Cherokee Heritage Day
Saturday, February 11 from 11 am to 5 pm
Saturday, March 11 from 11 am to 5 pm
The Museum of the Cherokee Indian will host a new program series called Cherokee Heritage Day on the second Saturday of every month, beginning in January. This event—free and open to the public—will feature hands-on activities, storytelling, dance, and cultural demonstrations, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Each month will offer something different, so people can visit on a regular basis and continue to learn about different aspects of Cherokee history and culture. In Cherokee language, January is Dunolvtanv, the windy month. In honor of this theme, blowguns, flutes, and storytelling will be featured throughout the day.
Cherokee Heritage Day builds on the success of Native American Heritage Day, which was held at the Museum last November, as part of Native American Heritage Month.
For all dates and event schedule, click here.
Wedding Planning at Sawyer Family Farmstead
Established in 1993, the Sawyer Family Farmstead is part Christmas Tree farm and part mountain paradise. This unique special event location is nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina on the Highlands/Cashiers Plateau overlooking Lake Glenville.
Just 6 miles from the Village of Cashiers, we invite you to experience Sawyer Family Farmstead’s unique and welcoming location.
Eighty lush acres of rolling hills, breath-taking views of Lake Glenville, fields of Christmas trees, accents of grapevines and blueberry bushes are framed by mountain laurel and rhododendron to make a beautiful setting for any special occasion.
Mother Nature provides the magnificent scenery.
The Sawyers provide the setting and expert planning and hosting to make your event memorable.
Sawyer Family Farmstead
240 Chimney Pond Rd
Glenville, NC 28736
Valentine’s Songwriters in the Round
Annie Sellick, Pat Bergeson and Henry Hipkens @ Balsam Mountain Inn
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Nashville-native jazz vocalist Annie Sellick has performed and recorded with most of her heroes (including Joey DeFrancesco, Bela Fleck and Mark O’ Connor), enjoyed stardom in her hometown and toured nationally and internationally. But perhaps her best quality is the organic sincerity she exudes from the stage, hooking an audience into the stories of the songs she sings. Annie is a mainstay at the major jazz venues in Nashville, where she has performed with all of Music City’s jazz artists, including Beegie Adair, Jeff Coffin, Rod McGaha and Fleck.
As versatile a harmonica player as he is a guitarist, Bergeson moved to Nashville upon Chet Atkins’ request to join his band and has since performed and recorded with a long list of chart toppers and cult favorites including Lyle Lovett, Madeleine Peyroux and Wynonna Judd. Pat’s style incorporates jazz, blues, rock and finger style. Widely known for session work, he has been in the studio with Lyle Lovett, Alison Krauss, Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, Dolly Parton, Peter Frampton and many more.
Well known for his modern standards, Hipkens is a Nashville songwriter whose songs have been recorded or performed by Ricky Skaggs, Pam Tillis, Tim O’Brien, Maura O’Connell, Claire Lynch, Robin and Linda Williams, Maryann Price and Trout Fishing in America. He performs regularly at the Bluebird Café in Nashville, and has three CDs of his own; “Demos”, “Snow Day” and “Modern Standards”.
Lots of Lodging Options! Where to Stay in the Smoky Mountains
The Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina invite you to come out to play. Plan the best swimming, fishing, hiking, biking, rafting, crafting, museum hopping, golfing, horseback riding vacation you've ever had! There are so many beautiful places and amazing adventures waiting for you here, so you'll need help planning what to do and where to stay in the Smoky Mountains.
No matter the size of your party, two to twenty, couples or groups, young or seniors, children or children at heart, Western North Carolina offers lots of wonderful lodging options just waiting to be discovered. We've got the information you need to help you decide where to stay in the Smoky Mountains.
North Carolina's Smoky Mountains
Smoky Mountain Host is located in Western North Carolina in the Great Smoky Mountains. Smoky Mountain Host provides Western North Carolina travel guides, family travel activities, and attractions in Clay, Cherokee, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, and Swain Counties as well as the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation.
Plan your family vacation, romantic getaway, destination wedding, or a day in the wilderness with Smoky Mountain Host. You will find lodging that fits your style and budget, shops that sell everything from souvenirs to exquisite mountain crafts, and exciting outdoor adventures for everyone in the family.
Our Western North Carolina attractions include Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, The Factory, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Harrah's Casino, Oconaluftee Indian Village, John C. Campbell Folk School, Gem Mining, Golfing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Canoeing/Rafting, Snow Skiing, and Arts & Theatre. These are just a few of the adventures awaiting for you in Western North Carolina.
This website and our FREE travel guide provides information on Western North Carolina, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and Waterfalls. Communities in Western North Carolina include Andrews, Asheville, Balsam, Brasstwon, Bryson City, Candler, Cashiers, Cherokee, Cullowhee, Dillsboro, Fontana Dam, Franklin, Hayesville, Highlands, Maggie Valley, Murphy, Nantahala, Otto, Robbinsville, Scaly Mountain, Sylva, Waynesville, and Whittier.