Annual Labor Day Round Up & Art Fair

The 78th FCA Labor Day Round Up runs from 10-3pm in downtown Franklin and will feature a parade at noon, giant inflatables, a petting farm, magic show, jugglers, interactive circus, midway games, great food by Leo’s Coney Island of West Bloomfield, classic car display, tasty treats, and dog rescue.

Art in the Village, a fine art fair, will run from 10-5pm on Labor Day and features works in glass, pottery, fiber, furniture, jewelry, photography, painting, sculpture, and more. Live musical performances throughout the day. Admission is free.

The Franklin Community Association’s annual Labor Day Round Up has been providing the village of Franklin a parade, midway games, entertainment, art, food, and fun for 78 years.

NEW! FCA Members can pre-purchase tickets! 

Avoid the ticket lines and get to the fun quicker! NEW for this year, current FCA members can purchase tickets in advance and pick up from Ticket Tent #1 at the Round Up on Monday 9/4 between 10a-3p. 

Tickets are $1.50 each and used for games, food, pony rides, petting farm, to name a few!

All FCA Member households who pre-purchase tickets will also receive 5 FREE TICKETS.
And the first 100 FCA member households will receive a special FCA canvas tote, courtesy of Linda & Frank Novak of Novak Real Estate Partners. 

*Pre-purchase ends Friday 9/1 at 11:59pm. Must be a current FCA member to pre-purchase tickets*

Parade at Noon

Parade takes place on Franklin Road, starting at Evelyn Court

Kids Activities

  • Pony rides
  • Petting Farm
  • Midway games with prizes
  • Giant inflatables
  • Face painter
  • Air Brush Tattoo

Food + Treats

  • Leo’s Coney Island of West Bloomfield on Orchard Lake
  • Roasted corn
  • Meat the Crunch salami chips
  • Spun Sugar Detroit cotton candy
  • Roasted nuts
  • Sandy Candy
  • Kona Ice truck


  • Cirque Amongus
  • Magician at 2pm
  • Bowling ball juggler
  • Clowns on stilts
  • Classic Car Show
  • Parade @ Noon
  • Art Fair 10-5 PM

Community Programs

  • Franklin Garden Club plant sale
  • Bonsai Tree Display
  • Bake Sale
  • Franklin Library Book Sale
  • Franklin Community Church Charity Project
  • NEXT
  • Franklin Historical Society Display Tent @ Kreger Barn

Volunteers Needed

100 Volunteers Needed

To make this year’s event a success, we need over 100 volunteers! Adults, middle, and high school students are welcome. 

A reminder that volunteering at the Round Up can be counted toward any high school students’ volunteer hours. What a FUN way to give back to the community!  Thank you to the boy scouts for volunteering annually.


Questions? Email Bruce at 

Saturday, September 2nd set-up: 

  • 9-12pm 

Monday, September 4th shifts: 

  • 8-10am
  • 9:30-11:30am
  • 11:30-1:30pm
  • 1:30-3:30pm
  • 3-5pm


Event Contacts

Volunteers, including NHS – Questions about volunteering? Please contact Bruce Fisher

ParadeWarren Robinson

Bake Sale – We need your home baked goods – breads, cakes, cookies, muffins, brownies, etc… Please drop them off at the Bake Sale tent on Labor Day 8:30-10am.  Questions? Please contact Susan Pepper and Holly Baynham

Classic Cars –  Have a classic car that you’d like to display and/or drive in the parade? Please contact Ken Klemmer

Garden Club – The Garden Club takes plant donations to sell. If you have plants to donate, please bring them to the Garden Club tent located near the Kroger House. For more information, contact Margaret Bancroft

Art FairJane Polan

Round Up Chair – Kathy Erlich

Additional Round Up Committee volunteers:
Al Beke (FCA president), Norma Pope (Midway Games/ Prizes), Gary Roberts (Vendors), Anna Maria Roediger (Ponies and Petting farm), Rebecca Lincoln and Bruce Fisher (Tickets), Rich Pirotta (Treasurer), Stewart Weiner and Rick David (general support)
FCA Marketing and Communications: Lauren Gautier, Kate Bevins, Tania Metti

Special thanks to Jeremy from Comerica Bank, the Franklin Police Department and Franklin-Bingham Fire Department!


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