Honoring Our Veterans
Monday, November 11, 2019 • Downtown Franklin
10:30am – Parade (Line-up at 10:00am)
11:00am – Veterans Ceremony (Gazebo on the Square)
Join the Town of Franklin as we, along with our citizens, honor Veterans on November 11th with a parade & ceremony. Once again in 2019 featuring the award winning FHS Marching Panther Regiment.
The parade will leave the lower level of Franklin Town Hall at 10:30 am and travel to the Gazebo on the Square for the ceremony. Special banners, carried by the Boy Scouts, lead each group of Veterans along the parade route according to the war or time period of service. Lineup begins at 10:00am for Veterans that wish to participate.
The Veterans Ceremony begins at 11:00am and is always very moving. It features a guest speaker along with a wreath laying ceremony and the playing of Taps. Come, bring the entire family and show your appreciation of these men and women who have served. We also encourage you to show your patriotic pride by dressing in red, white and blue!
Pickin’ on the Square
Pickin’ on the Square | Downtown Franklin, NC | Free Event
Saturday Evenings Beginning at 7:00pm
Late May through Mid October
Come to Downtown Franklin to enjoy an evening of FREE entertainment at the Gazebo on the Square. Each Saturday night you’ll enjoy a variety of entertainment (weather permitting). Be sure to bring your lawn chair. Come early and enjoy one of our great restaurants. Food vendors also available.
2019 SCHEDULE JUST ANNOUNCED (schedule subject to change)
May 25 – Lisa & the Boys (Blues, Country, etc.)
June 01 – The J.W. Band (Great Classic Country)
June 08 – The Upbeats Band (Great R&B and Oldies)
June 15 – Taste of Scotland (Due to time contraints NO PICKIN’)
June 22 – Hurricane Creek (Fantastic Show Band)
June 29 – Darren Nicholson (A Real Pro! Thanks!)
July 06 – Remenants Band (A Crowd Favorite – Oldies)
July 13 – Frogtown (Great Bluegrass)
July 20 – Tugalo Holler (Variety of Super Bluegrass)
July 27 – Tom Floyd Badn ( 70’s, Motown, Variety)
August 03 – Paradise 56 (Caribbean, Rock, Original)
August 10 – Andrew Chastain Band (Great Country)
August 17 – Elderly Brothers (Beach Music, Oldies)
August 24 – Caribbean Cowboys (Buffet Music, Oldies)
August 31 – Kasey Clark (From Nashville -New Artist)
September 07 – Hurrican Creek (Showband Encore)
September 14 – Cornbread Creek (Oldtime Music)
September 21 – Curtis Blackwell & The Dixie Bluegrass Boys
September 28 – TBA
Ocotober 05 – Blueride (Gospel)
October 12 – Intermission Band (Variety)
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.
2019 Macon County Fair Theme: TBA
Wednesday, September 11 – Sunday, September 15
Click here for Schedule of Events
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, Dancers, Clans, Border Collie Demonstrations, Parade of Clans & Tartans, Scottish Crafters and Children’s Highland Games, plus continuous Live Entertainment!
The event begins on Thursday with a golf tournament & Scottish dinner. Friday night will feature a CEILIDH (that’s Scottish for PARTY!) in downtown Franklin.
Then the main event gets underway at 9:00 a.m on Saturday all throughout downtown Franklin. Several outdoor venues feature some of the finest Scottish performers and Celtic dancers in the USA. The event runs through 8:00 p.m.
Enjoy demonstrations of sword fighting, border collies, and Highland wrestling. You’ll also get a kick out of the Knobby Knees and Shortbread contests. Plus pipes and drums galore.The weekend’s event wind down on Sunday with the Kirkin’ of the Tartan at Franklin’s First Presbyterian Church during the morning. And on Sunday afternoon learn more about Scottish history with “The Montgomery Tour”.
One thing is for sure, you’ll have an incredible weekend at the Taste of Scotland in Franklin, NC. Visit the Taste of Scotland festival web site for more information.
Mother’s Day Gemboree
Franklin, NC is known as the “Gem Capital of the World” for good reason: in 1870 companies began mining corundum in Macon County, unearthing a wealth of native rubies and sapphires. Come learn about our history and try your hand at panning to see what treasures you can find in the Appalachian soil! 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.