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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Ranger-led programs and music jams at the Park Visitor Center, Cherokee.

Live Music Venues - Bryson City and surrounding area entertainment venues.

Swain County Farmer’s Market 9 am - 1 pm, Fridays, May - October.

Movies On Everett Outdoor screen, begins at dusk. Fridays, June & July. Parking lot behind red caboose. Bring or rent lawn chair.

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Darnell Farms Wonderous Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Date(s): Sep 03, 2016 - Nov 01, 2016

Where: Darnell Farms

Darnell Farms Wonderous Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Come to the Farm for some old-fashioned fun! Walk through our Corn Maze ($8) by answering difficult trivia questions at each numbered stop in order to avoid the winding turns and dead ends. Enjoy a hayride ($2) and visit our huge six-acre pumpkin patch, where you and your family choose your perfect Jack O' Lantern Prices vary by size). All the tots will enjoy the Kiddie Corn Box and our 20-foot swing set, right on the river bank.

October 20-23 & 27-31 will be the EXTREME Haunted Corn and Hayride Experience. $10 per person, and children under 8 will have to be escorted by someone who is at least 16 years of age. Haunting will start at Dusk (8ish) and end at Midnight. Be there if you Dare! More info

National Park Ranger Programs

Date(s): Sep 18, 2016 - Oct 29, 2016

When: Times vary

Where: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

National Park Ranger Programs – daily at locations in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 1-2 programs or hikes each day ranging from animal programs, nature and stories about the "good old days". Times vary. Fall Schedule

Fall Color Festival - Singing in the Smokies

Date(s): Oct 13, 2016 - Oct 15, 2016

When: 7:00 pm each night

Where: Inspiration Park

Join The Inspirations for their annual Festival featuring some of the biggest names in southern gospel; The Kingsmen, The Chuck Wagon Gang, The McKameys, Troy and Tammy Burns Family,  and, of course, The Inspirations. For more information call 828-497-2060. 1130 Hyatt Creek Rd., Bryson City.   More info

Harvest Festival

Date(s): Oct 14, 2016 - Oct 16, 2016

Where: Stecoah Valley Center

Every October this three-day event begins with a Friday evening campfire and storytelling.

On Saturday, the Festival gets underway at 11am with crafts, country fair, weaving and knitting demonstrations, quilt exhibit, antique tractors, corn grinder, music and dance, food and much more. The festival concludes on Sunday with a free gospel singing beginning at 2:30 pm. More info

The Foreigner

Date(s): Oct 14, 2016 - Oct 16, 2016

When: Doors open at 6:30 pm, Friday & Saturday shows start at 7:30 pm, Sunday show starts at 2:30pm

Where: Smoky Mountain Community Theatre, Bryson City

What secrets and intrigue would you overhear if those around you thought you didn't understand a word of English? That is the premise of The Foreigner, a romp of a comedy and winner of two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards as Best New American Play and Best Off-Broadway Production. For more information call 828-488-8227 or click here

Live Music at CJ's Grille

Date(s): Oct 15, 2016

When: 8:00 pm

Where: CJ's Grille

Live Music at CJ's Grille

Nashville recording artist Tayler Abbott. Casual food, game room. CJ's is located at 45 Depot Street. 488-9880. More info

Book Signing by Author Barbara Swell

Date(s): Oct 15, 2016

When: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: GSMNP Bookstore, 4 Everett St.

Book Signing by Author Barbara Swell

Taught how to cook by her grandmother, Barbara Swell learned her love of the art early.  She has written numerous books about the art of traditional cooking and is happy to share these recipes with you. Samples of mountain cooking will be served.

The Collinsworth Family

Date(s): Oct 15, 2016

When: 7:30 pm

Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin

The Collinsworth Family

Excitement, spiritual anointing, family-emphasis, and musical excellence are what you can expect to find when you step across the threshold of the auditorium for an Evening of Family Worship and Praise with The Collingsworth Family. More info


Date(s): Oct 15, 2016

When: 7:30 pm

Where: Harrah's Cherokee Casino Event Center

After forming in 1961 in Chicago, Illinois, while in high school, Styx steadily toured and expanded from a three-piece to a quintet during the 60s. In the 1970s they transitioned from straight forward rock into progressive rock. More info

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