FRANKLINVILLE—The Village of Franklinville Events Committee has been planning a festival for area residents to enjoy. The Fall For Franklinville Festival will take place Saturday, Sept. 15 in downtown Franklinville and Park Square.
The schedule includes a theme basket auction in Park Square from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with proceeds to benefit the Village of Franklinville Events Committee. The Blount Library, located at 5 N. Main St., will be hosting a Library Walk from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and there will be entertainment and vendor booths at Park Square from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. including fall-themed face painting. Cost is $3 for small and $6 for full face.
Also from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. will be an Apple Cider Mill, where visitors can purchase cider and donuts while enjoying the festival. Visitors can also bring their own apples and watch them turned into cider to take home. The mill is presented by the Ischua Valley Historical Society. Limit one-half bushel per family which produces approximately one to one and a half gallons of cider.
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be live music in Park Square including Jolly Roger from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Lee Kenyon and Friends starting at 2 p.m. An Antique and Exotic Car Show will begin at 11:30 a.m. with cars arriving at 10 a.m.
Legend’s Bar and Grill will be offering a chicken barbecue from 12 p.m. until sold-out and live music by Steel Reign from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The Franklinville Conservation Club, located at 3040 Bakerstand Road, will host a Rib Fest beginning at 3:30 p.m.
The Miner’s Cabin will be hosting an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. and at 3 p.m. a Mini-Pini Pin-Up Contest at Park Square will begin with an Adult Pin-Up contest to follow at 5 p.m. These family-friendly events emulates the looks of the 40s, 50s and 60s. Women dress in circle skirts, high waisted cigarette pants, red lipstick, high heels and pearls to keep history alive and to honor the women who came before us.
Visitors can access the public parking lot by turning right onto Elm Street and taking the next driveway. Roadways around Park Square will be blocked off for the event. For a current event list see their website at franklinvilleny.org or on the Village of Franklinville Facebook Page.