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Festivals in Franklin, NC

There are many opportunities to take in some family fun at one of the festivals in Franklin, NC.  Join us as we celebrate our heritage through many festivals and special events held throughout the year. Discover events and celebrations that highlight our love for everything from the Appalachian Trail, to gems, quilts, seasonal foods, agriculture, folk art, and fun. When it comes to the festivals in Franklin, NC, there’s something for everyone, in every season!

July 4th Parade in Franklin, NC
The Town of Franklin presents … An All American 4th of July! Tuesday, July 4, 2017 … 10:00am to 1:00pm Franklin’s Annual Independence Day Celebration begins with our annual 4th of July Parade at 10:00am. While you go most places to see a parade, we actually invite you to participate! Deck out in red, white
Airing of the Quilts in Franklin, NC
Make plans to join us in Franklin, North Carolina, Mother’s Day Weekend for our Annual Airing of the Quilts Festival.
Franklin Folk Festival
Presented by Town of Franklin Merchants Appalachian Heritage Festival Saturday, July 16, 2016 • 9:00am to 5:00pm Sponsored by over 30 Downtown Franklin, North Carolina Merchants …. the Appalachian Heritage Festival brings a day of free fun for all ages on Saturday, July 16, 2016 ! Nearly 50 live demonstrations will be showcased and will
April Fools Trail Days Franklin, North Carolina
As an Appalachian Trail Gateway Community, Franklin opens the town to all hikers of the Appalachian Trail as they start their journey north to Katahdin.
Franklin Folk Festival, North Carolina
“A Celebration of Appalachian Heritage” in Franklin, NC. Come to the mountains of Western North Carolina and discover the Franklin Area Folk Festival! Our mission is to preserve and educate about the rich heritage of Franklin, NC and Macon County. A FREE event, this family-friendly festival features live heritage demonstrations, Appalachian crafts, old-time mountain music
Little Tennessee River Franklin, NC
The Little Tennessee River will be bombarded with ducks and hand-crafted rafts. The first ever Franklin RiverFest of 2016 is coming to Franklin this Saturday. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Franklin – Daybreak, the festival will feature several activities in an effort to raise money for local humanitarian organizations; such as CareNet, the Franklin High School Interact Club, Community Care Clinic, and many more.
Gemboree Franklin, NC
Franklin boasts some of the most well-known and most popular gemborees in the area! The Annual Macon County Gemboree features fine gemstones, jewelry, rough and cut gemstones, minerals, fossils and much more! For the gem and jewelry enthusiasts, this festival is a must.
Macon County Fair
Since 1953, features a celebration for those near and far that showcases all that the county has to offer. Plenty of things to do and see for young and old such as children's activities, entertainment, food and merchandise vendors, livestock and agricultural competitions and much, much more.
Pumpkin Fest Franklin, NC
The world famous pumpkin role, a Halloween parade down main street and a nine foot tall dragon are just a few of the things coming to Franklin for the 20th annual PumpkinFest.
Taste of Scotland in Franklin, North Carolina
The event celebrates Franklin’s Scots-Irish Heritage very appropriately as we have one of the highest concentrations of Scots-Irish decedents in the country. This is truly unique Scottish festival is far different than Highland Games. Think of it as a sampling of everything Scottish! At the Taste of Scotland you can enjoy authentic Scottish Foods, Music,
Veterans Day Franklin NC
Join the Town of Franklin as we, along with our citizens, honor the Veterans of Franklin and Macon County, North Carolina on November 11th with a parade & ceremony. Once again in 2016 featuring the award winning FHS Marching Panther Regiment. The FHS Band will march in the parade and perform a mini-concert at 10:45am.
Winter Wonderland in Downtown Franklin
The Town of Franklin presents … WINTER WONDERLAND Saturdays • November 26th and December 3rd – 5:00pm to 8:00pm The holidays are a special time for us in Franklin, North Carolina and we invite you to join with us for this most wonderful time of year during Winter Wonderland! Historic Downtown Franklin is transformed into

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Join us for laughs from 6 different comedians and beer from 12 different taps! Free Admission Josh Merrell - Josh is a local Comedian/Actor working out of the Asheville area. He has performed at the Eastville Comedy and Greenwich Comedy Clubs in New York City, as well as the Laughfest Comedy Festival (Grand Rapids, MI). He will be making his National Television Debut as Travis Alexander in the show "National Enquirer Investigates" on the Reelz Network. Tom Peters - Tom Peters has performed in the Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival and hosts a weekly radio show on 103.3 Asheville FM. Grayson Morris - Grayson Morris is a stand up comedian based in Asheville, NC. Her adorable brand of nice-guy humor is as self-deprecating as it is uplifting. She has appeared in numerous comedy festivals including The Great American Comedy Festival and The Limestone Comedy Festival, and has toured the nation with her one woman show, Am I a Grownup Yet? She has opened for Louis C.K. and appeared on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live Blaine Perry - Originally from Texas, Blaine Perry spent several years in New York City developing his comedy chops and was the co-host of the comedy duo called "Don't Touch Me There." He moved to the hills of Asheville, NC with his wife and his cat in 2013 and performs regularly throughout the Southeast. Cary Goff - Cary is a writer and comedian out of Asheville, NC. He performs around the Southeast. He’s showcased in the Laugh Your Asheville Off Festival, been a finalist in the Port City Comedy Competition and a semi-finalist in the Carolina’s Funniest Stand-Up Comic Competition. He has enjoyed performing with comedians such as Joe DeRosa, Rory Scovel, Joe Zimmerman, Doug Stanhope, Tom Segura and Jarrod Harris, among others. Cary also writes satire for the Asheville Disclaimer in the alt-weekly Mountain Xpress as well as The Simpleton Review. Since 2010, Cary has produced shows under “Disclaimer Comedy” with fellow comedian Tom Scheve and helps run the the popular weekly show in downtown Asheville, Disclaimer Stand-up Lounge, the Saturday night show Preview Comedy at Carolina Cinemas as well as the Disclaimer Comedy Short Video Competition. Carlos Canales - Carlos is a Graphic Designer and Comedian living in Waynesville, NC. He produces and performs in shows throughout the Southeast. He has also performed in Chicago, Atlanta, and at the Laughfest Comedy Festival in Grand Rapids MI. He has made his mark in Asheville by being one of the only brown comedians around.

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Patricia HutchinsonI love Franklin and the people there.

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The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - March 3 at 7;30 PM at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts. With multi-platinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits such as "Fishin' In The Dark" and "Mr. Bojangles", multiple Grammy, IBMA, CMA Awards and nominations, the band's accolades continue to accumulate.

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Michael ArringtonWhat is the venue like? Is it inside or outside? Seating comfortable?

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Darrell DornHow expensive are the tickets.

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Jean McKelveyJoann and I are going (celebrating her birthday) plus one other person. Could that be you JH?

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Al RobertsGood band..are you going Cindy Mason..I already have tickets to Ann Wilson..so I I cant be "Fishing in the Dark

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David BiggsIf you remember this band, as I do, you have reached your mature years : (

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Anita Carter GrierThey are going to be at the Atlanta symphony orchestra next month

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Holly Parnham RankinSuch great childhood memories associated with this song.

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Pat AldermanThis is great music 🎶

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Randy GreenWill the circle volume 2, in my truck cd changer now.

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Bruce RobertsSaw them back in October, they are as good as ever!

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Connie StephensOh my...I'd love to be there!

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Kimberly LyonsJust might have to do this!!

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Randy MchughTop notch

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Charon EveWOW let's go. Sounds great. Who's up for this? Camping?

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Lenora JonesWould love to see this.

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Ruthi Lemonswe're going to see The Beach Boys and Bill Engvall

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Diane Stark StephensGoing, can't wait!

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Greg VinesYou should go. It's a short drive

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Lorraine Briggs LaniusI saw them in 1975!

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Patti DuncanWe have tickets!!!!

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Bob McClureIll go!!!

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Susan Hmielewski KarcherGot my tickets today!

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Robin Penland BarrickWe are going!!!

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Charlene CraneLove that song

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Tim MathewsI think I've been on this Creek with Carnell L Moore

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Tim MathewsWe didn't miss many creeks lol

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