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Calendar of Events - Waynesville
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- Melange in the Mountains
Sample the culinary talents of some of Western North Carolina's most regarded restaurants. The ticket prices are $40/person and includes all food and wine made by the participants. This event is put on by the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce at The Gateway Club in Waynesville from 5:30-8:30.
Thursday, April 5, 2012 www.haywood-nc.com
- Quick Draw
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.
Saturday, April 28, 2012. www.wncquickdraw.com
- Taste Of Chocolate
If you love chocolate you won't want to miss out. An evening of sweet delights to benefit the Haywood-Jackson Volunteer Center. Taste of Chocolate welcomes chefs from local restaurants, bed and breakfasts, inns and home kitchens to create their best desserts with a chocolate theme. Maggie Valley Country Club
Saturday, April 21, 2012
- Art After Dark
Downtown Waynesville Galleries & Studios remain open late the First Friday Evening each month, May through December. Demonstrations, artist's receptions, music & more. 6-9pm.
Starting Friday, May 4, 2012
- Block Party
Downtown is Alive at Night, 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. Saturday, May 26, 2012 and Saturday, September 1, 2012
- 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.
Saturday, June 9, 2012 10am-5pm Main Street.
- Mountain Street Dances
Downtown is Alive at Night. Put on your cloggin' & square dancin' shoes and enjoy an old-fashioned mountain hoe down! Live mountain music, demonstrations and instruction by local clogging teams. Refreshments available, in front of the historic Haywood County Courthouse.
Friday, July 6, July 20, and August 3, 2012 6:30-9pm.
- Stars and Stripes Celebration
Main Street, shops & restaurants open, sidewalk sales, live music & entertainment, refreshments, fun for all ages throughout the downtown area.
Monday, July 4, 2012 11am-3pm.
- Folkmoot USA
Folkmoot USA, The State International Festival of North Carolina, is a two-week celebration of the world's cultural heritage through folk music and dance. Held each summer across the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, Folkmoot features performances, a parade and workshops by up to 350 performers from ten to twelve countries.
Friday, July 20, 2012-Sunday, July 31, 2012 www.folkmootusa.org
- Folkmoot USA Parade
Main Street, Dancers and musicians from around the world will parade down Main Street to the Haywood County Courthouse for the opening ceremonies of FOLKMOOT USA.
Friday, July 20, 2012@ 1pm
- International Festival Day
Main Street, Haywood County Arts Council and FOLKMOOT USA join together to present a daylong extravaganza of music, dance, crafts and food from around the world.
Saturday, July 21, 2012 10am-5pm.
- Blue Ridge Breakaway
The Blue Ridge Breakaway is an adrenaline pumping ride through county lanes, scenic byways and the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The ride begins at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center which is conveniently located off of Interstate 40 and Highway 23/74. This event is sponsored by the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce. With a variety of routes specifically designed for riders of all skill levels, the Blue Ridge Breakaway is sure to please. Beginners and avid cyclists alike will find challenging rides to meet their individual needs.
Saturday, August 18, 2012 www.blueridgebreakaway.com
- 40th Annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival
Two evenings filled with hundreds of talented artists providing the best in Mountain Music & Dance. "Open tent" begins at 5pm on Fri & Sat, the Main Stage Show follows at 5:30pm until... Tickets available at the Junaluska Administrative Office, Haywood County Arts Council & at the door.
Stuart Auditorium, Lake Junaluska, Friday and Saturday, August 31-September 1, 2012 call 452-1688.
- 28th Annual Church Street Art and Craft Festival
Main Street is transformed into an art & craft marketplace for this one-day event; widely known as one of the finest juried art shows in the region. Live mountain music & clogging, entertainment, food.
Saturday, October 13, 2012 10am-5pm.
- 22nd Annual Apple Harvest Festival
Main Street. Live mountain music & dance, craft & demonstration booths, apples, cider, fresh fried pies and other apple delicacies.
Saturday, October 20, 2012 10am-5pm.
- Holiday Open House
A Holiday Tradition on Main Street. Enjoy the sights, scents & sounds as the holiday season begins in our festively decorated shops and galleries.
Sunday, November 17, 2012 Noon-4pm
- A Night Before Christmas
Come share our Holiday Tradition downtown. Live music and caroling, Santa, old-fashioned wagon rides, storytelling, poetry, luminaries & more. Shops, galleries and restaurants remain open until 9pm.
Saturday, December 8, 2012