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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: 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 [...]

Recreation Fun with Pickleball

One of America’s fastest growing sports has caught on in our beautiful mountain communities. The game involves a court and a net, but it’s not tennis or badminton, it’s “Pickleball”. Pickleball is played with a whiffle ball on a court with a tennis sized net. A non-volley zone (or kitchen) prevents volleys close to the [...]

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 [...]

Hanging Dog Recreation Area

Located along Lake Hiawassee within the Nantahala National Forest, Hanging Dog Recreation Area offers a variety of amenities and recreational opportunities including hiking, biking, fishing, water skiing, kayaking, and a picnic area. There are several opportunities for mountain biking. Hike or ride your mountain bike on the moderately-difficult Ramsey Bluff Mountain Biking System that provides [...]

View The Best of Northeast Georgia Arts

Visitor’s delight in “The Arts Tour” that will begin for the Summer Season on June 7, 8, and 9th. 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 [...]

Spring/Summer Events 2019

ANDREWS

June 6, 13, 20, 27 Ladies Night Calaboose Cellars
June 7, 14, 21, 28 Game Night Hoppy Trout
June 28-July 6 WNC Wagon Train Andrews, NC
July 4 July 4th Celebration Downtown Andrews
July 4, 11,18, 25 Ladies Night Calaboose Cellars
July 5, 12, 19, 26 Game Night Hoppy Trout
August 1, 8 Ladies Night Calaboose Cellars
August 2, 9 Game Night Hoppy Trout

BRASSTOWN

June 8 John Combs w/ Riverdale Contra & Square Dance Community Room, John C. Campbell Folk School
June 8 Lone Mountain Band Brasstown Community Civic Center
June 12, 19, 26 Brasstown Farmer’s Market Brasstown, NC
June 14 Lorraine and Bennett Hammond Festival Barn, John C. Campbell Folk School
June 17-21 Diane Silver & Steve Hickman and John Devine Contra & Square Dances Community Room, John C. Campbell Folk School
June 21 Steve Hickman & John Devine Festival Barn, John C. Campbell Folk School
July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Brasstown Farmer’s Market Brasstown, NC
July 4 Lee Knight Community Room, John C. Campbell Folk School
July 6 Contra Dance w/ Jesse Edgerton & The Peachtree Serenaders Community Room, John C. Campbell Folk School
July 8-12 Dance Musicians Week Nightly Dances Community Room, John C. Campbell Folk School
July 12 Dance Musicians’ Week Staff Concert Festival Barn, John C. Campbell Folk School
July 13 Run Mountain Brasstown Community Civic Center
July 27 Blue Ridge Grass Band Brasstown Community Civic Center
August 7 Brasstown Farmer’s Market Brasstown, NC

FRANKLIN

June 13 Mountain Voices Smoky Mtn. Center for the Performing Arts
June 14 Billy Ray Cyrus Concert Smoky Mtn. Center for the Performing Arts
June 15 Taste of Scotland Festival Downtown Franklin
June 15 David Grier Concert Historic Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center
June 28 Herman’s Hermits Smoky Mtn. Center for the Performing Arts
June 29 Contra Dancing Historic Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center
July 3 Grains of Sand Band: Free Outdoor Concert Smoky Mtn. Center for the Performing Arts
July 4 4th of July Celebration Downtown Franklin
July 4 The Isaacs 4th of July Concert Fan Jam & BBQ Smoky Mtn. Center for the Performing Arts
July 12 The Sock Hops Smoky Mtn. Center for the Performing Arts
July 20 Homegrown Appalachian Heritage Festival Downtown Franklin
July 26, 27 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Musical Smoky Mtn. Center for the Performing Arts
August 4 16th Annual Benefit Concert for the Black Mountain Home for Children First Presbyterian Church
August 9, 10 11th Annual Mountain High BBQ Festival & Car Show Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center
August 9 MJ Live: Michael Jackson Experience Smoky Mtn. Center for the Performing Arts
August 17 15th Annual Franklin Area Folk Festival Downtown Franklin

HAYESVILLE

June 7 The Train Hayesville’s Historic Square
June 8 Song Writers Showcase 27 Peacock Performing Arts Center
June 14 Rebel Union Hayesville’s Historic Square
June 22-23 A Cinderella Story Peacock Performing Arts Center
June 28 Raven and Red Hayesville’s Historic Square
July 4 July 4th Fireworks Display Hayesville, NC
July 5 Caribbean Cowboys Hayesville’s Historic Square
July 13 Song Writers Showcase 28 Peacock Performing Arts Center
July 13-14 Festival on the Square Hayesville’s Historic Square
July 19 Wyatt Espalin and Friends Hayesville’s Historic Square
July 26 Southern Vantage Hayesville’s Historic Square
July 27-28 Christmas in July Market Hayesville High School Gym
August 9 The Paper Crowns Hayesville’s Historic Square
August 9-18 Leading Ladies Peacock Performing Arts Center

MURPHY

June 7 Murphy Art Walk Downtown Murphy
June 8, 15, 22, 29 Murphy Farmer’s Market Downtown Murphy
July 4 Fireworks Downtown Murphy
July 6, 13, 20, 27 Murphy Farmer’s Market Downtown Murphy
August 2 Murphy Art Walk Downtown Murphy
August 3 Murphy Farmer’s Market Downtown Murphy

NANTAHALA

June15 Freewheelin’ Mammas Nantahala Outdoor Center
June 29 Natti Love Joys Nantahala Outdoor Center
June 30 The Get Right Band Nantahala Outdoor Center
July 1 Not Your Average Ladies Night Nantahala Outdoor Center
July 6 Scott James Stambaugh Nantahala Outdoor Center
July 6 Pioneer Chicken Stand Nantahala Outdoor Center
July 7 Hustle Souls Nantahala Outdoor Center
July 13 The Get Right Band Nantahala Outdoor Center
July 20 Fontana Lake open Water Races Nantahala Outdoor Center
July 20 SOULTALK Nantahala Outdoor Center
July 27 The Log Noggins Nantahala Outdoor Center
August 3 Slippery Creek Band Nantahala Outdoor Center

ROBBINSVILLE

June 7 Carolina Bluegrass Boys Courthouse Square
June 8 Cherohala Challenge Century Bicycle Ride Tail of the Dragon & Cherohala Skyway
June 14 Steve Jordan Band Courthouse Square
June 14 Cherokee Pow Wow and Food Stecoah Valley Center Auditorium
June 14-15 Graham County Azalea Festival Downtown Robbinsville
June 22-23 Cheoah River Release Santeetlah Lake, Robbinsville
June 24-29 Artisans Silent Auction Stecoah Valley Center
June 28 Jones Boys Courthouse Square
June 29 Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper Lynn L. Shields Auditorium
July 5-6 Graham County Heritage Festival Downtown Robbinsville
July 6 Fireworks, 10pm Downtown Robbinsville
July 6 Buncombe Turnpike Lynn L. Shields Auditorium
July 12 Fontana Ramblers Courthouse Square
July 12-13 Snowbird Mountain Gospel Singing Little Snowbird Church Playground
July 13 Zoe & Cloyd Lynn L. Shields Auditorium
July 19 Betty Vaughn and Friends Courthouse Square
July 20 Carolina Blue Lynn L. Shields Auditorium
July 26 Jonny Webb Band Courthouse Square
July 27 Fireside Collective Lynn L. Shields Auditorium
August 2 Carolina Bluegrass Boys Courthouse Square
August 3 The Jeff Little Trio Lynn L. Shields Auditorium
August 9 Southern Rush Courthouse Square