The town of Burnsville serves as a showcase for the arts, provides exceptional shopping and dining, as well as festivals and performing arts programs throughout the year. Many events and festivals take place on Burnsville's beautiful town square, including the historic Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair that takes place the first Friday & Saturday in August.
With the highest average elevation of any county in North Carolina, Yancey County is home to six of the tallest peaks east of the Mississippi. One of these peaks, Mount Mitchell, is the highest point in eastern America, with an elevation of 6,684 feet. The county is skirted by the Appalachian Trail and surrounded by protected national forests.
Use our Explore Burnsville site to explore what our area businesses have to offer, to explore the natural beauty of Yancey County. This is your compass.