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WCU Homecoming Parade through Sylva is Oct. 28
Photo courtesy of Western Carolina University
Western Carolina University's Homecoming week is Oct. 24-30 and a full slate of activities are planned throughout the week.
Highlights include the annual Homecoming Parade through downtown Sylva on Friday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m., before the Catamount football team battles Chattanooga on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 3:30 p.m.
For more information about all of the week's planned events for Homecoming, click HERE.
Spook-tacular events planned in Jackson County for Halloween
Photos courtesy of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce
Jackson County has several fun events planned to celebrate the Halloween holiday, beginning with the annual Pumpkin Patch at the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Park in Cullowhee on Friday, Oct. 28 from 5-8 p.m. Call 828-293-3053 for more information.
On Monday, Oct. 31, enjoy the Dillsboro Trick or Treat from 5-7 p.m. Call 828-631-0900 for more information.
Sylva's annual Treat Street will also be held on Monday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. Call 828-586-2719 for more information.
12th annual Pottery Festival in historic Dillsboro Nov. 5
Photo by Kelly Donaldson/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce
The 12th annual Western North Carolina Pottery Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 on Front Street in historic Dillsboro. Admission is $5.
This juried event showcases more than 40 master potters, with many demonstrations in a variety of techniques. The festival occurs rain or shine. Come see why it's become a top arts event in the mountains, attended annually by several thousand aficionados of pottery. There will be throwing and firing demonstrations as well.
The Clay Olympics kick off the event from 1-3 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 4.
For more information, call (828) 631-5100 or (828) 586-3601 or visit www.WNCPotteryFestival.com. You can also e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Located in the North Carolina Mountains and right in the midst of the Great Smoky Mountains, Jackson County is the ideal location for your next mountain getaway. Whatever it is you are looking for in your trip, we have it, from great accommodations, including cabin rentals, to wonderful activities, including rafting, hiking, fishing, golf, skiing, and camping.
Once you’ve found the right place to stay, whether it is a quaint Great Smoky Mountain cabin, or a friendly bed & breakfast, you will be ready to start you adventure in the North Carolina Mountains. If you enjoy fishing, the Tuckasegee River and many lakes and streams offer superb options, or you can take in the mountain scenery and wildlife on one of the area’s many hiking trails. Maybe you want to test your golf game and you can do just that on one of Jackson County’s many classic mountain golf courses.
Journey back to the days of yesteryear as Dillsboro presents its annual Festival of Lights and Luminaries. Experience the magic as the entire town is transformed into a winter wonderland of lights, candles, laughter and song! 2500 luminaries light your way to shops and studios. Horse and buggy rides available each night from 5-8 pm (cost + tips). Shopkeepers provide live music and serve holiday treats with hot cider and cocoa. Carolers sing and children visit with Santa at Town Hall.
When you plan your next mountain vacation to Jackson County and the Great Smoky Mountains, you will want to be sure that you select just the right accommodations for your visit. The options here in the North Carolina Mountains are certainly diverse and offer something for everyone and every budget. There’s so much just waiting for you to enjoy in North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains.