Aug
17
Sat
2019
Mayland Earth to Sky Park Movie Night @ Mayland Earth to Sky Park
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mayland Earth to Sky Park Movie Night @ Mayland Earth to Sky Park

August 17 Movie: Ice Age – Collision Course.   Bring the whole family to watch space themed movies at the Earth to Sky Park throughout the summer.

Aug
25
Sun
2019
TRACTOR Farm to Fork Dinner @ Burnsville Town Center
Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
TRACTOR Farm to Fork Dinner @ Burnsville Town Center

4th Annual TRACTOR Farm to Fork Dinner in Burnsville, North Carolina.  On Sunday, August 25th from 5-9pm.  This year’s featured chef is Taylor Montgomery from Mountain Air Country Club.  Spirits & Hors D’Oeuvres on South Main  Street from 5-6pm, dining in the Town Center from 6-9 pm.  Live entertainment by The 42nd Street Jazz Band.

Aug
30
Fri
2019
Emerald Village Black Light Mine Tour @ Emerald Village
Aug 30 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Emerald Village Black Light Mine Tour @ Emerald Village

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!

Aug
31
Sat
2019
Emerald Village Black Light Mine Tour @ Emerald Village
Aug 31 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Emerald Village Black Light Mine Tour @ Emerald Village

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!

Sep
2
Mon
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Labor Day Picnic @ The Orchard at Altapass
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Labor Day Picnic @ The Orchard at Altapass

Music, dancing, food and lots of fun.

Sep
5
Thu
2019
Carolina Mountains Literary Festival @ Burnsville Town Center
Sep 5 – Sep 7 all-day
Carolina Mountains Literary Festival @ Burnsville Town Center

Register soon for the Friday night Banquet and the Saturday night Keynote. Spaces fill quickly.
The 14th Annual Carolina Mountains Literary Festival is on September 5-7, 2019 in Burnsville, NC. All day on Friday and Saturday authors give free readings and discussions reflecting this year’s theme- On The Move-stories of migration, immigration and travel. There are also evening events.
The Festival begins on Thursday night at 7:00 with a performance by Red Herring Puppets. “My Grandfather’s Prayers” is a multi-media theatrical performance based on the life of Cantor Izso Glickstein (1889-1947), a fourth-generation cantor, child prodigy, and operatic tenor. Izso toured Europe with the Hungarian Opera, was Uber- Cantor at Europe’s largest synagogue, recorded for Victor and RCA records, and mentored the young Leonard Bernstein. His story is one of survival despite the adversity of the Russian pogroms, Hungary’s White Terror, and two World Wars. He settled in Boston
where his powerful  voice expressed the passion and determination of a people holding on to faith and tradition. His story is enacted by his granddaughter, professional puppeteer Lisa Sturz, using scrolling scenery, shadow puppets, marionettes, digital compositing, poetic text, and visual metaphor, while exploring her own ancestry, artistry, and spirituality. This performance is recommended for adults and mature teens. You can watch a preview of this live performance on the Festival website.
Friday night features a locally sourced, catered banquet and a talk by Andrew Lawler, author of The Secret Token- Myth, Obsession and Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke.  In 1587, men, women, and children crossed the Atlantic, landing on Roanoke Island along what is now the North Carolina Coast. By the time a resupply mission arrived three years later, they had utterly vanished. But it was not until the nineteenth century that the story of the settlers grew into unsolved mystery and widely popular myths. Come hear how this strange tale is relevant to today’s struggle to define what it means to be American. Registration is required $35 BYOB.
The Festival will end on Saturday night with Charles Frazier in Conversation with author, Elaine Neil Orr. They will discuss how the themes of this year’s festival, travel, migration and immigration apply to Frazier’s novels. Inman’s long and difficult journey home In Cold Mountain, the forced removal of the Cherokee in Thirteen Moons and Varina Davis’ flight during Reconstruction in Varina will be the focus. Registration is required $25.
An attendee said, “ I put ‘Registration begins July 1’ on my calendar now. One year I kept putting it off and everything was sold out.” So, register now.
Go to our website cmlitfest.org to see the full schedule, read author bios and register for required events.

Sep
21
Sat
2019
Mayland Earth to Sky Park Movie Night @ Mayland Earth to Sky Park
Sep 21 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Mayland Earth to Sky Park Movie Night @ Mayland Earth to Sky Park

September 21 Movie: TDB – Bring the whole family to watch space themed movies at the Earth to Sky Park throughout the summer.

Sep
28
Sat
2019
Old Timey Fall Festival @ Burnsville Town Square
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Old Timey Fall Festival @ Burnsville Town Square

The OLD TIMEY FALL FESTIVAL is held on September 28th, 2019 in Burnsville, NC. On Burnsville’s beautiful Town Square, this is a good old fashioned, “Old Timey” local Festival.  This annual event is used to invite heritage-crafters to come out and demonstrate the old timey methods of producing their crafts.  Antique tractors and cars are on display along with the local Farmer’s Market.  Music for all ages, food, and rides and games for the kids are all part of this fun, family-friendly day.

www.oldtimeyfallfestival.com  

828-682-7413

2nd Annual No Place Like Home BeerFest @ Homeplace Beer Company
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2nd Annual No Place Like Home BeerFest @ Homeplace Beer Company

Homeplace Beer Company and TRACTOR Food & Farms are excited to announce the second annual No Place Like Homeplace Beer Fest on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Showcasing innovators of brewing in the region, 19 breweries and cideries will be serving in the courtyard of the historic Nu Wray Inn and on South Main Street. You will recognize established regional favorites and up-and-coming brands. This fest celebrates the distinct resources and ingredients in our area, and invites people to savor the beautiful countryside of Yancey County and our humble town. In addition to the brews, you will enjoy great food vendors and live music!

Oct
5
Sat
2019
Emerald Village Black Light Mine Tour @ Emerald Village
Oct 5 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Emerald Village Black Light Mine Tour @ Emerald Village

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!