Cherokee County North Carolina https://www.visitccnc.com/ Tourism Development Authority Tue, 22 Nov 2022 15:53:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 https://www.visitccnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/cropped-favicon-32x32.png Cherokee County North Carolina https://www.visitccnc.com/ 32 32 Winter Wonders in Cherokee County! https://www.visitccnc.com/winter-wonders-in-cherokee-county/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=winter-wonders-in-cherokee-county https://www.visitccnc.com/winter-wonders-in-cherokee-county/#respond Tue, 22 Nov 2022 15:53:00 +0000 https://www.visitccnc.com/?p=2048 Many visitors believe that Fall is the most wonderful time to visit the mountains, and with all the vibrant changing colors, they wouldn’t be wrong. However, the Winter season in Cherokee County is truly magical. The mountain colors may be long faded, but they are replaced by a buzzing energy and joy throughout the communities. […]

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Many visitors believe that Fall is the most wonderful time to visit the mountains, and with all the vibrant changing colors, they wouldn’t be wrong. However, the Winter season in Cherokee County is truly magical. The mountain colors may be long faded, but they are replaced by a buzzing energy and joy throughout the communities. Weekends are packed with festive events, tree lightings, parades, and locally made goodies you can’t find anywhere else! We are happy to share this secret, because trust us, you don’t want to miss out on a Mountain Christmas season!

 

  • Murphy Art Walk- December 2, 2022 (5pm-8pm)- Everyone knows that the December Art walk is the biggest and best of the year! Get all your Christmas shopping done in an evening, plus you can support local artists and vendors! Bundle up and join us Downtown!
  • Murphy Santa Pub Crawl- December 2, 2022 (4pm-9pm)- Join in on a new Christmas tradition filled with holiday cheer! Visit 10 different breweries and restaurants and sample the Christmas delight each has to offer! 
  • Murphy Mountain Christmas Festival- December 2-4, 2022-  You won’t want to miss this 3 day Holiday extravaganza! The streets of Downtown Murphy will be lined with local vendors, local food, and local beer! Santa will also be making an appearance, top the day off with some whipped cream and marshmallows and join in on the Cocoa Crawl!
  • Murphy Christmas Parade- December 3, 2022 (6pm)- As if there wasn’t enough going on in Murphy, you can’t miss this annual Christmas Parade! Guaranteed to be brighter and even more festive than last year! Don’t forget a bag for all the candy you’ll collect! 
  • Andrews Christmas Parade- December 10, 2022 (5:30pm)- There is no better tradition than the Andrews Christmas parade, filled with small town charm and a coziness that keeps you warm in the cold evening! 

 

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Explore the Mountains of Cherokee County on a Scenic Rail Tour! https://www.visitccnc.com/explore-the-mountains-of-cherokee-county-on-a-scenic-rail-tour/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=explore-the-mountains-of-cherokee-county-on-a-scenic-rail-tour https://www.visitccnc.com/explore-the-mountains-of-cherokee-county-on-a-scenic-rail-tour/#comments Wed, 12 Oct 2022 19:45:14 +0000 https://www.visitccnc.com/?p=2001 If you’re looking for an adventurous new way to view the fall colors in the mountains, Andrew’s new scenic rail tour is perfect for a family fun day! This convenient tour is perfect for all ages, hop aboard the rail cart and enjoy the ride up the mountain, experiencing fall foliage, scenic bridge crossings, local […]

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If you’re looking for an adventurous new way to view the fall colors in the mountains, Andrew’s new scenic rail tour is perfect for a family fun day! This convenient tour is perfect for all ages, hop aboard the rail cart and enjoy the ride up the mountain, experiencing fall foliage, scenic bridge crossings, local wildlife, even rivers and waterfalls! Gather the family andpack a lunch to enjoy the day on the rails, for more information or to reserve your tickets click here!

 

 

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Calling All Leaf Lookers- Where to get the Best Fall Views in & around Cherokee County! https://www.visitccnc.com/calling-all-leaf-lookers-where-to-get-the-best-fall-views-in-around-cherokee-county/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=calling-all-leaf-lookers-where-to-get-the-best-fall-views-in-around-cherokee-county https://www.visitccnc.com/calling-all-leaf-lookers-where-to-get-the-best-fall-views-in-around-cherokee-county/#respond Thu, 22 Sep 2022 19:56:55 +0000 https://www.visitccnc.com/?p=1986 The mountains are breathtaking all year around, but especially so in the fall! The patchwork quilt of colors draped across the mountains are vibrant, full and bring visitors to our area from all over the world! We already know you are planning your leaf looking trip, so here are some of our favorite spots to […]

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The mountains are breathtaking all year around, but especially so in the fall! The patchwork quilt of colors draped across the mountains are vibrant, full and bring visitors to our area from all over the world! We already know you are planning your leaf looking trip, so here are some of our favorite spots to get the best views (and Instagram pics) along with a guide to help you plan your trip around peak fall color!

  • Heritage Park Trail- Andrews, NC
  • Panther Top Tower- Murphy, NC
  • The Murphy River Walk- Murphy, NC
  • Wayah Bald Tower- Franklin, NC
  • The Cherohala Skyway- Robbinsville, NC
  • Joyce Kilmer Forest- Robbinsville, NC

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Late Summer & Early Fall Events in Cherokee County! https://www.visitccnc.com/late-summer-early-fall-events-in-cherokee-county/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=late-summer-early-fall-events-in-cherokee-county https://www.visitccnc.com/late-summer-early-fall-events-in-cherokee-county/#respond Thu, 18 Aug 2022 19:12:15 +0000 https://www.visitccnc.com/?p=1954 While we are so looking forward to the crisp fall air and the colorful mountain views, a great vacation is all about enjoying the moment! So we are soaking up all the last bits of warm summer weather we can until we jump into fall! However, we know some of you are already putting out […]

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While we are so looking forward to the crisp fall air and the colorful mountain views, a great vacation is all about enjoying the moment! So we are soaking up all the last bits of warm summer weather we can until we jump into fall! However, we know some of you are already putting out the pumpkin spice scented candles! So we have made a list of the best events and activities to do in Cherokee County that will carry you through late Summer and Fall!

 

  • Tasty Tuesdays in Downtown Murphy– This food truck & live music event is held at the L&N Depot every second and fourth Tuesday of the month through October from 5-8pm!

  • Food Truck Friday– Cherokee County is food truck crazy! Going on its second year, Food Truck Friday is the place to be on the second Friday of every month! Beginning at 5pm with live music, local vendors, and a wide selection of food trucks from all over. Bring a chair and enjoy the evening!

  • Cherokee County Fair– The first annual county fair is being held in Andrews, NC at the Andrews Recreation Park! Join us September 16 & 17 for live music, fantastic food, local vendors, a petting zoo, games and fun for everyone in the family! For more information visit www.CherokeeCountyNCfair.org

  • Murphy Art Walk– A community staple, the Art Walk is a must when visiting Cherokee County! Local artists line the streets of Downtown on the first Friday of every month through December. 

  • The Andrews Opry– A new local artist or band is brought to the outdoor stage at the Andrews Recreation Park every third Friday of the month! Bring a chair or sit in the large Adirondack chairs provided! Pack a cooler of your favorite drinks and enjoy treats from the local food trucks on site! Beginning at 7:30 pm, we’ll see you there!

 

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The perfect summer night is spent under the stars in Andrews, NC listening to live music from local artists, enjoying some great food from a local food truck and an ice cold drink on a warm evening. 

If this sounds like a well spent Summer evening to you then we recommend checking out the Andrews Opry! A live concert held at the Andrews Recreational Park once a month, featuring a different local artist along with various food trucks and family entertainment! All you need to bring is a cooler filled with your favorite ice cold drinks and a blanket or chair to relax in! 

 

Location: Andrews Recreation Park

When: Every 3rd Friday of the month (dates can also be found on our Events Calendar)

Time: 7:30-9:00 PM

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Check off your Summer Bucket List in Cherokee County!

 

Summer is nearing an end, but before the school year begins and the days get shorter, let’s mark off those final bucket list items! We have made the ultimate Summer Bucket List to help you make the most out of the final days of Summer!

  • Whitewater rafting at the NOC

  • Kayak the Valley River

  • Mountain Biking at Piney Knob trails

  • Finish a Monster Milkshake from Mimo’s Ice Cream

  • Try a dish from every truck at Food Truck Friday

  • Enjoy live music in the park at the Andrews Opry

  • Make s’mores by the campfire

  • Walk the whole River Walk trail

  • Hike to the top of Panther Top

  • Play Disc Golf at Heritage Park

  • Try every taco filling at Santo Nino 

  • Buy a new book from the Curiosity Shop Bookstore

  • Try a new Summer drink from the Mason Bar

  • Visit the Murphy Farmers Market

  • Discover a new artist at the Murphy Art Walk

  • Drive a Porsche at with Appalachian Driving Experience

Soak up the last bit of Summer and plan your weekend getaway in Cherokee County today! Visit www.visitccnc.com to help you plan your trip and stay up to date on upcoming events!

 

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A heat wave has hit Cherokee County and with that comes the need for a cool summer treat to help you beat the heat! We rounded up the best sweet spots in the county to help you keep your cool! 

Sweet Tooth- Murphy, NC

Sweet tooth is a local favorite! This Murphy staple has been around for years and they still serve up the best soft serve, milkshakes, and sundaes just like the good ole’ days! This little hidden gem even has a drive through for a quick treat, just don’t forget your wallet because this blast from the past is cash only!

Located at: 658 Andrews Rd, Murphy, NC 28906

Mimo’s Ice Cream & Sweet Treats- Murphy, NC

If you’re looking for something with a twist, Mimo’s is the place to be! Serving up home-made flavors, mega sundaes, boozy shakes, and monster milkshakes stacked high with cookies, snack cakes, candy, s’mores and more! You won’t want to miss these unique treats located in the heart of Downtown Murphy!

Located at: 46 Valley River Ave Suite D, Murphy, NC 28906

Cups & Cones- Andrews, NC

 

A fresh waffle cone is a must at Cups & Cones in Andrews! Choose from a variety of flavors and toppings or try a milkshake or smoothie. Whichever you choose, take a seat outside and enjoy the view of Downtown Andrews!

Located at: 915 Main St, Andrews, NC 28901

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Aside from tons of free outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, and swimming, Summer in Cherokee County is the beginning of outdoor festival season and live music! Check out the list below for free or low cost events to check out on your next adventure to the mountains! 

 

  • Food Truck Friday– Bring your appetite to Andrews! Join us In Downtown Andrews for Food Truck Friday on the 2nd Friday of every month. Enjoy a variety of fresh food made on the spot by local food trucks, local vendors, and live music in the park! 
  • Artwalk– The Artwalk has returned to Downtown Murphy for the Summer and it’s bigger and better than ever! Local artists, vendors, and live musicians line the sidewalks to show off their craft. Come and stroll the streets and soak in the mountain culture!
  • John C. Campbell Folk School Live Concerts & Dancing–  Put your dancing shoes on for weekly live music and dancing at the John C. Campbell Folk School! 
  • J & J Getaway Concert & Camping Series– Enjoy the great outdoors, live music from local bands and musicians and food from local food trucks on site at J & J Getaway! If the night ends too late, book a cabin or a campsite and stay a little longer! 
  • Hometown Celebration Recreation Events– It wouldn’t be Summer without splash contests, horseshoes, relay races, and so many more fun summer activities at the Andrews Recreation Park on July 2, 2022! After the day of festivities, watch fireworks in the park!
  • Fourth of July Festivities– Konaheata Park in Murphy, NC is the place to be on thefourth of July! Hot air balloon rides, a fishing derby, peanut drop, and many more activities will be followed with fireworks in the park that evening!

View our Local Events Page on our website here, to plan your Summer Adventure in Cherokee County!

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Weekend Getaway in the Mountains on a Budget! https://www.visitccnc.com/weekend-getaway-in-the-mountains-on-a-budget/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=weekend-getaway-in-the-mountains-on-a-budget https://www.visitccnc.com/weekend-getaway-in-the-mountains-on-a-budget/#respond Wed, 20 Apr 2022 19:03:11 +0000 https://www.visitccnc.com/?p=1745 Weekend Getaway on a Budget!   The kids are begging for a Spring Break trip and you wouldn’t mind getting out of town yourself, but with the cost of gas, food, and daily life expenses rising, who can afford a spur of the moment vacation right now?! A break shouldn’t cost you an arm and […]

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Weekend Getaway on a Budget!

 

The kids are begging for a Spring Break trip and you wouldn’t mind getting out of town yourself, but with the cost of gas, food, and daily life expenses rising, who can afford a spur of the moment vacation right now?! A break shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg, follow the suggestions below to plan the perfect weekend in the mountains getaway without breaking the bank!

 

Day Activities

The listed activities below are either free or low cost making them affordable for your whole family!

  • The Murphy River Walk– A 4-mile paved loop with several board walks, parks, benches, and covered pavilions along the scenic river front trail.
  • The Cherokee County Historical Museum– With $3 admission for adults and $1 for Children, take advantage of this history lesson right in Downtown Murphy!
  • Panther Top– A scenic 2-mile round trip hike to Panther Top Fire Tower will allow the whole family to soak up the panoramic mountain views!
  • Piney Knob– Bring your bikes to enjoy the various biking trails at Piney Knob! No bikes, no problem. Piney Knob Trails double as perfect nature walk trails, varying in difficulty for all ages. 
  • Nantahala Outdoor Center– Hang up your hammock and spend the day at the NOC. Watch skilled rafters pass by on the Nantahala river and enjoy the various nearby hiking/walking trails. 
  • Spring Festivals in Andrews and Murphy– Plan your weekend getaway around our local Spring Festivals! Packed with local vendors, live music, art demonstrations, and fresh food, your day will be filled!
    • Andrews Spring Fling- April 23, 2022
    • Murphy Spring Festival- May 7, 2022
  • Heritage Park Disc Golf– Spend the morning in Andrews at the disc golf course! Play a fun and challenging game of disc golf or go for a stroll with a mountain view around the course’s gravel track.
  • Food Truck Friday– Beginning on May 13, 2022, visit Downtown Andrews and enjoy food hopping at Food Truck Friday, complete with live music and local vendors.
  • Murphy Art Walk– Beginning May 6, 2022 the sidewalks in Downtown Murphy are closed for local artisans, live music and good food. Shop the sidewalk weekend getaway around our local Spring festivals! Packed with local vendors, live music, art demonstrations and fresh food, your day will be filled! Shop the sidewalks from 5pm-8pm every first Friday of the month.

Restaurants

Give these Local Favorites a try for quick service and quality food on a budget!

  • Main Street USA
  • Santo Ninos
  • Smoky Mountain BBQ
  • Rib Country
  • Maria’s Diner

Special Treats

It’s still vacation! Treat the gang to a sweet treat or a cold drink for mom and dad!

  • Sweet Tooth Ice Cream 
  • Mimo’s Ice Cream & Sweet Treats
  • Snowbird Mtn. Brewery
  • Buck Bald Brewery
  • Fern Crest Winery

 

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Spring is slowly warming up the mountains and with Spring comes all the beauty and adventure Cherokee Country has to offer! To help you plan your next trip to the mountains we have compiled all the best activities, places to eat, and things to do! Your next family vacation is about to be a hit!

For the Outdoorsy Adventure Seeker:

  • Start the day off with a moderate hike to beautiful Panther Top and take in the panoramic mountain views!
  • After your hike, take a quick 15 minute drive back to Downtown Murphy and check out our local outdoor store, Peaceful Trails. Find the coolest Murphy shirts and custom stickers or pick out a handcrafted pocket knife.
  • End the day with a cold, craft beer from Buck Bald Brewing and   enjoy the view of bustling     downtown.   

For the Go with the Flow Wayfarer:

  • Begin your morning with a fresh made breakfast sandwich or homemade muffin and a hot cup of coffee from Cups and Cones in Downtown Andrews. Take a seat and chat with the locals or just enjoy the easy going flow of downtown Andrews.

  • After spending the morning in Andrews, take a 15 minute drive to Downtown Murphy and explore the
  • local book nook, The Curiosity Shop Bookstore. Get lost in    local literature and folk tales or find a newly released favorite!
  • End the evening with a stroll on the Murphy River Walk. Take in the sounds of nature and the relaxing lull of the river. Too stuffed to walk? There are several seating areas and pavilions right on the river so you don’t have to worry about missing the view!

For the Artsy Globetrotter:

  • Start your day off at the Murphy Art Center, viewing locally 
  • crafter art, photos, pottery and much more! Continue your stroll and explore all the locally owned shops and cafes in Downtown Murphy.
  • After a morning of shopping, enjoy the beauty of nature at Two Crows Farm. Pet and feed the friendly alpacas, this is a hit with both children and adults!
  • End your day at The Mason Bar and fancy a specialty crafted drink and dine on their delicious and fun menu! While you enjoy, listen to a local musician perform. Don’t be scared to double dip as they host new performers every night!

If you’re looking for a specific activity, restaurant, or something different altogether feel free to swing by the Murphy visitor Center on your way into town! We can’t wait to see you!                                                                                                                                     

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There is nothing more romantic than a weekend escape to the secluded Appalachian Mountains. We have planned a weekend getaway for you and your loved one, the only thing you need to do is buy the flowers and get in the car and go!

  1. Start your weekend vacay off with a homemade bagel or doughnut and specialty coffee from Rarebird Emporium! While you enjoy, shop around their 2,000 sq. ft. storefront filled with locally crafted goodies!
  2. Continue your easy going day with a mid morning    relaxation session at Infinity Salon and Spa . We recommend the “Honeymoon Suite Package” complete with:   2) One hour massages,   2) Signature Facials, and a soak in the Hydrotherapy tub together!
  3. Carry on the afternoon with a scheduled wine tasting at Valley River Vineyards. Enjoy the scenic wildlife views as you sip by the firepit or while you stroll the outdoor walking trails on site.
  4. Finish off a day of romance at Bistro 29 with a gourmet dinner offering the best cuts of beef, high grade sushi and seafood, and everything in between!

 

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New Businesses in Cherokee County you should check out in 2022! https://www.visitccnc.com/new-businesses-in-cherokee-county-you-should-check-out-in-2022/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-businesses-in-cherokee-county-you-should-check-out-in-2022 https://www.visitccnc.com/new-businesses-in-cherokee-county-you-should-check-out-in-2022/#respond Wed, 12 Jan 2022 20:08:23 +0000 https://www.visitccnc.com/?p=1551 New Year, New Small Businesses to Love! Check out these 5 businesses new to our area! Volt Nutrition Located just outside Downtown Murphy, Volt Nutrition is the home of well over 100 specialty teas, coffees, and protein shakes with names ranging from the “Red High Heel” to “Captain America” and “Golden Girls”. Along with the […]

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New Year, New Small Businesses to Love!

Check out these 5 businesses new to our area!


Volt Nutrition

Located just outside Downtown Murphy, Volt Nutrition is the home of well over 100 specialty teas, coffees, and protein shakes with names ranging from the “Red High Heel” to “Captain America” and “Golden Girls”. Along with the flavorful drinks and fun names, Volt Nutrition offers a friendly, welcoming atmosphere, and a one of a kind refreshment experience!


Olives Porch
Olive’s Porch is a new Folk School community gathering place in downtown Murphy. The location will feature a large classroom, a retail shop showcasing the work of Appalachian artists, and a studio maker space for an artist in residence program. Olive’s Porch will invite locals and visitors to learn about and participate in traditional Appalachian crafts, music, and dance!

Homespun Hobbies
Located in Downtown Andrews, Homespun Hobbies is a warm and cheerful bakery and custom home décor shop. Owned and operated by a mother-daughter duo, these two create fresh homemade treats everyday! We recommend getting there early because they go quick!

 

The Mason Bar
If you’re looking for great live music, a drink, and a good time, The Mason Bar is the place to be! Located in the heart of Downtown Murphy, The Mason Bar is the perfect evening hang out spot to jam out to local musicians and enjoy a tasty cocktail. We can’t wait to see you there!

 

Mountain Mornings Café
Coming to Downtown Murphy in late 2022, Mountain Mornings Café is the perfect brunch spot! Serving monster pancakes, hot coffee, and all other things that make breakfast wonderful. Come enjoy the downtown view while you sip your morning coffee!

 

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Too Cold Out? Check out these Fun Spots instead!

Cherokee County Historical Museum
Escape indoors to the Cherokee County Historical Museum, filled with rich history on the Cherokee Indians, the blue marble court house, what downtown Murphy looked like in the 1950s and so much more! With so much history and knowledge you’ll easily lose track of time!

Christmas Window Display Cruise
Grab a coffee or hot chocolate to go and cruise downtown Murphy! Enjoy all the twinkling lights and unique Christmas displays in each window!

Shop Marketplace Antiques
Get lost in Western Carolina’s largest consignment shop! Marketplace is open 7 days a week and has an array of antiques and hand crafted items, enjoy a look into the past through the maze of Marketplace Antiques.

The Murphy Art Center
Explore the MAC when the winter cold gets too fierce! The MAC offers several art galleries and various mediums such as sculptures, wood carving, painting, photography and so much more! All art has been created locally and if you find something you just can’t part with, most items are available for purchase.

Blue Ridge Olive Oil Company
Visit the Blue Ridge Olive Oil Company and explore their locally crafted selection of olive oils! With hundreds of flavors to choose from, grab a few and head back to the cabin to create a feast!

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Fun Local Events You’ll Want to Join! https://www.visitccnc.com/locals-blog-post/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=locals-blog-post https://www.visitccnc.com/locals-blog-post/#respond Mon, 22 Nov 2021 17:28:03 +0000 https://www.visitccnc.com/?p=1435 If you’re looking to live like a local on your next trip tp the mountains, check out these fun events and get to know the natives! Christmas Scavenger Hunt in Downtown Murphy The annual Downtown Murphy Christmas Scavenger Hunt is a joy for all ages! Participating local businesses will have a hidden ornament in their […]

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If you’re looking to live like a local on your next trip tp the mountains, check out these fun events and get to know the natives!

Christmas Scavenger Hunt in Downtown Murphy
The annual Downtown Murphy Christmas Scavenger Hunt is a joy for all ages! Participating local businesses will have a hidden ornament in their business for shoppers to discover. Once they have found the ornamen, shoppers can enter in the drawing for gift cards to downtown businesses!

Beginning November 26- December 15


Locals’ Night Out at Ferncrest Winery

Don’t let the title fool you, this weekly event is for all! Come and enjoy locally crafted wine and good conversation with locals and visitors alike!

Every Thursday 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Trivia Night at Hoppy Trout
Hand crafted pizza, locally brewed beer, and lighthearted trivia! We can’t think of a better combination! Come and enjoy good food, drink, and competition at the Hoppy Trout in Downtown Andrews!

Every Wednesday 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Live Music at Rarebird Emporium
A hot cup of coffee on a cold evening paired with live music from a local artist! Fill your evening with this delightful combination and join us at the Rarebird Emporium!

November 27- 7:00 pm

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Local Winter Events to Support this Year! https://www.visitccnc.com/local-winter-events-blog/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=local-winter-events-blog https://www.visitccnc.com/local-winter-events-blog/#respond Fri, 12 Nov 2021 21:28:02 +0000 https://www.visitccnc.com/?p=1428 Christmas on Main– Christmas on Main in Andrews, NC is an annual event in Downtown Andrews joining hundreds of local vendors, crafters, and musicians. This is the perfect opportunity to find one of a kind Christmas gifts and support local artisans! Saturday, November 20, 2021 10 am – 5 pm Magic on Main Christmas Parade– […]

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Christmas on Main– Christmas on Main in Andrews, NC is an annual event in Downtown Andrews joining hundreds of local vendors, crafters, and musicians. This is the perfect opportunity to find one of a kind Christmas gifts and support local artisans!
Saturday, November 20, 2021 10 am – 5 pm

Magic on Main Christmas Parade– The town of Andrews hosts its annual Magic on Main Christmas parade in the heart of downtown Andrews. This is the perfect family friendly Christmas event, filled with candy and joy for all!
November 27, 2021- 5:30 pm

Christmas Art Walk– Downtown Murphys monthly Art Walk dons Christmas Flair for the month of December! A great opportunity to shop local and soak in some mountain culture.
December 3, 2021- 5:00 pm

Downtown Murphy Christmas Scavenger Hunt– Join us in Downtown Murphy for a Christmas Scavenger Hunt with local participating businesses! Each business will have a hidden Christmas ornament for shoppers to discover. Once they find the ornament shoppers can enter in the drawing for gift cards to downtown businesses. Perfect for parents and kids alike to join in the search!
November 26, 2021 – December 15, 2021

Murphy Christmas Parade– Christmas continues in Murphy with the annual Christmas parade! This is a family friendly event, the fun will continue after the parade with the Tree Lighting in the center of Downtown Murphy!
December 4, 2021- 6:00 pm

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