Welcome to Burnsville
A unique mountain town that values ideas, individualism, creativity and discovery.
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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.
With speeds up to one gig per second for uploading and downloading, Burnsville has lightning-fast Internet.
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.
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
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.
The Burnsville Metric, a 61 mile bike race through Burnsville and Yancey County, takes place April 30, 2016. It begins at 9am on Town Square. Registration is held the morning of the race.
Yancey County is home to waterfalls, campgrounds, backroads, hiking trails, clean rivers, and six of the 10 highest peaks in Eastern America.
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.