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Burnsville, North Carolina

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The 14th Annual Carolina Mountains Literary Festival will take place Thursday, Friday & Saturday, September 5-7, featuring Cold Mountain author Charles Frazier and other renowned writers.

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Events in Burnsville & Yancey County

Nov
14
Thu
2019
Penland School of Crafts Scholarship Auction @ Penland School of Crafts
Nov 14 @ 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
19
Tue
2019
Family Storytelling Workshop @ The Center for Pioneer Life
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Center for Pioneer Life is proud to host internationally acclaimed storyteller Donald David for a four-day residency.  On Tuesday, November 19th from 10am – 2pm attend our workshop to learn to collect your memories in a family storytelling format.  To purchase tickets and for information call 828-536-0337, email business@pioneerlife.org or visit www.pioneerlife.org.

Nov
20
Wed
2019
Donald Davis – Storyteller @ Burnsville Town Center
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Center for Pioneer Life is proud to host internationally acclaimed premier storyteller Donald Davis for a performance at the Burnsville Town Center on Wednesday, November 20th at 6pm.  Call 828-536-0337, email business@pioneerlife.org or visit www.pioneerlife.org for ticket information.

Dec
6
Fri
2019
TRAC Holiday Studio Tour @ Toe River Arts Center
Dec 6 – Dec 8 all-day
TRAC Holiday Studio Tour @ Toe River Arts Center | Burnsville | North Carolina | United States

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.

Start making your reservations for your cabin in the woods for the weekend now (visit www.toeriverarts.com) for a listing of what’s available in the area.

Santa Claus Comes To Town @ Burnsville Town Center
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Santa Claus Comes To Town @ Burnsville Town Center | Burnsville | North Carolina | United States

Bring the kids to meet Santa, have their picture taken, receive a gift bag, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate and prepare their Christmas cards and art. A great time for the 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.

Burnsville & Yancey County

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