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Upcoming Events in Spruce Pine North Carolina


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Live Music and Special Happenings - Live mountain music every Saturday and Sunday afternoon, featuring a variety of musicians, country, gospel, bluegrass, rock, and more. Special happenings include crafts, herb festival, demonstrations, storytelling, and more. Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 328.3, Little Switzerland.

Exit 85 or 86 off I-40 to US 221/NC 226 North. Follow 221/226 north to intersection where 226 branches off to the left. Take NC 226 north to the top of the mountain, turn right. Get on parkway, heading north to milepost 328.3.

Address: Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 328.3, Little Switzerland
1025 Orchard Road
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 , Spruce Pine, North Carolina
Ph: (828)765-9531 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: carsonw@bellsouth.net

April

23 Annual Fire on the Mountain Blacksmith Festival - Blacksmithing has deep roots in Western North Carolina. The Fire on the Mountain Festival will both honor and celebrate its history and broaden awareness of quality contemporary iron work. Experience a day of forging techniques and ferrous materials. Vendors, hands-on opportunities, food, music and a Blacksmith Art Exhibition at the Toe River Arts Council. 10 am - 4 pm.

From I-40 take NC 221 to NC 226 N. Follow 226 N to Spruce Pine.

Address: Locust Street and Highland Avenue , Spruce Pine, North Carolina
Ph: (828)765-3008 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: spms@downtownsprucepine.com
Web: downtownsprucepine.com

May

27 - 20 Wonderful Weekdays - Every Wednesday and Thursday. Features guided tours at 11am by naturalist Granny Sam Gahagan, $10/person; Storyteller Bill Carson hosts hayrides at 1 & 3pm, $5/person; at 1-2pm, be a part of the Monarch Butterfly Preservation Project with Judy Carson & Kit Trubey. Guests help find eggs, gather food for the larvae & release adult butterflies, free with guided tour, otherwise $3/person. Then from 1:45-3:15, enjoy informal live music by local musicians. Free.

Exit 85 or 86 off I-40 to US 221/NC 226 North. Follow 221/226 north to intersection where 226 branches off to the left. Take NC 226 north to the top of the mountain, turn right. Get on parkway, heading north to milepost 328.3.

Address: The Orchard at Altapass, Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 328.3
1025 Orchard Road
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 , Spruce Pine, North Carolina
Ph: (828)765-9531 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: billcarson@altapassorchard.com
Web: www.altapassorchard.org
Fee: Cost per tour

June

4 Troutacular Trout Festival - Troutacular!’s impact is growing each year as it brings attention to our region’s unique fly fishing and the Mountain Heritage Trout Waters program. This event provides kids and families with a fun day to celebrate and learn more about one of our greatest natural resources. Always the First Saturday in June.

Activities are being planned that will provide educational and fun entertainment for participants of all ages. Events for the festival will include fishing and wildlife vendors and exhibits, Trout Unlimited, trout fishing, Toe River Outfitters with demonstrations, children’s activities, a fishing tournament for cash prizes, NC Fish and Wildlife exhibits, local crafters and of course food!

Ph: 828-765-3008 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: spms@downtownsprucepine.com
Web: downtownsprucepine.com
Fee: Free

July

4 Independence Day Celebration - Join in the patriotic events celebrating the Fourth of July in Historic Downtown Spruce Pine! Parade 5 PM, Music in the Park (Central Park) 6 PM. Fireworks begin at dark thirty!

Ph: (828)765-9483 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: pjensen@mitchell-county.com
Web: mitchell-county.com/

28 - 31 Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show - This Gem Show has everything! The Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show is put on by the Parkway Fire and Rescue in Spruce Pine, NC to raise money for new equipment.
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. Food is available. Porta-a-johns are available. This is an outside event so be prepared for rain.

One of the oldest running and most popular mineral and gem festivals in the country. Hours are 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sunday Hours are 12:00 to 5:00 PM.

Address: Spruce Pine Commons Shopping Center, 12085 NC Hwy 226 , Spruce Pine, North Carolina
Ph: 828-765-9033 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: collisdonna@yahoo.com
Web: ncgemfest.com
Fee: $4.00

October

1 Spruce Pine BBQ Championship and Bluegrass Festival - Come chill with the most sizzling BBQ competition teams in the southeast and the hottest bluegrass in the nation!

The event features a sanctioned professional BBQ competition, live bluegrass, award winning mouth watering BBQ from multiple vendors, jamming stage, a cornhole tournament, championship clogging teams, artists & crafts vendors, BBQ equipment and supplies vendors, local food vendors, the Spruce Pine Skedaddle 5K and Fun Run, a kids play-area, and much, much more!

Ph: (828)765-3008 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: spms@downtownsprucepine.com
Web: www.sprucepinebbqbluegrass.org/
Fee: ONLY $5 KIDS 12 & UNDER - FREE

November

26 Spruce Pine Christmas Parade - A small town Christmas parade done in a big way. Nearly 100 entries, fireworks, horses, and more. Saturday after Thanksgiving

Ph: 828-765-3008 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: spms@downtownsprucepine.com
Web: downtownsprucepine.com

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Gem Mountain Gemstone Mine

As seen on the "Learning Channel,"

Spruce Pine, NC Pioneer History

Spruce Pine Gem & Gold Mine

Mine for native gemstones with one of the oldest mining families in North Carolina. Documented by National Geographic Magizine. Mining this area since 1810. Featured on PBS and in Readers Digest. Open year-round with covered flumes. Heated indoor flume in winter with warm water. Gemcutting &

Spruce Pine, NC Pioneer History

Museum of N.C. Minerals

Exhibits feature minerals and gems found in North Carolina. Fun, interactive displays explain the importance of mining in the region.

Spruce Pine, NC Museums

The Blue Ridge Soap Shed

Visitors can see soap made dailyApril - October, and enjoy all our handmade soaps (70+ varieties)

Spruce Pine, NC Tours


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