The Franklin County Visitor’s Bureau is reaching out to visitors and residents to dine and explore fresh food and fun in Franklin County with the annual “Franklin Fresh Food & Dining Guide.” The publication is distributed to over 10,000 visitors and residents annually.
The new edition includes features on Franklin County agriculture history, Master Gardeners, harvest festivals, the importance of pollinators, gardening tips, and a tasty tour of Franklin County foodie stops. It offers a complete listing of farm stores, creameries, orchards, cheese makers, farmers’ markets, and produce stands throughout the county. Finally, it spotlights the local flavor of Franklin County in its many neighborhood and county dining spots along with an extensive list of local restaurants.
Agriculture is a consistent part of Franklin County’s economy and pairs well with tourism because visitors are attracted to freshly grown food, festivals, and the open space beauty of farmland. Beginning the last weekend of September, Franklin County has fall harvest festivals, corn mazes, hayrides, and pumpkin picking through the first weekend in November. Visit the Fall Fun listings for a selection of apple festivals, beer fests, and pumpkin festivals.
“It’s a great time to explore. The foliage is amazing, and families enjoy corn mazes and hayrides. Franklin County is a favorite spot for a fall hike, a drive, or a bike ride. Our trails are amazing when the trees are gold, crimson, and copper,” said Janet Pollard executive director of the Franklin County Visitor’s Bureau. Download a copy of the 2017-2018 annual “Franklin Fresh Food & Dining Guide” here.