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Events in Burnsville & Yancey County

Jun
21
Thu
2018
Penland School of Crafts Scholarship Auction @ Penland School of Crafts
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Penland School of Crafts Scholarship Auction @ Penland School of Crafts | Bakersville | North Carolina | United States

Penland School of Crafts sessions end with an auction of work donated by students, instructors, and friends. These auctions are celebrations of the work done in the classes and an opportunity for neighbors, travelers, and craft lovers to enjoy the energy of a Penland session. The proceeds from these auctions support scholarship programs. No admission charged. Auctions take place at 8:00 PM in the Flex building at Penland.

Jun
30
Sat
2018
RiddleFest 2018 @ Burnsville Town Center
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
RiddleFest 2018 @ Burnsville Town Center | Burnsville | North Carolina | United States

The Traditional Voices Group is pleased to announce the program for its 2018 RiddleFest Concert. Madison County songstress Laura Boosinger and master fiddler Josh Goforth will headline the program on June 30 at the Burnsville Town Center. The Griffith Chapel Singers will open the show, which begins at 7 PM, followed by Asheville singer/songwriter Ash Devine. See the RiddleFest page on this website for more information about the artists. RiddleFest tickets are $20. Tickets may be obtained in advance at this link: [Eventbrite] or with cash/check at the door the night of the performance. For more information, contact TVG at 828-682-9654.

Laura Boosinger is an award-winning performer and recording artist whose primary focus is the interpretation of traditional music from the Southern Appalachian region. Her performances have included The Tennessee Homecoming at The Museum of Appalachia, MERLEFEST and The Smithsonian Folklife Festival. She garnered the title of “Most Outstanding Performer” at Asheville’s Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, the oldest continuing traditional music festival in the country. Her seminars always include songs played on traditional instruments and audience participation through singing and discussion. Laura is currently the executive director of the Madison County NC Arts Commission.  Josh Goforth played piano in church beginning at age four. When he saw ballad singer Sheila Kay Adams perform at his middle school, he started thinking about the musical heritage of his native Madison County. He studied music with family and community musicians as a child and attended East Tennessee State University for its famous Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music Program. In 2000, he played fiddle for the movie Songcatcher, both onscreen and on the soundtrack. He has toured extensively with a variety of ensembles. In 2005, he was named “Master Fiddler” of Fiddler’s Grove.

The Parkway Playhouse Presents Oliver @ Parkway Playhouse
Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Parkway Playhouse Presents Oliver @ Parkway Playhouse | Burnsville | North Carolina | United States

In Oliver, the streets of Victorian England come to life. Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

Jul
5
Thu
2018
Penland School of Crafts Scholarship Auction @ Penland School of Crafts
Jul 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Penland School of Crafts Scholarship Auction @ Penland School of Crafts | Bakersville | North Carolina | United States

Penland School of Crafts sessions end with an auction of work donated by students, instructors, and friends. These auctions are celebrations of the work done in the classes and an opportunity for neighbors, travelers, and craft lovers to enjoy the energy of a Penland session. The proceeds from these auctions support scholarship programs. No admission charged. Auctions take place at 8:00 PM in the Flex building at Penland.

Jul
6
Fri
2018
The Parkway Playhouse Presents Oliver @ Parkway Playhouse
Jul 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Parkway Playhouse Presents Oliver @ Parkway Playhouse | Burnsville | North Carolina | United States

In Oliver, the streets of Victorian England come to life. Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

There are so many great things to do in Burnsville & Yancey County, especially between April and October. Each month has a special event, and all three seasons are perfect to get out in the mountains and explore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mount Mitchell State Park

With a peak elevation of 6,684 feet, Mount Mitchell is the highest mountain East of the Mississippi River, and the first state park in North Carolina. The summit has an observation platform next to the grave of Elisha Mitchell and offers awesome views of the Black Mountains, home to 5 of the 10 highest mountains in Eastern U.S.

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About The New Chamber Website

The new Chamber website was built by Roan Mitchell, a local partnership between David Biddix and Chanse Simpson. Chanse designed and created the webpages and took 90 percent of the photos on the site. David built the directories, calendars, and individual member profiles as well as handing webmaster duties and all technical aspects of transitioning to the new site. The Chamber logo of Otway Burns with the wind at his back was created by Chad Fox. The drone photos of Burnsville Town Square and Mount Mitchell were taken by Sam Dean. Contributing photographers to the website include Britt Kaufmann and Denise Cook. Roan Mitchell extends a very special thanks to Chamber Director Ginger Johnson, Member Services Coordinator Jaime Duvall and Chamber Board Members, and a heartfelt appreciation to all the people of Burnsville & Yancey County who helped us create this website. Thank you.