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3rd Saturday in June
June 17, 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.

Saturday, August 19, 10 am - 4 pm

Over 40 artisans displaying and demonstrating their hand made arts and crafts. Family entertainment and food.

Monday, August 21
Area events start Friday, August 18

Experience this extremely rare celestial phenomenon! At 2:35 pm on Aug. 21 Dillsboro residents and visitors will have a chance to watch as the moon moves fully in front of the sun for the first time in 26 years. The Town of Dillsboro will have a stellar view of one of nature's most visual displays followed by a couple minutes of complete darkness. Starting Friday, August 18, you'll find fun events throughout the county – from free concerts to festivals, to merchant specials and even a Midnight Run. Learn More

3rd Saturday in September
September 16, 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

October 7
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.

Tuesday, October 31
5-7 pm

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

1st Saturday in November
November 4
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

Thanksgiving Saturday
Saturday, November 25

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

1st Two Fridays &
Saturdays in December
December 2, 3, 9, 10
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

Easter Saturday
March 31, 2018
2:00 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!

Come early at 10:30 am to Dogwood Crafters on Webster St. where you can fashion your own hat. Easter egg hunts (by age group) also start there beginning at 10:30 am. Registration for the parade starts at 11 am.

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

Check us out on UNC TV, NC Weekend Show, April 3, 2014.

Also, Dogwood Crafters will present an Authentic English Tea at the Jarrett House at 1 pm. Tea, finger sandwiches, fruits and savories will be served on fine china, with the artisans from Dogwood preparing the delicacies. Wearing of hats is encouraged! $15 per person; reservations & payment in advance required. Learn more

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