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Heritage Arts Summer Festival

The Heritage Arts Summer Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at Southwestern Community College in Bryson City.

This inaugural event will feature many of the potters from the Heritage Arts ceramics program at SCC selling pottery in a wide range of styles and decorative techniques. There will also be crafters selling woodwork, quilts jewelry, knitted items and baked goods. Doug Hubbs will be demonstrating pottery throwing throughout the day. 



Is your BBQ the best?

There is an open call for participants for the annual “Beer, Wine & Swine Competition” during the “Smokin’ in the Valley” WNC BBQ Festival on Friday, July 24.

The amateur competition is open to all backyard barbecue enthusiasts, restaurants, and caterers for no entry fee. The prize for best barbecue includes a trophy and a $250 check. 

Public tickets to taste test in the “Beer, Wine & Swine” are $10. Each ticket holder will receive beer or wine samples with their food. Tickets are first come, first serve.

To compete in, or get a ticket to the Beer, Wine, and Swine event, contact Teresa Smith at 828.926.1686 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Cataloochee hosts ‘Way Back When’ dinner 

The “Way Back When” trout dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 3, at the Cataloochee Ranch in Maggie Valley. 

The dinner showcases a hearty meal, music, storytelling and atmosphere of a 1930s Appalachian trout camp. Enjoy a wagon ride across the ranch property amid the authentic re-creation of Mr. Tom and Miss Judy Alexander’s first fishing camp. 

Tickets for the event also includes food and beverage. The dinner will also be held July 17 and 31; Aug. 14 and 28; and Sept. 4 and 25.

828.926.1401 or 800.868.1401 or 


Sk8way summer camp

The Smoky Mountain Sk8way & FUN ZONE will be hosting a summer camp from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 15 to Aug. 7 in Waynesville.

The Sk8way has once again partnered with area teachers and specialists to offer a fun, affordable, healthy and safe summer day camp experience for kids who've finished kindergarten through sixth grade. With “Skate, Learn, Play” as the theme, this year the summer camp has gone the extra mile to become an officially licensed camp by the State of North Carolina which allows them to accept subsidized payments from Southwestern Child Development. 

The Sk8way has also added a 5,000-square foot outdoor park for the kids to play in, new games, field trips and daily activities, as well as a nutritious breakfast and lunch provided by the Haywood County School System. 

The camp offers flexible scheduling to work with parent’s schedules and summer vacations. Camp hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Full time enrollment (4-5 days a week) is $110 and part time is $90 (1-3 days a week). Parents can choose the days and weeks they want their child to attend. Part-time campers are accepted according to availability. There is a $60 enrollment fee to reserve your child’s space for summer and comes with a camp T-shirt that the campers are asked to wear on the off site activity days. Registration is currently under way.




• The Beach Party Fundraiser will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 10, at the Laurel Ridge Country Club in Waynesville. Limbo contest, hula-hoop contest, beach games, and more. All proceeds go to REACH of Haywood County for the programs they provide to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse. Tickets are $75. 828.246.9209 or

• Jackson County resident and local historian Joe Rhinehart will give a presentation about the history of downtown Sylva at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at the Historic Jackson County Courthouse in Sylva. Guests are encouraged to bring their own pictures and stories of downtown. The event is being put on by the Jackson County Genealogical Society. Free. 828.631.2646.

• The SMPCC’s third annual barbecue will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. July 11 at the Bloemsma Barn in Franklin. Silent auction, children’s activities, and more. Live music by Johnny Webb & The J.W. Band. $15 for adults, $7 ages 5-10 or $45 family meal. 828.349.3200.

• The “Way Back When” trout dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 3, at the Cataloochee Ranch in Maggie Valley. The dinner showcases a meal, music, storytelling and atmosphere of a 1930s Appalachian trout camp. 828.926.1401 or 800.868.1401 or 

• The H Bar M Rodeo will be from 5 to 10 p.m. July 3-4 at the Haywood County Fairgrounds in Lake Junaluska. Bull and bronco riding, barrel racing, roping, and more. or 828.400.1704.

• The Taste of Local Flavors will be from all day Thursday, July 2, at Mad Batter Food & Film in Sylva. The fundraiser will showcase dishes made with locally grown produce, meats, eggs and cheeses. Proceeds go to the Jackson County Farmer’s Market. The Mad Batter itself will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. the day of event. 

• The Mountain Street Dance will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 10, in front of the Historic Courthouse in downtown Waynesville. Old-fashioned mountain music and clogging, with instruction offered to any and all. Free. 

• The “Swinter at the CRP” will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 7 and 9 at the Canton pool. Normal hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3. 828.648.2363.

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