Plan Update Committee discusses timeline, outreach, survey and more in 2 hour session (video)

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Jamie Barrett scheduled to perform at the Historical Museum during the Harvest Festival - Sept 30

Looking forward to the annual Franklin Downtown Partnership Harvest Festival, Saturday, September 30th, we’re pleased to announce Franklin Music Educator, Jamie Barrett will be providing our musical entertainment on the museum’s front porch. 
Jamie Barrett
Jamie Barrett


Check our website and Facebook page for exact times as we get closer to the event. Families can spread their blanket on the front lawn and enjoy Mr. Barrett’s music. Freshly popped pop corn is free to all visitors (outdoors only please). But do come inside and try your hand at our Scavenger Hunt and learn a little of our town’s history!

The Franklin Historical Museum is located at 80 West Central Street, we are wheelchair accessible and admission is always free. Come in and find your history!

Monday, July 31, 2023

20th Annual Harvest Festival - planning underway for September 30, 2023

The 20th Annual Harvest Festival is set for Saturday, September 30, 2023 with a rain date of Sunday, October 1, from noon to 5 PM. Look forward to many booths and attractions filling downtown on Main Street, Dean Avenue, West Central Street, Depot Street, and the parking area behind Rockland Bank. 

Organized by the Franklin Downtown Partnership, more than 160 vendor booths will display their specialties. There will also be music, food, kids’ activities, balloons, special items from local merchants, artwork and crafts.

“The Harvest Festival is Franklin Downtown Partnership’s invitation to people to gather as a community, have fun, and shop local right here in town,” said Scott Martin, president of the Franklin Downtown Partnership and Harvest Festival chair. “The mix of activities and entertainment we have make this community event special for all ages. It showcases the wonderful shopping and dining opportunities in downtown Franklin,” Martin added.

Registration opens August 15. The last day to register for booth space is September 15, but organizers expect to sell out sooner. Booths are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Thank you to Harvest Festival sponsors!

Platinum - Dean Bank, RI Motorsports

Gold - Floor & Décor, Notturno Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Inc, PhysicianOne Urgent Care

Silver - Camford Property Group, Hockomock YMCA. 

Bronze - Beaux Regards Photographic Art, Chestnut Dental, LeafFilter Gutter Protection, MyFM

Shared from the Downtown Partnership page -> 

20th Annual Harvest Festival - planning underway for September 30, 2023
20th Annual Harvest Festival - planning underway for September 30, 2023

Sunday, July 23, 2023

Lowell Folk Festival scheduled for July 28-30 - a great free event

Lowell Folk Fest (@LowellFolkFest) tweeted on Sat, Jul 22, 2023:
"Here's a schedule. 
Save it for a handy reference! Lowell Folk Festival July 28-30. #lowellfolk https://t.co/7yqRjfOy3r"
Visit the Festival page for additional info -> https://lowellfolkfestival.org/

My favorite way to spend a Saturday is to find a spot at Boarding House Park and enjoy the variety of music from noon to 6 PM.

Lowell Folk Festival scheduled for July 28-30 - a great free event
Lowell Folk Festival scheduled for July 28-30 - a great free event

Friday, May 12, 2023

Panther TV: FHS Film Festival - May 18, at 6 PM

Our annual FHS Film Festival showcases student work from all media classes. 
Come and support our media students next Thursday @ 6 PM! https://t.co/THldIEJKLW
Shared from -> https://twitter.com/fhspanthertv/status/1656305123700666371

Panther TV: FHS Film Festival - May 18, at 6 PM
Panther TV: FHS Film Festival - May 18, at 6 PM

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Franklin Downtown Partnership Announces 2023 Events and Meeting Dates

The dates for Franklin Downtown Partnership events and meetings during 2023 have been set.

The Strawberry Stroll is scheduled for Fri., June 9, with a rain date of Sat., June 10. Join us for delicious strawberry shortcake in an old-fashioned block party in downtown Franklin!

Our largest event of the year, the Harvest Festival, is set for Sat., Sept. 30, with a rain date of Sun., Oct. 1. Celebrate the fall on the closed-off streets of downtown Franklin with all your neighbors.
Franklin Downtown Partnership
Franklin Downtown Partnership

“We are so happy to present our signature events and welcome all our Franklin residents to celebrate our community,” said Franklin Downtown Partnership Executive Director Lisa Piana. “We are so thankful to our Franklin businesses, volunteers and sponsors who make these events possible.”

General meetings of the Partnership are scheduled on April 6, June 1, Sept. 7 and Nov. 2. Meetings begin at 8:30 AM at Dean College, Dr. Paula Rooney Student Center on the second floor in the Golder Room.

The Partnership works with the Franklin Garden Club to deck out the downtown with seasonal decorations. The 2023 Spring/Summer Beautification Day is scheduled for  Sat., May 20. The Autumn/Winter Beautification Day is Sat., Nov. 18. Groups are encouraged to volunteer and high school community service hours are available.

Sponsors are needed for the Partnership’s 2023 events. Please contact the Partnership office at downtown.franklin@yahoo.com if you’re interested in sponsorship.

The Partnership reminds residents to shop local to support our Franklin businesses. The Franklin Downtown Partnership is a nonprofit, 501©3 organization made up of more than 360 business owners, community leaders and residents working to stimulate economic development downtown and create a positive impact throughout the area.  

Visit the Franklin Downtown Partnership for more info or to join ->

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Franklin TV: Harvest Fest - We Were Blown Away

Pete Fasciano, Executive Director 10/09/2022 

Whoops – there’s goes another one.

Whoops – there’s goes another one


A few moments earlier the mangled tent above stood at the other end of this scene. 

Up it went – sailing past the post office in a mere second before being wrangled back to terra firma. A few more were mangled and wrangled. Our own tent, held down by ninety pounds of weights, was shimmying. We packed it up before the gusts could steal away with it. 

Breeze notwithstanding, the crowds turned out.

harvest festival 2022


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Sunday, October 2, 2022

What does Sunday's schedule look like with the rescheduled events?

Due to the rain forecasted for Saturday, a number of events moved to Sunday so the full Sunday schedule now looks like:

Sunday, October 2

Fall Storywalk (Delcarte Recreation)

12:00pm - Harvest Festival (street fair with vendors, music, etc.) (Downtown Franklin)

12:00pm - Pumpkin Patch Sale (St John’s Episcopal Church)

1:00pm - Tyrolean Festival (food & music) (THE BLACK BOX)

1:00pm - Jimmy Fund Walk (fund raiser) (La Cantina Winery)

1:00pm - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)

1:00pm - Oktoberfest Celebration - Raina’s Plate (67 Degrees Brewery)

1:00pm - Oktoberfest Celebration - Scott Damgaard (67 Degrees Brewery)

3:00pm - LiveARTS: Musical Magic! (First Universalist Society - 262 Chestnut St)


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The Franklin Art Association Art Gallery remains open during business hours at Escape into Fiction (Main St, Franklin)

Find the full Community event calendar  https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/blog-page.html

The Cultural calendar displays only the cultural events      https://www.franklinculture.org/things-do/pages/calendar

If you have an event to add to the calendar, you can use the form to submit it for publication:  https://forms.gle/oPdi8X3ZbHHyrHzo6

The Town meeting calendar is found  https://www.franklinma.gov/calendar
The School district calendar is found  https://www.franklinps.net/calendar-by-event-type/26 

Community Calendar
Community Calendar

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Harvest Festival re-scheduled for on Sunday, Oct 2 from noon to 5 PM

The Franklin Downtown Partnership is holding its annual Harvest Festival on Sunday from noon to 5 PM.

The map showing the location of vendors and activities downtown along Main St and West Central St is shared here. Page 2 is the vendor listing with where they are located by location #.
Due to the rain that is forecasted for Saturday, the FDP Harvest Festival will move to its rain date on Sunday, October 2. 

Please note that all other event logistics regarding set up times and booth locations will remain the same. 

We hope that your schedule will still allow you to participate. If you are a vendor that has a schedule conflict that will prevent you from participating in the event, please contact Harvest Festival Chair Scott Martin




Franklin Harvest Festival, map and vendor listing - Saturday, Oct 1; rain date, Oct 2
Franklin Harvest Festival, map and vendor listing - Saturday, Oct 1; rain date, Oct 2

You're Invited! Harvest Festival - October 2, 2022

The Franklin Downtown Partnership invites you to attend the 19th annual Harvest Festival downtown on Sunday, October 2 from 12 PM - 5 PM. There will be more than 160 vendor booths, entertainment, food, kids activities, balloon art, specials from downtown merchants, artwork and crafts! 

The event is free and open to all.

ROAD CLOSURE:  Residents can expect closures of Main Street from Rt.140 to Emmons Street, parts of Dean Ave, and parts of Depot Street from 11am - 6pm.

Please Note: The original Harvest Festival date of Saturday, October 1st, 2022 has been rescheduled to the rain date of Sunday, October 2nd, 2022.



You're Invited! Harvest Festival - October 2, 2022
You're Invited! Harvest Festival - October 2, 2022


Friday, September 30, 2022

Franklin Harvest Festival, map and vendor listing - Sunday, Oct 2

The Franklin Downtown Partnership is holding its annual Harvest Festival on Sunday from noon to 5 PM.

The map showing the location of vendors and activities downtown along Main St and West Central St is shared here. Page 2 is the vendor listing with where they are located by location #.
Due to the rain that is forecasted for Saturday, the FDP Harvest Festival will move to its rain date on Sunday, October 2. 

Please note that all other event logistics regarding set up times and booth locations will remain the same. 

We hope that your schedule will still allow you to participate. If you are a vendor that has a schedule conflict that will prevent you from participating in the event, please contact Harvest Festival Chair Scott Martin




Franklin Harvest Festival, map and vendor listing - Saturday, Oct 1; rain date, Oct 2
Franklin Harvest Festival, map and vendor listing - Saturday, Oct 1; rain date, Oct 2