Make Bryson City Part of Your 2016

The New Year is a time reflection, gratitude and making plans for what the coming months will hold. We plan to live better, eat better, exercise more, love more; the list goes on and on! This year, when you are making resolutions and setting goals for the coming months, why not include a trip to the […]

Celebrate Halloween in Bryson City

Looking for something fun to do in Bryson City on Halloween? This small really knows how to celebrate! It has been a long summer season and folks are ready to let their hair down and have a good time. If you are looking for some autumn revelry, there are plenty of great options to choose […]

Guest Appreciation Festival this Weekend at Nantahala Outdoor Center

It’s that time of year again! This weekend, Nantahala Outdoor Center will host their annual Guest Appreciation Festival featuring tons of fun activities, great deals on new and used gear, arts and crafts, lots of great bands and of course, the famous Gear Marketplace. If you have never been to GAF, as it is affectionately […]

Viewing Elk in the Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has an abundance of wildlife and it is a real treat to get to see a bear, deer or elk during your visit. You will, of course, want to get photos of these beautiful creatures but it is important to make sure you do so safely. We have covered bear safety in previous […]

Nantahala Brewing Company Celebrates 5 Years

Come on down to Nantahala Brewing Company this weekend to help celebrate the 5-year anniversary of our award-winning hometown brewery! For the past 5 years, Nantahala Brewing Company has contributed to our community in so many ways! There is always great live music, exciting events and fundraisers to benefit the community and 2 huge screens […]

Music Festival at Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center

Celebrate the beginning of summer in the Southern Appalachians with music, dance, food and mountain arts and crafts at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center! From 11a.m. until 5p.m. on Saturday, May 16th there will be a music festival featuring local musicians, dancers, the Heritage Alive Mountain Youth Talent Contest and a jam session with […]

Local Artist Highlight – Allyson Gernandt

Allyson Gernandt is an amazingly talented Silversmith here in Bryson City. Her artistic aim is to create jewelry that “just fits” you – who you really are, not just the outfit you are wearing. The result is that she has created an amazing and diverse collection of nature-inspired jewelry with everything from simply beautiful everyday […]