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  • On Aug. 15, the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors held a ribbon cutting/grand opening ceremony for the new collaboration between Lazy Hiker Taproom and Mad Batter Kitchen. Located at 617 West Main Street in Sylva, the site of the former Mad Batter Food and Film has been redesigned from top to bottom, and even out to a new rear patio/parking lot area as well. Expect the same great craft beers from Lazy Hiker's original location in Franklin (which is still open) and great updated menu options from Mad Batter Kitchen, with a lot of your old favorites. Hours of operation are Sunday - Thursday, 11 am-10 pm and Fri - Sat 11 am - midnight. There will be live music scheduled plus other fun events. Upstairs guests can enjoy foosball, darts and more games. For more information, call (828) 349-2337, visit http://lazyhikerbrewing.com or find them on Facebook.
    From left on the back row are Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Karson Walston, Matt Saenger, Steve Baxley, Lazy Hiker's Tim Sark - Assistant Brewer, Chris Brouwer - Managing Member, Barry Clinton - Managing Member, Ken Murphy - Co-Founder, Graham Norris - Head Brewer, chamber ambassadors Brandi Warner, Michele Smith, and Natalie Newman. From left on the front row kneeling are Alexandra Kempton - Business Manager and Marie Lawrence - Sylva Taproom Manager.

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  • The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors held a ribbon cutting/grand opening celebration at Nantahala Brewing Company-Sylva Outpost on Thursday, Aug. 22. The event also served as the chamber's August STIR Business "During" Hours event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located at 5 Grindstaff Cove Rd., in Sylva. Nantahala provided a buffet bar of delicious food and drinks. Nantahala is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. They offer a wide array of craft beer, specialty drinks, a full menu, live music, and lots of big screen TVs for watching sports. There is indoor and outdoor dining/seating available, with the back deck overlooking Scotts Creek. Nantahala's original site is in Bryson City and another taproom is now open in West Asheville. For more information, visit the website www.nantahalabrewingsylvaoutpost.com, call 828-641-9797 or visit them on Facebook.From left are Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Patricia C. Stanberry, Megan Orr Sheets, Beth Bell, Karson Walston, Nantahala Brewing Company's Matt Smith - Sylva Outpost General Manager, Kate Dickey - Marketing Director, Jenn Huston-Rowland - Co-Founder, Jeff Anderson - COO, and Chamber Ambassadors Steve Baxley, Brandi Warner, and Natalie Newman.

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  • Hook, Line & Drinker

    The annual Hook, Line and Drinker Festival is held each May in downtown Sylva. This event celebrates Jackson County being the home of the N.C. Trout Capital, the WNC Fly Fishing Trail and features the best in regional music, food and craft beer. It also features the annual pre-festival Tuck Trout Trot fun run/walk.

  • Jackson County Tourism

    The Jackson County Tourism Development Authority website has additional information for lodging, shopping, events, and more. The chamber works closely with the TDA to provide impeccable service to our visitors, local residents, lodging facilities, restaurants and merchants.

  • Hiking Trails/Waterfalls

    Two of the most popular features of Jackson County are the majestic mountains that surround us and the mesmerizing waterfalls that flow within them. Come experience them for yourself with an all-inclusive hiking trail and waterfall map that will help you find that perfect spot.