Burnsville-Yancey Chamber of Commerce

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Events in Burnsville & Yancey County

Jul
19
Thu
2018
Penland School of Crafts Scholarship Auction @ Penland School of Crafts
Jul 19 @ 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
20
Fri
2018
Parkway Playhouse JR Presents Madagascar, JR @ Parkway Playhouse
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Parkway Playhouse JR Presents Madagascar, JR @ Parkway Playhouse | Burnsville | North Carolina | United States

Madagascar, Jr. features Alex the lion, the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape – with the help of some prodigious penguins – to explore the world.

Jul
21
Sat
2018
Parkway Playhouse JR Presents Madagascar, JR @ Parkway Playhouse
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Parkway Playhouse JR Presents Madagascar, JR @ Parkway Playhouse | Burnsville | North Carolina | United States

Madagascar, Jr. features Alex the lion, the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape – with the help of some prodigious penguins – to explore the world.

Emerald Village Black Light Tour @ Emerald Village
Jul 21 @ 9:15 pm – 11:00 pm
Emerald Village Black Light Tour @ Emerald Village | Spruce Pine | North Carolina | United States

Looking for an experience that’s “out of this world”? Emerald Village offers night-time underground black light mine tours that unlock vibrant hidden colors available only under ultraviolet light, commonly called black light. The brilliant coatings in the Bon Ami Mine are largely deposits of Hyalite Opal, a true form of opal found in this area. Under shortwave ultraviolet light, these coatings fluoresce or glow a vivid lime green. The effect, underground at night, is stunning!

The black light tours are only offered on 10 special nights. Custom Group tours of 25 or more can sometimes be arranged. The tour is a guided tour, led by our professional staff. We provide the high-power ultraviolet lamps, flashlights, and safety glasses. You provide comfortable walking shoes and a curiosity for unique experiences! The tour lasts about 45 minutes. Cost of the tour is $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for students (grades 1 through 12). The tours are generally conducted regardless of the weather, but can be suspended for lightning or extremely poor conditions. Bring an umbrella if weather is bad, and call ahead to confirm the tour is on. A light jacket is always a good idea. We hope to see you underground at one of the most unique experiences available, the Black Light tour at Emerald Village, home of REAL mines and REAL fun!

Remember that Emerald Village closes after daytime activities at either 5:00 PM or 6:00 PM depending on the season. We recommend you go out for dinner at one of our fine local restaurants and return for the Black Light tour. The gates re-open 45 minutes prior to the tour times shown below. We suggest you arrive about 30 minutes prior to the tour times listed below.

Jul
28
Sat
2018
Parkway Playhouse Presents Godspell @ Parkway Playhouse
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Parkway Playhouse Presents Godspell @ Parkway Playhouse | Burnsville | North Carolina | United States

In Godspell, a small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques, and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance, and love come vibrantly to life.

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.

Burnsville & Yancey County

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Burnsville-Yancey Chamber

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.