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Franklin Folk Festival
A Celebration of Appalachian Heritage in Franklin, NC


The Franklin Folk Festival is taking a one year break. The Folk Heritage Association of Macon County Board of Directors, voted to postpone the festival for 2015. We anticipate the Franklin Folk Festival returning on the 3rd Saturday of July in 2016.

About the Franklin Folk Festival

Come to the mountains of Western North Carolina and discover the Franklin Folk Festival! Our mission is to preserve and educate about the rich heritage of Franklin, NC and Macon County.

The Franklin Folk Festival will feature more than 100 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, moon shining, basket making, weaving and spinning, and all the many other things they’ll be demonstrating. Our Bluegrass Jam Sessions are a great way for visitors to be part of this event! Download information here or see a map of Jam Session locations.

Exhibits include everything from quilting and moonshinin' to Civil War reenactors.

Typically, activities get underway at 9:00 a.m. and conclude with Pickin' on the Square in Historic Downtown Franklin.

Visitors to the Franklin Folk Festival are in for a fantastic time. In addition to all the demonstrations and arts & crafts there's a full schedule of outstanding mountain music and plenty of “heritage” food.

Admission and parking for the event are FREE! › SEE THE 2014 SCHEDULE


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 make a donation to the Folk Heritage Association of Macon County.

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