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.



Smith Mountain Arts Council Lake Players present The Best of Irving Berlin: The Lake Players of the Smith Mountain Arts Council will present The Best of Irving Berlin. A musical revue of Irving Berlin's hit songs will be offered in the style of the wartime USO shows with narration and hit songs such as : "Sisters", "Blue Skies", "Putting on the Ritz", "There's No Business Like Show Business", "White Christmas" and many more.


12th Annual Smith Mountain Lake Fall Chili & Craft Festival: Come to the lake for the 12th-Annual Smith Mountain Lake Fall Chili and Craft Festival. Enjoy a full-day event featuring music, crafts and a spectacular competitive chili cook-off. Trophies will be awarded for "Best Chili," "People's Choice," and "Showmanship." It'll be a hot time at Smith Mountain Lake. Held lakeside at Bridgewater Plaza in Moneta, near the Hales Ford Bridge. READ MORE >>>

5th Annual Craft & Gift Show: Over 40 vendors will display their products at the 5th Annual Craft & Gift Show Saturday, Nov. 1st from 9 am to 3 pm at Franklin County High School Central Gym. READ MORE >>>

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