Cowan, Tenn.:  nestled among the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains; the junction where history meets beautiful scenery and cultural attractions.




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June 21 - July 20:  Sewanee Summer Music Festival, Sewanee, Tennessee; One of the country's oldest and most acclaimed musical institutes is right here on the Mountain!  Over 150 aspiring young musicians will join up with instructors, performers and guests for high caliber musical training.  Go to for a full concert schedule and ticketing information.

June 27:  History Lecture, "Tractor Seat in the Cemetery:  the life of Old Bill Brakefield", 4:00 p.m. at Cowan Center for the Arts.  Jarod Pearson will talk about William Brakefield, a legendary Cowan resident and railroader whose quirky personality is remembered to this day.  The lecture will also tell the beautiful story of why there's a tractor seat in the Cowan Montgomery Cemetery.  The lecture is free and refreshments are served.  This year's lecture series, "Characters of the County", is provided in partnership with Franklin County Historical Society.

August 19-23:  Franklin County Fair: "Tractors, Dirt, and Muddy Shirts".  The perfect end to summer is a full schedule of fun and activities at the County Fair!  This year's event will feature a tractor pull, demolition derby, exhibits, contests, carnival rides, music, and pageants.  For more information please visit the fair website at

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