Burnsville, N.C.

Tour proceeds go toward student scholarships at Mayland Community College. Read more


Also attending is Jaki Shelton Green, the North Carolina Poet Laureate. Read more


Brian Gurl and his six-piece band will present “America the Beautiful,” a compilation of classic tunes to celebrate Independence Day. Read more


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Photo by Timothy Duffy

Flemons is a founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, and won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album in 2010. Read more


The Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair and the North Carolina Mineral and Gem Festival serve as a reunion of sorts for those who head to the mountains every year, as well as provide a warm welcome to newcomers. Read more


Memorial Day weekend gathering highlights the art of stringed instrument making. Read more


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Mabyn Ludke

The expo, now in its fourth year, takes place at Burnsville Town Center on Saturday, Feb. 16. Read more


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Max Cooper

The festival, hosted by Burnsville brewery Homeplace Beer Co., will take place September 29 at the Nu Wray Inn and along South Main Street. Read more


Colorful quilts, intricate woodcarvings, jewelry made with local gemstones, woven baskets, metalwork crafted by blacksmiths, furniture, and pottery vessels in all shapes and sizes fill the booths along Main Street in Burnsville, North Carolina. Read more


Nu Wray Inn

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The Nu Wray Inn, western North Carolina’s oldest operating inn, has hosted the likes of Mark Twain, Elvis Presley and Jimmy Carter—and welcomes 2015 under new ownership. Read more



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Those who have thought about writing, wondered how to hook their children on reading, or are just interested in learning about writers and stories of all shapes and sizes should go to the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival. Read more