WELCOME TO FRANKLIN COUNTY, 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.



Harvester Performance Center Hosts Carolina Chocolate Drops: The Chocolate Drops got their start in 2005 with Giddens, Flemons and fiddle player Justin Robinson, who amicably left the group in 2011. The Durham, North Carolina-based trio would travel every Thursday night to the home of old-time fiddler and songster Joe Thompson to learn tunes, listen to stories and, most importantly, to jam. Joe was in his 80s, a black fiddler with a short bowing style that he inherited from generations of family musicians. Now he was passing those same lessons onto a new generation. When the three students decided to form a band, they didnít have big plans. It was mostly a tribute to Joe, a chance to bring his music back out of the house again and into dancehalls and public places.

3rd Annual Booker T. Washington Legacy Dinner: Friends of Booker T. Washington National Monument will present their 3rd Annual Booker T. Washington Legacy Dinner Saturday, April 26 at 6 p.m. at Trinity Ecumenical Parish in Moneta. This yearís topic is Education: A Slice of Heaven. READ MORE >>>

Oakley Big Bass Classic Returns to Smith Mountain Lake: Franklin County will host the Oakley Big Bass Classic along the scenic waters of Smith Mountain Lake, April 26-27, 2014.

Amateur anglers from across the country will compete in the event, which is part of the premier, 10-state Oakley Big Bass Tour tournament series. READ MORE >>>

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