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This Weekend’s Homegrown Happenings – July 24 – 27

July 24, 2014

Heading to the NC Smokies this weekend?  Good, because we’ve got plenty to keep you occupied during your stay!  From majestic hikes and scenic stops on the Blue Ridge Parkway to farm-fresh agri-adventures and some of the most authentic homegrown mountain music you’ll ever tap your toe to.  To check out the long list of Read more…


Folkmoot USA Inspires Local Flavors

July 21, 2014

Did you know that Folkmoot stands for the “Meeting of the People”?   And rightfully so as the festival brings international groups together from all over the globe every July and creates a melting pot of shared cultures.  Most often you can find the groups sharing not only their music and dance, but other customs and Read more…


This Weekend’s Homegrown Happenings July 17 – 20

July 17, 2014

Heading to the NC Smokies this weekend?  Good, because we’ve got plenty to keep you occupied during your stay!  From majestic hikes and scenic stops on the Blue Ridge Parkway to farm-fresh agri-adventures and some of the most authentic homegrown mountain music you’ll ever tap your toe to.  To check out the long list of Read more…


Behind the Scenes at Folkmoot USA – Part 3

July 15, 2014

It’s almost here! The 31st Annual Folkmoot USA festival kicks off this Friday night, July 18 at the Maggie Valley Stompin’ Grounds. For the next couple weeks, Haywood County will be the international base camp to multiple folk groups from across the globe as they share their music, dance and traditions across Western North Carolina. Read more…


This Weekend’s Homegrown Happenings July 10 – 13

July 10, 2014

Heading to the NC Smokies this weekend?  Good, because we’ve got plenty to keep you occupied during your stay!  From majestic hikes and scenic stops on the Blue Ridge Parkway to farm-fresh agri-adventures and some of the most authentic homegrown mountain music you’ll ever tap your toe to.  To check out the long list of Read more…


Don’t forget to stop…

July 8, 2014

This past Thursday night, I was kicking off my holiday weekend among friends and family at one of my usual Haywood County haunts, Sids on Main in Canton, when we were approached by a couple who had just pulled their motor cycle into the parking lot.  They asked us about the “Visitor Information” sign that Read more…


This Week’s Homegrown Happenings July 3 – 6

July 2, 2014

Heading to the NC Smokies this weekend?  Good, because we’ve got plenty to keep you occupied during your stay!  From majestic hikes and scenic stops on the Blue Ridge Parkway to farm-fresh agri-adventures and some of the most authentic homegrown mountain music you’ll ever tap your toe to.  To check out the long list of Read more…


Haywood’s Patriotic Points of Interest

July 1, 2014

The mountains of Haywood County have always been rich with Appalachian culture and heritage, but did you know this area also has a notable patriotic background?  Haywood county is dotted with several points of interest from memorials honoring our veterans and those who gave their lives protecting others, to hidden historic sites and celebrations of Read more…


This Weekend’s Homegrown Happenings June 26 – 29

June 26, 2014

Heading to the NC Smokies this weekend?  Good, because we’ve got plenty to keep you occupied during your stay!  From majestic hikes and scenic stops on the Blue Ridge Parkway to farm-fresh agri-adventures and some of the most authentic homegrown mountain music you’ll ever tap your toe to.  To check out the long list of Read more…


Behind the Scenes at Folkmoot USA – Part 2

June 24, 2014

Can you believe we are officially less than a month away from the 31st Annual Folkmoot USA Festival?!  We are getting excited and you should be too!  Have you checked out the line-up of countries invited to attend? Taiwan, Turkey, Trinidad, Colombia, Russia, Romania and our own state of Hawaii!  It’s going to be another Read more…


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