EASTER HAT PARADE
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.
FRONT STREET ARTS &
Over 50 juried regional artisans, food, music & dance! Jewelry, pottery, staqined glass, fiber art, leather craft watercolors, felting and more. Enjoy the J Creek Cloggers, Sugar Barnes, The Sea Notes, Andrew Danner, Dusk Weaver, and the Junior Appalachian Musicians, and Dillsboro community Drumming. Silent auction benefitting The Community Table of Jackson County; hourly raffle for items and gift certificates from merchants.
ARTS & CRAFTS MARKETS
Vendors line Front Street and shops are open. Come experience the best of the region's arts, crafts and culinary delights.
YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL
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
WNC POTTERY FESTIVAL
LIGHTS & LUMENAIRES
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.