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Chills & Thrills in Transylvania County

Chills & Thrills in Transylvania County

Chills & Thrills in Transylvania County With the Halloween season almost upon us, the Adventurist thought you might enjoy hearing about some of the spooky legends of Transylvania County. As Halloween approaches, we recomend you share these local stories around a campfire deep in the woods. And be sure to rustle up some s’mores to comfort your jangly nerves as you ponder those mysterious shadows that seem to be dancing out there in the darkness, just beyond the light cast by the flickering flames… The Legend of Tommy Hodges Transylvania County’s most famous, still unsolved case involves a young forestry student at the old Biltmore School (now the Cradle of Forestry) by the name of Tommy Hodges. The young man went missing one night, under mysterious circumstances, and was never found again. Every year, the Cradle of Forestry in Pisgah National Forest recreates this tale with an interactive, theatrical experience that invites audiences to truly become part of the tale. To find out the facts on Tommy Hodges and develop your own theories about what happened to him, direct your investigation here. The Headless Man of Williamson Creek Sometime during the Civil War, a group of Union soldiers were discovered camping alongside Williamson Creek near Brevard. Nearby Confederate officers were sent to investigate, and upon seeing the men, killed them. One of the soldiers was decapitated and when the bodies were buried, they could not find the head. Not long after that, locals began reporting mysterious sounds and occasional... 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
7th Annual Pumpkinfest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard!

7th Annual Pumpkinfest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard!

Family-friendly and fantastic artistic fun or great date night with beautiful lighted carved pumpkin displays on a short walking trail, talented local musicians, food trucks and coffee house, games, storytelling, face painting, white squirrel scavenger hunt, and the Silvermont historic mansion open for tours. The new 2021 “White Squirrel Circus” display returns, as well as 18 other lighted pumpkin displays such as Butterfly Garden, Pirates Cove, Under the Sea, Witches Garden, Ghost Circle, Totem Garden, and more. A new 2022 exhibit has been developed by Friends of Silvermont’s Pumpkinteers that ties throughout many of the other exhibits- Syd, The Lost Little White Squirrel, searches for her family. Several photo-op sites will also be set up throughout the Pumpkin Fest Displays. Location- Silvermont Park 364 E. Main St. Brevard, NC 28712. Admission is $5 per person (2 and over) cash or check with ID. The cost to use credit/debit is $5.25 per person. Onsite parking cost $5 cash per car. Free parking is available offsite on nearby streets and at church and Comporium parking lots one or two blocks away. Handicap sticker- free parking onsite. Date – Time – Music Schedule – Food Trucks   (plus Cup and Saucer Drinks and Cookies Every Night) Oct. 7 Friday 6-9 pm Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp, Toasted Cuban, Jenny’s Minis Donuts Oct. 8 Sat. 6-9 pm Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp, Feta Flav, Big Pasta, Glykalogy Donuts Oct. 14 Friday 6-9 pm McIntosh and the Lionhearts, Big Pasta, Glykalogy Donuts Oct. 15 Sat... Read More
7th Annual Pumpkinfest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard!

7th Annual Pumpkinfest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard!

Family-friendly and fantastic artistic fun or great date night with beautiful lighted carved pumpkin displays on a short walking trail, talented local musicians, food trucks and coffee house, games, storytelling, face painting, white squirrel scavenger hunt, and the Silvermont historic mansion open for tours. The new 2021 “White Squirrel Circus” display returns, as well as 18 other lighted pumpkin displays such as Butterfly Garden, Pirates Cove, Under the Sea, Witches Garden, Ghost Circle, Totem Garden, and more. A new 2022 exhibit has been developed by Friends of Silvermont’s Pumpkinteers that ties throughout many of the other exhibits- Syd, The Lost Little White Squirrel, searches for her family. Several photo-op sites will also be set up throughout the Pumpkin Fest Displays. Location- Silvermont Park 364 E. Main St. Brevard, NC 28712. Admission is $5 per person (2 and over) cash or check with ID. The cost to use credit/debit is $5.25 per person. Onsite parking cost $5 cash per car. Free parking is available offsite on nearby streets and at church and Comporium parking lots one or two blocks away. Handicap sticker- free parking onsite. Date – Time – Music Schedule – Food Trucks   (plus Cup and Saucer Drinks and Cookies Every Night) Oct. 7 Friday 6-9 pm Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp, Toasted Cuban, Jenny’s Minis Donuts Oct. 8 Sat. 6-9 pm Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp, Feta Flav, Big Pasta, Glykalogy Donuts Oct. 14 Friday 6-9 pm McIntosh and the Lionhearts, Big Pasta, Glykalogy Donuts Oct. 15 Sat... Read More
7th Annual Pumpkinfest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard!

7th Annual Pumpkinfest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard!

Family-friendly and fantastic artistic fun or great date night with beautiful lighted carved pumpkin displays on a short walking trail, talented local musicians, food trucks and coffee house, games, storytelling, face painting, white squirrel scavenger hunt, and the Silvermont historic mansion open for tours. The new 2021 “White Squirrel Circus” display returns, as well as 18 other lighted pumpkin displays such as Butterfly Garden, Pirates Cove, Under the Sea, Witches Garden, Ghost Circle, Totem Garden, and more. A new 2022 exhibit has been developed by Friends of Silvermont’s Pumpkinteers that ties throughout many of the other exhibits- Syd, The Lost Little White Squirrel, searches for her family. Several photo-op sites will also be set up throughout the Pumpkin Fest Displays. Location- Silvermont Park 364 E. Main St. Brevard, NC 28712. Admission is $5 per person (2 and over) cash or check with ID. The cost to use credit/debit is $5.25 per person. Onsite parking cost $5 cash per car. Free parking is available offsite on nearby streets and at church and Comporium parking lots one or two blocks away. Handicap sticker- free parking onsite. Date – Time – Music Schedule – Food Trucks   (plus Cup and Saucer Drinks and Cookies Every Night) Oct. 7 Friday 6-9 pm Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp, Toasted Cuban, Jenny’s Minis Donuts Oct. 8 Sat. 6-9 pm Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp, Feta Flav, Big Pasta, Glykalogy Donuts Oct. 14 Friday 6-9 pm McIntosh and the Lionhearts, Big Pasta, Glykalogy Donuts Oct. 15 Sat... Read More
7th Annual Pumpkinfest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard!

7th Annual Pumpkinfest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard!

Family-friendly and fantastic artistic fun or great date night with beautiful lighted carved pumpkin displays on a short walking trail, talented local musicians, food trucks and coffee house, games, storytelling, face painting, white squirrel scavenger hunt, and the Silvermont historic mansion open for tours. The new 2021 “White Squirrel Circus” display returns, as well as 18 other lighted pumpkin displays such as Butterfly Garden, Pirates Cove, Under the Sea, Witches Garden, Ghost Circle, Totem Garden, and more. A new 2022 exhibit has been developed by Friends of Silvermont’s Pumpkinteers that ties throughout many of the other exhibits- Syd, The Lost Little White Squirrel, searches for her family. Several photo-op sites will also be set up throughout the Pumpkin Fest Displays. Location- Silvermont Park 364 E. Main St. Brevard, NC 28712. Admission is $5 per person (2 and over) cash or check with ID. The cost to use credit/debit is $5.25 per person. Onsite parking cost $5 cash per car. Free parking is available offsite on nearby streets and at church and Comporium parking lots one or two blocks away. Handicap sticker- free parking onsite. Date – Time – Music Schedule – Food Trucks   (plus Cup and Saucer Drinks and Cookies Every Night) Oct. 7 Friday 6-9 pm Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp, Toasted Cuban, Jenny’s Minis Donuts Oct. 8 Sat. 6-9 pm Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp, Feta Flav, Big Pasta, Glykalogy Donuts Oct. 14 Friday 6-9 pm McIntosh and the Lionhearts, Big Pasta, Glykalogy Donuts Oct. 15 Sat... Read More
7th Annual Pumpkinfest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard!

7th Annual Pumpkinfest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard!

Family-friendly and fantastic artistic fun or great date night with beautiful lighted carved pumpkin displays on a short walking trail, talented local musicians, food trucks and coffee house, games, storytelling, face painting, white squirrel scavenger hunt, and the Silvermont historic mansion open for tours. The new 2021 “White Squirrel Circus” display returns, as well as 18 other lighted pumpkin displays such as Butterfly Garden, Pirates Cove, Under the Sea, Witches Garden, Ghost Circle, Totem Garden, and more. A new 2022 exhibit has been developed by Friends of Silvermont’s Pumpkinteers that ties throughout many of the other exhibits- Syd, The Lost Little White Squirrel, searches for her family. Several photo-op sites will also be set up throughout the Pumpkin Fest Displays. Location- Silvermont Park 364 E. Main St. Brevard, NC 28712. Admission is $5 per person (2 and over) cash or check with ID. The cost to use credit/debit is $5.25 per person. Onsite parking cost $5 cash per car. Free parking is available offsite on nearby streets and at church and Comporium parking lots one or two blocks away. Handicap sticker- free parking onsite. Date – Time – Music Schedule – Food Trucks   (plus Cup and Saucer Drinks and Cookies Every Night) Oct. 7 Friday 6-9 pm Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp, Toasted Cuban, Jenny’s Minis Donuts Oct. 8 Sat. 6-9 pm Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp, Feta Flav, Big Pasta, Glykalogy Donuts Oct. 14 Friday 6-9 pm McIntosh and the Lionhearts, Big Pasta, Glykalogy Donuts Oct. 15 Sat... Read More
7th Annual Pumpkinfest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard!

7th Annual Pumpkinfest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard!

Family-friendly and fantastic artistic fun or great date night with beautiful lighted carved pumpkin displays on a short walking trail, talented local musicians, food trucks and coffee house, games, storytelling, face painting, white squirrel scavenger hunt, and the Silvermont historic mansion open for tours. The new 2021 “White Squirrel Circus” display returns, as well as 18 other lighted pumpkin displays such as Butterfly Garden, Pirates Cove, Under the Sea, Witches Garden, Ghost Circle, Totem Garden, and more. A new 2022 exhibit has been developed by Friends of Silvermont’s Pumpkinteers that ties throughout many of the other exhibits- Syd, The Lost Little White Squirrel, searches for her family. Several photo-op sites will also be set up throughout the Pumpkin Fest Displays. Location- Silvermont Park 364 E. Main St. Brevard, NC 28712. Admission is $5 per person (2 and over) cash or check with ID. The cost to use credit/debit is $5.25 per person. Onsite parking cost $5 cash per car. Free parking is available offsite on nearby streets and at church and Comporium parking lots one or two blocks away. Handicap sticker- free parking onsite. Date – Time – Music Schedule – Food Trucks   (plus Cup and Saucer Drinks and Cookies Every Night) Oct. 7 Friday 6-9 pm Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp, Toasted Cuban, Jenny’s Minis Donuts Oct. 8 Sat. 6-9 pm Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp, Feta Flav, Big Pasta, Glykalogy Donuts Oct. 14 Friday 6-9 pm McIntosh and the Lionhearts, Big Pasta, Glykalogy Donuts Oct. 15 Sat... Read More
TC Handcrafters Guild’s Holiday Craft Show

TC Handcrafters Guild’s Holiday Craft Show

Celebrate the Holiday Season!  Join the talented crafters and artists on Friday, October 14 and Saturday October 15 from 9 AM till 5 PM at the Masonic Lodge in downtown Brevard. This is a great chance for you to meet and support these talented creators and pick up the perfect gift for that special person – even yourself. The Transylvania County Handcrafters Guild is a juried event held 4 times each year, April, June, August and an extra special holiday show in... Read More
TC Handcrafters Guild’s Holiday Craft Show

TC Handcrafters Guild’s Holiday Craft Show

Celebrate the Holiday Season!  Join the talented crafters and artists on Friday, October 14 and Saturday October 15 from 9 AM till 5 PM at the Masonic Lodge in downtown Brevard. This is a great chance for you to meet and support these talented creators and pick up the perfect gift for that special person – even yourself. The Transylvania County Handcrafters Guild is a juried event held 4 times each year, April, June, August and an extra special holiday show in... Read More
6th Annual Pumpkinfest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard North Carolina!

6th Annual Pumpkinfest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard North Carolina!

Join us for fantastic, artistic fun for all ages and enjoy beautiful lighted carved pumpkin displays on a short walking trail, local musicians, food trucks, games, storytelling, face painting, white squirrel scavenger hunt, and docent lead tours of the Silvermont historic mansion. Big news for 2021, the Friends of Silvermont Pumpkinteers have added a spectacular new “White Squirrel Circus” display to the 18 other lighted pumpkin displays including Butterfly Garden, Pirates Cove, Under the Sea, Witches Circle, and more. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Admission $5 cash. Parking onsite $5. Food and Drink for purchase- The BBQ Shed and Bill’s Boiler House Coffee Music- 6-9 pm Oct. 8- Byrd and Crows Oct. 9- McIntosh and the LionHearts Oct. 15- Big Eyed Rabbit Oct. 16- The Outside Dogs Oct. 22-23- Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp Oct. 29- Two Step Too October 30  Bill and the Bad Czechs  (5-9) Pumpkin Fest at Silvermont Park in Brevard, NC: https://www.facebook.com/pumpkinpatchrevenge/ Silvermont Park:... Read More
Llama Hike Experience

Llama Hike Experience

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind hike in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains with our friendly llamas! Hikers will learn about our famous llamas’ interesting histories and how to safely handle the animals before heading out on a hike with gorgeous mountaintop views on our private trails. Each family/ group gets 1 to 3 lovable llamas to share and there’s plenty of time for llama cuddles and, of course, llama selfies! This moderate hike is around 1 mile long and does require requires walking uphill on rocky and sometimes slippery terrain. We welcome all ages on our llama hikes and children 5 and under are free. When you make your reservation, please let us know if you have anyone under that age in the notes section. Led by: Mark English aka “The Llama... Read More