Events Calendar

Oct
21
Sat
Trick or Trail 5-Mile & 1-Mile Spooky Sprint @ Dupont State Forest
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm
Trick or Trail 5-Mile & 1-Mile Spooky Sprint @ Dupont State Forest | Hendersonville | North Carolina | United States

The only race of its kind in the region, participants will strap on headlamps and light up the night as they duke it out in the dusk. The twists and turns of DuPont’s famous trail system will dare them to push forward, not knowing what bogies and specters might lurk around each corner! The One Mile Spooky Sprint will be Halloween themed, and a great chance for kids and kids-at-heart to break in their costumes a day early, without stressing about time limits, as this event is untimed!

Dec
1
Fri
A Small Town Christmas @ Downtown Banner Elk
Dec 1 – Dec 3 all-day
A Small Town Christmas @ Downtown Banner Elk | Banner Elk | North Carolina | United States

Create lasting memories during a special weekend filled with traditional holiday activities. A Small Town Christmas in Banner Elk begins Friday evening with the ceremonial lighting of a 40-foot tree surrounded by carolers, followed by a holiday movie in the Historic Banner Elk School.

Saturday’s events begin early in the morning and stretch well into the evening. Festivities include: a 5K run, Breakfast with Santa, candy cane hunt, storytelling, ornament making, cookie decorating, Parade of Lights, train rides through luminaries in the park, visits with Santa and a synchronized light show. Shopping is available, too, and all activities are within easy walking distance in this one-stoplight resort town in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Sunday is reserved for visiting one of the many choose & cut tree farms in the surrounding countryside. Lodging packages, which include a choose & cut Christmas tree, are available.