Mountain High Music, Crafts & Car Show
October 24, 2020
Enjoy the day at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts with music, crafts, cars, food and family fun. An all day ticket includes tickets to Mountain Faith Band, Blue Highway & Balsam Range. Please contact the theatre box office at 828-524-1598 for more information or to make a reservation. Event schedule: Car & craft show begin at 10am. Mountain Faith 11am, Blue Highway 2pm, Clogging Show 4pm, Balsam Range 7:30pm.
For more information visit GreatMountainMusic.com or call 828-524-3161.
Honoring Our Veterans
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 • 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 2020 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.
2020 Schedule: Coming Soon!
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.
2020 Macon County Fair Theme: TBA
Wednesday, September 23 – Saturday, September 26
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.