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

Summer Ghost Tours
Date(s): Aug 01, 2012
When: Dusk
Where: Fontana Village Resort

Contact the Outdoors Program for more information. Learn about the history and lore of Fontana Village stretching back to the building of Fontana Dam in the 1940's.

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

Southern Appalachian Mountain Cider, Sweet Breads, and Tales
Date(s): Aug 01, 2012
When: 7:30 pm
Where: The Storytelling Center, Bryson City, NC

Every Wednesday 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.

Historical Hikes At Proctor Series
Date(s): Aug 01, 2012
When: Shuttle leaves at 12:00 Noon
Where: Fontana Marina Docks

Join other guests on Wednesdays throughout the summer at the Fontana Marina for a 2-3 hour excursion on Fontana Lake and a casual hike up to Proctor- a thriving logging town in the early 1900's. Shuttle boat leaves Fontana Marina docks at 12:00 Noon. Charge is $15 per person. Call ahead to 828.498.2129 for reservations. Maximum of 15 guests per excursion.

Click here for Fontana Village Resort

Birds Of Prey Showcase On The Green
Date(s): Aug 02, 2012
When: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Fontana Village Resort - Village Green

A naturalist showcase program featuring owls, hawks and bald eagles on the Village Green. Conducted by Michael Skiiner, the executive director of the Balsam Mountain Trust.

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

Talking Trees Children's Trout Derby
Date(s): Aug 03, 2012 - Aug 04, 2012
Where: Oconaluftee Islands Park

Register on Friday for this 6 am Saturday event. Free but must have ticket. 5 trout limit per registered child. Free bait & tackle while supplies last. Lots of prizes. More info

Cherokee Dock Warriors
Date(s): Aug 03, 2012 - Aug 05, 2012
Where: Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds

Great sporting event featuring man's best friend. Watch the dogs get "big air" as they jump for prizes. More info

Bill Engvall
Date(s): Aug 03, 2012
When: 9:00 pm
Where: Harrah's Cherokee Event Center

Bill Engvall's ability to share the humor of everyday situations has made him one of the top comedians of today. Bill, who produced and starred in "The Bill Engvall Show", is well-known as a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Group which toured together for over 6 years and released movies on Comedy Central.

For more information click here.

 

 

The Music of Abba
Date(s): Aug 03, 2012
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

The original ABBA is Sweden's biggest music export ever, with 370 million records sold. With rich sounds of pop, rock and funk, The Music of Abba is a salute to the legacy of countless hits including "Mamma Mia", "Dancing Queen" and "SOS". This band is hailed as the most authentic and greatest of all ABBA show bands ever!

For more information click here.

 

 

Bryson City Ghost Walk
Date(s): Aug 03, 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.

 

 

Tailgate Farmers Market
Date(s): Aug 03, 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): Aug 03, 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

Summer Ghost Tours
Date(s): Aug 04, 2012
When: Dusk
Where: Fontana Village Resort

Contact the Outdoors Program for more information. Learn about the history and lore of Fontana Village stretching back to the building of Fontana Dam in the 1940's.

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

The Weeping Willows
Date(s): Aug 04, 2012
When: Concert at 7:30; Dinner seatings at 5:30 & 6:30
Where: Stecoah Valley Center

An Appalachian Evening Concert Series featuring The Weeping Willows. Their high-energy dance numbers, sweet Appalachian vocal arrangements, and old-time rhythmic flair draw from the music passed down to them from their families. More info

Art Party
Date(s): Aug 04, 2012
When: 6-8:30pm
Where: Blue Mountain Studios, 160 Main Street, Bryson City, NC

Bring a snack to share with the group-Blue Mountain Studio will provide the canvas, brushes, paint, music and instruction!

$25 per person

Call 828-736-0857 to register and visit www.blue-mountain-studios.com for more information

Bryson City Ghost Walk
Date(s): Aug 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.

Music in the Mountains Free Evening Concert Series
Date(s): Aug 04, 2012
When: 6:30-8pm
Where: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot, Frye Street, Bryson City, NC 28713

This week's featured artist is a local trio known for their great vocals and multi-instrumental play. You will find Frank Lee and Isaac Deal on a combination of instruments including the guitar and banjo and Bradley Adams ranges from the mandolin to guitar.

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 for both locals and visitors and to promote the local talent and musicians of Bryson City, Swain County, and the Great Smoky Mountains.

Summer Concert Series: Rye Holler Bluegrass Band
Date(s): Aug 04, 2012
When: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Where: Fontana Village Resort

The Rye Holler Bluegrass Band performs live on stage.

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

Summer Concert Series - TBA
Date(s): Aug 04, 2012
When: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Where: Fontana Village Resort - Wildwood Grill

Music on stage at the Wildwood Grill Stage.

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

Natalie Grant
Date(s): Aug 04, 2012
When: 7:30 P.M.
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

This declaration from Christian singer/songwriter Natalie Grant represents the heartbeat of her newest musical offering, Love Revolution. A powerhouse vocalist, heart-gripping songwriter and charismatic performer, Grant returns to the music marketplace with an unshakeable determination to remind us of the simple significance of love and the revolutionary power that it carries. More info

Clogging & Square Dancing with Bill Nichols Grandfather of Modern Clogging
Date(s): Aug 07, 2012
When: Clogging Lessons 4:30 p.m. and Square Dancing 8:00 p.m.
Where: Fontana Village Resort

Pick up a few dance steps or square off on Fontana's Floating Dance Floor on Tuesdays.

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

Summer Ghost Tours
Date(s): Aug 08, 2012
When: Dusk
Where: Fontana Village Resort

Contact the Outdoors Program for more information. Learn about the history and lore of Fontana Village stretching back to the building of Fontana Dam in the 1940's.

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

Southern Appalachian Mountain Cider, Sweet Breads, and Tales
Date(s): Aug 08, 2012
When: 7:30 pm
Where: The Storytelling Center, Bryson City, NC

Every Wednesday 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.

Historical Hikes At Proctor Series
Date(s): Aug 08, 2012
When: Shuttle leaves at 12:00 Noon
Where: Fontana Marina Docks

Join other guests on Wednesdays throughout the summer at the Fontana Marina for a 2-3 hour excursion on Fontana Lake and a casual hike up to Proctor- a thriving logging town in the early 1900's. Shuttle boat leaves Fontana Marina docks at 12:00 Noon. Charge is $15 per person. Call ahead to 828.498.2129 for reservations. Maximum of 15 guests per excursion.

Click here for Fontana Village Resort

Summer Concert Series: Randy Flack
Date(s): Aug 09, 2012
When: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Where: Fontana Village Resort - Wildwood Grill

Singer-Songwriter Randy Flack performing live on stage at the Wildwood Grill.

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

Ray Price
Date(s): Aug 10, 2012
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Ray Price is known as one of the legendary voices of American country music. As a singer, songwriter and guitarist, his wide-ranging baritone has often been praised as among the best male voices of country music. Price was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996, but has long shown his genius in other genres as well. His recordings include "Release Me", "Crazy Arms", "Heartaches by the Number", "City Lights", "My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You", "For the Good Times", "Night Life" and "I Won't Mention It Again."

For more information click here.

 

 

Andrea & The 3 Healing Disciplines - Free Presentation
Date(s): Aug 10, 2012
When: 6:30 pm
Where: City lights Bookstore Sylva, NC

Join Andrea Ford at City Lights bookstore for a free presentation entitles "The Enneagram - A Road Map to Understanting Personality."  The Enneagram is  aroad map to understanding your personality. The ancient symbols hold the keys to decoding the basic personality types and their issues which gives you the power to heal yourself and others emotionally and spiritually.

For additional information on this and other siminars offered by Andrea, please click here.

Tailgate Farmers Market
Date(s): Aug 10, 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.

Mountain High BBQ & Music Festival
Date(s): Aug 10, 2012 - Aug 11, 2012
When: Fri., 3:00 - 10:00 P.M. Sat., 10 A.M. - 6 P.M.
Where: 1436 Georgia Rd. (US 441 S.), Franklin

An Official NC State Championship event. Authentic, mouth-watering BBQ, live entertainment, a car show, crafters and tastin' tent. Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center, Franklin. More info

Summer Concert Series: Logan Murrell
Date(s): Aug 10, 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

Summer Ghost Tours
Date(s): Aug 11, 2012
When: Dusk
Where: Fontana Village Resort

Contact the Outdoors Program for more information. Learn about the history and lore of Fontana Village stretching back to the building of Fontana Dam in the 1940's.

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

The Kickin' Grass Band
Date(s): Aug 11, 2012
When: Concert at 7:30; Dinner seatings at 5:30 & 6:30
Where: Stecoah Valley Center

An Applachian Evening Concert Series featuring The Kickin' Grass Band and their rootsy, Americana style. Pre-concert dinners are available; reservations required. More info

Cherokee Volkswagon Car Show
Date(s): Aug 11, 2012
When: 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Where: Acquoni Expo Center

Come, have a flashback. Welcome babyboomers, colorful people, children, families, flower children and interesting, fun people of all kinds. Cash prizes hourly and Best Of Show awards. More info

Dr. Ralph Stanley and his Clinch Mountain Boys
Date(s): Aug 11, 2012
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

After 55 years in the business, Dr. Ralph Stanley is still one of the best banjo pickers and tenor singers in bluegrass music today. As a recording artist, he has performed on more than 170 albums, tapes, and CDs, performing many songs written by himself and with his brother, the late Carter Stanley. Ralph has played throughout the United States and in many countries around the world, including several tours of Japan. In addition to the many honors Ralph has received as a bluegrass musician, he also holds membership in the Grand Ole Opry.

For more information click here.

 

 

Kathy Griffin
Date(s): Aug 11, 2012
When: 7:30 P.M.
Where: Harrah's Cherokee Event Center

Two-time Emmy winning comedian, NY Times bestselling author, Grammy nominee, 2009's GLAAD Vanguard recipient and 2011 Trevor Project Life Award honoree Kathy Griffin is a multi-faceted performer with rapid fire wit. She has been making audiences laugh for years discussing Hollywood gossip and celebrity blunders. She has had recurring roles on ER, Seinfeld, Suddenley Susan and Law & Order SVU plus numerous HBO and Bravo comedy specials. More info

Music in the Mountains Free Evening Concert Series
Date(s): Aug 11, 2012
When: 6:30-8pm
Where: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot, Frye Street, Bryson City, NC 28713

Local musician Larry Barnett is a moving force in the Bryson City scene as owner of Grandpa's Music and the organizer of the local music jams that take place every other Thursday at the library, not to mention the many bands he plays in, including this week's featured artist Larry Barnett & Friends.

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 for both locals and visitors and to promote the local talent and musicians of Bryson City, Swain County, and the Great Smoky Mountains.

Summer Concert Series: Logan Murrell
Date(s): Aug 11, 2012
When: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Where: Wildwood Grill Stage

Live 50's-70's classics on stage at the Wildwood Grill Stage.  Visit the act's website here.

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

Clogging & Square Dancing with Bill Nichols Grandfather of Modern Clogging
Date(s): Aug 14, 2012
When: Clogging Lessons 4:30 p.m. and Square Dancing 8:00 p.m.
Where: Fontana Village Resort

Pick up a few dance steps or square off on Fontana's Floating Dance Floor on Tuesdays.

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

Summer Ghost Tours
Date(s): Aug 15, 2012
When: Dusk
Where: Fontana Village Resort

Contact the Outdoors Program for more information. Learn about the history and lore of Fontana Village stretching back to the building of Fontana Dam in the 1940's.

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

Southern Appalachian Mountain Cider, Sweet Breads, and Tales
Date(s): Aug 15, 2012
When: 7:30 pm
Where: The Storytelling Center, Bryson City, NC

Every Wednesday 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.

Historical Hikes At Proctor Series
Date(s): Aug 15, 2012
When: Shuttle leaves at 12:00 Noon
Where: Fontana Marina Docks

Join other guests on Wednesdays throughout the summer at the Fontana Marina for a 2-3 hour excursion on Fontana Lake and a casual hike up to Proctor- a thriving logging town in the early 1900's. Shuttle boat leaves Fontana Marina docks at 12:00 Noon. Charge is $15 per person. Call ahead to 828.498.2129 for reservations. Maximum of 15 guests per excursion.

Click here for Fontana Village Resort

Charlie Daniels Band
Date(s): Aug 17, 2012
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

The legendary fiddler, guitarist, and singer Charlie Daniels has been performing for half a century. The Wilmington, NC native has played and recorded with the likes of Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, The Marshall Tucker Band, Hank Williams, Jr., Leonard Cohen, Pete Seeger, and Ringo Starr. His song, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," won Daniels a Grammy for the Best Country vocal performance in 1979, and for several generations of Southerners, his popular hits, "Long Haired Country Boy," and "The South's Gonna Do It Again," are anthems to regional pride. "Amen."

Click here for more information click here.

 

 

Tailgate Farmers Market
Date(s): Aug 17, 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 Ghost Tours
Date(s): Aug 18, 2012
When: Dusk
Where: Fontana Village Resort

Contact the Outdoors Program for more information. Learn about the history and lore of Fontana Village stretching back to the building of Fontana Dam in the 1940's.

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

Jeff Little in Concert
Date(s): Aug 18, 2012
When: Concert at 7:30; Dinner seatings at 5:30 & 6:30
Where: Stecoah Valley Center

An Applachian Evening Concert Series featuring Jeff Little, piano player with a distinctive two-handed style influenced by the mountain, flatpicked guitar tradition. Pre-concert dinners are available; reservations required. More info

Stecoah Artisans Art Sampler
Date(s): Aug 18, 2012
When: 4:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Where: Stecoah Valley Center

These family-oriented art shows feature a small number of artisans providing demonstrations of their work in an interactive environment. Visitors are invited to create their own art piece with instruction from the demonstrating artisans.  Art Samplers Artisan activities may include drum-making, thrown pottery, gourd painting, lampwork glass beads, jewelry making, weaving and more. More info

Kellie Pickler
Date(s): Aug 18, 2012
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Kellie Pickler is everything that's right about that uniquely modern place where reality and celebrity come together. Kellie established herself quickly as both a singer and a songwriter to be reckoned with, co-writing her first hit, "Red High Heels," her first gold single. Her debut album, Small Town Girl, produced two follow-up hits -- "I Wonder" and the light-hearted "Things That Never Cross A Man's Mind."

For more information click here.

 

 

NOC's Canoe Club Challenge Round 3
Date(s): Aug 18, 2012
Where: Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City

Everybody is welcome to participate in these social, beginner-friendly races on the Nantahala Bridge Gates. Meet friends, get your heart rate up and improve your kayaking to boot!

For more information on this and other events sposored by the NOC, please click here or call 888-905-7238.

Music in the Mountains Free Evening Concert Series
Date(s): Aug 18, 2012
When: 6:30-8pm
Where: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot, Frye Street, Bryson City, NC 28713

This week's featured artist is local phenom, Liz Nance. With a voice that is absolutely amazing and an extensive repertoire ranging from folk to rock and roll, it's no wonder that she is a favorite of crowds throughout Western North Carolina.

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.

Summer Concert Series: Caribbean Cowboys Trio
Date(s): Aug 18, 2012
When: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Where: Fontana Village Resort - Wildwood Grill

The "Parrot Head and Proud" Trio returns to Fontana with its signature Trop-Rock music stylings on stage at the Wildwood Grill Stage.

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

Hometown Throwdown Round 3
Date(s): Aug 19, 2012
Where: Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City

USAFK's Hometown Throwdown comes to the Nantahala! Come try out the newly constructed 2013 Wave feature! All ability levels are welcome!

For more information on this and other events sponsored by the NOC. please click here or call 888-905-7238.

For more information on the 2013 International Freestyle Kayaking Championship and the Wave feature, please click here!

Summer Ghost Tours
Date(s): Aug 22, 2012
When: Dusk
Where: Fontana Village Resort

Contact the Outdoors Program for more information. Learn about the history and lore of Fontana Village stretching back to the building of Fontana Dam in the 1940's.

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

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

Every Wednesday 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.

Historical Hikes At Proctor Series
Date(s): Aug 22, 2012
When: Shuttle leaves at 12:00 Noon
Where: Fontana Marina Docks

Join other guests on Wednesdays throughout the summer at the Fontana Marina for a 2-3 hour excursion on Fontana Lake and a casual hike up to Proctor- a thriving logging town in the early 1900's. Shuttle boat leaves Fontana Marina docks at 12:00 Noon. Charge is $15 per person. Call ahead to 828.498.2129 for reservations. Maximum of 15 guests per excursion.

Click here for Fontana Village Resort

The Civil War: An American Musical
Date(s): Aug 23, 2012 - Aug 26, 2012
When: Thurs-Sat at 7:30 pm: Sun at 2:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Drawing on letters, diaries, firsthand accounts, and the words of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and Walt Whitman, The Civil War is a thrilling, gut-wrenching and awe-inspiring dramatic theatrical concert. This epic thematic revue, puts a human face on the greatest tragedy of American history, exploring not only the experiences of the soldiers and leaders who fought for their way of life and the loved ones and families they left behind, but also the hopes and fears of the slaves and citizens whose freedom was at stake. A two-act theatrical presentation. More info

Bryson City Ghost Walk
Date(s): Aug 24, 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.

Tailgate Farmers Market
Date(s): Aug 24, 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 Ghost Tours
Date(s): Aug 25, 2012
When: Dusk
Where: Fontana Village Resort

Contact the Outdoors Program for more information. Learn about the history and lore of Fontana Village stretching back to the building of Fontana Dam in the 1940's.

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

The Snyder Family
Date(s): Aug 25, 2012
When: Concert at 7:30; Dinner seatings at 5:30 & 6:30
Where: Stecoah Valley Center

An Applachian Evening Concert Series featuring The Snyder Family. Seen at Merlefest and the Ernet Tubb Midnight Jamboree. Pre-concert dinners are available; reservations required. More info

Bryson City Ghost Walk
Date(s): Aug 25, 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.

Music in the Mountains Free Evening Concert Series
Date(s): Aug 25, 2012
When: 6:30-8pm
Where: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot, Frye Street, Bryson City, NC 28713

The August Music in the Mountains schedule ends with a great local talent, Jared Smith or "Blue". A multi-instrumental performer, Blue is known for a wide range of fun, folk songs as well as traditional "blue"grass.

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.

The Dam Race
Date(s): Aug 25, 2012
Where: Fontana Dam

Join other runners for a 5K & 10 K runs at the base of Fontana Dam along the shores of the Little Tennessee River in the Great Smoky Mountains..

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

Summer Ghost Tours
Date(s): Aug 29, 2012
When: Dusk
Where: Fontana Village Resort

Contact the Outdoors Program for more information. Learn about the history and lore of Fontana Village stretching back to the building of Fontana Dam in the 1940's.

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

Southern Appalachian Mountain Cider, Sweet Breads, and Tales
Date(s): Aug 29, 2012
When: 7:30 pm
Where: The Storytelling Center, Bryson City, NC

Every Wednesday 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.

Historical Hikes At Proctor Series
Date(s): Aug 29, 2012
When: Shuttle leaves at 12:00 Noon
Where: Fontana Marina Docks

Join other guests on Wednesdays throughout the summer at the Fontana Marina for a 2-3 hour excursion on Fontana Lake and a casual hike up to Proctor- a thriving logging town in the early 1900's. Shuttle boat leaves Fontana Marina docks at 12:00 Noon. Charge is $15 per person. Call ahead to 828.498.2129 for reservations. Maximum of 15 guests per excursion.

Click here for Fontana Village Resort

Friends of the Library Used Bookstore Book Sale
Date(s): Aug 30, 2012 - Aug 31, 2012
When: 10am-5pm Daily
Where: Friends of the Library Used Bookstore, 32 Everett Street, Bryson City, NC 28713

Come shop the great bargains to be had throughout the store! Stock up for Christmas gifts-or something just for you!

For more information: 828-488-5655

The Temptations Review Starring Dennis Edwards
Date(s): Aug 31, 2012
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

 

Beginning his performance career at the age of seven, former lead singer of The Temptations, Dennis Edwards, is a talented musician and one of the most gifted singers of our time. Utilizing his unique style and smooth delivery, Edwards became known as one of the most influential singers in the history of pop music, which has earned him fourteen gold albums, five Grammys, and induction into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame.

For more information click here.

Bryson City Ghost Walk
Date(s): Aug 31, 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.

Tailgate Farmers Market
Date(s): Aug 31, 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.

Madison's on Main 5th Birthday!
Date(s): Aug 31, 2012 - Sep 02, 2012
When: Fri. 10-9pm, Sat. 10-9pm and Sun. 12:30-6pm
Where: Madison's on Main, 110 Main St., Bryson City, NC

You are cordially invited to celebrate Madison's on Main's 5th Birthday!

Come celebrate with us and score big on storewide sales! Cake will be served at 11:00 Saturday, September 1at.

Check out the new fall items!

Call 828-488-3900 for more information.

 

Labor Day Weekend: The LakeAlooza Lake Party On Fontana Lake
Date(s): Aug 31, 2012 - Sep 03, 2012
Where: Fontana Marina

Labor Day Weekend in the Smokies. A perfect end of summer party in the Smokies with the LakeAlooza Lake Party at Fontana Marina, cookouts and moreClick Here for a schedule of events.

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

 

 

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Bryson City - Swain County
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