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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
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
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
The Birds & The Bees

The Birds & The Bees

The Birds & The Bees Catching up with Brevard’s flying friends Brevard’s forests, mountains and streams are home to an endlessly fascinating and diverse population of wildlife. Some of its most interesting residents tend to go high, soaring over the trees and hovering over flower beds. Brevard is a special place to catch up on the birds and the bees, whether you’re the queen bee of honey hoarders or just looking to put a new feather in your cap. See You Later, Pollinator Adventurers with a sweet tooth will find much to enjoy at Killer Bees Honey in Toxaway. This small, family-owned apiary offers a variety of bee tours and honey tastings. If you want to get a true “hive” experience, you can suit up and drone with the drones themselves. Afterwards, sample some of the sweet stuff with cheese, crackers, meats, fruit, and a beverage (alcoholic or non-). Designated by the North Carolina Wildlife Commission as a Wildlife Refuge, Killer Bees provides a welcoming place for all the insects and animals that pollinate the surrounding Pisgah National Forest. A Warm Wel-Comb  Up the road from Killer Bees, the Southern Highlands Reserve is appropriately celebrated as a spectacular, native Blue Ridge plant arboretum, research center, and an A+ spot for scenic views. Gorgeous gardens, however, depend on happy bees.  Over the last ten years, Reserve staff noticed that “feral” or “wild” honeybees were on site.  For the past two years, they’ve been working with an expert, and in 2021,... Read More
Wilderness Skills

Wilderness Skills

Ever wonder what to do if you’re lost in the wild? Join one of our experienced instructors for a fun and adventurous jaunt through the wilderness where you’ll learn to build a debris shelter, collect and treat water, build a fire, and discuss the essentials to make sure you’re prepared any time you are headed out on a hike in the woods. Cost: $20 per person Availability: Pre-registration is required. Duration: 2 hours Ages: Ages 5+ (Children must be accompanied by an adult.) Led by: Moriah Other Info: Be sure to wear comfortable shoes for hiking, and bring sunscreen and bug spray. Register at... Read More