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

5th Annual Chocolate Cook-off
Date(s): Feb 11, 2012
When: 2:00 - 4:00 P.M.
Where: Bryson City Presbyterian Church, Everett St.

What a sweet way to support your local library! Area chocolatiers compete for prizes and you get to sample these delectable goodies all made from scratch. Fundraiser for the Friends of the Marianna Black Library. $6 admission. $1 off for Friends of the Marianna Black Library members. Kids under 6 are free. Contact the library for more information at 828-488-3030. 

Applications for chocolatiers are due by February 4th and may be downloaded by clicking here.

Winter Craft Series at the Stecoah Valley Center: Quilting for Beginners
Date(s): Feb 11, 2012
When: 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Where: Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center, Stecoah

Beginning Saturday, February 11, this is a three day class on Saturdays in February (Feb. 11, 18 and 25) In this Winter Craft Series class you will learn the basics of piecing a quilt top using a sewing machine, including how to properly use a rotary cutter to cut your fabric. Students should be comfortable using a sewing machine. For more information, or to register for the class, please log onto the Stecoah Valley Center's website by clicking here, or call the Stecoah Gallery at 828-479-3364.

Saturday Classic Movie at the Marianna Black Library - "Roman Holiday" featuring Audrey Hepburn
Date(s): Feb 11, 2012
When: 4:00 P.M.
Where: Marianna Black Library, Fryemont St.

As part of the Classic Movies Series at the Marianna Black Library, "Roman Holiday" featuring Audrey Hepburn will be playing at 4:00 p.m. For more information on this or other programs offered through the Marianna Black Library, please click here; or call 828-488-2382.

PEANUTS™ Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown
Date(s): Feb 11, 2012
When: 11:00 A.M.
Where: Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, Frye St. Bryson City

The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad (GSMR) is pleased to announce the PEANUTS™ Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown Excursion and Valentine Sweetheart Train. Passengers will join Charlie Brown, Lucy and Snoopy for old fashioned Valentine's Day fun based on the popular television episode titled by the same name. This special event train will depart the historic Bryson City depot and travel along the Tuckasegee River to Dillsboro for a 1 1/2 hour layover. Enjoy special Valentine's activities as well as a relaxing afternoon in the quaint town of Dillsboro.

For more information on this and other events with the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad or to book this excursion, please click here or call 800-872-4681,

FaceMug Class
Date(s): Feb 11, 2012
When: 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Where: Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center, Stecoah

Instructor Rob Withrow will bring mugs pre-prepared for you to add your own face design - a self portrait; a caricature; your favorite animal; something whimsical - the choice is yours to create. After the class, Rob will take your creation back to his studio, add a handle, glaze and fire it. He will then bring the finished mugs back to Stecoah for you to pick up (usually takes a week). Participants will need to wear clothes they don't mind getting messy and/or bring an apron. Please call ahead to register for the class. Tuition is $25.

For more information on this and other classes and events being held at the Stecoah Valley Center, please click here or call 828-479-3364.

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

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