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Dear Traveler:

It’s getting hot out there, which means it’s high time to slide into a mountain stream and drift on down through the dog days. Here at The Adventurist HQ, we’re planning to spend as much of August floating, splashing, sliding and sunning as possible. But those aren’t the only ways to celebrate the steamy end of the season. Transylvania County has events to keep you occupied, art to get you inspired and great music to float to, whether or not you want to bother with inflating your inner tube. The fun is really heating up, so no need to play it cool. There’s plenty to pack in before September.
Catch you downstream, 
 The Adventurist

Smokey Bear's 71st Birthday
Cradle of Forestry
Saturday, August 1
10am - 1pm

With games, singing, fire-fighting equipment, birthday cake and an appearance by the famed, furry, forest-fire-fighting guest of honor, this party promises to be a real beast of a good time.   

Get Your Bear-ings, here


Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony
Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium
Brevard Music Center
Saturday, August 1

Ken Lam conducts the Brevard Sinfonia and guest mezzo soprano, Courtney Miller, for an exciting program featuring Ravel’s “Sheherazade,” Hindemith’s “Symphonic Metamorphosis,” and Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No.4.”
Settle your score, here

"The Miracle Worker" 
Brevard Little Theatre
56 Jordan St, Brevard
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
August 7-23

William Gibson’s beloved Tony-winning play tells the story of young Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan. The talented performers at Brevard Little Theatre bring this classic tale of friendship, communication and mutual understanding to life.


Learn more here.


Falconry: The Sport of Kings
Pisgah Field School
Cradle of Forestry
Saturday, August 8

Get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures at this amazing afternoon workshop. Licensed falconers Peter Kipp and Jeff Curtis will give participants a short lesson on the history and art of falconry before a flying lesson with live raptors on the Cradle of Forestry grounds. 


This way is for the birds.

5th Annual Mountain Gourd Gathering
Family Life Center
Highway 276 South, Cedar Mountain
August 13-15

This amazing three-day event allows the masters of the decorative gourd a chance to ply their trade and train a new generation of gourdtastic crafts people. Interested artists can sign up for a variety of classes and then join their instructors and fellow students for post-studio meals in town. 

Get your gourd on here for more information.

Evenings at PARI
Friday, August 14

So long as traveling at light speed remains outside our technological limitations, the fastest way to get your intergalactic fix is to drop in at this event and add a little science back into your science fiction.  Lectures, tours and (weather permitting) stargazing should sate appetites until the Death Star is fully operational.
This way to the stars.

A Prairie Home Companion
Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium 
Brevard Music Center
Saturday, August 15

Garrison Keillor’s live radio variety show has brought great music, hilarious comedy and the news from the idyllic, fictional hamlet of Lake Wobegon to public radio listeners for more than forty years. This year’s coast-to-coast “America The Beautiful” tour will find Keillor joined by singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz, a slew of talented musicians, and the whole host of hilarious characters as they bring Prairie Home Companion to the Whittington-Pfohl.
Tune in here for more details

Forest to Fork
Pisgah Field School
Saturday, August 22
10am - 1pm

Looking for the perfect ingredient to add to your next campsite dinner party? Whet your appetite while wandering trails in Pisgah National Forest with herbalist Laura Gardner as she identifies what delicious things might be growing there.
Start your culinary adventure here.

Fourth Friday Art Walk
Downtown Brevard
Friday, August 28
5 - 9pm

Take to the charming streets of historic downtown Brevard at twilight and visit some of our favorite local galleries. Shop. Hear live music. Taste a little wine. Maybe find a new piece for your home collection.
Get inspired here
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