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  • Welcome to the Great Smoky 
    Mountains and Jackson County, North Carolina

  • WCU has full slate of Homecoming activities Oct. 29-Nov. 4 WCU has full slate of Homecoming activities Oct. 29-Nov. 4

    Western Carolina University in Cullowhee has a full slate of Homecoming activities planned for the week of Oct. 29-Nov. 4. You can view the entire schedule by clicking HERE.

    Don't miss the Pumpkin Patch on Monday, Oct. 29 from 1-4 p.m. on the UC Lawn, or the Homecoming Carnival from 3-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Cost is $5 for the general public and $3 for children under 17, only available the day of the event. WCU students with wristbands will be admitted for free. There will be traditional carnival attractions, food and drinks.

    A Homecoming concerts is planned on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Ramsey Center featuring T-Pain and Blackbear with special guest FreeWILL. Visit the WCU Ramsey Center box office for more information at www.ramsey.wcu.edu. Doors open at 6 p.m.

    There will be a Homecoming Parade in downtown Sylva starting at 6 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 2.

    The Catamounts will take the field vs. The Citadel for the Homecoming football game on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 3:30 p.m. For tickets, call 800-344-6928.

    For more information about all of the WCU Homecoming activities, click HERE.

  • Jackson County full of spooky activities for Halloween Jackson County full of spooky activities for Halloween

    There are plenty of fun activities planned for Halloween this year all across Jackson County on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Here are just a few that are occurring.

    For a complete list of all chamber member events on Halloween, please visit our calendar of events or simply click HERE.

    Please have a safe and happy Halloween!

  • 13th annual WNC Pottery Festival returns to Dillsboro Nov. 3 13th annual WNC Pottery Festival returns to Dillsboro Nov. 3

    The 13th annual WNC Pottery Festival will return on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

    The event is held on Front Street in Dillsboro, N.C.

    This juried event showcases more than 40 master potters, with many demonstrations in a variety of techniques. Come see why it's become a top arts event in the mountains, attended annually by several thousand aficionados of pottery.

    For more information, call (828) 631-5100 or (828) 586-3601 or e-mail wncpotteryfest@gmail.com. The website for the event is www.wncpotteryfestival.com.

  • Jackson County has everything you need Jackson County has everything you need

    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. Jackson county creek

    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. 

    Dillsboro LuminariesJourney 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.


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