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Holiday events and special celebrations make your mountain time even more interesting and exciting. Peanuts characters come to life for Easter and Halloween excursions on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. Biltmore displays its "flower carpet" in spring and Candlelight Christmas events in December. July 4th fireworks light up the mountain skies from Lake Lure to Boone after picnics and family activities. Memorial Day Weekend offers fishing tournaments and outdoor fun for the entire family.
Nationally known festivals such as Merlefest and the Wooly Worm Festival draw 1000s of visitors every year.  The Southern Highland Craft Guild offers two annual 4 day craft fairs with 100s of exhibitors, heritage craft demonstrations and good old mountain music.
 
There are year around events held on the same day of each week as well as varying schedules each year. You can listen to the best in local music, see live theatre, attend art walks and show openings, buy produce and handmade goods from tailgate markets or participate in nature programs and hikes.
 
Tailgate and Farmers Markets
There are dozens of markets throughout the mountains offering local produce, foods, handmade products and crafts. Hours and days vary so check locally for details. 
Asheville Area
Asheville City Market Sat 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM, April - December
Public Works Building lot,  S. Charlotte St.  Asheville, NC 
French Broad Food Coop Sat 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, April - October
76 Biltmore Ave.   Asheville, NC 
Greenlife Tailgate Market
Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, May  - October 
At Greenlife Grocery, N. Merrimon Ave.   Asheville, NC 
North Asheville Tailgate Market
Sat 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM April - December 20 UNCA, take Weaver Blvd., Asheville, NC  
Riceville Tailgate Market
Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, May  - September parking lot of the Riceville Community Center Asheville NC  
Wed PM Downtown Tailgate Market
Wed 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM, April  - December 23 76 Biltmore Avenue, next to the French Broad Food Coop, Asheville, NC  
West Asheville Tailgate Market
Wed 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM, April - October 28 grassy area at parking lot for West End Bakery and Haywood Road Market. Asheville, NC  
Bryson City
Bryson City Market
Friday 9AM - 1 PM,
May  - October 29 You'll find locally grown produce and other edibles, plants, flowers, crafts and more at the market.
Parking lot next to Fred's, Bryson City NC  
Black Mountain
Black Mountain Market Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, May  - October 31
First Baptist Church, 130 d Black Mountain, NC  
Weaverville
Weaverville Market
Wed 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM, April - late October Behind the community center at Lake Louise Weaverville, NC   
Barnardsville
Big Ivy Tailgate Market Sat 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, May 5 - October 24
At the Old Fire Station, center of town Barnardsville, NC  
Sparta
Alleghany County Farmers' Market
Sat  8:00 AM-12:00 PM
County Fairgrounds, Hwy. 21 North, Sparta, NC  
Andrews
Andrews Farmers Market
Sat  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM First Street,
Andrews, NC
West Jefferson
Ashe Farmers Market Wed and Sat
8:00am-1:00pm
108 Backstreet
West Jefferson, NC
Blowing Rock
Blowing Rock Farmers Market
Thursday  4-6 PM
Wallingford Street
Blowing Rock NC
January NC Events and Festivals
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Date:      Now - January 1, 2018
NC City:  GALAX VA (just north of Boone)
Event:     High Country Lights  
NorthwestMountain's premier animated light show features over 100,000 lights choreographed to your favorite Christmas tunes on 96.5 FM. This free light show, hosted by Glade Creek Volunteer Fire Department, can be seen nightly starting at 6 PM Thanksgiving through New Year's Day. 
Date:      Now - January 1, 2018
NC City:  ASHEVILLE (Fetcher)
Event:    Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland at The Western North Carolina Agricultural Center
 A drive through 2 mile lights and music extravaganza show is open nightly from 6 - 9 PM. This award-winning maze maze filled with hundreds of thousands of LED lights performing in perfect synchronization with the Christmas tunes playing through your car radio. New this year, a large, fun display shows how Santa and friends enjoy a vacation in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Open everyday, 6-10 PM, admission $20 per car, more for vans, limos and school buses.
Date:      Now - January 1, 2018
NC City:  ASHEVILLE
Event:     19th Century Carolina Christmas at the Smith-McDowell House  
Asheville's oldest surviving dwelling is now a National Register property and a window into how life was lived here in the 19th century. Celebrate Christmas the old-fashioned way. The Smith-McDowell House Museum's timeline of authentically decorated period rooms showcases the evolution of Christmas celebrations and decorations. This yearly exhibit, began in 1981, is a tradition for many regional families and tour groups. The mansion and local history museum will again be authentically decorated with fresh trees, garlands, ornaments and toys of the Victorian Period.
Date:      Now - January 4, 2018
NC City:  ASHEVILLE
Event:    Winter Wonderland at The Grove Arcade 
The historic Grove Arcade is all dressed up in holiday style with 35 shops and restaurants in celebration mode. Gingerbread entries from The Omni Grove Park Inn are on display along with traditional winter wonderland decorations and shops filled with special gifts for friends and family.
Date:      Now - January 4, 2018
NC City:  ASHEVILLE
Event:    The National Gingerbread House Competition and Display  
Contestants from across the country bring their architectural masterpieces to The Grove Park Inn for display over the holidays. Delight in the imagination shown in these sugar-and-spice creations, strolling through the competition is a sure way to be swept up in the holiday spirit. There is no admission charge to view the entries to the National Gingerbread House Competition. In addition to the gingerbread overload, see the beautiful holiday displays throughout and warm by the giant fireplaces in the grand lobby. Pick up a map in the lobby to find the various areas where the entries are displayed.
Date:      Now - January 6, 2018
NC City:  ASHEVILLE
Event:     Candlelight Christmas Evenings at Biltmore
   Explore Biltmore House during holiday evenings when candles and fireplaces fill the grand home with a warm glow, accenting delicate ornaments and priceless treasures with metallic shine and sparkle, and music warms the heart. Your evening admission includes:  a Reserved evening visit of Biltmore House, Daytime access to Biltmore Gardens and Antler Hill Village & Winery on the same day or next day as your evening visit, Free parking.
Date:      Now - January 7, 2018
NC City:  ASHEVILLE
Event:    Christmas at Biltmore
   The celebration that began on Christmas Eve in 1895 when George Vanderbilt introduced his family and friends to the newly completed Biltmore home, continues today.  This wonderful celebration allows all visitors to enjoy America's largest home decorated with dozens of Christmas trees, hundreds of wreaths, bows, and poinsettias, miles of evergreen garland, and thousands of ornaments.
 
Date:     January 1, 2018
NC City: LINVILLE / BLOWING ROCK
Event:    New Year's Sunrise at Grandfather Mountain  
Ring in an epic New Year on Grandfather Mountain with the first sunrise of 2018. On Monday, Jan. 1, the mountain will host another New Year’s Sunrise event, offering guests the chance to start off their new year on a literal high note. Sunrise is at 7:38 AM  and Grandfather’s gates will open at 6:30 AM. Due to safety regulations, participants may only visit the Mile High Swinging Bridge area during the event.
Date:     January 6, 2018
NC City: BEECH MOUNTAIN
Event:    2018 WinterFest Beer Festival  
Over a dozen featured breweries and cider makers will be presenting over fifty varieties of brews.  Winterfest is the perfect time to expand your beer and cider knowledge. The NC Beer Guys, Carolina Glenn and Dave, will be on hand to answer any of your North Carolina beer questions. Doors open at 2:30 PM and the event lasts through 7 PM.
Date:      January 6, 2018
NC City:  BLOWING ROCK
Event:     Ice Skating Fundraiser    a special Ice Skating session from 5-6:30. Hosted by the App Ski Race Team, all proceeds from this special session will go to the Appalachian Ski Education Foundation.
Date:      January 7, 2018
NC City:  BLOWING ROCK
Event:     Smith / Dakine / Armada Shred for the Cup Rail Jam  App Terrain Park will kick off their Signature Shred for the Cup Series with the Rail Jam. The Shred for the Cup Series has become the benchmark competition series in the region, with 3 events held throughout the winter season that test skiers and snowboarders skills in a variety of park disciplines (Rail Jam, Big Air, and Slopestyle). As always, the series has categories and features that cater to all skill levels (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) of both skiers and snowboarders, as well as a dedicated Women’s category in both ski and board.
Date:      January 7, 2018
NC City:  SUGAR MOUNTAIN
Event:     National Winter Trails Day - Winter Feels Good  The 23rd Annual National Winter Trails Day is back at Sugar Mountain Resort. The event offers children and adults new to snow sports the chance to try snowshoeing for FREE. Discover the fun and fitness of snowsports. Guided tours are available at 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm and 4:00pm. The program includes a forty-five minute tour and snowshoe rental. Adult tours are for 12 years or older. Children’s tours are for 8-11 year olds. Sign up at least fifteen minutes prior to your tour time at the Ski/Snowboard School.
Date:      January 9, 2018
NC City:  SUGAR MOUNTAIN
Event:   
  Septuagenarian Benefits and Party on Sugar Mountain Resort  Anyone 70 and older can qualify for complimentary skiing and riding at Sugar. To obtain your complimentary skiing/riding privileges, visit Sugar Mountain Resort's administration office, located on the second floor of the main lodge building and present a photo ID. A season pass will be issued to you for a processing fee of $10. You may also chose to receive a daily ticket at no charge. Every January Sugar recognizes the wonderful contribution seniors make to the sport of skiing by throwing a party. This year's party will be held in the Last Run Lounge.
Date:      January 12 - 14, 2018
NC City:  ASHEVILLE
Event:     Omni Grove Park Inn Events:  Big Band and Swing Dance Weekend    An annual weekend of great Big Band and Swing Dance music. This is a "don't miss" weekend for those who treasure the Big Band era of music and dance. Event activities for package holders include dance instruction, an exclusive afternoon tea dance, and two nights full of amazing performances. Big Band all-stars include Russ Wilson’s Art Deco Review and the legendary Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.
Date:      January 12-15, 2018
NC City:  MAGGIE VALLEY
Event:     Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Weekend
   Holiday rates in effect.  In addition to the regular twilight and night skiing schedule of Tuesday through Saturday evenings, there will also be twilight and night skiing on Sunday, January 14.
Date:      January 13, 2018
NC City:  BLOWING ROCK
Event:      K2 Pop This! High Ollie Contest   The K2 Pop This! tournament is traveling all around the world, and will be back at ATP for another season. Don’t miss your shot at tons of prizes and lots of fun with friends.
Date:      January 13, 2018
NC City:  ASHEVILLE
Event:    
 Martin Luther King Jr Breakfast Prayer   Asheville’s 37th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast will be held at the Crowne Plaza Resort Conference Center. The keynote speaker will be Patricia Russell-McCloud. The Prayer Breakfast is the largest, most diverse event of its kind in Asheville, each year bringing more than a thousand people of all races, faiths, and backgrounds together to recommit to Dr. King’s Dream and ensure that the community and the society continue taking steps to make it reality.
Date:     January 15 - 19, 2018
NC City: BEECH MOUNTAIN
Event:    Adaptive Ski Week   
37th DS USA SPARC Beech Mountain Adaptive Learn to Ski/Snowboard Event. This is the oldest adaptive ski clinic being the first of a group of national instructional clinics started by Disabled Sports USA which in its history was known as National Handicap Sports (NHS). Over $80,000 of adaptive equipment is brought to the event so we can provide a multitude of snow experiences for the participants.
Date:      January 15, 2018
NC City:  ASHEVILLE
Event:   
Annual Peace March and Rally   celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day will take place beginning at St. James AME Church at Martin Luther King Boulevard and Hildebrand Street and continuing to City-County Plaza in Pack Square Park. There will be a Candlelight Service at 6:00 PM at Nazareth First Baptist Church. All the days events are FREE and open to the public.
Date:      January 17, 2018
NC City:  BLOWING ROCK
Event:     Appalachian Cup Race Series   The Appalachian Cup Race Series is back and better for its second season. This series is a skiing and snowboarding race program for students age 5-18. This is a recreational series, open to riders of intermediate ability and up.
Date:      January 17, 2018
NC City:  ASHEVILLE
Event: 
11th Annual Homecoming Career Fair   Held at the WNC Agricultural Center. The Economic Development Coalition and the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce partner annually with numerous workforce and industry allies to promote career opportunities in advanced manufacturing, technology, health care, tourism and other growth industries in Western North Carolina. Residents, students, graduates and former residents are encouraged to attend this one-stop opportunity to meet directly with representatives from companies that will be hiring in 2016 or organizations promoting awareness to potential future employees.
Date:     January 20, 2018
NC City: BEECH MOUNTAIN
Event:    USASA Southeastern Series Slopestyle 2018   
 A slopestyle ski/snowboard competition in The Park. Slopestyle competitions consists of a mix of jumps, hips, rails, boxes, as well as other features. Skiers and riders are scored by a panel of judges. Factors considered are difficulty of trick, execution (clean landings, etc.), style, and more.
Date:      January 20, 2018
NC City:  BLOWING ROCK
Event:     Burton Riglet Park Tour    The Burton Riglet Park Tour is a mobile product demo and mini-snowboard park geared towards introducing children as young as 2 to the sport of snowboarding. A custom children’s learning terrain area will be provided at the base of ASM and Burton Snowboard experts will be offering a free “introductory terrain park experience” for children ages 2 to 6. The idea is to get children comfortable on the snow, and moving over small changes in terrain – establishing sound fundamentals for park riding.
Date:      January 20, 2018
NC City:  BLOWING ROCK
Event:     Burton Riglet Park Ladies Tour    Ladies Park Sessions features a custom terrain park area designed to help ladies progress their skills. Trick tip coaches are on hand for the event to offer advice if needed. This event is free with purchase of a ski ticket and open to women of all age, ability, both ski and snowboard.
Date:      January 20, 2018
NC City:  OLD FORT
Event:    Classic Car Cruise-in   
Held the 3rd Saturday of every month. Bring your car, truck or motorcycle. Downtown Old Fort, 3-5 PM. A  free Sponsored by Route 70 Cruisers.
Date:      January 21, 2018
NC City:  BLOWING ROCK
Event:     Arbor / SPY Shred for the Cup Big Air   The second event of ATP’s signature Shred for the Cup Series.  The Shred for the Cup series has become the benchmark Park competition series in the region, with 3 events held throughout the winter that test Skiers and Snowboarders skills in several park disciplines  - Rail Jam, Big Air and Slopestyle. As always, the Series has categories for all skill levels of both Skiers and Snowboarders, as well as a dedicated women’s category in both Ski and Board. Riders can save money by registering for the entire series, as well as pre-registering before the day of the event.
Date:      January 21, 2018
NC City:  SUGAR MOUNTAIN
Event:     High Country Junior Race Series Giant Slalom   A giant slalom competition for all High Country junior racers. Registration is from 7:30-8:30 AM. Race start is 9:00 AM on Oma’s Meadow.
Date:      January 25 - 26, 2018
NC City:  MAGGIE VALLEY
Event:    
Military Appreciation Days at Cataloochee Ski Area   Cataloochee supports the armed forces by offering a special reduced rate for military personnel and their families . Valid i.d. is required. This special package includes a 1 1/2 hour lesson, lift ticket for either day, twilight or night skiing and rental equipment. 
Date:      January 25 - 28, 2018
NC City:  ASHEVILLE
Event:    
Fringe Art Festival   This event is an annual performing arts, multiple venue festival that provides artists with opportunities to explore the edges of their work, to collaborate across genres and to bring new and innovative performances to culturally adventurous audiences. Founded in 2002, AFAF has been keeping Asheville interesting for over a decade.
Date:      January 25 - 28, 2018
NC City:  BLOWING ROCK
Event:    
Annual Winterfest   Join the Village of Blowing Rock to celebrate the fun side of winter at this annual family event. From the Wine Auction, ice carving and Live Bluegrass, to the Chili Cook-Off, Winter Paws Show, Fashion Show, Kids' Activities and the Polar Plunge in Chetola Lake, there's something for everyone.
Date:      January 26, 2018
NC City:  ASHEVILLE
Event: 
AKC All Breed Agility Trial   Held at the WNC Agricultural Center. Spectators are welcome at all of our trials and admission is always free. Competition begins each day at 8:00 a.m. and continues throughout the day until approximately 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3:00 on Sunday.
Date:     January 26 - 28, 2018
NC City: BEECH MOUNTAIN
Event:    50th Anniversary Celebration for Beech Mountain Resort      
The celebration kicks off on Friday with live music from The Storks. The weekend continues with more music, a reunion of current and former Beech Mountain employees and enthusiasts, Appalachian Mountain Brewery Tap Take-Over, Great Annual Cardboard Derby, and other fun activities.
Date:      January 27 - 28, 2018
NC City:  BLOWING ROCK
Event:     USASA Boarder / Skier X The USASA series is back once again in NC. This 7 event series is open to both skiers and snowboarders of all age and ability. Whether you are a seasoned ripper or beginner, we invite you to come out and experience a well run, super fun, and safe event series this winter. There will be tons of prizes, raffles, great food, live music, not to mention a chance to qualify for the USASA Nationals in Colorado.
 
 
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Year Around & Season-long Events
Music and Live Theatre:
When:  Various Times
Where: NC Mountains and Foothills
What:   Blue Ridge Music Trails  
A guide to the traditional music of the NC Mountains and Foothills.
When:  Saturday 7 PM, June - Oct
Where: Bryson City Train Depot
What:   Music in the Mountains 
Regional talent is showcased in a relaxed, outdoor venue located in the heart of historic downtown. Bring a chair or blanket and settle in for an evening of great music. 828-488-3681
When:  Friday 7 PM, all year
Where: Old Fort NC
What:    Old Time Mountain Music -
for more than a decade, folks have gathered to hear and play bluegrass and traditional mountain music. Nobody’s paid, everyone’s welcome and coffee and sodas are still just a quarter!
When:  Saturdays 7:30 - 10:30 PM
Where: Old Fort NC
What:   Tracks Music and Dance -  
music and dancing at the Tracks Event Center located just outside Old Fort. The house band is, Rewind, playing a mix of 50s, 60s, 70s, a little country and bluegrass plus special requests! Free line dancing classes from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
When:  Sundays, 2 PM - 4 PM
Where: Old Fort NC
What:   Informal Jam on the Porch -
Bring an instrument or bring an ear! Happening each Sunday on the porch at the Mountain Gateway Museum in downtown.
When:  various times, all year
Where: Asheville NC
What:   Diana Wortham Theatre 
A variety of professional and touring music, dance and theatrical performances. Dining discounts and special performances offered.
When:  First Monday, Oct - May
Where: Brevard NC
What:   Brevard Music Center First Mondays 
Classical music performances by local and touring professionals.
When:  June-August
Where: Brevard
What:   Brevard Music Center  
An annual festival of classical, chamber and opera performances by students, faculty and guest musicians.  The Center is considered one of the premier summer training programs and festivals in the US.
When:  May-August
WWhere: Brevard
WWhat:   Sounds of Silvermont 
Local musicians in a jam session playing bluegrass, country, gospel and more.
When:  All year
Where: Asheville
What:   North Carolina Stage Company

Professional productions, with the best actors, directors and designers from Asheville and across the country.
When:  7-9 PM,  Thursdays, All year
Where: Marion NC, downtown Depot
What:   Bluegrass Music Jam 
Open to all musicians, no scheduled performers. Outdoors, bring chairs or blankets. Free
When:   7 PM Fridays
Where:  Marion
What:    Woody's Original Mountain Music 
An ever changing line up of musicians and musical styles! Join the fun along with Max Woody and friends.
When:   7 PM Fridays, June - August
Where:  Downtown Hendersonville
What:     Music on Main 
Concert series featuring " oldies rock, beach music, variety and top 40 music. Bring a chair and enjoy the music, admission is free
When:   Feb - Dec, various dates
Where:  Flat Rock, Hendersonville
What:    Flat Rock Playhouse
 The theatre season includes world premieres and standard Broadway musicals, comedy, and drama. Music on the Rocks concert series with pop to country.
When:  Most Saturday nights
Where: Saluda NC
What:   The Party Place and Event Center&  
LLive music with country, top 40's, oldies, beach, southern rock and a variety of good party music for listening and dancing.The facility and grounds are available for special events.
When:  All year
Where: Franklin NC
What:   Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts 
A 1,500 seat state-of-the-art facility presents the finest in performing arts to the surrounding towns.
When: Thursdays, 6:30 PM, 6-23 to 9-1
Where: Banner Elk NC
What:   Concerts in the Banner Elk Town Park 
Gathers in the town park for a summer concert. Performers range from bluegrass to beach, to country, to top 40, to blues, to jazz, to Motown, to big band
When:  Thursdays, 7:30 PM, June-Aug
Where: Black Mountain NC
What:   The Park Rhythms Outdoor Concert 
A variety of musical groups from throughout the region provide live music in the picturesque setting of Lake Tomahawk
When:  2nd Sun., 7-9 PM, April - Oct
Where: Blowing Rock NC
What:    Jazz Concerts 
Blowing Rock Jazz Society performs. General Admission is $20 for non-members, $5 for students and FREE to BRJS Members
When:  Fridays, 7-9 PM, June - August
WWhere: Canton NC
WWhat:    Pickin' in the Park. 
Free concerts with Live bands and clogging groups at the Canton Recreation Park.
When:  Fridays, 7PM, June - August
Where: Newland NC
What:   Friday Night Free Concert.
(Weather-permitting) held at the Riverwalk Bandstand local musicians perform. Food vendors available.
 
 
NC Parks, Nature Programs:
When:  All year, some closings
Where: Northwest NC Mountains
What:   Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  Events throughout the year. View the full calendar online.
When:  All year
Where: Asheville NC
What:   North Carolina Arboretum
   Touring and permanent exhibits, events and educational programs.
When:  All year
Where: Asheville NC
What:   Western North Carolina Nature Center  
Special events and programs, wild walks, Junior Naturalist program, wildlife workshops and more.
When:  various times, all year
Where: Asheville NC
What:   Grandfather Mountain
 Special programs with naturalists, Habitat tours, Special kids events, Junior Ranger programs, walks and hikes
When:  All year
Where: Chimney Rock NC
What:  Chimney Rock Park Nature
Programs and hikes  Learn the secrets and wonders of nature, attend photography or dulcimer workshops or enjoy special events and campouts.
When:  All year, Mon-Sat
Where: Brevard NC area
What:  Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education  
Exhibits, special programs, fishing, Nature Nuts and Eco Explorers
When:  All year, various times
Where: Nebo, near Marion NC
What: Lake James Park Programs  
Ranger conducted hikes, nature programs, boat trips and special events. Free to the public.
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Art and Crafts:
When:  All year
Where: Asheville NC
What:   The Folk Art Center
  Touring exhibits, craft demonstrations, special events, educational opportunities and workshops.
When:  All year
Where: Asheville NC
What:   North Carolina Arboretum
   Touring and permanent exhibits, events and educational programs.
When:  5 PM 4th Friday, May - Oct
Where: Brevard NC
What:   4th Friday Gallery Tour
An evening of Art, Wine and Food in Downtown Brevard
When:  All Year
Where: Asheville NC
What:   River Arts District 
daily open studio tours and special events.  Over 120 artists in an historic setting with restaurants and a brewery.
When:   May - Nov, 10 AM - 4 PM
Where: Blowing Rock NC
What:    Craft demonstrations 
Members of the renowned Southern Highland Craft Guild demonstrate traditional and contemporary crafts.
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Miscellaneous activities:
When:  All year, Mon - Sat
Where: Bryson City NC
What:   Marianna Black Library 
Special events, classic movies, Anime Club, Music programs, Artisan displays
When:  May - October
Where: Between Spruce Pine and Little Switzerland on Parkway
What:   The Orchard at Alta Pass
  Live mountain  music and mountain dancing, storytelling and hayrides, monarch butterfly raising, naturalist tours and birding walks, arts and handwork demonstrations, book signings and more.
When:  6 PM, 1st Fridays, May - Dec
Where: Sylva NC
What:   Sylva After Dark
   A night of arts, dining, music, refreshments, shopping and more.
When:  All year
Where: Mount Airy NC
What:   The Surry Arts Council
 Performing and visual arts events
When:  last Saturdays, 9-11 AM
Where: Black Mountain NC
What:  Cruz-N Black Mountain.
Classic and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles in downtown at the visitor center.
 
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