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As the situation with COVID-19 continues to change, Explore Brevard is doing its best to keep up with events that have been cancelled or rescheduled.
Currently, events in March and April are the most affected.  For now, we can assume that any events beyond that time are still scheduled to occur.

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March 2020

Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop

March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Island Ford Adventures, 4703 Island Ford Rd
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
+ Google Map
$30

This is an introduction to the seven principles of Leave No Trace. Even if you have a basic understanding of the concept of Leave No Trace, this workshop will provide a deeper understanding of recreational-related impacts and how Leave No Trace skills and ethics can help protect the outdoor places we love. This workshop will be experiential, fast-paced and have tips for a variety of outdoor users: hikers, mountain bikers, rock climbers, backpackers, etc.

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April 2020

Women’s Backpacking Class and Overnight Trip

April 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 22, 2020

One event on April 25, 2020 at 9:00 am

Island Ford Adventures, 4703 Island Ford Rd
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
+ Google Map

An introductory backpacking course for all ages and all fitness levels. This class is for women who want to deepen their connection to the wilderness and build their confidence in the outdoors. Learn the basics from trip planning, equipment selection, camp craft, nutrition and camp cooking, shelter and site selection, map reading, and outdoor ethics. Students are encouraged to take a hands-on approach and learn cooperatively with their classmates, sharing their experience and enthusiasm. At the end of the in-class…

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Opening Day and Appalachian Folkways Celebration at the Cradle of Forestry

April 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cradle of Forestry in America, 11250 Pisgah Hwy
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina 28768 United States
+ Google Map

Opening Day at the Cradle of Forestry celebrates Appalachian culture and heritage from the days of the Biltmore Forest School. Visitors will journey back in time to a small 1900's mountain community on the historic Biltmore Campus Trail to explore how people of the day worked and played. Guests are encouraged to interact with demonstrators, who bring the community to life with working draft horses, open hearth cooking, old time wash, blacksmithing, traditional music and games. This year’s opening day…

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Assault on the Carolinas

April 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downtown Brevard, Downtown Brevard
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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CANCELLED After reviewing guidance from North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services we have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Assault on the Carolinas (AOTC) bike ride scheduled for April 4, 2020. We make this decision with your health and well-being in mind and we are truly disappointed that the event cannot be held this year. Thank you to our riders, our sponsors, our volunteers, our visitors and spectators, and our community. Please look for information on our…

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Signs of Spring Guided Paddling Trip

April 4 @ 9:15 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:15 am on Saturday, repeating until June 20, 2020

Headwaters Outfitters, 25 PARKWAY RD
ROSMAN, NC 28772 United States
+ Google Map
$60

We offer our “Signs of Spring” a series of guided paddling trips on select Saturdays from April through June. This guided paddling trip balances nature observation with the quiet relaxation of a morning canoe outing. Departing at 10 am (you must arrive by 9:15 am) from Headwaters, each canoe trip includes all paddling gear, river shuttle, and guide service. Snacks and drinks are available for sale at the shop, food trucks available on select Saturday's (call 828-877-3106 to ask availability).…

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GUIDED WILDFLOWER HIKE

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on April 14, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Island Ford Adventures, 4703 Island Ford Rd
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
+ Google Map
$20

Come with us and celebrate the extraordinary biodiversity of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This easy hike will be an exploration of the wildflowers currently in bloom in Pisgah National Forest. We will hike on easy terrain and move slowly so we can examine and appreciate the foliage around us. Sara Freeman, environmental educator and wildflower enthusiast will join us and share her knowledge and passion for spring ephemerals. We will meet in the Lowe's parking lot near the retention pond.…

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Backcountry Cooking

April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Island Ford Adventures, 4703 Island Ford Rd
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
+ Google Map
$30

This class will have your mouth watering. Learn how to prepare delicious meals and desserts in the backcountry. Also learn safe stove operation, and clean up procedures that following Leave No Trace guidelines. All materials and ingredients are provided. Just bring an appetite. Students help prepare and eat the dishes made in this class!

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Women’s Backpacking Class and Overnight Trip

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 22, 2020

One event on April 25, 2020 at 9:00 am

Island Ford Adventures, 4703 Island Ford Rd
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
+ Google Map

An introductory backpacking course for all ages and all fitness levels. This class is for women who want to deepen their connection to the wilderness and build their confidence in the outdoors. Learn the basics from trip planning, equipment selection, camp craft, nutrition and camp cooking, shelter and site selection, map reading, and outdoor ethics. Students are encouraged to take a hands-on approach and learn cooperatively with their classmates, sharing their experience and enthusiasm. At the end of the in-class…

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Signs of Spring Guided Paddling Trip

April 11 @ 9:15 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:15 am on Saturday, repeating until June 20, 2020

Headwaters Outfitters, 25 PARKWAY RD
ROSMAN, NC 28772 United States
+ Google Map
$60

We offer our “Signs of Spring” a series of guided paddling trips on select Saturdays from April through June. This guided paddling trip balances nature observation with the quiet relaxation of a morning canoe outing. Departing at 10 am (you must arrive by 9:15 am) from Headwaters, each canoe trip includes all paddling gear, river shuttle, and guide service. Snacks and drinks are available for sale at the shop, food trucks available on select Saturday's (call 828-877-3106 to ask availability).…

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Guided Walking Tours

April 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until October 10, 2020

189 West Main Street Brevard NC 28712, 189 West Main Street Brevard NC 28712 United States + Google Map
$15

Explore the History of Transylvania County and the City of Brevard during one of the themed tours offered at the Transylvania Heritage Museum. Special tours are offered during the White Squirrel Festival (Saturday of Memorial Day weekend), and Halloweenfest. The tours last approximately one hour. Call the Museum or visit the website and click on Walking Tours for specific tour details. Tours require reservations since space is limited to ensure a unique and educational experience for participants. We request that…

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GUIDED WILDFLOWER HIKE

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on April 14, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Island Ford Adventures, 4703 Island Ford Rd
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
+ Google Map
$20

Come with us and celebrate the extraordinary biodiversity of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This easy hike will be an exploration of the wildflowers currently in bloom in Pisgah National Forest. We will hike on easy terrain and move slowly so we can examine and appreciate the foliage around us. Sara Freeman, environmental educator and wildflower enthusiast will join us and share her knowledge and passion for spring ephemerals. We will meet in the Lowe's parking lot near the retention pond.…

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Women’s Backpacking Class and Overnight Trip

April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 22, 2020

One event on April 25, 2020 at 9:00 am

Island Ford Adventures, 4703 Island Ford Rd
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
+ Google Map

An introductory backpacking course for all ages and all fitness levels. This class is for women who want to deepen their connection to the wilderness and build their confidence in the outdoors. Learn the basics from trip planning, equipment selection, camp craft, nutrition and camp cooking, shelter and site selection, map reading, and outdoor ethics. Students are encouraged to take a hands-on approach and learn cooperatively with their classmates, sharing their experience and enthusiasm. At the end of the in-class…

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Women’s Backpacking Weekend Workshop and Trip

April 17 - April 19
Island Ford Adventures, 4703 Island Ford Rd
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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An introductory backpacking workshop for all ages and all fitness levels. This workshop and backpacking trip is for women who want to deepen their connection to the wilderness and build their confidence in the outdoors. Learn the basics from trip planning, equipment selection, camp craft, nutrition and camp cooking, shelter and site selection, map reading, and outdoor ethics. Students are encouraged to take a hands-on approach and learn cooperatively with their classmates, sharing their experience and enthusiasm. At the end…

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Signs of Spring Guided Paddling Trip

April 18 @ 9:15 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:15 am on Saturday, repeating until June 20, 2020

Headwaters Outfitters, 25 PARKWAY RD
ROSMAN, NC 28772 United States
+ Google Map
$60

We offer our “Signs of Spring” a series of guided paddling trips on select Saturdays from April through June. This guided paddling trip balances nature observation with the quiet relaxation of a morning canoe outing. Departing at 10 am (you must arrive by 9:15 am) from Headwaters, each canoe trip includes all paddling gear, river shuttle, and guide service. Snacks and drinks are available for sale at the shop, food trucks available on select Saturday's (call 828-877-3106 to ask availability).…

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Women’s Backpacking Class and Overnight Trip

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 22, 2020

One event on April 25, 2020 at 9:00 am

Island Ford Adventures, 4703 Island Ford Rd
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
+ Google Map

An introductory backpacking course for all ages and all fitness levels. This class is for women who want to deepen their connection to the wilderness and build their confidence in the outdoors. Learn the basics from trip planning, equipment selection, camp craft, nutrition and camp cooking, shelter and site selection, map reading, and outdoor ethics. Students are encouraged to take a hands-on approach and learn cooperatively with their classmates, sharing their experience and enthusiasm. At the end of the in-class…

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Star Party at Gorges State Park

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Gorges State Park, 976 Grassy Ridge Road, Sapphire, NC 28774, Gorges State Park, 976 Grassy Ridge Road, Sapphire, NC 28774 United States + Google Map
Free

The Star Party at Gorges State Park is part of a Statewide Star Party Event. As part of the North Carolina Science Festival, our Star Party will allow future astronomers (kids + adults) and astronomy enthusiasts (amateurs + professionals) a chance to view constellations, planets and deep sky objects in one of the darkest settings in WNC. For complete information, please visit the website: https://friendsofgorges.org/star-party/ FREE Entry + Activities The entire Star Party event boasts free parking, entry and activities.…

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Pisgah Pride Day

April 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Pisgah Pride Day is an annual “all hands on deck” effort to improve and preserve Pisgah National Forest. The high impact event, both in visibility and accomplishments, is being co-hosted by The Pisgah Conservancy and The Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association. Transylvania County Tourism is the presenting sponsor. With more than 300 volunteers and many local, regional and national organizations partnering, an incredible amount of work is expected to be accomplished, from rebuilding trails and bridges to removing and treating…

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Women’s Backpacking Class and Overnight Trip

April 25 @ 9:00 am - April 26 @ 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until April 22, 2020

One event on April 25, 2020 at 9:00 am

Island Ford Adventures, 4703 Island Ford Rd
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
+ Google Map

An introductory backpacking course for all ages and all fitness levels. This class is for women who want to deepen their connection to the wilderness and build their confidence in the outdoors. Learn the basics from trip planning, equipment selection, camp craft, nutrition and camp cooking, shelter and site selection, map reading, and outdoor ethics. Students are encouraged to take a hands-on approach and learn cooperatively with their classmates, sharing their experience and enthusiasm. At the end of the in-class…

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7th Annual Looking Glass Tour

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Dr
Brevard, North Carolina 28712 United States
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On April 25th, 2020, we’re offering up the goods on some of Transylvania County’s finest roads in The Looking Glass Tour! This road ride is the ultimate cycling sampler showcasing the diversity in the terrain found in Western North Carolina. We’ll have chip-timed results and plenty of rider support with awesome rest stops and SAG Wagons! This is going to be THE road ride of the spring and you won’t want to miss this 7th annual event. Sign up now to…

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Signs of Spring Guided Paddling Trip

April 25 @ 9:15 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:15 am on Saturday, repeating until June 20, 2020

Headwaters Outfitters, 25 PARKWAY RD
ROSMAN, NC 28772 United States
+ Google Map
$60

We offer our “Signs of Spring” a series of guided paddling trips on select Saturdays from April through June. This guided paddling trip balances nature observation with the quiet relaxation of a morning canoe outing. Departing at 10 am (you must arrive by 9:15 am) from Headwaters, each canoe trip includes all paddling gear, river shuttle, and guide service. Snacks and drinks are available for sale at the shop, food trucks available on select Saturday's (call 828-877-3106 to ask availability).…

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May 2020

Signs of Spring Guided Paddling Trip

May 2 @ 9:15 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:15 am on Saturday, repeating until June 20, 2020

Headwaters Outfitters, 25 PARKWAY RD
ROSMAN, NC 28772 United States
+ Google Map
$60

We offer our “Signs of Spring” a series of guided paddling trips on select Saturdays from April through June. This guided paddling trip balances nature observation with the quiet relaxation of a morning canoe outing. Departing at 10 am (you must arrive by 9:15 am) from Headwaters, each canoe trip includes all paddling gear, river shuttle, and guide service. Snacks and drinks are available for sale at the shop, food trucks available on select Saturday's (call 828-877-3106 to ask availability).…

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Hunter Subaru Cradle to Grave Race

May 9 @ 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
11250 Pisgah Highway Pisgah Forest, NC 28768, 11250 Pisgah Highway Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States + Google Map

The Hunter Subaru Cradle to Grave Race offers a unique opportunity for runners to enjoy spectacular pristine views of Pisgah National Forest while trekking through the birthplace of modern forestry. Both the 30k and the 10k begin and end at the Cradle of Forestry’s Discovery Center, located just south of the Blue Ridge Parkway near Sliding Rock. Not only do participants get a great meal following the race, but they are also treated to a pre-race party at Oskar Blues…

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Signs of Spring Guided Paddling Trip

May 9 @ 9:15 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:15 am on Saturday, repeating until June 20, 2020

Headwaters Outfitters, 25 PARKWAY RD
ROSMAN, NC 28772 United States
+ Google Map
$60

We offer our “Signs of Spring” a series of guided paddling trips on select Saturdays from April through June. This guided paddling trip balances nature observation with the quiet relaxation of a morning canoe outing. Departing at 10 am (you must arrive by 9:15 am) from Headwaters, each canoe trip includes all paddling gear, river shuttle, and guide service. Snacks and drinks are available for sale at the shop, food trucks available on select Saturday's (call 828-877-3106 to ask availability).…

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Guided Walking Tours

May 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until October 10, 2020

189 West Main Street Brevard NC 28712, 189 West Main Street Brevard NC 28712 United States + Google Map
$15

Explore the History of Transylvania County and the City of Brevard during one of the themed tours offered at the Transylvania Heritage Museum. Special tours are offered during the White Squirrel Festival (Saturday of Memorial Day weekend), and Halloweenfest. The tours last approximately one hour. Call the Museum or visit the website and click on Walking Tours for specific tour details. Tours require reservations since space is limited to ensure a unique and educational experience for participants. We request that…

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Annual Upper French Broad River Clean Up Day!

May 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Headwaters Outfitters, 25 PARKWAY RD
ROSMAN, NC 28772 United States
Free

The French Broad River Clean up remains the best volunteer gig in town: a free canoe ride down the river, along with a complimentary breakfast, lunch, and all the garbage bags you can fill. Since the inception of “The Upper French Broad River Clean Up Day” in 1992, volunteers have gathered year after year collecting tons of trash, old tires, microwaves, and more! Many of the volunteers returning year after year! Volunteers show up at Headwaters at 9:00 am and…

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White Squirrel 5K and Fun Run around Brevard – Rotary Club of Brevard

May 23 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
railroad Ave, Brevard, Railroad at Commerce Street
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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$35

Rotary Club of Brevard 2020 Races, begin with the White Squirrel 5k fun run at 8.00am (race time) with an open registration at 6.45am (pick-up also the night before on Main street in the Plaza. This event coincides with the inauguration of the new City Depot, so lots of fun for all the family, as well as the serious runners. The course remains almost the same as last year. Prizes and medals for all groups; DJ and lots more. The…

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Pura Vida 3 Day Technical Canyoneering Course

May 23 @ 8:00 am - May 25 @ 5:00 pm
Pura Vida Adventures LLC, 155 Hendersonville Hwy
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina 28768 United States
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No prior knowledge is necessary for this course. This course is for beginners interested in learning more about canyoneering and the basic techniques involved. This program includes proper rappelling technique, basic knots and their application for canyoneering, ascending techniques, basic haul systems, canyoneering movement and an adventure canyoneering trip. . Includes both Big Bradley and other canyoneering Trips. In addition it includes an additional day of practicing canyoneering skills along cliffsides at a dry site.

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Pura Vida 2 Day Technical Canyoneering Course

May 23 @ 8:00 am - May 24 @ 5:00 pm
Pura Vida Adventures LLC, 155 Hendersonville Hwy
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina 28768 United States
+ Google Map

No prior knowledge is necessary for this course. This course is for beginners interested in learning more about canyoneering and the basic techniques involved. This program includes proper rappelling technique, basic knots and their application for canyoneering, ascending techniques, basic haul systems, canyoneering movement and an adventure canyoneering trip. . Includes both Cove Creek and another canyoneering trip.

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Signs of Spring Guided Paddling Trip

May 23 @ 9:15 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:15 am on Saturday, repeating until June 20, 2020

Headwaters Outfitters, 25 PARKWAY RD
ROSMAN, NC 28772 United States
+ Google Map
$60

We offer our “Signs of Spring” a series of guided paddling trips on select Saturdays from April through June. This guided paddling trip balances nature observation with the quiet relaxation of a morning canoe outing. Departing at 10 am (you must arrive by 9:15 am) from Headwaters, each canoe trip includes all paddling gear, river shuttle, and guide service. Snacks and drinks are available for sale at the shop, food trucks available on select Saturday's (call 828-877-3106 to ask availability).…

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Signs of Spring Guided Paddling Trip

May 30 @ 9:15 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:15 am on Saturday, repeating until June 20, 2020

Headwaters Outfitters, 25 PARKWAY RD
ROSMAN, NC 28772 United States
+ Google Map
$60

We offer our “Signs of Spring” a series of guided paddling trips on select Saturdays from April through June. This guided paddling trip balances nature observation with the quiet relaxation of a morning canoe outing. Departing at 10 am (you must arrive by 9:15 am) from Headwaters, each canoe trip includes all paddling gear, river shuttle, and guide service. Snacks and drinks are available for sale at the shop, food trucks available on select Saturday's (call 828-877-3106 to ask availability).…

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June 2020

Cruise Then Booze Paddle Outing w/ Oskar Blues Brewery

June 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020

Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Dr
Brevard, North Carolina 28712 United States
+ Google Map
$35

CRUISE THEN BOOZE $35.00 Per Person/Reservations Required! EVERY FRIDAY EVENING JUNE THROUGH AUGUST. START YOUR SUMMER EVENING OFF RIGHT WITH A 2 HOUR PADDLE TRIP DOWN THE FRENCH BROAD AND END AT OSKAR BLUES BREWERY FOR A COLD CRAFT BEER (Drinks Not Included In Cost). HEADWATERS OUTFITTERS WILL MEET YOU AT OSKAR BLUES BREWERY AT 5:30 PM WITH BOATS, LIFE-JACKETS, AND PADDLES. A QUICK 2 MINUTE SHUTTLE TO PISGAH FOREST ACCESS WILL PUT YOU AT THE LAUNCH SITE OF YOUR…

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Signs of Spring Guided Paddling Trip

June 6 @ 9:15 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:15 am on Saturday, repeating until June 20, 2020

Headwaters Outfitters, 25 PARKWAY RD
ROSMAN, NC 28772 United States
+ Google Map
$60

We offer our “Signs of Spring” a series of guided paddling trips on select Saturdays from April through June. This guided paddling trip balances nature observation with the quiet relaxation of a morning canoe outing. Departing at 10 am (you must arrive by 9:15 am) from Headwaters, each canoe trip includes all paddling gear, river shuttle, and guide service. Snacks and drinks are available for sale at the shop, food trucks available on select Saturday's (call 828-877-3106 to ask availability).…

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Cruise Then Booze Paddle Outing w/ Oskar Blues Brewery

June 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020

Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Dr
Brevard, North Carolina 28712 United States
+ Google Map
$35

CRUISE THEN BOOZE $35.00 Per Person/Reservations Required! EVERY FRIDAY EVENING JUNE THROUGH AUGUST. START YOUR SUMMER EVENING OFF RIGHT WITH A 2 HOUR PADDLE TRIP DOWN THE FRENCH BROAD AND END AT OSKAR BLUES BREWERY FOR A COLD CRAFT BEER (Drinks Not Included In Cost). HEADWATERS OUTFITTERS WILL MEET YOU AT OSKAR BLUES BREWERY AT 5:30 PM WITH BOATS, LIFE-JACKETS, AND PADDLES. A QUICK 2 MINUTE SHUTTLE TO PISGAH FOREST ACCESS WILL PUT YOU AT THE LAUNCH SITE OF YOUR…

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Signs of Spring Guided Paddling Trip

June 13 @ 9:15 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:15 am on Saturday, repeating until June 20, 2020

Headwaters Outfitters, 25 PARKWAY RD
ROSMAN, NC 28772 United States
+ Google Map
$60

We offer our “Signs of Spring” a series of guided paddling trips on select Saturdays from April through June. This guided paddling trip balances nature observation with the quiet relaxation of a morning canoe outing. Departing at 10 am (you must arrive by 9:15 am) from Headwaters, each canoe trip includes all paddling gear, river shuttle, and guide service. Snacks and drinks are available for sale at the shop, food trucks available on select Saturday's (call 828-877-3106 to ask availability).…

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Guided Walking Tours

June 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until October 10, 2020

189 West Main Street Brevard NC 28712, 189 West Main Street Brevard NC 28712 United States + Google Map
$15

Explore the History of Transylvania County and the City of Brevard during one of the themed tours offered at the Transylvania Heritage Museum. Special tours are offered during the White Squirrel Festival (Saturday of Memorial Day weekend), and Halloweenfest. The tours last approximately one hour. Call the Museum or visit the website and click on Walking Tours for specific tour details. Tours require reservations since space is limited to ensure a unique and educational experience for participants. We request that…

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Cruise Then Booze Paddle Outing w/ Oskar Blues Brewery

June 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020

Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Dr
Brevard, North Carolina 28712 United States
+ Google Map
$35

CRUISE THEN BOOZE $35.00 Per Person/Reservations Required! EVERY FRIDAY EVENING JUNE THROUGH AUGUST. START YOUR SUMMER EVENING OFF RIGHT WITH A 2 HOUR PADDLE TRIP DOWN THE FRENCH BROAD AND END AT OSKAR BLUES BREWERY FOR A COLD CRAFT BEER (Drinks Not Included In Cost). HEADWATERS OUTFITTERS WILL MEET YOU AT OSKAR BLUES BREWERY AT 5:30 PM WITH BOATS, LIFE-JACKETS, AND PADDLES. A QUICK 2 MINUTE SHUTTLE TO PISGAH FOREST ACCESS WILL PUT YOU AT THE LAUNCH SITE OF YOUR…

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SUNSET HIKE WITH CLYDE & JAYNE

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 17, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 14, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Island Ford Adventures, 4703 Island Ford Rd
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
+ Google Map
$30

Don’t miss this casual hike to a beautiful location in Pisgah National Forest to enjoy the sunset. Clyde and Jayne’s extensive knowledge and experience on the trails means you will have a hike tailored to your ability level and interests. We guarantee you will learn something you didn’t know about the area, and hear stories that will entertain. Join us and get connected with the natural world, learn something new, and enjoy the company of others who love the outdoors.…

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Signs of Spring Guided Paddling Trip

June 20 @ 9:15 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:15 am on Saturday, repeating until June 20, 2020

Headwaters Outfitters, 25 PARKWAY RD
ROSMAN, NC 28772 United States
+ Google Map
$60

We offer our “Signs of Spring” a series of guided paddling trips on select Saturdays from April through June. This guided paddling trip balances nature observation with the quiet relaxation of a morning canoe outing. Departing at 10 am (you must arrive by 9:15 am) from Headwaters, each canoe trip includes all paddling gear, river shuttle, and guide service. Snacks and drinks are available for sale at the shop, food trucks available on select Saturday's (call 828-877-3106 to ask availability).…

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Cruise Then Booze Paddle Outing w/ Oskar Blues Brewery

June 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020

Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Dr
Brevard, North Carolina 28712 United States
+ Google Map
$35

CRUISE THEN BOOZE $35.00 Per Person/Reservations Required! EVERY FRIDAY EVENING JUNE THROUGH AUGUST. START YOUR SUMMER EVENING OFF RIGHT WITH A 2 HOUR PADDLE TRIP DOWN THE FRENCH BROAD AND END AT OSKAR BLUES BREWERY FOR A COLD CRAFT BEER (Drinks Not Included In Cost). HEADWATERS OUTFITTERS WILL MEET YOU AT OSKAR BLUES BREWERY AT 5:30 PM WITH BOATS, LIFE-JACKETS, AND PADDLES. A QUICK 2 MINUTE SHUTTLE TO PISGAH FOREST ACCESS WILL PUT YOU AT THE LAUNCH SITE OF YOUR…

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July 2020

Cruise Then Booze Paddle Outing w/ Oskar Blues Brewery

July 3 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020

Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Dr
Brevard, North Carolina 28712 United States
+ Google Map
$35

CRUISE THEN BOOZE $35.00 Per Person/Reservations Required! EVERY FRIDAY EVENING JUNE THROUGH AUGUST. START YOUR SUMMER EVENING OFF RIGHT WITH A 2 HOUR PADDLE TRIP DOWN THE FRENCH BROAD AND END AT OSKAR BLUES BREWERY FOR A COLD CRAFT BEER (Drinks Not Included In Cost). HEADWATERS OUTFITTERS WILL MEET YOU AT OSKAR BLUES BREWERY AT 5:30 PM WITH BOATS, LIFE-JACKETS, AND PADDLES. A QUICK 2 MINUTE SHUTTLE TO PISGAH FOREST ACCESS WILL PUT YOU AT THE LAUNCH SITE OF YOUR…

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Firecracker 5k and fun run – Rotary Club of Brevard, 2020 Races

July 4 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
railroad Ave, Brevard, Railroad at Commerce Street
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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$35

The second Rotary Club of Brevard 2020 Race is the Firecracker 5k and fun run at 8.00am (race time) with an open registration at 6.45am (pick-up also the night before on Main street in the Plaza).The Children's 1K begins at 8.05am This event begins at the new City Depot, so lots of fun for all the family, as well as the serious runners. The course remains almost the same as last year. Prizes and medals for all groups; DJ and…

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Cruise Then Booze Paddle Outing w/ Oskar Blues Brewery

July 10 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020

Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Dr
Brevard, North Carolina 28712 United States
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$35

CRUISE THEN BOOZE $35.00 Per Person/Reservations Required! EVERY FRIDAY EVENING JUNE THROUGH AUGUST. START YOUR SUMMER EVENING OFF RIGHT WITH A 2 HOUR PADDLE TRIP DOWN THE FRENCH BROAD AND END AT OSKAR BLUES BREWERY FOR A COLD CRAFT BEER (Drinks Not Included In Cost). HEADWATERS OUTFITTERS WILL MEET YOU AT OSKAR BLUES BREWERY AT 5:30 PM WITH BOATS, LIFE-JACKETS, AND PADDLES. A QUICK 2 MINUTE SHUTTLE TO PISGAH FOREST ACCESS WILL PUT YOU AT THE LAUNCH SITE OF YOUR…

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Guided Walking Tours

July 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until October 10, 2020

189 West Main Street Brevard NC 28712, 189 West Main Street Brevard NC 28712 United States + Google Map
$15

Explore the History of Transylvania County and the City of Brevard during one of the themed tours offered at the Transylvania Heritage Museum. Special tours are offered during the White Squirrel Festival (Saturday of Memorial Day weekend), and Halloweenfest. The tours last approximately one hour. Call the Museum or visit the website and click on Walking Tours for specific tour details. Tours require reservations since space is limited to ensure a unique and educational experience for participants. We request that…

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Cruise Then Booze Paddle Outing w/ Oskar Blues Brewery

July 17 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020

Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Dr
Brevard, North Carolina 28712 United States
+ Google Map
$35

CRUISE THEN BOOZE $35.00 Per Person/Reservations Required! EVERY FRIDAY EVENING JUNE THROUGH AUGUST. START YOUR SUMMER EVENING OFF RIGHT WITH A 2 HOUR PADDLE TRIP DOWN THE FRENCH BROAD AND END AT OSKAR BLUES BREWERY FOR A COLD CRAFT BEER (Drinks Not Included In Cost). HEADWATERS OUTFITTERS WILL MEET YOU AT OSKAR BLUES BREWERY AT 5:30 PM WITH BOATS, LIFE-JACKETS, AND PADDLES. A QUICK 2 MINUTE SHUTTLE TO PISGAH FOREST ACCESS WILL PUT YOU AT THE LAUNCH SITE OF YOUR…

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SUNSET HIKE WITH CLYDE & JAYNE

July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on July 17, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 14, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Island Ford Adventures, 4703 Island Ford Rd
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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$30

Don’t miss this casual hike to a beautiful location in Pisgah National Forest to enjoy the sunset. Clyde and Jayne’s extensive knowledge and experience on the trails means you will have a hike tailored to your ability level and interests. We guarantee you will learn something you didn’t know about the area, and hear stories that will entertain. Join us and get connected with the natural world, learn something new, and enjoy the company of others who love the outdoors.…

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Cruise Then Booze Paddle Outing w/ Oskar Blues Brewery

July 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020

Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Dr
Brevard, North Carolina 28712 United States
+ Google Map
$35

CRUISE THEN BOOZE $35.00 Per Person/Reservations Required! EVERY FRIDAY EVENING JUNE THROUGH AUGUST. START YOUR SUMMER EVENING OFF RIGHT WITH A 2 HOUR PADDLE TRIP DOWN THE FRENCH BROAD AND END AT OSKAR BLUES BREWERY FOR A COLD CRAFT BEER (Drinks Not Included In Cost). HEADWATERS OUTFITTERS WILL MEET YOU AT OSKAR BLUES BREWERY AT 5:30 PM WITH BOATS, LIFE-JACKETS, AND PADDLES. A QUICK 2 MINUTE SHUTTLE TO PISGAH FOREST ACCESS WILL PUT YOU AT THE LAUNCH SITE OF YOUR…

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9th Annual Jerdon Mountain Challenge

July 25 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mountain Gateway Museum, 24 Water Street
Old Fort, NC 28762 United States
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This is backcountry mountain bike racing at its finest with a shorter course and still all the amenities of a long distance endurance race. The Annual Jerdon Mountain Challenge will run on some of the same trails as the ever popular Off Road Assault on Mt Mitchell in Old Fort, North Carolina. Racers will tackle 3,600′ of climbing over 26 miles as you hit some great trails like Kitsuma, Star Gap and Jarrett Creek. Celebrate with a huge after party on…

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21st Annual Off-Road Assault on Mt Mitchell

July 26 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mountain Gateway Museum, 24 Water Street
Old Fort, NC 28762 United States
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The Off-Road Assault on Mt. Mitchell is a 60 mile mostly off road mountain bike race with 10,500 feet of climbing. From Old Fort you climb up to the Blue Ridge Parkway and just below Mt. Mitchell on beautiful Forest Service roads and unbelievable North Carolina single track. There are fully stocked rest stops approximately every 10 miles and you can send anything you want to the rest areas with our staff. Mt. Mitchell peaks at 6684 ft and is the…

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Cruise Then Booze Paddle Outing w/ Oskar Blues Brewery

July 31 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020

Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Dr
Brevard, North Carolina 28712 United States
+ Google Map
$35

CRUISE THEN BOOZE $35.00 Per Person/Reservations Required! EVERY FRIDAY EVENING JUNE THROUGH AUGUST. START YOUR SUMMER EVENING OFF RIGHT WITH A 2 HOUR PADDLE TRIP DOWN THE FRENCH BROAD AND END AT OSKAR BLUES BREWERY FOR A COLD CRAFT BEER (Drinks Not Included In Cost). HEADWATERS OUTFITTERS WILL MEET YOU AT OSKAR BLUES BREWERY AT 5:30 PM WITH BOATS, LIFE-JACKETS, AND PADDLES. A QUICK 2 MINUTE SHUTTLE TO PISGAH FOREST ACCESS WILL PUT YOU AT THE LAUNCH SITE OF YOUR…

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August 2020

Cruise Then Booze Paddle Outing w/ Oskar Blues Brewery

August 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020

Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Dr
Brevard, North Carolina 28712 United States
+ Google Map
$35

CRUISE THEN BOOZE $35.00 Per Person/Reservations Required! EVERY FRIDAY EVENING JUNE THROUGH AUGUST. START YOUR SUMMER EVENING OFF RIGHT WITH A 2 HOUR PADDLE TRIP DOWN THE FRENCH BROAD AND END AT OSKAR BLUES BREWERY FOR A COLD CRAFT BEER (Drinks Not Included In Cost). HEADWATERS OUTFITTERS WILL MEET YOU AT OSKAR BLUES BREWERY AT 5:30 PM WITH BOATS, LIFE-JACKETS, AND PADDLES. A QUICK 2 MINUTE SHUTTLE TO PISGAH FOREST ACCESS WILL PUT YOU AT THE LAUNCH SITE OF YOUR…

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Guided Walking Tours

August 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until October 10, 2020

189 West Main Street Brevard NC 28712, 189 West Main Street Brevard NC 28712 United States + Google Map
$15

Explore the History of Transylvania County and the City of Brevard during one of the themed tours offered at the Transylvania Heritage Museum. Special tours are offered during the White Squirrel Festival (Saturday of Memorial Day weekend), and Halloweenfest. The tours last approximately one hour. Call the Museum or visit the website and click on Walking Tours for specific tour details. Tours require reservations since space is limited to ensure a unique and educational experience for participants. We request that…

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Cruise Then Booze Paddle Outing w/ Oskar Blues Brewery

August 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020

Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Dr
Brevard, North Carolina 28712 United States
+ Google Map
$35

CRUISE THEN BOOZE $35.00 Per Person/Reservations Required! EVERY FRIDAY EVENING JUNE THROUGH AUGUST. START YOUR SUMMER EVENING OFF RIGHT WITH A 2 HOUR PADDLE TRIP DOWN THE FRENCH BROAD AND END AT OSKAR BLUES BREWERY FOR A COLD CRAFT BEER (Drinks Not Included In Cost). HEADWATERS OUTFITTERS WILL MEET YOU AT OSKAR BLUES BREWERY AT 5:30 PM WITH BOATS, LIFE-JACKETS, AND PADDLES. A QUICK 2 MINUTE SHUTTLE TO PISGAH FOREST ACCESS WILL PUT YOU AT THE LAUNCH SITE OF YOUR…

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SUNSET HIKE WITH CLYDE & JAYNE

August 14 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 17, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 14, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Island Ford Adventures, 4703 Island Ford Rd
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
+ Google Map
$30

Don’t miss this casual hike to a beautiful location in Pisgah National Forest to enjoy the sunset. Clyde and Jayne’s extensive knowledge and experience on the trails means you will have a hike tailored to your ability level and interests. We guarantee you will learn something you didn’t know about the area, and hear stories that will entertain. Join us and get connected with the natural world, learn something new, and enjoy the company of others who love the outdoors.…

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Cruise Then Booze Paddle Outing w/ Oskar Blues Brewery

August 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020

Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Dr
Brevard, North Carolina 28712 United States
+ Google Map
$35

CRUISE THEN BOOZE $35.00 Per Person/Reservations Required! EVERY FRIDAY EVENING JUNE THROUGH AUGUST. START YOUR SUMMER EVENING OFF RIGHT WITH A 2 HOUR PADDLE TRIP DOWN THE FRENCH BROAD AND END AT OSKAR BLUES BREWERY FOR A COLD CRAFT BEER (Drinks Not Included In Cost). HEADWATERS OUTFITTERS WILL MEET YOU AT OSKAR BLUES BREWERY AT 5:30 PM WITH BOATS, LIFE-JACKETS, AND PADDLES. A QUICK 2 MINUTE SHUTTLE TO PISGAH FOREST ACCESS WILL PUT YOU AT THE LAUNCH SITE OF YOUR…

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Cruise Then Booze Paddle Outing w/ Oskar Blues Brewery

August 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020

Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Dr
Brevard, North Carolina 28712 United States
+ Google Map
$35

CRUISE THEN BOOZE $35.00 Per Person/Reservations Required! EVERY FRIDAY EVENING JUNE THROUGH AUGUST. START YOUR SUMMER EVENING OFF RIGHT WITH A 2 HOUR PADDLE TRIP DOWN THE FRENCH BROAD AND END AT OSKAR BLUES BREWERY FOR A COLD CRAFT BEER (Drinks Not Included In Cost). HEADWATERS OUTFITTERS WILL MEET YOU AT OSKAR BLUES BREWERY AT 5:30 PM WITH BOATS, LIFE-JACKETS, AND PADDLES. A QUICK 2 MINUTE SHUTTLE TO PISGAH FOREST ACCESS WILL PUT YOU AT THE LAUNCH SITE OF YOUR…

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September 2020

Guided Walking Tours

September 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until October 10, 2020

189 West Main Street Brevard NC 28712, 189 West Main Street Brevard NC 28712 United States + Google Map
$15

Explore the History of Transylvania County and the City of Brevard during one of the themed tours offered at the Transylvania Heritage Museum. Special tours are offered during the White Squirrel Festival (Saturday of Memorial Day weekend), and Halloweenfest. The tours last approximately one hour. Call the Museum or visit the website and click on Walking Tours for specific tour details. Tours require reservations since space is limited to ensure a unique and educational experience for participants. We request that…

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6th Annual Dirt Diggler Gravel Grinder

September 19 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Oskar Blues REEB Ranch, 315 Shoals Falls Rd
Hendersonville, North Carolina 28739 United States
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The 6th Annual Dirt Diggler Gravel Grinder hits Transylvania County this fall! Starting and finishing at the REEB Ranch, this gravel bike race will feature a backcountry/gravel road tour through some of the best kept secrets in the Western North Carolina. It meanders  through DuPont State Forest, gated private property, and ends on 2 miles of single track. Riders are supported with our well-marked course, chip timing, fully supported rest stops with medical assistance available, and SAG wagons. Date: Saturday, September 19,…

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October 2020

7th Annual White Squirrel Cycling Classic

October 10 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Dr
Brevard, North Carolina 28712 United States
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The White Squirrel Cycling Classic is a classic fall spinner during fabulous fall leaf season. Starting and ending at the Tasty Weasel tasting room at Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard NC! Riders bike on flat valley roads near the base of Pisgah National Forest. They’ll meander along the French Broad River before riding into Henderson County and then back to Oskar Blues. These routes will lead riders on a fully guided and supported bicycle tour of some Western North Carolina’s…

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Guided Walking Tours

October 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until October 10, 2020

189 West Main Street Brevard NC 28712, 189 West Main Street Brevard NC 28712 United States + Google Map
$15

Explore the History of Transylvania County and the City of Brevard during one of the themed tours offered at the Transylvania Heritage Museum. Special tours are offered during the White Squirrel Festival (Saturday of Memorial Day weekend), and Halloweenfest. The tours last approximately one hour. Call the Museum or visit the website and click on Walking Tours for specific tour details. Tours require reservations since space is limited to ensure a unique and educational experience for participants. We request that…

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Flight of the Vampire 5k and Fun run around Brevard – rotary club of Brevard

October 31 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
railroad Ave, Brevard, Railroad at Commerce Street
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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$35

The Flight of the Vampire Race/Walk and Fun Run coincides with the Halloweenfest in downtown Brevard, North Carolina. The course treats runners to a mix of historic homes, the railroad arts district, farm land and the scenic beauty of the Sylvan Valley and the surrounding mountains. The race course is a figure of eight - an out and back, with the starting line also serving as the finish line. After the race, join in the fun of the all day…

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November 2020

Couch Potato

November 14 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cove Creek Campground – Pisgah National Forest, 1600 Pisgah Hwy, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768, USA United States + Google Map

The Couch Potato is an annual mountain bike race with a short enough course to make it doable from ‘off the couch’. Rolling over rugged mining roads, classic Pisgah single track, cursing climbs and giggling descents, this course will test your skills and desire as you explore the intoxicating terrain of the Pisgah National Forest.  Good food, brews and a camp fire will be at the finish to comfort you after a long day in the saddle! THIS RACE IS…

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Sycamore Cycles Swank 65

November 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cove Creek Campground – Pisgah National Forest, 1600 Pisgah Hwy, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768, USA United States + Google Map

Sample some of Pisgah’s best trails in this great season closer – including the trails in back bowls of Pisgah also known as Pilot Mountain! The Sycamore Cycles Swank 65 is mountain bike racing at its most primeval, far removed from civilization and polluted air. The race begins at 2500 feet, and consists of a triad of cloverleaf shaped loops winding around Gloucester Gap in Pisgah National Forest.  Rolling over rugged mining roads, fun single track, tough climbs and hell-raising…

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As the situation with COVID-19 continues to change, Explore Brevard is doing its best to keep up with events that have been cancelled or rescheduled.
Currently, events in March and April are the most affected.  For now, we can assume that any events beyond that time are still scheduled to occur.