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.

 

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An Intimate Evening with Levi Lowery: The Harvester Performance Center will open its doors for its first show, An Intimate Evening with Levi Lowery, Friday, April 11. Doors will open at 7 p.m., the show will start at 9 p.m. Tickets will be $5 at the door.

Levi Lowrey, who released a new self-entitled album through Southern Ground Records in February, has a following that was built on strong musicianship and earnest songwriting earning him industry honors and multiple cuts on Artists records including the #1 ZBB hit Colder Weather. He toured all year with ZBB, Alabama, The Mavericks, and Blackberry Smoke and formerly fronted alt-bluegrass outfit, Cadillac Sky on the sold out Mumford & Sons tour. READ MORE >>>

Moonshine Express: Hear true tales of likker in 'The Moonshine Capital of The World.' More than 75 characters & interpreters tell the story of moonshining in Franklin County. Learn how they made it and why - and some of the more amusing consequences. Tales of prohibition, antique barrooms, likker makers and drinkers. Ride a vintage tour bus, stopping at multiple scenes around the county seat - Rocky Mount. READ MORE >>>

Applications Open for 2014-2015 Franklin County Tourism MicroGrant Program: The Franklin County Office of Economic Development is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Franklin County Tourism MicroGrant Program.

Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2014 and may be mailed or delivered to the Office of Economic Development, located at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite 112, Rocky Mount, VA 24151. READ MORE >>>

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