Dear Traveler: 

Did you catch that eclipse? That sure was something, wasn’t it? The white squirrels haven’t stopped talking about it. It was an historic high in what has been a truly extraordinary summer season up here in Transylvania County. Fall may be just around the corner, but we’ve got plenty of warm days and sunshine left to enjoy. So before you pack up your shorts and stow your sunhat for next season, remember September has plenty to recommend it—from adventure to art to what might be one of the best line-ups ever and one of the best music festivals around (admittedly we’re biased). This is a beautiful time of year. Enjoy it with us.


See you on the trail, 

The Adventurist

(Whitewater Falls pictured)

Back in Brack(en)

Bracken Mountain Races
Saturday, September 2

This day-long, multi-race event offers a little something for everyone, from 1-mile family fun walk/run to 12k running and biking races. The races conclude with a full-on festival at Squatch Bikes and Brews with live music, food and drink vendors, exhibits and much more.  


Best your best time here.

Hi Ho the Derry-O

Farm Fair
Transylvania Farmer's Market
Corner of Jordan and Johnson Streets, Brevard
Saturday, September 2


It’s almost harvest time, and while you’re getting in line for fresh delicious produce, homemade crafts and delicious food, take a few moments to help celebrate all the local farmers that make this popular weekly event so awesome. Enjoy vendor and educational booths, contests, activities and live music by the Crooked Pine String Band.


Pick up your shopping list here 

Make History

Founders Day Fair
Transylvania Heritage Museum
185 W Main St, Brevard
Saturday, September 2

Brush up on your local history at this ninth annual celebration of Transylvania County’s past and present with live music, clogging, food, kid-friendly activities, craft demonstrations and a Founders Walking Tour (10:30-11:30am) that will offer up an insider’s view of downtown Brevard’s most famous (and infamous) historical residents.


Time Machine line starts here.

Twilight Time

Discovery at Dusk Canoe Trip
Headwaters Outfitters
Saturdays, September 2-30

Sunset paints magnificent colors across the western horizon and enlivens the landscape with shadows. A canoe trip at twilight gives passengers a rare and evocative opportunity to listen as birdcalls turn to the chirping crickets and the river reflects the activity of the sky. Expect a relaxing, rewarding and rather romantic view of the world in transition as you paddle down the French Broad River and into the evening.


Slip into the current here.

Reel Good Time

Orvis Fly Fishing 201
Davidson River Outfitters
95 Pisgah Highway, Pisgah Forest
Sunday, September 8

Ready to level up in your fly-fishing game? The folks at Davidson River Outfitters are ready to help you get there with this intermediate workshop on casting skills, fly selection and knot tying. Then, you’ll have a chance to try out your new skills with a full hour of fishing.


Cast your line out here for more information.  

No Strings Attached

The Mountain Song Festival
Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium
Brevard Music Center
September 8-10

For its first few years, the Mountain Song Festival was one of the best-kept secrets in the music world. Local bluegrass superstars, the Steep Canyon Rangers, curated the schedule, invited some of their friends and filled Brevard Music Center with some of the best bluegrass, Americana, folk and roots and roots music you’d hear just about anywhere. These days, the secret’s out, and this 12th Annual event promises to be the biggest yet, with an extraordinary three-day line-up, featuring The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Hot Rize, Shannon Whitworth, Mipso and many others (including the Rangers themselves). Tickets are going fast, so get yours now.


The show starts here

Song Craft

"Great American Tapestry: The Many Strands of Mountain Music"
Transylvania County Library
212 S Gaston St, Brevard
Thursday, September 14

Take a movie night and catch this screening of David Weintraub’s excellent new documentary tracing southern mountain music from its birth and evolution through the blending of Scots-Irish ballads, African-American string bands and traditional Native American music. Discussion with filmmaker and refreshments will follow.


Find your seat here

You've Been Framed

Fourth Friday Gallery Walk
Downtown Brevard
Friday, September 22 

All great art collectors start somewhere. So grab your favorite connoisseur and take a stroll through the shops of galleries of downtown Brevard for this beloved monthly event. Sip wine, sample delicious food and find the absolute perfect piece to add to your soon-to-be storied collection.


Show off your superlative taste here. 

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