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
Show your love for small businesses. Dillsboro is celebrating with sales and demonstrations; eight great restaurants and over twenty shops.
LIGHTS & LUMENARIES
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
March 31, 2018
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
FRONT STREET ARTS &
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.
SUMMER ARTS & CRAFTS MARKET
Over 60 artisans displaying and demonstrating their hand made arts and crafts. Family entertainment and food.
YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL