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Arts, Music & Entertainment in the Smoky Mountains in Haywood County, NC

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

With time-honored traditions and an appreciation for our history, our locals from the five mountain towns of Maggie Valley, Waynesville, Lake Junaluska, Canton, and Clyde in Haywood County are eager to share the art and culture of our local communities with anyone who passes by.

One must-visit destination for art enthusiasts is the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre (HART), where you can enjoy live plays and performances that the whole family will enjoy. Additionally, Haywood is home to several local art galleries that showcase one-of-a-kind pieces from talented artists in our area, offering a glimpse into the vibrant artistic scene of our community.

For history buffs, Haywood County boasts several museums that will transport you back in time like The Shelton House and Museum of Haywood County History. Explore these museums and uncover hidden gems and fascinating stories that shed light on our rich heritage.

Haywood County is also a haven for music lovers and musicians alike. Music is deeply ingrained in our culture here, and you can experience the enchanting sounds of mandolins, banjos, fiddles, and guitars floating through the air. Our vibrant music scene brings together both local and visiting musicians, adding to the diverse range of performances you can enjoy in the area. From live music venues in Waynesville to the annual Church Street Arts and Crafts Festival, there’s always an opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich musical heritage of Haywood County.

Whether you’re seeking art, culture, history, or entertainment, Haywood County’s mountain towns offer something for everyone to enjoy. Come and experience the beauty, creativity, and warm hospitality that make our community truly special.

Immerse Yourself in NC Smokies Culture