SOMERSET, NJ - More than 20,000 people are expected to attend this year's 6th annual Franklin Day Festival at Colonial Park on Sept. 28 from 12 pm to 5 pm. 

The event will be hosted by the Franklin Township Parks and Recreation department. 

The festival will showcase the diverse artistic talents of the Franklin Township community, including dance performances and the annual ArtWalk featuring photography and artwork created by local artists and students.

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Attendees can also enjoy the live musical and cultural performances on the Franklin Day Festival Main Stage dance floor.

Festival coordinators remind all attendees to come hungry, as up to twenty unique food trucks will be parked on the premises. Additionally, the Festival will host the closing day of the Franklin Township Community Farmer’s Market. Attendees are encouraged to support local farms and businesses by purchasing fresh produce, homemade pastries, and other delicious items from the certified Jersey Fresh® market.

Children’s events, which are completely free, include carnival rides, bouncy houses, pony rides, and a petting zoo. Kids can try their luck at a number of other games and activities, including bubble soccer, or climb aboard some of Franklin’s Touch-a-Truck vehicles, which will be open for exploration.

In the meantime, adults are invited to enjoy the classic car show and mingle with local business and non-profit leaders. Colonial Park’s paddleboarding equipment and miniature golf course will also be available for families to enjoy free of charge.

Back again by popular demand, the NJ Army National Guard will be landing a Black Hawk helicopter at the event for all community members to explore up close and personal.

For information about the Franklin Day Festival visit www.franklintwpnj.org/franklinday or call 732-873-2500 x 6428.  Also stay in the loop by texting FranklinDay to 888777. 

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