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

  • WCU Homecoming Parade is Oct. 27, big game Oct. 28 WCU Homecoming Parade is Oct. 27, big game Oct. 28

    The annual Western Carolina University Homecoming Parade will be held on Friday, Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m. The parade route will go down Main Street in Sylva. Everyone is invited to attend and cheer on your Catamounts!

    The following day, the Western Carolina University football team will host Furman at 3:30 p.m for the homecoming football game.

    Homecoming conjures images of crisp autumn Cullowhee weather, Catamount football, The Pride of the Mountains Marching Band, tailgating with old and new friends, and more. Whether you are drawn to the pageantry of the annual downtown Sylva Homecoming Parade or interested in checking out the impressively expanding campus, we encourage you to come home to Cullowhee and take part in the excitement and traditions of WCU Homecoming.

    For more information on WCU Homecoming weekend, please click HERE.

  • Halloween events planned across county Oct. 31 Halloween events planned across county Oct. 31

  • WNC Pottery Festival returns to Dillsboro Nov. 4 WNC Pottery Festival returns to Dillsboro Nov. 4

    The 13th annual WNC Pottery Festival returns to Front Street in Dillsboro on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The festival will go on rain or shine.

    This juried event showcases more than 40 master potters, with many demonstrations in a variety of techniques. Come see why it has 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 visit www.wncpotteryfest@gmail.com.

  • 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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