Western North Carolina Events Calendar
Brevard & Transylvania County
10/1-4, 7-11 & 14-18: Open Show “Figure & Form” @ TC Arts Council
10/1, 4, 8 & 11: Intro to HandBuilding @ TC Arts Council
10/1: Visitor’s Day @ Southern Highlands Reserve
10/1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 &31: Pottery Open Studio Evenings @ TC Arts Council
10/1, 8, 15, 29: Women’s Backpacking Class & Overnight Trip @ Island Ford Adventures,4703 Island Ford Road
10/2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: Dart Night at the Taproom @ Forks of the River Taproom
10/3, 10, 17, 24 & 31: Bear Lake Sea Kayaking Guided Paddle @ Headwaters Outfitters
10/3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 & 31: Waterfalls ‘n Wine @ Pisgah Nat’l Forest
10/3-6, 10-13, 17-20, 24-27 & 31: Brevard’s Nonprofit Community Cinema @ Pisgah Film House
10/4, 11, 18 & 25: Lake Toxaway Comm Ctr Dinner & Music @ Lake Toxaway Comm Ctr
10/5: Fly Fishing Academy @ Davidson River Outfitters
10/5-6, 12-13, 19-20 & 26-27: Colors of Fall Guided Paddle @ Headwaters Outfitters
10/5-6, 12-13, 19-20 & 26-27: Hunger Games Filming Location Tour “The Arena” @ DuPont State Forest
10/5: Rosman’s “Heritage Day” @ Rosman Town Hall
10/5, 12, 19 & 26: Creekside After 5 @ Creekside Market, 8960 Greenville Hwy
10/7, 21: Nature Nuts: Squirrels @ Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education
10/7, 21: Eco-Explorers: Raising Trout @ Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education
10/11-12, 18-19 & 25-26: Pumpkin Fest @ Silvermont Mansion
10/12: 6th Annual White Squirrel Cycling Classic @ Oskar Blues Brewery
10/12, 20: Fly Fishing 101 @ Davidson River Outfitters
10/12: Guided Walking Tours @ Transylvania Heritage Museum
10/13: Beachin’ It with the Band of Oz @ GlenLaurel Preserve
10/13: Fly Fishing 101 @ Headwaters Outfitters
10/15: Intro to Wheel Throwing @ TC Arts Council
10/15: Garden Room Tour – Viewsite @ Southern Highlands Reserve
10/15: Bag Lunch Arts @ Transylvania Cty Library
10/17, 24: Second Look Films @ Transylvania Cty Library
10/19: Art in the Park: Connestee Art League of Brevard @ Brevard Elementary School
10/19: Hunter Subaru Trick or Trail 5k & 1-Mile Spooky Sprint @ DuPont State Forest
10/20: Free Paddling 101 Clinic @ Headwaters Outfitters
10/25 & 28-31: “Mythological Creatures” @ TC Arts Council
10/26: Flight of the Vampire 5k & Fun Run @ 200 West Main Street, Brevard
10/26: Halloweenfest 2019 @ Downtown Brevard
10/29: Map Reading & Navigation Hike @ Pisgah Nat’l Forest
For TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY: (Brevard, Balsam Grove, Cedar Mountain, Lake Toxaway, Pisgah Forest, Rosman) – Brevard & Transylvania County Upcoming Events
For BUNCOMBE COUNTY: (Asheville, Leicester, Black Mountain, Avery Creek, Bent Creek, Biltmore Forest, Fairview, Montreat, Royal Pines, Swannanoa, Weaverville, Woodfin) – Buncombe County Events
Bryson City & Swain County
10/1-5: Cherokee Indian Fair @ Cherokee NC
10/1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: Open Mic @ Mountain Layers Brewery
10/2, 4-5, 7, 9, 11-12, 14, 16, 18-19, 21, 23 & 25-26: Bonfire & Stories @ Oconaluftee Islands Park
10/2, 9, 16, 23 & 29: Trivia Night @ Mountain Layers Brewery
10/3 & 17: Music Jams @ Marianna Black Library
10/4, 11, 18 & 25: Farmer’s Market @117 Island Street
10/4-6, 11-13, 18-20 & 25-27: Peanuts Pumpkin Patch Express @ GSMR, Bryson City Depot
10/4-6, 11-13, 18-20 & 25-27: Live Music @ Mountain Layers Brewery
10/4: Rhonda Vincent @ Smoky Mtn Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin
10/5-6: Fall Festival at the Folk School @ Folk School
10/5: ColorFest @ Downtown Dillsboro
10/5: Music Jam at GSMNP @ Oconaluftee Visitor Center
10-12: Second Annual Pancake Festival @ 76 Main Street, Bryson City
10/12: Car Show – Spirit of the Smokies – Downtown Dillsboro
10/12: Cherokee Heritage Day @ Museum of the Cherokee Indian
10/12: Fun Run – The Great Bacon Chase @ Aquarium Park
10/12: Tim Hawkins @ Smoky Mtn Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin
10/18-19: Rod Run – Cruise the Smokies @ Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds
10/18-19: Storytelling & Campfire – Harvest Festival @ Stecoah Valley Center
10/19: Rotary Club of Bryson City – Art Auction, Wine Social & Pig Roast @ Bryson City
10/19: The Gibson Brothers @ Stecoah Valley Center
10/19: Journey Tribute Banks @ Smoky Mtn Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin
10/25-31: Witch’s Brew Release Party @ Nantahala Brewing Company, Bryson City
10/26: Harvest Festival & Plow Day @ Darnell Farms
10/26: NOCtoberfest @ Nantahala Outdoor Center
10/31: Trick or Treat @ Downtown Bryson City
For SWAIN & GRAHAM: (Almond, Bryson City, Whittier/Swain, Cherokee, Nantahala, Fontana Lake Estates, Fontana Dam, Robbinsville, Lake Santeetlah) – Bryson City Events, Graham County – Calendar of Events
For CHEROKEE COUNTY: (Murphy, Beaverdam, Hothouse, Notla, Shoal Creek, Valleytown) – Visit Cherokee County Calendar
For JACKSON COUNTY: (Sylva, Cullowhee, Dillsboro, Webster, Whittier/Jackson) – Jackson County – Chamber of Commerce
Waynesville & Haywood County
10/1: Haywood County Fairgrounds Monthly Events @ Haywood Cty Fairgrounds
10/4: Art after Dark @ Downtown Waynesville
10/5, 12, 19: Art Demonstration @ Haywood Cty Arts Council Gallery
10/6, 20: Alpaca Farm Visit@ Sugg Plantation & Alpaca Farm, Maggie Valley
10/7: Haywood County Arts Council Monthly Exhibits @ Haywood Cty Arts Council
10/8: Classic Hike of the Smokies @ Hyatt Ridge Loop Trail
10/10-12: High Country Quilt Show @ First Baptist Church of Maggie Valley
10-12: Bethel Half Marathon & 5k @ Canton, NC
10/12: Autumn Leaves Craft Show @ Haywood Cty Fairgrounds
10/12: 36th Annual Church Street Art & Craft Show @ Main Street Waynesville
10/18-20: Arsenic & Old Lace @ Hart Theatre
10/19 : Maggie Valley Fall Arts & Craft Show @ Maggie Valley Festival Grounds
10/19: Apple Harvest Festival @ Downtown Waynesville
10/20: Maggie Valley Concert Series @ Maggie Valley Community Pavilion
10/25: Smokin’ Rods in the Smokies @ Maggie Valley Festival Grounds
10/26: Maggie Valley Monster Mash @ Maggie Valley Community Pavilion
10/31: Treats on the Street @ Downtown Waynesville
For HAYWOOD COUNTY: (Waynesville, Canton, Clyde, Hazelwood, Lake Junaluska, Maggie Valley) – Haywood County Tourism Development Authority – Maggie, Valley, Waynesville, Lake Junaluska, Canton, Clyde, Downtown Waynesvile Calendar of Events
For MACON COUNTY: (Franklin, Otto, Scaly Mountain) – Macon County – Franklin Chamber of Commerce Events
Ongoing Events You Don't Want to Miss!
Brevard & Transylvania County
The Transylvania Farmers Market is located in Brevard, NC, just off East Main Street behind Comporium at the corner of Johnson and Jordan Streets. The Market is open on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (May through November) and 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (December through April).
Brevard Flea Market every Saturday from April 7th through the end of October (not open if it rains). This is a FREE outdoor family & pet friendly event.
March: BANFF Film Festival
June-August: Brevard Music Center Summer Festival
September: The Mountain Song Festival
November: The Couch Potato Mountain Biking Race
December: Christmas Parade & Twilight Tour
Bryson City & Swain County
Live Music Venues – Bryson City and surrounding area entertainment venues.
Swain County Farmer’s Market 9am-1pm, Fridays, May-Oct.
Semi-Annual Arts & Crafts Drive-About, a free semi-annual tour of artists studios and galleries in Bryson City and Swain & Graham counties. 10 am – 5 pm each day.
Movies On Everett Outdoor screen, begins at dusk. Fridays, May – August. Parking lot behind red caboose. Free movies. Bring or rent lawn chair.
Bryson City Annual 4th of July Freedom Fest celebration begins with the Rotary Club Firecracker 5K and then continues with local artisans and crafters, festival foods, and fun events including Kids Zone where you’ll find a multiple bouncy houses, a watermelon contest & more, and an evening of incredible, local entertainment.
Fall in the Smokies! A guide to enjoying the peak fall colors, fall festivals and special train rides.
Check out the annual Smoky Mountain Fly Fishing Festival held each fall in downtown Bryson City.
A Bryson City Christmas is not to be missed! The streets are decorated with holiday lights and garlands; and shops offer plenty of gifts and one-of-a-kind arts and crafts, as well as tasty foods and wines. You can also board the Polar Express for a seasonal train ride.
Waynesville & Haywood County
The annual May RAMP FESTIVAL has been running for 80+ years highlighting ramps; a native wild onion, harvested in the spring from the mountainsides, which can be eaten raw or cooked. Come out to Waynesville for a full meal featuring ramps, crafts, variety of vendors, live music & more!
Spend July 4th at the annual Stars & Stripes Celebration in Downtown Waynesville! The restaurants and shops are open with sidewalk sales and live music and entertainment is located throughout downtown and on the courthouse lawn. “Kids on Main” children’s parade starts at the courthouse and proceeds down Main Street at 11:00 am. Great family fun for all ages!
When the weather stars to cool, heat things up in the fall at the annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival offering two nights of the finest traditional music and dance of the Southern Appalachian Region.
Magical moments & memories fill the Wayneville downtown district over the holidays. Events include the 12 Days of Christmas, the annual Christmas Parade and “A NIGHT before CHRISTMAS” shopping event. Check out the downtown calendar for this year’s special line-up of events!