|Programs and performances at Wild Acres.
These Hills" is an outdoor drama about the life
and history of the Cherokee people from the 1540ís through 1838
and the forced removal to Oklahoma in 1838 of almost all of the
Cherokees from the area. The story about the infamous "Trail
of Tears" includes the colorful Eagle Dance. Performances are
|Since 1952, the outdoor drama
Horn in the West has portrayed the settlers' struggles
in the 1700's. The musical production is in Boone.
on the Mountain: the oldest on-going all day gospel sing left
in the southern Appalachians, church bazaar, and dinner on the grounds.
|Rhododendron bloom peaks in late June.
Summer: Artistsí performing in Boone at Appalachian State
University call 1-800-841-ARTS.
concerts at Warren Wilson College in connection with the Swannanoa Gatherings'
one week workshops on topics such as guitar, the dulcimer, contemporary
folk, and Celtic music.
|Traditional Music in the Blue Ridge Mountains
at Flat Rock Playhouse -- "The State Theater of NC"-
and one of the top ten summer theaters in the country. It is
located near Carl Sandburg's home on the west side of Hendersonville.
Games at MacRae Meadows are the largest games outside Edinburgh. The nearby Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, held for the past 52 years and second in size only to those in Edinburgh, are scheduled each July.
|The Craftsman's Fair of the Southern Highlands,
held since 1948 under auspices of the Southern Highland Handicraft
Guild at the Asheville Convention Center in Asheville, is a good
place to meet the artisans, some of whose work is available only
at the Fair.
Chere Music and Arts Festival in Asheville is the largest street
festival in the Southeast.
|The North Carolina Mineral and Gem Festival, which has been held for 50 years, in nearby
Spruce Pine is among the top 5 in the nation. International
rock hounds set up in a field, and gemstone and jewelry specialists
fill a huge gymnasium.
Annual Grandfather Mountain Amateur and Professional
Camera Clinic attracts amateurs and top