August 3-4, 2018
Friday & Saturday
In August 1956, Burnsville hosted the first Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair to celebrate the talent and dedicated work of the people in Burnsville and Yancey County, North Carolina. Today the tradition continues each year on the first Friday and Saturday in August. The two-day event draws artists, craftspeople, musicians and food vendors from North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and beyond, and attracts thousands of people to Burnsville Town Square. This year’s event will be held August 3-4, 2018, Friday & Saturday, 9am to 5pm.
For more than 50 years, Spruce Pine has welcomed visitors from around the world to the North Carolina Mineral and Gem Festival. The indoor event features dealers from around the country selling jewelry, gemstones, fossils, beads, and more.
For More Info: www.ncgemfest.com
Over 60 US and International dealers with almost any kind of jewelry, gemstone and mineral specimens, fossil, lapidary equipment and more you might want.
Each booth is 20 foot by 40 foot so there are LOTS of items for sale.
Parking and admission are free.
Food is available.
Dates: July 28th to August 5th.
Hours: 10 to 6 daily with many vendors open earlier and later because they are staying with their booth.
Address: 136 Majestic View, Spruce Pine, NC 28777. This location is on the hill above the previous location on Hwy 226 South.
62nd Grandfather Mountain Highland Games
Thursday-Sunday, July 12-15
Blaring bagpipes, astounding athletes, delicate dancers, rocking Celtic music and a spectacular highland setting make this colorful celebration of Scottish culture one of the most highly acclaimed games in the country. Additional cost. For more information, visit www.gmhg.org
The NC Rhododendron Festival draws hundreds of visitors from all over the region and features the Rhododendron Festival Pageant, the Craft Fair with food vendors, children's activities, and live music throughout the day, as well as a classic car show, a 10K run, 2 nights of street dancing. Come discover our Small Town Mountain Paradise!