Oct
19
Fri
2018
TRACTOR Pumpkin Patch U-Pick
Oct 19 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
TRACTOR Pumpkin Patch U-Pick

Pumpkins Patch U-Pick. Pick your own pumpkins, hay rides, cornhole, hay maze, cider, donuts, and much more

Fridays Oct. 5/12/19;   4pm – 7pm

Saturdays, Oct. 6/13/20;  10am – 6pm

Sundays, Oct. 7/14/21;   2pm – 6pm

 

Oct
20
Sat
2018
NC High Peaks Stroll
Oct 20 all-day
NC High Peaks Stroll

Join us the Green Knob Fire Tower Open House.

Hiking in the Black Mountains and Toe River Valley near Burnsville, North Carolina is a very rewarding experience. The area has a wide variety of terrain to explore ranging from lush river valleys to majestic mountain ridges. At 6,684 foot elevation, Mount Mitchell is the highest peak east of the Mississippi.

Check the NC High Peaks website for specific information on this time including time, meeting point, hike leader, and contact info.

Emerald Village Black Light Tour @ Emerald Village
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 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.

Oct
31
Wed
2018
Trick or Treat on Town Square @ Burnsville Town Square
Oct 31 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

We would like to invite you and as many groups as possible to participate in a community-wide, safe, family environment on Halloween.  From 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Tuesday, October 31, the traditional trick or treating for candy will take place at local businesses and around the square.  We would like to invite the area businesses, local non-profits, and church groups to decorate their storefronts and participate in this event. If you are a business or organization that does not have a storefront downtown, you can set up in a space on the Square. We would also like to have all types of activities for children on the Square.  If you would like to plan an activity on the Square please contact us immediately so that we can plan the appropriate spaces.  This is lots of fun for the whole family!  Let us know if you want to participate by emailing or phoning your RSVP by October 20 to the Yancey Chamber of Commerce at info@yanceychamber.com or 682-7413.

Trick or Treat on Town Square @ Burnsville Town Square
Oct 31 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Trick or Treat on Town Square @ Burnsville Town Square | Burnsville | North Carolina | United States

Downtown Burnsville Halloween Festival – October 31, 2018:  Believe it or not it will be here before you know it!!!!  We would like to invite you and as many groups as possible to participate in a community-wide, safe, family environment on Halloween.  From 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Wednesday, October 31, the traditional trick or treating for candy will take place at local businesses and around the square. Join us for fun, safe, family friendly event in Burnsville.

Nov
3
Sat
2018
NC High Peaks Hike
Nov 3 all-day
NC High Peaks Hike

Join us the Craggy Visitor Center to Ox Creek Rd hike. 9.3 miles. The alternate hike is the Craven Gap to Rattlesnake Lodge to Tanbark Tunnel hike. 4.4 miles.

Hiking in the Black Mountains and Toe River Valley near Burnsville, North Carolina is a very rewarding experience. The area has a wide variety of terrain to explore ranging from lush river valleys to majestic mountain ridges. At 6,684 foot elevation, Mount Mitchell is the highest peak east of the Mississippi.

Check the NC High Peaks website for specific information on this time including time, meeting point, hike leader, and contact info.

Nov
15
Thu
2018
Penland School of Crafts Scholarship Auction @ Penland School of Crafts
Nov 15 @ 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.

Nov
30
Fri
2018
TRAC Studio Tour @ Toe River Arts Center
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
TRAC Studio Tour @ Toe River Arts Center | Burnsville | North Carolina | United States
TOUR HOURS : Friday through Sunday, 10-5PM
RECEPTION : Friday, November 30, Spruce Pine Gallery
5:30 to 7:30 PM

The Toe River Studio Tour is perhaps the largest and the longest running studio tour in the country; you will find craftspeople and artists in nearly every medium, many tops in their field and several new-to-the-tour participants. 

FREE, self-guided, this adventure will lead you to some unique places situated between Mt. Mitchell and Roan Mountain. Visitors travel through valleys, past streams, across rivers, over hilltops, and experience breathtaking mountain vistas as they those many out-of-the-way studios. Meet the artists, see where they create and where they live.

TRAC sponsors a Meet-The-Artist reception at their Spruce Pine Gallery on Friday evening after the tour closes for the day. A sampling of participants will be on display geographically so one can plan a route for the rest of their journey.

Dec
1
Sat
2018
NC High Peaks Hike
Dec 1 all-day
NC High Peaks Hike

Join us the Ox Creek Rd to Folk Art Center hike, with Christmas shopping at the FAC. 7.2 miles. The alternate hike is the Craven Gap to Folk Art Center hike. 5.4 miles.

Hiking in the Black Mountains and Toe River Valley near Burnsville, North Carolina is a very rewarding experience. The area has a wide variety of terrain to explore ranging from lush river valleys to majestic mountain ridges. At 6,684 foot elevation, Mount Mitchell is the highest peak east of the Mississippi.

Check the NC High Peaks website for specific information on this time including time, meeting point, hike leader, and contact info.

TRAC Studio Tour @ Toe River Arts Center
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
TRAC Studio Tour @ Toe River Arts Center | Burnsville | North Carolina | United States
TOUR HOURS : Friday through Sunday, 10-5PM
RECEPTION : Friday, November 30, Spruce Pine Gallery
5:30 to 7:30 PM

The Toe River Studio Tour is perhaps the largest and the longest running studio tour in the country; you will find craftspeople and artists in nearly every medium, many tops in their field and several new-to-the-tour participants. 

FREE, self-guided, this adventure will lead you to some unique places situated between Mt. Mitchell and Roan Mountain. Visitors travel through valleys, past streams, across rivers, over hilltops, and experience breathtaking mountain vistas as they those many out-of-the-way studios. Meet the artists, see where they create and where they live.

TRAC sponsors a Meet-The-Artist reception at their Spruce Pine Gallery on Friday evening after the tour closes for the day. A sampling of participants will be on display geographically so one can plan a route for the rest of their journey.