Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ronnie Milsap Performs in Franklin

Oct 3, 8:30PM, Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Art, Franklin NC. Through the 70s and 80s, Milsap became an "overnight" sensation. He ranks as one of the most influential artists of his generation, with 40 No.1 hits to go along with six Grammys and at least a dozen CMA awards.
Contact: 828-524-1598

Wine News: 12th Annual Wine Festival in Laurel Springs

Oct 3 , noon-5PM, Thistle Meadow Winer, Laurel Springs. Come to Laurel Springs for the 12th Annual Wine Festival. There will be vendors, award-winning wineries and live music featuring the Scottish & Irish music from Naomi’s Fancy. Cost is $5 entry for wine glass, free for non-wine tasters. A free light fare will be served in the afternoon.

Ashe County News: Corn Fest this Weekend

Through Octrober 31, open Thurs - Fri: 5pm to 9pm - Sat: 9am to 9pm - Sun: 2pm to 7pm located near the "Jeffersons" - Have a fun filled day, with a variety of games for the entire family, special events and live entrainment. The corn maze takes anywhere from 25 minutes to 45 minutes to hours! There are six "stations" in the maze. Remembering where you've been and finding all the stations can get confusing. Then you have to find your way out. Group Rates Available.

Parkway News: Great Accessibility for Fall Color

As of September 29, 2009 all areas of the Parkway are open except 269.8 at Phillips Gap to 271.9 Cascade Park Overlook. The short section is currently closed for slide repairs but expected to be open this fall.

Brushy Mountain Jam this weekend

Live entertainment at the corner of 10th and Main Streets. Come jam with us! The Festival is sponsored annually by the Brushy Mountain Ruritan Club on the 1st Saturday of October since 1978.

Waynesville Art After Dark

            Oct 2  6-9PM  downtown Waynesville NC

The Waynesville Gallery Association presents Art After Dark. Celebrate the beautiful Colors of Fall as you stroll through working studios and galleries on Main Street, Depot Street and in Historic Frog Level. Look for flags at participating galleries like Burr Studio and Gallery, Earthworks Gallery, Grace Cathey Sculpture Garden and Gallery, Haywood County Arts Councils Gallery 86, Ridge Runner Naturals, Studio Thirty-Three, Textures, The Jeweler's Workbench, TPennington Art Gallery, and Twigs and Leaves Gallery.

Little Shop of Horrors in Tryon

Oct 1-4, 8PM, Tryon Fine Arts Center, Tryon NC "This is not only a musical and a comedy, but at the heart of the show is a basic sweetness, and innocence that extends even to the centerpiece which is a man-eating plant named Audrey II." Roger Ebert.This is a Tryon Little Theatre performance. Sunday Matinee at 3PM.
Contact: for tickets - 828-859-2466

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Asheville's Grove Arcade News: First Friday Presents Retro Rock

Oct 2, 5PM-8PM, The Grove Arcade, Asheville NC
This popular evening event features fun music and fabulous food and drinks with this month's entertainment The Rockefellers, a retro rock revue band. This Friday, the Arcade partners withThe Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar to provide hors d'oeuvres including cheese wedges, spiced nut cups and Sunburst trout dip with crackers. The Sante' Wine Bar will be serving wine and beer and you may even spot a hot dog cart rolling through the historic halls. A $1 donation per person is suggested.

Fall Color News: Grandfather Mountain a Favorite

The amazing diversity of plant life makes Grandfather Mountain one of the best fall color destinations in the Southern Appalachians. The yellow and red pigments that lay beneath the green chlorophyll begin to show through as autumn approaches and the chlorophyll fades. Elevation also is a factor in plant diversity and color intensity. Grandfather Mountain rises abruptly from the valley floor, 4,000 feet in elevation with sixteen distinct ecological communities. Because diversity of plant life means diversity of colors, and Grandfather Mountain is the most biologically diverse mountain in the East, the fall color is among the best.

Flat Rock News: 3rd Annual Wine Festival this weekend

Oct 3, 10AM-6PM, The Flat Rock Wine Shoppe, Flat Rock NCA terrific event including food, wine tasting, kid's activities and more than 30 local artists. PLUS a Raffle to benefit YouTheatre and ECO with over $1000.00 in prizes. Free. Donations to our charities are gratefully accepted.
Contact: 828-697-6828

Park News: PBS Documentary on GSM National Park Airs Tomorrow

Sept 30, 8PM & 10PM, PBSThe fourth installment in the series, titled “Going Home,” highlights the involvement of the men who were strong champions for the creation of the park. George Mesa was a photographer and Horace Kepheart authored “Our Southern Highlanders”. Together they were unrelenting advocates for the creation of the Park. Their efforts brought forth the national treasure which we all now enjoy.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Chamber News: Commerce Carnival in Brevard

Oct 6, 5PM-7:30PM, Porter Center at Brevard Center, Brevard NC
Business CAN be fun! Learn about Chamber Member Businesses in a setting of carnival fun. Get info about banking, restaurants, insurance, communications and more. Plus enter to win one of two Greystone Inn Packages. Free admission!
Contact: 828-883-3700

Lake Lure News: Autumn Peaks Series Continues

38th Annual Hilltop Fall Festival & Tour de Pumpkin Race
Time/Place: Oct 3, Downtown Rutherfordton NC
This year\'s festival will feature over 125 arts and crafts vendors, specialty food vendors, live entertainment, and an expanded children\'s area.
Contact:  (828) 287-2071

97th Annual Cherokee Indian Fair

Oct 6-10, Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds, Cherokee NC
For nearly 100 years, residents of and visitors to Western North Carolina know there's only one place to be in the first full week of October. The annual fair offers topnotch nightly musical entertainment, fireworks, a carnival midway full of rides and games, craft vendors, food vendors including some featuring traditional Cherokee food, and an exhibit hall displaying the Eastern Band enrolled members traditional and contemporary arts and crafts.

Tree I.D. Hike

Sept 30, 3PM, Lake James St Park, Nebo NC
Join a Park Ranger on a hike to one of the parks most beautiful vistas, Sandy Cliff Overlook, and learn to identify some of the many tree species found around Lake James. This will be an easy level hike of about one half mile, roundtrip. Please bring water and wear appropriate clothing and footwear.
Contact: (828) 652-5047

Saluda Opening Reception

Oct 2, 6PM-9PM, Heartwood GallerySaluda NC
Heartwood Gallery proudly invites you to join them for the opening night reception for Saluda artist Jim Carson.
Contact: 828-749-9365

Fall Festival at John C. Campbell Folk School

Oct 3-4, John C Campbell Folk School, Brasstown NC

One of the largest and most popular events of its type in the region, Fall Festival is a celebration of our rich Appalachian heritage featuring the craft of 200 craftspeople, continuous live music and dance on two stages, craft demonstrations, food, kid's activities and much more, craft-making demonstrations, music and dance performances, tasty food, and a visit to the school’s Craft's Shop and Heritage Center make Fall Festival a great way to begin the season!

Heritage News: Overmountain Victory Trail Celebration

September 29, 7PM-9PM, the Historic Joseph McDowell House, Marion NC
The public is invited to attend a historical interpretive program featuring members of the Overmountain Victory Trail Association on the grounds of the Historic Joseph McDowell House. Learn about the owner of this historic site and his involvement in the Battle at Kings Mountain. Admission is Free and parking is available next door at Mountain First Bank.

Contact: 828-668-4282

Bluegrass Music Jam this Thursday

Oct 1, 7PM-9PM, Historic Marion Depot, Marion NC
Open to all musicians, no scheduled performers. Outdoors (weather permitting), bring chairs or blankets. Free!
Contact: 828-652-2215

Flat Rock Playhouse Presents "Marty's El Paso"

Sept 30-Oct 18, Flat Rock Playhouse, Flat Rock NC
Flat Rock Playhouse presents "Marty's El Paso," back by popular demand, Jason Petty returns with his brand new show celebrating one of country music's most prolific icons, evenings 8:15pm; Matinees 2:15pm.
Contact:(828) 693-0731

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Red Wolf Habitat Opens in October

Oct 3, 10:15AM, WNC Nature Center, Asheville NC

With the opening of the Nature Center's Red Wolf Habitat it becomes one of only 40 red wolf captive breeding sites nationwide. Members only Special event from 9AM-10AM, requires RSVP.

Mountain View Vacation Rental with October Availability

DREAMER'S VIEW CHALET.  MAGGIE VALLEY NC. Very comfortable 3 BD, 2.5 BA home with easy access on paved roads, open all year. Mountain view, fireplace, hot tub. Single car garage with 2 level parking. Game room with foosball, ping-pong, air hockey, darts, games & puzzles. $145 nt, $850 wk, price includes ALL fees.

Dreamer's View still has some availability for October and the beautiful fall color. Book NOW!

Maggie Valley Quilt Show

High Country Quilt Show Time/Place: October 1-3, Maggie Valley Town Hall   Enjoy a luncheon too!   Contact: 828-926-4427

Friday, September 25, 2009

Live Music & More at The Orchard at Altapass

September 30-October 4. Live Music &  More at The Orchard at Altapass. Live music and mountain dancing, storytelling and hayrides, monarch butterfly raising, naturalist tours and birding walks, arts and handwork demonstrations, book signings and more. Free; The Orchard at Altapass, Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 328.3.
Contact:  (828) 765-9531

Lake James Fall Color Canoe Excursion

Sept 28, 10AM, Lake James State Park, Nebo NC
Join a Park Ranger for a leisurely morning paddle along the shores of Lake James. Please dress appropriately and bring water, snacks and sunscreen. Canoes, paddles and life jackets are provided. Due to the nature of this program, audience size will be limited to 12 spaces. Call the Park Office at (828) 652-5047 for program registration by 12 noon on July 11. Only individuals who are registered will be allowed to attend. Please no children under the age of 7 years old.

Chile Wine Dinner in Flat Rock

 Sept 29 The Back Room at The Flat Rock Wine Shoppe The Back Room presents a delicious meal of food and win South American Style. Aperitif at 5:30PM and dinner begins at 6PM. Reservations are required, seating limited. Contact: 828-697-6828

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Meet Award-Winning Metal Sculptor Dale Rogers

Sept 26, 3PM-6PM, The Grovewood Gallery, Asheville NC

Spend the afternoon surrounded by art and learn about Dale Roger's creative process and inspiration. New outdoor sculptures by Dale will be on display and available for sale. Dale works with a variety of metals which include stainless steel, rusted steel, aluminum and stone. Each piece is designed and handcrafted in his studio in Massachusetts.

Contact:  828-253-7651

Blowing Rock: Chetola Resort offers Fall Condo Package

October 24 - December 24, Chetola Resort, Blowing Rock
Stay three nights in a Deluxe Chetola Condominium and receive your third night free! If you can't stay three nights, check out as late as you like on day three. Package is available through October 1st and October 25th through December 24th (excluding November 25-28, 2009).

The Crowe Brothers Perform this Saturday

Sept 25, 7PM, Western Carolina University Performing Arts Center
Guitarist Josh Crowe and bassist Wayne Crowe have been recording and touring together since 1975 and have recorded four albums with legendary Maggie Valley banjo player Raymond Fairchild, and four albums as the Crowe Brothers. With the release of the brothers’ latest album, “Brothers-N-Harmony,” music reviewers are hailing the Crowes as one of the top bluegrass ensembles carrying on the tradition of brothers singing beautifully blended harmonies.
Contact:  828-227-3193

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Oktoberfest Tasting in Asheville

Sept 25, 4PM-7PM, Hops & Vines in Asheville
Taste some of the best craft Oktoberfest beer made in the U.S. Why Oktoberfest beer in the middle of September? Most of the craft breweries release their Oktoberfest beers in late August, early September. Some of our best selling Oktoberfest beers this year are already out of stock for the year.
Contact: 828-252-5275

Harvest Time is Ripe with Tours

Through November in the Yadkin Valley
Wine lovers rejoice! If you love wine and you love the NC mountains, this is YOUR time.Whether you prefer white or red, Merlot or Muscadine, North Carolina’s wineries and vineyards will have the perfect pairing for your taste buds. Come explore the scenic beauty of our wine country, taste the fruits of our vineyards, and stay for a picnic or perhaps some live music. Enter the sweepstakes  for 10 weeks of giveaways! Contact: 336-793-4488


"Lovely Ladies" in West Jefferson

RIBBON CUTTING at Lovely Ladies, Sept 24, 9AM-5:30PM, 111-A North Jefferson Ave. West Jefferson NC. West Jefferson’s newest clothes store for women joins the other fine and fun shops of quaint downtown West Jefferson. Stop back by this Saturday for their Grand Opening Celebration. Catering to the plus-size woman who is looking for professional, casual, or lingerie starting from size 18 - 6X. Customer designed wedding dresses alterations done in the store. All sizes welcomed & available.Lovely Ladies is located next to Shatley Springs Jewelry and Gifts in downtown West Jefferson.
Contact: 336-846-LADY(5239)

Reception for New work from Western North Carolina artists

Heartwood Gallery, Saluda NC
Opening Reception Friday October 2nd 6-8pm Featuring Saluda Plein Air Painter Jim Carson, Textiles from The Oriole Mill in Hendersonville, NC, and new work by Potter Sarah Wells Rolland from Canton, NC. New works will be available October1-December 31.


Bryson City - GSM National Park 75th Celebration this Weekend

Sept 26, 6:30PM, Railroad Depot, Everett Street in Bryson City NC
A Great Smoky Mountains National Park 75th Anniversary event. Regional talent is showcased in a relaxed, outdoor venue located in the heart of historic downtown Bryson City. Bring a chair or blanket and settle in for an evening of great music. Free admission. Isaac Deal & Aaron Plantenberg - Formally of Commonfolk, these two talented musicians play guitar and banjo favorites.

Asheville: Celebration of Southern Appalachian Traditions and Crafts

September 26-27 at The North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville NC
The North Carolina Arboretum celebrates Southern Appalachian traditions during Heritage Crafts Weekend. The event, now in its fourth year, features craft demonstrations, plant sales and musical performances in the Heritage Garden, Baker Exhibit Center and Education Center.
Contact: (828) 665-2492

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Old Timey Day in Hendersonville

September 26, 8Am-1PM, Curb Market, 221 N. Church Street, Hendersonville NC

The Henderson County Curb Market is the South's most unique Curb Market. This special event includes music, sausage & ham biscuits cooked on a old timey wood stove, antique displays and more. All items sold at the market must be either handmade or locally grown Henderson County.
Contact: (828) 692-8012

Tryon: Horse Show this Weekend

September 26-27, 8AM-5PM, Foothills Equestrian Center, Tryon NC
Wonderful horse show, final qualifier for the 2009 Regional Championships. Spectators welcome. For more information visit Carolina Dressage online.
 Contact: (828) 859-9021

This week's Schedule at the Back Room

September 23-26 at the Back Room
23 - Open Mic with Tony Campbell 9:00pm -Come out and strut your stuff!
24 - Stillhouse Hollow 8:30pm Our Thursday Folk/American series continues with Stillhouse Hollow 25 - Odd Meters 9:00pm Enjoy some jazz, Afro-Cuban, Funk, Pop, Reggae, and Indian
26 - The Space Heaters 9:00pm  We welcome back the Space Heaters for some high octane swing
Contact: 828-697-6828

Last inuter Special at The Folkestone Inn

Last Minute Special at Bryson City B and B
Folkestone Inn, 101 Folkestone Rd., Bryson City NC

Last Minute Special Book three nights from September 28-October 5 and get your third night free.

FOLKESTONE INN - MOUNTAIN VIEW. Soft drinks, snacks & cookies all day. Guest computer in library. Wireless, full gourmet breakfast each day. Our Smoky Mountain Bed and Breakfast is filled with old fashioned charm and modern amenities. Open year 'round, private balconies and mountain vistas. $109 - $163 per night.

Juried Art and Craft Show this Weekend

September 26-27, Bakersville Creek Walk, downtown Bakersville NC
The juried show features some of the finest arts and crafts to be found anywhere in the region.Great food is available from a variety of vendors. Music is provided by talented local performers, and there will be a street dance on Saturday night. Attendance at last year's Fesitval was an estimated 5,000 exhibitors reported brisk sales. Contact: (828) 688-3599


Maggie Valley: Annual Mustang Meet this weekend

September 26 at Eaglenest Entertainment, Maggie Valley NC
Get on your pony and RIDE! Over 100 Mustang enthusiasts gather for this annual event. Popular vote car show, parts swap, parts vendors, food vendors. Contact: (828) 926-9658


Downtown Parade Commemorates 150th Birthday

September 26 from 2PM-3PM in downtown Sparta NC
Alleghany County turns 150 and Sparta celebrates with a rousing downtown parade. Sparta is the hub for community life of this northwest mountain county. The Courthouse stands in the middle of town and the stores and shops of the old downtown spread out along Main Street. Most retail businesses are locally owned.
Contact:  336) 372-5473

Lake James Goes Batty

September 25, 7PM at Lake James State Park, Nebo NC
An exciting program on bats full of fun activities will take place at our outdoor amphitheater located off of the Lake Channel Overlook Trail. We will meet in the campground parking lot at 7:00 P.M. and hike to the amphitheater together. Please arrive a few minutes early and bring a flashlight if you have one. Contact:  (828) 652-5047

Monday, September 21, 2009

Great Wine, Geat Food, Great Music all for a Good Cause

September 26, 12PM- 6PM at RagApple Lassie Vineyards
Enjoy Gourmet Burgers and Grilled Chicken Sandwiches, with all the homemade trimmings, benefiting the Applachian Braves Little League Baseball Team.  Sample our awesome wines and enjoy the live music of People's Choice Winners:  Mood Swingz playing everything from the old vocal jazz classics like Nat King Cole and Ella Fitzgerald, to the always popular Beach tunes to the classic pop, oldies to Jimmy Buffet and Van Morrison  AND David Russell & Cedar Blue playing a wide selection of fingerpickin' footstompin' music featuring comtemporary bluegrass, mountain, and Americana favorites.
Contact: 1-866-RAGAPPLE

Along the Blueridge Cabin Rentals offering October and November Specials

 Upscale Cabins offering Mid-week Specials/Packages for October and November

ALONG THE BLUERIDGE RENTALS.   Three upscale cabins. Amazing mountain views. Nature Settings. Convenient to area attractions. Extras and upscale features including fine linens. Original art&pottery.Child friendly with Rec rms, toys, games&more! $150-$185nt, $850-$1110w. For deatils contact:    (704) 650-8568

Boone: Riverfront Foreclosure Reduced to $159,900

 Price reduced on Boone area riverfront foreclosure
Open House preview September 26-27 from 2PM- 5PM. 2001 riverfront home 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1940 square feet on 1+acre. Finished attic and large walk-out basement.Venus Investment Properties.
Contact: 828-262-1008

Boone Chamber Business After Hours

September 24, 5PM-7PM at Boone Drug, 617 W King Street, Boone NC
Boone Drug is celebrating it's 90th anniversary hosting the monthly Chamber networking event. The downtown shop is one of Boone's favorite "antiques". Join the festivities for $3 and a business card. RSVP to:  Contact:  828-264-2225


Sparta: 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band Concert

2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band Concert
September 26, 7PM-9PM, Woodruff Stadium, Sparta NC
Come and enjoy the famous Marine bandfree concert at Woodruff Stadium. Free Event.
Contact: (336) 372-5473

NOC NantyFest/Guest Appreciation Festival

September 25-27  Nantahala Outdoor Center,  Bryson City NC
The grandaddy of all gear sales and the party that brings together outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes to catch up. The event features paddling club events, the gear swap, live music and paddling video shows. Contact: (800) 232-7238  Website:

North Wilkesboro Carolina in the Fall Music Festival

September 25-27 Shepherd Farm, North Wilkesboro NC
An Annual Music Festival with hosts The Kruger Brothers from Switzerland, comprised of banjo player - Jens Kruger, guitarist - Uwe Kruger, and bassist - Joel Landsberg, are musical hosts inviting their talented musician friends to join them onstage for Americana, Traditional Bluegrass, and Appalachian Mountain Music. Enjoy workshops, children's area Petey's Place, music, craft & food vendors in an outdoor setting and family atmosphere.$20-$25 admission at the gate or buy online in advance for $5 discount. Contact:(336)667-5344.


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Pet-friendly Restored Historic Cabin in Brevard

BRIGADOON   BREVARD NC.  A renovated, rustic mountain cabin originally built in 1917. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, fireplace, mountain views, WIFI. Large screened porch and open deck overlooking Little River, a trout stream. Sits on 4 acres. Sleeps 8. PET FRIENDLY. $150 per night, $750 per week

Brevard's 4th Friday Gallery Walk and Scenic 276 Studio

September 25 - 27 in Brevard NC. The Art of Brevard galleries and art spots will host the 4th Friday Gallery Walk on Friday, September 25 from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in downtown Brevard followed by the Scenic Hwy. 276 Studio Tour on Saturday and Sunday, September 26 & 27 in Transylvania County.

Aaron Morgan Photography on display in Bryson City

Through the end of September the photography of Smoky Mountain Times Reporter Aaron Morgan will be on display at the marianna Black Library. The image here of yellow flowers, the Chamber of Commerce fountain and the Old Swain County Courthouse reflected in the Chamber window was taken around 9 p.m. in late May this year. Aaron's passion for photography has centered on using dramatic light to create surreal night scenes. The display case in the library features what Aaron considers his "best work."

Canoe or Kayak this fall in the Jefferson Area

RIVERSIDE CANOE. We offer canoe, kayak, tube, bike and cabin rentals. Take a self guided or guided trip along the scenic and historic New River.  We are outfitters with combined experience of 35 years in canoeing and kayaking. Guided overnight canoe/camping trips.  Choose 1, 2, 3, 4 , or 5 days. Most equipment and all meals (prepared by your guide) are included. Advanced reservations required. Rates dependent on the trip.

West Jefferson Luxury Vacation Rentals

ON THE WINDFALL   3 West Jefferson luxury vacation cottages. 215 acres, mountain view, hot tub, DSL, stocked trout pond, marked hiking trails, elevations to 4000ft, woodburning fireplaces, big porches, awesome starry nights, secluded & private, gated community. $120-$250nt  $650-$1350wk

On the Windfall is a true escape. These new, charming mountain cottages are centrally located to many attractions, and festivals within the tri-state area including North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee. The natural beauty of this area includes abundant wildlife, wildflowers, awesome long range views, picturesque farms and magnificent starry nights.

West Jefferson Restaurants participate in "Taste of the Mountains" Fundraiser

September 24 in West Jefferson. Ashe Services for Aging Foundation, Inc. will host their 2nd annual "Taste of the Mountains" fundraiser for the Home Delivered Meal Program. Dine out at Fraser's, Shatley Springs, Sweet Aromas, Sweet & Savory Bakery & Deli, Wendy's, and Winner's Circle Restaurant on September 24, 2009 and those restaurants will donate 10% of their day's sales to ASA Home Delivered Meals. 
Contact: 336-246-2461

Saturday, September 19, 2009

9th Annual Benefit Concert in Asheville

September 27 at the Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville NC. The Asheville Area Piano Forem presents an Extravaganza Celebrating the Piano with 26 top performers playing classical music and jazz.  Including music by Gershwin, Chopin, Rachmaninoff and other classics.  Proceeds benefit the educational and charitable activities of the Asheville Area Piano Forum (501C3), including Student Assistance Awards.
Contact: 828-257-4530

Wings Over the Smokies - Honda Goldwing Rally at the WNC Agricultural Center

September 24-26 at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher NC on the outskirts of Asheville. The North Carolina District Gold Wing Riders Association's renowned "Wings Over the Smokies - Honda Gold Wing Rally draws over 5,000 people and more than 100 vendors that cater to motorcyclists. The event draws riders and exhibitors from across the country. Come for the Gold Wing fellowship and also experience some of the best and most beautiful scenic rides you'll ever find.
Contact:  (336) 254-2542

"Meet a Tree" Hike at Lake James Park

September 24 at 4:30 PM at Lake James State Park Nebo NC. Join a Park Ranger for a hike on one of the parks trails and meet a tree! This hike is full of activities and is a great hike for families. Meet at the park office at 4:30 P.M.
Contact: (828) 652-5047

Classic Car Show in Old Fort

September 20 from 1PM-5PM in downtown Old Fort, NC bring your car, truck, or motorcycle to this free event sponsered by Route 70 Cruisers. For more information, call 828-442-5135      Website:

Curtis Wright Appreciation Day Postponed

Due to A LOT of rain and the Green River being unfishable, we have decided to postpone Customer Appreciation Day at our private water.  The new date for Customer Appreciation Day will be September, 26, 2009 (next Saturday) from 11:00am to 3pm at our private water.  Come join us for some fishing, casting lessons, and burgers & dogs...just BYOB.

Contact:  828-645-8700

Friday, September 18, 2009

UNC Asheville's Craft Campus offers Meet the Maker Series

"Meet the Maker: Conversations of Meaning with Craftspeople" is a year-long series focusing on meaningful conversations with individual craftspeople, artists and designers. The goal of the series is to link the conversations with the "Makers" to the life of the viewer/user of contemporary craft. September schedule includes:

Sept. 29 William Schaaf, painter/sculptor, 12:30pm in Owen Hall 237, UNC Asheville campus (FREE)
Sept. 30 Craft In America pre-screening with NC potter Mark Hewitt, 7pm at the Fine Arts Theatre, Asheville ($10/adults; $3/students; children under 12 free)
Contact: 828-250-2392

Ashe County Chamber Member Blast

September 24 from 5:30PM-6:00PM at Jefferson Landing the next Chamber “Member BLAST!” sponsored by Skyline/Skybest . There will be door prizes to be given away through a drawing. Everyone may participate in the “50/50” drawing for cash – split 50% to the winning ticket holder & 50% to the Chamber! Tickets are $1 per ticket or $5 for increments of 6 tickets. There will be free hors d’oeuvres and selective beverages, along with a cash bar. And there are plenty of opportunities to network with your fellow Chamber members and their guests. Come and have a BLAST!
Contact: 336-846-9550

Benefit Auction Works Now Available on Art for Penland Website

Art for Penland is a web-based art sales program designed to support Penland's classes, programs, studios, and scholarships through the sale of art contributed by artists and other donors. The Penland Gallery is currently featuring four outstanding pieces by sculptor Michael Sherrill, whose piece Mouths to Feed was a spectacular part of the 2009 Annual Auction.
Contact: 828-765-2359, ext. 45

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Hike with the llamas in Pisgah National Forest

September 19 at the Cradle of Forestry, Pisgah National Forest near Brevard NC. Programs about llamas as pack animals and trail companions begin at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., each followed by an easy 2-mile walk with the llamas with a picnic break. Ice tea provided. Llamas will carry participants' lunches and snacks. $5.00 for adults; free for youth ages 15 and under.
Contact:  (828) 877-3130.

Chef's Table in Waynesville Open Sundays in October

October 11, 18 and 25 The Chef's Table , 20 Church Street in Waynesville NC will be open and serving a full dinner menu plus specials. The ultimate wine country dining experience awaits you at Waynesville’s legendary Chef’s Table restaurant. Make plans to enjoy the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains and Chef Josh’s magnificent wine country cuisine.
Contact:  828-452-6210

Saturday Night Special at Thirteen Moons in Bryson City

September 19th  at Thirteen Moons Restaurant at The Village in Bryson CIty NC. This Saturday's dinner special includes:
Appetizer - slow roasted eggplant cannelloni filled with tender gulf shrimp, local goat cheese, sundried tomatoes topped with a rich creamy basil alfredo sauce
Chef’s Special Entrée - Tender grilled pesto rubbed rib eye steak served with ½ pound of sweet Alaskan snow crab legs, melted butter roasted garlic rosemary veal glaze
The Pastry Chef’s Creation - Red Velvet Cheesecake layered with white chocolate and raspberry jam
Contact: 828-488-2826

Photo Op Special from the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in Bryson City

September 20 in Bryson City enjoy the scenic beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains on an 8 hour, 71 mile roundtrip excursion from Bryson City to Andrews, NC. Trip includes two photo run-bys and layover in Andrews and a picnic lunch is provided.Ticket prices include admission to the Smoky Mountains Model Trains Museum. Call for reservations and details: 828-488-7000.

Bryson City Campgrounds one mile from The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

DEEP CREEK TUBE CENTER & CAMPGROUND.  Located on beautiful Deep Creek, only one mile from The Great Smoky Mountains National Forest. There are 13 cabins as well as full hook-up RV campsites and primitive tent sites. Tube rentals available to enjoy a fun-filled day on the creek. $58-$165nt, $365-$1000wk. We offer Rippling trout runs, sparkling waterfalls, natural swimming holes, mountain trails lined with wildflowers and a mile of the best whitewater tubing in the Smokies.

Free Music in the Mountians Concert in Bryson City

September 19 from 6:30PM-8:00 PM at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Train Depot
Bryson City NC enjoy Bryson City's Free "Music in the Mountains" Concerts, Saturday Nights through October. This week The Caribbean Cowboys. Their fun tunes bring you an island sound consisting of reggae, calypso and good old rock ‘n roll. FREE - just bring a lawn chair
Contact:  828-488-3681

News from the Grove Arcade in Asheville

They're back... The annual migration of the Chimney Swifts has begun. Each year the birds migrate during September and October and stop by Asheville to enjoy their preferred temperature range, 50-70 degrees. Attracted to the large chimney on the fifth floor of the Grove Arcade. Last weekend between 500 and 1,000 were spotted on the Arcade's roof at sunset making their dive into the chimney. They circle the chimney before coming to roost creating quite a show for sidewalk spectators.

Grandfather Mountain Holds 39th Annual American Girl Scout Day

September 19 at Grandfather Mountain US 221, 2 miles north of Linville. NC All Girl Scouts and troop leaders are admitted free with proof of membership. Discount admission for other family members. Staff naturalists provide free nature programs throughout the day. Grandfather Mountain adopted the Girl Scouts in 1971, inviting the girls to visit the mountain each September to learn more about nature and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Contact: 800-468-7325

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Lawn Mower Race in North Wilkesboro

September 19 from 5:30PM-9PM at the North Wilkesboro Rotary Fairgrounds. Mow Down is absolutely a hit with fans of all ages! Suped up riding lawn mowers from 5 to 18 horsepower motors! Get in gear and start your engines! Street gates open 5:30pm - show begins 6pm with Lawn mower racing!
Contact: (336) 838-8662

Christmas on a Mountaintop in Beech Mountain

Reserve NOW - Christmas in the High Country books early!
If you've always dreamed of spending Christmas on a mountain top in front of a cozy fire, now's your chance! The week of Christmas is STILL available at Dream View Chalet. Better still is that we're waiving the minimum 7-night stay and are accepting 4-night or greater stays. 180 degree views and plenty of room for family or friends. Have yourself a Merry Christmas at Dream View Chalet. Email us for costs or for more information, visit our website. Hurry! We don't expect this time to last long!

WNC Nature Center Needs Rotten Logs

It's that time of year when the bears are out foraging and filling up for winter. Our bears here at the Nature Center would love to have folks donate rotten stumps (the buggier the better!), 100 lbs. or less, and poplar branches with green leaves still attached.

These will aid enrichment and ease their seasonal hyperphagia (wanting to eat all the time in Fall to get calories for hibernation).They will forage up to 20 hours per day in the Fall, and these items will help keep them busy and happy.

Contact: Tim Hunter 828-298-5600 ext 409 or

Fireman's Day Festival in Bryson City

September 19 at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot in Bryson City NC. A Swain County tradition! Music, crafts, entertainment, barbecue dinner, the completely unique “Miss Flame” Contest, and a parade of area fire trucks and emergency vehicles. In conjuction with Railfest 2009.
Contact: 828-488-7000

Autumn Colors Autorama in Hendersonville

September 19 from 9AM-4PM on Main Street, Historic Downtown Hendersonville NC. The Autumn Colors Antique & Classic Car display is hosted by The Great Smoky Mountain Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America. The Antique Automobile Club of America is the oldest and largest automotive historical society in the nation.
Contact: (828) 891-2286

Flock to the rock at Chimney Rock Park

September 19-20 Flock to the Rock- Hawkwatching and Birding event at Chimney Rock Park in Chimney Rock NC.  Guided walks and programs with local birders allow you to "get up close and personal" with
non-releasable birds of prey. There will also be workshops on attracting birds, what to feed them, how to choose and use binoculars, and many more.
Contact: 800.277.9611

Change of Seasons Special in the Mountains, $49 /night - Limited Time!

Offer expires September 18, 11:00 pm EST. Book the Friends and Family Rate of $49 per night which includes a Carolina Breakfast Buffet. Guests will also receive restaurant and golf discounts upon check-in. Offer good for stays between September 20th - 24th or September 27th – October 1st only. The Waynesville Inn Golf Resort and Spa is an AAA-3diamond resort offering fine dining, Donald Ross golf course in a beautiful mountain setting, and convenience to all area attractions.
Contact:  800-627-6250

Reminder: Curtis Wright Outfitters Customer Appreciation Week

Special events every day this week culminating in a cook-out on our private water September 19.  We would love for you to come out and enjoy the day with us.  We will be grilling the burgers and dogs so just BYOB and bring something to drink.

Curtiss Wright Outfitters Fly Shop and Guide Services
Contact: 828-645-8700

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

4th Annual Southeastern Tribes Cultural Arts Celebration in Cherokee

September 18-19 in Cherokee NC. The Indian Removal Act of 1830 required that all American Indian tribes be removed from the Southeast. Now they're back for a two-day event that celebrates the revitalization of their ancient traditions. Visitors can share their dances, food, stories, games, crafts, living history encampments and native languages during a very special reunion that's also open to the pubic.
Contact: 800-438-1601

Business Before Hours in Brevard

September 18 from  8AM-9AM at  Brian Center Health & Rehabilitation. Country Club Road, Brevard NC Please RSVP by calling 828-883-3700 before September 16th. Or email and include your company name, names of attendees and reference to the event your are registering for.

WPA at Grey Eagle in Asheville

September 18 - doors open at 8PM at Grey Eagle Music Hall in Asheville NC.WPA (Works Progress Administration) is an expandable collective, with Luke Bulla (Lyle Lovett), Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek) and Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket) at its core.
Contact: 828-232-5800

Brad Pitt at the Flat Rock Cinema

September 18-24 at the Flat Rock Cinema, 2700 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock, NC see  "INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS" , a big, bold, audacious war movie. Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth, Melanie Laurent. In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. Reservations are encouraged, but not required.

All tickets only $5! Enjoy lunch or dinner with us. We recommend arriving at least 20 minutes prior to show time if you plan to eat with us.

Contact: (828) 697-2463

150th Anniversary Street Dance in Sparta

September 18 from 7PM - 10PM at First Community Bank parking lot, 57 North Main St., Sparta NC. Celebrate the county's 150 Anniversary. Prize for best period attire. Men encouraged to wear facial hair.
Contact: 336-372-459

Overmountain Victory Celebration in Spruce Pine

September 17-20 at the Museum of NC Minerals Spruce Pine NC. A revoluntionary war re-enactment and encampment on the grounds of the Museum of NC Minerals in Spruce Pine. Events features costumed reenactors demonstrating traditonal crafts and other activities including candlemaking, spinning, tomahawk and skillet tosses and skirmishes. Also featuring a candlelight tour. FREE
Contact: (828) 765-2761

This week in The Back Room at The Flat Rock Wine Shoppe

September 15 Amy Burritt 6:30pm
Amy continues our dinner music series
September 16 Open Mic 8:30pm
Joel Cornes hosts Flat Rock's hottest acts!
September 17 Al Wood and son Woody Wood 8:30pm
From The Grand Ole Opry to The Back Room Al Wood brings his banjo prowess
September 18 Moonshine Babies 9:00pm
The Back Room's first act returns to the stage
September 19   Wine Tasting from 4PM-6PM with music and hors d'ouevres.
Shod My Feet 9:00pm  Original alternative pop to tap your feet to
Contact: 828-697-6828

Crab Night at Thirteen Moons

September 16 at Thirteen Moons Restaurant at The Village "All You Can Eat" Alaskan Snow Crab Legs with corn on the cob, mashed potatoes, warm homemade bread. Call for reservations. 9400 hwy 19 W, Bryson City NC.
Contact: 828-488-2826

Mountain Life Festival in The Great Smoky Mountain National Park

September 19 from 10 am – 4 pm at the Mountain Farm Museum, Great Smoky Mountains National Park Oconaluftee Visitors Center, Cherokee NC. As part of the GSMNP’s 75th Anniversary, this year’s festival will include a special showcase of Appalachian folkways. Tools, farm implements and historic photographs from the Park’s archives and artifact collection will be on display to help pay tribute to the former residents who lived where the Park now stands.  Music will be provided by Marshall Crowe and the Bluegrass Singers. The purpose of the Mountain Life Festival is to share with park visitors some of the traditional fall activities that were an important part of rural life in the southern mountains. The spirit of cooperation that existed among families and neighbors is reflected in this event.
Contact:  (865) 436-7318

Monday, September 14, 2009

Live Music and "Liquid Gold" at RagApple Lassie Vineyards

September 19 from noon to 6PM at RagApple Lassie Vineyards Tasting Room enjoy jazz great, Dave Morgan, talented vocalist, drummer and vibes player Be entertained with jazz, blues and favorites from the American Songbook.

Liquid Gold will be available! Liquid Gold is the juice from freshly crushed grapes and is unlike anything you've ever tasted!  Only at harvest can one experience a sip of grape juice followed by a sip of wine from the same grape variety.  Come sample liquid gold for yourself.  FREE, when available, on a first come basis.
Contact: 1-866-RAGAPPLE

Alarka Highlands Featured Lot

Price good through September 30, 2009. Lot 68 offers 50 mile views and its own private waterfall.  This lot is available for only $150,000 with a choice of a $ 25,000 rebate or and new Ford F150.

Contact:  Chad Tyler at 877-504-0005

Stay and Play Golf Package at Jefferson Landing

Valid through October 31, 2009 at Jefferson Landing, 184 W. Landing Dr., Jefferson NC. Stay and play at Jefferson Landing in the Blue Ridge mountains, rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest. $99 rate includes your round of golf, one night stay and breakfast. Three round/two night pacakge for $248. Discounted rates are available for groups of 12 or more. Rate is per person, based on 2 golfers sharing a Lodge Room, Monday thru Thursday.
 Contact:  888-292-2310

Weaverville's Art in Autumn Arts & Crafts Festival

September 19 from 10AM-5PM on Main Street in Weavweville enjoy the 3rd Annual Art in Autumn Arts & Crafts Festival. The festival will feature over a hundred juried artists and craftspeople, as well as an exciting array of food and live music. The music stage will feature old-time and bluegrass music. In addition to festival food vendors, area restaurants such as Blue Mountain Pizza, Well-Bred Bakery, Mike's Main Street Grill, and Sunnyside Cafe will be open during the festival.

Heritage Weekend at the Folk Art Center in Asheville

September 19-20 from 10AM-5PM at The Folk Art Center, Milepost 382 of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville NC. The 29th Annual Heritage Weekend at the Folk Art Center is a two-day celebration of traditional crafts, music and storytelling featuring the World Gee Haw Whimmy Diddle Competition at 2pm on Saturday. Learn from area experts about beekeeping, canning and preserving, coopering, heritage toy making, blacksmithing, natural dyeing, spinning, quilting, whittling, basket weaving and folk pottery. Musical entertainment will include the polished sounds of Buncombe Turnpike as well as Blue Eyed Girl. The Apple Chill Cloggers will thrill the audience with traditional mountain dancing.

Contact:  828-298-7928

Rutherfordton Developer offers September Lot Specials Starting at $19,900!

Mountain Creek Land Company is running a special on lots for the remaining days of September! Please call for an appointment. Mountain view and great building site on a 1.72 acre lot......Just $39,900! A Stream on 1.23 acres with hard wood trees.....Just $19,900.This Discount ends Sept 30th...... Please come this month because these lots will go fast!
Call Jeff Proctor 828-289-4955
Mountain Creek Land Company

Tryon Fall Classic at FENCE

September 18-20 enjoy a competetive horse show. Admission is free and spectators welcome. Fence, Foothills Equestrian Nature Center, is a 300 acre nature education and recreation center, offering 6 miles of hiking and riding trails. An equestrian center with stabling for 300 horses and a variety of family-oriented nature education programs, outdoor concerts and more.
Contact:  828-859-9021

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Southeastern Tribes Cultural Arts Celebration in Cherokee

September 18-19 at the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds Cherokee NC Tribes from south east come together in celebration of their culture. Traditional craft & food vendors. Traditional dancing, games, and contests. $10 general admission.
Contact:  (828) 497-3481

Native American Pow Wow in Wilkesboro

September 18-20 at the Forest Edge Amphitheater at Fort Hamby off US 421, Wilkesboro NC.
Native storytellers & demonstrators. Music by N.A.M.Y. Native traders & food vendors. Luck-of-the-Draw Dance Money. Park entry fee $1/vehicle plus donation $5/adult; $2/child.
Contact: (336) 921-3390

3rd Annual Celebration of the Arts in Spindale

September 18-22  at the Foundation Lobby, at Isothermal Community College. A juried event with painting, pottery, sculpture, textiles, wood work, and jewelry handmade by 60 members of the Rutherford County Visual Artists Guild. Hours: 9 to 5 (Sunday 1 to 5). All works on exhibit may be purchased. The Artist Gala will be held on September 18 between 5-7pm.
Contact: (828) 288-5009   Website:

Bluegrass Music Jam in downtown Marion

September 17 from 7PM-9PM at the Historic Marion Depot in Marion NC. The Bluegrass Music Jam is open to all musicians, no scheduled performers. Outdoors (weather permitting), bring chairs or blankets. Free. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, downtown Marion was established in 1842.  The Marion Depot is an 1860s building recently renovated and is the oldest surviving depot on the Western Rail Line.
Contact: 828-652-2215

55th Annual Macon County Agricultural Fair in Franklin

September 16 - 19 at the Macon County Fair Grounds in Franklin NC. Come enjoy a real, authentic agricultural fair featuring crafts, farm animals and festival foods.
Contact: 828-524-3267

Ashe County Humane Society holds 1st Annual Bark in the Park Fundraiser

September 19 from noon - 4PM in West Jefferson support the Humane Society and have a fun day with your fury family member. The event is open to all dog owners and their pets. If you don’t have a dog come on out anyway to enjoy the afternoon with friends and family. There will be food, 1-mile dog walk (noon) and a dog costume contest (2 p.m.)! There will also be entertainment, health care for pets to include ear cleaning and nail trims, a massage therapist and some other surprises.

Folkestone Inn in Bryson City Now Serves Weekend Gourmet dinners

THE FOLKESTONE INN , a mountain view bed and breakfast in Bryson City, has added weekend gourmet dinners to their comprehensive guest services. The cost is $29.95 per person; $24.95 for vegetarian selection and menus vary. Here is a sample menu:
Spinch-Feta Tartlets with Caramelized Cream Onion Sauce
Baby Spring Greens Salad with Vinaigrette
Fresh Home-baked Bread

Grilled Ribeye Steak* with Garlicky Mashed Potatoes and
Roasted Asparagus
(*Grilled Portabello Mushroom for vegetarians.) OR
Fresh Coopers Creek Trout prepared several ways by the chef

Chocolate Mousse with Fresh Whipped Cream, topped with Dark Chocolate Shavings

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Perform In Franklin

September 18 at the Smoky Mountain Performing Arts Center  in Franklin Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver perform gospel music with a message.  Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have made many more gospel recordings than secular ones. According to Lawson, "It is apparent to me that the folks who buy our music and come to our concerts feel, as I do, that there is no better message than the message of Jesus Christ. It is my hope that my "musical mission" will lead others to Him.
Contact:  828.524.1598

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Tryon Sculpturama 2009

September 13-October 24 The Tryon Arts Center Tryon will exhibit Sculpturama 2009. Tryon Painters and Sculptors, Inc. is pleased to announce Sculpturama 2009, the 12th Biennial Western North Carolina Art Exhibit sponsored by TPS with the support of the Polk County Community Foundation. 
Contact:  (828) 859-8322 ext 212

"On the Same Page" Literary Festival in West Jefferson

September 16 - 19 in West Jefferson. The featured author is Jill McCorkle, author of eight books including Ferris Beach and Carolina Moon, as well as the soon-to-be-published Going Away Shoes. The Festival includes celebrated North Carolina writers and friends of the written word, as well as events featuring cinnamon buns and barbecue! This Festival is not to be missed by anyone who enjoys reading, writing, learning, and just a great time.”
Contact:  919-416-0908

Second Annual Orchard Photography Contest

Entries accepted through October 18, 2009 for the Annual Orchard Photography Contest. Submit Orchard at Altapass related photos only. Contestants may enter up to 3 photographs each. Digital photos are preferred. Several catagories and prizes offered including the winning photograph featured on the Orchard's website HOMEPAGE for the 2010 season. For details and rules visit:

Live music and mountain dancing at the Orchard at Alta Pass

September 16 - 20 enjoy live music and mountain dancing, storytelling and hayrides, monarch butterfly raising, naturalist tours and birding walks, arts and handwork demonstrations, book signings and more. Free; The Orchard at Altapass, Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 328.3. between Spruce Pine and Little Switzerland.
Contact: (828) 765-9531

Green Creek Heritage Festival in Tryon

September 9AM-4PM at the Green Creek Family Life Center, Tryon NC. Old timey fun with old timey things. From farm tools and tractors to antique cars and trucks. Learn to milk a cow or just watch the fun. Music, food and entertainment. Off Hwy 9, turn at Green Creek Fire Department onto Green Creek Road (only goes one way), go to top of the hill.   Contact:  828) 863-4367

Carolinas Dahlia Society Annual Show and Garden Harvest Festival in Asheville

September 12-13 at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville NC. Hundreds of dahlia blooms in magnificent colors and multi-bloom varieties bouquets are on display at the NC Arboretum. Enjoy demonstrations, walks and family activities.
Contact:  828) 665-2492

Classics & Chocolate Concert in Waynesville

September 12 at The Performing Arts Center at 250 Pigeon Street, Waynesville. The yearly concert is famous for partnering stellar classical performances with a decadent chocolate reception where concert goers can meet the artist, pianist Frank Iogha. Prices are $15.00/ Students may attend free. Tickets may be purchased in the arts council gallery at 86 N Main St, Waynesville NC.

Contact: 828-452-0593

Banner House Museum celebrates Heritage Day

September 19 from 11AM-4PM. Banner House Museum celebrates Heritage Day, 7990 Hickory Nut Gap Rd., Banner Elk NC. Visitors are invited to display family pictures and memorabilia, visit with Banner Elk/Avery heritage authors, enjoy music and house tours including an exhibit on "Life in Banner Elk, 1860-1865" and Civil War artifacts from Steve Chandler's collection. Barbecue lunches available for purchase. Anyone wishing to display quilts is required to pre-register by Sept 15. 
Contact:  (828) 898-3634

What's New at RagApple Lassie Vineyards?

RagApple Lassie Vineyards has just built a new Horseshoe Pit.  Come, test your skills in the great outdoors of the Yadkin Valley and when you're done enjoy a glass of great wine and a fine cigar, now available in the RagApple Lassie Tasting Room.
Contact: 866-RAGAPPLE

Friday, September 11, 2009

Sit and Knit Fridays at Asheville NC Homecrafts

Asheville NC Homecrafts is currently offering 40% off of selected yarns. Owners Judy and Marie stock beautiful handmade objects created by local artists as well as hand-dyed yarns is a rainbow of colors. The store functions as a hub of activity for a thriving community of gifted fiber artists who live in the mountains around Asheville. When you visit the shop, you may very well see some of them at work - especially if you time your visit to coincide with the weekly Sit & Knit that takes place Fridays from 5:30 to 7:00. You can choose from the handiwork of over 70 local artisans or buy supplies to create fiber arts yourself!

Our finished products include a wonderful selection of wearable art from 35 knitters. Stop by and discover your favorite hat, scarf, bag or other treasure. Asheville NC Homecrafts is located in Suite 134 in the Grove Arcade.
Contact:   828-350-7556
Website:  Http://

Skyline Trail in Chimney Rock Park Re-opens

Improvements have been completed after a lot of hard work from the Trails Crew and The Skyline trail to Exclamation Point is now open. With a big helping hand provided by state parks staff, contractors and the great crew from Isothermal Community College's Summer Youth Work program Park visitors can again enjoy the hike and incredible view from Exclamation Point.
Contact:  1-800-277-9611

Final Hot Summer Night in Lake Lure

September 14 from 6PM-9PM at the Lake Lure Community Center dance the night away to country bluegrass music at the final Hot Summer Nights Street Dance.

Contact:  (828) 625-2725

Jewish Film Festival in Blowing Rock

September 13-16  at The Hayes Performing Art Center in Blowing Rock. An emotionally powerful and eloquent slate of award-winning films documenting the Jewish experience during the Holocaust is the focus of the Jewish Film Festival. A co-production between The Simon Wiesenthal Center and its Academy Award-winning Moriah Films, Westglow Resort & Spa and the Hayes Center, the festival is a benefit for the Temple of the High Country, which is being built on King Street in downtown Boone.
Contact: 828-295-9627

Sunday Brunch Buffet at Thirteen Moons Restaurant in Bryson City

September 13 at Thirteen Moons Restaurant in the Village, Bryson City NC. $11.95 per person – 10:30am – 2:30pm Children 5-11, $6.95 ~ 4 and under FREE.
This Brunch featuring:
Atlantic Smoked Salmon and Bagel Bar with Capers, Red Onion and Cream Cheese
Fresh Seasonal Fruit and a Selection of Gourmet Salads
Omelet Station made to order by our Chef
Danish Pastries and Muffins
Thirteen Moons Warm Breakfast Specialty
A Fantastic Soup du Jour
Gourmet Pasta Entrée with our Authentic Italian Sauce
Carving Station featuring a Freshly Prepared Family Roast
Vegetable and Potatoes
Sensational Homemade Dessert Buffet
Contact: 828-488-2826

Fall Folliage Specials in Highlands Beginning at $69

September 18 – November 7, 2009 at Mountain High Lodge, 200 Main Street in Highlands NC, rates are as low as $69 per night plus tax. At Highlands Suite Hotel, 205 Main Street in Highlands NC, rates as low as…$99 per night plus tax. Two-night minimum required on weekdays, three on weekends. Based on double occupancy and availability. Some restrictions apply. No other discounts apply. Not valid on current or group reservations. Taxes not included. Weekends slightly higher.
Contact: Lodge - (828) 526-2790 Hotel - (828) 526-4502
Website: Lodge -   Hotel  -

20% Off Great Smokys Kayaking from PaddleFish in Bryson City

Now through September 30, 2009  discover America's treasured places with 20% off! Must reserve with discount codes: Online - SeptNCSave or by phone- 09NCFall. Since 2004 PaddleFish has focused on connecting families to nature through first-class sea kayaking tours, powerboat excursions, and multi-day expeditions from unique destinations throughout the southeastern United States.
Contact:  828-488-8797

Prime building site in Headwaters at Banner Elk REDUCED 50K

Great price - now $199,000 - for a prime mountain view lot (#67) in Headwaters at Banner Elk. 1.29 acres, outstanding views, very level home site, borders Deer Creek Park. Was $249,900 / now $199,900...mayby less? Make an offer!For more details:
Contact: Tarry Crockett   (828)231-6966

Sylva Hosts Tom Shay Presentation "Strategies to Win in 2010" (and survive this economy)

September 15 from 6:30PM-8PM at the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Sylva Tom Shay will present "Strategies to Win in 2010" (an survive this economy). Tom Shay's experiences as a fourth-generation merchant provide him with the knowledge and background to present tried and proven ideas to assist owners, managers, and staff with the day-to-day operation of their businesses. During the 25-plus years that Tom was part of the family business, the stores were ongoing laboratories for the management and promotional techniques that are the backbone of the seminars that Tom now produces. He presents proven and time-tried ideas on the topics of promoting, customer loyalty, business management design, employee skills development, and financial control.
Contact: 828-586-1577