Franklin, NC - Wayah Bald

Labor Day weekend is here, which means the unofficial end of summer is upon us. September is a busy month here in Franklin, as folks are preparing for the upcoming Macon County Fair starting on September 16th. The Macon County Fair is one of, if not the only, purely agricultural fairs left in the state. As always, it will be held at the Macon County Fairgrounds and in the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center. Admission is always free. For a complete schedule of events during the fair, please visit the fair’s website at:

Some other exciting news that’s happening right now is that Franklin is currently in the final round of the Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine’s Top Towns competition. Voting is happening now through September 13th. You can vote once every 24 hours, so please remember to cast your vote at this link: and be sure to vote for Franklin! The winner will be featured in an upcoming issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and we want our beautiful town to be the one.

This weekend will also feature some fantastic musical performances here in Franklin. At the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Contemporary Christian music superstar Steven Curtis-Chapman will go on stage on Saturday, September 5th. Showtime is 7:30pm and for more information or to buy tickets, check out the SMCPA website at: You can also purchase tickets at the Chamber of Commerce for this or any of the upcoming shows, so stop by the office, get your tickets and check out all the great information that we have about Franklin!

The other musical performance this Saturday evening is Frogtown, downtown in front of the Macon County Courthouse, at Pickin’ on the Square. Bring a lawnchair or a blanket to sit on, relax and listen to the down home bluegrass music that brings mountain culture and heritage to life. Pickin’ on the Square is always free and there are many vendors set up for refreshments. Frogtown will begin around 7:30pm, which will be preceded by “open mic”, where anyone who’d like to give a performance can give it their best.

Please visit the Franklin, NC Chamber of Commerce website below to see a full calendar of upcoming events and information: and remember to have a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend! We hope to see you around!