Community Spotlight: Andrews & Nanatahala Gorge

Andrews is located in a serene valley in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The Valley Town Township is a long open valley floor that appears against the towering mountains surrounding this peaceful community. Valley River Mountains to the south, Snowbird Mountains to the north which are both a part of the Nantahala National [...]

Community Spotlight – Robbinsville

At an altitude of 2,150 feet, the little town of Robbinsville has a natural beauty that is still unspoiled by crowds and is truly a rare find in today’s world. Located  in North Carolina, Graham County is closely aligned with the Nantahala National Forest and borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Appalachian Trail [...]

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, [...]

Community Spotlight: Murphy

Before Europeans came, the native Cherokee Indians survived on this pristine land by hunting, gathering and farming.   Known to them as Tianusi-yi or (the Leech Place)  the area was named after a legend of a giant leech that lived in the River.  While white settlers bought their land, Cherokees grew dependent on European trade and [...]

Community Spotlight – Franklin

In a valley surrounded by some of the oldest mountains on earth, the Cherokee knew the area as "Nikwasi" or "center of activity". The downtown area of Franklin was an old Cherokee Town and the remains of Nikwasi Mound are still visible today that mark the location of Nikwasi's townhouse. The city was named for [...]

Summer 2017 Events


August 11 – 20 Don’t Dress for Dinner Peacock Playhouse

August  18 Friday Night Concert Series On the Square – Hayesville

August 19 SolarFeast Historic Hayesville Downtown Square

September 1, 8 Friday Night Concert Series On the Square – Hayesville

September 2 Sentimental Journey Orchestra Peacock Playhouse

September  16 Cherokee Heritage Festival Cherokee Homestead Exhibit

September 18 Songwriters Showcase Peacock Playhouse

October 5-15 Deathtrap Peacock Playhouse

October 7 5th Annual Steins & Wine Historic Downtown Square


August  11, 25 Race Shootout / Thunder Series Tri-County Race Track

August 11, 25 Concert Series Keith House – John C. Campbell Folk School

August 12, 26 Contra & Square Dance John C. Campbell  Folk School

August 21 SolarFest Payne’s Field – Settawig Road

August 26 Brasstown Concert Series Brasstown Community Center

September 1 Scottish Heritage Week Concert Keith House – John C. Campbell Folk School

September 4, 16, 29 Labor Race/ Go Carts 14th Annual Tarheel Tri-County Race Track

September 7, 15, 22, 29 Concert Series Keith House – John C. Campbell Folk School

September 8, 23 Contra & Square Dance John C. Campbell  Folk School

October 6-7 Monster Mash Truck Weekend Tri-County Race Track

October 7- 8 Folk School Fall Festival John C. Campbell  Folk School


August 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 Live Music Chevelle’s

August  12, 19, 26, Murphy’s Farmer’s Market L & N Depot

August  12, 19, 26, Mountain Folk Center Farmer’s Market Hwy. 64 West 3 miles past 19/129

August 18, 19 Solar Eclipse at the MAC Murphy Art Center

August 19, 20, 21 Camping in the Vines Great American Solar Eclipse 4689 Martins Creek Road, Murphy

August  21 Great American Solar Eclipse Line Celebration Konehetta Park

August 26 Battle Lines Series Barrel Race Cherokee Co. Fairgrounds Arena

August  26 Grapes & Grace Charity  Wine & Beer Festival Cherokee Cellars – Dwtn. Murphy

September 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 Live Music Chevelle’s

September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Murphy’s Farmer’s Market L & N Depot

September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Mountain Folk Center Farmer’s Market Hwy. 64 West 3 miles past 19/129

September 9 Open Horse Show Cherokee Co. Fairgrounds Arena

September 23 Daddy Daughter Dance The Hackney Warehouse

October 6 Murphy Art Walk Downtown Murphy

October 6, 7, 13, 14 Live Music Chevelle’s

October 7, 14 Murphy’s Farmer’s Market L & N Depot

October 7, 14 Mountain Folk Center Farmer’s Market Hwy. 64 West 3 miles past 19/129

October 7 – 8 Cherokee Co. Mountain Crafters Festival Murphy High School


August 11, 25 Bluegrass Jam Callaboose Cellards

August  12, 19, 26 Jimmy’s Pick-n-Grin 220 Country Hearth Ln. Andrews

August  12, 19, 26 Andrews Farmer’s Market Hall Memorial Park

August  12, 18, 20, 26 Concert Series Andrews Brewing Company

August  21 Great American Solar Eclipse Line Celebration Hall Memorial Park

August  26 Tri-State Disc Golf Championship Heritage Park Disc Course

September 1, Concert Series Andrews Brewing Company

September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Jimmy’s Pick-n-Grin 220 Country Hearth Ln. Andrews

September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Andrews Farmer’s Market Hall Memorial Park

September 30 Oktoberfest Andrews Hall Memorial Park

October 7, 14 Andrews Farmer’s Market Hall Memorial Park


August 12, 26 Concert Series Nantahala Outdoor Center

August 21 Great American Solar Eclipse Adventures Nantahala Outdoor Center

September 2, 3, Concert Series Nantahala Outdoor Center

September 22 – 24 Guest Appreciation Festival Nantahala Outdoor Center


August 11 Capturing the Solar Eclipse Stecoah Valley Arts Center

August 12 Fontana Dam Bluegrass Festival Fontana Village

August  12, 19, 26 Summer Concert Series Stecoah Valley Arts Center

August 17 Outsmarting the Dragon Tail of the Dragon

August 19, 20 Craft & Antique Fair High School – Robbinsville

August 21 Total Solar Eclipse Event Stecoah Valley Arts Center

August  20 – 21 Fontana Village Eclipse Event Fontana Village

September 8, 14, 22, 28 Sportbike Rally, Fall Meet, EcoBooST Take Over, Camero Tail of the Dragon

September 9 Cheoah River Release Cheoah River

September 10 – 14 Fall Accent on the Rounds Fontana Village

September 21 – 23 Fontana Clogging Jamboree Fontana Village

October 6, 7, 14 Clinic, Climb, Camp, Attack the Dragon Tail of the Dragon


August 11 Shenandoah Smoky Mountain Performing Arts

August 11 – 12 9th Annual Mountain High BBQ Festival & Car Show Macon Co. Fairgrounds

August 19 A Return Tribute to the Beatles Smoky Mountain Performing Arts

August 19 13th Annual Franklin Area Folk Festival Historic Cowee School Arts & Heritage

August 21 Total Eclipse Nasa Live Stream & Block Party Bash Smoky Mountain Performing Arts

August 21 Eclipse Block Party Main Street – Downtown Franklin

August 26 Summer Concert Series – Zoe & Cloyd Historic Cowee School Arts & Heritage

September 1 Crowder Smoky Mountain Performing Arts

September 14 Bill Engvall Smoky Mountain Performing Arts

September 16 Summer Concert Series – Becky Buller Band Historic Cowee School Arts & Heritage

September 30 Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn Smoky Mountain Performing Arts

October 5, 7, 12, 14 Smoke on the Mountain Smoky Mountain Performing Arts

October 12-14 11th Annual Autumn Leaves Craft Show Macon County Fairgrounds