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

Rally in The Valley
Date(s): Jun 21, 2012 - Jun 24, 2012
When: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Wheels Through Time Museum, Maggie Valley, NC

Triketalk.com is a web-based group devoted to exchange of ideas and advice to all interested three-wheelers. They gather for their annual "Rally in the Valley" in Maggie Valley from June 21 - 24. Wheels Through Time has the welcome mat out for this event with unique "trikes" from the collection on display, including the 1918 "Inauguration" Harley sidecar, the WWI Pigeon Carrier, the Dayton articulated sidecar and the 1933 BlueRidge Parkway "Birthday Bike." Welcome all trike enthusiasts!

For more information click here.

Peter Pan The Musical
Date(s): Jun 21, 2012 - Jun 24, 2012
When: Thurs-Sat at 7:30 pm; Sun at 2:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Join Peter, the Lost Boys, the Darling children and Tinkerbell on a magical journey as they fly above the streets of London and through the forests and oceans of Neverland. While there, they encounter mermaids, Indians and the evil Captain Hook with his band of nasty pirates. Filled with classic Broadway tunes and enough pixie dust to make even the most grown-up of grown-ups believe in fairies, wishes and child-like imagination. A two-act theatrical presentation. More info

Southern Appalachian Mountain Cider, Sweet Breads, and Tales
Date(s): Jun 22, 2012
When: 7:30 pm
Where: The Storytelling Center, Bryson City, NC

Every Friday night at "The Storytelling Center" come in and enjoy a glass of real Cider, Sweet Breads, and Tales. Entertainment for the whole Family. 

Click here for "The Storytelling Center" website.

Tailgate Farmers Market
Date(s): Jun 22, 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.

National Youth Fly Fishing Championships
Date(s): Jun 22, 2012 - Jun 23, 2012
Where: Cherokee & the Nantahala River

Team NC will be hosting the National Championships for the top youth fly fisherman in the country.  This will be a two day event featuring some of the best water in the Smoky Mountains.  The Upper and Lower Nantahala, as well as the famed Ravens Fork Trophy Water in scenic Cherokee, NC. More info

Summer Concert Series: Logan Murrell
Date(s): Jun 22, 2012
When: 7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Where: Fontana Village Resort - Wildwood Grill

Singer-Songwriter Logan Murrell performs live on stage at the Wildwood Grill.

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

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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P.O. Box 509
Bryson City, NC 28713

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