Sapphire Valley Ski Slopes Open

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Sapphire Valley Ski Slopes Open

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Sapphire Valley offers the area’s finest skiing facility, boasting a state-of-the-art quad lift, a learning center slope and newly expanded, multiple lane, 500-foot snow tubing run. The actual open date is weather dependent but typically around the second to third week of December. Just above 3,400 feet elevation, Sapphire Valley offers a 1,600-foot main run with a vertical drop of 200 feet and a 500-foot snow tubing run. And now, Sapphire Valley Ski Area offers a moving carpet to quickly transport you back to the top of the slopes for multiple runs throughout each 1.75 hour session.

Best Ways to Enjoy Daylight Saving Time in the NC Mountains

Best Ways to Enjoy Daylight Saving Time in the NC Mountains

Spring has arrived in the North Carolina Mountains bringing wildflower blooms, warmer weather, and longer days. Daylight saving time has begun, giving us an ‘extra hour’ of daylight to spend. From soaking up a golden hour mountain sunset to taking on your favorite trail – the best way to spend your extra hour of sunlight is in the North Carolina mountains of Jackson County.

Cashiers Designer Showhouse

Cashiers Designer Showhouse

Taking place August 22 – 31, 2024, the Cashiers Designer Showhouse highlights renowned interior design talent from across the Southeast and is the Cashiers Historical Society’s largest annual fundraiser. More details to come – save the date!

Tree Lighting & Holiday Concert

courthouse decorated for christmas in jackson county

Tree Lighting & Holiday Concert

Kick-off the holidays with Christmas in Sylva, a Holiday weekend. Experience the joy of the town’s holiday centerpiece as it is brought to life with twinkling Christmas lights. The event takes place downtown a the foot of the Historic Courthouse at 6:30 p.m

Top Foodie Favorites in Jackson County

Top Foodie Favorites in Jackson County

A growing trend, food travel is becoming increasingly popular as travelers seek out the tastiest eateries and dishes across the country. In the towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro and Sylva, which make up Jackson County, you’ll find a true haven for all things delicious, making it the ideal spot for a culinary adventure. From barbecue to fresh farm-to-table cuisine to handmade chocolates, Jackson County has everything needed for a foodie’s perfect getaway.

Summertime Mountain Artisans Arts & Crafts Show

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Summertime Mountain Artisans Arts & Crafts Show

The Mountain Artisans shows are famous for featuring just the biggest selection of authentic handcrafted art and craft in this area, with dozens of artisans participating in this annual event. There is a wide selection of heritage craft. Several of the old time quilters still make them one at a time just for you. Goat milk soap, pine needle baskets, white oak baskets, hand tied brooms and cotton woven rugs are hard to find and all here. Some of the most skilled doll craft, leather craft, and master jewelers around exhibit with us. Many of the gourd artists have won awards in competitions. You will understand why everyone who attends the shows just says, “Wow” when they attend and plans to come back next year!

Mountain Artisans Hard Candy Christmas

Mountain Artisans Hard Candy Christmas

Regional artisans have their handmade on display for sale in this folk and heritage craft show. The show has everything from quilters to soap makers, basket makers, leather craftsmen, master jewelers and more. Started in 1987, the event has grown every year and now takes place at Western Carolina University’s Ramsey Center in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Children under 12 free & free parking.

Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival

Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival

This annual fall festival celebrates the leaves beginning to change in the beautiful mountain village of Cashiers. This popular and free event welcomes 90 artisans to The Village Green park. Visitors will find unique, handcrafted wood, pottery, jewelry, fiber, and much more on display and for purchase throughout the weekend. Food truck vendors and live music add to the festive spirit of the event. This is a free community event! Hours are Friday and Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-3pm.