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Celebrate Octoberfest in downtown Sylva Oct. 10-15
Come experience a week long Octoberfest Sylva style between Oct 10th and Oct 15th. A variety of downtown merchants will be offering up Octoberfest themed foods, drinks, products and activities.
We encourage you to check out all the businesses listed above (many of whom are chamber members) to partake in their unique seasonal offerings and keep your receipt because it will get you 10 percent off at any of the other participating retailers (alcohol excluded).
Enjoy the festivities!!
Spook-tacular events planned in Jackson County for Halloween
Photos courtesy of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce
Jackson County has several fun events planned to celebrate the Halloween holiday, beginning with the annual Pumpkin Patch at the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Park in Cullowhee on Friday, Oct. 28 from 5-8 p.m. Call 828-293-3053 for more information.
On Monday, Oct. 31, enjoy the Dillsboro Trick or Treat from 5-7 p.m. Call 828-631-0900 for more information.
Sylva's annual Treat Street will also be held on Monday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. Call 828-586-2719 for more information.
WCU Homecoming Parade through Sylva is Oct. 28
Photo courtesy of Western Carolina University
Western Carolina University's Homecoming week is Oct. 24-30 and a full slate of activities are planned throughout the week.
Highlights include the annual Homecoming Parade through downtown Sylva on Friday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m., before the Catamount football team battles Chattanooga on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 3:30 p.m.
For more information about all of the week's planned events for Homecoming, click HERE.
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.