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Upcoming Events in Franklin North Carolina


May

26 - 28 Annual Mother's Day Gemboree - Come to the Gem Capital of the World! Featuring gem & minerals, fine jewelry and more. Hours 10am to 6pm Friday & Saturday; 12noon to 5pm Sunday. Sponsored by the Franklin Chamber of Commerce.

Follow Hwy 23/441 approximately 1 mile south of Franklin. Community Building on left.

Address: Macon County Community Bldg., US 441 South, 425 Porter Street , Franklin, North Carolina
Ph: (828)524-3161 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: lindah@franklin-chamber.com

June

7 - 9 Annual Taste of Scotland - Street festival with all-day entertainment, clans, authentic Scottish foods, music & dancing, Pipe & Drum Bands, parade, Border Collie demonstrations, crafts, shortbread contest, children's Highland games and many other contests.

Address: US-441-BR , Franklin, North Carolina
Ph: (828)524-6964 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: tartans@scottishtartans.org
Web: www.tasteofscotlandfestival.org/
Fee: Free Admission

8 The Braveheart 5K - You are invited to join others for the annual Taste Of Scotland on Father's Day weekend. This is the event's 15th year and to help continue it's success-Taste Of Scotland will be hosting The Braveheart 5K on in downtown Franklin, NC.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the Taste Of Scotland!

http://www.active.com/running/franklin-nc/the-taste-of-scotlandthe-braveheart-5k-2011

Address: 86 East Main Street Franklin, NC , Franklin, North Carolina
Ph: 828-421-7637 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: bringingit2life@yahoo.com
Web: www.tasteofscotlandfestival.org/
Fee: $20 before May 23/ $25 race day

July

4 Franklin's 4th of July Fireworks & Fun Day - Parade at 10am. Food, Games, Cornhole Tournament, Kid’s Fun Land, entertainment and fireworks at dark. Donations accepted and appreciated at the gate. Free shuttle services from Franklin High School beginning at 5 pm until after the fireworks display.

Follow U.S. 23/441 South to Allman Drive which leads to the Macon County Recreation Park.

Address: Macon County Recreation Park, 425 Porter Street , Franklin, North Carolina
Ph: (828)524-3161 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: tony@franklin-chamber.com
Web: franklin-chamber.com

5 - 6 Franklin Folk Festival - A heritage celebration in Downtown Franklin. Demonstrations of authentic mountain living, food, entertainment and more.

Take 441 Business to historic downtown Franklin.

Address: Downtown Franklin , Franklin, North Carolina
Ph: (828)524-2942 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: franklin-chamber.com

18 - 21 Annual Macon County Gemboree - Second oldest gem & mineral show in the Southeast featuring dealers from across the United States. Rough & cut gemstones, minerals, lapidary equipment and much more! Sponsored by the Franklin Chamber of Commerce and the Gem & Mineral Society of Franklin. Thursday - Satruday 10am - 6pm, Sunday noon - 5pm.

Follow U.S. 23/441 South of Franklin for one mile. Community building on left.

Address: Macon County Community Building, 425 Porter Street , Franklin, North Carolina
Ph: (828)524-3161 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: lindah@franklin-chamber.com

October

4 - 6 Annual Leaf Lookers Gemboree - The mountains of southwestern North Carolina are alive with more than autumn color during the annual Leaf Lookers Gemboree. Choose from rough & cut gemstones, fine jewelry, minerals and more. Fri & Sat 10am-6pm, Sun noon - 5pm.

Follow U.S. 23/441 south of Franklin for one mile. Community Building on right.

Address: Macon County Community Building, 425 Porter Street , Franklin, North Carolina
Ph: (828)524-3161 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: facc@franklin-chamber.com

11 - 12 Annual Pumpkin Fest - Friday, 3 to 9 p.m. on Highlands Road - Hayrides, After School Treats for the kids, Street Dance all in East Franklin Shopping Center. Saturday, Street festival along Main Street & crafts with lots of contests, autumnal decorations with all day entertainment, "Pumpkin Roll" down Phillips Street, costume parade & contest, pumpkin cooking contest, pumpkin decorating contest, scarecrows & more. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Town of Franklin, Franklin Main Street Program and Franklin Tourism Development Committee.

Highway 441 Business to historic downtown Franklin

Address: Downtown Franklin , Franklin, North Carolina
Ph: (828)524-2516 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: lschlott@franklinnc.com
Web: franklin-chamber.com

December

23 Window Wonderland - Victorian Holiday Celebration as the townhill area is transformed into a Winter Wonderland. The event will be one night only from 5:00 to 9:00 PM. Enjoy the new Ice Sculpture Slide, music from the Rye Holler Boys, carriage rides, hot cider and refreshments and more!

Address: Main Street Franklin , Franklin, North Carolina
Ph: (828)524-2516 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: lschlott@franklinnc.com
Web: www.renewingfranklin.org

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