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Byrds & Crows – With special Guest: Little Town Gospel

Byrds & Crows – With special Guest: Little Town Gospel

The Byrds & Crows are always a crowd pleaser. Joining them for the first time on our little schoolhouse stage for the first time is a talented group of young ladies known as Little Town Gospel. You don’t want to miss this show: WNC talent showcased at it’s best! Dinner starts at 6:00 and Music starts at 7:00 p.m. Pay at the door. Come join us – you’ll be glad you... Read More
Mountain Music Jam – every Thursday

Mountain Music Jam – every Thursday

Mountain Music Every Thursday Evening! Local folks playing traditional mountain music, jam session style We go from 7:00 TILL 9:00 PM. Refreshments served. ALL ARE WELCOME – Bring your old guitar / banjo (ACOUSTIC only) and join the pickin’ circle. Bring your dancing shoes! (taps welcome) See you guys and gals there! Donations at the door are gladly accepted for the upkeep of the... Read More
Cradle of Forestry Fee Free Tuesdays

Cradle of Forestry Fee Free Tuesdays

Join us at the Cradle of Forestry any Tuesday throughout the 2023 season with FREE admission days for all! Walk the paved trails, pack a picnic lunch for your friends and family, explore the Discovery Center and make it a fun filled day at the Cradle deep in the heart of Pisgah National Forest. These complimentary admission days are made possible due to the generous support received from the North Carolina Museum of Natural... Read More
The Legend of Tommy Hodges Outdoor Drama

The Legend of Tommy Hodges Outdoor Drama

The Cradle of Forestry is excited to offer visitors their incredibly outdoor drama, “The Legend of Tommy Hodges,” on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28. Each evening, there will be two showings offered at 6:30pm and 8:00pm. Tickets are limited to a total of 75 participants per showing. During this unique and exciting outdoor performance, audiences will travel back in time to the year 1901 and hear yarns about the legendary Tommy Hodges, a fictional student of the Biltmore Forest School. Audiences will be led around the Biltmore Campus Trail by different characters from the play and watch as the story unfolds around them from all sides. In addition, audience members are invited to dress up in Biltmore Forest School-era clothing (early 1900’s) to fully immerse themselves in the event and take part in the story. The show is a one-mile-long experience, as the audience walks the well-lit trail to see the entire play and takes about an hour. The story is better suitable for ages six and up. Audience members are asked to dress warmly, wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a flashlight, and although we love our pets as much as you, we ask that you please leave them at home. Ponchos and other rain gear are welcome if the weather is drizzly, but please leave umbrellas at home so everyone has a chance to see the show unobstructed. The Legend of Tommy Hodges is a homegrown amateur production presented by FIND Team Members and our Cradle... Read More
Camping in the Old Style

Camping in the Old Style

The Cradle of Forestry in America invites the public to explore a re-created campsite of the early 1900’s during its “Camping in the Old Style” event. A classic camping interpretive team known as the Acorn Patrol demonstrates the low-tech/high-skill approach as practiced in the outdoors during what some historians consider the Golden Age of Camping. During this time in history, the Pisgah National Forest was in its infancy. City folk were discovering the joys of outdoor recreation. It was a time when camping meant sleeping under canvas and cooking over an open fire. Here in the wood smoke, surrounded by the outdoor gear of a by-gone day, the traditional skills of camping will be practiced in the Cradle of Forestry’s scenic setting in the corral along the Biltmore Campus Trail. Visitors can see fires ignited by flint, steel and friction, old-style campfire cookery, four different styles of period shelters, and traditional camp tools in use. Each camper has expertise in various aspects of woodcraft, history, nature study, and welcomes interacting with visitors and questions. “Camping in the Old Style” is inspired by Horace Kephart, author of Camping and Woodcraft, originally published in 1906. Kephart’s approach to enjoying the outdoors holds lessons for today’s modern... Read More
Mountain Monarch Festival

Mountain Monarch Festival

The 2nd annual Mountain Monarch Festival will celebrate the monarch butterfly during its migration and bring attention to the species’ declining numbers. Gorges State Park lies along the monarch’s migratory route. The butterflies can be seen in late September each year flying over the park’s visitor center on their way south to the high-elevation fir forests of Mexico’s Neovolcanic Mountains, where they overwinter until early spring. The festival will offer educational programs and exhibits featuring the monarch butterfly, including monarch-themed children’s crafts, live music, a food truck, a festive photo board, local art for sale and a Monarch Migration Passport to lead families through monarch-themed activities. Monarch butterflies have two sets of deep orange and black wings and a wingspan of three to four inches. The migratory subspecies of the monarch was recently added to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s “red list” of the most threatened species on Earth and is now listed as endangered. Those who wish to help monarchs return to healthy population levels can plant locally native milkweed and nectar flowers in their yards and support efforts to reduce pesticide use. The Mountain Monarch Festival is sponsored by Friends of Gorges State Park and organized in partnership with Monarch Watch, N.C. Cooperative Extension Service, and N.C. Department of Commerce. Admission, music, and programs at the festival will be free. The park requests that those who plan to attend register by clicking here. The festival will be held rain or... Read More
Carson Peters & Iron Mountain

Carson Peters & Iron Mountain

Join us on Sept 9th! Carson Peters & Iron Mountain – They are the best in bluegrass right now and they’re going to be on the school house stage! You don’t want to miss the young prodigy and his band. Carson has been performing since he was five, on Steve Harvey, Jay Leno and Ricky Scaggs. Performing on the Grand Old Opry as well. Remember limited seats available get yours before they’re gone. Tickets available online at : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/carson-peters-and-iron-mountain-tickets-701459683797?aff=oddtdtcreator&fbclid=IwAR05DcfCgHsVtEcK53-g3bSAb9maM0GoTdNT5j5_qw7Yrb8Vu6F9PAF6s0U Or visit the Cathey’s Creek Community Center page on facebook and click on the event to follow the link... Read More
Archery & Tomahawk Throwing

Archery & Tomahawk Throwing

Enjoy a short hike through the Earthshine Lodge 76-acre property and learn the basics of shooting and throwing. Our instructor(s) will show you the basics, give you some pointers, and maintain a safe archery and tomahawk throwing range. Equipment is provided, available to ages 5+. Please remember to wear comfortable clothes and closed toe... Read More
Archery & Tomahawk Throwing

Archery & Tomahawk Throwing

Enjoy a short hike through the Earthshine Lodge 76-acre property and learn the basics of shooting and throwing. Our instructor(s) will show you the basics, give you some pointers, and maintain a safe archery and tomahawk throwing range. Equipment is provided, available to ages 5+. Please remember to wear comfortable clothes and closed toe... Read More
Archery & Tomahawk Throwing

Archery & Tomahawk Throwing

Enjoy a short hike through the Earthshine Lodge 76-acre property and learn the basics of shooting and throwing. Our instructor(s) will show you the basics, give you some pointers, and maintain a safe archery and tomahawk throwing range. Equipment is provided, available to ages 5+. Please remember to wear comfortable clothes and closed toe... Read More
Archery & Tomahawk Throwing

Archery & Tomahawk Throwing

Enjoy a short hike through the Earthshine Lodge 76-acre property and learn the basics of shooting and throwing. Our instructor(s) will show you the basics, give you some pointers, and maintain a safe archery and tomahawk throwing range. Equipment is provided, available to ages 5+. Please remember to wear comfortable clothes and closed toe... Read More
Archery & Tomahawk Throwing

Archery & Tomahawk Throwing

Enjoy a short hike through the Earthshine Lodge 76-acre property and learn the basics of shooting and throwing. Our instructor(s) will show you the basics, give you some pointers, and maintain a safe archery and tomahawk throwing range. Equipment is provided, available to ages 5+. Please remember to wear comfortable clothes and closed toe... Read More