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The 23rd Annual Early Farm Days Antique Engine & Tractor Show was held last Friday and Saturday at the Wayne Profitt Agricultural Center.

Crafts, vendors, a parts flea market and demonstrations were all part of the event.

Exhibitor and visitorscame from all over the region including Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina.

The Macon County Historical Museum co-sponsored the event.



The Friday, July 17, Concerts on the Creek event will feature Lisa and the Boys. Music will begin at 7 p.m. at the Bridge Park Pavilion in Sylva.

The five member band is known for their country, bluegrass and old rock 'n roll style of music. Band members are Lisa Boone, Larry Boone, Dave Daniel, Bobby Sherman and Mark Crawford.

These events are free and open to the public with donations encouraged. Bring a chair or blanket. Concerts are scheduled from 7-9 p.m. every Friday from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

The Town of Sylva, Jackson County Parks and Recreation and Jackson County Chamber of Commerce team up to produce the Concerts on the Creek series.


When the Airing of the Quilts Festival wasn't held on Mother's Day weekend this year, Linda McKay with NC Mountain Made on Main Street, said her business alone was down $2,000 compared to what the festival brought that weekend last year.

With news that the annual Folk Festival would also not be held downtown this year, McKay took it upon herself to fill a void that she believes would have an even greater impact on her business than Airing of the Quilts.

"I don't think anyone owes us anything," McKay said while standing behind the counter of her shop.


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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