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November 2018

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WNC Pottery Festival

11.03.2018 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm
Dillsboro, 1 Front Street
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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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. The event has been named one of the "Top 20" events in the Southeast for November. $5 ticket includes a chance in a raffle; kids under 12 admitted free. Click here for more information.

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Santa on the Green & Cashiers Christmas Tree Lighting

11.23.2018 @ 2:00 pm6:00 pm
The Village Green, 160 Frank Allen Road
Cashiers, NC 28717 United States
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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;…

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December 2018

Event - Hard Candy Christmas

Mountain Artisans Hard Candy Christmas

12.01.2018 @ 10:00 am12.02.2018 @ 5:00 pm
Ramsey Activity Center, 92 Catamount Rd
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
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Over a hundred regional artisans have their handmade on display for sale in this folk and heritage craft show. This is a two-day show over Dec. 1 & 2, 2018. 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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Event - Sylva Christmas Parade

Sylva Christmas Parade

12.02.2018 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm
Downtown Sylva, 773 W. Main Street
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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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 2 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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Dillsboro Luminaries

Festival of Lights and Luminaries

12.07.2018 @ 5:00 pm9:00 pm
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Dillsboro, 1 Front Street
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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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 are available each night and shopkeepers provide live music and serve holiday treats with hot cider and cocoa. Carolers sing and children visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and there is a live Nativity at Jarrett Memorial Baptist Church. The event…

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Dillsboro Luminaries

Festival of Lights and Luminaries

12.08.2018 @ 5:00 pm9:00 pm
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Dillsboro, 1 Front Street
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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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 are available each night and shopkeepers provide live music and serve holiday treats with hot cider and cocoa. Carolers sing and children visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and there is a live Nativity at Jarrett Memorial Baptist Church. The event…

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Dillsboro Luminaries

Festival of Lights and Luminaries

12.14.2018 @ 5:00 pm9:00 pm
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Dillsboro, 1 Front Street
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
+ Google Map

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 are available each night and shopkeepers provide live music and serve holiday treats with hot cider and cocoa. Carolers sing and children visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and there is a live Nativity at Jarrett Memorial Baptist Church. The event…

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Sapphire Valley Ski Slopes Open

12.15.2018
Sapphire Valley Resort, 127 Cherokee Trail
Sapphire, NC 28774 United States
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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…

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Dillsboro Luminaries

Festival of Lights and Luminaries

12.15.2018 @ 5:00 pm9:00 pm
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One event on 12.06.2019 at 5:00pm

One event on 12.07.2019 at 5:00pm

One event on 12.13.2019 at 5:00pm

One event on 12.14.2019 at 5:00pm

Dillsboro, 1 Front Street
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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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 are available each night and shopkeepers provide live music and serve holiday treats with hot cider and cocoa. Carolers sing and children visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and there is a live Nativity at Jarrett Memorial Baptist Church. The event…

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February 2019

Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company/Lunar New Year Celebration

February 5 @ 7:30 pm9:00 pm
Bardo Arts Center, 199 Centennial Drive
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
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$10
multicultural performance in jackson county

WCU Campus Activities present Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company at the Bardo Arts Center Tuesday, February 5th at 7:30 pm. Elegant and captivating, the Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company melds ancient Chinese forms with modern dance in an artistic and inventive marriage of styles. Artistic Director and Choreographer Lily Cai, a former principal dancer with the Shanghai Opera House, draws on her cultural heritage to create visually-stunning dance, performed by her all-female professional troupe. The performance moves from the ancient…

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Outhouse Races

February 16 @ 3:00 pm4:00 pm
Sapphire Valley Resort, 127 Cherokee Trail
Sapphire, NC 28774 United States
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Join us for the exciting Outhouse Races, taking place on February 16, 2019 at 3pm in Sapphire. Crazy? Maybe. Dangerous? Perhaps. Fun? Without a doubt! You won't find Outhouse Races on Snow anywhere else in North Carolina! Dozens of outhouses race to compete for the throne. Spectators come from throughout the southeast to line the course and cheer on those brave enough to see if the outhouse crashes and burns or sails across the finish line. The Outhouse Races have been…

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March 2019

Assault on Blackrock

March 23 @ 8:00 am11:00 am
Pinnacle Park, 2110 Fisher Creek Road
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
$25

Sylva, NC’s extreme trail race The ninth annual Assault on BlackRock trail race has been set for Saturday, March 23, 2019. Trail running is extreme, and trail running in Sylva, North Carolina is no exception. How does running a seven-mile mountain trail race with 2,770 feet of elevation gain sound? Trail runners who compete in the Assault on BlackRock trail race will summit BlackRock at 5,810 feet- and that’s just the halfway point of the race. The trail race weaves…

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April 2019

Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon & 5K

April 6 @ 8:00 am11:00 am
Western Carolina University, 1 University Way
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
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$20 – $40
runners taking off at the marathon in jackson county

Runners from across the country will meet in Cullowhee, N.C., located in Jackson County, at Western Carolina University to participate in the ninth annual Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon and 5K on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Not only will runners enjoy a challenging and rewarding Half Marathon or 5K race, but they will also be able to take in the beauty of spring blossoming in the Western North Carolina mountains. The Half Marathon will take runners on a scenic…

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Sylva’s Brew Hop

April 6 @ 3:00 pm7:00 pm
Downtown Sylva, 773 W. Main Street
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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$25 – $35
beer flight in jackson county

Enjoy the Jackson County Ale Trail with Sylva’s Annual Brew Hop! In honor of NC Beer Month, join City Lights Café, Balsam Falls Brewing, Innovation Brewing, Mad Batter Food & Film, and The Cut Cocktail Lounge for the Sylva Brew Hop. In its 4th year, ticket-holders will visit each of the 5 establishments and taste 2 local or regional beers. Tickets include a souvenir glass and two, 4-oz. pours at each location. We encourage folks to take advantage of our…

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