Wine Around the Square in Downtown Hayesville
Taste wine with 10 area vineyards while strolling inside and around the Square to visit with local artisans and businesses. Specialty foods will be available for purchase to enjoy with a variety of wines.
The event takes place on Friday, October 3, 2014. Cost is $20 per person, and the event runs from 5 PM - 9 PM. More information and tickets: www.cccra-nc.org or call 828-389-2121 for more details.
41st Annual Folk School Fall Festival 2014: Oct 4 & 5
Celebrate our rich Appalachian heritage at Fall Festival. Over 200 fine craft vendors will display their work for sale. Musicians and dancers will grace the two stages with lively performances. Children's activities and delicious Festival food make this event fun for the whole family! Join us October 4 & 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily admission: $5 for adults, $3 for ages 12-17, and free for children under 12.
Kellie Pickler to Headline Cherokee Indian Fair
Tue., Oct. 7 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Wed. - Fri., Oct. 8 - 10 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 11 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
In keeping with this year’s theme “Cherokee People: Our Legends and Tales,” “Elder’s Day” will be held Oct. 9. Fairgoers 59 years of age or older will be admitted free and treated to lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. Activities for the elders will include bingo, square dancing, concerts by Robert Wolfe and Soco Creek and a corn hole tournament.
The fair’s exhibit halls will be teeming with displays from agricultural, the local community, foods and crafts, veterans’ remembrance groups and Qualla Arts and Crafts Cooperative contest entries. In addition to nonstop carnival rides. There will be a fireworks show on Sat. Oct.11. Two men’s stickball games are on tap Oct. 9, along with the Junior Miss Cherokee pageant and the second round of Cherokee Idol hosted by Chris Watty.
For further information, visitcherokeenc.com/events/detail/cherokee-indian-fair/
In addition to the fair, the 8th Annual Trail of Tears Memorial Walk takes place Sat. Oct. 11 at 9:30 a.m. Hosted by the Cherokee Historical Association, the walk will begin at the Cherokee Historical Association building, 564 Tsali Blvd., Cherokee. Registration fee is $10. Walkers 12 and under are free. For information: (828) 497-2111.
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is a sovereign nation with more than 14,000 enrolled members and is the only federally recognized Native American tribe in North Carolina. The Eastern Band of Cherokee makes its home on the 56,600-acre Qualla Boundary in five Western North Carolina counties about an hour west of Asheville, NC and at the southern entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Soar the Nantahala River Gorge and GSM
Soar high about the Nantahala River Gorge and the North Carolina mountains. Enjoy the stunning fall colors. And save 15% Tuesdays thru Thursdays.
Visit NOC.com for more information
41st Annual Fall Colors Hike Week At Fontana Village Resort
Hikers and Nature Lovers will be gathering at Fontana Village Resort for the 41st annual Fall Colors Hike Week. A full schedule of events has been planned that will be suited for everyone in the family.
PEANUTS™ Pumpkin Patch Express
The leaves are turning this October and the pumpkins are ready to be carved! The PEANUTS gang returns to the GSMR Pumpkin Patch this October. Ready for some family fun? PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express returns to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad for 2014! The excursions, which are themed after Charles M. Schulz’s classic story “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” will be departing from the Bryson City Depot in October of 2014! Keep checking back for more details. Booking for this event is now available!
Visit www.gsmr.com to learn more.
2nd Annual Wild About Game! - Outdoor Sportsmen’s Day
Mountain folks have survived on wild game in Graham County for over 150 years. This event recognizes and shares that tradition. Outdoor sportsmen are plentiful in Robbinsville and activities will highlight skills that have been handed down through generations.
North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountains
Smoky Mountain Host is located in Western North Carolina in the Great Smoky Mountains. Smoky Mountain Host provides Western North Carolina travel guides, family travel activities, and attractions in Clay, Cherokee, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, and Swain Counties as well as the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation.
Plan your family vacation, romantic getaway, destination wedding, or a day in the wilderness with Smoky Mountain Host. You will find lodging that fits your style and budget, shops that sell everything from souvenirs to exquisite mountain crafts, and exciting outdoor adventures for everyone in the family.
Our Western North Carolina attractions include Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, The Factory, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Harrah's Casino, Oconaluftee Indian Village, John C. Campbell Folk School, Gem Mining, Golfing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Canoeing/Rafting, Snow Skiing, and Arts & Theatre. These are just a few of the adventures awaiting for you in Western North Carolina.
This website and our FREE travel guide provides information on Western North Carolina, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and Waterfalls. Communities in Western North Carolina include Andrews, Asheville, Balsam, Brasstwon, Bryson City, Candler, Cashiers, Cherokee, Cullowhee, Dillsboro, Fontana Dam, Franklin, Hayesville, Highlands, Maggie Valley, Murphy, Nantahala, Otto, Robbinsville, Scaly Mountain, Sylva, Waynesville, and Whittier.