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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
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 and blue and walk or drive down Main Street.
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.
Appalachian Heritage Festival
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 14, 2018! Nearly 50 live demonstrations will be showcased and will feature the essence of life in Appalachia. You’ll see quilters, wood carvers, canoe
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.
Mountain High BBQ
KCBS Sanctioned BBQ Cookoff for Backyard and Professional teams.  BBQ vendors will be on the premises to sell great tasting BBQ.  Food vendors, crafters, cooking demonstrations and a car show will round out the exciting features of the festival.
Franklin Folk Festival, North Carolina
The 14th Annual Franklin Area Folk Festival, “A Celebration of Appalachian Heritage” will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 10 am to 4 pm at Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center, 51 Cowee School Drive, Franklin, NC. Celebrating all things Appalachian, this family-friendly festival features live heritage demonstrations,
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
Get ready to let the good times roll during Franklin, North Carolina’s 22nd Annual PumpkinFest! This street festival and celebration of Autumn is pure familiy fun! Children and adults alike will have a blast taking part in traditional and some very non-traditional fall festivities during Western North Carolina’s premiere autumn festival.
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Sweet Corn Festival Saturday, July 7th the 21st Annual Sweet Corn Festival 10:00-3:00, includes food, craft & non-profit vendors, live entertainment, trail hikes,  historic church tours, and children’s activities. We can’t wait to see you!! For more information visit Sweet Corn Festival        
Taste of Scotland in Franklin, North Carolina
Franklin’s Scottish Heritage Festival “Always Father’s Day Weekend” 14-17 June 2018
Veterans Day Franklin NC
Join the Town of Franklin as we, along with our citizens, honor Veterans on November 11th with a parade & ceremony. Once again in 2018 featuring the award winning FHS Marching Panther Regiment.
Winter Wonderland in Downtown Franklin
The Town of Franklin presents … WINTER WONDERLAND Saturdays • November 24th and December 1st – 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 as Historic Downtown Franklin

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Don't miss the 14th Annual Franklin Area Folk Festival “A Celebration of Appalachian Heritage” this Saturday, August 18 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center,

Celebrating all things Appalachian, this family-friendly festival features live heritage demonstrations, Appalachian crafts, Civil War Re-enactors/Camp, kids’ activities, food, textiles/quilting & more! In keeping our heritage alive, music is a key component of the festival, particularly SEBA (SouthEastern Bluegrass Association) jammin’ sessions that feature old-time mountain music and bluegrass.

The festival sponsors hands-on activities allowing visitors to experience what mountain life was like way back when as demonstrators share what they learned at their parents’ knee: woodcarving, blacksmithing, moonshinin’, weaving, spinning, and many other heritage skills. This FREE event offers parking and shuttles to and from the school. Co-sponsors: Folk Heritage Association of Macon County and Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center. www.FranklinFolkFestival.com.Can you identify what is happening in these photos? Come to the Festival on August 18th and enjoy SO MANY fun activities like these.
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Dont miss the 14th Annual Franklin Area Folk Festival “A Celebration of Appalachian Heritage” this Saturday, August 18 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center, 

Celebrating all things Appalachian, this family-friendly festival features live heritage demonstrations, Appalachian crafts, Civil War Re-enactors/Camp, kids’ activities, food, textiles/quilting & more! In keeping our heritage alive, music is a key component of the festival, particularly SEBA (SouthEastern Bluegrass Association) jammin’ sessions that feature old-time mountain music and bluegrass. 

The festival sponsors hands-on activities allowing visitors to experience what mountain life was like way back when as demonstrators share what they learned at their parents’ knee: woodcarving, blacksmithing, moonshinin’, weaving, spinning, and many other heritage skills. This FREE event offers parking and shuttles to and from the school. Co-sponsors: Folk Heritage Association of Macon County and Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center. www.FranklinFolkFestival.com.

Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and humanitarian, Michael Bolton, will be in concert at The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, August 23, at 7:30 pm.

www.greatmountainmusic.com/eventdetail.asp?t=i&m=8&d=23&y=2018&evt=1Michael Bolton's official music video for 'How Am I Supposed To Live Without You'. Click to listen to Michael Bolton on Spotify: smarturl.it/MichaelBo...
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This Saturday at the Lazy Hiker - Party like it's 2017! It's been one year since the big eclipse passed through Western NC and they are celebrating by bringing The Company Stores back to Lazy Hiker! They will be recreating their eclipse show from last year by performing one set of original music and then Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon from beginning to end! Opening the night and joining The Company Stores on stage is Beggars Clan, who kick off the music at 7pm! This is going to be an amazing night of music so don't miss it!! ... See MoreSee Less

This Saturday at the Lazy Hiker - Party like its 2017! Its been one year since the big eclipse passed through Western NC and they are celebrating by bringing The Company Stores back to Lazy Hiker! They will be recreating their eclipse show from last year by performing one set of original music and then Pink Floyds Dark Side of the Moon from beginning to end! Opening the night and joining The Company Stores on stage is Beggars Clan, who kick off the music at 7pm! This is going to be an amazing night of music so dont miss it!!
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