Treasure Mountain Festival set this weekend

FRANKLIN — For the 50th year running, homefolk and guests will enjoy the fun, food, toe–tapping music and displays at the annual Treasure Mountain Festival this weekend.

Supporting “Our Heritage Preserved,” Franklin folk will open its doors, close its streets and discover a potpourri of festival fun, including historic exhibits, heritage craft demonstrations, window displays, quilt and needlework examples, and a giant flea market. Contests are planned among muzzleloaders, mustache/beard raisers, turkey callers, owl hooters, pumpkin growers and heritage costumes wearers.

Ruth Hott will officiate as the 2018 Parade Grand Marshall leading the Grand Parade on Saturday at 3 p.m.

Musical treasures featured during this TMF are performances by Rare Gold, Moatstown Choir, Vapor 4:14, the Fly Birds, Bear Hill Bluegrass, Juanita Fireball and the Continental Drifters, Maysville Express, Ryan Cain and the Ables, and Lizzy Long and Little Roy.

Crafts and demonstrations include cooperage, wool spinning, basket weaving, hand–quilting, knitting, woodworking, chainsaw carving and blacksmithing.

The food on sale in booths around the town is prepared by various civic organizations, clubs, churches and school sports boosters as their main annual fund–raisers.

Homemade goodies include corn bread and beans; pork tenderloin, crab cake and country ham sandwiches; cotton candy; caramel apples; beef, chicken and pork barbecue; funnel cakes; buckwheat cakes; sausage gravy; snow cones; pizza; homemade pies and cottage fries.

During the festival, a free shuttle bus service traveling from the Main Street festival headquarters at the town parking lot to the Pendleton Community Building parking lot to the Boggs House Museum and back will be running continuously on Friday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. No pets are allowed on the buses.

No parking will be allowed on the parade route from Great Valu along Main Street to the Community Building on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. to provide an emergency rescue and fire lane should it be needed.

The festival events each day include:

Bus ride — all around town for free.

Food stands — all around town.

Art Show –Franklin Presbyterian Church Basement.

Quilt and Needlework Show — Community Center.

Craft Sales and Heritage Demonstrations — TMF Building, Main Street and the Community Building.

Country Store — TMF Building.

Used Book Sale — Library basement.

Flea Market — TMF Flea Market Building.

Antique cars, trucks, tractors, engines display — Pendleton Senior and Family Services’ parking lot.

Window Displays — All Around Town.

Music — Town Parking Lot and Community Building Parking Lot.

The Festival Schedule includes:

THURSDAY

9 a.m. — Country Store opens, TMF Craft Building.

Noon — Book Sale, Pendleton County Library.

Noon — Boggs House Museum Opens.

5 p.m. — Country Store, Book Sale and Boggs House Close.

7 p.m. — Vapor 4:14, Main Stage.

FRIDAY

8 a.m. — Flea Market Opens.

9 a.m. — Craft Building, Country Store, Quilt Show Open.

9 a.m. — Quilt Show Silent Auction Begins.

10 a.m. — Boggs House, Book Sale open.

10 a.m. — Art Show, Franklin Presbyterian Church Basement.

11:30 a.m. — Tea Room Opens, Community Building.

Noon — Campsite opens at Fort Seybert.

1:30 p.m. — Tea Room Closes.

1:30 p.m. — Historical Walking Tour, Courthouse steps.

2 p.m. — Vapor 4:14, Town Parking Lot.

3 p.m. — Youth Heritage Pageant, Main Stage,

4 p.m. — Book Sale Closes.

4 p.m. — Rare Gold, Town Parking Lot.

4 p.m. — Book Sale Closes.

5 p.m. — Art Show Closes.

6 p.m. — Boggs House Closes.

6 p.m. — The Fly Birds, Town Parking Lot.

6 p.m. — Lizzy Long and Little Roy, Main Stage.

6 p.m. — Beard and Mustache Contest, Courthouse steps.

8 p.m. — Old Time Street Music and Dancing, Town Parking Lot.

8 p.m. — Quilt Show Silent Auction Closes.

8 p.m. — Flea Market, Craft Building, Country Store and Quilt Show Close.

8 p.m. — Lizzy Long and Little Roy, Main Stage.

SATURDAY

6:30 a.m. — Treasure Hunt begins — clues at Headquarters and Chamber Office.

8 a.m. — Antique cars, trucks, tractors, Pendleton Sr. Family Parking Lot.

8 a.m. — Flea Market Opens.

9 a.m. — Craft Building, Country Store, Book Sale and Quilt Show Open.

9 a.m. — WELD Morning Radio Show, Town Parking Lot.

9 a.m. — Hit and Miss Engines, Bowling Alley Parking Lot.

9 a.m. — Muzzleloader Shoot, Old Fort at Fort Seybert.

9:00 a.m. — Pumpkin Weigh–In, Main Stage area.

9:00 a.m. — Horseshoe Pitch, Singles, Town Park.

9:30 a.m. — Children’s Games and Contests, Town Park.

9:30 a.m. — Second Set of Treasure Hunt Clues Released.

10 a.m. — Boggs House, Art Show and Book Sale Open.

10 a.m. — Civil War Camps open, Courthouse Lawn.

10 a.m. — Historical Walking Tour, Courthouse steps.

10 a.m. — Little Switzerland Cloggers, Main Stage.

11 a.m. — Juanita Fireball and The Continental Drifters, Town Parking Lot.

11:30 a.m. — Tea Room Opens, Community Building.

Noon — Pumpkin Contest Winner Announced, Main Stage.

Noon — Judging of Period Costumes, Main Stage.

1 p.m. — Multi High School Reunion, Franklin Moose Lodge.

1 p.m. — Maysville Express, Town Parking Lot.

1 p.m. — Puppet Show, Main Street Methodist Church.

1:30 p.m. — Final Set of Treasure Hunt Clues Released.

1:30 p.m. — Tea Room Closes.

3 p.m. — Quilt Show Silent Auction Closes.

3 p.m. — TMF Parade, Great Value to Courthouse.

4 p.m. — Muzzleloader Shoot Ends.

4 p.m. — Auction at Fort Seybert.

4:30 p.m. — Cornhole Tournament. Town Park Ball Field.

5 p.m. — The Strings, Town Parking Lot.

5 p.m. — Art Show Closes.

5:15 p.m. — Treasure Hunt Key Opening Ceremony, Main Stage.

6 p.m. — Boggs House and Book Sale Close.

6 p.m. — Bear Hill Bluegrass, Town Parking Lot.

6:30 p.m. — Ryan Cain & The Ables, Main Stage.

7 p.m. — Reenactment: Burning of Fort Seybert, Fort Seybert.

8 p.m. — Ryan Cain & the Ables, Main Stage.

8 p.m. — Old Time Street Music and Dancing, Town Parking Lot.

8 p.m. — Flea Market, Craft Building, Quilt Show and Country Store Close.

SUNDAY

7 a.m. — Franklin Lions Club Pancake Breakfast, Thorn Spring Park.

8 a.m. — Flea Market Opens.

9 a.m. — Craft Building, Country Store Open.

9 a.m. — Tim and Debbie Weaver, Town Parking Lot.

10 a.m. — Moatstown Choir, Main Stage.

10 a.m. — Quilt Show Opens.

11:30 a.m. — Tea Room Opens, Community Building.

Noon — Boggs House Museum and Book Sale Opens.

Noon — Muzzleloader Shoot, the Old Fort, Fort Seybert.

Noon — Horseshoe Pitch, Doubles, Town Park.

1 p.m. — Raffle Drawing and Quilt Show Closes.

1 p.m. — Turkey calling, Owl Hooting Contest, Main Stage.

1:30 p.m. — Tea Room Closes.

3 p.m. — Flea Market, Crafts and Country Store Close.

4 p.m. — Book Sale Closes.

5 p.m. — Boggs House Closes.

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