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Jase Swinney and Gail Swinney enjoy a previous Spruce Pine Day.  

Spruce Pine Day festival takes place Saturday 

A local favorite, the Spruce Pine Day festival, returns to Franklin County Saturday. Held the third Saturday each October, this year’s festival takes place Oct. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  

The Spruce Pine Museum will be open throughout the day. It’s located on the festival grounds, 9300 Highway 22, in downtown Spruce Pine.  

Mark Sartin will be the emcee.  

Festival features include $5 bean dinner plates with a choice of pinto, white or mixed beans, as well as cornbread, slaw, sliced onion, dessert and a drink. Bean dinners will be served beginning at 11 a.m. and continue until they’ve all been sold. To-go plates will be offered.  

Food trucks, 50 arts and crafts vendors, door prizes and music will feature. Food vendors include Mega Munchies, Flashy Funnel Cakes, Oh Shucks Roasted Corn, Oliver Creamery, Lizzy’s Sweets and Sub-Zero Shaved Ice.  

For vendor information, contact Shannon Pike at 256-460-5276. 

“We are looking forward to having another great festival, meeting our new vendors and seeing our vendors that have been with us for years,” Pike said. “We also look forward to hearing new bands and hearing our bands that have been with us for years.” 

Musical lineup includes: 

  • 9:30-10:45 a.m. – Blacktop Memories 
  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Adam McCollum 
  • 12:30-1:45 p.m. – The High-End Hobos 
  • 2-3:15 p.m. – Joseph Baldwin  

Spruce Pine Day T-shirts will be available at the festivals, sizes medium through extra-large $10, and sizes 2XL and 3XL $12.  

A car, truck and bike show will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration fee is $20. For additional information, contact Jim Jackson at 205-907-6563.  

There will be a gun drawing for a Henry Bigboy carbine rifle. Tickets are $10. For additional information, contact John Sheffield at 256-577-2465.