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Wednesday, 18 October 2017 00:00

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‘Plow Day & Harvest Festival’

The annual “Plow Day & Harvest Festival” will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Darnell Farms in Bryson City.

This old-fashioned event is a hit with the entire family. Music jam, food, crafts, pumpkin patch, hayrides, and old-time farming demonstrations. $10 parking. Get lost in our very own themed Corn Maze. There will be fresh made mountain barbecue, as well as pumpkin pies and apple pies for sale. Stock up on all our homegrown fall decorations, and choose from 25 different varieties of pumpkins, gourds, and decorative squash.



• The Spirit of the Smokies Classic Car Show sponsored by the Sylva Rotary will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, in Dillsboro. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Over 100 classic cars and other vehicles.

• “Laughing Balsam Sangha,” a meeting for Mindfulness in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, meets will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Mondays at 318 Skyland Drive in Sylva. Included are sitting and walking meditation, and Dharma discussion. Free admission. For more information, call 828.335.8210, and “Like” them on Facebook.

• Sneak E Squirrel Brewing (Sylva) will host the Jackson County Corn Hole Association on Monday evenings ($5 buy in, 100 percent payout), Karaoke with Captain Moose from 7 to 11 p.m. on Tuesdays, Trivia at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and a Guitar Hero Tournament at 7 p.m. on Thursdays. 828.586.6440.

• There will be a free wine tasting from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 21 and 28 at Bosu’s Wine Shop in Waynesville. or 828.452.0120.

• A free wine tasting will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 21 and 28 at Papou’s Wine Shop in Sylva. or 828.631.3075.

• Free cooking demonstrations will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturdays at Country Traditions in Dillsboro. Watch the demonstrations, eat samples and taste house wines for $3 a glass. All recipes posted online.

• The Peanuts Pumpkin Patch Express will depart at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 20 and 27, and noon and 3:30 p.m. Oct. 21-22 and 28-29 at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in Bryson City. On board the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, guests will hear a narration of Schulz’s “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” as the train travels to the Pumpkin Patch. Upon arrival, passengers will be greeted and have a photo opportunity with Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy. Activities to enjoy at The Great Pumpkin Patch will include: campfire marshmallows, a coloring station, temporary tattoos, trick or treating, bouncy house, hayrides and live musical entertainment. For tickets, visit or 800.872.4681.

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