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

Darnell Farms Corn Maze
Date(s): Sep 14, 2012 - Oct 31, 2012
When: Call for times
Where: Darnell Farms, 2300 Governors Island Rd., Bryson City, NC

A fun family adventure!

Enjoy hayrides, pick your pumpkin from our patch and get lost-and found-in the corn maze.

$5 adults, $3 kids 4-12 Group rates available

Call 828-488-2376 for more information

Smoke On The Mountain
Date(s): Oct 02, 2012
When: 7:30 P.M.
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Set in the 1930s, this musical tale introduces the singing Sanders family, who perform their traditional and bluegrass gospel songs for the members of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in celebration of their new electric light bulb. Consisting of almost thirty gospel tunes and the rich stories of the Sanders family's history on the gospel circuit, Smoke on the Mountain is full of laughs and toe-tapping bluegrass as the characters and the audience realize with a little bit of faith and a whole lot of heart, anything is possible. A two-act theatrical presentation. More info

Southern Appalachian Mountain Cider, Sweet Breads, and Tales
Date(s): Oct 03, 2012
When: 7:30 pm
Where: The Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians, 225 C Everett St., Bryson City

Every Wednesday night at "The Storytelling Center" come in and try a glass of real Cinder, eat Sweet Breads and enjoy a few Tales of the Southern Appalachians. Fun for the whole Family!

Click here for "Te Storytelling Center" website.

Bryson City Ghost Walk
Date(s): Oct 04, 2012
When: 8 pm
Where: The Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians, 225 C Everett St., Bryson City

So fun it's scary!

Tour downtown Bryson City on foot as you are regaled with spooky tales of town residents and days gone by.

Adults: $10.00

Children:  $5.00

Click here for more information.

Acrylic Demonstration of Street Scene
Date(s): Oct 04, 2012
When: 6:15 PM
Where: Swain County Center for the Arts, Swain County High School, 1415 Fontana Road, Bryson City, NC

Award winning artist and teacher, Dominick DePaolo of Waynesville, will demonstrate acrylic painting techniques in a street scene for Art League of the Smokies on Thursday, October 4th, at 6:15pm at Swain County Center for the Arts in Bryson City. Dominick will demonstrate how to use acrylic paint in the watercolor style on watercolor board with the addition of pen and ink.

For more information please call (828) 488-7843 or visit the website at www.swain.k12.nc.us/cfta

The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall
Date(s): Oct 04, 2012 - Oct 08, 2012
Where: Acquoni Expo Center, 1501 Acquoni Rd., Cherokee, NC

Come view this moving and patriotic symbol of American history.

Click here for a schedule of the events.

Tailgate Farmers Market
Date(s): Oct 05, 2012
When: 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Where: Main Street, Bryson City

You'll find locally grown produce and other edibles, plants, flowers, crafts and more at the market. Every Friday, May - October. Parking lot next to the old courthouse on Main Street.

Bryson City Ghost Walk
Date(s): Oct 05, 2012
When: 8 pm
Where: The Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians, 225 C Everett St., Bryson City

So fun its scary!

Tour downtown Bryson City on foot as you are regaled with spooky tales of town residents and days gone by.

Adults:  $10.00

Children:  $5.00

Click here for more information.

Smoke On The Mountain
Date(s): Oct 05, 2012
When: 7:30 P.M.
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Set in the 1930s, this musical tale introduces the singing Sanders family, who perform their traditional and bluegrass gospel songs for the members of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in celebration of their new electric light bulb. Consisting of almost thirty gospel tunes and the rich stories of the Sanders family's history on the gospel circuit, Smoke on the Mountain is full of laughs and toe-tapping bluegrass as the characters and the audience realize with a little bit of faith and a whole lot of heart, anything is possible. A two-act theatrical presentation. More info

Bryson City Ghost Walk
Date(s): Oct 06, 2012
When: 8 pm
Where: The Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians, 225 C Everett St., Bryson City

So fun its scary!

Tour downtown Bryson City on foot as you are regaled with spooky tales of town residents and days gone by.

Adults:  $10.00

Children:  $5.00

Click here for more information.

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day!
Date(s): Oct 06, 2012
When: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where: Deep Creek Picnic Area, GSMNP, Bryson City

Bring your child on Saturday, October 6th for a mountain bike ride in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Sign-in and safety check is from 9 - 10am. Ride the Deep Creek Train from 10-12 with refreshments, prizes & bike games from 12-1pm. Participant pick-up will be at 1pm.

Things to Bring: Bring your own bike and helmet and be ready for fun!

25 spaces available, Pre-registration required!

For more information, or to resgister, call Diane at 828-488-1988 or you can email her at diane@brysoncitybicycles.com

Check us out on the web at brysoncitybicycles.com

Bryson City First Annual Scarecrow Festival
Date(s): Oct 06, 2012 - Oct 20, 2012

What a great way to celebrate the fall season, promote community spirit, and contributing to the Swain County Public Schools Foundation which is responsible for scholarships and grants for the students of Swain County.

Winning entries will receive ribbons and be displayed October 20 at the Chili Cook Off at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot.

For complete entry information or to request an application please call Chris Roth at 770-315-8950.

Music in the Mountains Free Evening Concert Series
Date(s): Oct 06, 2012
When: 6:30-8pm
Where: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot, Frye Street, Bryson City, NC 28713

This week's featured artist is the Freight Hoppers who play a hard driving Appalachian bluegrass with the banjo, fiddle, guitar, stand up bass and mandolin all being represented within the band. If you want to hear some true mountain bluegrass then make your plans now for this performance!

Music in the Mountains Free Evening Concert Series is held every Saturday evening beginning June 2 and ending October 27. Sponsored by the Swain County Chamber of Commerce and the Swain County Tourism Development Authority, the goal is to provide a fun, family friendly atmosphere and to promote the local talent and musicians of Bryson City, Swain County, and the Great Smoky Mountains.

Smoke On The Mountain
Date(s): Oct 09, 2012
When: 7:30 P.M.
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Set in the 1930s, this musical tale introduces the singing Sanders family, who perform their traditional and bluegrass gospel songs for the members of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in celebration of their new electric light bulb. Consisting of almost thirty gospel tunes and the rich stories of the Sanders family's history on the gospel circuit, Smoke on the Mountain is full of laughs and toe-tapping bluegrass as the characters and the audience realize with a little bit of faith and a whole lot of heart, anything is possible. A two-act theatrical presentation. More info

Southern Appalachian Mountain Cider, Sweet Breads, and Tales
Date(s): Oct 10, 2012
When: 7:30 pm
Where: The Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians, 225 C Everett St., Bryson City

Every Wednesday night at "The Storytelling Center" comein and try a glass of real Cider, eat Sweet Breads and enjoy a few Tales of the Southern Appalachians. Fun for the whole family!

Click here for "The Storytelling Center" website.

Autumn Leaves Craft Show
Date(s): Oct 11, 2012 - Oct 13, 2012
Where: Macon County Fairgrounds, Franklin, NC 28734

This festival is a staple of the mountain arts and crafts scene boasting over 50 local crafters.

Please support the Catman 2 Sanctuary by bringing a can of 9-Lives or Friskies cat food.

For booth rental or general show information please contact Vicki at 828-349-4324

Bryson City Ghost Walk
Date(s): Oct 11, 2012
When: 8 pm
Where: The Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians, 225 C Everett St., Bryson City

So fun its scary! Tour downtown Bryson City on foot as you are regaled with spooky tales of town residents and days gone by.

Adults:  $10.00

Children:  $5.00

Click here for more information.

Tailgate Farmers Market
Date(s): Oct 12, 2012
When: 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Where: Main Street, Bryson City

You'll find locally grown produce and other edibles, plants, flowers, crafts and more at the market. Every Friday, May - October. Parking lot next to the old courthouse on Main Street.

Bryson City Ghost Walk
Date(s): Oct 12, 2012
When: 8 pm
Where: The Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians, 225 C Everett St., Bryson City

So fun its scary!

Tour downtown Bryson City on foot as you are regales with spooky tales of town residents and days gone by.

Adults:  $10.00

Children:  $5.00

Click here for more information.

Smoky Mountain Community Theatre presents Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap
Date(s): Oct 12, 2012 - Oct 22, 2012
When: 7:30pm with box office opening at 6:30pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Community Theatre, Main Street Bryson City, NC

A snow storm traps the boarders at Monkswell Manor Guest House with a murderer on the loose. All is well until one guest is found murdered. Everyone is a suspect. Everyone has a secret. Who is the murderer? Find out in Agatha Christie's longest running mystery The Mousetrap.

Show dates: October 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 & 22. All show times are 7:30pm with box office opening at 6:30pm. Adults $8, children $5

For information or reservations please call 828-488-8227 or visit www.smctheatre.com

 

Evening on the Mountain Farm
Date(s): Oct 12, 2012
When: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Where: Mountain Farm Museum adjacent to the Oconoluftee Visitors Center in Cherokee

The farm comes alive as park staff and volunteers provide and evening of demonstrations, stories, and more on the Mountain Farm. Come share stories and cider with park staff and enjoy!

Cherokee Storytellers
Date(s): Oct 12, 2012
When: 7:00pm
Where: Island Park, Cherokee, NC

Friday and Saturday evenings during October, Cherokee storytellers relate tales of Indian lore around the bonfire.  Kids roast marshmellows and you may even be invited to join a friendship dance!

Smoke On The Mountain
Date(s): Oct 12, 2012
When: 7:30 P.M.
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Set in the 1930s, this musical tale introduces the singing Sanders family, who perform their traditional and bluegrass gospel songs for the members of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in celebration of their new electric light bulb. Consisting of almost thirty gospel tunes and the rich stories of the Sanders family's history on the gospel circuit, Smoke on the Mountain is full of laughs and toe-tapping bluegrass as the characters and the audience realize with a little bit of faith and a whole lot of heart, anything is possible. A two-act theatrical presentation. More info

Bryson City Ghost Walk
Date(s): Oct 13, 2012
When: 8 pm
Where: The Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians, 225 C Everett St., Bryson City

So fun its scary!

Tour downtown Bryson City on foot as you are regaled with spooky tales of town residents and days gone by.

Adults:  $10.00

Children:  $5.00

Click here for more information.

Disc Golf Tournament at Fontana Village Resort
Date(s): Oct 13, 2012
When: Registration begins @ 9:30am
Where: Fontana Village Resort

Hoptoberfest at the Fontana Village Resort will start with a Disc Golf Tournament! T-time for the Disc Golf Tournament will be at 10:00am with onsite registration at 9:30am. This Single Tournament is a one round format with prize payout in plastic. Registration fee is $10 per person. For the novice competitors, there will be friendly games of putt-putt, corn hole, ladder ball and others all afternoon. Bring your friends and enjoy the day at Fontana Village Resort!

Cherokee Storytellers
Date(s): Oct 13, 2012
When: 7:00pm
Where: Island Park, Cherokee, NC

Firday and Saturday evenings during October, Cherokee storytellers relate tales of indian lore around the bonfire. Kids roast marshmellows and you may even be invited to join a friendship dance!

Fifth Annual Fall Harvest Craft Festival at the Old Mill 1886
Date(s): Oct 13, 2012
When: 9:30am-5pm
Where: The Old Mill 1886, 3082 US 441, Cherokee, NC (one mile south of Cherokee)

A tradition of excellence! Artists from all over the Southeast will gather to demonstrate and sell their hand crafted works. Featuring Cherokee artists, quilters, jewelry designers, Appalachian crafters and more. Smoked BBQ, apple fritters and live music. Free admission.

For more information: 828-497-6536

 

HoptoberFest
Date(s): Oct 13, 2012
Where: Fontana Village Resort

Enjoy live music and the opportunity to sample over 30 craft beers from 10 different breweries (must be over 21 to sample beer). Entry is $25 per person age 21 and over; under 21 are free. Work up a thirst with the Disc Golf Tournament, putt-putt, corn hole and other field games. Click here for Fontana Village Resort   Phone: 800-849-2258

Sheena Kohlmeyer's Artwork on Exhibit
Date(s): Oct 14, 2012
When: 3:00pm
Where: Swain County Center for the Arts, Swain County High School, Bryson City, NC

Sheena Kohlmeyer, art teacher at Swain County's middle school and two elementary schools, is currently showing her MAEd Thesis Exhibit at Swain County Center for the Arts. The exhibit includes watercolor and acrylic paintings she did during her graduate painting courses at WCU.

There will be a "meet and greet" reception Sunday, Oct. 14, following a Bluegrass and Gospel concert by the Rye Holler Boys at 3:00pm. The public is invited to attend the concert and the reception is free of charge. The exhibit of artwork by Sheena Kohlmeyer will ba available for viewing through November 14th. For more info call Jenny Johnson at 828-488-7843

"Tales from the Smokies" with storyteller Donald Davis
Date(s): Oct 14, 2012
When: 3:00pm
Where: Lake Junaluska in the Harrell Center

National storyteller Donald Davis was featured on a recent CBS Sunday Morning segment. This will be Davis' 32nd year to tell at the National Storytelling festival. Hear Davis at the Harrell Center in Lake Junaluska, tickets are $15.00. For ticket outlets and more information contact Friends of the Smokies at 828-452-0720 or by emailing keith@friendsofthesmokies.org

Fall Hike Week
Date(s): Oct 14, 2012 - Oct 18, 2012
Where: Fontana Village Resort

Includes guided hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and an all day trip to Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest to observe a full moon rising. Join other guests for an assortment of evening lectures and programs. Contact our Outdoors Program for more information.

Click here for Fontana Village Resort   Phone: 800-849-2258

Turtle Without a Home Environmental Program
Date(s): Oct 15, 2012
When: 10:30am - 11:30am
Where: Marianna Black Library, Bryson City, NC

Bring the kids ages 3 to 5 and take a spirited journey with Ted Turtle who had to leave his once sparkling, clean pond because of man-made pollution. Learn about how he enthusiastically tries to live in different insect and animal homes that don't suit him. Will Ted Turtle find another habitat tha is perfect for him? Call to register today! (828) 488-3848

Smoke On The Mountain
Date(s): Oct 16, 2012
When: 7:30 P.M.
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Set in the 1930s, this musical tale introduces the singing Sanders family, who perform their traditional and bluegrass gospel songs for the members of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in celebration of their new electric light bulb. Consisting of almost thirty gospel tunes and the rich stories of the Sanders family's history on the gospel circuit, Smoke on the Mountain is full of laughs and toe-tapping bluegrass as the characters and the audience realize with a little bit of faith and a whole lot of heart, anything is possible. A two-act theatrical presentation. More info

You're A Good Man Charlie Brown: The Musical
Date(s): Oct 16, 2012 - Oct 17, 2012
When: 7:30 P.M.
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

It's the first day of school for Charlie Brown and he is determined that this year will be the best yet! Made up of little moments picked from all the days of that "block-headed boy", such as Valentine's Day to the baseball season, from wild optimism to utter despair, mixed in with the lives of his friends and faithful dog, Snoopy. A hilarious lesson on friendship, growing up and how the simplest things can be the most exciting moments in life, all rolled into a comic strip of silly laughs. Approximately 65 minutes in length. More info

Southern Appalachian Mountain Cider, Sweet Breads, and Tales
Date(s): Oct 17, 2012
When: 7:30 pm
Where: The Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians, 225 C Everett St., Bryson City

Every Wednesday night at "The Storytelling Center" come in and try a glass of real Cider, eat Sweet Breads and enjoy a few Tales of the Southern Appalachians. Fun for the whole family!

Click here for "The Storytelling Center" website.

Bryson City Ghost Walk
Date(s): Oct 18, 2012
When: 8 pm
Where: The Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians, 225 C Everett St., Bryson City

So fun its scary!

Tour downtown Bryson City on foot as you are regaled with spooky tales of town residents and days gone by.

Adults:  $10.00

Children:  $5.00

Click here for more information.

Tailgate Farmers Market
Date(s): Oct 19, 2012
When: 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Where: Main Street, Bryson City

You'll find locally grown produce and other edibles, plants, flowers, crafts and more at the market. Every Friday, May - October. Parking lot next to the old courthouse on Main Street.

Bryson City Ghost Walk
Date(s): Oct 19, 2012
When: 8 pm
Where: The Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians, 225 C Everett St., Bryson City

So fun its scary!

Tour downtown Bryson City on foot as you are regaled with spooky tales of town residents and days gone by.

Adult:  $10.00

Children:  $5.00

Click here for more information.

Cherokee Storytellers
Date(s): Oct 19, 2012
When: 7:00pm
Where: Island Park, Cherokee, NC

Friday and Saturday evenings during October, Cherokee storytellers relate tales of indian lore arouund the bonfire. Kids roast marshmellows and you may even be invited to join a friendship dance!

TRAIL MAGIC ALE Pre-Release Party!!
Date(s): Oct 19, 2012
When: 6:00pm
Where: Nantahala Brewing Company, Bryson City, NC

It's the pre-release party for the third brew of the TRAIL MAGIC ALE series from Nantahala Brewing Company. This brew is a refreshing Belgian Golden Strong Ale aged in French Oak, Red Wine Barrells with Elderberry. The overtones from the locally sourced french oak red wine barrells pair harmoniously with the addition of elderberry to give this Barrel Aged Belgian the colorful spirit of a Great Smoky Mountain Fall. Be there to tap the first keg of TRAIL MAGIC ALE. For more information visit them at www.nantahalabrewing.com.

Smoke On The Mountain
Date(s): Oct 19, 2012
When: 7:30 P.M.
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Set in the 1930s, this musical tale introduces the singing Sanders family, who perform their traditional and bluegrass gospel songs for the members of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in celebration of their new electric light bulb. Consisting of almost thirty gospel tunes and the rich stories of the Sanders family's history on the gospel circuit, Smoke on the Mountain is full of laughs and toe-tapping bluegrass as the characters and the audience realize with a little bit of faith and a whole lot of heart, anything is possible. A two-act theatrical presentation. More info

Bryson City Ghost Walk
Date(s): Oct 20, 2012
When: 8 pm
Where: The Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians, 225 C Everett St., Bryson City

So fun its scary!

Tour downtown Bryson City on foot as you are regaled with spooky tales of town residents and days gone by.

Adults:  $10.00

Children:  $5.00

Click here for more information.

GSMNP Guided History Hike
Date(s): Oct 20, 2012
When: 10:00am
Where: Smokemont Church

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is offering an easy stroll through time from early Bradleytown to the present day Smokemont Campground.

Volunteer Dick Sellers will share with participants how this area transformed from a forested haven to a barrren wasteland and back again.  The hike will begin at the Smokemont Campground at 10:00am and will last for two hours. Walking shoes are recommended. For more information call the Oconaluftee Visitor Center at 828-497-1904.

Cherokee Storytellers
Date(s): Oct 20, 2012
When: 7:00pm
Where: Island Park, Cherokee, NC

Friday and Saturday evenings during October, Cherokee storytellers relate tales of indian lore around the bonfire. Kids roast marshmellows and you may even be invited to join a friendship dance!

Music in the Mountains Free Evening Concert Series
Date(s): Oct 20, 2012
When: 6:30-8pm
Where: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot, Frye Street, Bryson City, NC 28713

A truly awesome local band, Avelina. Composed of several vocal leads and amazing talents on guitar and drums, and boasting an extensive playlist of originals and covers, Avelina will blow your socks off!

Music in the Mountains Free Evening Concert Series is held every Saturday evening beginning June 2 and ending October 27. Sponsored by the Swain County Chamber of Commerce and the Swain County Tourism Development Authority, the goal is to provide a fun, family atmosphere for both locals and visitors and to promote the local talent and musicians of Bryson City, Swain County, and the Great Smoky Mountains.

Smoke On The Mountain
Date(s): Oct 23, 2012
When: 7:30 P.M.
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Set in the 1930s, this musical tale introduces the singing Sanders family, who perform their traditional and bluegrass gospel songs for the members of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in celebration of their new electric light bulb. Consisting of almost thirty gospel tunes and the rich stories of the Sanders family's history on the gospel circuit, Smoke on the Mountain is full of laughs and toe-tapping bluegrass as the characters and the audience realize with a little bit of faith and a whole lot of heart, anything is possible. A two-act theatrical presentation. More info

Southern Appalachian Mountain Cider, Sweet Breads, and Tales
Date(s): Oct 24, 2012
When: 7:30 pm
Where: The Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians, 225 C Everett St., Bryson City

Every Wednesday night at "The Storytelling Center" come in and try a glass of real Cider, eat Sweet Breads and enjoy a few Tales of the Southern Appalachians. Fun for the whole family!

Click here for "The Storytelling Center" website.

Appalachain Women Entrepeneurs Meeting
Date(s): Oct 24, 2012
When: 11:00am to 1:00pm
Where: Jackson County Library Complex Conference Room

A.W.E. is a HandMade in America program that connects WNC women with one another, with resources and with potential markets.

Marianna Black Library Children's Halloween Program
Date(s): Oct 24, 2012
When: From 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Where: Marianna Black Library, Bryson City, North Carolina

Halloween program for elementary school age children in the auditorium at The Marianna Black Library with Halloween related songs and other spooky activities!!

Bryson City Ghost Walk
Date(s): Oct 25, 2012
When: 8 pm
Where: The Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians, 225 C Everett St., Bryson City

So fun its scary!

Tour downtown Bryson City on foot as you are regaled with spooky tales of town residents and days gone by.

Adults:  $10.00

Children:  $5.00

Click here for more information.

Haunted Indian Village
Date(s): Oct 26, 2012 - Oct 31, 2012
When: 7:00 P.M.
Where: Oconaluftee Indian Village

The Oconaluftee Indian Village is transformed for a week of fright and fun as zombies, ghosts and goblins visit Native America via the Qualla Boundary. Bring your family for a scare at the Haunted Indian Village. Evenings beginning at 7 p.m., and guests are invited…if they dare…to walk the haunted trail. After a thrilling exploration of the mysteries and tricks that await you on the trail, the survivors will be treated to Cherokee storytellers sharing actually Cherokee legends as everyone gathers around the bonfire.  More info

Tailgate Farmers Market
Date(s): Oct 26, 2012
When: 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Where: Main Street, Bryson City

You'll find locally grown produce and other edibles, plants, flowers, crafts and more at the market. Every Friday, May - October. Parking lot next to the old courthouse on Main Street.

Leaf Lookers Gemboree
Date(s): Oct 26, 2012 - Oct 28, 2012
Where: Community Bldg., Franklin (US 441 S.)

Fri & Sat: 10 am - 6 pm. Sun: 12-5 pm. Gem & mineral show featuring dealers from across the United States. Rough & cut gemstones, minerals, lapidary equipment and much more! Sponsored by the Franklin Chamber of Commerce and the Gem & Mineral Society of Franklin. 828-524-3161.

Bryson City Ghost Walk
Date(s): Oct 26, 2012
When: 8 pm
Where: The Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians, 225 C Everett St., Bryson City

So fun its scary!

Tour downtown Bryson City on foot as you are regaled with spooky tales of town residents and days gone by.

 

Adults:  $10.00

Children:  $5.00

Click here for more information.

Cherokee Storytellers
Date(s): Oct 26, 2012
When: 7:00pm
Where: Isalnd Park, Cherokee, NC

Friday and Saturday evenings during October, Cherokee storytellers relate tales of indian lore around the bonfire.  Kids roast marshmellows and you may even be invited to join a friendship dance!

Hauntober Weekend At Fontana
Date(s): Oct 26, 2012 - Oct 27, 2012
Where: Fontana Village Resort

Events and activities for kids of all ages include haunted trail hikes, face painting, pumpkin carving, campfires and marshmallow roasts,ghost tours and hayrides. Contact our Outdoors Program for more information.

Click here for Fontana Village Resort   Phone: 800-849-2258

Bryson City Ghost Walk
Date(s): Oct 27, 2012
When: 8 pm
Where: The Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians, 225 C Everett St., Bryson City

So fun its scary!

Tour downtown Bryson City on foot as you are regaled with spooky tales of town residents and days gone by.

Adults: $10.00

Children:  $5.00

Click here for more information.

Harvest Wine Dinner at Fontana Village Resort
Date(s): Oct 27, 2012
Where: Mountview Restaurant at Fontana Village Resort

Appreciate all the flavors of Fall during the Harvest Wine Dinner at Fontana Village Resort on Saturday, October 27, 2012. Chef Tracy Williams has created a warm and hearty menu that is expertly paired with wines. Reservations are required and the ALL INCLUSIVE price is $89.00. To make reservations, call the Mountview Restaurant at 828-498-2115. For more information visit www.fontanavillage.com.

Cherokee Storytellers
Date(s): Oct 27, 2012
When: 7:00pm
Where: Island Park, Cherokee, NC

Friday and Saturday evenings during October, Cherokee storytellers relate tales of indian lore around the bonfire. Kids roast marshmellows and you may even be invited to join a friendship dance!

NOCtoberfest!!
Date(s): Oct 27, 2012
Where: Nantahala Outdoor Center

Join NOC to help celebrate the close of the 2012 Nantahala River rafting season!! The day's top events include the spectacular Great Pumpkin Pursuit, a five mile trail run, free live music, a costume party, even a pumpkin decorating contest! For additional information visit www.noc.com.

The Haunted Halloween Trail at Fontana Village Resort
Date(s): Oct 27, 2012
Where: Fontana Village Resort

This scare season don't miss this evening of fun at Fontana Village Resort with ghost stories at the 1875 Gunter Cabin, haunted hayrides, Chophouse Cemetery & Asylum Tours, smores and more at the Bonfire Firepit. For more information contact Fontana Village Resort at (828) 498-2211.

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

 

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

 

 

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Chamber of Commerce

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

Email

Karen Proctor Wilmot
Executive Director

800-867-9246 toll-free
828-488-3681 local
828-488-6858 fax