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Waynesville Shopping Tour

As shopping season approaches and your list expands, don’t be the one giving out the boring gifts. Our locally-owned shops, boutiques, galleries, and markets offer unique, local items you won’t be able to find anywhere else. While a blog post can’t measure up to a stroll down Main Street or a walk though Frog Level, […]

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Family shopping for candy at Mast General Waynesville, NC

Ways to Treat Your Sweet Tooth in Haywood County

Got an insatiable sweet tooth? Haywood County has lots of ways to please your cravings! With several locally-owned bakeries, ice cream parlors, and chocolate shops, you know you’re going to get excellent service along with fresh, made-to-order treats. Keep reading to find your next favorite place to get something sweet in the Smokies! Bakeries Kandi’s […]

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Get into the Holiday Spirit in Waynesville!

Did you know that Waynesville is one of the best places to experience the holiday season in the Smoky Mountains? Our town goes all out to celebrate. From floor-to-ceiling festive décor inside every home and business to downtown’s full-blown winter makeover, Waynesville sets the scene as an amazing place to spend the most wonderful time […]

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A Tour of Waynesville’s Neighborhoods

Waynesville isn’t just considered an Asheville suburb anymore—it has truly formed its own identity as a must-see Smoky Mountain town. Founded in 1810 and officially incorporated in 1871, Waynesville has now grown to include 6 distinct neighborhoods: Downtown, Frog Level, Hazelwood, Laurel Ridge, Russ Avenue, and West Waynesville. To help you navigate your way around […]

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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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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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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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Where to Find the Best Coffee in Waynesville

Around here, we feel like coffee is a sacred ritual. It helps us get going in the morning, allows us keep going in the afternoon, and gives us a really good excuse to enjoy a pastry and some time with friends. Lucky for us, there are many unique and cozy spots to grab a cup […]

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Dog-Friendly Things to Do in Waynesville

Waynesville is full of animal lovers who are ready to welcome you and your pup to one of the best dog-friendly vacation spots in Western North Carolina. Open parks, winding trails, unique stores and tasty breweries guarantee that your four-legged friend will have just as much fun on vacation as you! With so much to […]

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