Family and Friends This November in Franklin, NC

The month of November starts the transition from leaf season and Fall into the holiday season! It often brings a change of focus for us Franklinites. October was full of big community events and lots of visitors. In November, we shift our attention to family, friends and celebrations. Now more than ever, spending time with close friends and family matters. In spite of the craziness in the world, we have much for which to be thankful.

For those still trying to find that perfect venue or catering for your November gatherings, Gracious Plates On Main welcomes you to one of our tables, or in fact to as many tables as you need, in order to bring your co-workers, friends or family together in one place to celebrate or give thanks and enjoy each others’ company. Contact us for custom Catering and Event Hosting at (828) 369-2690.

Local Highlight

Main Street - Downtown Franklin
November 25 ~ 5:00-8:00pm

Join with the Town of Franklin as we ring in the holidays with Winter Wonderland. Winter Wonderland is held on the two consecutive Saturdays after Thanksgiving from 5:00 to 8:00 each evening. The November 25th edition of Winter Wonderland coincides with Small Business Saturday® founded by American Express®. Plus, that night we hold our Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Gazebo on the Square! Remember, our Downtown Merchants are open late both nights of Winter Wonderland with great gift ideas for everyone on your shopping list! And Gracious Plates On Main will be serving dinner and cocktails both inside the restaurant and outside on the patio until 9:00pm.

You'll find there's no holiday quite like a mountain holiday in Franklin, NC, so bring the family and enjoy all the music, lights, fun and holiday cheer of Winter Wonderland in Historic Franklin, North Carolina. Winter Wonderland is held rain or shine but subject to snow.

Every Wednesday in November ~ 5:30-7:30pm
Every Wednesday, Gracious Plates On Main welcomes a guest Sommelier from a different wine distributor and offers a guided wine tasting at individual tables throughout dinner service. Joining Wine Club and attending the tastings are both free.

November (various dates)
Lost In Time Tours of Franklin offers exciting and historically-based ghost tours throughout the downtown area nearly every day of the week. The tours range from the streets of downtown to haunted homes, graveyards, and even a brewery! Check out their schedule and make your reservation early.

Tuesday Evenings
Rathskeller Coffee Bar & Pub hosts Karaoke with DJ Don every Tuesday evening. They offer a full espresso bar, an array of craft beers, and fresh baked goods.

November (various dates)
Silver Threads & Golden Needles is a friendly and fiber obsessed yarn shop located in the Historic Downtown shopping area of Franklin, North Carolina. Whether you are a local or taking a vacation in the Smoky Mountains, we are your one stop destination for all things yarn and fiber!

November 3, 4, 10, & 11 ~ 7:00pm
Follow the yellow brick road in this delightful stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale, featuring the iconic musical score and characters from the classic MGM film. The timeless tale, in which young Dorothy Gale travels from Kansas over the rainbow to the magical Land of Oz, is sure to thrill, excite and remind each of us, “There’s no place like home.” Including fan-favorite songs “Ding-Dong the Witch Is Dead,” “Merry Old Land Of Oz” the award-winning “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” and more, this live musical adaptation will have the audience singing and dancing with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tinman, Cowardly Lion and Toto too! A full two-act production presented by the Overlook Theatre Company.

November 7 ~ 6:30pm
On the first Tuesday of every month, A Novel Escape hosts Book Club. It’s a fun group that delves into a variety of different genres, with each month’s book selected by popular vote. And to make it even better, each month’s chosen book is 15% at the bookstore!

November 9 ~ 5:30-7:30pm
Each month, Gracious Plates On Main offers a "Wine Pack" of 3 exclusive bottles at a reduced rate for our Wine Club members, as well as a tasting of next month's wine pack led by their Sommelier! Joining Wine Club and attending the monthly tastings are both free.

November 11 ~ 10:30am
Join the Town of Franklin as we, along with our citizens, honor Veterans on Saturday, November 11, 2023 with a parade & ceremony. The parade will leave the lower level of Franklin Town Hall at 10:30 am and travel to the Gazebo on the Square for the ceremony. Special banners lead each group of Veterans along the parade route according to the war or period of service. Lineup begins at 10:00am for Veterans that wish to participate in the lower level parking lot of Franklin Town Hall. The Veterans Ceremony begins at 11:00am and is always very moving featuring special music, speakers along with a wreath laying ceremony and the playing of "Taps".
Come bring the entire family and show your appreciation of these men and women who have served. We also encourage you to show your patriotic pride by dressing in red, white and blue!
And remember, Gracious Plates On Main offers 10% off to both Veterans and First Responders every day of the year.

Cartoogechaye PTO - Community Day of Giving Gracious Plates on Main

November 16 ~ 11:00am - 9:00pm
We are proud to announce that we'll be hosting a Community Day of Giving to benefit Cartoogechaye PTO on Thursday, November 16. All Apps will be Buy One, Get One 1/2 Off and 10% of all sales from the day will go directly to the school. So come out and eat for a good cause!

November 18 ~ 7:00pm
Crystal was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry as a member in January 2017 by her sister Loretta Lynn. The Academy of Country Music recognized Crystal with a 2016 Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award for her lifetime achievements in country music. And in 2009 Crystal was honored to receive her own star on the fabled Hollywood Walk of Fame.

These honors are fitting tributes to Crystal who has been a favorite of audiences of country and popular music since attaining national prominence with her first chart records in the mid-seventies. Renowned for her classic recording of her timeless signature song Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue, Crystal also scored with her multi-format hits You’ve Been Talking In Your Sleep, When I Dream, Half the Way and her duet with Eddie Rabbitt, Just You and I. Crystal has released over twenty number one hits and has been awarded numerous times by the Grammy’s, the Country Music Association, the Academy of Country Music, the American Music Awards, and the American Music Operators Association.

November 25 ~ 5:00-8:00pm
Check out our monthly highlight at the top of the page for all of the details about this fun event!

November 28 ~ 7:00pm
A cappella sensation Voctave has had over 150 million social media views of their videos, and their albums are frequently in the Top 10. The Spirit of the Season, Deluxe Edition, reached No. 6 on the Billboard charts and The Corner of Broadway & Main Street Vol. 2, debuted at number 3 on the iTunes charts. Voctave’s most recent release is an album of lullabies entitled, Goodnight, My Someone. Formed in 2015 by producer and arranger Jamey Ray, the voices that bring their arrangements to life represent a wealth of diverse backgrounds and musical experiences. Hailing from Central Florida, the eleven members of Voctave have performed across the globe and appear on countless recordings. The group has performed with GRAMMY, Dove and American Music Award recipients including Sandi Patty, Pentatonix’s Kirstin Maldonado, Mark Lowry, David Phelps, and Jody McBrayer.

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