Past Events – NC Blue Ridge

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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.

Recurring

Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair

Burnsville Town Square

After missing last year due to the pandemic, the Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair returns to Burnsville’s Town Square Aug. 6-7. The fair, now in its 64th year, is a perennial favorite that showcases handmade art of all kinds. From wood carvings and sculptures to pottery, jewelry, yard decor and clothing, vendors present their varied talents. […]

Recurring

Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair

Burnsville Town Square

After missing last year due to the pandemic, the Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair returns to Burnsville’s Town Square Aug. 6-7. The fair, now in its 64th year, is a perennial favorite that showcases handmade art of all kinds. From wood carvings and sculptures to pottery, jewelry, yard decor and clothing, vendors present their varied talents. […]

Old Timey Fall Festival

Burnsville Town Square

The OLD TIMEY FALL FESTIVAL is held on September 26, 2020 in Burnsville, NC. On Burnsville’s beautiful Town Square, this is a good old fashioned, “Old Timey” local Festival. This annual event is used to invite heritage-crafters to come out and demonstrate the old timey methods of producing their crafts. Antique tractors and cars are […]

Free

Recurring

Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair

Burnsville Town Square

The 64th Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair August 7-8, 2020. 200 juried crafters with handmade pottery, jewelry, rustic furniture, blacksmiths, candles, and artwork of all mediums. Have lunch and listen to live music on the shaded Square. This free event runs from 9am to 5p both days. 100 Town Square, Burnsville, NC 28714 Yancey / Burnsville […]

Free
Recurring

Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair

Burnsville Town Square

The 64th Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair August 7-8, 2020. 200 juried crafters with handmade pottery, jewelry, rustic furniture, blacksmiths, candles, and artwork of all mediums. Have lunch and listen to live music on the shaded Square. This free event runs from 9am to 5p both days. 100 Town Square, Burnsville, NC 28714 Yancey / Burnsville […]

Free

Burnsville Christmas Parade

Burnsville Town Square

Join the mountain town of Burnsville for a good old-fashioned Christmas parade with floats, antique cars and tractors, horses and wagons, marching bands, and of course Santa and his sleigh. The parade makes its way down Main Street, right through the middle of downtown Burnsville.

Free

Old Timey Fall Festival

Burnsville Town Square

The OLD TIMEY FALL FESTIVAL is held on September 28th, 2019 in Burnsville, NC. On Burnsville’s beautiful Town Square, this is a good old fashioned, “Old Timey” local Festival. This annual event is used to invite heritage-crafters to come out and demonstrate the old timey methods of producing their crafts. Antique tractors and cars are […]

Free

Recurring

Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair

Burnsville Town Square

The 63rd Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair August 2-3, 2019. 200 juried crafters with handmade pottery, jewelry, rustic furniture, blacksmiths, candles, and artwork of all mediums. Have lunch and listen to live music on the shaded Square. 100 Town Square, Burnsville, NC 28714 Yancey / Burnsville Chamber of Commerce www.yanceychamber.com 828-682-7413

Free

Halloween Festival

Burnsville Town Square

Spend a festive Halloween in the quaint mountain town of Burnsville. Local downtown businesses welcome children to trick-or-treat from door to door. Other businesses and nonprofit organizations will set up on Town Square, where there will also be all sorts of activities for children.

Free

Old Timey Fall Festival

Burnsville Town Square

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 generations can see how their ancestors made these wonderful items. […]

High Peaks Stroll to Swinging Footbridges

Burnsville Town Square

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, the bridges once were a vital link for rural families cut off […]

$5

Fit Families 5K

Burnsville Town Square

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 bells, blow bubbles and give high fives to support the […]

$25

Old Timey Fall Festival

Burnsville Town Square

An Old Timey Fall Festival with arts and crafts, music, classic tractors and cars, a Farmer's Market, children's games and activities and fun for the entire family.

Farm to Table Dining on the Square

Burnsville Town Square

Diners will enjoy a multicourse alfresco meal in downtown Burnsville prepared by a team of expert chefs using local ingredients. For its second annual Farm to Fork Dining on Town Square event, the agricultural nonprofit TRACTOR has partnered with Biltmore chefs. Executive Chef Kirk Fiore will prepare four courses using local ingredients purchased from area […]

$125

Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair

Burnsville Town Square

The 61st Mt. Mitchell Crafts FairAugust 4-5. 200 juried crafters with handmade pottery, jewelry, rustic furniture, blacksmiths, candles, and artwork of all mediums. Have lunch and listen to live music on the shaded Square. 100 Town Square, Burnsville, NC 28714

Burnsville Fit Families 5K

Burnsville Town Square

The eighth annual Burnsville Fit Families 5K is a fun, family-friendly community race. Those who want to get involved can run, walk, push a stroller, cheer from the sidelines or volunteer to help with the race. With encouragement, competition and athletic camaraderie, race organizers and volunteers hope to grow young runners and promote healthy living, exercise and good […]

$5 – $30

Burnsville Metric

Burnsville Town Square

Riders mark the opening of the spring and summer cycling season with the 23rd riding of the Burnsville Metric. The Metric is known for being one of the most scenic rides in the region. This year’s event includes a shorter 43-mile ride, as well as the usual 60.7-mile loop. The casual ride is not a race. […]

$15 – $55

Earth Day Festival and Farmers Market Opening

Burnsville Town Square

Come and celebrate our beautiful planet, majestic mountains, ancient rivers and fertile farmland with an outdoor festival on Burnsville's Town Square. The Yancey County Farmers Market will kick off the Earth Day festivities at 8:30 a.m. with opening day of the market’s 25th year. There will be live music and food vendors. Interactive exhibits include topics such as agriculture, climate, fishing and other […]

Stars on the Square

Burnsville Town Square

The popular Stars on the Square event returns to Burnsville Town Square, Friday, April 21. The Blue Ridge Astronomy Group (BRAG) hosts the event. Group members will set up telescopes of all sizes to look at Jupiter and its moons, galaxies, star clusters and other night-sky wonders. The town diverts traffic and turns off the […]