Festivals & Events

BBQ & Blue Grass, Fire on the Mountain Blacksmithing Festival, Troutacular!, Rhododendron Festival, Gem & mineral Show... there's no shortage of things to do in the mountains!

Fire on the Mountain Blacksmithing Festival

This annual event is fun for all! Held usually the last weekend in April participants can see demonstrations, participate in fun booths and eat some terrific food! Its held in the historic downtown area Spruce Pine and is hosted by Penland School of Crafts and Spruce Pine Township.

Spruce Pine Festivals

Spruce Pine is the county seat and has any number of events and festivals throughout the year. Use this link to find out!

Bakersville Festivals

In addition to the Rhododendron Festival usually held every June, Bakersville has other fun festivals. Click this link to learn more!

BBQ & Bluegrass Festival

Usually held  in August, the BBQ and Bluegrass festival is a popular annual event!

Spruce Pine Gem & Mineral Show and Mine Tours

Typically held in August, if you are a rock hound this event is the one for you! It is one of the largest in the nation!

Penland School's Annual Benefit Auction

Held usually the second weekend in August, this gala affair for art lovers and collectors is the school's main fundraiser. It is a much anticipated stunner for the season!

http://penland.org/support/annual_auction.html

 The Rhododendron Festival in Bakersville is a fun event. Roan Mountain is stunning any time of year!

The Rhododendron Festival in Bakersville is a fun event. Roan Mountain is stunning any time of year!