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Appalachian Folk Festival

Appalachian Folk Festival

The Transylvania Heritage Museum is excited to announce the upcoming 3rd Annual Appalachian Folk Festival, taking place on Saturday, June 29th at the Allison Deaver House in Pisgah Forest, NC. This event will showcase a variety of performers including the Pearls, the J Creek Cloggers featuring Zeb Ross, and Appalachian Blues artist Laura Blackley. Attendees will also have the opportunity to observe artisans at work, peruse historical displays, tour the 1815 Allison Deaver House, and participate in activities suitable for all ages. Admission to the festival is free, and visitors are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets to enjoy the day-long... Read More
Brevard Plein Air Festival Presented by Territory

Brevard Plein Air Festival Presented by Territory

Brevard Plein Air Festival is an open enrollment plein air painting event that concludes with a Wet Paint Show and Sale on Saturday the 14th of September. It is held in conjunction with a downtown street festival featuring fine art vendors, local craft makers, food vendors, music and more! The event celebrates the tradition of outdoor painting by welcoming artist from across the region to share their talents and beauty of downtown Brevard and the surrounding forests and mountains. More information will be available closer to the date of the event. Please check our event website found at... Read More
Light Up the Night

Light Up the Night

Light Up the Night each holiday season in downtown Brevard! This event includes the official tree-lighting ceremony on the Courthouse lawn, with caroling, festival market for holiday craft shopping, an ice skating rink, a Tuba Christmas concert, shopping with our stellar local merchants and the Chamber Christmas Parade to kick off the festivities. At this event, visitors immerse themselves in an afternoon of holiday events and family fun, culminating in an evening of wonder with our twinkling lights, illuminated snowflakes, decorated storefronts and the lighting of downtown’s 70′ Christmas Tree. This event features live music, food trucks, shopping and festivities for the entire family. More information on the Light Up the Night 2024 will be available closer to the event. Check back at our Heart of Brevard events page.... Read More
White Squirrel Weekend, May 24th-26th presented by DD Bullwinkel’s Outdoors

White Squirrel Weekend, May 24th-26th presented by DD Bullwinkel’s Outdoors

Heart of Brevard’s signature event, our White Squirrel Weekend combines a stellar lineup of live music, a smorgasbord of tasty food offerings from vendors and local craft breweries, an assortment of treasures from craft and retail vendors, family activities and games for the kids, all rolled into one fantastic three-day event. The music lineup and a full schedule are below. We will have bike valet parking. Learn more about White Squirrel Weekend 2024... Read More
Cedar Mountain Holiday Artisan Market

Cedar Mountain Holiday Artisan Market

This year marks our 4th Holiday Artisan Market at our distillery in the heart of Cedar Mountain! We are proud to feature artisans in the categories of wood, pottery, baked goods, jewelry made from all kinds of mediums (including moonshine!), painters, home decor, handmade soaps and candles, happy, crocheted creations, and MORE! This year, we are expanding to indoor and outdoor vendor booths! Our indoor booths will be at the Cedar Mountain Community Center and the outdoor booths will be at the Cedar Mountain Moonshine Distillery right across the street. Excited to be able to expand the market experience! And speaking of experiences! Every year at our holiday market, a magical winter scene is set and Santa stops by to chuckle & chat with the kids! Snap a few pictures of those sweet little smiles (or cries) and then have your little one write a letter to send to the North Pole! Like all of our on-site events, it’s free and very family friendly! Thank you for the continued support of our growing, super-talented community of artisans! Looking forward to seeing you on December... Read More
Cherokee History Day at Cradle of Forestry

Cherokee History Day at Cradle of Forestry

Join us for Cherokee History Day at the Cradle! FIND Outdoors is sponsoring a Native American Heritage Month event at the Cradle of Forestry. The event will take place on November 11th and feature Cherokee Historical Association’s Tsalagi Touring Program. Tsalagi Touring will demonstrate traditional crafts, including beadwork, pottery, and more, and you’ll have a chance to talk to the artisans about their crafts. Throughout the day, there will be storytelling and Cherokee social dance demonstrations. A small pop-up gift shop will be at the event, where you can buy items made at Oconaluftee Indian Village as well as Cherokee-inspired products. Schedule: Cradle of Forestry Hours: 10am to 5pm Event hours: 11am to 4:30pm Cherokee Traditional Dances: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm Cherokee Storytelling: 1pm, 3pm Craft demonstrations all day This event is free to attend! For more information, visit Cherokee History Day at the... Read More
Close to Home Quilt Show

Close to Home Quilt Show

Close to Home Quilt Show September 15 & 16, 2023 10 am – 4 pm Lutheran Church-Good Shepherd (across from Ingles) 22 Fisher Road, Brevard, NC 28712 Free Admission Presented by the Brevard chapter of the Western North Carolina Quilt Guild and featuring member-made and antique quilts. Quilts will be displayed over the pews in the sanctuary of the church and is truly a sight to behold! Several antique quilts will be on display with presentations on style and history delivered at 12:30 pm each day. Additionally, members will be demonstrating sewing techniques and presenting community outreach projects. Join us and see the talent and energy Close to Home in Brevard! For more information or questions, contact Sheree Watt at 571-839-2319 (shw22306@gmail.com) or Helen Owen at... Read More
Close to Home Quilt Show

Close to Home Quilt Show

Close to Home Quilt Show September 15 & 16, 2023 10 am – 4 pm Lutheran Church-Good Shepherd (across from Ingles) 22 Fisher Road, Brevard, NC 28712 Free Admission Presented by the Brevard chapter of the Western North Carolina Quilt Guild and featuring member-made and antique quilts. Quilts will be displayed over the pews in the sanctuary of the church and is truly a sight to behold! Several antique quilts will be on display with presentations on style and history delivered at 12:30 pm each day. Additionally, members will be demonstrating sewing techniques and presenting community outreach projects. Join us and see the talent and energy Close to Home in Brevard! For more information or questions, contact Sheree Watt at 571-839-2319 (shw22306@gmail.com) or Helen Owen at... Read More
Blacksmithing & Brews

Blacksmithing & Brews

Experience the basics of shaping hot steel with a hammer and anvil in our unforgettable Blacksmithing & Brews workshop. No experience is necessary as our instructor will guide you every step of the way in this basics of blacksmithing program, helping you work a piece of rough steel into a one of a kind, hand crafted knife form you can take home. After the workshop, you can enjoy a local brew on the front deck of the Earthshine Lodge overlooking Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Ages 13+ are welcome, but you must be at least 21 to be served alcohol. If you’re under 21, we’ll provide a craft soda or sparkling water. Each person participating will take home their own wrought iron knife that can be used as a letter opener or simple spreading utensil. One of our custom Blacksmithing & Brews pint glasses is included with your... Read More
Blacksmithing & Brews

Blacksmithing & Brews

Experience the basics of shaping hot steel with a hammer and anvil in our unforgettable Blacksmithing & Brews workshop. No experience is necessary as our instructor will guide you every step of the way in this basics of blacksmithing program, helping you work a piece of rough steel into a one of a kind, hand crafted knife form you can take home. After the workshop, you can enjoy a local brew on the front deck of the Earthshine Lodge overlooking Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Ages 13+ are welcome, but you must be at least 21 to be served alcohol. If you’re under 21, we’ll provide a craft soda or sparkling water. Each person participating will take home their own wrought iron knife that can be used as a letter opener or simple spreading utensil. One of our custom Blacksmithing & Brews pint glasses is included with your... Read More
Blacksmithing & Brews

Blacksmithing & Brews

Experience the basics of shaping hot steel with a hammer and anvil in our unforgettable Blacksmithing & Brews workshop. No experience is necessary as our instructor will guide you every step of the way in this basics of blacksmithing program, helping you work a piece of rough steel into a one of a kind, hand crafted knife form you can take home. After the workshop, you can enjoy a local brew on the front deck of the Earthshine Lodge overlooking Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Ages 13+ are welcome, but you must be at least 21 to be served alcohol. If you’re under 21, we’ll provide a craft soda or sparkling water. Each person participating will take home their own wrought iron knife that can be used as a letter opener or simple spreading utensil. One of our custom Blacksmithing & Brews pint glasses is included with your... Read More
Blacksmithing & Brews

Blacksmithing & Brews

Experience the basics of shaping hot steel with a hammer and anvil in our unforgettable Blacksmithing & Brews workshop. No experience is necessary as our instructor will guide you every step of the way in this basics of blacksmithing program, helping you work a piece of rough steel into a one of a kind, hand crafted knife form you can take home. After the workshop, you can enjoy a local brew on the front deck of the Earthshine Lodge overlooking Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Ages 13+ are welcome, but you must be at least 21 to be served alcohol. If you’re under 21, we’ll provide a craft soda or sparkling water. Each person participating will take home their own wrought iron knife that can be used as a letter opener or simple spreading utensil. One of our custom Blacksmithing & Brews pint glasses is included with your... Read More