Mountain Heritage Day

girls tap dancing on heritage day in jackson county

Mountain Heritage Day

The 50th annual Mountain Heritage Day will be a combination old-fashioned mountain fair and showcase for Southern Appalachian music, arts, dance and song, with the atmosphere of a big family reunion. Visitors will find three stages of traditional old-time, gospel, and bluegrass music and dance, with plenty of fiddles, banjos, and clogging. Festival-goers are invited to join in workshops at the Circle Tent and participate in shape-note singing, one of the mountains’ sacred traditions. Admission and parking are free so bring your family and experience all that our rich heritage has to offer. Don’t miss the Smoky Mountain Splendor Quilt Show at the Ramsey Regional Activity Center on campus, featuring 300+ quilts, displays, vendors and more. Mountain Heritage Day is recognized as one of the “Top 20” events in the Southeast for the month of September.

Sylva’s Brew Hop

freshly poured flight of beer in jackson county

Sylva’s Brew Hop

Enjoy the Jackson County Ale Trail with Sylva’s Annual Brew Hop! Sylva’s 7th annual Brew Hop to benefit the Main Street Sylva Association (a non-profit organization). Visit each of our four breweries and taste our local brews. Tickets include a souvenir glass and two, 4-oz. pours at each of the four locations. The first 150 people to sign up receive a bonus souvenir glass.

Rejuvenate and Reconnect in Jackson County – When the Time is Right

family enjoying a sunset at Waterrock Knob.

Rejuvenate and Reconnect in Jackson County – When the Time is Right

We’re ready to put this year behind us as we’ve all faced many challenges. There’s hope on the horizon that 2021 will be a better year, and there’s no better place to safely rejuvenate your spirits and reconnect with loved ones than in Western North Carolina. Here you can be as on or off the grid as you’d like, try new experiences, while safely creating new memories with the ones you love. We’ve been working hard for your arrival, enacting industry-leading safety protocols, including enhanced cleaning at our lodging facilities, contactless curbside dining, and much more to keep you and your loved ones safe. Make 2021 a year to remember in a good way and take a trip to a place that you’ll never forget.

Give the Gift of Memories This Year

Family hiking Black Balsam Trail in the Fall

Give the Gift of Memories This Year

While we reminisce the good times and look forward to brighter days ahead, now may be the year to begin new traditions with those closest to you. Give the gift of memories this year in the North Carolina Mountains of Jackson County. Spend the holidays relaxing – enjoying the rustic charm of a lakeside cabin, listening to the crackle of a log fireplace, while the kids spend time away from their screens. Unplug, and be as off the grid as you want to be, leaving your worries and emails behind as you recharge and reconnect with your loved ones.

Safe Travels in the NC Mountains

Couple enjoying sunset at Waterrock Knob

Safe Travels in the NC Mountains

With endless trails and plenty of room to spread out, take a cruise along the Blue Ridge Parkway and enjoy the beauty and remoteness of the mountains at your own speed. Rent a cabin or Airbnb and escape the crowds or cozy up at a boutique or riverside hotel.  We all deserve a getaway this year, and our mountain towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro, and Sylva will deliver a safe, clean, and memorable vacation for the whole family to enjoy.