Taste of Haywood June

Get A Taste of Haywood: June

Taste of Haywood is a monthly eMagazine dedicated to celebrating the seasonal flavors of Haywood County and the farmers, growers & artisan producers behind them. Read it FREE online! Take the journey with us as we explore local farms, share recipes and make shopping lists from the best seasonal ingredients. In each monthly issue you’ll learn […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Stay in a Maggie Valley Hotel

These days, if you want to go on an overnight trip, you have more options than ever: all you have to do is hop online, Google your destination, and bingo—hotels! AirBnB! VRBO! Campgrounds! The list goes on and on. It’s exciting for us because it just invites more and more people to discover everything we […]

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Lake Junaluska 4th of July

Where to See Fireworks and Celebrate July 4th

There is nothing more American than an epic 4th of July celebration. Fireworks and family fun are what great Independence Day’s are made of and you’ll find just that and much more this 4th of July in the NC Smokies.

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Ensaladilla Rusa Recipe

Choosing the Perfect Summer Wine + Ensaladilla Rusa Recipe!

Summer Wine When it’s warm outside and our focus turns to summers at the lake, grilling or hosting lawn parties, we want different kinds of wines than during cooler months. We want the carefree summertime crowd pleaser—the vinous equivalent of “Summer of 69” in a bottle. With all the entertaining we do this time of […]

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Folkmoot Festival - Mexico Group

Folkmoot Festival 2018: Lineup & Info

Vivid color, dramatic dance, pulsating music, the glorious pageantry of it all! Written by our friends over at Folkmoot. In the Summer of 2018 experience 10 of the world’s greatest cultures through music, dance, and heritage arts. This unique opportunity for Western North Carolina takes place the last two weeks of July. In short, Folkmoot […]

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Folkmoot Dancers in the Street of Waynesville

What the heck is a Folkmoot?

What the heck is a Folkmoot? A question I was asking myself last Spring when I moved to Haywood County from Atlanta, GA. As a millennial in my late 20s, I enjoy plenty of outdoor festivals with live music, and loved living in a large city that offered a lot of culture. However, “folk” music […]

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Little Cataloochee Church

Day Hike to Little Cataloochee Church

8 Mile Out and Back Day Hike Spring has sprung here finally after some early April snow flurries and the weather and blooms are ripe for hiking season! Looking for a day hike to someplace unique? Check out the Little Cataloochee Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This trail will lead you to […]

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April is NC Beer Month

April: NC Beer Month

It is no secret that outdoor adventures pair perfectly with a delicious craft beer and that is exactly what you will find in Haywood County, NC. So come celebrate NC Beer Month with us and get your fill of the very best craft beer and epic adventures, all at the same time!

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Fox and Owl Studio on Elopments

7 Reasons Why You Should Elope in the Smokies

Elopements are gaining popularity among engaged couples with their romantic and intimate ceremonies, usually in destinations rather than hometowns. They can be as extravagant or as simple as the couple desires. Receptions for friends and families can still be held but elopements allow for flexibility in dates, locations, and budgets. We asked local photographers of […]

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Easter Egg hunt at Lake Junaluska

Easter Weekend Events and Where to Dine

Easter rests on April 1st, 2018. We hope you enjoy your stay in the NC Smokies. If you’d like to dine on Easter Sunday or attend a local event we have listed them below. There are fun activities going on all weekend! Restaurants offering an Easter Brunch & Buffets on Sunday: Rendezvous Restaurant: Easter Brunch […]

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Melange of the Mountains

Mélange of the Mountains Photos 2018

The Mélange of the Mountains is an annual event put on by the Haywood Chamber of Commerce and hosted at the Laurel Ridge Country Club in Waynesville, NC. This event features top local chefs’ creations judged by their categories. Attendees can sample the dishes and vote for their favorite in the People’s Choice Award. There […]

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Summer Festival Event Guide

The best festivals combine music, food, crafts, and more to create an unforgettable experience for you! 2018 brings us festivals ranging from top tier music headliners to a festival featuring hilarious biker games. No matter what your interests are, there’s sure to be a festival for you. Check out our quick summaries below to plan […]

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