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Riverfest 2024!

Riverfest 2024!

The Transylvania French Broad Stewards, the Town of Rosman, Conserving Carolina, and Headwaters Outfitters are joining up again to put on the ninth annual Upper French Broad Riverfest and invite residents and visitors to come spend a fun day celebrating the river! Join us at Champion Park in Rosman, NC for a free, family-friendly festival with live local music, hands-on educational activities from many local businesses, and interactive displays about the French Broad River! There will be free tubing for everyone, food trucks (Local Harvester, Travelin Dough, and Jenny’s Minis Donut Bus!), and more (and don’t forget your swimsuit!)! This event also coincides with the annual Headwaters Outfitters Hellbender 20-Miler Relay Canoe Race! Cut off for race registration is May 18th, so sign up today! Exhibitors include: Headwaters Outfitters, Pisgah River Rangers, Oxbow R Snorkeling, Mills River Partnership, Transylvania Bird Club, Brevard Clay, North Carolina Cooperative Extension – Transylvania County Center, Transylvania County Library, North Carolina Forest Service, FIND Outdoors, Conserving Carolina, Asheville Greenworks, MountainTrue, Transylvania County Solid Waste, Friends of DuPont Forest, Audubon Society, League of Women Voters, NC Arboretum, Citizen Climate Lobby, Brevard Dog Park, NC Leave No Trace, Pisgah Chapter Trout Unlimited, Earthshine Nature Programs, and more! This event is sponsored by the Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority and Davidson River... Read More
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 College Sidewalk Art Festival

Brevard College Sidewalk Art Festival

Brevard College will host its second annual Sidewalk Art Competition on Saturday, April 27th from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM in Robbins Plaza (the courtyard outside of the Myers Dining Hall). Located on the campus of Brevard College, the festival is free to the public. Sidewalk art will feature local college and high school students. There will also be live music, llamas, a kid’s chalk play area, cornhole, and other fun activities. The competition is open to all Brevard College students, as well as local 10-12 high school students, and the public is encouraged to stop by to watch the live drawings and admire the finished products. Participants submit their ideas in advance and are approved by Visual Arts faculty members in order to compete. Each age group is eligible to win a total of $500 in cash rewards and gift certificates to BC Outfitters, the Brevard College gear shop. Contest rules dictate that each drawing must remain within the designated square area and that no spray fixatives may be used. In addition to chalk distributed by Brevard College, participants may bring their own sidewalk chalk. All materials must be temporary and washable with soap and water. College students and high school students will not compete with each other. “This event is a great opportunity for our art students to show off their art skills free to the public,” said organizer and faculty member, Sean Parrish. “The best part of the day is seeing the community gather on campus... Read More
Brevard Plein Air Festival Presented by The Lucy Clark Gallery and Studio

Brevard Plein Air Festival Presented by The Lucy Clark Gallery and Studio

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
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 line up 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 line up and a full schedule are coming soon. We will have bike valet parking. Learn more about White Squirrel Weekend 2024 at... Read More
8th Annual Pumpkin Fest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard, North Carolina!

8th Annual Pumpkin Fest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard, North Carolina!

Pumpkin Fest is a fun, family-friendly and fantastic artistic event or great date night with 18 beautiful artist-designed lighted carved pumpkin displays on a newly paved short walking trail. The event includes talented local musicians, food trucks and coffee house, games, storytelling, face painting, white squirrel scavenger hunt, games, dress ups, and the Silvermont historic mansion and second floor museum open for tours. New exhibits from 2022 (“Syd’s Silvermont Adventure”) and 2021 (the spectacular “White Squirrel Circus”) are returning, as well as 16 other lighted pumpkin displays such as Butterfly Garden, Pirates Cove, Under the Sea, Witches Garden, Ghost Circle, Totem Garden, and more. A new 2023 exhibit has been developed by Friends of Silvermont’s Pumpkin-teers: “Land of Waterfalls”, featuring the unique places and features that make Transylvania County so beautiful and special for locals and tourists alike. A new social media photo-op site with a Silvermont Pumpkin Fest background will also be set up between the dress up and face painting areas near the tennis courts. There will be lots of activities for young and old alike- with fun for all ages! Silvermont Park has a newly paved 1/3-mile trail that works much better for strollers, walkers and wheelchairs. Pumpkin Fest is a Fundraiser for Friends of Silvermont to help maintain and improve the Silvermont Park and the 106-year-old historic mansion, which houses the county senior center and a history museum. Friends of Silvermont was founded in 1981 to help save the mansion and has continued to make... Read More
8th Annual Pumpkin Fest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard, North Carolina!

8th Annual Pumpkin Fest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard, North Carolina!

Pumpkin Fest is a fun, family-friendly and fantastic artistic event or great date night with 18 beautiful artist-designed lighted carved pumpkin displays on a newly paved short walking trail. The event includes talented local musicians, food trucks and coffee house, games, storytelling, face painting, white squirrel scavenger hunt, games, dress ups, and the Silvermont historic mansion and second floor museum open for tours. New exhibits from 2022 (“Syd’s Silvermont Adventure”) and 2021 (the spectacular “White Squirrel Circus”) are returning, as well as 16 other lighted pumpkin displays such as Butterfly Garden, Pirates Cove, Under the Sea, Witches Garden, Ghost Circle, Totem Garden, and more. A new 2023 exhibit has been developed by Friends of Silvermont’s Pumpkin-teers: “Land of Waterfalls”, featuring the unique places and features that make Transylvania County so beautiful and special for locals and tourists alike. A new social media photo-op site with a Silvermont Pumpkin Fest background will also be set up between the dress up and face painting areas near the tennis courts. There will be lots of activities for young and old alike- with fun for all ages! Silvermont Park has a newly paved 1/3-mile trail that works much better for strollers, walkers and wheelchairs. Pumpkin Fest is a Fundraiser for Friends of Silvermont to help maintain and improve the Silvermont Park and the 106-year-old historic mansion, which houses the county senior center and a history museum. Friends of Silvermont was founded in 1981 to help save the mansion and has continued to make... Read More
8th Annual Pumpkin Fest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard, North Carolina!

8th Annual Pumpkin Fest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard, North Carolina!

Pumpkin Fest is a fun, family-friendly and fantastic artistic event or great date night with 18 beautiful artist-designed lighted carved pumpkin displays on a newly paved short walking trail. The event includes talented local musicians, food trucks and coffee house, games, storytelling, face painting, white squirrel scavenger hunt, games, dress ups, and the Silvermont historic mansion and second floor museum open for tours. New exhibits from 2022 (“Syd’s Silvermont Adventure”) and 2021 (the spectacular “White Squirrel Circus”) are returning, as well as 16 other lighted pumpkin displays such as Butterfly Garden, Pirates Cove, Under the Sea, Witches Garden, Ghost Circle, Totem Garden, and more. A new 2023 exhibit has been developed by Friends of Silvermont’s Pumpkin-teers: “Land of Waterfalls”, featuring the unique places and features that make Transylvania County so beautiful and special for locals and tourists alike. A new social media photo-op site with a Silvermont Pumpkin Fest background will also be set up between the dress up and face painting areas near the tennis courts. There will be lots of activities for young and old alike- with fun for all ages! Silvermont Park has a newly paved 1/3-mile trail that works much better for strollers, walkers and wheelchairs. Pumpkin Fest is a Fundraiser for Friends of Silvermont to help maintain and improve the Silvermont Park and the 106-year-old historic mansion, which houses the county senior center and a history museum. Friends of Silvermont was founded in 1981 to help save the mansion and has continued to make... Read More
8th Annual Pumpkin Fest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard, North Carolina!

8th Annual Pumpkin Fest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard, North Carolina!

Pumpkin Fest is a fun, family-friendly and fantastic artistic event or great date night with 18 beautiful artist-designed lighted carved pumpkin displays on a newly paved short walking trail. The event includes talented local musicians, food trucks and coffee house, games, storytelling, face painting, white squirrel scavenger hunt, games, dress ups, and the Silvermont historic mansion and second floor museum open for tours. New exhibits from 2022 (“Syd’s Silvermont Adventure”) and 2021 (the spectacular “White Squirrel Circus”) are returning, as well as 16 other lighted pumpkin displays such as Butterfly Garden, Pirates Cove, Under the Sea, Witches Garden, Ghost Circle, Totem Garden, and more. A new 2023 exhibit has been developed by Friends of Silvermont’s Pumpkin-teers: “Land of Waterfalls”, featuring the unique places and features that make Transylvania County so beautiful and special for locals and tourists alike. A new social media photo-op site with a Silvermont Pumpkin Fest background will also be set up between the dress up and face painting areas near the tennis courts. There will be lots of activities for young and old alike- with fun for all ages! Silvermont Park has a newly paved 1/3-mile trail that works much better for strollers, walkers and wheelchairs. Pumpkin Fest is a Fundraiser for Friends of Silvermont to help maintain and improve the Silvermont Park and the 106-year-old historic mansion, which houses the county senior center and a history museum. Friends of Silvermont was founded in 1981 to help save the mansion and has continued to make... Read More
8th Annual Pumpkin Fest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard, North Carolina!

8th Annual Pumpkin Fest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard, North Carolina!

Pumpkin Fest is a fun, family-friendly and fantastic artistic event or great date night with 18 beautiful artist-designed lighted carved pumpkin displays on a newly paved short walking trail. The event includes talented local musicians, food trucks and coffee house, games, storytelling, face painting, white squirrel scavenger hunt, games, dress ups, and the Silvermont historic mansion and second floor museum open for tours. New exhibits from 2022 (“Syd’s Silvermont Adventure”) and 2021 (the spectacular “White Squirrel Circus”) are returning, as well as 16 other lighted pumpkin displays such as Butterfly Garden, Pirates Cove, Under the Sea, Witches Garden, Ghost Circle, Totem Garden, and more. A new 2023 exhibit has been developed by Friends of Silvermont’s Pumpkin-teers: “Land of Waterfalls”, featuring the unique places and features that make Transylvania County so beautiful and special for locals and tourists alike. A new social media photo-op site with a Silvermont Pumpkin Fest background will also be set up between the dress up and face painting areas near the tennis courts. There will be lots of activities for young and old alike- with fun for all ages! Silvermont Park has a newly paved 1/3-mile trail that works much better for strollers, walkers and wheelchairs. Pumpkin Fest is a Fundraiser for Friends of Silvermont to help maintain and improve the Silvermont Park and the 106-year-old historic mansion, which houses the county senior center and a history museum. Friends of Silvermont was founded in 1981 to help save the mansion and has continued to make... 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
ART IN THE PARK

ART IN THE PARK

The Connestee Art League will once again be holding its Art in the Park on the property of the Brevard Elementary School. 100% of the exhibitor fees will be donated to the art department of the elementary school. We will have approximately 30 exhibitors whose talents include painting, fabric arts, jewelry, pottery, wood crafts, etc. You name it, we have it. Please come out and support your local artists! The rain date will be October... Read More