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Haywood Happenings

It's heating up over here in the WNC mountains! Whether you're trying to find a way to cool off or itching to soak up all that summer sun, there's an even perfect for you here in our little corner of North Carolina. Here are some "Haywood Happenings" to keep you busy this week:

  • Jesus Christ Superstar at HART

    The classic rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar has made it's way to Haywood County! Performances will be held at HART from now through the end of July. For tickets, show times, and more, visit:


  • Smokin' in the Valley Barbecue Festival

    Head on down to the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds this Friday & Saturday (7/22-7/23) and taste some of North Carolina's best BBQ! Tickets are $6 a piece or $10 for a 2-day pass for adults ($1 for children) and get you 2 ounce samples of pork from each participant. Can you say YUM?? Cole slaw, baked beans and samples of local wines will also included with soda, water, and Budweiser products sold nearby. For the live music lineup, tickets, and more info, visit:


  • Happy Wanderer's Hike to Devil's Courthouse

    Spend your Thursday morning waking up with a beautiful hike to the top of Devil's Courthouse on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The hike is short, only a 1 mile round trip, but a little strenuous for those who aren't used to hiking at 5500 feet above sea level. This is a free event, open to whoever wants to join! Meet at the Senior Resource Center in Waynesville on 7/21 at 6:30am to get your daily dose of nature!


  • Folkmoot USA

    The Annual Folkmoot USA Festival starts this week! The 11-day long celebration has its official kick off Thursday, 7/21, at EagleNest Entertainment Center in Maggie Valley at 6pm with the Friends of Folkmoot Gala. It's a little pricey, with its cheapest option being 2 tickets for $150, but that includes international food & drinks, 10 group performances with over 200 dancers, and more! For tickets to the event & a calendar of all the events to follow, check out their website at:


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