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Dear Traveler:

Autumn in the mountains is a regular feast for the senses. Cool breezes, warm sun, the closing performance of the Great Leaf Extravaganza and the scent of smoke and spice and holidays just around the corner. It’s enough to tempt the taste buds and whet the appetite for what comes next--whether that’s another trip down the single-track or a second helping of pumpkin pie (and I don’t mind if I do, thank you very much).


Transylvania County is a delightful place to wile away the weeks, days and hours before the turkey comes out of the oven. We have plenty to be thankful for--beautiful weather, gorgeous scenery, fantastic music, exquisite art, excellent adventure and of course, all our visitors, no matter who they are, no matter where the come from and no matter what they choose to explore once they get here.  We hope you have as much fun as we do.

Happy Turkey!

The Adventurist 
(Mill Shoals Falls pictured)

Hands On

TC Arts Invitational Gallery Exhibit: 
   Sculpture Invitational +1
TC Arts Council
349 S. Caldwell Street, Brevard
November 1-18
Acclaimed local sculptors invite a fellow sculptor to create and exhibit their works in this one-of-a-kind gallery event. Wonder at the marvelous technique while finding inspiration and perhaps a new favorite work for your personal collection.
Art Here for more details. 
Life Is Tweet

Backyard Birding
Pisgah Center For Wildlife Education
Saturday, November 5


Want to get a little insight into the feathered friends hanging out in your yard? Come to this fun, informative class and learn a little about identifying and attracting birds, as well as capturing your favorites on film. Ages 14 and up.


Interest beaked? Fly over here for more info. 

Go For Boat

Sea Kayaking the Jocassee Gorges
Headwaters Outfitters
25 Parkway Road, Rosman

Thursdays, November 3, 10, 17
Paddle through one of National Geographic’s “Last Great Places on Earth” on this all-day, sea kayak adventure guided by the folks at Headwaters Outfitters. From secret waterfalls to idyllic covers to spectacular watery vistas, Lake Jocassee’s northern end offers a truly one-of-a-kind experience. All equipment, transportation and gourmet lunch provided.
Row, row, row this way for more details.
Gobble, Gobble

Eco Explorers: Turkeys
Pisgah Center For Wildlife Education
November 7 and 17
This fun, educational, seasonally-appropriate class dares to ask “What’s the deal with turkeys, anyway?” Learn all there is to know about these poultry pals and construct your own turkey call. Ages 8-13
Flock over here for more information. 
Potayto, Potahto

The Couch Potato
Pisgah Forest

Saturday, November 12

Some are born to greatness. Others reluctantly rise (off the sofa) and up the trails of this epic mountain bike race. A gorgeous course full of cursing climbs and giggling descents through a dramatic landscape, but short enough for the not-exactly-elite mountain bikers to give it a go. Delicious food, cold beer and a warm bonfire waits at the finish line.


Channel surf this way for more details. 

The Road Less Traveled

Swank 65
17th Annual Sycamore Cycles Swank 65

Pisgah Forest
Sunday, November 13


This rugged, challenging mountain biking event bills itself as “racing at its most primeval.” Participants should expect tough climbs, hell-raising descents and some magnificent landscapes located a long way from civilization and largely untouched by it.


Get on track here. 

Mellow Cello

Brevard Philharmonic Present Dvořák
Porter Center for the Performing Arts
Brevard College
Sunday, November 13

Israeli-American cellist, Amit Peled, will join the Brevard Philharmonic to play the Dvořák Cello Concerto on the actual 1733 Goffriller cello once played by the legendary Pablo Casals at this extraordinary matinee event.


Scope out the orchestra here. 

Shine On, You Crazy Diamond

ATOM Exhibit
Transylvania Heritage Museum
November 12-December 22

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. And nothing says holiday spirit like quaint traditions of questionable taste. That’s the idea behind the Aluminum Tree and Aesthetically Challenged Seasonal Ornament Museum (or A.T.O.M.), whose dedication to preserving the timeless majesty of the aluminum Christmas trees has been delighting visitors since 1997.


Glitter up here. 

Walk Like a Brevard-ian

4th Friday Art Walk
Downtown Brevard
Friday, November 25
What do you get for the person that has everything? A one-of-a-kind treasure you’ll find in a gallery while strolling through the charming streets of historic downtown Brevard. Get a jump on your holiday shopping, while sipping wine, eating snacks, seeing the sights and enjoying the pleasures of our picturesque small town.
Get on the good foot here.
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