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Dillboro Easter Hat Parade is March 31
The Dillboro Easter Hat Parade will be held on Saturday, March 31. At 10:30 a.m., come make a hat at Dogwood Crafters on Webster Street – or bring your own. Guests can get their face painted and meet the Easter Bunny as well.
Egg hunts begin on Webster Street, every half hour by age group beginning at 10 a.m. Registration for the parade begins at 11 a.m. The parade starts at Dillsboro Town Hall at 2 p.m. Antique cars from the Old Timers Model A Club will lead the parade.
Prizes are are announced after the parade and ribbons are given for the Prettiest, Funniest, Largest, Smallest, Most Unusual, Most Easter-like, Best Smelling, Cutest, Most Outrageous, Best In Show and “Poofiest” hats among other unusual categories. There is a ribbon awarded to the Best Animal in Show!
For more information, call 828-586-1439 or go to the website www.visitdillsboro.org.
Third annual Sylva Brew Hop returns April 7In honor of NC Beer Month, join City Lights Café, Balsam Falls Brewing, Innovation Brewing, Mad Batter Food & Film, and The Cut Cocktail Lounge for the Sylva Brew Hop on Saturday, April 7 from 3-7 p.m.In it's 3rd year, ticket-holders will visit each of the 5 establishments and taste 2 local or regional beers. Tickets include a souvenir glass and two, 4-oz. pours at each location. We encourage folks to take advantage of our awesome restaurants in Downtown Sylva during and after the Sylva BrewHop. The Sylva Brew Hop is organized by the Main Street Sylva Association.For tickets, please click HERE.
(Article courtesy of the Main Street Sylva Association.)
Greening Up the Mountains festival accepting vendor applications
Artists, mountain crafters, and environmental and food vendors are invited to reserve their space for the 21st annual Greening Up the Mountains Festival to be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Greening Up The Mountains is the premiere spring festival for Western North Carolina. The festival, sponsored by the Town of Sylva, will once again take place in historical downtown Sylva, where demonstrating visual artists and traditional crafters will be joined by a mountain community to celebrate a new spring season in the mountains.
Daylong events will be held on Main Street and Bridge Park, beginning with a 5K race sponsored by the Jackson County Recreation and Parks Department. Children’s activities, demonstrations, a youth talent contest and live performances by a wide variety of Jackson County musicians will be featured throughout the day.
Applications can be downloaded from the website, www.greeningupthemountains.com, and will be accepted through April 1, 2018. For more information, call 828-554-1035 or e-mail email@example.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.
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.