Chamber Events

grf 09 balloon glow franzThe Franklin County Chamber of Commerce plans and produces several events during the year. As one of the Massachusetts’ Regional Tourism Councils, this is an effort to increase the number of visitors to our area and increase occupancy in local lodging facilities, particularly in shoulder seasons. We work closely with attractions and cultural organizations to avoid conflicts in dates and we maintain a comprehensive calendar of events that is sent to various databases. 

Each event has its own staff member assigned and a complement of volunteers who are the backbone of this chamber. There are many ways to become involved and we are most appreciative of the time, talent and energy that volunteers give us.

The Franklin County Better Living Show, April 18 & 19, 2015
This lifestyle event features exhibitors in the following areas:

  • Crafts, Recycled Products and Foodstuffs

  • Home Security

  • Leisure & Recreation

  • Home Improvement Design & Equipment

  • Energy Production & Conservation

  • Banking & Investments

  • Gardening & Farming

  • Locavore Living

  • Heating & Cooling

  • Home Appliances

  • Transportation Innovation

  • Health & Fitness

  • Senior Living Innovations

  • Childrens Activities

greenriverfest12jacobsenGreen River Festival
An annual festival with two days of top-notch roots music on three stages, handcrafts, local food and hot air balloons (rides and a balloon glow). Children's activities. The Franklin County Chamber organizes the balloon portion of the event. For tickets and information, visit

Franklin County CiderDays, November 7-8, 2015
Annual celebration of hard and sweet cider with orchard tours, cidermaking and cooking workshops, cider tastings, the world's largest cider salon and a locavore harvest supper. For tickets and information: