VERY TYPICAL LANDSCAPE HERE IN FRANKLIN THIS TIME OF YEAR. DON'T YOU LOVE IT? YOU'D BETTER GET HERE BEFORE IT'S GONE.......
This is the time of year that makes us glad we live here - or have the opportunity to vacation here during these wonderful months. It's the time when almost every conversation includes "Don't you just love the change of the seasons?" Count me in! I do!! Yes, we hate to see the end of summer, but it's made a whole lot more palatable by the amazing colors, cooler temperatures and always the hint of the holidays ahead. Franklin always has its share of "leaf-lookers" and many folks wonder about the best month (or week) to come for the best color show. Here's an interesting article from the Blue Ridge Parkway on Fall Color - Tips for Leaf Season. But really, ANY TIME you come, you will be surrounded by the beauty of the mountains, dressed in their fall finest! And when the calendar turns to October, FRANKLIN IS ALL ABOUT PUMPKINS!!
Ladies and Gentlemen........START YOUR PUMPKINS ROLLING!!
IT'S TIME FOR PUMPKINFEST!!
This is a great (FREE!) family-friendly event featuring live music, pie-eating contests, crafters, hayrides and the always popular Costume Parade and Contest! On SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24TH, Historic Downtown Franklin is full tilt with everything pumpkin. BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin) or purchase one downtown and sign up early for the WORLD FAMOUS PUMPKIN ROLL. Pumpkinfest runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More information can be obtained by calling 828-524-2516 or visit the official PUMPKINFEST website.
AND SOOOO MUCH MORE! HERE'S A SMALL SAMPLING OF SOME OF OCTOBER'S "MUST-DO'S"
Autumn Leaves Craft Show
October 8 - 10, Thursday and Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 10-4
Macon County Fairgrounds
Over 50 crafters with unique handmade items.
For booth and show info, call Vicki; 828-349-4324
Oktoberfest (Don't Miss This One!!)
Lazy Hiker Brewery
October 10, 6 p.m.
$50 ticket includes lots of authentic German food and beverages
Barry Bryson & Emporium band entertain
Raffle, Biergarten, TONS of fun!
PROCEEDS BENEFIT ANGEL MEDICAL CANCER CARE CENTER
26th Annual Leaf-Lookers Gemboree
October 16-18, Friday and Saturday, 10-5; Sunday, 11-4
Macon County Community Building
Rough and cut gems, minerals, fine jewelry, exhibits, demonstrations and more!
Pumpkin Run 5K Run/Walk
A great race for everyone. Enjoy a crisp fall morning along the Little Tennessee River before going to Pumpkinfest.
October 24, 9 a.m.
877 Ulco Drive, Franklin
Register by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall also brings a very active real estate market. After all, the leaf lookers aren't just looking at leaves! They're looking at homes for permanent or vacation residences. And oh, have they been looking. Year to date, 380 homes have been sold with an average price of $133,598. That's an 18% increase over the 322 homes sold for the same period in 2014. Here are a couple great homes in my current inventory; the first a new listing with amazing water features, the second with a recent drop in price that makes it an unbelievable value. Both sit on nice spacious lots.
1204 Mashburn White Rd.
An unbelievable water front property with 190' on Cartoogechaye Creek AND 1,060' on Angel Branch
Covered porch with tongue & groove vaulted ceiling
Updated kitchen and baths with ceramic tile and hardwood floors
491 Coweeta Ridge Rd.
Open floor plan with vaulted ceiling in kitchen, dining and living areas
Main level master with second loft bedroom
As always, thanks for your friendship and support. Hope you've enjoyed hearing a bit about our area and what's going on. I love living and working here and would love to see you in my doorway whenever you're in the neighborhood!
Until next time,