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The Best Gifts from Schoharie County



Written By Editor on 7/5/22 | 7/5/22

Join us to shop local, party with the bands, enjoy a fashion show and have fun! 

July 5, 2022 – Franklin, New York -- Old Franklin Day is back! 

Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 27th from 10 am to 4 pm, on Institute Street off  Main Street/State Highway 357. Franklin’s traditional summer festival is kicking into high  gear this year! 

“Old Franklin Day showcases the Village of Franklin’s history and traditions with a  welcoming community, old-fashioned hospitality, unique local businesses, talented  musicians, artists and crafters, delicious handmade and “farm to table” food, and fun  activities for kids of all ages,” said Connie Martin, Old Franklin Day Coordinator. Connie  added, “It’s a good time for the whole family!” Hanna VanDeusen, Old Franklin Day  Coordinator, said, “Whether you want to shop, eat, play, party with the bands, learn more  about the community, catch up with old friends, or make new ones, there’s something for  everyone.” 

Shop Local 

To date, about 35 local artists, crafters and vendors have signed up, along with variouslocal  community organizations. Offerings include antiques, artwork, artisanal glass, pottery,  ceramic ware, woodcraft, home d├ęcor, vintage and contemporary clothing, jewelry,  accessories, a children’s book and delicious locally made maple syrup products, handmade  chocolate, baked goods and more. Make a memory with a special photo by Annadale Farms  Photography.  

Boogie Live 

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Tom Morgan and Erna Morgan McReynolds, two  popular local bands will perform live. Off the Record Band will be performing rock, country 

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and jazz classics from 11 am to 1 pm. Charlie and the Roomers will be playing blues, funk,  soul, rock, country and New Orleans music from 2 pm to 4 pm.  

Yum Eats 

Get the energy to put on your dancing shoes with burgers, fries, hot dogs, chicken and gyros cooked on site, along with baked goods, gelato, Italian ices and chocolate. To really  satisfy your sweet tooth, check out St. Paul’s annual pie sale at Old Franklin Day for a great  selection of delicious pies. The sale begins at 9am and ends when pies are sold out. Have a  slice with coffee and pick up whole pies for family and friends. Come early as pies sell out  quickly! 

Take In a Fashion Show 

We’re bringing back Old Franklin Day’s much enjoyed fashion show, which was  orchestrated for many years by the late Lois Stalter, a longtime local resident and fashion  history expert. “100 Years of Fashion” will take place at Franklin Central School at 1pm and  is presented by the Vintage Closet and Threads Past and Present in memory of Lois Stalter. 

Get inspired by vintage and more contemporary fashions to spice up your wardrobe! Celebrate 75 Years with Franklin Rotary Club 

To commemorate its 75th anniversary of service, the Franklin Rotary Club will have a large tent on the Franklin Central School lawn with special exhibits showing its milestone  accomplishments and program information. Rotarians are planning to have special  refreshments and much more, with seating available inside the tent. Come visit the tent  and see what Rotary is all about! 

Kids’ Play 

In addition to the popular Bounce House, glitter tattoos, balloon art, Zenga and make your  own sand art activities at Old Franklin Day, Rotarians will have yard games, a balloon toss,  ring toss and more with small prizes. There will also be a kickball game for children and  adults on the Franklin Central School athletic field. 

Get Deals 

Franklin Free Library will have its traditional book sale. Grab a bagful of great books at a  bargain and help fund the library’s educational programs. And don’t miss the traditional  Old Franklin Day town-wide lawn sales – you may find the deal of a lifetime!  

Tour the Village

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Another way to enjoy Old Franklin Day: Take a walk around the historic village. Local shops  and restaurants will be open. Don’t miss the landmark homes on Main, Center, Maple and  Water Streets, and the Franklin Stage Company building on Institute Street. Visit the  Franklin Railroad and Community Museum at 572 Main Street and the bucolic Ouleout  Valley Cemetery, also on Main Street. 

Thank You to Old Franklin Day Sponsors 

Tom Morgan and Erna Morgan McReynolds 


Wayne Bank 

Chen-Del-O Federal Credit Union 

Franklin Eyewear 

Hebbard Fence 

Franklin Rotary 

Daniel Branigan – Kaatirondack Senior Solutions 

Classic Cuts by Sarah 

Polar Bear Ice Cream and More 

Rich’s Auto Body 

Dutch Can and Bottle Return 

White’s Farm Supply 

*Sponsor list as of July 4th 

To learn more about Old Franklin Day or become a sponsor, visit our web page at, on Facebook at @OldFranklinDay or contact Connie Martin and  Hanna VanDeusen, Old Franklin Day Coordinators, at  

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