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Holiday events and special celebrations make your mountain time even more interesting and exciting. Peanuts characters come to life for Easter and Halloween excursions on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. Biltmore displays its "flower carpet" in spring and Candlelight Christmas events in December. July 4th fireworks light up the mountain skies from Lake Lure to Boone after picnics and family activities. Memorial Day Weekend offers fishing tournaments and outdoor fun for the entire family.
Nationally known festivals such as Merlefest and the Wooly Worm Festival draw 1000s of visitors every year.  The Southern Highland Craft Guild offers two annual 4 day craft fairs with 100s of exhibitors, heritage craft demonstrations and good old mountain music.
 
There are year around events held on the same day of each week as well as varying schedules each year. You can listen to the best in local music, see live theatre, attend art walks and show openings, buy produce and handmade goods from tailgate markets or participate in nature programs and hikes.
 
Tailgate and Farmers Markets
There are dozens of markets throughout the mountains offering local produce, foods, handmade products and crafts. Hours and days vary so check locally for details. 
Asheville Area
Asheville City Market Sat 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM, April - December
Public Works Building lot,  S. Charlotte St.  Asheville, NC 
French Broad Food Coop Sat 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, April - October
76 Biltmore Ave.   Asheville, NC 
Greenlife Tailgate Market
Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, May  - October 
At Greenlife Grocery, N. Merrimon Ave.   Asheville, NC 
North Asheville Tailgate Market
Sat 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM April - December 20 UNCA, take Weaver Blvd., Asheville, NC  
Riceville Tailgate Market
Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, May  - September parking lot of the Riceville Community Center Asheville NC  
Wed PM Downtown Tailgate Market
Wed 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM, April  - December 23 76 Biltmore Avenue, next to the French Broad Food Coop, Asheville, NC  
West Asheville Tailgate Market
Wed 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM, April - October 28 grassy area at parking lot for West End Bakery and Haywood Road Market. Asheville, NC  
Bryson City
Bryson City Market
Friday 9AM - 1 PM,
May  - October 29 You'll find locally grown produce and other edibles, plants, flowers, crafts and more at the market.
Parking lot next to Fred's, Bryson City NC  
Black Mountain
Black Mountain Market Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, May  - October 31
First Baptist Church, 130 d Black Mountain, NC  
Weaverville
Weaverville Market
Wed 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM, April - late October Behind the community center at Lake Louise Weaverville, NC   
Barnardsville
Big Ivy Tailgate Market Sat 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, May 5 - October 24
At the Old Fire Station, center of town Barnardsville, NC  
Sparta
Alleghany County Farmers' Market
Sat  8:00 AM-12:00 PM
County Fairgrounds, Hwy. 21 North, Sparta, NC  
Andrews
Andrews Farmers Market
Sat  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM First Street,
Andrews, NC
West Jefferson
Ashe Farmers Market Wed and Sat
8:00am-1:00pm
108 Backstreet
West Jefferson, NC
Blowing Rock
Blowing Rock Farmers Market
Thursday  4-6 PM
Wallingford Street
Blowing Rock NC
March NC Events and Festivals
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Date:      Now - July 4, 2017
NC City:  ASHEVILLE
Event:    Biltmore Exhibit: Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics    A daily exhibition included in regular Biltmore admission. Biltmore’s newest exhibition of award-winning costumes and objects from the Biltmore collection. This exhibition was inspired by favorite stories in George Vanderbilt’s 22,000-volume library.
Date:      March 1, 2017
NC City:  BLOWING ROCK
Event:    Appalachian Cup Race Series at Appalachian Ski Mountain
The Appalachian Cup Race Series is a new skiing & snowboarding race program for middle and high school students. This is a recreational series, open to riders of intermediate ability and up. Races will be held on Wednesday evenings at 6pm with the final race on Sunday, March 12 at 11am.
Date:     March 1 - 31, 2017
NC City: CHIMNEY ROCK
Event:    Spring Photo Contest- Give it Your Best Shot!    
Capture that special moment or scene in the Park on your camera, enter it in this seasonal photo contest and tell us about it. We’ll use the winning entries on our website and Facebook album, and you’ll win some fun prizes.
Date:      March 2 - 5, 2017
NC City:  MAGGIE VALLEY
Event:     Fire and Rescue Appreciation Days at Catalochee Ski Area  
Cataloochee supports Fire and Rescue personnel by offering a special reduced rate for fire and rescue personnel with valid i.d. and their families.
Date:      March 2 - 6, 2017
NC City:  ASHEVILLE
Event:    
2017 Southern Conference Tournament  The road to the NCAA Final Four starts in Asheville NC. Downtown will be filled with 50,000+ basketball fans, all enjoying Asheville's shopping, dining and drinking during the course of the tournament.  Men and women's games to be played at the ExploreAsheville.com Arena and Kimmel Arena on the UNCA campus. Visit the website or call for game days and times.
Date:      March 3, 2017
NC City:  FRANKLIN
Event:    Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts Presents: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band    With multi-platinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits such as "Fishin' In The Dark" and "Mr. Bojangles," multiple Grammy, IBMA, CMA Awards and nominations, the band's accolades continue to accumulate. Their groundbreaking "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" album has been inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress as well as the Grammy Hall of Fame. Come join Jeff, Jimmie, Bob and John as they celebrate "50 Years of Dirt!"  SMC is located at 1028 Georgia Road in Franklin, NC.
Date:      March 3, 2017
NC City:  BOONE
Event:   
  First Friday Art Crawl   Shop, mingle and meet local artists from 5:30 - 8:30 PM at Boone shops and galleries and stay late for live music, food and drinks at one of the many fine restaurants. The Jones House Galleries are open Tuesday - Friday 12 - 5 PM.
Date:      March 4, 2017
NC City:  NEAR SPRUCE PINE
Event:   
  Penland School of Crafts holds its annual Community Open House. Each year, Penland's community open house welcomes hundreds of visitors into the studios for demonstrations and hands-on activities. The event is free and all ages are welcome. Hundreds of adults and children from the local Mitchell County as well as  mountain visitors will engage in free, quality hands-on studio experiences with over 100 artist volunteers.

Activities may include making glass beads, rollerprinting copper bracelets, creating clay sculptures, screenprinting on bandanas, papermaking, forging garden stakes, painting colorful pastepaper, blowing glass cups or paperweights, making photographic “sun prints”, assembling wooden birdhouses, making souvenir books, and more.
Date:     March 4, 2017
NC City: CHIMNEY ROCK
Event:    Early Spring Walk    
In the Blue Ridge Mountains, March is a month of change. Depending on the weather it can be the end of winter or the beginning of spring. Join one of our naturalists to enjoy this slower time of year to discover Mother Nature preparing for the season ahead. This hike is approximately 1.5 miles and takes around an hour.
Date:      March 4, 2017
NC City:  HAYESVILLE
Event:    
Empty Bowls at John C Campbell Folk School  The event takes place from 5-7 PM and tickets are $30.00 (includes a handmade bowl by a local potter, soup, bread, salad and dessert). Support food banks while sharing a hearty meal with friends and enjoying a fun evening at the Folk School. Extra bowls will be for sale for $20.00 after the event. Enjoy live music by the Dog Branch Cats as well as the company of new and old friends.
Date:      March 5, 2017
NC City:  MAGGIE VALLEY
Event:    The BIGBIGBIG One Day Season Pass Sale  
All season passes will be on sale for the lowest price of this year and next for this one day only at Catalochee Ski Area,  Ski for the rest of the season and next on the pass you purchase today.  Pass sale will be from 8:30 AM -  4:30 PM only and you can purchase in person, over the phone with a credit card or online.  Seasonal rentals will be available for the 2016/17 season at that time as well.
Date:      March 5, 2017
NC City:  FLAT ROCK
Event:    Hendersonville Community Band Concert   
The Hendersonville Community Band- now in its 25th year- presents an exciting afternoon of a variety of music, featuring an 80 member, all-volunteer performance band. Admission: $10 Adults; Free for students
Date:      March 5. 2017
NC City:  SUGAR MOUNTAIN
Event:     Richard T. Trundy Memorial Sugar Cup Competition    A giant slalom competition for participants with at least an intermediate or above ability level. 100% of all entry fees goes to the American Cancer Society in memory of Sugar Mountain's former Director of Operations, Richard T. Trundy.
Date:      March 5, 2017
NC City:  SUGAR MOUNTAIN
Event:     Sugar Bear's Birthday Celebration     Join Sugar Mountain Resort's resident mascot, Sugar Bear and his friends for a fun birthday celebration. Activities include the Great Bear Race, a magic show, special treats, cake and ice cream. For additional details, please contact the Sugar Bear Ski School.
Date:      March 6, 2017 - season end
NC City:  SUGAR MOUNTAIN
Event: 
March Madness Discount Tickets  Sugar offers up to 25% saving on lift tickets, rental equipment, and lessons. Restrictions apply, visit the site for details.
Date:      March 8, 2017
NC City:  BLOWING ROCK
Event:    Appalachian Cup Race Series at Appalachian Ski Mountain
The Appalachian Cup Race Series is a new skiing & snowboarding race program for middle and high school students. This is a recreational series, open to riders of intermediate ability and up. Races will be held on Wednesday evenings at 6pm with the final race on Sunday, March 12 at 11am.
Date:      March 8 - 18, 2017
NC City:  FLAT ROCK
Event:     Classic Nashville Roadshow  at The Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage.
Let Classic Nashville Roadshow take you on a journey down memory lane with your favorite classic hits honoring the world’s most beloved country greats – Dolly, Hank, Patsy, Tammy, George, Merle and many, many more! Starring Jason Petty and Katie Deal. Seats from $15 - $50.
Date:      10 - 19, 2017
NC City:  ASHEVILLE
Event:    
Asheville Amadeus Festival 2017. 
   This annual celebration hosted by The Asheville Symphony Orchestra is performed at a variety of Asheville venues over ten days. Featured events include: The Other Mozart.    Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster      Austrian Wine Flight Night.     Jerusalem Quartet    Mozart March Madness    Midori and the Asheville Symphony Youth Orchestra    Asheville Amadeus Finale Concert Get details for additional concerts and events Here.  
Date:      March 11, 2017
NC City:  WEST JEFFERSON
Event:     Ashe Civic Center Music Concerts and Performances  
Live performances in a personal setting with great local and regional performers. Admission: Prices vary by performance. This performance features Whisk Bluegrass and Old Time Radio Show with Gary Poe.
Date:     March 11, 2017
NC City: CHIMNEY ROCK
Event:    Early Spring Walk    
In the Blue Ridge Mountains, March is a month of change. Depending on the weather it can be the end of winter or the beginning of spring. Join one of our naturalists to enjoy this slower time of year to discover Mother Nature preparing for the season ahead. This hike is approximately 1.5 miles and takes around an hour.
Date:      March 11, 2017
NC City:  FRANKLIN
Event:   
 Smoky Mountains Center Event: Natural Bodybuilding & Physiques Federation Competition   This 1,500 seat state-of-the-art facility presents the finest in performing arts to the surrounding towns. Performances include passion plays, musical productions, professional drama troupes, dance and choral festivals, recitals, and various genres including country, bluegrass, gospel, pop, contemporary Christian, and more. The stunning architecture, technical facilities, and impeccable acoustics provide the highest professional standards for both the audience and the performers. Tickets prices vary.
Date:      March 11, 2017
NC City:  MARSHALL
Event:    
Tribute to Madison County NC Fiddlers at the Madison County Arts Center, 90 S Main Street Marshall NC. Madison County’s premiere event featuring Bobby Hicks, Arvil Freeman, Roger Howell  and The Sons of Ralph.  Admission: $20 in advance, $25 at the door - 3 PM and 7:30 PM performances
Date:      March 11, 2017
NC City:  BURNSVILLE
Event:     Burnsville SpringFest
    Celebrate the arrival of spring by shopping a wide variety of unique items such as paintings, quilted sheep, teddy bears, wooden bowls, stained glass, painted signs, glass ornaments, beeswax candles, baked goods and much more.  Admission: FREE
Date:      March 11, 2017
NC City:  NEBO - SOUTH CREEK WINERY
Event:    Vineyard Deck Music Concert Series: Thomas Garlow.  South Creek WInery crafts dry, world class Bordeaux Style Wines. Normal business hours are Wednesdays thru Sundays. Tastings include the glass and are $6, $7 or $10 depending on the wines you choose. Music events are rain or shine (if questionable weather, please call to inquire) and provided to South Creek Customers at no admission fee, unless it is a stated ticketed event. The grounds, and all seating at South Creek is exclusive and reserved for customers. Tours are available and are conducted at the wine-makers discretion. Customers may bring picnics, lawn chairs and well behaved pets on a leash are welcome.
Date:      March 11, 2017
NC City:  BLOWING ROCK
Event:    USASA Skier / Boarder X Finals at Appalachian Ski Mountain 
After a 14 year hiatus, the USASA is back once again in NC! This 7 event series is open to both skiers and snowboarders of all age and ability. Whether you are a seasoned ripper or beginner, we invite you to come out and experience a well run, super fun, and safe event series this winter. There will be tons of prizes, raffles, great food, live music, not to mention a chance to qualify for the USASA Nationals in Colorado.
Date:      March 11 - 12, 2017
NC City:  ASHEVILLE
Event:    
Asheville full and Half Marathon on Biltmore Estate   The 2016 Asheville Marathon takes place on the scenic grounds of the Biltmore Estate. It will cover both the east (paved) and west (dirt roads) sides of the Estate. The course will be USATF certified and bib chip timing will be used for the event. Runners will explore 26.2 miles of America’s largest backyard,  winding through a hardwood forest, meadows, gardens and extraordinary views of the Biltmore House and estate.
Date:      March 11 - 12, 2017
NC City:  FONTANA DAM
Event:     2017 Fontana Classic Bass Tournament   7 AM to 3 PM daily. Presented in partnership with the Boy Scouts of America, Daniel Boone Council.  Fish on Fontana Lake at Fontana Village resort, 7 AM - 3 PM daily. Catch the NC State limit for Small Mouth Bass and win a 2017 F150. Cash prizes for 1rst, 2nd and 3rd places. $150 registration per boat.
Date:      March 12, 2017
NC City:  SUGAR MOUNTAIN
Event:     Easter Egg Hunt     Dress up in your Easter costume and come join Sugar Bear and Sweetie Bear on the slopes in search of prize filled eggs. You may be the lucky winner of a 2013-2014 season pass hidden in the grand prize egg! Or be one of the three contestants awarded a prize for most creative, imaginative and colorful costume. Valid lift/slope tickets or passes are required for participation. This event is for children 12 and under ONLY and begins at 9 AM at the bottom of the Summit #1 lift.  
Date:      March 12, 2017
NC City:  BLOWING ROCK
Event:    Appalachian Cup Race Series at Appalachian Ski Mountain 
The Appalachian Cup Race Series is a new skiing & snowboarding race program for middle and high school students. This is a recreational series, open to riders of intermediate ability and up. Races will be held on Wednesday evenings at 6pm with the final race on Sunday, March 12 at 11am.
Date:      March 17, 2017
NC City:  BLOWING ROCK
Event:    St Patrick's Park Jam at Appalachian Ski Mountain   
A fun and festive park session Friday night with activities will be available for all abilities, both skiers and snowboarders. Registration will be from 5-6:30 in the Alpine Ski Shop, and the park session will begin around 7pm. As always, this event is FREE with purchase of a ski ticket. In the spirit of St Patrick’s Day, riders Must wear green to participate.  This will be the fifth season of the Park Jam, be ready for some fun features and some AWESOME prizes for standouts.
Date:      March 17, 2017
NC City:  BRASSTOWN
Event:     Music Events at John C Campbell Folk School
Jenny and The Hog Drovers.  Enjoy an old-time stringband from Asheville, North Carolina that formed at Warren Wilson College as part of the college’s Traditional Music Program 7 PM - FREE admission, but DONATIONS WELCOME.
Date:      March 17 - 18, 2017
NC City:  FRANKLIN
Event:   
 Smoky Mountains Center Event:  Charlotte's Web   This 1,500 seat state-of-the-art facility presents the finest in performing arts to the surrounding towns. Performances include passion plays, musical productions, professional drama troupes, dance and choral festivals, recitals, and various genres including country, bluegrass, gospel, pop, contemporary Christian, and more. The stunning architecture, technical facilities, and impeccable acoustics provide the highest professional standards for both the audience and the performers. Tickets prices vary.
Date:     March 18, 2017
NC City: CHIMNEY ROCK
Event:    Early Spring Walk    
In the Blue Ridge Mountains, March is a month of change. Depending on the weather it can be the end of winter or the beginning of spring. Join one of our naturalists to enjoy this slower time of year to discover Mother Nature preparing for the season ahead. This hike is approximately 1.5 miles and takes around an hour.
Date:      March 18, 2017
NC City:  NEBO - SOUTH CREEK WINERY
Event:    St Patrick's Day at South Creek: Show your Irish side by wearing green and get you 10% off all bottle purchases. This Luck of the Irish Deal only available in the South Creek Tasting Room on the 18th and to the wearer of the GREEN.  Joel Curtis plays the vineyard deck at 1 PM. ‘Sláinte!’.
Date:      March 18, 2017
NC City:  OLD FORT
Event:     Classic Car Cruise-in   This classic car show is held the 3rd Saturday of every month. Bring your car, truck or motorcycle or just kick back and enjoy the show. This event is held in downtown Old Fort from 3-5 PM.  It's free and sponsored by Route 70 Cruisers. For more information, call 828-442-5135
Date:      March 18, 2017
NC City:  OLD FORT
Event:     Recruitment Day  at Davidson's Fort 
Date:      March 20 - May 25, 2017
NC City:  ASHEVILLE
Event:    
Biltmore Blooms    Biltmore's gardens, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, are alive with color as spring arrives. Enjoy special events and the beauty of tulips, azaleas, and countless other flowers during Biltmore Blooms. Guests will be able to step down into the Winter Garden to enjoy a display of exotic orchids intimately, just as George and Edith Vanderbilt's guests might have. Some of the plants will be the same species that were planned for the Biltmore Conservatory in 1894. Outdoors, enjoy a beautiful progression of blooms from tulips to pansies, azaleas, and much more.
Date:      March 24, 2017
NC City:  FRANKLIN
Event:   
 Smoky Mountains Center Performance:  The Texas Tenors   This 1,500 seat state-of-the-art facility presents the finest in performing arts to the surrounding towns. Performances include passion plays, musical productions, professional drama troupes, dance and choral festivals, recitals, and various genres including country, bluegrass, gospel, pop, contemporary Christian, and more. The stunning architecture, technical facilities, and impeccable acoustics provide the highest professional standards for both the audience and the performers. Tickets prices vary.
Date:      March 24, 2017
NC City:  BRASSTOWN
Event:     Music Events at John C Campbell Folk School
Elftones.  The Elftones play a blend of Irish, Scottish, Canadian, old-time American, and original tunes. With just a fiddle and guitar (and some foot percussion), their lively and exciting music often sounds like four or five instruments.They play ballads, airs and bittersweet waltzes as well as intense, high-energy Celtic dance music with a driving beats and everything in between. Using modern rhythms and non-traditional chord progressions in their music, they create a wonderful fusion of styles.   7 PM - FREE admission, but DONATIONS WELCOME.
Date:      March 24 - April 2, 2017
NC City:  HENDERSONVILLE
Event:     Willie Wonka  at The Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown.
The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth. Tickets: $12.50 - $25.
Date:     March 25, 2017
NC City: CHIMNEY ROCK
Event:    Early Spring Walk    
In the Blue Ridge Mountains, March is a month of change. Depending on the weather it can be the end of winter or the beginning of spring. Join one of our naturalists to enjoy this slower time of year to discover Mother Nature preparing for the season ahead. This hike is approximately 1.5 miles and takes around an hour.
Date:      March 25, 2017
NC City:  FLAT ROCK
Event:    The Master & the Virtuoso : Jorge Federico Osorio, pianist   
Returning by popular acclaim for his third visit, pianist Jorge Federico Osorio continues our Beethoven Piano Concerto cycle by performing concerts No. 1 and No. 2 on the same program. The HSO plays French masterpieces Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun by Debussy and instrumental excerpts from Bizet’s Carmen.
Date:      March 25, 2017
NC City:  CHEROKEE
Event:     KOA Opening Day Trout Fishing Tournament  Some of the finest trout fishing in the eastern United States is located on the Cherokee Indian Reservation adjacent to the Cherokee KOA. Compete with other anglers for thousands of dollars in prizes. Cherokee KOA Trout tournaments are held in March, August and October. Fishing Season is closed in the month of March until the opening day. $3,000 in prizes.
Date:      March 25, 2017
NC City:  ASHEVILLE
Event:    {Re}HAPPENING    The annual weekend art event at the former Black Mountain College site at Lake Eden. Interlude is a platform for artists of multiple disciplines to carry out experimental and non-traditional practices emphasized by the scholars of Black Mountain College. The event will activate a variety of spaces in downtown Asheville through music, dance, poetry, video, installation, conversation, and participatory events.
Date:      March 25 - 26, 2017
NC City:  BRYSON CITY
Event:    NRC Whitewater US Open  at NOC  
Open to all ages. This national-level event is hosted by Nantahala Racing Club. Pre-registration: Sign up online by March 23 to avoid late fees. Onsite registration: March 27, 2 - 4 PM at Big Wesser BBQ and Brew. Visit NantahalaRacingClub.com for event details and schedules.
Date:      March 25 - 26, 2017
NC City:  ASHEVILLE
Event:    Annual Asheville Orchid Festival  
Held annually at the NC Arboretum this festival is a true celebration of the beauty of orchids. The WNC Orchid Society will host its annual show at The North Carolina Arboretum. The popular juried plant show will also feature award-winning orchid vendors, many of whom are nationally recognized growers and hybridizers. Rare and unusual plants, specialty lighting and orchid supplies will be available for purchase. 9 AM - 5 PM. Admission: $5
Date:      March 25 - 26, 2017
NC City:  CHEROKEE
Event:     Cherokee's Annual Opening Day Fishing Tournament    $11 entry fee with a total of $20,000 divided among the winners. Enjoy the renowned trout fishing on the Cherokee Reservation with the first tournament of the year.
Date:      March 25 - 26, 2017
NC City:  BLOWING ROCK
Event:    Meltdown Games    Appalachian Ski Mountain's classic end of the season celebration. Enjoy a full weekend of crazy events you won’t see any other time of the year, with lots of snow, sun, and skin.  All events are free with your ski ticket purchase. Take your best shot at tons of prize categories.  Registration will be going on all day in the Alpine Ski Shop.
Date:      March 27 - 28, 2017
NC City:  FONTANA DAM
Event:     Hiker Haze at Fontana   Open to all AT hikers and weekend trail adventurers. Whether you’re coming in off the trail for a couple of “Zero Days” or visiting the Smokies for a weekend in the forest, plan on being at Fontana Village Resort for its second annual Hiker Haze Event. There will be plenty of fun and entertainment scheduled. Check the website for the most up-to-date schedule of events.
Date:      March 31, 2017
NC City:  FRANKLIN
Event:   
 Smoky Mountains Center Performance:  Mickey Gilley   This 1,500 seat state-of-the-art facility presents the finest in performing arts to the surrounding towns. Performances include passion plays, musical productions, professional drama troupes, dance and choral festivals, recitals, and various genres including country, bluegrass, gospel, pop, contemporary Christian, and more. The stunning architecture, technical facilities, and impeccable acoustics provide the highest professional standards for both the audience and the performers. Tickets prices vary.
Date:      March 31, 2017
NC City:  BRASSTOWN
Event:     Music Events at John C Campbell Folk School
:  Wyatt Epsalin and Trees Leave.  Entertaining audiences in his hometown of Hiawassee, Georgia as early as age eight, Wyatt’s passion for music was obvious, even from the barn room stage built by his grandfather. He and his brother Matt were known as “The Fiddling Brothers.”   7 PM - FREE admission, but DONATIONS WELCOME.
 
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Music and Live Theatre:
When:  Various Times
Where: NC Mountains and Foothills
What:   Blue Ridge Music Trails  
A guide to the traditional music of the NC Mountains and Foothills.
When:  Saturday 7 PM, June - Oct
Where: Bryson City Train Depot
What:   Music in the Mountains 
Regional talent is showcased in a relaxed, outdoor venue located in the heart of historic downtown. Bring a chair or blanket and settle in for an evening of great music. 828-488-3681
When:  Friday 7 PM, all year
Where: Old Fort NC
What:    Old Time Mountain Music -
for more than a decade, folks have gathered to hear and play bluegrass and traditional mountain music. Nobody’s paid, everyone’s welcome and coffee and sodas are still just a quarter!
When:  Saturdays 7:30 - 10:30 PM
Where: Old Fort NC
What:   Tracks Music and Dance -  
music and dancing at the Tracks Event Center located just outside Old Fort. The house band is, Rewind, playing a mix of 50s, 60s, 70s, a little country and bluegrass plus special requests! Free line dancing classes from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
When:  Sundays, 2 PM - 4 PM
Where: Old Fort NC
What:   Informal Jam on the Porch -
Bring an instrument or bring an ear! Happening each Sunday on the porch at the Mountain Gateway Museum in downtown.
When:  various times, all year
Where: Asheville NC
What:   Diana Wortham Theatre 
A variety of professional and touring music, dance and theatrical performances. Dining discounts and special performances offered.
When:  First Monday, Oct - May
Where: Brevard NC
What:   Brevard Music Center First Mondays 
Classical music performances by local and touring professionals.
When:  June-August
Where: Brevard
What:   Brevard Music Center  
An annual festival of classical, chamber and opera performances by students, faculty and guest musicians.  The Center is considered one of the premier summer training programs and festivals in the US.
When:  May-August
WWhere: Brevard
WWhat:   Sounds of Silvermont 
Local musicians in a jam session playing bluegrass, country, gospel and more.
When:  All year
Where: Asheville
What:   North Carolina Stage Company

Professional productions, with the best actors, directors and designers from Asheville and across the country.
When:  7-9 PM,  Thursdays, All year
Where: Marion NC, downtown Depot
What:   Bluegrass Music Jam 
Open to all musicians, no scheduled performers. Outdoors, bring chairs or blankets. Free
When:   7 PM Fridays
Where:  Marion
What:    Woody's Original Mountain Music 
An ever changing line up of musicians and musical styles! Join the fun along with Max Woody and friends.
When:   7 PM Fridays, June - August
Where:  Downtown Hendersonville
What:     Music on Main 
Concert series featuring " oldies rock, beach music, variety and top 40 music. Bring a chair and enjoy the music, admission is free
When:   Feb - Dec, various dates
Where:  Flat Rock, Hendersonville
What:    Flat Rock Playhouse
 The theatre season includes world premieres and standard Broadway musicals, comedy, and drama. Music on the Rocks concert series with pop to country.
When:  Most Saturday nights
Where: Saluda NC
What:   The Party Place and Event Center&  
LLive music with country, top 40's, oldies, beach, southern rock and a variety of good party music for listening and dancing.The facility and grounds are available for special events.
When:  All year
Where: Franklin NC
What:   Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts 
A 1,500 seat state-of-the-art facility presents the finest in performing arts to the surrounding towns.
When: Thursdays, 6:30 PM, 6-23 to 9-1
Where: Banner Elk NC
What:   Concerts in the Banner Elk Town Park 
Gathers in the town park for a summer concert. Performers range from bluegrass to beach, to country, to top 40, to blues, to jazz, to Motown, to big band
When:  Thursdays, 7:30 PM, June-Aug
Where: Black Mountain NC
What:   The Park Rhythms Outdoor Concert 
A variety of musical groups from throughout the region provide live music in the picturesque setting of Lake Tomahawk
When:  2nd Sun., 7-9 PM, April - Oct
Where: Blowing Rock NC
What:    Jazz Concerts 
Blowing Rock Jazz Society performs. General Admission is $20 for non-members, $5 for students and FREE to BRJS Members
When:  Fridays, 7-9 PM, June - August
WWhere: Canton NC
WWhat:    Pickin' in the Park. 
Free concerts with Live bands and clogging groups at the Canton Recreation Park.
When:  Fridays, 7PM, June - August
Where: Newland NC
What:   Friday Night Free Concert.
(Weather-permitting) held at the Riverwalk Bandstand local musicians perform. Food vendors available.
 
 
NC Parks, Nature Programs:
When:  All year, some closings
Where: Northwest NC Mountains
What:   Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  Events throughout the year. View the full calendar online.
When:  All year
Where: Asheville NC
What:   North Carolina Arboretum
   Touring and permanent exhibits, events and educational programs.
When:  All year
Where: Asheville NC
What:   Western North Carolina Nature Center  
Special events and programs, wild walks, Junior Naturalist program, wildlife workshops and more.
When:  various times, all year
Where: Asheville NC
What:   Grandfather Mountain
 Special programs with naturalists, Habitat tours, Special kids events, Junior Ranger programs, walks and hikes
When:  All year
Where: Chimney Rock NC
What:  Chimney Rock Park Nature
Programs and hikes  Learn the secrets and wonders of nature, attend photography or dulcimer workshops or enjoy special events and campouts.
When:  All year, Mon-Sat
Where: Brevard NC area
What:  Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education  
Exhibits, special programs, fishing, Nature Nuts and Eco Explorers
When:  All year, various times
Where: Nebo, near Marion NC
What: Lake James Park Programs  
Ranger conducted hikes, nature programs, boat trips and special events. Free to the public.
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Art and Crafts:
When:  All year
Where: Asheville NC
What:   The Folk Art Center
  Touring exhibits, craft demonstrations, special events, educational opportunities and workshops.
When:  All year
Where: Asheville NC
What:   North Carolina Arboretum
   Touring and permanent exhibits, events and educational programs.
When:  5 PM 4th Friday, May - Oct
Where: Brevard NC
What:   4th Friday Gallery Tour
An evening of Art, Wine and Food in Downtown Brevard
When:  All Year
Where: Asheville NC
What:   River Arts District 
daily open studio tours and special events.  Over 120 artists in an historic setting with restaurants and a brewery.
When:   May - Nov, 10 AM - 4 PM
Where: Blowing Rock NC
What:    Craft demonstrations 
Members of the renowned Southern Highland Craft Guild demonstrate traditional and contemporary crafts.
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Miscellaneous activities:
When:  All year, Mon - Sat
Where: Bryson City NC
What:   Marianna Black Library 
Special events, classic movies, Anime Club, Music programs, Artisan displays
When:  May - October
Where: Between Spruce Pine and Little Switzerland on Parkway
What:   The Orchard at Alta Pass
  Live mountain  music and mountain dancing, storytelling and hayrides, monarch butterfly raising, naturalist tours and birding walks, arts and handwork demonstrations, book signings and more.
When:  6 PM, 1st Fridays, May - Dec
Where: Sylva NC
What:   Sylva After Dark
   A night of arts, dining, music, refreshments, shopping and more.
When:  All year
Where: Mount Airy NC
What:   The Surry Arts Council
 Performing and visual arts events
When:  last Saturdays, 9-11 AM
Where: Black Mountain NC
What:  Cruz-N Black Mountain.
Classic and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles in downtown at the visitor center.
 
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