The 15th Annual Taste of Scotland festival in the town of Franklin, is occurring on Father’s Day weekend, June 17, 18 and 19. A weekend of Scottish flavored entertainment and flair is planned to benefit the Scottish Tartans Museum. Preparations are currently under way and include signing musical entertainment of various genres, food and craft vendors, museum tours, and a parade.
The Scottish Tartans Museum has sponsored an annual festival to celebrate Scottish culture and heritage every year in Franklin, over Father’s Day weekend for the last 14 years. Both the museum and the festival are nonprofit entities whose purpose is to entertain, educate, and enhance a sense of Scottish heritage for both residents and visitors.
The museum has recently been recognized for its Saint Ninian tartan and the festival is being graced by Darren Burgess, the Second Secretary for Scottish Affairs.
This year we have signed the Singing Border Collies, The Dunham Family Band, Caledonia Swing, Men Macon Music, Jean Hayes, Sam Johnson, the Carolines, John Mohr Mackintosh, Rural Felicity and Sticks in the Mud, the Highland Dancers, Tim Lynch, and the North Carolina 71st Highlanders Regiment as entertainers.
The vendor list so far includes Southern Fried Filk, At Andrews Square, Historical Research, Blarney Stones, Cast Iron Kettle Corn, Riverhouse Acres, Peppermint Pattie’s, It’s All in a Name, Bold Blades, McLeod Concessions, First Presbyterian Church, Miranda’s Ice Cream, LaKota Creations, Jean Allen Crafts, A & P Concessions, Rabbit Creek Pottery, and Designs by Melodye.
All proceeds from the festival go to benefit the Scottish Tartans Museum.