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!
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.
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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.
ART IN MONTEITH PARK
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, Jimmy's Italian Ices and much more.
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
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 & LUMINARIES
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.