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12th Annual Franklin Area Folk Festival
"A Celebration of Appalachian Heritage" in Franklin, NC


After a one year break, the Franklin Area Folk Festival is back for 2016. This year's event will be co-sponsored by the Folk Heritage Association of Macon County and the Cowee School, Arts & Heritage Center. The event will be held on Saturday, August 20th, from 10:00am to 4:00pm at Historic Cowee School located at 51 Cowee School Drive, Franklin, NC.

About the Franklin Area Folk Festival

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.

The Franklin Area Folk Festival will feature many living exhibits and demonstrations to allow visitors to experience what mountain life was like way back when. These folks learned at their parents’ knee woodcarving, moonshinin', basket making, weaving and spinning, and all the many other heritage skills they’ll be demonstrating. There will also be a full schedule of old time and mountain music with plenty of good food to eat.

Exhibits include everything from quilting and moonshinin' to Civil War Re-enactors plus much more.

Heritage Demonstration Registration Forms are now available. Click here for yours (pdf format)

Admission and parking for the event are FREE!


The Franklin Folk Festival showcases the Appalachian Heritage
of the Mountains of Western North Carolina. It's a great day of FREE FUN for the entire family.

Click here to learn how you can support the Folk Heritage Association of Macon County.

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