Apr
13
Sat
2019
Mayland Earth to Sky Park Star Party 2019 @ Bare Dark Sky Observatory
Apr 13 @ 6:15 pm – 11:45 pm
Mayland Earth to Sky Park Star Party 2019 @ Bare Dark Sky Observatory

Join Mayland Community College at the Earth to Sky Park and Bare Dark Sky Observatory as we take part in the 2019 NC State-wide Star Party.  Watch the groundbreaking for the new planetarium and enjoy astronomy related activities for children, a food truck, and plenty of star gazing hosted by the MCC Astronomy Club.  This event is free and open to the public.

Apr
27
Sat
2019
Burnsville Metric @ Burnsville Town Center
Apr 27 all-day
Burnsville Metric @ Burnsville Town Center

The Burnsville Metric is a fully-supported metric century bike ride open to riders of all ages. This ride is not a race but a beautiful spring ride, suitable for riders of all levels above beginner. A timer will be running for the curious.

The ride is organized by The Yancey County Chamber of Commerce along with a small group of volunteers to promote bicycling and our beautiful mountain countryside, as well as support a long list of nonprofits that also volunteer during the ride.

Annually held on the last Saturday of April, the Burnsville Metric is a great way to start off your cycling season. It is casual but well-supported and comprises some of the most scenic roads in Yancey and Mitchell counties. Burnsville’s Town Square makes a dramatic location for the registration/start/finish/meal proceedings and is also the highest elevation of the ride, a modest 2,821 feet.

May
11
Sat
2019
Burnsville Fit Families 5K @ Burnsville Town Square
May 11 all-day
Burnsville Fit Families 5K @ Burnsville Town Square

Every spring we host a community race through downtown Burnsville that’s family-friendly, fun, and fitness-oriented. At PATH, we know developing healthy habits at a young age is a great way to make them stick. That’s why youth under the age of 18 run the Fit Families 5K for free! We want kids to learn sooner rather than later that exercise isn’t just good for you, it’s a lot of fun, too!

Businesses, civic and church groups, and policymakers are invited to cheer on our runners as they make their way through the town. People often dress in costumes, ring bells, blow bubbles, and give high fives to support the racers along our USATF certified 5K course. Together, we all make sure the event has equal amounts of healthy competition, athletic camaraderie, and FUN.

May
18
Sat
2019
Quest for the Crest @ See website
May 18 – May 19 all-day
Quest for the Crest @ See website

2019 QUEST FOR THE CREST 50k/10k

50k
Saturday May 18th at 5:30 am
Entry includes pre race shuttle, shirt, finishers prize, post race food and a high five!

10k
Sunday May 19th at 9:30 am
Price includes pre race shuttle/post race shuttle, hat or beanie or shirt tbd, finishers pint glass.
We are here for you to have fun and finish this beautiful and rugged 50k/10k.
If this is not the MOST BEAUTIFUL RACE YOU HAVE DONE THEN YOU NEVER PICKED YOUR HEAD UP

May
25
Sat
2019
Emerald Village Black Light Mine Tour @ Emerald Village
May 25 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 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!

Jun
15
Sat
2019
Emerald Village RockFest 2019 @ Emerald Village
Jun 15 – Jun 16 all-day
Emerald Village RockFest 2019 @ Emerald Village

Our best-ever signature event.  June 15 and June 16 from 9am to 6pm.  Special activities include food vendors, live music performances, a treasure hunt for kids, guided hikes to hidden mines, a Swiss Alphorn performance, geology & history talks, door prizes, special sales, and the Saturday evening Black Light Mine Tour at 9:15 pm.  Also, all the popular regular activities, including gem mining, gold panning, mine tours, and the discovery mill free exhibits.

Jul
13
Sat
2019
Emerald Village Black Light Mine Tour @ Emerald Village
Jul 13 @ 9:15 pm – 11:00 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!

Jul
20
Sat
2019
Emerald Village Black Light Mine Tour @ Emerald Village
Jul 20 @ 9:15 pm – 11:00 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!

Aug
3
Sat
2019
Emerald Village Black Light Mine Tour @ Emerald Village
Aug 3 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 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!

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!