Welcome 2018-04-06T19:18:38+00:00

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Your Local Guide to the SW North Carolina Mountains. Let the Vacation Guide in the Mountains help you find Events, Festivals, and Recreational Activities.
Find the best local places to Eat, Shop, and lodge!

Every Issue we will feature a Community Spotlight and point you in the right direction of Hiking Trails, Waterfalls, or Scenic Road Trips in our area.

Tell them you “Found them in the Vacation Guide”

AREA HIGHLIGHTS

Community Spotlight – Hayesville

Spend your vacation in a relaxing small community with breathtaking views of majestic mountains and the sparkling pristine waters of Lake Chatuge. The resort town of Hayesville has Old World Charm to keep you coming back year round. The heart of Hayesville is the little square in downtown with many activities such as craft shows, [...]

Gem Mining in Franklin

Western North Carolina has a complex geologic history, resulting in rich deposits of beautiful gems and minerals that attract gem hunters, rock collectors, mineralogists and geologists alike. Franklin, NC is known as the Gem Mining Capital of the World and can be traced back to 1870 when companies began mining corundum in Macon County. Sapphires [...]

Cherokee Botanical Sanctuary

Along the Quanassee Path between Spikebuck Mound/Quanassee Town site and the Cherokee Homestead Exhibit is the Cherokee Botanical Sanctuary. This section of the Quanassee Path may be accessed across from Clay County Veterans Recreation Park on Anderson Street or at the Cherokee Homestead Exhibit. This 0.3 mile section of the trail, which follows Town Creek [...]

View The Best of Northeast Georgia Arts

Visitor’s delight in “The Arts Tour” that will begin for the Summer Season on June 8,9, & 10th. This event also includes Lodging & Dining facilities to visit in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains. This is a special event for the Northeast Georgia area to see galleries & working studios in a six county area [...]

Waterfalls in SW North Carolina

Rufus Morgan Falls - moderate hike in the Franklin area Directions are as follows: Get on Hwy 64 west from the intersection of 64/28/441/23 in Franklin for about 4 miles and turn right on Old Murphy Rd. Then turn left on SR1310 - Wayah Rd - less than 1/4 mile down. It’s just past the [...]

Spring/Summer Events 2018

HAYESVILLE

Every Fri. & Sat. Live Music Chevelle’s
June 8, 9, & 10 Arts Tour Hayesville
June 23 Wine Under the Stars Live Band -Gnarly Fingers  Eagle Fork Vineyards 7pm-10pm Call 828-389-8466 to Reserve
July 4th 4th of July & Fireworks Downtown Hayesville & Ballfield
July 14 Songwriter’s Showcase Peacock Performing Arts
July 21 Wine Under the Stars Live Band -Lisa & The Boys Eagle Fork Vineyards 7pm-10pm Call 828-389-8466 to Reserve
August 4 1st Annual Clay County Golf Tournament Ridges Mountain Harbour Golf Course
August 10 Lend Me a Tenor Peacock Performing Arts
August 18 Wine Under the Stars Live Band -Gnarly Fingers Eagle Fork Vineyards 7pm-10pm Call 828-389-8466 to Reserve

BRASSTOWN

June 15 Boomchuck Swing Time John C. Campbell Folk School, Festival Barn
June 22 Steve Hickman & John Devine John C. Campbell Folk School, Festival Barn
July 8-14 Dance Musicians’ Week John C. Campbell Folk School, Keith House
July 13 Dance Musicians’ Week Staff Concert John C. Campbell Folk School, Festival Barn
July 20 The Band Kelley John C. Campbell Folk School, Festival Barn
July 27 Waltz Workshop: Basivs & Beyond John C. Campbell Folk School, Keith House
August 3 Campbell Folk School Cloggers John C. Campbell Folk School, Festival Barn
August 10 Dulcimer Celebration John C. Campbell Folk School, Festival Barn’

MURPHY

Every Fri. & Sat. Live Music Chevelle’s
June 9 Splash Into Summer Kids’ Fair Konehete Park
June 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4 Murphy Farmer’s Market L&N Depot
July 7 4th of July Big Celebration Konehete Park

ANDREWS

June 13, 20, 27, July 4, 11, 18, 25, August 1 Trivia Night Hoppy Trout
July 27 Art & Wine  Andrews Library

NANTAHALA

June 16 Paddle with the Pros with Jez Jess Nantahala Outdoor Center
August 4  Paddle Grapple Nantahala Outdoor Center
August 4 The Big Float with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Nantahala Outdoor Center

ROBBINSVILLE

June 8, 15, 29, July 13, 20, 27, August 10 Music on the Square Downtown Robbinsville
June 15-16 Flaming Azalea Festival Downtown Robbinsville
June 22-23 Arts & Craft Drive-About Tour Graham & Swain County
June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4 Summer Concerts  Lynn L. Shields Auditorium
July 6-7 Heritage Festival Downtown Robbinsville
August 4 Cheoah River Release Cheoah River

FRANKLIN

June 8 Taylor Manson: Ventriloquist, Musician & Comedian Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts
June 16 Taste of Scotland Festival Downtown Franklin
July 4 Parade & Fireworks Downtown Franklin
July 14 Appalachian Heritage Festival Downtown Franklin
July 27 The Sock Hops Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts
July 27-29 52nd Annual Macon County Gemboree Robert C Carpenter Community Center
August 3 Slipper When Wet – Bon Jovi Tribute Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts
August 10-11 10th Annual Mountain High BBQ Festival & Car Show Macon County Fairgrounds