Western North Carolina Events Calendar

Upcoming Western North Carolina Events

Western North Carolina Events


For TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY: (Brevard, Balsam Grove, Cedar Mountain, Lake Toxaway, Pisgah Forest, Rosman) – Brevard & Transylvania County Upcoming Events, Brevard NC, Brevard Chamber of Commerce

For BUNCOMBE COUNTY: (Asheville, Leicester, Black Mountain, Avery Creek, Bent Creek, Biltmore Forest, Fairview, Montreat, Royal Pines, Swannanoa, Weaverville, Woodfin) – Buncombe County Events


For SWAIN & GRAHAM: (Almond, Bryson City, Whittier/Swain, Cherokee, Nantahala, Fontana Lake Estates, Fontana Dam, Robbinsville, Lake Santeetlah) –  Bryson City Events, Explore Bryson CityGraham County CalendarNC Cooperative Extension Calendar.

For CHEROKEE COUNTY: (Murphy, Beaverdam, Hothouse, Notla, Shoal Creek, Valleytown) – Visit Cherokee County Calendar

For JACKSON COUNTY: (Sylva, Cullowhee, Dillsboro, Webster, Whittier/Jackson) – Jackson County – Chamber of Commerce

For CLAY COUNTY: (Hayesville) – Historic Hayesville, CCCRA Events

Annual Events You Don't Want to Miss!


The Transylvania Farmers Market is located in Brevard, NC, just off East Main Street behind Comporium at the corner of Johnson and Jordan Streets. The Market is open on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (May through November) and 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (December through April).

April: Assault on the CarolinasPisgah Stage Race

May: White Squirrel Festival

June-August: Brevard Music Center Summer Festival

July: 4th of July Celebration on Main Street in Brevard, Songcatchers Series

September: The Mountain Song FestivalArt Is In the Air En Plein Air Festival

October: Forest Festival DaysHalloween Fest & Spooky Stroll

November: The Couch Potato Mountain Biking RaceHoliday Windows Competition & Walking Tour

December: Christmas Parade & Twilight TourHoliday Windows Competition & Walking Tour, Light Up the Night


Swain County Farmer’s Market 9am-1pm, Fridays, May-Oct.

Semi-Annual Arts & Crafts Drive-About, a free semi-annual tour of artists studios and galleries in Bryson City and Swain & Graham counties. 10 am – 5 pm each day.

Bryson City Annual 4th of July Freedom Fest celebration begins with the Rotary Club Firecracker 5K and then continues with local artisans and crafters, festival foods, and fun events including Kids Zone where you’ll find a multiple bouncy houses, a watermelon contest & more, and an evening of incredible, local entertainment.

Mountain Heritage Day in September. Experience the sights, sounds, fragrances, and flavors of yesteryear and get a taste of southern Appalachian culture, art, and music at Mountain Heritage Day, a long-running festival presented by Western Carolina University. 

Fall in the Smokies! A guide to enjoying the peak fall colors, fall festivals and special train rides.

Bryson City Christmas is not to be missed! The streets are decorated with holiday lights and garlands; and shops offer plenty of gifts and one-of-a-kind arts and crafts, as well as tasty foods and wines. You can also board the Polar Express for a seasonal train ride.


The annual May RAMP FESTIVAL has been running for 80+ years highlighting ramps; a native wild onion, harvested in the spring from the mountainsides, which can be eaten raw or cooked. Come out to Waynesville for a full meal featuring ramps, crafts, variety of vendors, live music & more!

Spend July 4th at the annual Stars & Stripes Celebration in Downtown Waynesville! The restaurants and shops are open with sidewalk sales and live music and entertainment is located throughout downtown and on the courthouse lawn. “Kids on Main” children’s parade starts at the courthouse and proceeds down Main Street at 11:00 am. Great family fun for all ages!

When the weather stars to cool, heat things up in the fall at the annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival offering two nights of the finest traditional music and dance of the Southern Appalachian Region.

Fun continues through the fall with the Annual Church Street Art & Craft ShowApple Harvest Festival and Halloween Treats on the Street.

Magical moments & memories fill the Wayneville downtown district over the holidays. Events include the 12 Days of Christmas, the annual Christmas Parade and “A NIGHT before CHRISTMAS” shopping event. Check out the downtown calendar for this year’s special line-up of events!

Things To Do in '22

Make this a year to remember! Check out our Things To Do in '22 Bucket List, full of adventures and experiences that will enrich your days. If you are up for even more, be sure to participate in our self-guided Scavenger Hunt!

21 in '21 Bucket List

At Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Great Smokys Realty, we believe there’s no place like home for the holidays. The holidays call upon us to reconnect with friends and family, reflect on the past year and renew our energy for the new year ahead. There’s no sugarcoating the fact that the holidays can be a hectic time. In our holiday issue of Mountain Time in the Smokys, we share tips and tricks for reducing stress so you can savor the gifts of friendship, food and fun this holiday season. We also included a special holiday edition of our '21 in 21 Bucket List. Save-the-date for these special events that will make this a season to remember! * Note that some events may still be on hold so check ahead of time before making final plans!

Oktoberfest Special Edition

Did you know North Carolina now boasts the most significant number of craft breweries in the South? For craft beer lovers, one of their favorite things about fall is Oktoberfest, an annual time of year to celebrate all things beer and give a “tip of the hat” to a great German tradition. From beer and bratwurst to music and lederhosen, you’ll feel transported in time with these festive celebrations. Check out our map for featured craft breweries in our area along with great places to celebrate Oktoberfest this fall! * Note that some events may still be on hold so check ahead of time before making final plans!