Bring the family to the Smokies for endless fun, entertainment and a classic Thanksgiving feast at the Mountview Restaurant. Check out our website for menu.
More Info: http://www.fontanavillage.com
Self-guided artisan’s gallery & studio tour. Hours: 10 am – 5 pm both days. Free admission. The Schoolhouse Cafe will be open for snacks and light lunches both days.
A STECOAH ARTISANS GALLERY
Wide variety of traditional and contemporary art and craft: paintings, pottery, weaving, wood, glass, photographs, jewelry and more.
B YELLOW BRANCH POTTERY & CHEESE
Hand-thrown functional stoneware pottery and Yellow Branch Farmstead Cheeses. Tour the working pottery studio and sample locally made cheeses.
C BEE GLOBAL STUDIO GALLERY
Experience art and nature: a working candle studio gallery featuring beeswax creations and other handmade treasures.
D HUNTING BOY WOOD CARVING
Native crafts & chain saw art. River cane and white oak baskets, pottery, handmade jewelry. Hand-carved wood and chain saw art by Billy Welch.
E TAYLOR’S GREENHOUSE
A love of Mother Nature’s bounty. My version of the 48 year old nursery/greenhouse family business. Must see container gardens, along with any kind of vegetable & bedding plants, herbs, shrubs, & tress. Specializing in heirlooms.
F PINCU POTTERY
Handmade pottery for the artful table. Functional, beautiful and inspired by the beauty of Western North Carolina.
G SLEEPY HOLLOW FARM
Basketry on dyed gourds using rattan, cane, sea grass and natural plants. Seasonal vegetables, fruits and berries.
For more information visit http://www.stecoahvalleycenter.com
Come out early for Breakfast with Santa – Pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee! The day gets started at 9am – 11am and breakfast is $4.00 – bring your camera to capture that special moment!
After breakfast, shop for that special gift in the Artisans Gallery while we celebrate Christmas In The Mountains!!
Joyce Kilmer Loop Trail walk (2 miles) following Partner’s of JK December meeting @ 10 am. Wednesday 12/10. Meet at Cheoah Ranger Station on Massey Branch/Hwy 143 @ 11:45. Bring water and sack lunch. Call Joe @ 479-3855 for reservation.
Set foot in a rare natural beauty that has been unmarred by society. Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest is home to virgin trees that scrap the tips of the clouds at more than 100 feet tall and some 20 feet around. In this most enriching, immaculate, and natural setting, we invite you to give up the necessities of everyday life and get lost in the history and culture preserved at Joyce Kilmer.
You can easily become engulfed in the fairy tale beauty of this forest. Once used by the Cherokee Indians as an uncharted hunting ground, the beauty of the forests extends beyond the trees, to an endless sea of natural treasures such as shrubs, vines, ferns, mosses, and lichens.
The changing of the seasons bring new life and character to the forest; wild flower blooms basking in the spring sunlight that breaks through the treetops, to an artisan’s dream color palate falling softly to the forest’s floor in the fall.
Nature enthusiasts of every age can become enthralled with the adventure of the countless walking trails mapping out the forest’s boundaries. Stretching more than 60 miles, hiking trails provide an escape throughout the 14,000 acre wilderness making up Joyce Kilmer. Meandering through fresh mountain streams, misty waterfalls cascading over bold, sharp peaks and ridge tops, the hiking trails guide you on an escapade through time.
Vendors may set-up at Collins Auto Sales.
Pictures with Santa, kids games, etc from 7-8:30 pm. Tree lighting at 8:30.
Parade line-up begins at 4:00 at the RES Gym Parking Lot. Parade judging is at 5:00 p.m. Parade at 6:00. Three prizes will be awarded. The parade theme is “Christmas Past – Christmas Present.”
Vendor and parade forms are available at Robbinsville Town Hall.
Western NC offers some of the best whitewater rafting and kayaking east of the Mississippi. The recently unleashed Cheoah isn’t for the faint of heart. The river has many Class IV/IV+ rapids and lots of residual vegetation that require a high skill level to negotiate. With the exception of two or three half-mile or so sections, the Cheoah is unusually continuous with a gradient that is consistently steep for a river it’s size. The 9+ mile run can be broken into three sections and represents a whitewater experience not often found in the Southeast!
Cheoah River is located 8 miles North of Robbinsville on Hwy 129. River pass bracelets can be purchased at O’Henry’s, Outland Expeditions 800-827-1442 or Cheoah Ranger Station 828-479-6431.
1000 cfs from 11am to 3pm on 21st, < 850 cfs on 22nd