Glowing Jack O' Lantern

Spookiest Ways to Enjoy Halloween in Haywood

Just like the smoky fog that flows down the mountains of Haywood County, the Halloween season brings an aura of mystery and intrigue to our towns. The sudden arrival of cool air and seasonal colors means it’s about to get creepy around here! As usual, there’s no shortage of events going on, but there’s something […]

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Balsam Range Art of Music Festival

Celebrate the Diverse Art of Music November 29 – December 1, 2018 Balsam Range will host their 3rd annual musical celebration in breathtaking Lake Junaluska, now THREE days long! The festivities include world-class artists and music related workshops, handcrafted instrument building, songwriting, dancing, and of course a top notch lineup. Check out the latest music […]

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Fall Pumpkins

Experience Fall in Maggie Valley

Apples on the trees and footballs in the air signify fall is officially here, and with a vibrantly colorful landscape for miles around, now is a stunning time to visit Maggie Valley. We offer numerous seasonal excursions and experiences for family members of all ages. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a scenic byway that gives […]

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Road Trip in Haywood County

Plan the Ultimate Fall Foliage Road Trip in Western North Carolina

All of the upcoming fall holidays and long weekends present plenty of opportunities to get away from home and relax before you lose your vacation days. If you’re hoping to take a last-minute road trip, make it worth your while and take the scenic route to Haywood County.  Our five mountain towns are a perfect […]

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Apple Harvest Festival 2017 in Waynesville, NC

2018 Waynesville Apple Harvest Festival Guide

When the warm weather of summer slips away, the people of Waynesville start to get excited for the coming season. The leaves will soon start adding speckles of color to the mountain vistas, and the apples growing throughout the county will finally be ripe for picking during the autumn harvest. We get together once a […]

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The Southern Storytellers Supper Series

Fall invites warm thoughts of coffee, good books, warm fires, and deep conversations with interesting people. We all have probably have a friend or two that are great at telling stories and recreating their experiences resulting in laughter or introspection. Those who are gifted in the art of storytelling are able to paint pictures within […]

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Blue Ridge Parkway Fall

Leaf-Peeping Adventurer’s Guide to the NC Smokies

The fall season draws many a visitor to our parts. People flock to watch the vibrant oranges, reds, and yellows saturate the skyline—and we can’t say we blame them! Whether you’re planning an extended stay or a motorcycle ride along the Blue Ridge Parkway, you’ll want to keep reading to learn about how to make […]

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Church Street Arts and Crafts Show

Waynesville’s 2018 Church Street Arts & Crafts Festival

Fall is quickly approaching, which means we’re getting that much closer to Waynesville’s annual Church Street Art and Craft Show! Come visit downtown Waynesville on October 13, 2018 from 10:00 am–5:00 pm and help us celebrate 35 years of one of the finest juried art shows in the southeast. So, what can you expect from […]

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A Visual Guide to NC's Secret Foodie Capital, Frogs Leap Public House

A Visual Guide to NC’s Secret Foodie Capital

Tastebuds rejoice, we’ve compiled the yummiest, savory, sweet and delicious foodie havens hiding in plain sight for you. Haywood County is the foodie capital of WNC! Home to Master Chefs and over 700 working farms that provide fresh ingredients for culinary masterminds. No matter if you are a diehard breakfast club member or a lunch […]

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fall in maggie valley

Fall into Maggie: Best Fall Activities in Maggie Valley

Fall is a stunning time to visit any part of Western North Carolina, but especially Maggie Valley. If you’ve ever seen fall colors in the Smoky Mountains, you know what we’re talking about. Below are just a few of the reasons folks from all over the country visit The Valley in the fall. Leaf viewing […]

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Fall in Haywood County

2018 Fall Festival Guide

Fall in Haywood County means three things for certain: cooler temperatures, delightful fall foliage, and a growing anticipation for all the upcoming events celebrating our rich Appalachian heritage. There’s truly something for everyone at each one of these events, which celebrate everything from arts and crafts to food and music. There’s so much happening that […]

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Waynesville NC

Waynesville According to. . .Buffy Phillips

Some not-so-hidden gems wait for any traveler fortunate enough to find themselves in Waynesville. The best way to uncover these? Just ask a local. To make it a little easier, we’re reaching out to some of the business owners and residents that truly make Waynesville an exciting destination. First on the list? Buffy Phillips, who […]

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