Franklin, NC Festivals & Events

The Town of Franklin, North Carolina invites you to come and enjoy our many festivals and events. From great music during "Pickin' on the Square" to some of the finest street festivals in the southeast, you'll discover great family entertainment and fun in every season. Best of all, these events are free.

Franklin, NC is in the center of it all in western North Carolina. We're just over two hours from Atlanta, Georgia, Greenville, SC and Knoxville, TN. Asheville, NC is 1.25 hours to our east.

More information can be obtained by calling 828-524-2516 or drop us an email at You can also follow Franklin, NC Events on Facebook to keep posted on the latest information!

Franklin NC Call For Bands Food Vendors Pickin' on the Square

Pickin' on the Square2024 Schedule

This year's Pickin' on the Square will be held the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month from May 11 to October 12 at the Gazebo on the Square in Downtown Franklin. All Pickin’ on the Square concerts begin at 6:00 p.m. and end between 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

» 2024 Pickin' on the Square Schedule

Franklin NC Festivals Events Pumpkin Fest 2024

2024 Pumpkinfest Vendor ApplicationsSaturday, October 19th

Vendor Applications are now available for the 28th Annual PumpkinFest. This year's event will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2024, in Downtown Franklin, North Carolina.

» 2024 PumpkinFest Details

» 2024 PumpkinFest Vendor Applications


Franklin NC Festivals Events Pumpkin Roll Winner

Congratulations!to our Pumpkin Roll Winner!

Congratulations to 3 year old Clara Crone the winner of the 27th Annual PumpkinFest "World Famous Pumpkin Roll"!

Clara's pumpkin rolled 942 feet compared to 887 feet in 2022.

For her efforts, Clara received a trophy and a $100 cash prize!

Way to go Clara!


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In addition to Town of Franklin sponsored events, there is always something happening in Franklin!

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