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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!
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
Presented by Town of Franklin Merchants Appalachian Heritage Festival Saturday, July 15, 2017 • 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
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,
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;
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 roll, a Halloween parade down main street and a nine foot tall dragon are just a few of the things coming to Franklin for the 21st annual PumpkinFest.
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Franklin Folk Festival 2014 Heritage means a lot to the people of Franklin, as it should. Although it’s somewhat cliché to say, it’s also undoubtedly true that you can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been. That’s largely why the annual Franklin Folk Festival is so important
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
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
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

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