Dear Traveler,
The days are shorter. The nights are cooling off. Close your eyes, and you might be able to smell a turkey roasting. Delicious! And in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for this year’s long summer. I’m also thankful for the fresh views that only start to appear once the leaves have fallen. I’m extremely thankful that the weather is nice enough that I can hit a few trails between Halloween candy and pumpkin pie. Mostly, though, I’m thankful that I get to enjoy all that’s on offer here in the Heart of Adventure and share it with you, my friends.

Let’s get out there and explore it together. What do you say? We’ve still got a few more weeks until the turkey is ready to carve.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

The Adventurist

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This Spud's For You

7th Annual Couch Potato
Blue Ridge Adventures
Saturday, November 2

All that Halloween candy was getting you in shape for something. And this short, but rugged annual mountain bike race might be it. Enjoy audacious climbs, giggling descents and delicious food and brews at the finish line at one of fall’s most beloved mountain biking events. 
Get on track here.
Space Age Holidays

Aluminum Christmas Tree & Aesthetically Challenged
Seasonal Ornament Museum and Research Center
Transylvania Heritage Museum
189 West Main St., Brevard
Wednesday-Saturday, November 9-December 21

Mid-century style may now be shorthand for clean lines and minimal flair, but Brevard’s Aluminum Christmas Tree Museum seeks to shine a (bright, multi-colored, sparkly) light on some of the era’s more flamboyant holiday styles. This impressive collection of aluminum trees, bright lights and kitsch ornaments is a glittery fever dream of retro style and a cherished holiday attraction.
Behold the neon star here.
Llama Said

Hike With a Llama
Earthshine Lodge
November 2, 9 & 16

You know that feeling when you’re headed out on a hike and know you’ve left something behind? A map? A compass? A snack? A llama? If it’s the latter, Earthshine Lodge has got you covered at these delightful afternoon events, where you and your family can hit the trail, enjoy a gorgeous view, play lawn games and drink lemonade with your new long-necked best friend.
Hoof it over here.
The Gift That Keeps On Giving

4th Friday Gallery Walk
Downtown Brevard
November 22

All great art collectors start somewhere. And that may be with the gift of a great, unique piece of art.  So grab your favorite connoisseur, take a stroll through downtown Brevard and start your holiday shopping at this beloved monthly event. 
Find your medium here.
Tell Tchaikovsky The News

The Nutcracker
Brevard Ballet
Sunday, November 24 

One of ballet’s most enduring holiday traditions, this version of “The Nutcracker” is reimagined with a local spin. The classic tale is set at Brevard’s historic Silvermont Mansion in the early part of the 20th century. Tie up your toe shoes and get ready to waltz with the flowers at this magical event. 
Pirouette this way for details.
Also of note in September:
Tribute to Women in the Military
Veteran’s Museum
November 1-30
Wed-Sat, 10a-4p, Sun 1-4p

International Games Week
Transylvania County Library
November 4-9

Women’s Backpacking Weekend
Workshop and Trip

Island Ford Adventures
November 8-10

Sycamore Cycles Swank 65
Pisgah National Forest
Sunday, November 3

Free Community Concert
Porter Center for the Performing Arts
Brevard College
Monday, November 4

Small Wonders, Small Works
TC Arts
November 22- December 20

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