61st Annual Macon County Fair :: September 17-20 @ Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center - 441 South, Franklin, NC

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Arts & Entertainment

Line dancing, face painting by Mary Bennett, Uptown Gallery Art Show and The Lisa Price Band at Pickin’ on the Square drew big crowds over the weekend in downtown Franklin.

Photos by Betsey Gooder

 

 

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This Saturday, the sidewalks of Main Street Franklin will be filled with regional artists and craftsmen for the Uptown Gallery’s inaugural First Saturday — Art on Main event. Starting this Saturday, and continuing on the first Saturday of the month through October, local and regional artists are invited to line the sidewalks to celebrate the heritage and culture of western North Carolina.

“We want to make the community more aware of our presence and be able to help maintain our existence in the community in these poor economic times,” said Ruth Goodier, Uptown Gallery Director. “Hopefully, we can generate patrons and customers with our extended presence on Main Street.”

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The Overlook Theatre Company presented “The Civil War, A Musical Experience” last Thursday and Friday in the Franklin High School Fine Arts Center.

Drawn from letters, diaries and firsthand accounts, and the words of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and Walt Whitman, “The Civil War Musical” is a “thrilling, gutwrenching and awe-inspiring dramatic theatrical concert that covers the enormous emotional landscape of the most difficult time our nation has ever endured,” said producer Scotty Corbin.

Photos by Betsey Gooder

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The Mountain Artisan’s “Summertime" Arts and Crafts Show is celebrating its 25th year. Now located inside the Ramsey Center at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, N.C., the show had its beginnings in the Macon County Community Building in 1989. Macon County native and folk artist Doris Hunter has been producing the event featuring quality arts and crafts from local and regional artisans ever since.

Over the years, the show has become famous for the largest selection of heritage and contemporary crafts from the hands of 100 exhibitors.

 

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