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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 [...]

Longer Hiking Trails for Adventure

or Visit for a Day Trip in North Carolina’s Wilderness Area Fires Creek Trail -  Hayesville The 25-mile Rim Trail follows the ridge around Fires Creek Wildlife Management Area.  The trail, marked with blue blazes, has several access roads and trails. Camping offered at Huskins Branch Hunter and Bristol Horse Camps. Dispersed camping sites are [...]

Community Spotlight: Murphy, NC

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) 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 adopted many [...]

Wildlife in North Carolina

Wild Turkeys – Game species throughout North Carolina Turkeys are once again common in North Carolina, thanks to a restoration program implemented by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. The male eastern wild turkey has dark plumage with striking bronze, copper and green iridescent colors. Males have a growth of bristle-like feathers known as the “beard” [...]

Waterfalls

North Shoal Creek Falls  - The falls is not a steep one, but it is wide and framed in a beautiful setting, making it a popular spot for photographers. To get there is an adventure of its own, as you go through old logging roads to a beautiful spots next to Lake Apalachia. From Murphy, [...]

Spring/Summer Events 2017

Hayesville

June 17
Angie Aparo’s Concert
“Follow the Good” Benefit for Haiti
Peacock Playhouse

July 8
Songwriters Showcase 20
Peacock Playhouse

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

Brasstown

June 8, 16, 23
Concert Series
Keith House – John C. Campbell Folk School

June 10, 24
Brasstown Concert Series
Brasstown Community Center

June14, 21, 28
Brasstown Farmer’s Market
Brasstown

June 16, 23
Race Shootout
Tri-County Race Track

June 17
Contra & Square Dance
John C. Campbell  Folk School

July 1
Contra & Square Dance
John C. Campbell  Folk School

July 3, 17
Fireworks & Races
Tri-County Race Track

July 5,12, 19, 26
Brasstown Farmer’s Market
Brasstown

July 8, 22
Brasstown Concert Series
Brasstown Community Center

July 8
Annual Shape Note Singing
John C. Campbell  Folk School

August 2, 9
Brasstown Farmer’s Market
Brasstown

August 4, 11
Fan Appreciation & Race Shootout
Tri-County Race Track

Murphy

June 10
Bubbles in the Park
Konehete Park

June 10, 17, 24
Murphy’s Farmer’s Market
L & N Depot

June 9, 10,16, 17, 23, 24, 30
Live Music
Chevelle’s

June 17
Open Horse Show
Cherokee Co. Fairgrounds Arena

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Murphy’s Farmer’s Market
L & N Depot

July 4
Murphy 4th of July
Downtown Murphy
Konehete Park

July 7,8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29
Live Music
Chevelle’s

August 5, 12
Murphy’s Farmer’s Market
L & N Depot

August 4, 5, 11, 12
Live Music
Chevelle’s

Andrews

June 9, 10, 16, 17, 20, 23, 30
Concert Series
Andrews Brewing Company

June 10, 17, 24
Andrews Farmer’s Market
Hall Memorial Park

June 13, 20, 27
Bluegrass Jam
Callaboose Cellards

June 29 – 30 July 1- 4
WNC Wagon Train 60th Yr.
Battle of the Bands
Hwy. 74 & Robbinsville Rd.

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Andrews Farmer’s Market
Hall Memorial Park

July 1, 7, 14, 15, 21, 28, 29
Concert Series
Andrews Brewing Company

July 4
Independence Day In Andrews
Hall Memorial Park

July 4, 11, 18, 25
Bluegrass Jam
Callaboose Cellards

August 5, 14, 15,
Andrews Farmer’s Market
Hall Memorial Park

August 1, 8,
Bluegrass Jam
Callaboose Cellards

Nantahala

June 10, 17, 24
Concert Series
Nantahala Outdoor Center

July 1, 2, 8, 15, 22, 29
Concert Series
Nantahala Outdoor Center

July 28 – 30
Whitewater Jr. Oympics
Nantahala Outdoor Center

August 5, 12
Concert Series
Nantahala Outdoor Center

Robbinsville

June  9, 23
Music on the Square
Graham County Courthouse

June 9
Smoky Mountain Crawl
Tail of the Dragon

July 3-4
Fourth of July Celebration
Fontana Village

July 8, 9
Cheoah River Release
Cheoah River

July 17
Camaro Fes VII
Tail of the Dragon

August 3
Miatas at the Gap
Tail of the Dragon

Franklin

June 10, 24
Pickin’ on the Square
Main Street – Downtown Franklin

June 10
Movie – Lion
Smoky Mountain Performing Arts

June 16, 23, 24
The Isaacs’
Smoky Mountain Performing Arts

June 15 – 18
Taste of Scotland & Celtic Festival
Main Street – Downtown Franklin

June 17
Summer Concert Series – Carolina Blue
Historic Cowee School Arts & Heritage

June 29, 30
Mountain Voices, The Sock Hops
Smoky Mountain Performing Arts

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Pickin’ on the Square
Main Street – Downtown Franklin

July 4
All American 4th of July Parade, Events, & Fireworks
Downtown Franklin

July 7
Joe Taylor in Concert
Historic Cowee School Arts & Heritage

July 14, 15, 21, 22
Tarzan – the Broadway Musical
Smoky Mountain Performing Arts

July 15
Appalachian Heritage Festival
Main Street – Downtown Franklin

July 15
Summer Concert Series – Tellico
Historic Cowee School Arts & Heritage

Jul 27 – 30
52nd Annual  Gemboree
Macon Co. Community Building

July 27
Folkmoot
Smoke Mountain Performing Arts

August 5
Pickin’ on the Square
Main Street – Downtown Franklin

August 11
Shenandoah
Smoky Mountain Performing Arts

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