US Open Whitewater Slalom and Wildwater Competition Next Weekend

  On Saturday and Sunday, March 26th and 27th, Nantahala Outdoor Center will be hosting the Nantahala Racing Club Whitewater US Open Slalom and Wildwater Competition. During this southeastern classic event hosted by Nantahala Racing Club, elite paddlers,up-and-coming youth and junior athletes and even a few ambitious amateurs run a challenging slalom course through the [...]

By |2016-03-18T15:23:10+00:00March 18th, 2016|Roughing it in Style|

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 [...]

By |2015-12-29T19:44:36+00:00December 29th, 2015|Roughing it in Style|

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 [...]

By |2015-10-26T17:56:04+00:00October 26th, 2015|Roughing it in Style|

USA Whitewater Slalom Nationals This Weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, October 9th and 10th, Nantahala Outdoor Center will be hosting the USA Canoe and Kayak Whitewater Slalom Nationals. During this event, elite paddlers as well as up-and-coming youth and junior athletes will run a challenging slalom course through the Nantahala Falls in hopes of winning the title of Whitewater Slalom National [...]

By |2015-10-08T16:48:55+00:00October 8th, 2015|Roughing it in Style|

Bear Safety – What to do if You Encounter a Bear

In light of recent reports of an aggressive bear near Mt. LeConte this week, its not a bad idea to go over bear safety once more. Black bears are a big attraction here in the Smoky Mountains. They are beautiful and generally peaceful animals that would really rather avoid contact with humans. But make no mistake - [...]

By |2015-05-29T18:39:41+00:00May 29th, 2015|Roughing it in Style|

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 [...]

By |2015-05-08T14:48:12+00:00May 8th, 2015|Roughing it in Style|

Swain County Farmer’s Market Open for the Season

Swain County Farmer’s Market Opened on Friday, May 1st! Every Friday from 9a.m. until noon, you can visit the Farmer’s Market in Bryson City to stock up on fresh conventional and organic produce, baked goods, gluten-free items, local honey, plants, handmade bath products and essential oils, beautiful handcrafted jewelry, handmade toys, pottery and lots of [...]

By |2015-05-04T16:22:51+00:00May 4th, 2015|Roughing it in Style|

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 [...]

By |2015-04-27T16:27:36+00:00April 27th, 2015|Roughing it in Style|

Local Business Highlight – It’s A Girl Thing

When you are in downtown Bryson City, take a few minutes to pop into It’s A Girl Thing and check out their adorable new offerings for Summer. You will be sure to find something unique, fun and absolutely adorable for that special little girl in your life. It is a great place to shop for clothing, [...]

By |2015-04-24T16:12:59+00:00April 24th, 2015|Roughing it in Style|