Sylva Hosts Annual Greening Up The Mountains Spring Festival on April 23

Sylva, NC (April 5, 2016) – Drawing thousands of visitors each year, the April 23 Greening Up The Mountains Spring Festival is a celebration of renewal, of revitalization, and a time of reconnecting with friends, relatives and neighbors. With more than 200 booths, the festival will host various arts, craft, retail, and artisanal food vendors, ranging from paintings and pottery to locally-made soaps, jewelry, granolas, stained glass ornaments, and much more.

The festival begins early with a 5K run/walk hosted by the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department.

The farmer’s market in Bridge Park will be open all day, selling fresh, locally grown goodness, like baked goods galore, coffee, spices, soaps, herbal remedies, pottery, note cards, and more.

Families can take children to the “Kids’ Zone” near Bridge Park to enjoy arts and crafts, storytelling, a large slide, games and even covered-wagon rides drawn by donkeys.

This year, the CSA’s Traditional Heritage Walk features local crafters demonstrating their craft such as chair caning, wood carving, weaving, knitting, quilting, corn shuck dolls, old-fashioned ice cream and much more. There will also be an open mic setting where entertainers can pop in and play or sing to the crowd.

Greening Up The Mountains provides an excellent opportunity to showcase some of Jackson County’s most phenomenal talent. Each year, the festival makes a strong commitment to local musicians and performers. Two music stages will host 11 local bands throughout the day. On the Bridge Park Stage on Railroad Avenue, the main line-up will perform, and the Signature Brew stage on Main Street will feature up-and-coming local musicians and the Heritage Alive! Mountain Youth Talent Contest.

To assist with parking, a shuttle will run from the Justice parking lot to downtown Main Street…$1 a person.

To learn more visit www.greeningupthemountains.com. Greening Up The MountainsSylva, North Carolina Date: April 23, 2016

Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Website: http://www.greeningupthemountains.com/

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