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September 2018

Mountain Heritage Day

September 29 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm
Ramsey Activity Center, 92 Catamount Rd
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
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Free

The 44th 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.

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October 2018

Cashiers Leaf Festival & Concerts

October 5 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until 10.07.2018

Village Green, Intersection of NC 107 and US 64
Cashiers, NC 28717 United States
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Come out and enjoy artisans and entertainment at the 9th Annual Cashiers Leaf Festival! Held each year as the leaves begin to change in this beautiful mountain village nestled at 3,487 feet in elevation, this free event has grown tremendously since its inception in 2009. Visitors will find unique handcrafted wood, pottery, jewelry and much more on display and available for purchase throughout the weekend. There will be plenty of food and drinks available in both parking lots behind the two stages of the park, which will be filled with live music throughout the weekend. We will see you there!

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Cashiers Leaf Festival & Concerts

October 6 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until 10.07.2018

Village Green, Intersection of NC 107 and US 64
Cashiers, NC 28717 United States
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Come out and enjoy artisans and entertainment at the 9th Annual Cashiers Leaf Festival! Held each year as the leaves begin to change in this beautiful mountain village nestled at 3,487 feet in elevation, this free event has grown tremendously since its inception in 2009. Visitors will find unique handcrafted wood, pottery, jewelry and much more on display and available for purchase throughout the weekend. There will be plenty of food and drinks available in both parking lots behind the two stages of the park, which will be filled with live music throughout the weekend. We will see you there!

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Cashiers Leaf Festival & Concerts

October 7 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until 10.07.2018

Village Green, Intersection of NC 107 and US 64
Cashiers, NC 28717 United States
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Come out and enjoy artisans and entertainment at the 9th Annual Cashiers Leaf Festival! Held each year as the leaves begin to change in this beautiful mountain village nestled at 3,487 feet in elevation, this free event has grown tremendously since its inception in 2009. Visitors will find unique handcrafted wood, pottery, jewelry and much more on display and available for purchase throughout the weekend. There will be plenty of food and drinks available in both parking lots behind the two stages of the park, which will be filled with live music throughout the weekend. We will see you there!

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Dillsboro Trick or Treat

October 31 @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm
Dillsboro, Front Street
Dillsboro, NC 28725 United States

Trick or Treat around downtown Dillsboro. Enjoy games at Dogwood Crafters & hayrides provided by Jarrett Memorial Church.

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November 2018

WNC Pottery Festival

November 3 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm
Dillsboro, Front Street
Dillsboro, NC 28725 United States
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$5
The 13th Annual WNC Pottery Festival

Showcasing the work of more than 40 master potters from 13 states. A variety of clay art styles will be presented. Pre-show events - including the Clay Olympics - will be held on Friday. The event is juried and the lineup of potters is impressive. $5 ticket includes a chance in a raffle; kids under 12 admitted free. Click here for more information.

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Mountain Artisans Hard Candy Christmas

November 23 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm
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One event on 11.24.2018 at 10:00am

Ramsey Activity Center, 92 Catamount Rd
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
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$5.00
Event - Hard Candy Christmas

Over a hundred 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.

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Santa on the Green & Cashiers Christmas Tree Lighting

November 23 @ 2:00 pm6:00 pm
The Village Green, 160 Frank Allen Road
Cashiers, NC 28717 United States
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Free

The park becomes a winter wonderland! Children of all ages are invited to come and tell Santa Claus their Christmas wishes. The Festival of Trees celebrates one of the area's greatest industries and showcases local businesses. After the holiday season, the evergreen trees are planted in The Village Green for continued enjoyment. Cashiers Christmas Tree Lighting Holiday music, s'mores and more! The highlight will be the lighting of the Cashiers Christmas Tree. 2-5 p.m. Visit with Santa at the Gazebo; 5-6 p.m. Cashiers Christmas Tree Lighting. Click here for more information. Photo courtesy of Crossroads Chronicle

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Mountain Artisans Hard Candy Christmas

November 24 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm
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One event on 11.24.2018 at 10:00am

Ramsey Activity Center, 92 Catamount Rd
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
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$5.00
Event - Hard Candy Christmas

Over a hundred 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.

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December 2018

Sylva Christmas Parade

December 2 @ 3:00 pm4:00 pm
Downtown Sylva, W. Main Street
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Event - Sylva Christmas Parade

Downtown Sylva's annual Christmas parade draws hundreds to Historic Main Street for celebration, cheer and a chance to see Santa. The themed parade, featuring 50+ floats usually starts at and ends at Mark Watson Park after a loop through town. The start time is 3 p.m., and the parade  lasts 45 minutes to an hour. For more information please call 828-586-2719 or click here.

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Festival of Lights and Luminaries

December 7 @ 5:00 pm9:00 pm
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Dillsboro Dillsboro, NC 28725 United States + Google Map
Dillsboro Luminaries

Journey back to the days of yesteryear. Experience the magic as the entire town is transformed into a winter wonderland of lights, candles, laughter and song! 2500 luminaries light your way to shops and studios. Horse and buggy rides available each night. Shopkeepers provide live music and serve holiday treats with hot cider and cocoa. Carolers sing and children visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Live Nativity at Jarrett Memorial Baptist Church. Free shuttle service from Monteith Park. Click here for more information.

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Festival of Lights and Luminaries

December 8 @ 5:00 pm9:00 pm
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Dillsboro Dillsboro, NC 28725 United States + Google Map
Dillsboro Luminaries

Journey back to the days of yesteryear. Experience the magic as the entire town is transformed into a winter wonderland of lights, candles, laughter and song! 2500 luminaries light your way to shops and studios. Horse and buggy rides available each night. Shopkeepers provide live music and serve holiday treats with hot cider and cocoa. Carolers sing and children visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Live Nativity at Jarrett Memorial Baptist Church. Free shuttle service from Monteith Park. Click here for more information.

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Festival of Lights and Luminaries

December 14 @ 5:00 pm9:00 pm
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One event on 12.15.2018 at 5:00pm

Dillsboro Dillsboro, NC 28725 United States + Google Map
Dillsboro Luminaries

Journey back to the days of yesteryear. Experience the magic as the entire town is transformed into a winter wonderland of lights, candles, laughter and song! 2500 luminaries light your way to shops and studios. Horse and buggy rides available each night. Shopkeepers provide live music and serve holiday treats with hot cider and cocoa. Carolers sing and children visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Live Nativity at Jarrett Memorial Baptist Church. Free shuttle service from Monteith Park. Click here for more information.

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Festival of Lights and Luminaries

December 15 @ 5:00 pm9:00 pm
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One event on 12.08.2018 at 5:00pm

One event on 12.14.2018 at 5:00pm

One event on 12.15.2018 at 5:00pm

Dillsboro Dillsboro, NC 28725 United States + Google Map
Dillsboro Luminaries

Journey back to the days of yesteryear. Experience the magic as the entire town is transformed into a winter wonderland of lights, candles, laughter and song! 2500 luminaries light your way to shops and studios. Horse and buggy rides available each night. Shopkeepers provide live music and serve holiday treats with hot cider and cocoa. Carolers sing and children visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Live Nativity at Jarrett Memorial Baptist Church. Free shuttle service from Monteith Park. Click here for more information.

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