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Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational

Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational

The second annual Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational celebrates hand-built stringed instruments with an emphasis on the artists who craft them and the musicians who play them. Featuring some of the most talented luthiers in the region, the three-day event includes concerts, exhibits,…

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Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational

Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational

The second annual Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational celebrates hand-built stringed instruments with an emphasis on the artists who craft them and the musicians who play them. Featuring some of the most talented luthiers in the region, the three-day event includes concerts, exhibits,…

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Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational

Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational

The second annual Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational celebrates hand-built stringed instruments with an emphasis on the artists who craft them and the musicians who play them. Featuring some of the most talented luthiers in the region, the three-day event includes concerts, exhibits,…

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Burnsville Metric

Burnsville Metric

The annual Burnsville Metric kicks off the riding season in the idyllic Yancey County countryside. Cruise through the Toe River Valley on a 60.7-mile ride. The ride begins and ends on Burnsville Town Square, passing through the communities of Huntdale, Red Hill, Loafers Glory and Bakersville along…

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Burnsville Wedding Expo

Burnsville Wedding Expo

The Burnsville Wedding Expo invites brides-to-be, and their fiances, family and friends, to meet local vendors and explore area options for WNC weddings.

A favorite expo tradition returns with brides digging through a tiered cake to find a wedding band hidden inside. The lucky participant who…

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Community Viewing Night

Community Viewing Night

Enjoy an evening of stargazing as you’ve never seen before. Through the 34-inch diameter Sam Scope, you can see the craters of the moon in detail, as well as Saturn’s rings and the eye of Jupiter. Take part in fun astronomy trivia and gain a greater knowledge of the night sky.

No parking is…

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Community Viewing Night

Community Viewing Night

Enjoy an evening of stargazing as you’ve never seen before. Through the 34-inch diameter Sam Scope, you can see the craters of the moon in detail, as well as Saturn’s rings and the eye of Jupiter. Take part in fun astronomy trivia and gain a greater knowledge of the night sky.

No parking is…

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Community Viewing Night

Community Viewing Night

Enjoy an evening of stargazing as you’ve never seen before. Through the 34-inch diameter Sam Scope, you can see the craters of the moon in detail, as well as Saturn’s rings and the eye of Jupiter. Take part in fun astronomy trivia and gain a greater knowledge of the night sky.

No parking is…

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Community Viewing Night

Community Viewing Night

Enjoy an evening of stargazing as you’ve never seen before. Through the 34-inch diameter Sam Scope, you can see the craters of the moon in detail, as well as Saturn’s rings and the eye of Jupiter. Take part in fun astronomy trivia and gain a greater knowledge of the night sky.

No parking is…

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Christmas Bird Count

The sixth-annual Audubon Christmas Bird County organized for Yancey County by High Peaks Birders takes place on Saturday, December 28. What is a Christmas Bird Count? It’s an opportunity to join in the largest citizen science census, now in its 120th year. The data collected by volunteer CBC…

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Community Viewing Night

Community Viewing Night

Enjoy an evening of stargazing as you’ve never seen before. Through the 34-inch diameter Sam Scope, you can see the craters of the moon in detail, as well as Saturn’s rings and the eye of Jupiter. Take part in fun astronomy trivia and gain a greater knowledge of the night sky.

No parking is…

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Community Viewing Night

Community Viewing Night

Enjoy an evening of stargazing as you’ve never seen before. Through the 34-inch diameter Sam Scope, you can see the craters of the moon in detail, as well as Saturn’s rings and the eye of Jupiter. Take part in fun astronomy trivia and gain a greater knowledge of the night sky.

No parking is…

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Community Viewing Night

Community Viewing Night

Enjoy an evening of stargazing as you’ve never seen before. Through the 34-inch diameter Sam Scope, you can see the craters of the moon in detail, as well as Saturn’s rings and the eye of Jupiter. Take part in fun astronomy trivia and gain a greater knowledge of the night sky.

No parking is…

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Holiday Concert

Holiday Concert

Toe River Arts is pleased to present the Toe River Chamber Ensemble’s free annual holiday concert. The Toe River Chamber Ensemble and Toe River Community Chorus team up for a free holiday presentation of Part 1 of Handel’s “Messiah” at First Baptist Church in Burnsville. “Messiah,” by George…

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Toe River Arts Holiday Studio Tour

Toe River Arts Holiday Studio Tour

Whether you’re shopping for stylish home decor, a statement piece to add to your wardrobe or something functional for the kitchen, you’ll find it at the Toe River Arts Holiday Studio Tour.

The tour includes more than 100 artists in a variety of media. Potters, painters, glassblowers, textile…

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Toe River Arts Holiday Studio Tour

Toe River Arts Holiday Studio Tour

Whether you’re shopping for stylish home decor, a statement piece to add to your wardrobe or something functional for the kitchen, you’ll find it at the Toe River Arts Holiday Studio Tour.

The tour includes more than 100 artists in a variety of media. Potters, painters, glassblowers, textile…

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Toe River Arts Holiday Studio Tour

Toe River Arts Holiday Studio Tour

Whether you’re shopping for stylish home decor, a statement piece to add to your wardrobe or something functional for the kitchen, you’ll find it at the Toe River Arts Holiday Studio Tour.

The tour includes more than 100 artists in a variety of media. Potters, painters, glassblowers, textile…

Read More

Community Viewing Night

Community Viewing Night

Enjoy an evening of stargazing as you’ve never seen before. Through the 34-inch diameter Sam Scope, you can see the craters of the moon in detail, as well as Saturn’s rings and the eye of Jupiter. Take part in fun astronomy trivia and gain a greater knowledge of the night sky.

No parking is…

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Community Viewing Night

Community Viewing Night

Enjoy an evening of stargazing as you’ve never seen before. Through the 34-inch diameter Sam Scope, you can see the craters of the moon in detail, as well as Saturn’s rings and the eye of Jupiter. Take part in fun astronomy trivia and gain a greater knowledge of the night sky.

No parking is…

Read More

Community Viewing Night

Community Viewing Night

Enjoy an evening of stargazing as you’ve never seen before. Through the 34-inch diameter Sam Scope, you can see the craters of the moon in detail, as well as Saturn’s rings and the eye of Jupiter. Take part in fun astronomy trivia and gain a greater knowledge of the night sky.

No parking is…

Read More

Community Viewing Night

Community Viewing Night

Enjoy an evening of stargazing as you’ve never seen before. Through the 34-inch diameter Sam Scope, you can see the craters of the moon in detail, as well as Saturn’s rings and the eye of Jupiter. Take part in fun astronomy trivia and gain a greater knowledge of the night sky.

No parking is…

Read More

Community Viewing Night

Community Viewing Night

Enjoy an evening of stargazing as you’ve never seen before. Through the 34-inch diameter Sam Scope, you can see the craters of the moon in detail, as well as Saturn’s rings and the eye of Jupiter. Take part in fun astronomy trivia and gain a greater knowledge of the night sky.

No parking is…

Read More

Community Viewing Night

Community Viewing Night

Enjoy an evening of stargazing as you’ve never seen before. Through the 34-inch diameter Sam Scope, you can see the craters of the moon in detail, as well as Saturn’s rings and the eye of Jupiter. Take part in fun astronomy trivia and gain a greater knowledge of the night sky.

No parking is…

Read More

Community Viewing Night

Community Viewing Night

Enjoy an evening of stargazing as you’ve never seen before. Through the 34-inch diameter Sam Scope, you can see the craters of the moon in detail, as well as Saturn’s rings and the eye of Jupiter. Take part in fun astronomy trivia and gain a greater knowledge of the night sky.

No parking is…

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Yancey County Dream Home Tour

Yancey County Dream Home Tour

Tour four beautiful homes in Yancey County and support student scholarships all on the same day. The 10th Yancey County Dream Home Tour takes place on Friday, Oct. 4, and features homes across Yancey County.

This year’s homes include:

The Mountain Air Home of Warren and Larissa Bare: Enjoy…

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Summer Outdoor Movie Series

Summer Outdoor Movie Series

Enjoy out-of-this-world movie experiences all summer long at the Earth to Sky Park. From June through September, the Mayland Community College Foundation hosts space-themed movie nights on the lawn. Bring a blanket and lawn chairs, purchase some popcorn and a drink, and sit back to watch. All…

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The Humans

The Humans

Winner of the 2016 Tony Award for best play, “The Humans” by Stephen Karam is a dark comedy that will leave audiences laughing and crying for the entire evening. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake brings his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower…

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The Humans

The Humans

Winner of the 2016 Tony Award for best play, “The Humans” by Stephen Karam is a dark comedy that will leave audiences laughing and crying for the entire evening. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake brings his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower…

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The Humans

The Humans

Winner of the 2016 Tony Award for best play, “The Humans” by Stephen Karam is a dark comedy that will leave audiences laughing and crying for the entire evening. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake brings his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower…

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The Humans

The Humans

Winner of the 2016 Tony Award for best play, “The Humans” by Stephen Karam is a dark comedy that will leave audiences laughing and crying for the entire evening. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake brings his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower…

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The Humans

The Humans

Winner of the 2016 Tony Award for best play, “The Humans” by Stephen Karam is a dark comedy that will leave audiences laughing and crying for the entire evening. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake brings his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower…

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Farm to Fork Dinner

Farm to Fork Dinner

Locally sourced food from Burnsville and surrounding mountain communities will be the centerpiece for the fourth annual Farm to Fork Dinner. Agricultural nonprofit TRACTOR hosts the event and has partnered with Taylor Montgomery, executive chef at Mountain Air Country Club, to prepare the…

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The Humans

The Humans

Winner of the 2016 Tony Award for best play, “The Humans” by Stephen Karam is a dark comedy that will leave audiences laughing and crying for the entire evening. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake brings his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower…

Read More

The Humans

The Humans

Winner of the 2016 Tony Award for best play, “The Humans” by Stephen Karam is a dark comedy that will leave audiences laughing and crying for the entire evening. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake brings his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower…

Read More

Summer Outdoor Movie Series

Summer Outdoor Movie Series

Enjoy out-of-this-world movie experiences all summer long at the Earth to Sky Park. From June through September, the Mayland Community College Foundation hosts space-themed movie nights on the lawn. Bring a blanket and lawn chairs, purchase some popcorn and a drink, and sit back to watch. All…

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Amélie

Amélie

Amélie is an extraordinary young woman who lives quietly in the world but loudly in her mind. She covertly improvises small but surprising acts of kindness that bring joy and mayhem. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realizes that to find happiness she’ll have to risk everything…

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Amélie

Amélie

Amélie is an extraordinary young woman who lives quietly in the world but loudly in her mind. She covertly improvises small but surprising acts of kindness that bring joy and mayhem. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realizes that to find happiness she’ll have to risk everything…

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Amélie

Amélie

Amélie is an extraordinary young woman who lives quietly in the world but loudly in her mind. She covertly improvises small but surprising acts of kindness that bring joy and mayhem. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realizes that to find happiness she’ll have to risk everything…

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Amélie

Amélie

Amélie is an extraordinary young woman who lives quietly in the world but loudly in her mind. She covertly improvises small but surprising acts of kindness that bring joy and mayhem. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realizes that to find happiness she’ll have to risk everything…

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Amélie

Amélie

Amélie is an extraordinary young woman who lives quietly in the world but loudly in her mind. She covertly improvises small but surprising acts of kindness that bring joy and mayhem. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realizes that to find happiness she’ll have to risk everything…

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Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair

Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair

Shop the handmade works of arts and crafts of more than 200 artists during the Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair, a beloved Burnsville tradition. It takes place Friday and Saturday, August 7-8, 2020 in Burnsville, NC’s Town Square, and is one of the many Read More

Amélie

Amélie

Amélie is an extraordinary young woman who lives quietly in the world but loudly in her mind. She covertly improvises small but surprising acts of kindness that bring joy and mayhem. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realizes that to find happiness she’ll have to risk everything…

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Amélie

Amélie

Amélie is an extraordinary young woman who lives quietly in the world but loudly in her mind. She covertly improvises small but surprising acts of kindness that bring joy and mayhem. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realizes that to find happiness she’ll have to risk everything…

Read More

Summer Outdoor Movie Series

Summer Outdoor Movie Series

Enjoy out-of-this-world movie experiences all summer long at the Earth to Sky Park. From June through September, the Mayland Community College Foundation hosts space-themed movie nights on the lawn. Bring a blanket and lawn chairs, purchase some popcorn and a drink, and sit back to watch. All…

Read More

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

This delightful musical is a thrilling murderous romp filled with unforgettable music, nonstop laughs and a very impressive cast that, throughout the course of a single evening, portrays more than 70 different characters. Written by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak, this four-time Tony…

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

This delightful musical is a thrilling murderous romp filled with unforgettable music, nonstop laughs and a very impressive cast that, throughout the course of a single evening, portrays more than 70 different characters. Written by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak, this four-time Tony…

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

This delightful musical is a thrilling murderous romp filled with unforgettable music, nonstop laughs and a very impressive cast that, throughout the course of a single evening, portrays more than 70 different characters. Written by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak, this four-time Tony…

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

This delightful musical is a thrilling murderous romp filled with unforgettable music, nonstop laughs and a very impressive cast that, throughout the course of a single evening, portrays more than 70 different characters. Written by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak, this four-time Tony…

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

This delightful musical is a thrilling murderous romp filled with unforgettable music, nonstop laughs and a very impressive cast that, throughout the course of a single evening, portrays more than 70 different characters. Written by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak, this four-time Tony…

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Patriotic Concert

Patriotic Concert

Acclaimed pianist and vocalist Brian Gurl brings his rollicking rendition of patriotic hits to Burnsville to kick off the holiday weekend. Gurl and his six-piece band present “America the Beautiful,” a compilation of classic tunes to celebrate Independence Day.

The family-friendly concert…

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Summer Outdoor Movie Series

Summer Outdoor Movie Series

Enjoy out-of-this-world movie experiences all summer long at the Earth to Sky Park. From June through September, the Mayland Community College Foundation hosts space-themed movie nights on the lawn. Bring a blanket and lawn chairs, purchase some popcorn and a drink, and sit back to watch. All…

Read More

RiddleFest

RiddleFest

RiddleFest promises musical excellence with a talented lineup performing for the annual event honoring the legacy of Yancey County native and musician Lesley Riddle.

Grammy-winning musician Dom Flemons headlines the concert. Flemons was a founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops who won a…

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Dixie Swim Club

Dixie Swim Club

The heartwarming comedy “The Dixie Swim Club” comes to Parkway Playhouse. Written by Jamie Wooten (longtime writer and producer on “The Golden Girls”), Jessie Jones, and Nicholas Hope, “The Dixie Swim Club” tells the story of five southern women whose friendships began many years ago on their…

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Dixie Swim Club

Dixie Swim Club

The heartwarming comedy “The Dixie Swim Club” comes to Parkway Playhouse. Written by Jamie Wooten (longtime writer and producer on “The Golden Girls”), Jessie Jones, and Nicholas Hope, “The Dixie Swim Club” tells the story of five southern women whose friendships began many years ago on their…

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Dixie Swim Club

Dixie Swim Club

The heartwarming comedy “The Dixie Swim Club” comes to Parkway Playhouse. Written by Jamie Wooten (longtime writer and producer on “The Golden Girls”), Jessie Jones, and Nicholas Hope, “The Dixie Swim Club” tells the story of five southern women whose friendships began many years ago on their…

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Dixie Swim Club

Dixie Swim Club

The heartwarming comedy “The Dixie Swim Club” comes to Parkway Playhouse. Written by Jamie Wooten (longtime writer and producer on “The Golden Girls”), Jessie Jones, and Nicholas Hope, “The Dixie Swim Club” tells the story of five southern women whose friendships began many years ago on their…

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Dixie Swim Club

Dixie Swim Club

The heartwarming comedy “The Dixie Swim Club” comes to Parkway Playhouse. Written by Jamie Wooten (longtime writer and producer on “The Golden Girls”), Jessie Jones, and Nicholas Hope, “The Dixie Swim Club” tells the story of five southern women whose friendships began many years ago on their…

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Along About Sundown

Along About Sundown

When an aspiring musician, Ethan, happens into Bascom Lamar Lunsford, the Minstrel of Appalachia, he embarks on a musical and historical journey. Along about sundown, several musicians meet up on Lundsford’s porch for storytelling, and more importantly, a chance to make music together….

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Along About Sundown

Along About Sundown

When an aspiring musician, Ethan, happens into Bascom Lamar Lunsford, the Minstrel of Appalachia, he embarks on a musical and historical journey. Along about sundown, several musicians meet up on Lundsford’s porch for storytelling, and more importantly, a chance to make music together….

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Along About Sundown

Along About Sundown

When an aspiring musician, Ethan, happens into Bascom Lamar Lunsford, the Minstrel of Appalachia, he embarks on a musical and historical journey. Along about sundown, several musicians meet up on Lundsford’s porch for storytelling, and more importantly, a chance to make music together….

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Along About Sundown

Along About Sundown

When an aspiring musician, Ethan, happens into Bascom Lamar Lunsford, the Minstrel of Appalachia, he embarks on a musical and historical journey. Along about sundown, several musicians meet up on Lundsford’s porch for storytelling, and more importantly, a chance to make music together….

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Along About Sundown

Along About Sundown

When an aspiring musician, Ethan, happens into Bascom Lamar Lunsford, the Minstrel of Appalachia, he embarks on a musical and historical journey. Along about sundown, several musicians meet up on Lundsford’s porch for storytelling, and more importantly, a chance to make music together….

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Homeplace Supper Club

Homeplace Supper Club

Homeplace Beer Company and Twisted Laurel present the next in an ongoing series of pop-up beer dinners at the historic Nu Wray Inn in Burnsville.

Twisted Laurel of Weaverville prepares a four-course, beer-themed menu. Each course is paired with unique Homeplace beers. Guests take home a…

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Star Party 2019

Star Party 2019

Join Mayland Earth to Sky Park and Bare Dark Sky Observatory to take part in the statewide NC Star Party. Watch the groundbreaking for the new planetarium, and enjoy astronomy activities, a food truck, and plenty of stargazing hosted by the MCC Astronomy…

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A Killer Investment: Murder Mystery Dinner

A Killer Investment: Murder Mystery Dinner

You received a cryptic message from your financial adviser, Felix Venture, inviting you to a special investors’ dinner at the Nu Wray Inn. His invitation said that he’d reveal the most amazing opportunity that he’s ever seen in all his years of investing. Of course you were interested because…

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Community Viewing Night

Community Viewing Night

Join us for an evening of stargazing as you’ve never seen before. You will have the opportunity to view the moon, planets and stars through the 34-inch diameter Sam Scope, as well as our smaller planetary telescope. With the assistance of our observatory manager, guests will spend two hours viewing…

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Murder in the Moonshine

Murder in the Moonshine

The Nu Wray Inn and Parkway Playhouse team up for a fun murder mystery dinner.

A local treasure hunter, known for his underwhelming finds, is hosting a roaring ’20s themed dinner event to celebrate locating a treasure that’s been hidden for 90 years. He claims to have found the stash of a…

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No Place Like Homeplace Beer Fest

No Place Like Homeplace Beer Fest

The inaugural No Place Like Homeplace Beer Fest debuts in downtown Burnsville. Fifteen breweries will participate in the event, which also includes live music and local food vendors.

The festival, hosted by Burnsville brewery Homeplace Beer Co., will take place at the Nu Wray Inn and along South…

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Old Timey Fall Festival

Old Timey Fall Festival

Enjoy a good old-fashioned fall festival on Burnsville’s beautiful Town Square. The Yancey History Association invites everyone near and far to come out and be a part of the fun-filled day. Heritage crafters will demonstrate the old-timey methods of producing their crafts so that the younger…

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

The cultural touchstone that is “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” was born when three inspired, charismatic comics, having honed their pass-the-hat act at Renaissance fairs, premiered their preposterous masterwork at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1987. It quickly became a…

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Carolina Mountains Literary Festival

Carolina Mountains Literary Festival

Lovers of reading indulge their inner bookworm at the 13th annual Carolina Mountains Literary Festival in downtown Burnsville. The three-day festival includes more than 50 free and ticketed events, such as readings, talks, discussions, book signings and workshops.

This year’s Saturday night…

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Things to See and Do in Burnsville North Carolina

Things to See and Do in Burnsville North Carolina

Some of the most spectacular views in Western North Carolina, if not the entire eastern United States, can be discovered by visiting Burnsville, NC, a small Blue Ridge town on northern side of the Pisgah National Forest. Located within a 36-mile drive northeast of Asheville, this Read More

Godspell

Godspell

Parkway Playhouse continues its MainStage season with the musical “Godspell.” A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling

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Early Morning Stargazing

Early Morning Stargazing

Are you an early bird? Join us for a morning of stargazing as you’ve never seen before! You will have the opportunity to view the moon, planets and stars through our 34″ diameter Sam Scope, as well as our smaller planetary telescope. With the assistance of our observatory manager, up to 20 people…

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High Peaks Stroll to Swinging Footbridges

High Peaks Stroll to Swinging Footbridges

Join the NC High Peaks Trail Association and local author Katey Schultz for a rare treat. Schultz leads a tour of one of the area’s unique and alluring features, its swinging footbridges.
A product of the area’s steep topography and limited transportation network,

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Community Viewing Night

Community Viewing Night

Join us for an evening of stargazing as you’ve never seen before! You will have the opportunity to view the moon, planets and stars through our 34″ diameter Sam Scope, as well as our smaller planetary telescope. With the assistance of our observatory manager, up to 25 people will spend two hours…

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RiddleFest

RiddleFest

Once a year, musicians, historians and music fans gather in Burnsville to honor the legacy of Yancey County native and musician Lesley Riddle. This year’s RiddleFest takes place Saturday, June 30, with an afternoon seminar and evening concert.

Songstress Laura Boosinger and fiddler Josh…

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Carolina Mountains Literary Festival Friendraiser

The Carolina Mountains Literary Festival and Rescue Dog Cafe present Ash Devine in concert. Devine is an award-winning songwriter and folk-Americana-country musician who is based the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville.

A portion of proceeds benefit the upcoming Carolina Mountains Literary…

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Boeing Boeing

Boeing Boeing

This 1960s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent “layovers.” He keeps “one up, one down, and one pending” until

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Toe River Arts June Studio Tour

Toe River Arts June Studio Tour

Spend a day or a weekend this coming June 1-3 visiting artist studios, talking with the artists, seeing their work all while exploring the beautiful Mitchell and Yancey counties, nestled between the Roan Mountain Ridge and Mt. Mitchell.

Start the adventure on Friday, June 1, at 10 am, then stop…

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Fit Families 5K

Fit Families 5K

Each spring, this community race through downtown Burnsville brings together friends and family for a fun fitness event.

Businesses, civic leaders, church groups and community citizens are invited to cheer on the runners as they make their way through town. People often dress in costumes, ring…

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Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit

Parkway Playhouse opens its 72nd season with the hilarious, haunting comedy “Blithe Spirit.” Skeptical novelist Charles Condomine invites self-proclaimed medium Madame Arcati to his home for a séance, hoping to gather material for a new book. When the hapless psychic accidentally summons the…

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Burnsville Metric

Burnsville Metric

Riders mark the opening of the spring and summer cycling season with the 24th annual Burnsville Metric.

The metric is known for being one of the most scenic rides in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. This year’s event includes a 60.7-mile loop, as well as a shorter 43-mile…

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Messiah Concert

This special concert by the Toe River Chamber Ensemble will feature several numbers from Handel’s Messiah and be accompanied by the Toe River Community Choir.

First organized in 1975, the all-volunteer ensemble consists of approximately two dozen local musicians of all ages who meet weekly to…

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Burnsville Classic Movie Club presents “Hoosiers”

Burnsville Classic Movie Club presents “Hoosiers”

The Burnsville Classic Movie Club will celebrate March Madness by screening one of the best basketball films to ever come out of Hollywood: “Hoosiers.” Sports Illustrated and ESPN share the opinion that it is the finest sports motion picture ever made. This

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Classic Movie Club presents: Stormy Weather

Classic Movie Club presents: Stormy Weather

The Burnsville Classic Movie Club has selected the 1942 musical “Stormy Weather “ for its February screening. The film is historically significant for showcasing some of the great black entertainers of the 1930s and ’40s. The cast includes Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, Lena Horne, Fats Waller,…

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