Get Out Guide
Discover all that Brevard and Transylvania County have to offer. Here you’ll find listings of eateries and accommodations, upcoming events, and tips to Leave It Better. Consider stopping by the Visitor Center at 175 East Main St. in downtown Brevard where friendly volunteers are ready to assist. For the most up-to-date travel information, call 800-648-4523 or visit our Instagram and Facebook.
Events Happening Now
Friday, September 29th, 7:00pm-8:15pm
Will Easter: Fall Concert Series
Join us in the Library Amphitheater as the sun sets. Keeping it in the Carolinas, the Fall Concert Series concludes on September 29 with Stokes County native Will Easter. With a sound described as having a modern folk-Americana feel with a bit of a rock edge to it, Easter draws inspiration for his songs from the vast expanse of the human condition and his artistry allows him to connect listeners to those spaces.
Saturday, September 30th, 9am-12pm
Water New Year’s Eve Hike
Friends of Panthertown will be celebrating the 2024 Water New Year with a guided hike! Join us as we seek out the headwaters of the Tuckasegee River, beautiful waterfalls, and talk about how important water is in WNC and the world!
Saturday, September 30th, 12pm-6pm
Brevard’s 3rd Annual Oktoberfest
This year’s event will have two biergartens. 185 King Street will feature a biergarten with German beers from some of the World’s oldest breweries and Upcountry will feature a biergarten with German-style beers from each of the Transylvania County Breweries: Brevard Brewing, Ecusta Brewing, Noblebräu Brewing, Oskar Blues and Upcountry.
Saturday, September 30th, 7pm-9pm
Cody Hale and Jonlyn Linville
Head to Cedar Mountain Canteen to hear live music by Cody Hale and Jonlyn Linville. The duo has crafted their own sound through years of performing live music. You will hear popular, classic songs mixed in with clever and capturing original tunes if you attend one of their shows.
Sunday, October 1st, 2pm-4pm
Marc Higgins and Steven Cantrell at Oskar Blues
Enjoy live music from Marc Higgins and Stephen Cantrell while sipping a beer from the tap room.
Tuesday, October 3rd, 6pm
Historic Toxaway Market hosts a Wine Tasting plus charcuterie at 6pm. Seating is limited to 14 guests. A fun, intimate event! $20pp.
Looking For More Events This Week?
Check out the Red Feather Guide by our friends at Business Alliance of Upper Transylvania!
From Bluegrass jams to classical concerts, you can find an amazing diversity of live music every night in Brevard/Transylvania County.
Leave It Better
Join us in our commitment to Leave It Better and help actively reduce negative effects on nature and wildlife. Click the button below to learn more about our Leave It Better checklist and find links to volunteer with local organizations so you can help protect our natural lands for the next generation of outdoor lovers.
Pick It Up.
Bring a trash bag and pick up not just what you packed in, but all that you see. Millions of pounds of trash are left behind in our public lands every year. Keep an eye out for litter and be sure to come prepared with gloves and trash bags to assist with safe collection.
For every 10 hours you spend in the great outdoors, give one hour of service or make a donation to an organization that supports public lands. Balancing the amount of time spent enjoying the outdoors with time spent giving back will not only reduce your impact, but the impact of others. Find a local organization that focuses on an issue that resonates with you and volunteer or provide a donation to make a difference.
Educate yourself on local rules, safety regulations and trail policies before you visit public lands. Leaving it better starts before your visit. Prepare yourself by checking trail closures and weather on the day of your trip as well as packing your bag with the necessary gear to be safe and minimize your impact. Research to avoid crowded areas and explore new experiences off the beaten path.
Avoid disturbing any natural habitats or wildlife. Any significant changes to natural habitats alters their ecology and endangers the lives of native species. Do not stack rocks, build dams or create any other unnecessary disturbances to nature and encourage others to do the same.
Be courteous and patient with others you may encounter on the trail with a focus on being a shining example of your user group. There are a wide variety of activities enjoyed by visitors to public lands. Practicing trail courtesy and being mindful of best practices are vital to ensuring that everyone has an enjoyable experience. Be courteous and serve as a positive ambassador for your user group to minimize conflict.
Preach What You Practice.
Teach others to Leave It Better by being an advocate in person and on social media. Achieving a better future for our public lands starts with you, but sharing this philosophy with your friends and family will amplify your impact. Advocate for public lands while you’re out enjoying them. If someone sees you setting an example, it will motivate them to follow in your footsteps.