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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, [...]

Hiking Trails

Joyce Kilmer Memorial Trail  The 2 mile figure-eight loop trail begins at the main parking area and climbs to Poplar Cove. The lower portion of the loop climbs the side of the cove. The other half follows the creek for a ways. At the middle of the figure “8” is a stone monument, with a [...]

Cherohala Skyway

The Cherohala Skyway is a 43 mile National Forest Scenic Byway that connects Robbinsville, N.C., (Hwy. 143), to Tellico Plains, TN., (Hwy. 165).   Often referred to as “A Drive Among The Clouds”; the Cherohala is named for the two national forests that it crosses; the Cherokee in Tennessee and the Nantahala in North Carolina. [...]

Community Spotlight – Brasstown

Step back in time to a quiet, rural farm community that has also been described as a modest “artisan village”.  Brasstown is unincorporated and partially located in Clay County, North Carolina, while roughly one third of it is within the adjacent Cherokee County, North Carolina. Cherokee County is the last, but by no means the [...]

Fall 2017 Events

Hayesville

October 21  The Return Peacock Playhouse
November 11 Candy Cane Market Ridges Golf Club
December 2 Lighting of the Square Downtown Hayesville

Brasstown

October 13 Concert Series – Hoot & Hollar Keith House – John C. Campbell Folk School
October 20 Concert Series – The Clydes Keith House – John C. Campbell Folk School
October 21 Artist Reception Highlander Gallery
October 21 – 22 Punkin Chunkin  Brasstown – Settawig Rd.
October 27 Contra & Square Dance Keith House – John C. Campbell Folk School
October 28 Halloween Costume Dance Keith House – John C. Campbell Folk School
November 4 Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction Keith House – John C. Campbell Folk School
November 10 Concert Series – Faith Willin Keith House – John C. Campbell Folk School
November 11 Artist Reception Highlander Gallery
November 18 Contra & Square Dance Keith House – John C. Campbell Folk School

Murphy

October 14, 21, 28 Murphy’s Farmer’s Market L&N Depot
October 14, 21, 28 Mountain Folk Center Farmer’s Marlet Hwy 64W; 3 miles past 19/129
October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 Live Music Chevelle’s
October 28 2nd Annual Running with the Law Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office
November 3 Murphy Art Walk Downtown Murphy
November 3, 4,10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 Live Music Chevelle’s
November 4 Kickin Asphalt 5K & 10K Hiawassee Valley Pool & Wellness Center
November 4 Barrel Race Cherokee Co. Fairgrounds Arena
November 16 – 18 Cocoa with Santa The Hackney Warehouse
November 18 Holiday Craft Show Peachtree Community Center
December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 Live Music Chevelle’s
December 1 Christmas Tree Lighting Downtown Murphy
December 2 Hometown Christmas Parade Downtown Murphy

Andrews

October 13 Tessia Andrews Brewing Company
October 14, 21, 28 Andrews Farmer’s Market Hall Memorial Park
October 14, 21, 28; November  Jimmy’s Pick-n-Grin 220 Country Hearth Ln. Andrews
October 19, 26 Ladies Night w/Krystal Andrews Brewing Company
October 20-22 & 27-20 The Addams Family Musical Valleytown Cultural Arts Center
October 27-28 Harvest Festival Andrews Public Library
November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Ladies Night w/Krystal Andrews Brewing Company
November 18 Christmas on Main Street Downtown Andrews
Dec. 7, 14,  Ladies Night w/Krystal Andrews Brewing Company

Nantahala

October 18-22 National Paddlesports Conference Nantahala Outdoor Center
October 22 Southeastern Downriver Championship Nantahala Outdoor Center
October 28 NOCtoberfest Nantahala Outdoor Center
November 3-5 North American Trials Series Nantahala Outdoor Series

Robbinsville

October 14 Volvo Dragon Slayers Tail of the Dragon
October 14 Classic Hondas on the Dragon Tail of the Dragon
October 14 1st Annual Tame the Dragon Car Meet Tail of the Dragon
October 20 Corvette’s on the Dragon Tail of the Dragon
October 20 SAABs on the Tail of the Dragon Tail of the Dragon
October 20-21 Harvest Festival Stecoah Valley Arts Center: Lynn L. Shields Auditorium
October 28 Cobalt Nation Ecotec Nation Tail of the Dragon
November 3 Tougefest Tail of the Dragon
November 24-25 Arts & Crafts Drive-About Tour Stecoah Valley Arts Center
December 2 Breakfast with Santa Stecoah Valley Center
December 2 Christmas in the Mountains Stecoah Valley Center

Franklin

October 14, 19, 21 Smoke on the Mountain Smoky Mountain Performing Arts
October 12-14 11th Annual Autumn Leaves Craft Show Macon County Fairgrounds
October 21 21st Annual Pumpkin Fest Main Street – Downtown Franklin
October 26 Down Home Gospel Smoky Mountain Performing Arts
October 27 Hotel Transylvania Movie & Trick or Treat Party Smoky Mountain Performing Arts
October 28 Classic Monsters Haunt Scottish Tartans Museum
October 28 A Glimpse of His Last Days Smoky Mountain Performing Arts
October 30 Halloween in the Park Macon County Veterans Memorial Park
November 4 An Evening with Dailey & Vincent Smoky Mountain Performing Arts
November 11 Toys for Tots & Car Show Countryside Chevrolet
November 11 Veterans Parade Main Street – Downtown Franklin
November 11 Jamie Grace Smoky Mountain Performing Arts
November 25 Winter Wonderland Nights Main Street – Downtown Franklin
November 26 Franklin’s Annual Christmas Parade Main Street – Downtown Franklin
December 1 Brasstown Ringers Christmas Concert Franklin United Methodist Church
December 1 The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Smoky Mountain Performing Arts
December 2 Winter Wonderland Nights Main Street – Downtown Franklin
December 3 Cowee Christmas Historic Cowee School Arts & Heritage
December 8 & 9 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Smoky Mountain Performing Arts
December 14 Troy Burns Family Christmas Smoky Mountain Performing Arts