Jul
18
Thu
36th Annual Folkmoot Festival @ Downtown Waynesville Tickets
Jul 18 – Jul 28 all-day
36th Annual Folkmoot Festival @ Downtown Waynesville

Many folks know Folkmoot as an international folk festival.
We’re proud that the mountains of Western North Carolina welcome the world to our region every July.

Folkmoot is an international folk festival held since 1984 in Waynesville, North Carolina and surrounding communities.

During its history, the two-week event has featured around 200 groups from approximately 100 countries.

Aug
1
Thu
NC Mineral and Gem Festival @ Spruce Pine Commons Tickets
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm
NC Mineral and Gem Festival @ Spruce Pine Commons

Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the NC Mineral and Gem Festival in Spruce Pine, NC…the world’s most important mining district. Vendors from around the country bring gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, crystals and more for visitors to shop for and enjoy. Special exhibits and mine tours are also a part of the 4 day festival. Area attractions include the Museum of NC Minerals, Blue Ridge Parkway, area gem mines, charming downtowns and amazing outdoor recreation.

Aug
30
Fri
49th Annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival @ Lake Junaluska Tickets
Aug 30 – Aug 31 all-day
49th Annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival @ Lake Junaluska

The 49th Annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival, to be held at Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, will offer two nights of the finest traditional music and dance of the Southern Appalachian Region.

The main shows begin at 6:30 p.m. on the grand stage of Stuart Auditorium overlooking beautiful Lake Junaluska.

Both nights will include a rich variety of the region’s finest fiddlers, banjo players, string bands, ballad singers, buck dancers, and square dance teams as well as the marvelous sounds of dulcimer, harmonica, jew’s harp, bagpipes, spoons, saws, and folk ensembles.

Tickets are $12/night in advance, $14/night at the door, 12-years-old and under free.
Purchase tickets at the Bethea Welcome Center.

Sep
1
Sun
First Responders Festival @ Downtown Bryson City Tickets
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
First Responders Festival @ Downtown Bryson City

Enjoy a small street festival of live music, arts and crafts, and food vendors. A portion of the
proceeds will be donated to the Swain County First Responders Fund.

Physical Address for First Responders is:
226 Everett Street
Bryson City, NC 28713

Sep
6
Fri
Thunder in the Smokies Motorcycle Rally @ Maggie Valley Festival Grounds Tickets
Sep 6 – Sep 8 all-day
Thunder in the Smokies Motorcycle Rally @ Maggie Valley Festival Grounds

Thousands of bikers roll into the Great Smoky Mountains for the busiest motorcycle weekend of the year.

Maggie Valley is a biker friendly town and a great place for bikers to gather for a rally in the valley surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery. It makes for a rumbling weekend in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Our tour ride is second to none. Besides all the mountain roads do not miss the hilarious Bike Games where $1,000 cash prize goes to the winners and another $1,000 cash prize to the Bike Show winners.

Thunder in the Smokies Motorcycle Rally in Maggie Valley is the oldest and longest currently running rally in western NC.

Oct
10
Thu
High County Quilt Show @ First Baptist Church of Maggie Valley Tickets
Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 12 @ 4:00 pm
High County Quilt Show @ First Baptist Church of Maggie Valley

High Country Quilt Guild’s annual Quilt Show is being held this October once again in Maggie Valley North Carolina.

First Baptist Church of Maggie Valley located at 3634 Soco Road, Maggie Valley, NC

Thursday Oct. 10, noon to 4 pm

Friday and Saturday Oct. 11-12 from 10 am to 4 pm.

Entry is $3 and there is loads of free parking.

The event showcases about 100 quilts made by the members of the Guild. The quilts range from the traditional to modern and from king-sized to wall hangings. Craft boutiques feature a variety of articles made by members for sale to visitors.

Fall and Christmas articles are always favorites at the show, and the Bake Shop always sells out of yummy munchies.