Virginia's Blue Ridge is Open for Business!

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Franklin County, VA Events

Events in Franklin County, VA

It’s time to experience the fun of a special event in Franklin County in Virginia’s Blue Ridge!

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With incredible trails for outdoor recreation, music history that includes being part of The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, and deep roots in craft spirits production that earned Franklin County the nickname of being “The Moonshine Capital of the World,” special events are a great way to experience the culture of Franklin County.

The Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount is one of the best live music venues in Western Virginia and hosts internationally-known acts and performers. Be sure to grab a pre-show drink at Twin Creeks Distillery for a taste of local history.

For an experience that combines music with the outdoors, take part in one of the amazing Concerts by Canoe events at Philpott Lake.

Other popular annual outdoor events in Franklin County include the River Ramble Weekend, Kids Fishing Derby, and Franklin County Agricultural Fair.

You can also learn more about the folklife history and heritage of the region by attending the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival, which is held every fall, and the annual Junteenth Celebration at the Booker T. Washington National Monument.

We hope you'll seek out your next adventure in Franklin County in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

Header photo - concert at the Harvester Performance Center.

While we do our best to keep event information on our calendar as up-to-date as possible, we recommend checking the specific event website and social media pages for the most current information.

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