Western North Carolina Events Calendar

Brevard & Transylvania County

10/4: Bear Lake Sea Kayaking @ Headwaters Outfitters
10/4: Strange New Planet @ Transylvania County Library
10/6: Fall Open Horse Show @ Etowah Riding Club
10/6: AutumnFest @ Transylvania Farmers’ Market
10/6: Colors of Fall Guided Paddle Trip @ Headwaters Outfitters
10/6: Family Fun Day @ Camp Pisgah
10/6: 1st Annual Paddle to the Pork @ Headwaters Outfitters
10/7: Brevard Philharmonic Presents: Romantic Introductions @ Brevard College-Porter Ctr
10/11: Brevard College Performs Chichester Psalms @ Brevard College-Porter Ctr
10/12: Transylvania County Handcrafters Guild Fall Show @ Brevard College
10/12: The Pumpkin Patch Festival @ Silvermont
10/12 & 14: DEATHTRAP @ Brevard Little Theatre
10/20: Gorgeous Gorges Colors @ Gorges State Park Visitor’s Center
10/20: Songs of the Big Outdoors @ Allison Deaver House Barn
10/27: HalloweenFest @ Transylvania Farmers’ Market
10/27: HalloweenFest @ Downtown Brevard

For TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY: (Brevard, Balsam Grove, Cedar Mountain, Lake Toxaway, Pisgah Forest, Rosman) – Brevard & Transylvania County Upcoming Events

For BUNCOMBE COUNTY: (Asheville, Leicester, Black Mountain, Avery Creek, Bent Creek, Biltmore Forest, Fairview, Montreat, Royal Pines, Swannanoa, Weaverville, Woodfin) – Buncombe County Events

Bryson City & Swain County

10/2-6: Cherokee Indian Fair @ Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds
10/4; & 18: Music Jams @ Marianna Black Library
10/5-6; 19-20; & 26-27: Spooky Storytelling @ GSM RR Train Depot
10/5; 12; 19; & 26: Swain County Farmer’s Market@ Island Street
10/5-7; 12-14; 19-21; & 26-28: Peanuts Pumpkin Patch Express @ GSM RR
10/5-6; 12-13; 19-20; & 26-27: Cherokee Bonfire & Storytelling @ Oconaluftee Islands Park
10/5-14: Smoky Mountain Arts Festival on Fry Street @ GSM RR Train Depot
10/6: ColorFest @ Dillsboro
10/6-7: Fall Festival @ John C. Campbell Folk School
10/6 & 20: Back Porch Old Time Music Jam @ Oconaluftee Visitor Center
10/13-14 & 20-21: The Inspirations Fall Festival @ Swain County Events Park
10/13: 4th annual Smoky Mountain Fly Fishing Festival @ The Warehouse – Nantahala Brewing
10/19-20: A 2-Day Harvest Festival @ Darnell Farms
10/20: Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon & 5K Run @ Acquoni Road Parking Lot
10/20: Southeastern Downriver Championship @ NOC
10/20: Darnell Farms Plow Day & Harvest Festival @ Darnell Farms
10/21-26: Fall Hike Week @ Fontana Village Resort
10/26-27: Witch’s Brew Release Party @ Nantahala Brewing Company
10/27: NOCtoberFest @ NOC
10/31: Downtown Trick or Treat @ Downtown Bryson City

For SWAIN & GRAHAM: (Almond, Bryson City, Whittier/Swain, Cherokee, Nantahala, Fontana Lake Estates, Fontana Dam, Robbinsville, Lake Santeetlah) –  Bryson City EventsGraham County – Calendar of Events

For CHEROKEE COUNTY: (Murphy, Beaverdam, Hothouse, Notla, Shoal Creek, Valleytown) – Visit Cherokee County Calendar

For JACKSON COUNTY: (Sylva, Cullowhee, Dillsboro, Webster, Whittier/Jackson) – Jackson County – Chamber of Commerce

Waynesville & Haywood County

10/4: Southern Storytellers Supper @ Folkmoot
10/5-6; 10/12-13; 10/19-20; & 10/26-27: Live Music @ Frog Level Brewing
10/5-7; & 10/11-14: Over the River and Through the Woods @ Hart Theatre
10/5: Art After Dark @ Downtown Waynesville
10/5-6; 10/12-13; 10/19-20; & 10/26-27: Live Music @ The Classic Wineseller
10/11-13: High Country Quilt Show @ First Baptist Church in Maggie Valley
10/9: Classic Hike of the Smokies @ GSMNP
10/12: Vairs in the Valley @ Smoky Falls Lodge
10/13: Bethel Half Marathon & 5k @ 630 Sonoma Rd, Waynesville
10/13-14: 35th Annual Church Street Art & Craft Show @ Main Street, Waynesville
10/13-14: BRACA Autumn Leaves Crafts Show @ Haywood County Fairgrounds/Ag Center
10/19-21; & 10/26-28: The Bad Seed @ Hart Theatre
10/20-21: Maggie Valley Fall Arts & Craft Show
10/20: Apple Harvest Festival @ Downtown Waynesville
10/21: Maggie Valley Concert Series @ Maggie Pavilion in Maggie Valley
10/31: Treats on the Street @ Downtown Waynesville

For HAYWOOD COUNTY: (Waynesville, Canton, Clyde, Hazelwood, Lake Junaluska, Maggie Valley) – Haywood County Tourism Development Authority – MaggieValley, Waynesville, Lake Junaluska, Canton, ClydeDowntown Waynesvile Calendar of Events

For MACON COUNTY: (Franklin, Otto, Scaly Mountain) – Macon County – Franklin Chamber of Commerce Events

Ongoing Events You Don't Want to Miss!

Brevard & Transylvania County

The Transylvania Farmers Market is located in Brevard, NC, just off East Main Street behind Comporium at the corner of Johnson and Jordan Streets. The Market is open on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (May through November) and 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (December through April).

Brevard Flea Market  every Saturday from April 7th through the end of October (not open if it rains). This is a FREE  outdoor family & pet friendly event.

March: BANFF Film Festival

April: Assault on the Carolinas, Pisgah Stage Race

May: White Squirrel Festival

June: Upper French Broad Riverfest

June-August: Brevard Music Center Summer Festival

July: 4th of July Celebration on Main Street in Brevard, Songcatchers Series

September: Founder’s Day over Labor Day Weekend, The Mountain Song Festival

October: Forest Festival Days, Halloween Fest

November: The Couch Potato Mountain Biking Race

December: Christmas Parade & Twilight Tour

Bryson City & Swain County

Live Music Venues – Bryson City and surrounding area entertainment venues.

Swain County Farmer’s Market 9am-1pm, Fridays, May-Oct.

Semi-Annual Arts & Crafts Drive-About, a free semi-annual tour of artists studios and galleries in Bryson City and Swain & Graham counties. 10 am – 5 pm each day.

Movies On Everett Outdoor screen, begins at dusk. Fridays, May – August. Parking lot behind red caboose. Free movies. Bring or rent lawn chair.

Bryson City Annual 4th of July Freedom Fest celebration begins with the Rotary Club Firecracker 5K and then continues with local artisans and crafters, festival foods, and fun events including Kids Zone where you’ll find a multiple bouncy houses, a watermelon contest & more, and an evening of incredible, local entertainment.

Fall in the Rockies! A guide to enjoying the peak fall colors, fall festivals and special train rides.

Check out the annual Smoky Mountain Fly Fishing Festival held each fall in downtown Bryson City.

A Bryson City Christmas is not to be missed! The streets are decorated with holiday lights and garlands; and shops offer plenty of gifts and one-of-a-kind arts and crafts, as well as tasty foods and wines. You can also board the Polar Express for a seasonal train ride.

Waynesville & Haywood County

The annual May RAMP FESTIVAL has been running for 80+ years highlighting ramps; a native wild onion, harvested in the spring from the mountainsides, which can be eaten raw or cooked. Come out to Waynesville for a full meal featuring ramps, crafts, variety of vendors, live music & more!

Spend July 4th at the annual Stars & Stripes Celebration in Downtown Waynesville! The restaurants and shops are open with sidewalk sales and live music and entertainment is located throughout downtown and on the courthouse lawn. “Kids on Main” children’s parade starts at the courthouse and proceeds down Main Street at 11:00 am. Great family fun for all ages!

When the weather stars to cool, heat things up in the fall at the annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival offering two nights of the finest traditional music and dance of the Southern Appalachian Region.

Fun continues through the fall with the Annual Church Street Art & Craft ShowApple Harvest Festival and Halloween Treats on the Street.

Magical moments & memories fill the Wayneville downtown district over the holidays. Events include the 12 Days of Christmas, the annual Christmas Parade and “A NIGHT before CHRISTMAS” shopping event. Check out the downtown calendar for this year’s special line-up of events!