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Why is Everyone Wearing Pajamas?

It's that time of year again! The town is teeming with families strolling the sidewalks in their PJs. While it may be an unexpected sight, it is just that time of year again in Bryson City. Time for the Polar Express! Yes, it's time to put on your favorite pajamas and hop aboard! Sing along [...]

By |2019-01-25T21:23:08+00:00December 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|

It is Springtime in the Smokies

Dogwood : photograph courtesy of local artist Drew Campbell After a long, cold Winter, Spring will soon arrive in Bryson City! Already we are seeing bright yellow, white and purple hues as the Spring ephemerals start popping up. Soon, the trees will start to blossom as well. The streams and rivers are running high, luring [...]

By |2019-01-25T21:24:57+00:00March 17th, 2014|Roughing it in Style|

All Aboard the Polar Express!

Put on your favorite pajamas, step aboard and sing along with dancing chefs, elves and of course, Santa himself on the Polar Express! The train departs from the Bryson City Depot and begins the trip to the “North Pole” Dancing chefs travel through the cars serving hot chocolate and singing songs from the Polar Express [...]

By |2019-01-25T21:25:39+00:00November 17th, 2013|Roughing it in Style|

Don’t Miss NOCtoberfest this Weekend!

This weekend, Nantahala Outdoor Center, located just west of Bryson City, will host its annual fall celebration, NOCtoberfest. The festival will feature great German-themed food and beverage specials, lots of fun contests and games and of course, the unforgettable Great Pumpkin Pursuit. What is the Great Pumpkin Pursuit, you ask? It is a free-for-all through [...]

By |2019-01-25T21:25:40+00:00October 25th, 2013|Roughing it in Style|

We’ve Got Beautiful Fall Color in Bryson City!

When planning an autumn trip to the Great Smoky Mountains, most people are concerned about when the peak of the color season will be. This is a difficult question to answer because the truth is, with the wide variety of trees, elevations and microclimates in the Smoky Mountains, our leaf season can last for weeks. [...]

By |2019-01-25T21:25:40+00:00October 20th, 2013|Roughing it in Style|

You can’t “Shut Down” Fall in Bryson City

The leaves are beginning to change here in Bryson City! Fall is a magical time in the Smokies; the temperatures are cooling, the skies are a clear Carolina blue. Leaves crunch under your feet and swirl into the air behind passing cars. Afternoon breezes create showers of red, yellow and orange leaves all around and [...]

By |2019-01-25T21:25:40+00:00October 10th, 2013|Roughing it in Style|

Explore Local Heritage at the Cherokee Indian Fair

This week, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is hosting a festival to celebrate the culture and heritage of the Cherokee people that have lived in this area since before recorded time. The festival will feature carnival rides, games, local arts and crafts, locally grown produce, baked goods, live music, traditional games and contests, storytelling [...]

By |2019-01-25T21:25:41+00:00September 30th, 2013|Roughing it in Style|

NOC’s Guest Appreciation Festival

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 gear swap. If you have never been to GAF, as it is affectionately called, [...]

By |2019-01-25T21:25:41+00:00September 27th, 2013|Roughing it in Style|