Combined 100 Voice Choir Presents 'My Heart Longs for Christmas' :: Sunday, December 14 & Monday, December 15 at 7pm :: click here for more info!

- published 8/21 (Larry) old link: http://www1.cfnc.org/applications/NC_Community_College/apply.html?application_id=1527

Click for Franklin, North Carolina Forecast

Arts & Entertainment Greening Up the Mountains

The 14th annual Greening Up the Mountains festival took place Saturday, April 23, in downtown Sylva.

This free festival celebrated the arrival of spring in the mountains, when the greening leaves work their way up the Great Smokies. It also celebrated the greening of the environment, with information about sustainable living and presentations by environmental groups.

click here for the photo gallery ]

Festival-goers participated in a full day of activities, including a parade, live music on two stages, 5K road race, displays from local artisans, a variety of food vendors, plus a children’s area with face-painting, a giant inflatable slide and other activities.

New this year was a “market square” providing open-air space for farms, CSAs, nurseries, beekeepers and others to showcase traditional agricultural practices.

The music lineup featured a trio of headliners: The Freight Hoppers, Vertigo Jazz Project and Big House Radio, along with local favorites: Marshall Ballew, Dan River Drifters, John-Luke Carter, Total War and the Buchanan Boys.

The popular youth talent show returned, along with performances by the Cullowhee Valley Cloggers and students from Triple Threat Performing Arts Academy.

Here are more images from the festivities!





Share


Weekly updates in progress!

Grab your FREE copy of the
Macon County News
& Shopping Guide
on newsstands today

The Macon County News
holiday deadlines for
classifieds, display ads
& editorial copy:

– Friday, Dec. 26 for the
Tuesday, Dec. 30 issue

Note: MCN will NOT publish the week of Christmas!

Macon County News is now on:
Find the Macon County News on Facebook! and Find the Macon County News on twitter!
Facebook   Twitter