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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
 
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This week's Featured Event in the mountains:
Date:      January 16, 2017
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. 
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Date:     January 1 - February 28, 2017
NC City: CHIMNEY ROCK
Event:    Give It Your Best Shot Photo Contest    
Every season, each and every day, offers something new at Chimney Rock. When the leaves are off the trees, the lay of the land is more apparent; rocks and boulders, crevices and views appear that are hidden from the foliage the rest of the year. The sky is clear; you find a special spot to sit and enjoy the peacefulness. You may even see a critter scampering through the forest. Capture that special moment or scene on your camera, enter it in the Chimney Rock seasonal photo contest and tell them about it. They will use the winning entries on their website and Facebook album, and you’ll win some fun prizes.
Date:     January 7, 2017
NC City: BEECH MOUNTAIN
Event:    2017 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 8, 2017
NC City:  BLOWING ROCK
Event:     Shred for the Cup Rail Jam    App Terrain Park will kick off the 11th Annual Shred for the Cup Series. The Shred for the Cup Series is the benchmark competition series in the region, with 3 events held throughout the winter season that test skiers & snowboarders skills in a variety of park disciplines (Rail Jam, Big Air, and Slopestyle).
Date:      January 8, 2017
NC City:  SUGAR MOUNTAIN
Event:     National Winter Trails Day - Winter Feels Good  The 22nd 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 10, 2017
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 10, 2017
NC City:  ASHEVILLE
Event:   
  Paint Nite: Paint "Andromeda Flower" at The Stone Ridge Tavern    Raise your glass to a NEW kind of night out. Paint Nite® invites you to create art over cocktails at a local restaurant or bar, guided by a professional artist and party host. Grab your friends and spend two hours drinking, laughing, and flexing your creative muscles. There’s no experience necessary and all supplies are porovided, so you don’t have to worry about a thing (except having a great time). Must be of legal drinking age. Food and drink may be purchased at the event.
Date:      January 11, 2017
NC City:  ASHEVILLE
Event:   
  Paint Nite: Paint "Red Cardinal in a Winter Pine" at Wild Wings Cafe    Raise your glass to a NEW kind of night out. Paint Nite® invites you to create art over cocktails at a local restaurant or bar, guided by a professional artist and party host. Grab your friends and spend two hours drinking, laughing, and flexing your creative muscles. There’s no experience necessary and all supplies are porovided, so you don’t have to worry about a thing (except having a great time). Must be of legal drinking age. Food and drink may be purchased at the event.
Date:      January 12, 2017
NC City:  ASHEVILLE
Event:   
  Opening Reception for Blue Spiral 1 New Exhibits   5 PM - 8 PM. GALLERY TWO New Times Three (New Artists, New Works, New Year) : an eclectic collection offering fresh perspectives for the New Year. New Times Three introduces nine artists' work never before seen at Blue Spiral 1. SHOWCASE GALLERY: Ian Brownlee - Evocative and playful, Brownlee's works on paper illustrate narratives of adventure, humorous relationships and mysterious rituals. SMALL FORMAT GALLERY: Ron Ruble, Another Look - Contemplative prints, some featuring hand-colored elements, depict obscure juxtapositions of historical characters, vast landscapes, and imagery celebrating aviation.   The exhibits continue through March 3.
Date:      January 13 - 15, 2017
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 13-16, 2017
NC City:  MAGGIE VALLEY
Event:     Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Weekend
 at Cataloochee Ski Area.   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 15.
Date:      January 14, 2017
NC City:  RONDA
Event:    Four Seasons Winter Wine Tasting Dinner at Raffaldini Vineyards   Enjoy the perfect menu featuring four seasonal food courses alongside four specially-chosen Raffaldini wines to embody the winter months. Delight in a bountiful antipasti display while mingling with new friends by a roaring fire upstairs on the second floor of Villa Raffaldini. All remaining courses will be served downstairs to create an intimate dining experience, with a relaxed and casual atmosphere so you can focus on meeting new friends and enjoying La Dolce Vita. Your host Jay Raffaldini will provide culinary and wine descriptions for each course to make this dinner truly unique and special.  $85 per person.
Date:      January 14, 2017
NC City:  ASHEVILLE
Event:    
 Martin Luther King Jr Breakfast Prayer   Asheville’s 36th 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 16, 2017
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 16, 2017
NC City:  WEST JEFFERSON
Event:     Martin Luther King Day Celebration at the Ashe Arts Center   The celebration will feature essays, speeches and tributes highlighting the message of Dr. King and his teachings of peace, unity and equality in our society. The program will include readings that highlight achievements by African Americans in the history of civil rights in America. The featured performer for the event is Mike Wiley. Acclaimed actor and playwright Mike Wiley has spent the last decade fulfilling his mission to bring educational theatre to young audiences and communities across the country. His focus is on key events and figures in African-American history.
Date:      January 17 - 26, 2017
NC City:  ASHEVILLE
Event:     Asheville Restaurant Week  Enjoy Asheville's tastiest cuisine throughout the week at participating restaurants which will offer a prix fixe menu ranging from $15–$30 per person. This is a great opportunity to try as many Asheville restaurants as your schedule allows. A commitment to using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, has earned Asheville the designation as one of the top ten food and wine destinations in the United States. Check the website for a list of participating restaurants, lunch or dinner reservations and details. YUM!
Date:      January 18, 2017
NC City:  ASHEVILLE
Event: 
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 18, 2017
NC City:  ASHEVILLE
Event:   
  Paint Nite: Paint "Blue Moon Cherry Blossoms" at Wild Wing Cafe   Raise your glass to a NEW kind of night out. Paint Nite® invites you to create art over cocktails at a local restaurant or bar, guided by a professional artist and party host. Grab your friends and spend two hours drinking, laughing, and flexing your creative muscles. There’s no experience necessary and all supplies are porovided, so you don’t have to worry about a thing (except having a great time). Must be of legal drinking age. Food and drink may be purchased at the event.
Date:      January 20, 2017
NC City:  ASHEVILLE
Event:   
  The Good Making of Good Things: Opening Reception and Tour at The Center for raft, Creativity and Design    A special exhibition tour to kick off our 2017 exhibition season. The Good Making of Good Things investigates Craft Horizons, a watershed publication, which ran from 1941-1979, and explores how the magazine documented and shaped the concept of craft as a movement, career, way of life, and cultural phenomenon. 6:30 - 8:30 PM, free and open to the public.  
Date:      January 20, 2017
NC City:  ASHEVILLE
Event:   
  Comedian Paula Poundstone at he Diana Wortham Theatre   Heralded as one of our country’s foremost comics, Paula Poundstone's quick-thinking, unscripted approach to comedy makes for a perfect fit as a regular panelist on NPR’s #1 show, the screwball weekly news quiz show WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME! where she holds the record for game losses. " 8 - 10 PM.
Date:      January 21, 2017
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, 2017
NC City:  FRANKLIN
Event:    Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts Presents: The Lettermen    With 18 Gold Albums and scores of top singles, including their first hit "The Way You Look Tonight," The Lettermen's popularity has endured the test of time celebrating more than 100,000 sold-out performances. Look forward to many of their hits, including "Put Your Head On My Shoulder" and "I Only Have Eyes for You" as well as many more favorites. The Lettermen have been creating musical memories for 50 years and are a sure way to begin your new year on a high note. SMC is located at 1028 Georgia Road in Franklin, NC.
Date:      January 21, 2017
NC City:  ASHEVILLE
Event:     10th Winter Warmer Beer Festival   Held on the main arena level of the Civic Center. Get rid of the winter blahs at this favorite event with great food and great brews. Enjoy live music and sample the best beer from more than 35 North Carolina and Southeast breweries. This event has sold out the past 5 years, so get your tickets ASAP.
Date:      January 21 - 22, 2017
NC City:  BEECH MOUNTAIN
Event:    
So-Gnar Snowboard Camp Tour   Pro snowboarder Pat Milbery and friends will be celebrating the 11th anniversary of the So-Gnar Snowboard Camp tour during the 2016-2017 winter season. The tour, originally dubbed the Mighty Midwest Snowboard Camp Tour, has now expanded to include stops in Colorado, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, New Hampshire, and Washington. So-Gnar’s camps are open to riders of all ages and ability levels.
Date:      January 22, 2017
NC City:  BLOWING ROCK
Event:    Shred for the Cup Big Air   The 2nd event of the SFTC Series and always exciting Big Air. 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 26 - 27, 2017
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 26 - 29, 2017
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 26 - 29, 2017
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 27 - 29, 2017
NC City:  FONTANA DAM
Event:     Icycle Mountain Bike Event at Fontana Village Resort   This action-packed day and evening begins at 11:00 AM in 5 minute waves for Sport, Big Bike and Beginner categories. At 1:00 PM, Expert and Single-Speed categories start. The 7-mile course consists of varied terrain with rocks, roots, creeks and wide open passing lanes offering some of the finest western North Carolina single-track. Icycle 2017, presented by Pisgah Productions, is an Old-School lap cross-country race by day and a downhill race by night ending in a hearty party. On Sunday the fun continues with a Disc Golf Tournament. Admission charged.
 
 
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* Upcoming Holiday Special Events:
MLK Events
1/13-16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Weekend  at Cataloochee Ski Resort  Maggie Valley
1/14 Martin Luther King Jr Breakfast Prayer    Asheville
1/16 Annual Peace March and Rally   Asheville
1/16 Martin Luther King Day Celebration at the Ashe Arts Center   West Jefferson
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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.
 
 
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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