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

  • Greening Up the Mountains is April 25

    Greening Up the Mountains will be held on Saturday, April 25 in downtown Sylva from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about the event, visit www.greeningupthemountains.com.

  • Lasher Jr.'s Down Home Tour coming to Sylva


    This spring, Ingles Markets will sponsor an eight-stop concert tour for the Joe Lasher Jr. Band that will include Sylva’s Bridge Park Pavilion at 6 p.m., on May 9, presented by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.  

    The “Down Home Tour” will visit towns across Western North Carolina.  Tickets for each concert are $7 at the gate or five non-perishable canned food items. All proceeds will benefit local MANNA FoodBank partner agencies.  Sylva’s concert will benefit the Community Table. 

    The money and food raised at each venue will remain in the county where the performance takes place.  The radio station 99.9 KISS Country will also be involved with the tour and its promotion.

    “I was born and raised here,” Lasher says, “and being able to use what gifts I have to be able to help others is really a blessing to me.  And I’m thrilled to be able to work with an amazing corporate partner like Ingles to try and make a difference.”

    For more information, call the chamber at 828-586-2155 or visit www.mountainlovers.com or contact Amy Grimes, Director of The Community Table at 828.586.6782 or e-mail her at ctofjackson@gmail.com.

    For other tour dates and locations visit www.ingles-markets.com or www.JoeLasherJr.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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