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Upcoming Events in Burnsville, NC


OCTOBER 15, 2019

The Holiday season is approaching, and we are planning our December events. We need your help to make it happen. As in the past, the success of our events has largely been due to the contributions of our sponsors who have helped by their financial support to these events. Last year the money you contributed went to Santa Claus Night at the Burnsville Town Center and the Burnsville Christmas Parade. Your donations help with the rental of Burnsville Town Center, treat bags, cookies and hot chocolate, pictures with Santa, and fun activities for the children. It will also help keep the Burnsville Christmas Parade a no cost event and to have WKYK broadcast the parade. In past years we had up to 300 children at Santa Claus Night and we would like to continue with this tradition. 

As a sponsor, your organization is sure to receive exposure from media campaigns and all promotions from the events. You will also gain exposure from the audience attending Santa Claus night and the Burnsville Christmas Parade. We have several sponsor levels.  Please contact Jaime here at the Chamber (682-7413) for more details on how you can help.



We are also seeking nominations for Grand Marshal of the Burnsville Christmas Parade. The Parade is held on December 7th at 1pm. Nomination forms are available at the Chamber Office or by emailing info@yanceychamber.com. For more information call 682-7413.

"Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America." ~ James Joyce

THIS DAY IN HISTORY - 1881 - 1st American fishing magazine, American Angler published. (No one believed a word that was printed in the magazine)

And now for the news.....

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Wednesday, 10/16 @ 1:45 Music Jam

Thursday, 10/17 @ 1:45 Reel Time Lucy

Friday, 10/18 @ 1:45 Tom Sparks

Saturday, 10/19 @ 1:00 Town & Country

Saturday, 10/19 @ 3:00 Bear Wallow

Sunday, 10/20 @ 1:00 Jerry Pearce

Sunday, 10/20 @ 3:00 Rewind


Hayrides and Dance Demos every Saturday & Sunday

For more information visit WEBSITE

High Peaks Hosts Open House at Fire Tower Oct. 19


Join the NC High Peaks Trail Association for a special treat when the club hosts an Open House at the Green Knob Fire Tower off the Blue Ridge Parkway on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors should have grand views of the vibrant fall color from the observation deck and cabin, both of which are normally locked for safety and security reasons.


To reach the tower, park at the Green Knob Overlook at Mile 350.4 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. From there, walk about 100 yards north to the access trail, which is marked with a sign and begins with a set of steps visible from the Parkway. Please use extreme caution when walking this short distance along the Parkway as distracted, speeding drivers are all too common on the Parkway.

The hike to the tower is only about ¼ of a mile but the footing is uneven in places and the overall elevation gain is 300 feet, so the climb isn’t suitable for the elderly or those in poor physical condition.

Conditions can be surprisingly cool and windy on the tower, so dress accordingly. The tower will be staffed by High Peaks members with knowledge of the geography and the history of the tower and the Black Mountains.


Check our WEBSITE or our Facebook Link for more information.

Conveniently located between Asheville, Boone and Hickory, NC, and just 20 miles from I-40 and 2 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, find treasures that will last a lifetime and have an experience to match.

Visit Gem Mountain and share the history, the tradition, and excitement of gem mining.

Located at 13780 Hwy 226 S, Spruce Pine, NC. Call 828-765-6130 or visit WEBSITE.

Thrifty Adventures is opened year-round with 21 adventures to choose from: white-water and flat-water kayaking or rafting trips start in April with river tubing and waterfall rappelling starting in May. We have wetsuits and youth boats. Rock Climbing takes place year round, in winter we offer Mountaineering Courses and Ice Climbing. We also offer youth and Veteran programs. We have discounts for First Responders, Teachers, Veterans and Healthcare Professionals. An additional tidbit...Thrifty Adventures has a local’s discount for folks with Mitchell, McDowell or Yancey addresses. Discounts are good on everything except Lazy Day Tubing.


This year we opened a new outpost by the Toe River. We have a $15 Tube option where folks get a one-way shuttle to the Red Hill Swim Hole then a two-hour float (depending on water levels) back to our Outpost. The take out offers an opportunity to check out the Suspension Bridge with a short walk back to the Outpost. We are offering several new river trips along with Tote and Float Boat options (ie boat rentals). We now offer guided plant hikes followed by food tastings at the new Farm. These events feature locally sourced foods to support local farming and businesses!!!


Give us a call at 828-260-4505 or see our WEBSITE.



Our charming little town with the big personality now has its own entertaining guided walking tour of the downtown area. History & Humor Walking Tour is steeped in the memories and amusing stories of old-timers born and raised here, the descendants of the hardy souls who settled the area back in the 1700 and 1800s. Tours are offered, weather permitting, Wed. and Fri. at 11 am and Sun. at 1. For reservations, or to book your own tour, email burnsvilletourco@gmail.com or call 828-208-0287.



10/17          TRACTOR Annual Membership Meeting 6pm

10/21          Shop With A Copy Fundraiser 6pm

10/26-27     Burnsville Women’s Show

10/31          Halloween Party  3-7pm

11/9            Humane Society Fundraiser 6pm

11/16          Shantytown CD Release 7pm

11/20          Donald Davis Storytelling 5pm

11/23          Christmas Ornament Craft Show 9am – 2pm

11/30          Christmas Extravaganza 10am

12/6            Santa Claus Comes To Town 5:30pm


6 South Main Street, Burnsville. Call 682-7209 or visit WEBSITE


Tues. 10/15 @ 7pm: Music by Admiral Radio

Fri. 10/18 @ 8pm: Music by Christy Lynn Band

Hours: Mon-Thurs 4-9pm; Fri 2-11pm; Sat 2-10pm; Sun 2-7 pm. 

Located at 6 South Main, Burnsville. WEBSITE



The Center for Pioneer Life is proud to host internationally acclaimed premier storyteller Donald David for a four-day residency.


Collect Your Memories in a Family Storytelling Workshop led by the Dean of Storytelling, Donald Davis, Tuesday, November 19 from 10 AM — 2 PM at The Center for Pioneer Life at 134 Joe Young Road in Burnsville. Cost is $50. For more information call 828.536.0337.


Donald Davis, American storyteller and author, will be performing at the Burnsville Town Center Wednesday, November 20th. Davis had a twenty-year career as a minister before he became a professional storyteller. He has recorded over 25 storytelling albums and written several books. His long career as a teller and his promotion of the cultural importance of storytelling through seminars and master classes has led to Davis being dubbed the “dean of storytelling”. Enjoy his performance Wednesday, November 20, doors open at 6 PM at the Burnsville Town Center. Tickets are $20.



OOAK: Fine, Folk, Funky Local Art!! Mon - Sat 10am – 5:30pm; Sun 12:00 (Noon) – 5pm

MAPLES: The Sweet Spot Next Door serving fine coffee, tea and bakery items. Mon-Fri 8am – 4pm, Sat. 9am – 3pm




Poetry Under the Maples Thursday at 7pm

Micaville Music Jam at 10:00 am every Saturday



Sat. 10/19 - Bill Wanezek on Jazz Trombone from 11-2.


For all your interior and exterior decor needs. Also, your official Buck Stove dealer!!!

105 West Main Street, Burnsville, NC. Call us at 828-398-5943.




Our regular dinner hours are Tues - Thurs 5pm - 9pm, Fri & Sat 2pm - 10pm, Sun Closed.



Wed: Pizza Night

Thurs: Comfort Food Night

Fri & Sat: Prime Rib

Call 675-4911 for reservations.


Hawtree's end of the season is near....


Our Annual Halloween Party will be

Saturday, October 26th.


This will also be our last day of operation for the season...


The "Britt & Masters Duo" will start playing at 7:00. They'll play some acoustic music, some DJ play and some Karaoke!


We're going to have a

"Clean out the cupboards and empty the coolers Buffet"


We'll have a Costume Contest with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.


Only $20.00 for the Buffet and Entertainment.


Our Buffet will start at 6:00.


We strongly suggest/request that folks make reservations.


We hope you'll join the fun!!!!!!


Sat. 10/19 Smokey Joe and the South Toe Syndicate @ 6:30 - 8:30pm.



170 Reservoir Road - next to SavMor in Burnsville, NC. 828-536-5511

Hours 11am - 10pm - 7 days a week

Dine In or Take Out - Patio Dining.

Bare Dark Sky Observatory Community Viewing Nights

Join us for an evening of stargazing as you've never seen before! You will have the opportunity to view the moon, planets and stars through our 34" diameter Sam Scope, as well as our smaller planetary telescope. With the assistance of our Observatory Manager, you will spend 2 hours viewing and learning about the dark skies. 


October Community Dates


10/18 @ 7:45 pm

10/19 @ 7:45 pm

10/25 @ 7:45 pm

10/26 @ 7:45 pm


Reserve your tickets HERE


The Yancey County Farmers' Market is open every Saturday through October from 9am to 1pm just off the Town Square. Seasonal produce, meats, cheeses, dairy, crafts and entertainment. Check our WEBSITE or visit our Facebook page Here





Under the direction of Kristen Donelle Livengood, Get the Hook is a troupe of teens who are no strangers to the script and demonstrate what they can do OFF-BOOK. They will keep you laughing as they play high energy games based on suggestions from you—the audience.




FRIDAY, OCT. 18 AT 6:30 pm

SATURDAY, OCT. 19 AT 6:30 pm


The Parkway Playhouse is located at 202 Green Mountain Drive in Burnsville. Tickets are available on the Parkway Playhouse website and at the Parkway playhouse Box Office (828-682-4285), which is open from 1-5pm Thursday through Saturday and one hour before show time. WEBSITE.




The Parkway Playhouse Building and Grounds Committee invites you to join them for their Fall Workday to prepare the theatre's facilities and grounds for winter. Meet at Parkway Playhouse this Saturday, October 19th, for the workday that will be from 10am to 2pm. Lunch and water will be provided. Bring work gloves.



The Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet Tuesday, October 22 at 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Burnsville Town Center to make quilts for the “Linus Project” along with other quilting bee tasks. For more information call 828-691-0449.


Learn The Art of Fermentation


Maybe you've heard about it on the news, read about it in a magazine or attended a dinner party where it was served...and maybe it made you a little nervous. We are talking about home-fermented foods. The practice of fermenting food and drinks has been around for thousands of years but has just recently resurfaced as trendy in the US. Join this hands-on workshop that will cover safe methods of fermenting foods: sauerkraut, vegetables, kimchi, yogurt, and kombucha. Participants will have the hands-on opportunity to make kimchi and kombucha. All supplies and resources will be provided. Two workshops will be held, Tuesday, Oct 22, at the Madison County Cooperative Extension Center from 1-4 pm or from 5-8 pm. Cost $15. To register call 828-649-2411.



Burnsville Rotary Club Thursday @ Noon Rescue Dog Cafe

Toe River Model Railroaders Wednesday @ 2:00 pm Spruce Pine Library

Al-Anon Monday @ 7:30 pm 1st Presbyterian Church



  • The NC Guardian ad Litem Program is seeking volunteer advocates to represent abused and neglected children in Yancey, Mitchell and Madison Counties. Training sessions are held periodically for those who would like to volunteer. If you have questions or would like more information call Erica Edwards at 828-682-4754 or visit www.volunteerforgal.org.


  • A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday, October 22, from 1pm to 5:30pm at Higgins Memorial Methodist Church in Burnsville. To make an appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767.


  • Burnsville Council Knights of Columbus Bingo Games are held in Sacred Heart Church's Social Hall on the first and third Mondays of the month. The first of 10 games begins at 1pm. There will be four extra optional games. Doors open at noon for registration, $20 for 10 games. Light sandwiches, dessert and refreshments will be served. For more information call 828-319-0039.

Would you like us to forward your business items of interest to other Chamber members? Submit your items weekly via email no later than 8am each Tuesday for inclusion each Tuesday. Email to ginger@yanceychamber.com. Chamber Office Telephone 682-7413. WEBSITE


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