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.

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Friends of the Smokies Guided Hike: Kephart Prong, Mountain Farm Museum
Date(s): Mar 17, 2012
When: Meeting locations and times specified upon registration
Where: Meeting times and locations specified upon registration

Join Friends of the Smokies for a guided hike that explores the cultural history of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park form the days of the Cherokee and early European settlers to the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Hiking enthusiast and author Danny Bernstein will lead this 4 mile hike along the Kephart Prong Trail, interpreting the remains of the CCC camp and a backcountry shelter. The hike is easy to moderate in difficulty and has a total elevation gain of 950ft. Hikers will also visit the nearby Oconaluftee Visitor Center, featuring interactive exhibits that tell the cultural history of life in the Smokies, and receive a Ranger-guided tour of the adjoining Mountain Farm Museum, a collection of historic log buildings gathered from throughout the Smoky Mountains and preserved on a single site.

Hikers should come prepared with food, water, and appropiate hiking gear for the all day excursion.

To register contact Friends of the Smokies at grtsmoky@bellsouth.net or call 828-452-0720. For more information visit www.friendsofthesmokies.org

 

Slamrock Roller Derby Bout
Date(s): Mar 17, 2012
When: 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. (doors open at 4:00 P.M.)
Where: Swain County Recreation Center

The Smoky Mountain Roller Girls, all-female roller derby league debut competition. A fundraiser for the Bryson City Food Pantry. $5 or 5 non-perishable food items. Musical entertainment, comedy magician, face painting, belly dancers, raffles and door prizes. Rec Center is located at 240 West Deep Creek Road. After party at Tuckasegee Tavern, 47 Depot St.

The Freight Hoppers Live at Tuckasegee Tavern
Date(s): Mar 17, 2012
When: 8pm-?
Where: Tuckasegee Tavern, Depot Street, Downtown Bryson City, NC

Tired of your typical green beer St. Patrick's Day celebration? Then try out Tuckasegee Tavern's St. Patty's blast featuring bluegrass by The Freight Hoppers and a special appearance by the Smoky Mountain Roller Girls not to mention food and drink specials. See you there!

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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