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

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Arts & Entertainment

“Freedom Rocks the Square,” the annual Independence Day weekend rock concert, will be held Friday, June 29, at 7 p.m., on Franklin’s Town Square gazebo on Main Street, weather permitting. Teen singing sensations Leah Hoblit and Lauryn Walker open the show, followed by the award-winning C-Square, performing classic pop hits from “Blue Suede Shoes” and “Charlie Brown,” to “Splish Splash” and “Under the Boardwalk,” along with patriotic and Americana sing-alongs like “America,” “You’re A Grand Old Flag,” and “You Are My Sunshine.” Band members are keyboardist Lionel Caynon and vocalists Bobbie and Mike Contino, with saxophonist Chris Corbin and flutist Cindy Miles.

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Friends of the Rickman Store (FORS) are kicking off their season's “Music, Art & Poetry Night at the Rickman Store” in historic Cowee Community, Friday, June 29.

All who wish to share their creative works are asked to arrive to sign up no later than 6:45 p.m. Friends and supporters arrive at 7 p.m. Participants perform for approximately 12 to 15 minutes each. Rickman Store is located in the Cowee-West’s Mill Historic District on 259 Cowee Creek Rd. 7 miles north of Franklin by Hwy NC28.

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Plus a full photo gallery of the production after the jump!

The Overlook Theatre Company has been hard at work putting the final touches on “Peter Pan: The High-Flying Musical Adventure,” which will take the stage June 21- 24 at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts.

Classic Broadway tunes will fill the theatre, and there will be enough pixie dust to feed all child-like imaginations as the 78- member cast present the story of Peter Pan, played by Samuel Crabtree, a mischievous boy who can fly and never ages. The play follows Peter Pan as he spends his time adventuring on the island of Neverland as the leader of the Lost Boys and encountering mermaids, Indians, and Captain Hook and his band of pirates.

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Franklin's annual tournaments presented by the Franklin Chamber of Commerce

Get your arms limbered up and your horseshoes and cornhole bags ready for the Annual 4th of July Horseshoe and Cornhole Tournaments presented by the Franklin Chamber of Commerce on Wedneday, July 4. The Horseshoe Tournament will kick off the Annual 4th of July Fireworks in the Park at the Macon County Veterans Memorial Recreation Park, just south of town on U.S. Highway 441.

The Horseshoe Tournament will begin at 10 a.m. and is open to “pitchers” of all ages, both men and ladies. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. the day of the tournament.

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