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greening upThe 17th annual Greening Up the Mountains Festival will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014, on Main and Mill Streets in historic downtown Sylva.

The celebration will include a 5K run, two music stages, a children’s stage, talent show, craft demonstrations, kids’ activities, food, and more!

A project of the Town of Sylva, this is the year’s largest annual event, and brings 10-12,000 residents, visitors, and families to our beautiful downtown. Strengthened by its early roots as an Earth Day celebration, the festival includes a focus on environmental protection, sustainability, and promotion of local businesses and civic groups.

Visit www.greeningupthemountains.com for more info!

SYLVA, NC - With nearly 100 breweries the most of any state south of Pennsylvania and east of Texas North Carolina celebrates its beer craftsmanship in April 2014 with the second NC Beer Month. Working in partnership with the North Carolina Brewers Guild, the Division of Tourism is coordinating efforts among breweries, local tourism bureaus, hotels and inns, restaurants, pubs and other venues to highlight beer craftsmanship and the creative communities where it thrives. Read more...

Located in the North Carolina Mountains and right in the midst of the Great Smoky Mountains, Jackson County is the ideal location for your next mountain getaway. Whatever it is you are looking for in your trip, we have it, from great accommodations, including cabin rentals, to wonderful activities, including rafting, hiking, fishing, golf, skiing, and camping. Jackson county creek

Once you’ve found the right place to stay, whether it is a quaint Great Smoky Mountain cabin, or a friendly bed & breakfast, you will be ready to start you adventure in the North Carolina Mountains. If you enjoy fishing, the Tuckasegee River and many lakes and streams offer superb options, or you can take in the mountain scenery and wildlife on one of the area’s many hiking trails. Maybe you want to test your golf game and you can do just that on one of Jackson County’s many classic mountain golf courses. 

Dillsboro LuminariesJourney back to the days of yesteryear as Dillsboro presents its annual Festival of Lights and Luminaries. Experience the magic as the entire town is transformed into a winter wonderland of lights, candles, laughter and song! 2500 luminaries light your way to shops and studios. Horse and buggy rides available each night from 5-8 pm (cost + tips). Shopkeepers provide live music and serve holiday treats with hot cider and cocoa. Carolers sing and children visit with Santa at Town Hall.

When you plan your next mountain vacation to Jackson County and the Great Smoky Mountains, you will want to be sure that you select just the right accommodations for your visit. The options here in the North Carolina Mountains are certainly diverse and offer something for everyone and every budget. There’s so much just waiting for you to enjoy in North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains.


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