Annual festival celebrating the work of the artist blacksmith, featuring demonstrations, hands-on activities, vendors, exhibitions, competitions and more! Admission is free and all are welcome. 2019 Master Blacksmith John Rais, featured demonstrators Rachel Kedinger, Eric Velleca, and Seth Gould.
For more information please visit, https://spacenc.com/
FREE ADMISSION for all ages!
Vendors, food, amusements for the kids of all ages! Activities at a glance:
“Tell us your story” live stage!
"E.T. - Fly the Moon Children's Bike Race (bikes supplied by event)
Unidentified "Floating" Object - River Race
"Beam Me Up to the Bar" Pub Crawl
Cosplay - Alien Costume contest for kids & adults. Come a s Star Wars, Star Trek, Marvel universe or other alien!
"Area 51" Inflatable kids park!
Live Music - with the best 80's bands in the country!
"Out of This World Car Show"
Dozens of Vendors
Food from the region!
All set in historic Spruce Pine North Carolina.
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!
63rd Grandfather Mountain Highland Games
Thursday-Sunday, July 11-14
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
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 27th to August 4th.
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.
For 60 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
August 2-3, 2019
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 2-3, 2019, Friday & Saturday, 9am to 5pm.
The OLD TIMEY FALL FESTIVAL is held on September 28th, 2019 in Burnsville, NC. On Burnsville’s beautiful Town Square, this is a good old fashioned, “Old Timey” local Festival. This annual event is used to invite heritage-crafters to come out and demonstrate the old timey methods of producing their crafts. Antique tractors and cars are on display along with the local Farmer’s Market. Music for all ages, food, and rides and games for the kids are all part of this fun, family-friendly day.