No matter where you travel in Yancey County, North Carolina, the naturally inspiring beauty of our mountains is close by. With the highest average elevation of any county in North Carolina, we are home to six of the tallest peaks east of the Mississippi, including the highest, Mount Mitchell. Bordered by the Blue Ridge Parkway to the southeast and the Appalachian Trail to the northwest, the area is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. From lush forest lands to tumbling rivers, Yancey County provides countless opportunities for outdoor adventures. You’ll also discover working art and craft studios and art galleries tucked throughout our scenic mountains.
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Dig In! Empty Bowls Dinner @ Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church
Sep 30 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join your friends and neighbors for our biggest fundraising event of the year. Come and enjoy delicious homemade soups, breads, and desserts, along with live music by Smokey Joe and the South Toe Syndicate.
Parkway Playhouse “The Great Gatsby” @ Parkway Playhouse Theatre
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Money, class, romance, and corruption collide as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s quintessential take on the American dream comes to life on stage. Opulent parties, passionate affairs, jealousy, and murder are tangled together in this powerful story.
The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t @ Burnsville Town Center
Nov 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t is an annual after Thanksgiving tradition play.