Burnsville-Yancey Chamber of Commerce

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Burnsville, North Carolina

Highest Mountains, Small Town Charm

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

Aug
22
Thu
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Randy Flack @ The Orchard at Altapass
Aug 22 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Randy Flack @ The Orchard at Altapass

A native of WNC, has been writing and performing since his early teens.  His songs and stories reflect his small town and Appalachian roots.  Song after song, story after story, a tapestry is woven of the life and times of a revenuer’s son’s Appalachian life.

Penland School of Crafts Scholarship Auction @ Penland School of Crafts
Aug 22 @ 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.

 

Aug
24
Sat
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Terry McKinney / Bearwallow @ The Orchard at Altapass
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Terry McKinney / Bearwallow @ The Orchard at Altapass

1pm: Terry McKinney:  He grew up in Mitchell and McDowell counties surrounded by traditional mountain music, and he has been singing and playing gospel, mountain, bluegrass, or classic country music most of his life.  To Terry music is his first love and the audiences love him.

3pm: Bearwallow: Morganton, NC, based Bearwallow performs a unique blend of progressive bluegrass, old-timey folk, and classic country.  They constantly look to reach new heights and audiences as they continue on their musical adventure.

FREE

Parkway Playhouse presents “The Humans” @ Parkway Playhouse
Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Parkway Playhouse presents "The Humans" @ Parkway Playhouse

Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex, eerie things start to go bump in the night and the heart and horrors of the Blake clan are exposed.

Aug
25
Sun
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Smokey Joe / Amantha Mill @ The Orchard at Altapass
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Smokey Joe / Amantha Mill @ The Orchard at Altapass

1pm: Smokey Joe:  During Smokey Joe’s 35-year career, he has played as the house band for a live radio show, was nominated for string band of the year while playing with the Wisteria String Band and won the Charlotte Music Awards “Country Show Case” with The Smokey Joe Show in 2008.

3pm: Amantha Mill: A community-oriented folk/bluegrass act with one foot rooted firmly in our heritage and the other planted in exploring new acoustic sounds.

FREE

 

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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