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

Southern Appalachian Mountain Cider, Sweet Breads, and Tales
Date(s): Jun 29, 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.

Annual Cherokee Pow Wow
Date(s): Jun 29, 2012 - Jun 30, 2012
Where: Acquoni Expo Center

Hundreds of world-champion dancers will compete for thousands of dollars in prizes in drum, song and dance. Traditional, Fancy Shawl, Grass, Two Step, Jingle and the Daniel French Memorial dance competitions. Craft and food vendors on site. Admission fee; free parking. More info

Junior Ranger: Aw Shucks!
Date(s): Jun 29, 2012
When: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM,11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Where: Mountain Farm Museum, adjacent to the Oconaluftee Visitor Center

Come experience the art of making a simple corn shuck doll, while gaining historical insight on the diversity of corn in the region.

Accessible to persons using wheelchairs.

For more information click here.

This event is Free.

Smokemont Night Hike
Date(s): Jun 29, 2012
When: 8:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Where: Bradley Fork Trailhead, D-Loop Smokemont

Move beyond the comfortable glow of the campfire and explore the Smokies nightlife. Limited to 25 participants. Call 828/497-1904 up to four days in advance to make reservations.

For more information click here.

This event is Free.

Keeping it Native
Date(s): Jun 29, 2012
When: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: Oconaluftee Visitor Center, South Porch

Want to create a Smokies setting at home? All park plants are protected, but you can join us on this easy walk to learn the characteristics and needs of Smokies species for the home landscape. See how using native plants helps preserve biodiversity.

For more information click here.

This event is Free.

Seed to Table
Date(s): Jun 29, 2012
When: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Mountain Farm Museum, adjacent to the Oconaluftee Visitor Center

Have you ever wondered where your food comes from and how it gets to your table? Explore our heirloom vegetable garden and the many ways we grow our food.

For more information click here.

This event is Free.

Tailgate Farmers Market
Date(s): Jun 29, 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.

Summer Concert Series: Logan Murrell
Date(s): Jun 29, 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


Tom Sadge as Neil Diamond
Date(s): Jun 29, 2012
When: 7:30 P.M.
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Tom Sadge has been a full-time entertainer for his entire adult life, however, the last 12 years as a Neil Diamond impersonator and tribute artist have been the most exciting of his career. Traveling throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe, Sadge has appeared at many major arenas and venues. His lookalike and soundalike tribute to "The Jazz Singer" is a favorite of the most discriminating Neil Diamond fans. More info

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

 

 

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Chamber of Commerce

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P.O. Box 509
Bryson City, NC 28713

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Karen Proctor Wilmot
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