Sunday, September 28, 2014

2014 Colorfest Ats and Crafts Fair Includes Exceptional Live Music

October 4, 2014 in downtown Dillsboro NC  -  The 6th Annual ColorFest, Dillsboro Fine Arts and Crafts Fair will include local entertainers live on stage. Those who love musicians who gather around and play because it’s in their blood, this program is for you.  Come prepared to hear the guitar, the banjo, the mandolin, and more, plus clogging at it’s best.  

There will be six full hours of entertainment, beginning at 10 AM. From 10 AM - 11 AM, hear the toe-tappin' blues music of Sugar Barnes and Dave McGill. From 11 AM - 12 noon the J. Creek Cloggers will dance their hearts out. From 12 PM - 1 PM welcome Carolina Dust,  a duo who play a variety of instruments with harmony vocals. From 1 PM -2 PM Ron Smith will entertain with guitar and banjo, playing a variety of music styles. Join the Productive Paranoia group from 2 PM -3 PM, a youthful band who excel in bluegrass and country. Then, from 3 PM -4 PM the legendary Henry Queen will entertain, singing and playing old time mountain music.  Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a colorful autumn in Dillsboro during a festival filled with color - the ColorFest.

ColorFest, Art and Taste of Appalachia   Autumn's colors and flavors take center stage  during this popular annual festival. This arts and food event fills the sidewalks of Dillsboro with a variety of mountain artisans demonstrating their skills, plus food vendors serving up a taste of the North Carolina mountains.  Local musicians and street entertainers add music to festivities, while restaurants and shops are open to serve the crowds throughout the day.  10 AM - 4 PM

Monday, September 22, 2014

Tweetsie Railroad Halloween Ghost Train Begins this Weekend

September 26 - November 1, 2014 Friday and Saturday evenings    Ghost Train Halloween Festival at Tweetsie Railroad Advanced ticket purchase is recommended for this very popular event. The ghastly special events include Ghost Train Rides Exciting Haunted House, Halloween Shows, 3-D Maze, Black Hole™, Trick-or-treating and the Freak Forest.

Find local lodging and information on the Blowing Rock Visitor Guide, Linville Visitor Guide and Banner Elk Visitor Guide. 


Friday, September 19, 2014

Flock to the Rock at Chimney Rock Park State Park

September 20 - 21, 2014   6th Annual Flock to the Rock at Chimney Rock State Park   (No additional cost with paid Park admission but “Early Bird” Watch is extra)  The region’s premier fall migration birding event held at Chimney Rock, a birder’s paradise and official site on the NC Birding Trail.
The event features live Birds of Prey programs with a Red-tailed Hawk and Great Horned Owl, this weekend includes bird walks guided by local experts, workshops ranging from bird photography to hummingbirds and family nature walks. Kids can get in on the fun too, dissecting owl pellets to see what these birds of prey eat. 

Find links for lodging, dining and attractions on the Chimney Rock NC Visitor Guide.  


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Chimney Rock State Park Guided Walks

September 19, 2014  Wild Mushroom Walks in Chimney Rock Park   Mushrooms can be found popping up all over Chimney Rock in the summer and early fall, especially after rainfall. Enjoy a casual Friday hike seeking a variety of fascinating fungi along the Four Seasons or Great Woodland Adventure trail. Meet by Grady's Animal Discovery Den in the Meadows - limited to 20 participants, first come basis. This event is included with the Park admission.

Chimney Rock State Park is named for a 500 million-year-old giant granite monolith overlooking Hickory Nut Gorge. Visitors are awed by the breathtaking view that spreads 1200 vertical feet beneath them and 75 miles across the Carolinas. The now state owned park encompasses 1,000 acres offers the best of the mountains in one place with spectacular 75-mile views, hiking trails for all ages, a 404-foot waterfall, a variety of special events and much more.

Get links for local lodging, dining and information on the
Chimney Rock NC Visitor Guide 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Antiques and Collectibles this weekend in West Jefferson

September 19 - 20, 2014  Olde Time Antiques Fair   Celebrate Old Town History and Heritage in a festival-like setting in Historic West Jefferson. The event features booths from locals and the general region selling antiques and collectibles. Various businesses, restaurants and Farmers Market in downtown will be participating in this event as well. 

Musical entertainment will be part of the celebration with Stephen Freeman as Elvis on Friday, from 6-8 PM. Bring the whole family for a fun retrospective trip back to the "good ole days". Event times are Friday from 1-8 PM and Saturday from 8 AM-5 PM.

Learn more about West Jefferson NC HERE.  


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Mountain Song Festival this weekend in Brevard

September 12-13, 2014  9th Annual Mountain Song Festival   held in the beautiful covered, open-air auditorium by the lake at Brevard Music Center. This foot-stomping, banjo-picking celebration of bluegrass and newgrass music will feature Steep Canyon Rangers, O'Brian 3 and Carolina Chocolate drops.

The event supports the Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania County and has become a premier southeastern festival drawing 5000 music lovers annually.

Get links for local information on the Brevard NC Visitor Guide

Monday, September 8, 2014

Mountain Spirits: Live Music this weekend at the Classic WIne Seller

September 12, 7 PM at The Classic WineSeller, 20 Church Street in downtown Waynesville NC - Enjoy Mike Pilgrim on the mandolin, Don Mercz on guitar and Drew Kirkpatrick playing "Gypsy Jazz" live this Friday night along with all the usual Wine Seller food and beverages. The Tapas and small plate fare begins at 4 PM. $10 per person food minimum.

September 13 beginning at 7 PM dine to the music of recording artist Richard Shulman, composer-pianist with standards as well as original songs. Reservations are recommended.

Find complete local visitor information on the Waynesville NC Visitor Guide.