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Arts & Entertainment

Entice your taste buds at the third annual Taste of Downtown Sylva walking culinary tour on Saturday, June 25, from 2 to 5 p.m. Tickets are on sale at participating businesses.

Sample items from downtown businesses and partake of what they have to offer. Cool coffee drinks, brewery, gourmet cuisine, delectable sweets, organic, local fare and more.

Tickets can be pre-purchased for $15 (adults) and $7 (youth ages 12 and under) cash or check only. A limited number of tickets are available.

Registration is open for the Annual 4th of July Horseshoe and Cornhole Tournaments presented by the Franklin Chamber of Commerce on Monday, July 4. The Horseshoe Tournament will kick off Monday’s Annual 4th of July “Fireworks in the Park” festivities at the Macon County Veterans Memorial Recreation Park, just south of town on U.S. Highway 441.

The Horseshoe Tournament will begin at 10 a.m. and is open to “pitchers” of all ages, both men and ladies. Registration will open at 9:30 a.m. the day of the tournament next to the horseshoe pits. Registration fee is $25 per team. Pre-registration is now available at the Franklin Chamber of Commerce.

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The Highlands Playhouse, the second oldest professional theater in North Carolina, is gearing up to open their 73rd Season on June 16 with the show “Suds: The Rocking ’60s Musical Soap Opera.” At the helm of the Playhouse this year is DV Caitlyn, the theatre’s new artistic director. Caitlyn, an Assistant Professor of Theater at Western Carolina University, is excited to tackle his new role.

Born and raised in California, Caitlyn earned a BA. in Theatre Arts from CSU Fresno and an MFA from U.C. San Diego. He began his professional acting career by performing King John at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park, also known as Shakespeare in the Park.

 

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To showcase the musical and vocal talents of the youth in this area, 4-H, in association with Catch the Spirit of Appalachia, will again produce the Heritage Alive! Mountain Youth Talent Contest during the Franklin Folk Festival, July 16, on the Main Stage in downtown Franklin. Contest time is 1:30 until 2:30. Once again, Joe Deitz of the Deitz Family Band will emcee the contest.

Participants in this contest must exhibit a talent that will reflect heritage and old Appalachian ways of our region and adhere to the qualifications and rules set up by the organizers of the the talent contest and the Franklin Folk Festival. This competition will be held on the main stage and will be part of the “heritage” entertainment provided during the festival.

  

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