Welcome to the Town Franklin
Town Franklin, founded in 1836, is located in
the Southern end of Franklin County. It has been
called a scenic oasis in the heart of the
Adirondack Mountains located in upstate New York.
When traveling through the Town of Franklin there
is so much to see and visit.
In a picturesque
setting, one mile out of the hamlet of Onchiota and
14 miles from Saranac Lake is a museum devoted to
Iroquois history and culture. This is the Six
Nations indian Museum. The Town of Franklin offers
many seasonal activities and events. Many trails to
hike on, lake and streams to canoe on and the New
York State owned Buck Pond for camping pleasures.
In the winter, The Town of Franklin offers a whole
new experience and beauty. There is Cross Country
Skiing and Snow Shoeing through pristine wilderness,
snowmobiling on the Corridor Number 7 as well as
back country trails, skating at Kate Mountain Park
and the list goes on.
4th Annual Pumpkin Heaves & Autumn Leaves Festival
9 am - 3 pm on October 14, 2017 at Kate Mountain Park on Route 3 in Vermontville
BUILD YOUR OWN CATAPULT OR TREBUCHET!
What is a Trebuchet?
A machine used in medieval siege warfare for hurling large stones or other missiles.
What is a Catapult?
A device in which accumulated tension is suddenly released to hurl an object some distance, in particular.
Good for carving, making pies, baking seeds
and a flurry of other fall favorites. But a
catapulting pumpkin competition? Now that’s
an unusual use for this orange gourd-like
squash! You’ve seen them on television , in
movies and online. Now is your chance for your
club, business, school or a team of your own to
experience it in real life. It’s your turn to show
Build your own catapult or trebuchet and come
Prizes will be awarded for distance
in each category.
Junior, Heavyweight, Unlimited.
$5 Contest Entry Fee
(includes Captain’s Admission, other team
members pay regular admission)
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS* (times approximate and subject to change)
Pumpkin Heaves set-up
and Team Registration:
Food Concession Opens: 11:00 am
- Be sure to try the Kate Mountain Burger!
Pony Rides, Face Painting,
Pumpkin Painting, Music: 11:00 am
Music All Day: by MX Productions DJ Service
Contestant Practice Throws: 11:00 am
Pumpkin Heaves Round 1: 11:30 am
Pumpkin Heaves Round 2: 12:30 am
Pumpkin Heaves Round 3: 1:30 pm
Pumpkin Pie Bake-Off: 2:00pm
(Turn in 1:30pm)
Pumpkin Carving Judging: 2:00 pm
(bring your own carved pumpkin)
Awards Ceremony for ALL Contests: 2:00 pm
$5 Adults, $3 kids 3-11, under 3 free
The Future is Now!
People's Committee to Build a
Town of Franklin Community Center
The mission of The Future is Now is to
raise funds for the construction of a
Community Center at the Town of
Franklin's Kate Mountain Park in
Vermontville. The park consists of 28
beautiful acres with hiking trails,
a pavilion, basketball court and two
softball fields. As the Town grows, so
do the needs of the residents.
A Community Center will be a
welcome addition to the Town.
The possibilities for the use of the
building are endless … after school
programs, club meetings, parties,
community suppers, game nights,
how-to classes, locker rooms for sporting
events, etc. Everyone, regardless of
experience, is very, very welcome to
join the committee.
The need for a Community Center
has been talked about for years
but we say "The Future is Now".