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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
The WNC FLYER celebrates 20 years in 2024!

The WNC FLYER celebrates 20 years in 2024!

WNC FLYER Presented by Hunter Subaru. A Scenic Ride through the Mountains of Western North Carolina brought to you by Blue Ridge Bicycle Club starting at Oskar Blues Brewery. Brevard, North Carolina. NEW FOR 2024: This year the ride will be followed by a very special, 20th Annual Celebration Party, FREE for all ride participants. Not joining the ride? Purchase your Celebration Party ticket during registration or add it through the Race Store. Riders will have their choice of a century, metric, half century, and half metric rides that wind through the valleys south of Asheville, NC. There is beautiful mountain scenery around every bend of the road without the long mountain climbs. The Flyer is a ride for everyone – from first time riders to experienced cyclists. Explore Brevard is a proud sponsor of this... 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
Community Forest Bathing & Nature Therapy Retreat

Community Forest Bathing & Nature Therapy Retreat

Reset after the busy holidays and start 2024 off on the right foot with a restorative retreat on New Year’s Day, Monday, Jan. 1 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Pink Beds trailhead in Pisgah National Forest. Join certified nature and forest therapy guide Kelly Bruce for a peaceful afternoon in the healing forests of the Blue Ridge Mountains filled with intentional nature connection. The practice of forest bathing encourages participants to slow down, quiet the mind and awaken the senses. Through a series of mindfulness invitations, guests will have the opportunity to linger in the present in the moment, deepening their connection with nature, community, and enjoying the many gifts of the forest. We’ll conclude our retreat with a wild foraged tea ceremony and snacks, reflecting and releasing 2023, then setting intentions for 2024. Inspired by Shinrin-Yoku, the Japanese practice of immersing oneself in the restorative qualities of a forest environment, forest bathing invites guests to spend time in nature in a way that invites healing for ourselves, our fraught ecosystems, and our community. “A few of the benefits of forest bathing include improved mental and physical health, enhanced wellbeing and creativity,” says Kelly Bruce, a guide certified by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, and owner of Natural Wanders. “I will lead you on a journey through the forest, weaving mindfulness, breathwork, forest bathing and nature therapy together for a restorative afternoon. Words don’t do this practice justice, you simply need to experience it for... Read More
Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

Take a Christmas stroll through the Deerwoode Reserve property, and view festive holiday light displays on each of Deerwoode’s 11 cabins. Each cabin is uniquely themed and decorated by amazing sponsors from our community. In the Family Village, enjoy s’mores, hot chocolate, arts & crafts, music, and more (all included in the cost of your ticket)! Pictures with Santa will be available on both Saturday nights, 12/9 and 12/16, at no additional charge. All proceeds benefit The Family Place of Transylvania... Read More
Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

Take a Christmas stroll through the Deerwoode Reserve property, and view festive holiday light displays on each of Deerwoode’s 11 cabins. Each cabin is uniquely themed and decorated by amazing sponsors from our community. In the Family Village, enjoy s’mores, hot chocolate, arts & crafts, music, and more (all included in the cost of your ticket)! Pictures with Santa will be available on both Saturday nights, 12/9 and 12/16, at no additional charge. All proceeds benefit The Family Place of Transylvania... 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
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