August Events in North Carolina


From food and folk festivals to community-wide yard sales, these August events in North Carolina are fun for the whole family:

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Franklin Area Folk Festival

Franklin Area Folk Festival – CANCELED

Canceled for 2020, Aug. 21, 2021, Franklin

The mountains are calling, and you must go – to the Franklin Area Folk Festival, that is. This annual event takes place at the Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center in the western Appalachian Mountains of Franklin. Explore workshops, crafts, live music, activities, displays and more, all of which pay homage to the area’s rich heritage. Learn what life was like in the olden days by engaging in living history experiences, a trademark of the festival. Bring the whole family for a day of learning, entertainment and beautiful scenery. Check out for more information.

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Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) precautions and travel advisories, many upcoming events have been canceled or postponed. Please check with local tourism offices and event organizers for the most up-to-date information.
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