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Folk Heritage Association

of Macon County, NC

                              Linking our past to our future


"Heritage is the living part of us.  More than just reading or learning, it is a part of who we are." 

                                                                                                              - Shirley Ridge, Macon County Resident


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Macon County's Heritage Comes Alive Every July!


Not to be Missed!!

11th Annual

Franklin Folk Festival

July 19, 2014


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Are you looking for a family friendly, free event where you can be entertained with sights and sounds as you stroll about town or get actively involved as you engage in one of the many hands-on demonstrations or are you simply eager to learn more about Macon County during the turn of the century – its story and heritage?  Then the 10th Annual Franklin Folk Festival, a “Celebration of Appalachian Heritage,” is the place to be on Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in downtown Franklin, NC.  Co-sponsored by the Folk Heritage Association of Macon County (FHAMC) and the Franklin Main Street Program, this FREE festival has it all from talented demonstrators proudly displaying heritage skills from the om the past to authentic Appalachian vendors selling arts and crafts; from antique cars clustered together at the Car Show to vintage farm equipment, fire engines and

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 tractors spread about town;  from featured entertainment showcasing mountain music at the Gazebo MainStage to gospel music sing-a-longs at Church in the Wildwood (First Baptist Church Chapel) and invitations to join in the pickin’  at the Jammin’ Tent (in front of Town Hall).  From Civil War Re-enactors camped at Frogtown involved in mock skirmishes to the Art Council’s Tall Tales, Myths, and Lies and storytelling from the “Front Porch;” from huge quilt and textile exhibits inside Tartan Hall to church and antique displays located at the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church.  From vendors supplying delicious heritage food to exhibits featuring crops and homegrown goodness prepared just like that of our ancestors; from kids’ activities, games, and crafts to contests for all ages, like the Fire Department’s Bucket Brigade (back by popular demand from last year), plus much more!

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Who We Are and What We Are:




Our mission is to provide living history experiences and to preserve

the folk heritage of Macon County for generations to come




The Folk Heritage Association of Macon County is an established non-profit 501(c) 3 Corporation with its principal office located in the Town of Franklin, North Carolina



* To teach and provide demonstrations and festivals
* To promote awareness of the need to preserve the folk heritage of Macon County
* To facilitate cooperative relationships in the preservation of our heritage
* To establish and maintain a "Heritage Interpretive Center"

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Macon County NC Folk Heritage Association
PO Box 1416
Franklin, NC 28744


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