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10th annual Sapphire Valley Outhouse Races planned Feb. 13
Perhaps one of Jackson County's most unique annual events is the Sapphire Valley Resort Outhouse Races. The cold winter blues are melted away amidst competitive laughter when participants and spectators gather for this race down a ski slope in of all things, an outhouse!
Now in its 10th year, the 2016 event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 13. Starting at noon, participants and spectators will enjoy a musical performance by a live band and food from Danny's BBQ as they await the Outhouse Races which begin at 2 p.m.
Prizes are awarded for the winner, runner-up and in the categories of best construction, most humorous and most creative.
Each year, the event raises money to benefit a local charity or non-profit.
For entry and more information, please call 828-743-6159.
Tracy Morgan tour bringing laughs to Cherokee on Feb. 13
Multi-talented comedian Tracy Morgan is back at it announcing the "Tracy Morgan: Picking up the Pieces" tour, his latest major multi-city standup tour starting in February 2016. Morgan will make a stop at Harrah's Cherokee Resort on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
After a triumphant return to the Hollywood stage at this year's Emmy Awards and a visit to his old stomping grounds at Saturday Nignt Live, audiences can look forward to the entertainer doing what he does best: bringing bags loads of funny and making people laugh.
"It's just like falling off a bike and getting back on, that's all: you don't forget where the pedals are", Morgan says on getting back to touring, "People can expect more of what I did before. It's me: funny + truth = Tracy Morgan. I can't wait to get back to ya'll; city to city, state to state, watch me operate."
For more information, visit www.TracyMorgan.com/tour. For tickets or more information about the show, click here for Harrah's Cherokee Resort.
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.