November Instagram Giveaway @visitncsmokies

Fall Instagram Giveaway

Enter for your chance to win: 1 – Longsleeve Moonshine Shirt 1 – Elevated Mountain Shot Glass 1 – Balsam Range Christmas CD 2 – Scenic Postcards shot in Haywood County 3 – Hand Drawn Hiking Map Prints by Ken Czarnomski To enter you must be following us on instagram @visitncsmokies and tag 2 friends […]

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Family Friendly Thanksgiving Weekend Activities

Family Friendly Thanksgiving Vacation Activities

Thanksgiving brings families together making us take a moment to slow down and relax… wait no, that’s not completely right. If you have kids you know Thanksgiving can be a whirlwind of being entertainment hosts, “are we there yets”, and delicious food aromas that torture your kids for hours before they’re allowed to eat it. […]

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Cold Mountain 2017 Corn Maize design

Shocktober Corn Maize – Get Lost for a Good Cause!

Fight Children’s Cancer & Challenge a Corn Maize Cold Mountain Corn Maize in Canton, NC has partnered with Aflac to raise funds for Mission Children’s Hospital, the only children’s hospital in Western North Carolina. Every year, the Cold Mountain Corn Maize creates an intricate design concept for the maze that often gives nod to the surrounding community. […]

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Appalachian Farm Wedding Venue

Tie the Knot at Appalachian Farm

Beginning our Tie the Knot #TTKhaynow series we will be featuring local wedding venues, photographers and more using photos taken from real weddings. This week we spoke with Jennifer Mackey of JCM Photography who recently shot a wedding at Appalachian Farm Weddings located in Waynesville, NC. Jennifer says: Appalachian Farm Weddings and Events provides one of the […]

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BearWater Brewer Sean Coughlin accepts Award

BearWaters Brewing Co. Claims Bronze for ‘Smells Like Money’ Brew!

Brewer Sean Coughlin accepting the award. Photo © 2017 Jason E. Kaplan BearWaters Brewing Co. takes home bronze in the 2017 Great American Beer Festival® “When Sean walked across that stage and accepted our award, it was for everyone that continued to believe in us. For our new community that has so warmly welcomed us. […]

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Get Your Spook On with these October Events

Was that a zombie moan or the trees creaking? Did you see that? What’s in the trees? Do you feel like someone is watching us? If you’re feeling like getting your spook on this October, then these October events are for you. Haunted tours, pumpkin carving, costume parties and more! Check out our full list […]

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October is for Al Fresco Dining & Unforgettable Sunsets

Photo & guest blog courtesy of Tina Masciarelli, Buy Haywood Project Coordinator.  Fall color season is in full swing this month making October the perfect time for al fresco dining, autumnal views and spectacular sunsets. Take your passion for great flavors on the road by turning farm fresh ingredients into bruschetta (pronounced in Italian as bru’sketta). […]

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Where to Pick a Pumpkin

Believe it or not pumpkins are used for more than just spiced lattes! That plump orange fruit (yes fruit!) is rich in vitamins with edible seeds and flesh. Great for soups, desserts, breads, pies, and of course carving and decorating, there are plenty of reasons to grab the kids and head out to pick your […]

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Best Smoky Mountain Wedding Venues

Love + Mountains = Perfection Are you dreaming of a Smoky Mountain wedding? We know searching for the perfect wedding venue can be daunting so we’ve complied all the best dreamy venues for you right here! Haywood County is home to some of the most beautiful mountain wedding venues in North Carolina. From small intimate […]

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A Fall Love Story of Food + Torta di Mele Recipe

Guest blog courtesy of Tina Masciarelli, Buy Haywood Project Coordinator Fall in Haywood County begins with a love story – the love between farmer and the land. There is no better time to savor some of the best flavors of the growing season than right now. Each crop is infused with sunshine, the love of fertile […]

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Balsam Range Art of Music Festival

Celebrate the Diverse Art of Music December 1-2, 2017 Balsam Range will host their 2nd annual two day musical celebration in breathtaking Lake Junaluska. The festivities include world-class artists and music related workshops, handcrafted instrument building, songwriting, dancing, and of course a top notch lineup. Check out their latest music video “I Hear the Mountains” […]

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