Welcome to the Great Smoky
Mountains and Jackson County, North Carolina
Inaugural Brew-B-Que planned Aug. 15 on the Harrah's Cherokee Riverwalk
Enjoy an authentic North Carolina BBQ showcase with regional craft brew sampling and live entertainment on the Harrah's Cherokee Casino Riverwalk from noon to 7 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 15.
Then, for an additional cost, catch Jamey Johnson live in the Event Center at 8 p.m.
This modern day country outlaw is following in the footsteps of the likes of Hank Williams Jr., Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings. His 2008 release, "That Lonesome Song," produced two singles: the Top 10 hit "In Color" and "High Cost of Living." In addition to most of his own material, Johnson has co-written singles for Trace Adkins, George Strait, James Otto, Joe Nichols and Jessie James. He has been nominated for numerous Grammy, ACM and CMA awards and won Song of the Year in 2009 at the CMA's and ACM's for "In Color." His latest project is a tribute to songwriting great Hank Cochran and features collaborations with George Strait, Emmylou Harris, Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Ray Price, Vince Gill and Willie Nelson.
For more information, visit www.caesars.com/harrahs-cherokee.
Concerts on the Creek underway through Labor Day weekend
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.