Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair

 

Friday & Saturday, August 5 – 6

Burnsville Town Square

  60th Annual 

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Mount Mitchell State Park

Centennial Celebration August 27 – 28 with park programs, special events, music & vendors 

 
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Carolina Mountains Literary Festival

 

 

Journey Out.  Journey In.

  

September 8 – 10, 2016

Thursday – Saturday

 

11th Annual

 

 

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Old Timey Fall Festival

 Saturday, September 24 

Burnsville Town Square

10am to 4pm

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Lodging

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Inns and B&Bs

Restaurants & Pubs

 

 

 

 

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Weekend Getaway

Whether you’re hiking and camping in the mountains, or attending a performance at Parkway Playhouse, or coming to an event like the Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair or Carolina Mountains Literary Festival, there’s always a good day waiting for you in Burnsville, especially for travelers who like to discover their own journey.

 

Shops & Galleries

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Park your car and stroll along Main Street and Burnsville Town Square to visit shops, galleries and restaurants.

 

 

 

Things to Do

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Burnsville Town Square

Since 1834

 

 

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Fastest Internet in North Carolina

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With speeds up to one gig per second for uploading and downloading, Burnsville has lightning-fast Internet. 

Mount Mitchell State Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mount Mitchell

Mount Mitchell is the highest mountain East of the Mississippi River, and the first state park in North Carolina.  In 1915, state lawmakers from Yancey County introduced legislation in Raleigh to create a new state park on the high peak.  A year later, officials laid out the boundaries and began to operate the new park, named after Dr. Elisha Mitchell, a UNC professor and explorer who died on the mountain in 1857, and is buried on the summit.

 

Art Galleries

 

 

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Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair

 

 

 

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The 60th annual Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair will be held August 5-6, 2016 on Burnsville Town Square with arts, crafts, food vendors and live music throughout the event.    9am – 5pm

 

 

Entrepreneurs

 

 

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With high-speed Internet, affordable real estate, and nearby Interstate-26, Burnsville is the perfect location to start a new business, or expand or relocate an existing one.

Visitor Center

 

 

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New Telescope Gateways

Public Art Project

 

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The new telescope gateways into Burnsville are part of a public art project designed to highlight the area’s amazing concentration of artists and crafters, and to connect with the astronomy park being built in Yancey County. 

 

Parkway Playhouse

70th Season!

 

 

 

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Winter Wonderland

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Naturally Inspiring

Yancey County is home to waterfalls, campgrounds, backroads, hiking trails, clean rivers, and six of the 10 highest peaks in Eastern America.

  Professional Creativity

The Toe River region, which takes its name from the Native American word, Estatoee, is home to hundreds of artists, crafters, musicians and writers.  Many of them are members of TRAC, the Toe River Arts Council.

Toe River Artists

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