Dear Traveler: 

The warm weather has continued a little later this fall. As a result, the leaves have hung on for a few extra weeks. My fellow adventurers have been able to squeeze in some truly spectacular hikes, rides and paddles.


But cooler weather is just around the bend. You can feel it in the chill of the evening and hear it in the quiet of the morning. The holidays are coming and perhaps a little winter weather, but you still have a chance to get out and explore before it’s time to stick the turkey in the oven. There’s plenty to be thankful for up here in Transylvania County—forests, waterfalls, white squirrels, the Steep Canyon Rangers—but we’re even more thankful when you come up and enjoy it with us.


Pass the gravy, 

The Adventurist  

Let the Good Times Roll

International Game Day
Transylvania County Library
212 S Gaston St, Brevard 
Friday, November 3 

Join a global community in celebrating all the best board games, puzzles, card games and tabletop adventures at this all-ages afternoon extravaganza. Enjoy good company, free snacks and exciting trips around the board.


Play on here.

Pedal Down

Swank 65
Sycamore Cycles

Sunday, November 5 


This rugged, challenging mountain biking event bills itself as “racing at its most primeval.” Participants should expect tough climbs, hair-raising descents and some magnificent landscapes in and around Gloucester Gap in Pisgah National Forest. Spaces are limited, so interested racers are encouraged to sign up soon.


Get spoked here.  

Corinne Stillwell
String Theory

Brevard Music Center's
First Mondays Concert Series
Porter Center for the Performing Arts
Brevard College
Monday, November 6

Brevard Music Center presents the November edition of this beloved free concert series featuring celebrated violinist Corinne Stillwell and pianist Deloise Lima. The midday program will include classic pieces from Mozart, Prokofiev, Bloch and others.


This way to your seats

"Woodn't" It Be Nice

Block Party at the Lumberyard
King and W. French Broad Streets, Brevard
Saturday, November 11 

An area of town once known more for heavy construction than high culture, Brevard’s Lumberyard Arts District has transformed into a thriving hub of galleries and live music venues. And there’s no better chance to get a sense of the place than at this all-afternoon celebration that combines live music, food, open houses and what you can expect to be a fantastic time.


Build up your enthusiasm here

Globetrotting in Perfect Time

World Celebration
Brevard Philharmonic
Porter Center of the Performing Arts
Brevard College
Sunday, November 12

Acclaimed guest conductor Nick Palmer will lead the Brevard Philharmonic on a musical trip around the world with a rousing program that includes pieces by Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Schumann and John Williams. The orchestra will be joined by celebrated cellist Sang-Eun Lee.


Join the jet set here.

Dinner for the Beasts

A Bounty for Wildlife
Cedar Mountain Community Center
10635 Greenville Highway, Cedar Mountain
Tuesday, November 14

Thanksgiving season means we humans think a lot about feeding ourselves. However, Land Management Biologist David Stewart seeks to draw attention to how food plots protect our region’s most distinctive wildlife, from songbirds right up to black bears, at this fascinating lecture.


Study up on the habitat here.

Simply Fantastic

Nature Nuts: Foxes
Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education
Thursday, November 16

Curious about these furry, bushy-tailed, fairy tale-friendly creatures? Explorers aged 4-7 looking to outfox their friends will learn just about everything there is to know at this free morning class.


Put your paws on more details here

Shop O'Clock

Holidayfest at the Farmer's Market
Corner of Jordan and Johnson Streets, Brevard
Saturday, November 18

Kick off the holiday season with this delicious seasonal market event. Drink hot cider, sample sweet treats, listen to live music, get gift ideas and participate in a fun scavenger hunt.


Swing into the spirit of things, here.

Serious Sugarplum Situation

"The Nutcracker"
Jones Auditorium 
Brevard High School
Sunday, November 19

Follow the adventures of a young girl and her beloved nutcracker in this classic holiday tale with a decidedly local spin by the talented members of the Brevard Ballet.


Tutus and tiaras this way.

A Feast for the Senses

Brevard's Thanksgiving Gallery Walk
Downtown Brevard
Friday, November 24

Feel like you may have overindulged on the bird on Thanksgiving Day? Well, this popular local event is a great way to walk off some of that dressing while you take a gander at some fantastic local art. Sip wine, see the sights and maybe get a few shopping ideas for upcoming seasons.


Step into the season, here.

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