Friday, October 30, 2009

Weekend Specials to Haunt Your Tastebuds from Chef Reaux' Cauldron

Thirteen Moons Restaurant Halloween Weekend Specials:
October 30th
Appetizer :Ghostly Sundried Tomato and Crab Alfredo Dip Served with Grilled Basil French Bread
Chef’s Special Entrée: Tombstone Cashew Crusted Atlantic Cod with Black Bean and Shrimp Fritter and Parsley Lime Butter
The Pastry Chef’s Creation: Goblin Cinnamon Apple Mousse Served in a Toasted Pecan Spiced Tart Shell and Maple Whipped Cream

October 31st
Appetizer: Haunted Beer Battered Crab Stuffed Gulf Shrimp with Pommery Dijonaise Dipping Sauce
Chef’s Special Entrée: Trick or Treat Steak Oscar 14 oz Rib Eye Steak Topped with Lump Crab, Asparagus and a Curry Hollandaise Sauce
The Pastry Chef’s Creation: Goblin Cinnamon Apple Mousse Served in a Toasted Pecan Spiced Tart Shell and Maple Whipped Cream

828-488-2826 Website:

Halloween Events in Burnsville

Oct 31 - Trick or Treat on Main  5 PM to 7 PM in downtown Burnsville
Oct 31 - Dance  and Concert with Distant Gold Band  Halloween night at the Burnsville Town Center.enjoy some good oldies music played by Doug Gragg & The Distant Gold Band. The dance floor will be open. Come in costume if you like. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Call 682-7209 for info.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Halloween in Bryson City

Oct 30   Downtown Trick or Treat  This annual event is a real treat for kids of all ages! All of Downtown is tricked out in Halloween finery to welcome the crowds as they scurry from business to business with their bags held at the ready. Don't miss the newest addition to this year's event - the costume contest! Conducted in a safe, fun, family atmosphere, Downtown Trick or Treat is your ticket to a great Halloween experience!

Oct 31    Spooky Carnival free "Spooky Carnival" in the auditorium on Halloween night, Saturday, October 31 from 5:50 to 8:30 pm. Games and prizes, crafts, candy and refreshments, apple bobbing, fortune telling and more! "Spooky Story Time" will begin at 6:30. Costume contest.   Music in the Mountains   Halloween brings in Bryson City's very own Elvis impersonator, Chris Monteith. Bring a chair or blanket and settle in for an evening of great music. 6:30-8:00

First Quilt Trail Road Rally

Nov 7,  8 AM at Mountain Heritage High School in Burnsville NC. Thread Through the Mountains. The First-ever Rally is full of fun, challenge, prizes and fundraising for Habitat for Humanity. Contestants will be given a list of 15 quilt blocks to find, along with maps. The goal is to find the blocks by driving the fewest miles. There will be three different itineraries, and first, second and third prizes will be awarded for each itinerary, along with a grand prize. All prizes have been made by local artists and are something useful...such as a bird house, a mirror, a hurricane lamp, etc. The grand prize was made by Rolf Holmquist and is a large, yard-art birdhouse made from old barn wood and contains a quilt block on the front of it. The Rally will take place rain or shine. Register online ( for $25 until October 30. After that date the cost is $35. 25% of the proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity. For further information visit or call 828-682-7331.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Rag Apple Lassie Halloween Party

Oct 31 noon-6PM, Rag Apple Lassie Vineyards, Booneville NC. The witch's Brew will be flowing along with some truly awesome wines.  'Patsy Cline' (aka Darlene Caudle) will be singing,  and Ghoulishly Good Gourmet Burgers will be available for purchase from the Appalachian Braves Little League Baseball Team. Website:

Weekend Treat and Trick at The Back Room

Oct 30-31, The Back Room at the Flat Rock Wine Shoppe, Flat Rock NC. The Treat: Wine tasting Friday night 4PM-7PM with Alli's great Hors d'ouevres and entertainment with Ellen Trnka. The Trick: Saturday night's 4th Annual Costume Party. 9PM with cash prizes and the Shane Pruitt Band - freaky good fun! Website:

Horse Show with the Clemson Collegiate Team

Oct 31 - Nov 1, Harmon Field, 1 Harmon Field Rd., Tryon NC. Hunter/Jumper show presented  by the students of the Clemson University equestrian program. Fence is a 300 acre nature education and recreation center, offering 6 miles of hiking and riding trails. (864) 895-5245

North Wilkesboro Trail of Treats

Oct 31, 4PM-8PM, Yadkin River Greenway, Wellness West Park Trailhead, North Wilkesboro NC. Get your costume on and Trick or Treat safely with family and friends on the Yadkin River Greenway beginning at the West Park trail head. Local churches and businesses will be set up to give away candy galore! Sponsored by the NWPD. (336) 838-8662

Sunday, October 25, 2009

10th Annual Fall Rod Run

Oct 30 - Nov 1   CHEROKEE  The 10th annual Cruise the Smokies Cherokee Fall Rod Run   breathtaking drive through the world’s oldest mountain range. Thousands of car enthusiasts from across the Southeast descend on Cherokee to drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway and country roads to enjoy the sweeping mountain views and the colorful sights.More than 500 classic and customized automobiles from pre-1972 bucket Ts to ’32 Fords are expected to participate in this year’s family-friendly Rod Run.

Friday, October 23, 2009

ET go home? How about the mountains instead!

To do: ET, the Extraterrestrial
When/Where: Oct 27
, 3:30 PM, Marianna Black Library, Bryson City NC. Steven Spielberg's 1982 hit about a stranded alien and his loving relationship with a fatherless boy struck a chord with audiences everywhere, and it furthered Spielberg's reputation as a director of equally strong commercial sensibilities and classical leanings. Popcorn, provided by the Friends of the Marianna Black Library, will be served in the library auditorium starting at 3:20 PM.
Contact: 828-488-3030 or visit

"Bell, Book and Candle" in Brevard

To do: Brevard Little Theatre presents Bell, Book and Candle
When/Where: Oct 23 - Nov 1
, Brevard Little Theatre, Brevard NC. The Broadway play that inspired a Golden-Globe nominated movie and the TV series, "Bewitched"! One of the few modern-day witches who can actually cast a spell, throws one over an attractive man to keep him away from a rival. He falls head over heels in love with her, but since witches cannot fall in love, this leads to delightful difficulties. Friday/Saturdays: 8:00 pm and Sunday Matinees: 3:00 pm at the American Legion Hall, 55 E. Jordan Street in Brevard.

Who Ya gonna Call? Ghost Hunters!

To do: Ghost Hunting in a Haunted House
When/Where: Oct 23
, Brevard, NC. Joshua Warren will lead fifty guests through a night of ghost hunting in one of Brevard's historic, haunted homes. Members of the performance troupe, Guerilla Divas, will appear as the Three Migraines to lend an extra ghostly aura to this one-of-a-kind fall fundraiser for TC Arts. Ever seen something peculiar in a dark room? Felt a chill in the night? Did you ever suspect there was someone watching, even when you were the only one in the house? According to Joshua P. Warren, you might have run into a ghost. Author of nine books and internationally recognized paranormal expert, Warren has been tracking down ghosts and explaining the unexplainable for over fifteen years.Website:

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Take a Hike

To do: Fall Hike
When/Where: Oct. 24
, 2PM, NEW RIVER STATE PARK.  Meet a Park Ranger and travel to the Alleghany Access for a 1.3 mile hike to view the river and explore the forest surrounding New River State Park’s Alleghany Access. Call the park office to sign up for this program, 336-982-2587. Open to the public and free of charge.

Thirteen Moons Chef’s Weekend Specials

To do: Enjoy this weekend's palate pleasers from Chef Reaux
When/Where: Oct 23-24
, Thirteen moons Restaurant at the Village, Bryson City NC.
Friday, 23rd
Appetizer :  Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese with Bacon wrapped Gulf Shrimp
Chef’s Special Entrée :  Potato Crusted North Atlantic Salmon with Brie Cheese and Lump Crab Meat Fondue, Sour Cream and Chives
The Pastry Chef’s Creation :  Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Saturday,  24th
Appetizer :  Deep Fried Crab and Mild Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms, Tomato Basil Alfredo
Chef’s Special Entrée :  Shrimp and Porcini Mushroom filled 8 oz Beef Tenderloin , White Truffle Rosemary Demi Glaze
The Pastry Chef’s Creation : Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
For reservations: 828-835-3287 Website:

Sunday Afternoon Music and Fun

To do: Live music, dancing and more
When/Where:  Oct 25
, Historic Orchard at Altapass, between Spruce Pine and Little Switzerland, NC.
Live music and mountain dancing, storytelling and hayrides, monarch butterfly raising, naturalist tours and birding walks, arts and handwork demonstrations, book signings and more. Free; The Orchard at Altapass, Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 328.3. Website:

Hysterical, Historical Ghost Tours

To do: Candlelight Ghost Tour
When/Where:  Oct 24
, &PM-9PM, Wilkes Heritage Museum, Wilkesboro NC. They're back.....An historical tour of Old Wilkes by candlelight with an excellent storyteller in period costume describing tales of ghostly happenings such as the infamous Tom Dooley who spent time in the Old Wilkes jail, and the Smithey family that still haunts the old Smithey Hotel (now Tory Oak Restaurant). Read more...

Fall Cider Festival

To do: Hard Cider Tasting
When/Where: Oct 24
, noon-5PM, McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks, Thurmond (Mount Airy) NC. If you've never tasted hard cider before, you're in for a treat. Attend the Fall Cider Festival at McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks featuring release our new Hard Cider, apple and fresh cider tasting, music, food and fun. Tours and information about producing hard cider from fresh North Carolina apples.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Barefoot Movement in Bryson City

To do: Music in the Mountains Evening Concert Series
When/Where:  Oct 24
, 6:3-PM-8PM, Train Depot, Bryson City NC. The great acoustic band, The Barefoot Movement, features an original sound drawn from bluegrass, folk, Americana, and
good ol’ rock and roll! Bring the chairs and blankets for this free concert.

HOWL-O-WEEN in Asheville

To do: Have a Howling good time with Creepy Crawlers and Creatures of the Night
When/Where:  Oct 24
, 1PM-8PM, WNC Nature Center, Asheville NC. Slide your way through our Creepy Crawler Cabin where creatures of darkness will be on display. The Southern Appalachian Herpetological Society members will have pythons, boas, lizards and other hair-raising animals for you to enjoy, and presentations on bats, skulls and nocturnal creatures will take place on the hour starting at 2:00 p.m.

Arts & crafts, hot dogs, soda, hot cider and chocolate, baked goods, and treats for the kids will be available, as well as two performances by the Mountain Marionettes at 7:00 and 7:40 p.m. Our costume contest for all ages will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the barn, so come dressed for the occasion! Admission: $6 per person - Members of the Friends of the WNC Nature Center receive $1.00 off

NC Leaves + Maine Lobster= perfection in Rutherfordton

To do: Enjoy Maine Lobster at a great price
When/Where: Oct 22-23, M Squared Restaurant, Rutherfordton NC. Thursday night is Lobster Night! One Maine Lobster with all the Fixings for only $17.95! Reservations Recommended! Can't make it Thursday? On Friday and Saturday Enjoy the New Menu along with Lobster and NC Flounder Specials! Alex Thompson On Keyboard Friday Night. Mike Rogers and Friends will be Playing Saturday Night. Website:

Iron Horse in Eaglenest

To do: Hear great bluegrass Music
When/Where:  Oct 23, 7:30PM, Eaglenest Entertainment, Maggie Valley NC. Iron Horse and Whitewater Bluegrass company perform their blend of Bluegrass music, country ballads, mountain swing and down-home humor. With Whitewater, mountain culture is a celebration of music, song and dance. For tickets and reservations...

Reservations Recommended

To do: Make Reservations for the 6th Annual Grateful Palate Wine Dinner
When/Where: Nov 11, The Classic Wineseller, Waynesville NC. Share a bit of  Australia in the NC mountains at the 6th Annual Grateful Palate Dinner. 5 great courses from Chef Josh paired with 5 great wines. $49.95 per person (+tax, gratuity). For reservations call: 828-452-6000 or read more...

It's Showtime in Flat Rock

To do: Go to the Movies
When Where: Oct 23 - 29, Flat Rock Bistro Cinema. This week's feature is "Adam", "A touching and engaging film about a likable and attractive young man who suffers from Asperger's syndrome." Adam is a handsome but intriguing young man who has all his life led a sheltered existence -- until he meets his new neighbor, Beth, a beautiful, cosmopolitan young woman who pulls him into the outside world, with funny, touching and entirely unexpected results. All tickets are $6. Enjoy lunch or dinner available. Read more...
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Call of the Wild

To do: Listen to the bull elk bugle during mating season

When/Where: Now in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The fall rut is in full swing and there has been plenty of excitement within GSMNP herd so far! The attraction of watching, and listening to, the elk has brought more visitors into the park, says the ranger. While there are elk both in the Cataloochee Valley, and the Oconaluftee areas, it sounds like Cataloochee is the place to head if elk are on your wildlife checklist. The Elk were re-introduced into the park in 2001 and with 16 surviving calves this year the herd total now is 110 with 55 female and 45 male. There is potential for elk-human conflicts that could result in serious injury to humans or contribute to the demise of an elk so visits to the area should always follow Park guidelines. Read more...

LA Theatre Works in Asheville, 2 nights only

To do: live theatre double-feature sci-fi performances
When/Where: Oct 20-21, 8PM, Dianne Wortham Theatre, Asheville NC
Tonight and tomorrow night only, L.A. Theatre Works returns to Asheville with an outstanding cast to present two Sci-Fi thrillers: The War of the Worlds and The Lost World. The cast for this double-feature includes well-known faces from television, movie, and stage. To enhance patrons' understanding and enjoyment of L.A. Theatre Works' Asheville performances, informal conversations with members of the L.A. Theatreworks cast are held in The Forum at Pack Place, 7:20pm - 7:40pm each evening prior to the performances. Seating is limited. Doors will close at 7:25pm; latecomers cannot be permitted. Admission is free for ticket holders. Wine and beer will be available for purchase in the lobby from the New French Bar. Website:

This Week's Music at The Back Room

To do: Dinner and entertainment at the Back Room
When/Where: Oct 21-24, The Back Room at the Flat Rock Wine Shoppe, Flat Rock NC. 

October 20: Steven Whiteside 6:30pm  - Our Tuesday dinner music continues with Back Room favorite Steve
October 21: Open Mic 9:00pm - Come and join Heath Patrick for some great jamming!
October 22: The Corduroy Road Band 8:30pm - Let's welcome back this fine high energy band to our stage!
 October 23: Pond Water Experiment 9:00pm - Hailing from Florida, this band is taking Western North Carolina by storm!
October 24: Mark Bumgarner 9:00pm - Let's welcome Mark's singer songwriter talent to our stage for the first time.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Foot Stompin' Good Mountain Music

To do: Join the fun with Friday Nights' Old Fort Mountain Music
When/Where:  Oct 23, 7PM - until, The Rockett Building, Main Street, Old Fort NC
. Every Friday evening for more than a decade, folks have gathered to hear and play bluegrass and traditional mountain music. Nobodys paid, everyones welcome and coffee and sodas are still just a quarter! For more information call 1-888-233-6111.

Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair

To do: Get Warm and Fuzzy at the Animal Fiber Fair
When/Where:  Oct 23-25, Western North Carolina Agricultural Center, Fletcher (Asheville) NC.  The Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair provides exceptional educational workshops and demonstrations, hands-on opportunities, a variety of livestock shows, and a large assortment of terrific vendors. In addition to the great teachers  every year, Kathleen Taylor and Rita Buchanan will be at the fair as featured artists this year. There will also be book signings and more. Read the details...

13th Annual Pumpkin Fest

To do: Celebrate Fall at the Pumkin Fest
When/Where: Oct 23-24, Downtown Franklin NC
. Hayrides from East Franklin Shopping Center and 3pm - 5pm Trick or Treating for kids on the Highlands Road. Saturday,  9am to 5pm Street Festival along Main Street including:  Crafters, Famous Pumpkin Roll, Live Music all day, Pie Eating Contest, Games, Costume Contest and Parade, Food. Sponsored by the Town of Franklin, Franklin Main Street Program and Franklin Tourism Development Committee. Read more...

Wine and All that Jazz

To do: Enjoy Saturday Wine and Music
When/Where:  Oct 24, noon-6PM, Rag Apple Lassie Vinyards, Mount Airy NC. Bill Mann will be playing Lenna's favorite music: smooth jazz - on the tenor, alto or soprano saxophones - all afternoon - noon to six! Divine jazz and good wine -what a combo! Read more...

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pet-Friendly Bryson City Cabin

STONEWOOD CABIN  BRYSON CITY.   Stonewood Cabin is filled with character, convenience and charm. Equally suitable for couples, family or friends. PET FRIENDLY & kid friendly. Great location nestled on the side of a mountain only 2 miles to the Nantahala River and close to area attractions. 2BD 2BA plus sleeping loft - can accommodate 8 people. $100 - $150 night, $700-$875 week

Peanuts TM Last chance this weekend!

To do: Ride The Great Pumpkin Patch Express
When/Where:  Oct 23-25, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Bryson City NC. Meet Charlie Brown, Lucy and Snoopy, and select your own pumpkin. Enjoy hayrides, live musical entertainment, story telling, hay bale maze, bouncy horse, apple cider, peanuts gift shop, face painting, petting zoo and trick or treating! Kids, don't forget to wear your costumes! Departure times are 3:00 p.m. on Fridays and 11:30 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays & Sundays. Make reservations...

Stomppin' in Maggie Valley

To do:  Watch the Clogging Hall of Fame Competition
When/Where:  Oct 23-25, Stompin Grounds, Maggie Valley NC. Clogging competitors come to Maggie Valley & the Stompin Ground from all over the USA. This competition includes National clogging teams and individual competitions. (304) 872-5803

Marion's Bluegrass Music Jam

To do: Bluegrass Music Jam
When/Where:  Oct 22
, 7PM-9PM, Historic Marion Depot, Marion NC.  Open to all musicians, no scheduled performers. Outdoors (weather permitting), bring chairs or blankets. Free; 7-9pm, Marion Depot, Marion. For more information, call 828-652-2215 or visit

Fall Harvest Days in Fetcher

To do: Fall Harvest Days-Antique Engine & Tractor Show
When/Where: Oct 22-25
, 9AM-5PM, Western North Carolina Agricultural Center, Fletcher NC. The largest show in Western North Carolina featuring crafters, demonstrations, farm tools, antique engines, antique tractor pulls & swap meet. The Western North Carolina Agricultural Center is one of the finest multi-use facilities in America.

Natural Perspectives

To do:  Natural Perspectives Photographic Exhibit
When/Where:  Oct 21 - Nov 14
, Gallery 86 located at 86 N Main St, Waynesville NC. The Haywood County Arts Councils Gallery 86 is proud to present Natural Perspectives, an exhibition of photographic work by Vietnam Veteran, George Schober. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The artists reception with Mr. Schober will be held on Friday, November 6, 2009 from 6:00pm-9:00pm. In celebration of the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, Voices in the Laurel Childrens Choir will perform a selection of patriotic songs at the reception beginning at 6:00pm.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

"The Woman In Black" at The Flat Rock

To do: Flat Rock Playhouse presentation of "The Woman In Black"
When/Where:  Oct 21-Nov1
, Flat Rock Playhouse, Flat Rock NC. A keen young solicitor is sent to wind up the affairs of a recently deceased woman who lived a strange reclusive life alone in a remote and mysterious house. Performances are Wed.-Sun. 8:15pm & 2:15pm. Flat Rock Playhouse, The State Theatre of North Carolina, is considered one of the "Top Ten Theaters in the Country". The Playhouse produces Broadway quality plays. Read more...

Octoberfest at NOC in Bryson City

To do: Octoberfest featuring Tour de Nantahala

When/Where:  Oct  23-25,  NANTAHALA OUTDOOR CENTER. The Octoberfest  feature the Tour de Nantahala Road Ride. This fall festival will keep you entertained with a 5k trail run, special German cuisine featured at the NOC family of restaurants, pumpkin games, and more!
Contact: 800-232-7238

Ghost Train Halloween Festival

To do: Tweetsie Railroad's Ghost Train Halloween Festival
When/Where: Oct 16-17, 23-24, 30-31, Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock NC. Advanced tickets recommended. Full Scream Ahead on the Tweetsie Railroad! Safe, scarey fun including: Ghost Train rides, Haunted House, Halloween Shows, 3-D maze, trick or treating and NEW THIS YEAR - Freaky Forest. Read more and purchase tickets...

Live Music Tonight at the Knife and Fork

To do: Live music and great food
When/Where:  Oct 17
, 6PM-9PM, Knife and Fork, Spruce Pine NC. Enjoy a great dinner along with the music of Bob Early & Paul Feldman. For reservations call 828-765