Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spring Festivals and Events in the Smoky Mountains

Spring is visible everywhere you look, here in the Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina. In celebration of spring, Waynesville, North Carolina has many upcoming festivals and events that might interest those traveling in this area in the near future.

Our first events take place on April 30th. If you love chocolate, don't miss the 12th annual Taste of Chocolate event at the Maggie Valley Club from 6-9pm. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. If you're an art lover, you'll love Quick Draw at the Laurel Ridge Country Club. Noteworthy artists create a collectable piece of art in one hour, while event spectators tour the ongoing process. Get to know the artists as they work and bid on their art during the auction, heavy hors d'oeuvres follow - 4:30-9:30pm. Tickets at wncquickdraw.com.

May not only brings beautiful flowers but also the return of downtown Waynesville's Block Parties and Art After Dark. The Block Parties, starting on May 28th, include dancing in the street with live bands, children's area, eats & treats, restaurants open, music begins at 7pm, a portion of Main Street is closed for this event. Art After Dark, starting May 6th, has downtown Waynesville Galleries & Studios remaining open late the First Friday Evening each month, May through December. Demonstrations, artist's receptions, music & more. 6-9pm.

June brings a new festival to our mountain town, Jun 11 - Sat - APPALACHIAN LIFESTYLE CELEBRATION

Protecting and preserving mountain history through a heritage themed festival. A full day celebration of traditional mountain craft, food, and entertainment. Demonstrations of Appalachian life skills & crafts, storytelling, mountain music & clogging, home-style food vendors. 10am–5pm Main Street.

These festivals and events, along with all the other great things to do in the mountains, make for an adventure-filled getaway you won't soon forget. While you're in the area for all the fun and excitement, be sure to check out our cozy bed and breakfast at http://www.brooksidemountainmistbb.com/. Come for the scenery, stay for the adventure (and fun!) Let us be "Your Luxury Smoky Mountain Escape".

Carolyn Gendreau & Dina Giunta
Brookside Mountain Mist Inn

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