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Dillsboro to host 9th annual WNC Pottery Festival
The 9th annual Western North Carolina Pottery Festival is coming to Dillsboro, NC on Saturday, Nov. 2.
Over 40 master potters from 15 different states will be on hand to demonstrate their talents and techniques. During the demonstrations, festival attendees will be encouraged to ask questions and interact with the artists.
“Our goal has always been to educate the public on the different processes and techniques in clay,” said festival organizer Travis Berning of Tree House Pottery in Dillsboro.
Festival hours are 10 a.m to 4 p.m, rain or shine. All festival attendees receive a ticket for a daylong raffle, while a silent auction benefits a local charity that provides meals to needy families.
Admission to Saturday’s festival is $3 per person, with children under 12 admitted free.
For more information, visit: www.wncpotteryfestival.com
Oktoberfest to introduce German tradition to Jackson County
The aroma of German food and beer will fill the air when Dillsboro hosts its first annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 26. Several restaurants, including the Jarrett House, Dillsboro Smokehouse, and The Well House Deli, each will feature a German dish and serve Heinzelmännchen Brewery beer.
“We chose to feature Heinzelmännchen beer because they are a local craft beer,” said Mary Hartbarger of the Jarrett House. “That is what Dillsboro is about: local crafts.”
“It is always exciting to have Heinzelmännchen beer put on tap,” said Deiter Khun, owner of Heinzelmännchen Brewery. “Not only is it great for Heinzelmännchen Brewery, it is also great for Dillsboro as well.”
Oktoberfest will last all day and Khun will be visiting Dillsboro from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. He will make visits to the restaurants that will serve Heinzelmännchen beer.
Bradley’s General Store will be featuring German refreshments and entertainment for Oktoberfest.
Dillsboro merchants decided to bring this German tradition to the mountains of Western North Carolina because Heinzelmännchen, a German craft beer brewery, is located near Dillsboro in Sylva, N.C.
For more information on Heinzelmännchen Brewery, visit their website at http://www.yourgnometownbrewery.com
Spend a spook-tacular Halloween in Dillsboro
Wholesome family fun is in store for parents and children alike this Halloween in Dillsboro, North Carolina.
Dress up and enjoy a safe trick-or-treating experience around downtown.
Halloween is a favorite among the local merchants because it gives them a chance to decorate their shop and see all the children (and parents!) in original and classic costumes looking for a treat.
Those who visit the shops have an opportunity to vote for which shop has the spookiest decorations.
Activities begin at 5 p.m and go on till 7 p.m.
There will also be free hayrides brought to you by Jarrett Memorial Baptist Church and music downtown to get people in the Halloween spirit.
Don’t miss out on this special event! It’s a real treat.
Tunnel Mountain Crafts opens in Dillsboro
Located on Front St. in historic downtown Dillsboro, Tunnel Mountain Crafts displays and sells local artisans crafts. Customers can shop from a variety of crafts, such as custom bags, pottery, oil paintings and much more.
“I want to give local artisans a place to display their crafts, and Dillsboro is the perfect town for this shop,” said Tunnel Mountain Crafts owner, Connie Hogan.
Hogan, who resides in Dillsboro, wants to give back to the town of Dillsboro by maintaining a successful business.
Tunnel Mountain Crafts is currently selling Christmas themed crafts, with new items arriving daily.
Stop by Tunnel Mountain crafts during the Pottery Festival on Nov. 2nd to see Hogan demonstrating her pottery skills.
Shop hours are from 10 a.m to 5 p.m Monday – Saturday and 11 a.m to 3 p.m on Sunday’s.
For more information, call (828) 226-3707.