Smoky Mountain Blog
Join us at the Brewery on Christmas Eve from 11 am - 5pm!
We will be tapping the Merry Gnome - our Chocolate Covered Gnome with a bowl full of cherries & a little ho!ho!ho! Plus enjoy goodies made from Your Gnometown Cookbook! Pick up some last minute gifts for the Craft Beer Lover!
Holiday Hours through Jan 4
Mon - Wed 11 am - 7* pm
* 11-5 pm on Christmas and New Year's Eve
Heinzelmannchen Brewery, Inc.
Nancy Tut’s Christmas Shop
Nancy Tut’s Christmas Shop
Begin Your Holiday Adventure Here!
Tom Sawyer's Christmas Tree Farm and Elf Village is nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina overlooking beautiful Lake Glenville. We are just 6 miles from the Village of Cashiers. Begin your Holiday Adventures here! Choose ‘n Cut the perfect Fraser Fir Christmas Tree (or we’ll cut one for you) and experience our magical Elf Village for family fun and holiday festivities for everyone.
Tom Sawyer's Christmas Tree Farm and Elf Village
Rumble in the Rhododendron
Friday, November 7 to Sunday, November 9
Are you and your best fly-fishing buddy ready to rumble with the top anglers around? Then get your $225 entry fee together for this two-person team competition held exclusively in the catch-and-release section known simply as Raven Fork, here in Cherokee, NC. This tournament offers a guaranteed payout totaling $10,000 for the top teams. Your entry fee also includes lunch and dinner.
Visit visitcherokeenc.com/events/detail/rumble-in-the-rhododendron for more information.
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.
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.
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
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.
Park Cautions Visitors on How to Safely View Elk
Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials remind park visitors to exercise caution as they view and photograph elk so that both the animals and themselves are protected. Elk are currently entering the fall breeding season, known as the rut. During this time period, from September 1 through October 31, fields in Cataloochee and Oconaluftee are closed to all use. Even if the elk are not present, people are not allowed to walk into the fields.
During the rut, male elk make bugling calls to challenge other bulls and attract cows. Dominant bulls use the fields to gather and breed with harems of up to 20 cows. Bull elk actively defend their territory by charging and sparring with competitors using their antlers to intimidate and spar with other males. Encroaching too close may lead a bull to perceive you or your vehicle as a threat causing them to charge.
A guidebook to over 45 local waterfalls and back roads. Only $4.95 a copy. Visit waywardguide.com for more information or to order.