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Welcome to Greater Canton Focus Group

Focus on Canton | Canton, NC


The Greater Canton Focus Group
We are a non-profit organization whose purpose is to maintain a vital downtown. Our goal is to support downtown commerce to Canton by increasing Tourism and Coordinating Special Town wide Events.




(828) 549-8499

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Press Release
For immediate release
April 4, 2014

Focus Plans New Direction for events in Canton
The Focus of Canton volunteer group which sponsors the annual Mountain Mater Festival in downtown Canton has announced that the festival will not be held this year.

After much deliberation, our dedicated group of volunteers have made the decision to place their energy and concentration on sponsoring several new and fun events for the town of Canton this year. “We are truly excited about our new course”, said Deborah Reed, president of Focus of Canton. “We are looking forward to bringing a different variety of new events for all ages to our community”.

The first event scheduled is the spring carnival and rides to be held June 18th – June 22nd in downtown Canton.


To become a volunteer with Focus of Canton, please join us on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Papertown Grill, 153 Main Street, Canton.




Car Show - We celebrated our Car Show in downtown Canton.

"Click Here" to see our photos and videos. Can't wait to see you next year for one of the coolest Car Shows in Canton, NC!


Car Show | Canton, NC


Canton Farmers Market and Heritage Crafts are sponsored by Focus of Canton.

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Farmer's Market | Canton, NC


Breakfast with Santa | Canton, NCBreakfast with Santa Good Cheer to all! There is nothing like Christmas in the mountains, and nothing like the hometown holiday spirit of Canton. Come enjoy a breakfast with jolly Ole Saint Nick. Read More


Should you want to join our Focus Group for the betterment of Canton NC and participate in organizing events for the area, please take a moment to contact us.

Focus of Canton Application


(828) 549-8499
PO Box 742
Canton, NC 28716

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