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.
Since 1978, this quirky, world-famous festival has been used to predict the upcoming winter weather for the North Carolina High Country. According to legend, the 13 bands on the woolly worm (woolly bear caterpillar) represent the 13 weeks of winter. Brown bands indicate a mild week, black bands indicate a cold, snowy week. Since every […]
Three times each summer, the green at the Historic Banner Elk School comes to life with Art on the Greene, featuring high-quality, handmade arts and crafts from select regional and national artisans. The show includes metal artists, glass artists, potters, jewelry makers, painters, wood carvers and more. Art on the Greene takes place Memorial Day […]
Join Banner Elk’s own professional theater company, Ensemble Stage, for a holiday musical variety show patterned after the Andy Williams and Bing Crosby television Christmas specials of the ’60s and ’70s. The stage will be set with women in beautiful dresses, men in tuxedos, lots of singing, dancing, comedy sketches and more.