Page 36




f the Blue Ridge Parkway’s 469 miles of ridge-running, scenic roadway, only 30 run through Patrick County. But those 30 miles provide access to enough history, hiking, wine and wonder to keep visitors busy for a weekend

or a lifetime. From 5-star luxury to rugged outdoors, Patrick County has something for everyone. Start out at Meadows of Dan village, just off the parkway. Stop to shop at the Meadows Mercantile, Christmas in the Meadows, Nancy’s

North Carolina Mountain Arts Adventure


lleghany County is home to the North Carolina Mountain Arts Adventure (NCMAA), a group of professional artists all living and creating art in Alleghany County. In 2010 these local artists formed the NCMAA whose main intent is and always has been to provide opportunities for the public to get to know the artist in their home studio environment and to actually see the creation process. NCMAA accomplishes this goal by providing studio tours each July and October. This fall’s 2019 NC Arts Adventure Studio Tour dates are October 18, 19, 20 from 10am – 5pm each day. This year the tour has 14 artists participating. You can experience several different art mediums from Venetian plaster, metal, clay, wood, glass, photography, basketry, fine jewelry and more. For info about the tour visit the NCMAA website at Information about the art, artists and a tour map can be found on the website at Call the Alleghany Chamber of Commerce for more information at 336-372-5473.

FALL 2019

Cherokee Heritage Festival

Candy Company, Poor Farmer’s Market, Concord Corner Store, and more. Take some extra time to relax on the wraparound porch at the Olde House in Meadows of Dan. For an all-encompassing resort getaway, check out Primland. Stay at a lodge, cabin, or even a treehouse. While there, enjoy world-class golf, fishing, shooting, and fine dining—all without leaving the resort grounds. No matter your preference, Primland can open your eyes to the simple pleasure of a mountain getaway. The Blue Ridge Mountains meet Piedmont Virginia in Patrick County, and that blend makes for an exceptional terroir, as demonstrated by the county’s rich wineries. Enjoy a tasting at Villa Appalaccia Winery and Stanburn Winery. Fairy Stone State Park offers an unforgettable experience with camping, swimming, hiking, paddling, picnicking and two playgrounds, including one in the water. Go deeper to explore the recreation area’s local folklore and its unique abundance of fairy stones—the small, cross-shaped rocks that are said to be the crystallized tears of ancient fairies. For a different kind of history, visit Jack’s Creek Covered Bridge, one of only four publicly accessible historic covered bridges in Virginia. The bridge was first built in 1914 to access a church, and it has survived flooding and the passage of more than a century. Whether soaring vistas, historic sites, water adventure or sheer relaxation, Patrick County has it all. Come experience the simple life.

Enjoy traditional Cherokee dancing, cultural arts demonstrations, storytelling, frybread, singing and flute music during this free festival at the outdoor 17th century Cherokee Homestead Exhibit, one of five attractions along a 2-mile Cherokee History Trail in Hayesville. Featured Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will include nationally recognized storyteller and artist Davy Arch, the Oconaluftee Village dancers, and award winning dancers and artisans from Cherokee, North Carolina. Children of all ages will enjoy craft activities, practicing blowgun techniques, and a scavenger hunt with their families. Adults will enjoy plant walks through Native Botanical Gardens. The adjacent Clay County “Old Jail” Museum will be open throughout the event.

More information:

For additional information: 828-389-6531 or

Sat, Sept 21, 2019 10 am – 3 pm

Cherokee Homestead Exhibit 805 Hwy 64 Business – Hayesville, North Carolina

Traditional dancing performed at 11:00, 12:00, 1:00 and 2:00 Hoop Dancing demonstration at 2:30 Native Plant walks at 11:30 and 1:30 Free admission, parking and shuttle bus. Donations welcome.



Find fun things to do in the Mountains! Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina. Fall events and ideas.


Find fun things to do in the Mountains! Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina. Fall events and ideas.