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FRONT STREET ARTS &
CRAFTS SHOW

Third Saturday each June
June 16, 2018
10 am - 4 pm

The Front Street Arts & Crafts Show features some of the best regional artisans.  There are over 40 booths to display the hand-made craftsmanship of artists from around the region, along with family entertainment and festival food.

ART IN MONTEITH PARK
Third Saturday each August
Saturday, August 16, 2018
10 am - 4 pm

More than 40 booths of hand-made, local arts and crafts in a park-like setting. Entertainment will include The Maggie Valley Band and the J. Creek Cloggers. Spark the Fairy will be there to entertain the children. Also, balloon entertainment, NGN 52 wood fired pizza, Chili Chomper authentic Mexican food, and Frozen Monkey shaved ices.

The Appalachian Women's Museum will be open to welcome visitors who want to get an idea what life was like back in the day. Free admission to festival and museum. $3 parking.

YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL
Second Saturday in September
September 15, 2018
9 am - 3 pm

Free art activities for the whole family, such as sidewalk chalk, mural painting, weaving, tile mosaics, chalk pastel drawing, take-home art projects, and more. Professional artists will be demonstrating their crafts. Entertainment and food. No pets please. Parking is limited; carpooling recommended. Bring your imagination and creativity and have FUN! Held at Jackson County Green Energy Park. More info

COLORFEST!
October 6, 2018
10 am - 4 pm

This unique historic town welcomes over 40 local demonstrating artists who will line Front Street with colorful art and demonstrate their work. Enjoy meeting and talking with local artists. All the while surrounded by the spectacular beauty of the mountains. Church Street will be sectioned off for food booths.

HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
5-7 pm

Trick or treat around downtown, enjoy games at Dogwood Crafters & hayrides provided by Jarrett Memorial Church.

WNC POTTERY FESTIVAL
First Saturday each November
November 3, 2018
10 am to 4 pm

Celebrating the pottery of Western North Carolina. This annual festival takes place along Front Street. This juried event features the works of more than 40 master potters from across the region. Potters on hand to demonstrate throwing and raku firing. Website




SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
Thanksgiving Saturday
Saturday, November 24, 2018

Show your love for small businesses. Dillsboro is celebrating with sales and demonstrations; eight great restaurants and over twenty shops.

LIGHTS & LUMINARIES
First & Second Fridays & Saturdays
December 2018: 7, 8, 14, & 15
5 pm to 9 pm
 
Adapted from an old Scandinavian custom of lighting the way for the Christ child, more than 2,500 candles in small white bags line the streets and every storefront is aglow with Christmas lights and decorations.

Shopkeepers hold "Open House" and serve coffee, warm cider, hot chocolate and home baked goodies and stay open late to accommodate holiday shoppers. Horse and buggy rides available. Even Santa Clause fits a trip to Dillsboro into his busy schedule to listen to the children's gift requests.

EASTER HAT PARADE
Easter Saturday
April 20, 2019
2 pm
 
Led by a fleet of restored antique cars, followed by the many hat contestants and featuring the Easter Bunny, the parade begins in front of the Town Hall on Front Street. Get your face painted! Make a hat and come join the parade! Last-minute entrants very welcome.

Awards are announced after the Parade. Ribbons are given for the Prettiest, Funniest, Largest, Smallest, Most Unusual, Most Easter-like, Best Smelling, Cutest, Most Outrageous, Best In Show and "Poofiest" hats among other unusual categories. There is even a ribbon awarded to the Best Animal in Show!

Fashion your own hat, 10 am - 1:30 pm at Dogwood Crafters on Webster Street. Easter egg hunts (by age group) also start there beginning at noon. Registration for the parade starts at 11 am, with parade at 2 pm.

View Our State magazine's video of a previous Easter Hat Parade here. Video by Jerry Wolford.

Check us out on UNC TV, NC Weekend.

 
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