Old Franklin Day

Old Franklin Day is back!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 27th from 10 am to 4 pm, on Institute Street off Main Street. Franklin’s traditional summer festival is kicking into high gear this year!

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Something for Everyone

Old Franklin Day is a celebration that showcases the beautiful Village of Franklin’s proud and rich history with an active, friendly and welcoming community, old-fashioned hospitality, unique local businesses, talented musicians, artists and crafters, delicious handmade and “farm to table” food, and fun activities for kids of all ages. It’s a good time for the whole family!

Shop Local

To date, we have over 45 local artists, crafters and vendors signed up. If you’re looking for that special antique, artwork, artisanal glass, pottery, ceramic ware or woodcraft, along with home décor, clothing, jewelry, and accessories, this is the place. Make a memory with a special photo by Annadale Farms Photography.

Handmade Treats

Delicious locally made treats, including maple syrup products, baked goods, chocolate and more will be available for sale.

Off Road Maple offers a variety of delicious pure maple products made at the Jordan Family Farm

Boogie with the Bands

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Tom Morgan and Erna Morgan McReynolds, two popular local bands will perform live. Get ready to party!

Eric Haight’s band, Off the Record, will be performing rock, country and jazz classics from 11 am to 1 pm.


Charlie and the Roomers will be playing blues, funk, soul, rock, country and New Orleans music from 2 pm to 4 pm.

Antique and Vintage Fashion Show

Join us in the Franklin Central School auditorium at 1 pm for a fashion show featuring antique and vintage clothing. Take a journey down memory lane as you view historic fashions modeled by some of your local friends and neighbors!

Yum Eats

Twee Dee Treats will have a food truck at Old Franklin Day offering a varied menu with burgers, fries, chicken and more! The Tulip and the Rose will be grilling gyros on site.

Both the Tulip and the Rose and Yokel on Main Street will be open for business all day, with delicious food sourced locally.

Pie Sale

Want pie? We’ll have all your favorites for sale at St. Paul’s Church pie sale at 9 am! Pick up a whole pie (or two . . .or three. . .) for family and friends. Grab a cuppa joe with a slice and visit with neighbors. Go early – pies sell out quickly!

You won’t want to miss St. Paul’s annual pie sale!

Kids’ Activities and More

We will have our popular Bounce House, balloon art, glitter tattoos, make your own sand art, and other kids’ activities. We’re planning other fun happenings, too!

Hanna Van Deusen models her glitter tattoo – fun for kids of all ages

Happy 75th to Franklin Rotary!

Franklin Rotary is celebrating its 75th birthday this year! Rotarians are planning fun activities for adults and kids alike, including games, ice cream and a celebration cake!

Library Book Sale

The Franklin Free Library book sale is back – under the big tent

Franklin Free Library will have its traditional book sale. Grab a bagful of great books for your summer reading and help fund the library’s educational programs.

Townwide Lawn Sales

Don’t miss the town-wide lawn sales – you may find the deal of a lifetime!

Around the Village

Another way to enjoy Old Franklin Day: Take a walk around the historic village. Don’t miss the landmark homes on Main, Center, Maple and Water Streets, and the Franklin Stage Company building on Institute Street! Be sure to visit the Franklin Railroad and Community Museum at 572 Main Street and the bucolic Ouleout Valley Cemetery, also on Main Street.

A Big Thank You to Our Old Franklin Day Sponsors*

Old Franklin Day would not be possible without our generous sponsors:

  • Tom Morgan and Erna Morgan McReynolds
  • Wayne Bank
  • Chen-Del-O Federal Credit Union
  • Hebbard Fence
  • Morgan Stanley – The Table Rock Group at Morgan Stanley
  • Franklin Rotary
  • Franklin Eyewear
  • No Name Plumbing Co., LLC
  • Gary Graham 422 and Kabinett &Kammer
  • Daniel Branigan – Kaatirondack Senior Solutions
  • Classic Cuts by Sarah
  • Polar Bear Ice Cream
  • Rich’s Auto Body
  • Dutch Can and Bottle Return
  • White’s Farm Supply
  • Matthew Campbell Insurance & Retirement Planning

* Sponsor list as of August 16th

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Contact Us

Contact Connie Martin and Hanna Van Deusen, Old Franklin Day Coordinators, at ofd@franklinny.org or 201-414-1684 to participate as a sponsor or vendor, or with suggestions or questions. Watch Facebook and this page for updates.

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