Franklin County anchors the southern edge of the Appalachian Mountain foothills and with that comes an abundance of spectacular outdoor leisure opportunities. Click HERE to explore Franklin County.


Franklin County celebrates our heritage, lifestyles, & patriotism with a number of truly unique & special events held each season of the year. To discover our current lineup of exciting events, click HERE.

The City of Red Bay

A Great Place to Live, Work, Worship and Play!

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Upcoming Events:

Watermelon Pageant
RCS Auditorium
Saturday, July 20, 2024
10 AM

Tomato Sandwich Day
Red Bay Farmers Market
652 2nd St. NE, Red Bay, AL 35582
Saturday, July 20, 2024
10 AM – 12 PM

Vina July Fest
Saturday, July 27, 2024
Vina Fire Department
9:30 AM – 9 PM

National Watermelon Day
Saturday, August 3, 2024

Franklin County Schools
Wednesday, August 7, 2024
Russellville City Schools
Thursday, August 8, 2024
Northwest Shoals Community College
Thursday, August 15, 2024

Russellville Fire Department 
Celebrates 100 Years
Saturday, August 10, 2024

43rd Franklin County Watermelon Festival
August 16 & 17, 2024
Downtown Russellville

Chamber Closed
August 19 – 23, 2024

Emergency Storm Shelters

Are you prepared for bad weather?

Find your Franklin County storm shelter before emergency strikes!

Click HERE.


Call 2-1-1 for Non-Emergency Help!

2-1-1 works just like 9-1-1 but is for non-emergency calls!

2-1-1 can help you with:
-Basic Human Needs Resources
-Government Information
-Health and Mental Health Resources
-Employment Support
-Support for Older Americans and Persons with Disabilities
-Support for Children, Youth, and Families
-Volunteer Opportunities and Donations
-Military and Family Support
-Hobby Groups and Civic/Service Club

Learn more here.

Until the Watermelon Festival!

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Welcome to Franklin County, Alabama

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If you're looking for a comfortable, safe and affordable place to live, Franklin County may be the place for you. We have much to offer. Franklin County has skilled labor, strong educational institutions, quality life styles, health care facilities, business and industrial sites, municipal airports, competitive energy costs and supportive local governments. Franklin County and city schools rank among the highest in the state and we were first in the state to host a public junior college, Northwest Shoals Community College. We have excellent medical facilities and physicians. And some of the friendliest people in the world are from Franklin County!


Our promise as your Chamber of Commerce is to build community value into every area while delivering professional expertise, exceptional customers service and quality service.