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Franklin County Division of Tourism & Film

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One of Virginia’s fastest growing counties comprised of communities that continue to value their farms, forests, waters, and cultural heritage. You can discover and choose from a diverse selection of attractions, from outdoor adventures like boating, camping and hiking, to cultural and historic experiences such as visiting the Blue Ridge Institute at Ferrum College or catching one of the many local musical performances. We hope you get a chance to enjoy the many scenic corners of our community where every side road opens up new vistas, views, and quiet moments for those tired of crowds, long lines, and clutter. OUTDOOR ADVENTURE AT ITS BEST, is what you will find in Franklin County. You can enjoy everything from the scenic views of the Blue Ridge Parkway to the adrenaline rush of surging down rapids on the Blackwater River. Take in a relaxing afternoon on Smith Mountain Lake, or get your heart pumping on the back of a motorcycle heading down a mountainous road. If fishing and hunting are your priority, use our calendar on the next page to plan your activities and ideal locations. Whatever your interests may be, you can find something to suit them in Franklin County. Whether on foot, boat, horseback or bike, we have outdoor adventures for everyone. So, explore it all, and discover what Franklin County has to offer. WHATEVER YOUR INTERESTS, you will find something to do in Franklin County. There are events happening all the time, lots of them are annual attractions. So browse through the following lists of events to get a sense of what is going on. Once you have made a choice, use the available tools to further explore your choice events.