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.



Oktoberfest and 5K Trail Race at Smith Mountain Lake: The Willard Companies, in conjunction with the Smith Mountain Lake YMCA, will present the second annual Oktoberfest and 5K Trail Race, Saturday, Oct. 4 at Westlake Towne Center. The 5K Trail Race will start at 10:30 a.m. Oktoberfest will follow from 12 noon-5 p.m.

The festival will include live entertainment by Harbor Towne Fest Band, who will perform authentic German music in traditional Bavarian-style clothing. The event will also feature a children’s play area, German food and a special Oktoberfest beer brewed by Sunken City Brewery. READ MORE >>>

Franklin County Aging Services Hosts the Frank Cauley Band: Enjoy a live jam session that will keep you tapping your toes and swaying to the beat of Gospel and Bluegrass melodies READ MORE >>>

Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival : Looking for a delightful early autumn day trip or overnight destination? The Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival is the perfect event for aficionados of wine as well as fans of outdoor concerts and craft festivals. Held at Southwest Virginia’s Smith Mountain Lake in Moneta on Route 122 across from the Lakewatch Plantation, wineries will participate with juried craft and food vendors. READ MORE >>>

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