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Upcoming Events in Bryson City North Carolina


March

9 NOC/Subaru Bartram Trail Endurance Run - Considered by many to be one of the most challenging runs in Western North Carolina, this 21 mile event starts at the Nantahala put-in and ends at the top of Wayah Bald, at an elevation of 3,000 feet. Recent additions to the race include the Piercy Creek Run loop which is approximately 8 miles. A post race meal is included at Rivers End Restaurant.

Address:
13077 Hwy 19 West
Bryson City, NC 28713 , Bryson City, North Carolina
Ph: (800)232-7238 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Fee

April

22 - 31 The Little Engine That Could - Rail Tour - The children's classic comes to life for the entire family aboard these novel excursions. Enjoy meeting characters from the book, games, musical entertainment, petting zoo, a toy store and much more! Fri, Sat, Sun.

Address: Bryson City Depot , Bryson City, North Carolina
Ph: (828)586-8811 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@gsmr.com
Fee: Fee

29 - 31 Spring Splash - Jump start the paddling season with NOC! This festival highlights the activities offered throughout the year including the Spring Club Cup Challenge for the paddling clubs, mountain biking, instructor supervised rolling pool, observed bike trials, family adventure race, and more. Live music and entertainment provided Saturday night.

Address: 13077 Hwy 19 West, Bryson City, NC 28713 , Bryson City, North Carolina

6 Green Thumb Day - Celebrating the advent of spring, this local event boasts area arts and crafts, a heritage and holiday exhibit, flea market, live music, and of course, all the bedding plants and hanging baskets you'll need to start the season!

Address: Whittier Main Street, exit 72 from Hwy. 74 , Bryson City, North Carolina
Ph: (828)497-2393 (Always call and confirm events)

May

27 Triple Chain-Ring Challenge Bike Ride - There?s nothing like a spring road bike ride through the Nantahala and Cheoah National Forests to get your blood racing! Take your pick of 45 and 92 mile courses. Post ride meal is included.

Address:
13077 Hwy 19 West
Bryson City, NC 28713 , Bryson City, North Carolina
Ph: (800)232-7238 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Fee

10 - 11 Heritage Festival - This two day festival has it all! Friday night entertainment is loaded with local talent featuring an emphasis on old ? time gospel. Saturday entertainment is as varied as the region - a highlands pipe and drum corps, classic country and bluegrass, or high energy newgrass. In addition to music, the festival offers local arts and crafts, food, games for the kids, and fun for the whole family.
Bryson City Riverfront Park, Mitchell Street, Exit 67 from Hwy. 74

Address: Riverfront Park, Bryson City
P.O. Box 509
Bryson City, NC 28713 , Bryson City, North Carolina
Ph: (800)867-9246 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: chamber@greatsmokies.com
Fee: Fee

June

25 - 15 Music in the Mountains - Regional talent is showcased in a relaxed, outdoor venue located in the heart of historic downtown Bryson City. Bring a chair or blanket and settle in for an evening of great music. Free admission. Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot, Everett Street. Saturday evenings.

Ph: (828)488-3681 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: chamber@greatsmokies.com

18 Bryson City Excursion - Eight-hour, 71 mile roundtrip excursion from Bryson City to Andrews. Two photo run-bys and layover in Andrews. Picnic lunch provided. Departs at 9:00 am

1 1/2 hours West of Asheville via I40 W to exit 27 Hwy 74 W to exit 67. Turn right at end of ramp, through next light, cross river and right onto Mitchell Street (between Ford Dealership and Post Office. Parking lot on left after Administration Building.

From Knoxville via I40 E to exit 27 Hwy 74 W to exit 67. Turn right at end of ramp, through next light, cross river and right onto Mitchell Street (between Ford Dealership and Post Office. Parking lot on left after Administration Building.

From Pigeon Forge follow 441 S through Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Cherokee to Hwy 74 W to exit 67. Turn right at end of ramp, through next light, cross river and right onto Mitchell Street (between Ford Dealership and Post Office. Parking lot on left after Administration Building.

From Georgia and Franklin follow 441N to Hwy 74 W to exit 67. Turn right at end of ramp, through next light, cross river and right onto Mitchell Street (between Ford Dealership and Post Office. Parking lot on left after Administration Building.

From Chattanooga and Georgia via Hwy 74 W to exit 67. Turn right at end of ramp, through next light, cross river and right onto Mitchell Street (between Ford Dealership and Post Office. Parking lot on left after Administration Building.

Address: Bryson City Depot , Bryson City, North Carolina
Ph: (828)586-8811 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@gsmr.com
Fee: Fee

July

4 Fourth of July Freedom Fest - An old-fashioned mountain street festival at its best! A wide range of activities that include a 5K footrace, pet show, kids area, "tater" cook-off, arts and crafts, and two stages of entertainment. The day culminates with the largest fireworks display in the Smokies at 10 pm. Come join us for an unforgettable 4th of July.

Email: chamber@greatsmokies.com

September

24 - 25 Tsali Challenge Triathlon - Individuals and teams face a 3-mile lake paddle, 4.5 miles trail run and 12-mile mountain bike ride at Tsali Recreation Area.

Address: 13077 Hwy 19 West, Bryson City, NC 28713 , Bryson City, North Carolina
Ph: (800)232-7238 (Always call and confirm events)

24 - 25 Inspirations Labor Day Festival - For nearly three decades "Singing in the Smokies" has been one of the largest gatherings of gospel musicians and fans in the nation. Held at the Inspirations Park between Bryson City and Cherokee

Ph: (828)497-2060 (Always call and confirm events)

30 - 1 Railfest - Three days of railroad fun! Railroad enthusiasts and history buffs world wide will gather in Bryson City at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot. Special train excursions, food booths, arts & crafts festival, entertainment including railroad work songs, motor car and equipment display.

Address:
Bryson City Depot
Bryson City, NC 28713 , Bryson City, North Carolina
Email: info@gsmr.com
Fee: Fee

October

26 Oktoberfest - Oktoberfest Beer Dinner Train Featuring Heinzelmannchen Brewery...7:30 PM Departure Evening features a special menu paired with four premium beers brewed locally.

Address: Bryson City Depot , Bryson City, North Carolina
Ph: (828)586-8811 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@gsmr.com

27 - 28 Inspirations Fall Color Festival - Gospel music in a beautiful mountain setting featuring well-known groups. Inspiration Park.

Address:
PO Box 2355
Bryson City, NC 28713 , Bryson City, North Carolina
Ph: (828)497-2060 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Fee

November

25 - 14 The Polar Express - The Polar Express comes to life when the train departs the depot for a special visit to the "North Pole." Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies while listening & reading along with the magical story. Departs 11 am and 5 & 6:30 pm.

Address: Bryson City Depot , Bryson City, North Carolina
Email: info@gsmr.com
Fee: Fee

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Carolina Vacation Lodging

Eleven houses, cottages and chalets. Fully furnished, AC, TV/VCR. Located in the Nantahala Gorge, near rafting. Call us at 800/468-7238

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Nantahala Outdoor Center-French Broad Outpost

Closest whitewater rafting to Asheville. NOC offers 3 experience levels within an hour's drive from downtown Asheville. French Broad River:Conveniently located 25

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Lakeview at Fontana

If you love nature, Lakeview's the place. Nestled on a mountainside and surrounded by nature, Lakeview sits on 45 acres overlooking Fontana Lake. We'

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Rolling Thunder River Co., Nantahala Outpost

Whitewater adventures at Rolling Thunder. Camping, tent sites and group lodging. There are few recreational activities that can compare to the thrill and challenge experienced while paddling down a wilderness whitewater river. Since 1977

Bryson City, NC Businesses

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