Western North Carolina Labor Day Events 2018!

 

 

 

Cherokee Bonfire
August 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Imagine you’re gathered around a roaring bonfire, the occasional spark shooting high into the night sky, as a strong but gentle voice begins a story you’ve never heard. As the drama builds, you’re nearly breathless, your own heartbeat matching the occasional beat of the hand drum the storyteller uses. Drawing from a rich oral tradition dating back millennia, the Cherokee Bonfire series runs throughout the tourism season, and is an enchanting way to interact with the rich details of the Cherokee people and their stories. Get your room reserved in Cherokee, grab a blanket and someone close to you, and enjoy a cultural experience only Cherokee can offer.


Date:
August 31
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Website:
http://visitcherokeenc.com/events/detail/cherokee-bonfire/
Venue
Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds
Intersection of 441 and Hwy 19
Cherokee, NC 28719 United States + Google Map
Phone:
800-438-1601
Website:
http://visitcherokeenc.com/events/detail/cherokee-bonfire/

 

14th Annual Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention
August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Experience a perfect Labor Day Weekend on the banks of the Yadkin River being surrounded by mountain music, dance, food and beautiful scenery. Festival music features Pam and Brett Riggs, The Sunny Mountain Serenaders, and Jason Cade along with cakewalks and simple mountain dances ($5 adults, ages 15 & under free). Gates open for primitive camping on Thursday.


RockFest 2018
September 1 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Celebrate the gem and mineral heritage of the mountains in the spectacular home of 12 historic mines! Enjoy a picnic or live music in the tent both days!

Gem mining, mine tours, gold panning and mineral collecting will be available (for a fee) all day long both days. At 10:00 AM each day kids help feed the Rainbow Trout inside the Bon Ami Mine. A free talk and guided hike each day at 11:00 AM will lead to a small but historic “hidden” mine. Catch a mountain-music concert under the tent at Noon each day followed by others during the afternoon, with 7 great toe-tapping groups over 2 days. Join us at 1:00 each day for a fascinating talk at the entrance to the Big Deal Mine. At 3:00 PM daily a second guided hike leads to another “hidden” mine and to view old mining equipment.

Children (12 and under) will enjoy a free Kid’s Treasure Hunt both days. While at Emerald Village be sure to explore all 10 levels of the Discovery Mill exhibits, including a Music Museum, a Black Light Exhibit, a model railroad display, and lots of good old antique junk!

After a day of fun on Saturday, come back for a special Black Light Mine Tour at 8:30 PM ($15 Adults/$10 Students). Enjoy colors hidden underground that few have ever seen! Bring your camera for some awesome photos! RockFest at Emerald Village is a great way to celebrate the end of summer in a unique setting in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains!

 

14th Annual Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention
September 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The weekend ends with a Sunday concert featuring an all-star lineup of folk, blues, gospel, old-time, Cajun and bluegrass musicians including the Kruger Brothers, The Harris Brothers, Strictly Clean and Decent, Irish folk music plus other performances and workshops.

RockFest 2018
September 2 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Celebrate the gem and mineral heritage of the mountains in the spectacular home of 12 historic mines! Enjoy a picnic or live music in the tent both days!

Gem mining, mine tours, gold panning and mineral collecting will be available (for a fee) all day long both days. At 10:00 AM each day kids help feed the Rainbow Trout inside the Bon Ami Mine. A free talk and guided hike each day at 11:00 AM will lead to a small but historic “hidden” mine. Catch a mountain-music concert under the tent at Noon each day followed by others during the afternoon, with 7 great toe-tapping groups over 2 days. Join us at 1:00 each day for a fascinating talk at the entrance to the Big Deal Mine. At 3:00 PM daily a second guided hike leads to another “hidden” mine and to view old mining equipment.

Children (12 and under) will enjoy a free Kid’s Treasure Hunt both days. While at Emerald Village be sure to explore all 10 levels of the Discovery Mill exhibits, including a Music Museum, a Black Light Exhibit, a model railroad display, and lots of good old antique junk!

To find out more check out Blue Ridge National Heritage Area

After a day of fun on Saturday, come back for a special Black Light Mine Tour at 8:30 PM ($15 Adults/$10 Students). Enjoy colors hidden underground that few have ever seen! Bring your camera for some awesome photos! RockFest at Emerald Village is a great way to celebrate the end of summer in a unique setting in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains!

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