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Swain County Farmer's Market

Date(s): Jun 03, 2016

When: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: Island Street, Bryson City

Swain County Farmer's Market

Every Friday morning, May - October. Stop by the old barn on the river for local, homegrown produce as well as baked goods, jellies and preserves, and craft items. Can't make it on Friday morning? Try out the Tuesday evening market: June 14 - August 16, 5-8 pm.
(Island Street is the first street north of the Everett Street bridge)
800-867-9246

Swain County Farmer's Market

Date(s): Jun 10, 2016

When: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: Island Street, Bryson City

Swain County Farmer's Market

Every Friday morning, May - October. Stop by the old barn on the river for local, homegrown produce as well as baked goods, jellies and preserves, and craft items. Can't make it on Friday morning? Try out the Tuesday evening market: June 14 - August 16, 5-8 pm.
(Island Street is the first street north of the Everett Street bridge)
800-867-9246

Annual Gala and Benefit Auction

Date(s): Jun 11, 2016

When: 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown

Please join us for an exciting evening of lively entertainment, delicious food, and traditional craft and fine art. Admission is $25 per person and covers food and drink. Proceeds to benefit the Folk School's craft programs.
800-FOLK-SCH or click here

 

Wine & Dine Evening Train

Date(s): Jun 11, 2016

When: 6:30 pm

Where: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Bryson City

Wine & Dine Evening Train

A specialty train experience featuring wines selected to pair with your meal. Full service all-adult first class ride. Narrator onboard to discuss the 6 wines selected to accompany an exclusive sampling of local cheeses, a freshly made entree and a chef-selected dessert. All passengers receive souvenir stemless wine glass and tote bag. The Cottage Craftsman, located across from the depot will have all of the sampled wines available for purchase. Age 21 and over only. 800-867-9246 or click here

Swain County Farmer's Market

Date(s): Jun 14, 2016

When: 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: Island Street, Bryson City

Swain County Farmer's Market

Stop by the old barn on the river for local, homegrown produce as well as baked goods, jellies and preserves, and craft items. Can't make it on Tuesday evening? Try the Friday morning market: May - October, 9am - 1pm.
800-867-9246

Friends of the Smokies Classic Hike Series: Charlies Bunion/Kephart Prong

Date(s): Jun 14, 2016

Join Friends of the Smokies for monthly guided hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park featuring interpretation and leadership by author and hiking expert Danny Bernstein. Each hike highlights an achievement or cause that Friends of the Smokies has supported in the Park.
This month's hike is Charlies Bunion/Kephart Prong; a 10 mile (round trip) trail of 1,200 ascent and moderate difficulty. Charlies Bunion/Kephart Prong features long range views and shelters. The theme of the hike will be the Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner Program.
To register or for more information: AnnaLee@friendsofthesmokies.com, 828-452-0720, or click here

Aaron Lewis

Date(s): Jun 17, 2016

When: 9:00 pm

Where: Harrah's Cherokee Casino Event Center

Aaron Lewis

Aaron Lewis is the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and founding member of the rock group Staind, with whom he has released seven studio albums. More info

Swain County Farmer's Market

Date(s): Jun 17, 2016

When: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: Island Street, Bryson City

Swain County Farmer's Market

Every Friday morning, May - October. Stop by the old barn on the river for local, homegrown produce as well as baked goods, jellies and preserves, and craft items. Can't make it on Friday morning? Try out the Tuesday evening market: June 14 - August 16, 5-8 pm.
(Island Street is the first street north of the Everett Street bridge)
800-867-9246

Front Street Arts & Crafts Show

Date(s): Jun 18, 2016

When: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where: Dillsboro

Front Street Arts & Crafts Show

Over 50 juried artisans displaying the handmade craftsmanship of fine artists and crafters. Food booths, entertainment, hourly raffles, silent auction. Exhibits will include jewelry, stained glass, beaded weaving, fiber art, leather craft, wood craft and more. Dillsboro is located at exit 81 of US Hwy 74. More info

BBQ and Brews Dinner Train

Date(s): Jun 18, 2016

When: 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Where: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Bryson City

Board the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad and enjoy the ride along with slow-cooked BBQ prepared fresh and beer tastings showcasing the Heinzelmannchen Brewery of Sylva, NC. Tickets start at $69 and include a souvenir tasting glass for three samples of finely crafted beer selections. Adults-only & family friendly seating. 800-872-4681 or click here

Swain County Farmer's Market

Date(s): Jun 21, 2016

When: 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: Island Street, Bryson City

Swain County Farmer's Market

Stop by the old barn on the river for local, homegrown produce as well as baked goods, jellies and preserves, and craft items. Can't make it on Tuesday evening? Try the Friday morning market: May - October, 9am - 1pm.
800-867-9246

Swain County Farmer's Market

Date(s): Jun 24, 2016

When: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: Island Street, Bryson City

Swain County Farmer's Market

Every Friday morning, May - October. Stop by the old barn on the river for local, homegrown produce as well as baked goods, jellies and preserves, and craft items. Can't make it on Friday morning? Try out the Tuesday evening market: June 14 - August 16, 5-8 pm.
(Island Street is the first street north of the Everett Street bridge)
800-867-9246

Twelve Hours of Tsali

Date(s): Jun 25, 2016

Where: Tsali Recreation Area

Annual mountain bike race on some of the most famous trails in the Eastern US. Solo and team relay competition. Free t-shirts to the first 100 entries. Thousands of dollars in cash and prizes for men and women. Sponsored in part by Bryson City Bicycles.  NC Hwy 28 N. west of Bryson City. More info

XTERRA Tsali Off Road Triathlon

Date(s): Jun 26, 2016

When: 8:00 am

Where: Tsali Recreation Area, Hwy 28 N. Bryson City

XTERRA Tsali Off Road Triathlon

 The ½ mile lake swim will start off the event as athletes will begin on East shore and swim out to a point in the lake marked with buoys and then back to the beach. After exiting the water the racers will face a short run to the transition area to begin the 5 mile run course on the "right loop alternate" trail. The mountain bike leg, which consists of a 10 mile loop will take the riders around the popular "left loop" to the finish in the transition area.  Triathlon Info   Trail Run Info