Event Calendars

Nov
26
Wed
Fontana Village Thanksgiving Family Festival At Fontana
Nov 26 @ 8:00 am – Nov 29 @ 9:00 pm
Fontana Village Thanksgiving Family Festival At Fontana @ Fontana Village Resort

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

Nov
28
Fri
Stecoah Valley Center Artisans Drive-About
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm
Stecoah Valley Center Artisans Drive-About

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

Dec
1
Mon
Fontana Village Christmas In The Smokies
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – Dec 31 @ 4:00 am
Fontana Village Christmas In The Smokies @ Fontana Village Resort | Fontana Dam | North Carolina | United States

Bring your family and friends to the Smokies for a traditional Smoky Mountain Christmas Weekend featuring holiday festivities, tree trimmings, music and winter fun!

 

Dec
6
Sat
Breakfast with Santa at Stecoah Valley Center
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Breakfast with Santa at Stecoah Valley Center @ Stecoah Valley Center | Robbinsville | North Carolina | United States

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!!

Christmas in the Mountains
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Christmas in the Mountains @ Stecoah Valley Arts Center | Robbinsville | North Carolina | United States

Christmas in the Mountains indoor art and craft show are just in time for holiday gift giving. The Schoolhouse Cafe will be open all day.

Come out earlier for Breakfast with Santa. The day gets started at 9am – 11am, breakfast is $4.00 – bring your camera to capture that special moment.

Dec
10
Wed
Hiking the Joyce Kilmer Loop Trail with Partners of Joyce Kilmer
Dec 10 @ 11:45 am – 3:45 pm
Hiking the Joyce Kilmer Loop Trail with Partners of Joyce Kilmer @ Cheoah Ranger Station  | Robbinsville | North Carolina | United States

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.

Dec
13
Sat
Robbinsville’s Hometown Holiday & Evening Christmas Parade
Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Robbinsville's Hometown Holiday & Evening Christmas Parade @ Collins Auto Sales | Robbinsville | North Carolina | United States

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.

Feb
21
Sat
Cheoah River High Flow Event
Feb 21 – Feb 22 all-day
Cheoah River High Flow Event @ Cheoah River put-in, Joyce Kilmer Rd, Robbinsville, NC 28771 | North Carolina | United States

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

Mar
20
Fri
Cheoah River Release
Mar 20 – Mar 24 all-day
Apr
10
Fri
Cheoah River Release
Apr 10 – Apr 13 all-day
Apr
24
Fri
Cheoah River Release
Apr 24 – Apr 28 all-day
May
15
Fri
Cheoah River Release
May 15 – May 18 all-day
May
29
Fri
Cheoah River Release
May 29 – Jun 1 all-day
Jun
26
Fri
Cheoah River Release
Jun 26 – Jun 29 all-day
Sep
11
Fri
Cheoah River Release
Sep 11 – Sep 13 all-day
Oct
2
Fri
Cheoah River Release
Oct 2 – Oct 4 all-day
Nov
6
Fri
Cheoah River Release
Nov 6 – Nov 8 all-day