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Attend a lively musical performance, go dancing at one of the many street festivals planned throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains, explore regional gem mines, sample your way across a food and wine festival, or explore a new art exhibit. There’s no shortage of cool things to do here in Western North Carolina. Here’s a list of some of the best events taking place this month.

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May 28, 2016 - May 30, 2016

Celebrate the start of summer at historic mines in a spectacular setting! Enjoy 2 days of free live music with 8 great original groups featuring authentic mountain bluegrass, acoustic, country and gospel. Good food from the Switzerland Cafe will be available. Hear the incredible geologic history of the mines and enjoy one of the free guided hikes to a hidden mine. Kid’s will like the Free Treasure Hunt both Saturday and Sunday. Watch rescue teams rappel from the cliffs or listen to the incredible story by the team that discovered a 1567 Spanish Fort just 50 miles away. Open-air mountain music concert Saturday at 6:00 is followed by underground Black Light Mine Tour at 9:00 PM. Mine tours, gem mining, gold panning and mineral collecting are available both days, and free Discovery Mill exhibits will be open!


May 28, 2016
May 30, 2016


Emerald Village
331 McKinney Mine Rd
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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