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Vote Franklin 2018 Top Small Adventure Town!

We know that Franklin is full of adventure, now we have a chance to be voted Top Adventure Town in the Small Town category of Blue Ridge Magazine's 2018 TOP Adventure Town contest! Vote every 24 hours for your favorites on multiple devices!…

Franklin's 2017 Christmas Parade - A Season For Giving

The Sunday after Thanksgiving holds a long standing tradition here in Franklin, one that will thankfully carry on this year. Franklin's 2017 Christmas Parade will be held as planned on Sunday November 26th at 3:00 PM through historic downtown…

Fall Color Update - October 7th, 2016

The colors of fall are beginning to show their distinctive hues in the higher elevations here in the Franklin area. Dry conditions are causing some leaves to deteriorate more rapidly and dead fall is occurring. The next series of photos were…

Great Ways to Close Out Your Summer

Well here we are, once again. Labor Day Weekend is upon us and the unofficial end of Summer is here. Kids are starting back to school, the mornings are getting a little cooler, and the last three day weekend of summer is here. Here's some…

Franklin, NC Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet

  The Franklin Chamber of Commerce held it's Annual Awards and Installation Banquet on Thursday, January 28th, 2016 in Tartan Hall in downtown Franklin. Each year the Franklin Chamber of Commerce presents individuals, a business…

Take A Drive on our Waterfall Highway

The new year has settled in and the first week of January has come and gone. We have had a pretty volatile few weeks of weather here in Franklin and do believe that old man Winter has finally come to stick around. Some of the beneficiaries…

2nd Annual Rudy Drop

Do you have plans yet for New Years Eve? If you're tired of watching the ball drop on TV and don't want to head out of town for a unique New Years Eve celebration, look no further than downtown Franklin and the 2nd Annual New Years Eve Rudy…

Merry Christmas To All!

The time has come to gather round with family and friends. For us to take the time to slow down and enjoy the fruits of our labor. Remember the good times, remember our loved ones who aren't here with us, no matter what the reason, we know we…

Beautiful Weather

This warmer weather we've been having over the last couple of weeks has really gotten our biological calendars mixed up here in the mountains of western North Carolina! Just the last few days alone, where we've reached the upper 60's and…

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Macon County Fair

Join us for the Annual Macon County Agricultural Fair for BBQ Supper, Best Cake Contest, Special Needs Livestock Show,  Harvest Sale, Festival Foods and so much more! Sponsored by Macon County Horse Association.  For more information…
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Macon County Fair

Join us for the Annual Macon County Agricultural Fair for BBQ Supper, Best Cake Contest, Special Needs Livestock Show,  Harvest Sale, Festival Foods and so much more! Sponsored by Macon County Horse Association.  For more information contact…
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Macon County Fair

Join us for the Annual Macon County Agricultural Fair for BBQ Supper, Best Cake Contest, Special Needs Livestock Show,  Harvest Sale, Festival Foods and so much more! Sponsored by Macon County Horse Association.  For more information contact…
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19th Annual Sweet Corn Festival

A Franklin Tradition!  Free admission, great food, bake sale, handmade arts & crafts.  Join us for hours of entertainment, fun and games for children and face painting.  Trail walks and historic church tours are also available.  Oh and…
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Poetry Night in Franklin

The Rathskeller CoffeeHaus & Pub in Franklin will host an open-mic poetry night for adults on Tuesday, June 21 at 6:30 pm.  All area poets and lovers of poetry are invited to read or recite their original works, as well as, share their…
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Boots & Bling 2016

Boots & Bling 2016 sponsored by the Zonta Club of Franklin, NC will be held on August 27 at 6:30 pm at the Bloemsma Barn. This is fundraising event for R.E.A.C.H. of Macon & Jackson counties. Individual Tickets are $50 and includes food,…
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"Home Made" Cooking Class

Do you like to make a mess in the kitchen? We're the place for you! We're here to encourage you in your journey of cooking for family, for friends and for pure joy.    At Home Made we offer classes for ages 3 to 93. The classes are…
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Anniversary Celebration at The Lazy Hiker

Join us and celebrate the 1 yer anniversary of Lazy Hiker Brewing Company.  Free Admission.  Beer releases all day.  Food provided by The Fork in the Road and Amazing Pizza Company. Chalwa playing at 2 pm Calvin Get Down playing at 5 pm Dirty…
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A Garden Festival in Downtown Franklin

Garden Tours - Gardening Demonstrations - Wild Flower Self Guided Hikes - Fairy Houses - Dividing & Propagating Plants - Bee Pollinators  -  Reading in the Garden - Worm Vermiculture - Container Planter Station - Activities for Childr…
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Pickin' On The Square

Fun, free, weekly entertainment on just above every Saturday night throughout the summer.  Remember the fun begins at 6:30 pm with open mike, so you can show off your talent or the lack thereof, whichever the case.  The main entertainment…
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Memorial Day Service

Memorial Day Service at the Macon County Veteran's Park.  Free BBQ lunch will follow after at the American Legion.  The public is invited to attend.
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Stone Cutting Saturday at Mason Mountain Mine

Join us for Stone Cutting Saturday at the Cowee Gift Shop and Macon Mountain Mine.
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Fall Festival at Mason Mountain Mine

Join us for a Fall Celebration at Cowee Gift Shop and Mason Mountain Mine.
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Midnight Mining

Midnight Mining!!!!  Join us for a night of fun!
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Franklin Terrace Grand Opening

You are invited to attend the grand opening and open house of The Franklin Terrace Bed & Breakfast.  Light refreshments will be served.
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Craft Fair and Auto Show

Cartoogechaye Christian Fellowship will host a fundraising Craft Fair at Memorial United Methodist Church in Franklin. NC Profits from food, bake sale and donations will go to fund CCF community projects. This event will feature crafts.…
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"A Salute to America" Concert Series

Brasstown Ringers celebrates the USA  with a selection of patriotic and Americana handbell music with "A Salute to America".  The concert's music features folk tunes, gospels, as well as, beloved Broadway show and classic movie music.  A…
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8th Annual American Girl Tea Party

8th Annual American Girl Tea Party to benefit REACH of Macon County.  Join us for hot teas, light finger foods and sweet treats.   We will raffle off the American Girls Doll of the year "Lea".  Door prizes for both children and adults.  Silent…
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Craft and Music Workshop for Kids

A free ARTSaturday workshop for elementary school age children and their families will be held on Saturday, April 23 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on Franklin's Town Square.  The Earth Day-themed event will include nature-related make and take paper…
Franklin, NC - Lazy Hiker Brewing Company
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The Get Right Band in the Yard

Join us in The Yard for a hip shakin' earthquakin' pure funk fun concert with The Get Right Band.
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The Big Deal Band in the Yard

Join us for a slightly bent bluegrass group.... The Big Deal Band.
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5K Cold Turkey Run

Join us for the 5K Cold Turkey Run on the Greenway in beautiful Franklin NC!  Registration before race.  Race to benefit Macon TRACS.

Horse Show

Macon County Horse Association sponsors this Horse Show.  Everyone is welcome.  Rain date for the show is October 16.

Horse Show

Macon County Horse Association sponsors this Horse Show.  Everyone is welcome.  Rain date for the show is September 25.

Horse Show

Macon County Horse Association sponsors this Horse Show.  Everyone is welcome.  Rain date for the show is August 28.

Horse Show

Macon County Horse Association sponsors this Horse Show.  Everyone is welcome.  Rain date for the show is June 12.
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Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues

Mac Arnold, is an American blues musician from South Carolina. Arnold was born in Ware Place South Carolina, one of 13 children born and raised on a sharecropper's farm. His musical journey began in the 1950s when he and his brother Leroy fashioned…
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Malpass Brothers

My brother Taylor and I do the type of music we do because this music speaks to us, and speaks to the souls of its listeners. For us, traditional country music is the ‘real deal’ – every song portrays life’s joys, heartaches, problems…
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Blue Moon Rising

The East Tennessee band Blue Moon Rising is one of the most exciting new Bluegrass groups on the scene today. Not only do they write and perform original, well-crafted Bluegrass songs, they play those songs with a sense of style and taste reminiscent…
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Blue Wheel Drive

    Blue Wheel Drive is an energetic and modern hard-driving bluegrass band based out of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Asheville, North Carolina. Blue Wheel Drive’s new CD recording features all original songs with hot instrumentals and tight…
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Becky Buller Band

Becky Buller is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and producer from St. James, Minn., who has traipsed the world over performing bluegrass/Americana/roots music to fund her insatiable habit of songwriting. Her compositions can be heard on records…
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Franklin Garden Club's Plant Sale

The Annual Franklin Garden Club Plant Sale will be held Saturday, May 7th at the Main Street Clock Tower on Town Square.  Come early for best selection of plants.
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Winter Wonderland

Saturdays, November 26th and December 3, Historic Downtown Franklin is transformed into a "Winter Wonderland" featuring:  living window displays of Christmas & the Holidays, live sounds of the season outdoors at the downtown gazebo and…
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Veterans Day Parade

Join The Town of Franklin as we honor the Veterans of Franklin and Macon County, NC with a parade and ceremony.  The parade begins at 10:30 am followed by the Annual Veteran's Day Ceremony at 11 am at the Gazebo on the Square.  The award winning…
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20th Annual PumpkinFest

Get ready to let the good times roll during Franklin's 20th Annual PumpkinFest.  Sign up early for the World Famous Pumpkin Roll.  Join in the Costume Parade and Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest.  And don't miss out on the great food, mountain…
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4th of July Parade

Join the Town of Franklin on Monday, July 4th, for our Annual Independence Day Celebration.  Activities are from 10 am to 1 pm.  Participate in our annual parade at 10 am and bring your pets all decked out for the Patriotic Pet Contest at…
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Alive After Five! Networking Social

Join us for a  joint Alive After Five!/S.T.I.R. Event with the Franklin and Jackson County Chambers of Commerce and the Macon County EDC.   Everyone is invited!
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SMPCC's Bluegrass at the Barn

Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Center's Bluegrass at the Barn Fundraising Concert/Silent Auction. Inflatables, Food Vendors and an Outdoor Concert featuring "Mountain Faith Band". Ticket prices:  VIP Meet and Great with the Band:  $35…
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Land of the Sky Barbershop Chorus & Ice Cream Social

Concert and Ice Cream Social at Tartan Hall.  Everyone is invited for a fun afternoon.  Presented by the Arts Council of Macon County.
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Airing of the Quilts

This Mother's Day weekend "Airing of the Quilts" returns to Historic Downtown Franklin, NC. The event showcases the artistry of quilts. "This year's event will also include a tour of the Macon County Quilt Trail, plus demonstrations and musicians…
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Slocan Ramblers

The Slocan Ramblers are Canada’s young bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in the tradition, fearlessly creative, and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans (2015 Edmonton Folk Fest Emerging Artist Award recipients), have quickly become…

Horse Show

Macon County Horse Association sponsors this Horse Show.  Everyone is welcome.  Rain date for the show is May 29.
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Tuckasegee Brass in Concert

For more information contact 828-524-2787 or email arts4all@dnet.net.
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Macon County Fair

Join us for the Annual Macon County Agricultural Fair for BBQ Supper, Best Cake Contest, Special Needs Livestock Show,  Harvest Sale, Pedal Tractor Contest, Festival Foods and so much more! Sponsored by Macon County Horse Association.  For…

Macon TRACS Spring Rummage Sale

Macon TRACS Spring Rummage Sale.  A fundraising event supporting Macon TRACS.   For more information contact 828-349-6262 or www.macontracs.org.

Disney's The Little Mermaid, the Broadway Musical

Dates: July 15, 16, 22 & 23, 2016 - Performance Schedule Ticket Prices: $12 Students, $17 Adults - Buy Tickets Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above and bargains with the…
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Compassion International presents: The Time of My Life Tour

Date: April 10, 2016 Show Time: 7pm Ticket Prices: $17, $20 - Buy Tickets Compassion International is proud to present the Time of My Life Tour featuring THE AFTERS, CHRIS AUGUST and UNSPOKEN with special guest, AMONG THE THIRSTY. Join…
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Chonda Pierce

Date: May 21, 2016 Show Time: 7:30pm Ticket Prices: $20, $25 - Buy Tickets Armed with an abundance of unpretentious Southern charm and laser sharp wit, Chonda Pierce has been entertaining audiences from coast to coast for more than…
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Taste of Home Cooking School

Date: May 14, 2016 Show Time: 6:30pm Ticket Prices: $17 - Buy Tickets The Taste of Home Cooking School is America's leading cooking school program and inspires more than 300,000 passionate consumers each year at 300 events across the…
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A Tribute to the King starring Travis LeDoyt

Travis LeDoyt was born the third of five children, in Greenfield Massachusetts, in the late 1970's and it was evident at an early age that Travis seemed destined to entertain. His impish behavior and clever wit were responsible for providing a good deal of levity and laughter within the LeDoyt household. Growing up, Travis was exposed to a broad variety of musical styles, from Country to Swing, to Rock & Roll, as well as Classical and before long, Travis was writing his own songs. Over the years, Travis LeDoyt has developed into a truly remarkable talent; singer, performer, songwriter, and musician (piano, keyboard, guitar), but most of all he is fast becoming one of America's most convincing, jaw-dropping Elvis tribute acts ever to grace the stage. Travis flawlessly captures the essence of Elvis in his prime, presenting hits and ambiance of 1954-1959. The award-winning LeDoyt was featured in the NY Times as the "World's Best Young Elvis."