TRAVEL GUIDE TO BRYSON CITY AND THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS

THINGS TO DO IN THE SMOKIES

Highlights of the
Bryson City and Great
Smokies Events Calendar

February
Be My Valentine Charlie Brown Train
Nantahala River Glacier Breaker

March
Bank of America US Whitewater Open

April
Green Thumb Day
Knobscorcher Bike Race
Easter Beagle Train

May
West Swain VFD Bass Tournament
Strawberry Jam
Twelve Hours of Tsali

   BBQ & Brew Trains (May-August)
Heritage Festival

June
Music in the Mountains Series

   Fontana Classic Bass Tournament
Cherokee Voices Festival
Women's Work Festival (GSMNP)

July
Music in the Mountains Series
Freedom Fest
Festival of Native Peoples
Folkmoot
Dinosaur Train

August
Music in the Mountains Series

   Dinosaur Train
Childrens Fishing Derby

September
Music in the Mountains Series
Horace Kephart Days
Railfest & Mountain Craft Fair
Mountain Life Festival (GSMNP)
Mountain Heritage Day (WCU)

October
Music in the Mountains Series

   Great Pumpkin Patch Express
Cherokee Indian Fair
Stecoah Harvest Festival
Maple Leaf Festival
Bryson City Chili Cookoff
Downtown Trick or Treat

November
The Polar Express
WNC Pottery Festival
Mountain Shapes & Colors
Stecoah Artisans Studio Tour
Spirit of Christmas

December
The Polar Express
Christmas Parade

Monthly Calendar of Events in Bryson City and the
Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina

Use the mini calendar on the right to bring up the events on an upcoming month or specific date.

2014: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

NOC's Watershed Week
Date(s): Jan 20, 2012 - Jan 29, 2012
Where: Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City

NOC teams up with the NC Science Festival and Asheville's RiverLink for a weeklong celebration of science, nature and protecting our fragile river ecosystems. Find out how you can get involved by clicking here or calling 888-905-7238.

Saturday Classic Movie at the Marianna Black Library - "An Affair to Remember" featuring Deborah Kerr
Date(s): Jan 28, 2012
When: 4:00 P.M.
Where: Marianna Black Library, Fryemont St.

Come watch "An Affair to Remember" featuring Deborah Kerr as part of the Classic Movies Series at the Marianna Black Library. For more information about this or other programs offered at the Marianna Black Library, please click here; or call 828-488-2382.

The Icycle Mountain Bike Event "Rule the Mountains"
Date(s): Jan 28, 2012
Where: Fontana Village Resort, Fontana Dam NC

Mountain biking at its finest. An all day event with food and entertainment in the evening. The 2012 event freatures both XH and Night Downhill Racing.

For more information on this event and others sponsored by the Fontana Village Resort, or to register for the race, please click here or call 828-498-2211.

Heartland Fishing Tournament Series
Date(s): Jan 28, 2012
Where: Fontana Village Resort Marina, Fontana Dam NC

The Heartland Anglers Fishing Tournament series sponsored by Bass Pro Shops returns to Fontana Lake this spring. Dates include January 7, January 28, February 18, March 3, March 24 and April 28. Tournament fishing runs from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the start at Fontana Marina. Anglers must compete in 4 of 6 tournaments to quialify for the 2012 Classic on Guntersville Lake in guntersville Lake, Alabama. Call Ronnie Crisp at the Fontana Marina for details at 828-498-2129.

For information on this and other events sponsored by the Fontana Village Resort, please click here or call 828-498-2211.

Freedom Fest
Friday, July 4
Cooker & Vendor Info / Application

 

Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, October 18
Cooker Info / Application
Crafter Info / Application

 

 

Events Calendar
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Chamber of Commerce
& Visitor Center

210 Main Street
P.O. Box 509
Bryson City, NC 28713

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Karen Proctor Wilmot
Executive Director

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828-488-3681 local
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