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The 18th annual Sweet Corn Festival will be held at St. Cyprian’s Church in Franklin on Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bill Crawford, who has been a part of the festival since its inception, says, “We offer this event to the community each year, and it’s perfect for Franklin. There’s something for everyone. We all have a great time, both festival workers and attendees.”

Back by popular demand, the Corn Fest Silent Auction is a highlight of this year’s festival.

“People will be amazed at the enticing array of auction items,” said Laurie Wright, auction chair. “We have certificates for great dining in Franklin, Highlands, Cherokee and Clayton, golfing, river rafting, zip lining, horseback riding, theater passes, gifts and home décor. There are items for every taste and budget, so we urge everyone to come check it out.”

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The 18th annual Taste of Scotland festival kicked off last Thursday in Franklin with the traditional Clan Dinner at Tartan Hall.

Festivities continued Friday with a Ceilidh in front of Rathskeller featuring music from My Three Kilts.

The main event was welcomed to town on Saturday with opening ceremonies being held on the town square at 9 a.m.

People travelled from all over the United States to participate in this year’s festival which included traditional vendors, Highland Game demonstrations, children’s activities, a parade, Border Collie demonstrations, and traditional Scottish music throughout the day.

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The Town of Franklin is gearing up for its annual 2015 festival season.

Blues legend Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues will present a free concert in downtown Franklin on Friday, July 3.

The concert, “An Evening of Red, White & Blues,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Gazebo on the square in downtown Franklin.

“Mac & Plate Full O’ Blues puts on an exceptional show. This is an opportunity to hear one of the true blues legends of our time. So bring your lawn chair and celebrate this Evening of Red, White and Blues with the Town of Franklin,” said Mayor Bob Scott.

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