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.
SPIRIT OF THE SMOKIES
Annual Spirit of the Smokies Car Show, sponsored by Sylva Rotary Club and Smoky Mountain Cruisers to benefit local non-profits. Categoreis include classic cars, motorcycles, special interest vehicles, modivied street machines, trucks, street rods and farm equipment, with trophies in each category.
HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT
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.
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.
AIRING OF THE QUILTS
Airing of the quilts is a mountain tradition where women would take family quilts off the beds and hang them in the spring sunshine to freshen. This year's featured quiltmaker is Laura Nelle Goebel, a nationally known quiltmaker and teacher. She will be at the museum throughout the day with an exhibit of traditional quilt methods and an ongoing demonstration for visitors to observe and ask questions.There will also be children’s quilting activities, the popular fabric scrap exchange, a quilt pattern and book exchange, raffle and music. Free event.
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.