CELEBRATE OUR APPALACHIAN HERITAGE DURING THE
FRANKLIN FOLK FESTIVAL
Sponsored by the Folk Heritage Association of Macon County and funded in part by the Franklin Main Street Program, the Franklin Folk Festival is a two-day celebration of our mountain way of life. From milking cows to shingle splitting to quilting, visitors will have the opportunity to experience what mountain life was like when Franklin was first established some 150 years ago.
The event is held annually in July in downtown Franklin and draws thousands of visitors each year. The Franklin Folk Festival is packed with living exhibits by people who grew up in these mountains and learn these nearly lost mountain arts at their parents` knee. Exhibits include everything from quilting and milking cows to Moon Shinin' and Civil War reenactors.
The Franklin Folk Festival begins on Friday evening with an ole’ timey pinto beans and cornbread supper. Afterwards you can take in some great mountain music and even get in on the fun as you kick up your heels square dancing.
A full day of Folk Festival activities follows on Saturday beginning at 9:00 a.m. The day's events include mountain music, heritage parade, plenty of great food, antique car show, and much more.
Admission & parking are absolutely FREE! The Franklin Folk Festival and accompanying events provide for an unforgettable weekend in Franklin, North Carolina.