SOMERSET NJ – On Saturday, September 28th, Franklin Township Parks & Recreation will host the Township’s annual Franklin Day Festival (FDF) from 12:00pm to 5:00pm 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! 

Retail, clothing, educational, sports, entertainment, health, family fun and home improvement businesses interested in promoting their services at the festival must submit an exhibitor application by Monday, September 9, 2019. 

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For information about the Franklin Day Festival visit or call 732-873-2500 x 6428. 

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.  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 inflatable rides, 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).

Some representatives of our Local Farmers Market will be on hand with locally grown produce and farm products.  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

This year’s leading festival sponsors are L’Oreal, Pillar College, Rutgers Preparatory School, Robert Johnson University Hospital, Miracle Ear-Somerset and Rutgers Health University Dental Associates.  For more information about these sponsors please visit and and and and and

Please note that due to the extensive size and complexity of this one day event, no rain date will be scheduled.  Stay in the loop by texting FranklinDay to 888777.