SOMERSET NJ – On Saturday, September 28th, Franklin Township Parks & Recreation will host the Township’s annual Franklin Day Festival (FDF) from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Colonial Park, Lot C in Somerset, NJ.  Over 20,000 Franklin Township residents, local businesses, and artists and visitors from neighboring towns attended the festival last year! 

This year’s festival will feature Miss NJ USA, Manya Saaraswat!  For Miss NJ USA info visit

This special event offers a day of fantastic family fun including an array of attractions along with the eclectic musical stylings of live bands on the main stage. 

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There is something for everyone whether you’re a fan of Jazz, R&B, Pop, Rock or Gospel!  The FDF cultural stage will also feature instrumentalists, dancers, and singers performing music from around the world.

The Franklin Day Festival includes popular programs designed for children, adults, and seniors.  So bring the entire family!  Our annual Artwalk will display artwork solicited by the public, as well as, from Franklin Township Public School students. 

Popular attractions such as pony rides and the petting zoo are back for children of all ages.  Attendees will also have over 100 vendors to enjoy! 

Thanks to the New Jersey Army National Guard, the festival will also feature a Black Hawk military helicopter that will be a main attraction for attendees to view the landing, static display and take-off of this prestigious flight apparatus (barring any unexpected air travel restrictions).

There is also a wide-ranging mix of numerous food vendors offering everything from barbeque to dessert. Car enthusiasts will be pleased to know we are once again hosting the FDF’s Classic Car Show! 

With so much to enjoy, attendees are encouraged to share social media posts during the event using #FranklinDayFestival