Burnsville-Yancey Chamber of Commerce

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Events in Burnsville & Yancey County

Aug
23
Thu
2018
Penland School of Crafts Scholarship Auction @ Penland School of Crafts
Aug 23 @ 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.

Aug
25
Sat
2018
Parkway Playhouse Presents Dial M for Murder @ Parkway Playhouse
Aug 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Parkway Playhouse Presents Dial M for Murder @ Parkway Playhouse | Burnsville | North Carolina | United States

In Dial M for Murder, Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails an old acquaintance into carrying out the murder, but the carefully orchestrated set-up goes awry, and Margot stays alive. Now Wendice must frantically scheme to outwit the police and avoid having his plot detected.

Aug
26
Sun
2018
Farm to Fork Dining on Town Square @ Burnsville Town Square
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Farm to Fork Dining on Town Square @ Burnsville Town Square | Burnsville | North Carolina | United States

3rd Annual Farm to Fork Dining on Town Square in Burnsville, NC to benefit TRACTOR Food and Farms.  Spirits & Hors d’oeuvres served on the porch of the NuWray Inn from 5-6 pm followed by Dining on the Square from 6-9 pm.  This year’s featured Chef is Mountain Air Country Club’s Taylor Montgomery.  Live entertainment by The 42nd Street Jazz Band.  Featuring the finest of local food products.  Limited Seating.

Aug
31
Fri
2018
Parkway Playhouse Presents Dial M for Murder @ Parkway Playhouse
Aug 31 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Parkway Playhouse Presents Dial M for Murder @ Parkway Playhouse | Burnsville | North Carolina | United States

In Dial M for Murder, Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails an old acquaintance into carrying out the murder, but the carefully orchestrated set-up goes awry, and Margot stays alive. Now Wendice must frantically scheme to outwit the police and avoid having his plot detected.

Sep
1
Sat
2018
Emerald Village RockFest @ Emerald Village
Sep 1 all-day
Emerald Village RockFest @ Emerald Village | Spruce Pine | North Carolina | United States

Emerald Village RockFest has fun activities all day for the entire family. Daily events free – admission charge for black light tour at night.

Looking for an experience that’s “out of this world”? Emerald Village offers night-time underground 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.

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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