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The Macon County Fair will be held at the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center, Sept. 11- 15 for the 60th year. This year's theme will be the Diamond Jubilee.

The fair has marked many Maconian's lives over the years, making an impact on those who look forward to it each fall. From the livestock barns to the cultural exhibits located inside, the fair has exceeded expectations year in and year out for people who come to the fairgrounds looking to see what could be the last North Carolina fair that is entirely agriculturally based.

“I can't confirm whether it is the only agriculturally based fair but I can say that it is at least one of the few left,” said Alan Durden, director of the Cooperative Extension in Macon County. “Ours revolves completely around agriculture and crafts.”


The Franklin Garden Club, in cooperation with the Macon County Fair Board, will hold its annual flower show at the 60th Annual Macon County Fair. The flower show will be open to the public starting at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 11, and will continue through Sunday, Sept. 15. The show will be located in Building D of the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center on South Georgia Road (Hwy. 441.)

Both full-time and seasonal residents of Macon County are invited to exhibit flowers and plants at the show; entries will be accepted between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10.


The Macon County Fair cake committee invites all non-professional bakers to gather their best cake recipe and bake that special cake and enter the Macon County Fair Best Cake contest.

Entries with recipes will be accepted on Saturday, Sept. 14, between 10 and 11 a.m. at the Macon County Fair pavilion. Participants may use the entry form in the Macon County Fair catalogue (page 92), or the form at the register table to register one or more entries. This contest is separate from the baked products which are entered on Tuesday and judged on Wednesday.


First Presbyterian Church, Franklin, hosted a fund raising concert Sunday, Aug. 25, for the Black Mountain Home for Children.

This is the 10th year, the church has held this summer concert to raise funds and awareness about the nonprofit facility located near Asheville, that serves abused, abandoned, and neglected children.


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