11th Annual FRANKLIN FOLK FESTIVAL :: Saturday, July 19 from 9am - 4pm in Historic Downtown Franklin

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The 11th Annual Franklin Folk Festival, “A Celebration of Appalachian Heritage” is being held on Saturday, July 19. Cosponsored by the Folk Heritage Association of Macon County (FHAMC) and the Franklin Main Street Program, this free festival has something for everyone.

For the mechanically minded, antique cars will be clustered together at the Car Show, and spread about town will be vintage farm equipment, fire engines and tractors.

Huge quilt and textile exhibits will be on display inside the Presbyterian Tartan Hall along with church, school and antique exhibits located at the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church.


The Triumphant Quartet, one of Southern Gospel’s most acclaimed groups, will be in concert at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, July 18, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 each.

When Clayton Inman, David Sutton, Scotty Inman, and Eric Bennett began performing together in 2002 at the Louise Mandrell Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., they called themselves Integrity Quartet. In 2004, they changed their name to Triumphant Quartet.


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




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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published: 10/18/2013
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