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.

Jul
7
Sat
2018
NC High Peaks Hike
Jul 7 all-day
NC High Peaks Hike

Join us for the Walker Knob O/L to Craggy Visitor Center hike. 6.5 miles The alternate hike is the Walker Knob O/L to Graybeard O/L at 3.9 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.

Patriotic Event on the Square @ Burnsville Town Square
Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Patriotic Event on the Square @ Burnsville Town Square | Burnsville | North Carolina | United States

Celebrate Independence Day with a patriotic July 4th evening on the Square to be held on July 7th, 2018.  Montreat Scottish Pipes & Drums, Dylan Wilson & Friends playing bluegrass favorites and Fireworks at 8:45 pm.

The Parkway Playhouse Presents Oliver @ Parkway Playhouse
Jul 7 @ 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.

Emerald Village Black Light Tour @ Emerald Village
Jul 7 @ 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
13
Fri
2018
The Parkway Playhouse Presents Oliver @ Parkway Playhouse
Jul 13 @ 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
14
Sat
2018
The Parkway Playhouse Presents Oliver @ Parkway Playhouse
Jul 14 @ 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.