Franklin Folk Festival – Downtown Franklin NC – A Celebration of Appalachian Heritage

The 9th Annual Franklin Folk Festival, a “Celebration of Appalachian Heritage” sponsored by the Folk Heritage Association of Macon County (FHAMC), will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in downtown Franklin NC.  This FREE Folk Festival features many talented demonstrators proudly displaying heritage skills and a way of life from the turn of the century with hands-on participation, musicians playing and singing mountain songs, civil war re-enactors, kids’activities/games plus much more!

Over 100 volunteer artisans will be taking part in live demonstrations and exhibits featuring quilting, wood carving, basket making, fly tying, tatting, shingle splitting, early farm tools/equipment, spinning, weaving, moon-shining, and a host of other entertaining and informative offerings all connected to our cultural, environmental and natural heritage (on Main Street, Phillips Street, Iotla Street, Town grounds around the Gazebo and Town Hall, Rankin Square and County Courthouse).

New this year – the Main Street will be closed to allow plenty of space for authentic Appalachian artisans selling heritage-type items and the event will partner with the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Franklin Fire Department.

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