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Events and Festivals happen throughout the North Carolina mountains both seasonally and year around and include North Carolina Art and Crafts Festivals,  mountain music festivals, horse shows, golf tournaments and outdoor activities and competition.  

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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 Market
Wed 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM, April - late October Behind the community center at Lake Louise Weaverville, NC   
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  
Alleghany County Farmers' Market
Sat  8:00 AM-12:00 PM
County Fairgrounds, Hwy. 21 North, Sparta, NC  
Andrews Farmers Market
Sat  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM First Street,
Andrews, NC
West Jefferson
Ashe Farmers Market Wed and Sat
108 Backstreet
West Jefferson, NC
Blowing Rock
Blowing Rock Farmers Market
Thursday  4-6 PM
Wallingford Street
Blowing Rock NC
This week's Featured Event in the mountains:
Date:      February 28, 2015
Event:     Black Mountain Marathon & Mt. Mitchell Challenge  
Always the last weekend in February, the Mount Mitchell Challenge is 40 miles of technical trails from Black Mountain to the summit of Mt. Mitchell and back. The marathon follows the same route, but turns back at the Blue Ridge Parkway prior to reaching the summit.  
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Date:      January 31 - February 8, 2015
Event:     College Week at Beech Mountain Ski Resort   Incredible discounts, exciting competitions, live music and many memories are just a few of the benefits students will receive.  Daily activities and competitions will be announced throughout the week.  Live music performances in the new Beech Mountain Brewing Co. and the Beech Tree Bar and Grille include local favorite Dr. Bacon, Tony Bailey and Rick Lael and the Beech Mountain Brewing Co.
Date:      February 1, 2015
Event:     High Country Junior Snowboard Series Giant Slalom   A Giant Slalom competition for all High Country junior snowboarders. Registration is from 11:30 until noon. The race start is 12 PM on Oma’s Meadow.
Date:      February 2, 2015
Event:    Grady's Groundhog Day at Chimney Rock Park.  What will Grady predict for the remaining winter weather forecast?  Come to Chimney Rock Park and find out while enjoying an educational program on the lives of groundhogs and other woodland critters. Guided family hikes on the Great Woodland Adventure trail will follow the program at noon and 12:30 PM. Kid’s Groundhog Day crafts will be offered from noon-1 PM.
Date:      February 2, 2015
  First Monday Concert  This month's concert from The Brevard Music Center's Porter Center starts at 12:30 PM and continues to 1:30 PM and features Gwendolyn Dease, percussion with Dilshad Posnock, flute. 
Date:      February 5 - 6, 2015
  Law Enforcement Appreciation Days at Cataloochee Ski Area   Cataloochee supports the law enforcement by offering a special reduced rate for law enforcement personnel and their families. Valid ID required. This special package includes a 1 1/2 hour lesson, lift ticket for either day, twilight or night skiing and rental equipment. 
Date:      February 7, 2015
 Snowman Building Contest   Held on Beech Mountain's Sledding Hill this annual event is a family favorite. Bring your own creativity and decorations and Beech Mountain will provide the snow. Prizes will be awarded.
Date:      February 7, 2015
  Valley History Explorer Hike #1: Historic Riceville Tour    Learn about the history of Riceville during this moderate 3 mile hike. Riceville was named after Joseph Marion Rice, who first came to the mountains in the 1780s and is infamous for shooting the last buffalo seen in the area in 1799.  This first hike of the series examines a unique historic site near Riceville, the ruins of the Rattlesnake Lodge, now property of the National Park Service.  Pre-registration required.
Date:      February 11, 2015
  Valentine's Celebration with She Artristy at aSHEville Museum   Meet the women artists and artisans showcased at aSHEville Museum, including painters, jewelers, photographers, candle makers, and crafters. Support Asheville's women at this local artist meet and greet
Date:      February 13, 2015
  Valentine's Weekend Pub Crawl   Begin the Valentine weekend with great food and local beer on the Black Mountain Pub and Grub Crawl.   Singles, couples and groups can enjoy  meeting other people and traversing through the town by foot and visiting at least 4 eateries and a local brewing company.
Date:      February 13 - 14, 2015
  Aurlo Guthrie: Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour   As part of an international tour, Arlo Guthrie brings The Alice’s Restaurant Massacree, in its entirety, along with other Guthrie favorites to the Mainstage Music Series at the Diana Wortham Theatre.
Date:      February 13 - 15, 2015
Event:    Valentine's Day Special at Chimney Rock State Park   Say "I love you" the natural way with a romantic day at Chimney Rock. Buy one regularly-priced adult ticket and get one free during the Park's Valentine's Day special. Rekindle your love where the romantic adventure The Last of the Mohicans was filmed, and gaze at our 75-mile views overlooking Lake Lure where Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey fell in love on the set of Dirty Dancing. Download the special coupon. Coupon must be presented to the Ticket Plaza at the time of purchase. Valid with coupon on February 13-15, 2015, and ONLY IF the Park is open.
Date:      February 13 - 16, 2015
Event:     Valentine’s Family Weekend at Appalachian Ski Mountain   A four day weekend of family fun including fireworks, special hours, 2-for-1 ticket deals, fun food and a free family digital ski portrait. Enjoy the region’s only late-night skiing and snowboarding capped off with a huge Fireworks display at Midnight by the world renowned Zambelli International. ASM will also host a special Valentine’s Ice Skating session from 7-9 PM with decorations, music, a roaring rink side bonfire and special couples photography by Joshua Easterling Photography.
Date:      February 13 - 16, 2015
Event:     President’s Day Holiday Weekend   at Catlaloochee Ski Area. Holiday rates in effect 2/14/14- 2/17/14. In addition to the regular twilight and night skiing schedule of Tuesday through Saturday evenings, there will also be twilight and night ski on Sunday, February 15.  
Date:      February 14, 2015
Event:     Asheville Symphony Orchestra  On Valentine’s Day, the symphony presents a program inspired by the beauty of the Earth, and how the special qualities of nature inspired composers to create works of unique beauty. Daniel Meyer, music director Jeremy Denk, piano.
Date:      February 14, 2015
Event:    Annual Valentine's Jazz Concert  at Appalachian State's Haye's School of Music. Saxophonist Todd Wright, who directs the Hayes School of Music’s jazz studies program, is joined by guitarist Andy Page, pianist Keith McCutchen, bass player Joe Crosswell and drummer Rick Dilling. The program for the evening includes many romantic favorites, such as “What is This Thing Called Love,” “Funny Valentine,” “Just the Two of Us” and “Be My Love.”
Date:      February 14, 2015
Event:    Valentine Ultimate Foodie Tour   Experience at least 5 restaurants in one afternoon. This Valentines Day, singles , couples, families or friends can indulge in a foodie tour to remember. Stroll through Black Mountain tasting and sipping an electic array of local cuisine paired with wine, local beer, and more.
Date:      February 15, 2015
Event:     High Country Junior Race Series Giant Slalom   A Giant Slalom competition for all High Country junior racers. Registration is from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM. Race stats at 9 AM on Oma's Meadow.
Date:      February 14
Event:    Frog Love in the Pink Beds   February pulls frogs out of their hiding places to find mates and lay eggs in the woodlands waters. Admission: $5.00 and hosted by the Cradle of Forestry.
Date:       February 14, 2015
Event:     Annual Outhouse Races    Toward the end of each ski season everyone looks for a bit of excitement, so why not do what comes naturally...race outhouses on ski’s down a hill! Crazy? Maybe. Dangerous? Perhaps. Fun? Without a doubt, but for a good cause.  This is an event to raise funds to sponsor ski scholarships for children that don’t have the opportunity to attend the after school ski programs.
Date:       February 15, 2015
Event:     Amore! The Language of Love at Raffladini Vineyards    This year's Amore' workshop features a discussion on Italian "love" foods: Aphrodisiac Foods in the Italian Cuisine. Get recipe ideas to help spice up your life and warm up cold winter nights... Admission is free, but please RSVP as space is limited.
Date:      February 15, 2015
  Mardi Gras Parade and Ball in Asheville   The Mardi Gras Grand Parade begins at 3 PM in downtown Asheville. This event will happen rain or shine. They'll be dancing in the streets of Asheville. Everyone is invited to participate in, or simply watch this family-friendly spectacle. The Queen's Ball takes place at Pack's Tavern and features local favorites Empire Strikes Brass. Participation in the fun, funky Party begins at $21.
Date:      February 16, 2015
Event:     Family Day on President's Day at Appalachian Ski Mountain   A special day that focuses on providing fun activities for the entire family. Specials and Events for Family Day include (1) a Special 2 for 1 ticket offer: purchase an 8-hour flex ticket on Feb 17 and get a free ticket good any day or night in March  ( 2) Slopeside Pig Pickin’ 11 AM - 3 PM  ( 3) Free Junior Ice Skating for ages 12 and under with a paid adult / limit 4 Juniors per family - offered at a special morning session from 9 - 11AM   (4) Free Professional Family Ski Portrait (Digital Copy) taken by Joshue Easterling Photography 10 AM -  3 PM.
Date:      February 19 - 20, 2015
Fire and Rescue Appreciation Days at Cataloochee Ski Area   Cataloochee supports the law enforcement by offering a special reduced rate for law enforcement personnel and their families. Valid ID required.
Date:      February 20 - 22, 2015
Event:   Totally 80's Retro Ski Weekend   The events stat at 5 PM Friday.  It's a ski slope "time machine" weekend as Beech Mountain relives the New Wave era of big hair, leg warmers, Members Only Jackets and colorful ski clothes. So dig out your retro ski garb and wax up those vintage 210s. You'll have, like, a totally tubular experience. Here's a sampling of what's in store: Dinner specials and ski rentals for $19.80, two night lodging specials starting at $188.80 (+tax),  Madonna Look-Alike Contest on Friday night and Appearances by the Carolina Ghostbusters and Bret Michaels tribute artist.
 Date:      February 20 - 22, 2015
Event:     2015 Arts and Crafts Conference   Enrich your understanding of the Arts & Crafts Movement as the historic Grove Park Inn celebrates the 28th anniversary of the most popular Arts and Crafts event in the world.  Inspired by The Omni Grove Park Inn's rich Arts & Crafts tradition, from Old Hickory rockers to the Roycroft chandeliers, this three+ day Arts & Crafts event in Asheville features discussion groups, workshops, seminar presentations, walking tours, displays, demonstrations and three shows with antiques, contemporary crafts, books and magazines. This conference is designed for passionate collectors.   Check Grove Park Inn availability and current rates HERE 
Date:      February 20 - 22, 2015
Event:    19th Annual Bluegrass First Class   Some of the best bluegrass acts in the country rocking out all over the hotel, all weekend. Friday night will feature the impeccable harmonies of 7-time Female Vocalist of the Year Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, 5-time IBMA Male Vocalist of the year Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out. On Saturday the incomparable Dailey & Vincent will not disappoint plus performances will also include the seasoned talent of Seldom Scene, highly awarded and recognized Lonesome River Band, as well as the amazing vocals of Appalachian Fire, along with IMBA’s 2014 Emerging Artist of the Year, Flatt Lonesome. The event is held at the Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort.  Get current rates and availability.  
Date:      February 21, 2015
Event:     USSA /Southern Alpine Racing Association U16-U21 & Masters Championships  The region’s top ski racers compete for limited spots to participate in Eastern Championships. Slalom and giant slalom competition. For licensed USSA U16-U21 and Masters racers. By invitation only. 9:00 AM start.
Date:      February 21, 2015
Event:     Naturalist Niche: Winter Tree ID at Chimney Rock State Park   Join naturalist Ron Lance on this guided hike where he’ll explain how to use twigs, bark and buds to identify trees. Meet at Cliff Dwellers Gifts. The hike will be moderately difficult and advance registration is required. Afterward, meet Ron at Cliff Dwellers Gifts at 1 PM where he’ll be discussing and signing his latest book, Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern United States. Participants in the hike will receive a special price of $19.95; $10 off the regular price of the book. Additional books by Ron, including Woody Plants of the Southeastern United States: A Winter Guide, will also be available.  
Date:      February 21, 2015
Event:     Roxy's Ladies Ski Night     A special session this Saturday night from 5-6:30 in the Alpine Ski Shop, with the event will beginning at 7 PM. Expect some new and fun features for all ladies in the AppalTop Progression Park. Sessions highlight a custom terrain park area with features specifically designed for learning and progression that will be open to ladies only. 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:      February 22, 2015
Event:    Volcom / Electric Shred for the Cup Slopestyle Finals   The final event of the SFTC Series, the Slopestyle.  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 & Snowboarders skills in several park disciplines (Rail Jam, Big Air, & Slopestyle). As always, the Series has categories for all skill levels (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanded) of both Skiers and Snowboarders, as well as a dedicated women’s category in both Ski and Board.  Registration will be held in the Alpine Ski Shop (Lower level of Lodge) from 9 - 11:00 AM
Date:      February 26, 2015 - season end
Spyder 2016 Sample Sale   2016 Spyder samples are 30% off retail prices only at Sugar Mountain Resort. Quantities and sizes are limited, so come early. Prices you won't find anywhere else! Spyder is the World's leading winter apparel company.
Date:      February 28, 2015
Event:     Black Mountain Marathon & Mt. Mitchell Challenge  
Always the last weekend in February, the Mount Mitchell Challenge is 40 miles of technical trails from Black Mountain to the summit of Mt. Mitchell and back. The marathon follows the same route, but turns back at the Blue Ridge Parkway prior to reaching the summit.  
Date:      February 28, 2015
  Penland School of Crafts holds its annual Community Open House. Each year, Penland's community open house welcomes hundreds of visitors into the studios for demonstrations and hands-on activities. The event is free and all ages are welcome. Hundreds of adults and children from the local Mitchell County as well as  mountain visitors will engage in free, quality hands-on studio experiences with over 100 artist volunteers.

Activities may include making glass beads, rollerprinting copper bracelets, creating clay sculptures, screenprinting on bandanas, papermaking, forging garden stakes, painting colorful pastepaper, blowing glass cups or paperweights, making photographic “sun prints”, assembling wooden birdhouses, making souvenir books, and more.
Date:      February 28, 2015
Event:     ASEF Skier / Boarder X at Appalachian Ski Mountain    A fun Boarder/Skiercross event  open to anyone interested and all funds raised will go to support our Appalachian Jr Race Team and Appalachian Snowboard Club.
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Year Around & Season-long Events:
Music and Live Theatre:
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./td>
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 yearbr /> 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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