Here in Haywood County, we are proud of our Appalachian heritage

With time-honored traditions and an appreciation for our history, our locals are eager to share the art and culture of our local mountain towns.

Visit the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre (HART) for live plays and performances that the whole family will enjoy. Haywood is also home to several local art galleries where you can view one-of-a-kind pieces from talented artists in our area. History buffs will be happy to hear that we have several museums that will take you on a trip back in time—you never know what new things you’ll discover!

Music lovers and musicians alike will also feel right at home in Haywood County. Music is deeply ingrained in our culture here—the sweet strumming of mandolins, banjos, fiddles, and guitars never seems far away, and if you listen closely you can almost hear the toe-tapping of the county’s dancers practicing their latest clogging routine. Whether you like to sit back and let the music wash over you or you want to join in yourself, there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy the rich musical heritage of Haywood County. 

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