Annual Franklin Area Folk Festival

Photo & Video Gallery

We invite you to experience the Franklin Folk Festival through our video and photo gallery.

Filmed during the 2011 Franklin Folk Festival, the first video showcases the many activities of the event that celebrates Franklin, North Carolina's Appalachian heritage.

The 17th Annual Franklin Area Folk Festival, “A Celebration of Appalachian Heritage” will be held from 10 am to 4 pm at Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center on Saturday, August 19, 2023. Nestled in Cowee West’s Mill Historic District at 51 Cowee School Drive in Franklin, NC, the Center is a unique showcase for demonstrating the everyday skills, crafts and music of our ancestors.


Franklin Area Folk Festival Overview


Folk Heritage Association Board Member gives an overview of the purpose of the Franklin Area Folk Festival and partnership with Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center.

Franklin, NC Folk Festival 2010 Video featured on UNC-TV


During 2010, North Carolina public television visited Franklin, NC to take in the Franklin Folk Festival and featured it on of their North Carolina Weekend program. This video segment tells not only about the festival but focuses on the heritage and culture of Macon County, NC the festival is preserving.



Civil War Reenactors Franklin Folk Festival


Cowee School Arts and Heritage Center


Appalachian Heritage Festival


Gem Mining Franklin North Carolina


Franklin Area Folk Festival Dulcimer Music


Franklin NC Folk Festival Kids Activities


Free Kids Games Franklin Folk Festival


Franklin Area Folk Festival Entertainment Mountain Music


Heritage Artisan Demonstrations Franklin Folk Festival


Appalachian Music Franklin Folk Festival


Celebration of Appalachian Heritage


Franklin NC Folk Festival


Music Jam Sessions Franklin NC Folk Festival


Civial War Reenactors Franklin Folk Festival


Franklin Area Folk Festival Border Collie Demonstrations


Appalachian Quilting Franklin Area Folk Festival


Franklin NC Area Folk Festival


Live Heritage Demonstrations Folk Festival

Franklin NC Folk Festival

A Celebration of Appalachian Heritage

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