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Explore Haywood County’s businesses and organizations with monthly events that grow our community! Even better, get involved with the great organizations that nurture every aspect of a vibrant community, with organizations that promote local history, rescue animals, education, arts and more.

We hope that fear does not triumph and destroy everything that individuals have built in this county and beyond. 
All plans are tentative right now, so be sure to confirm all events and hours of operation. 



Annual Ramp Festival 

Sat & Sun, May 1 & 2: 

American Legion, on Legion St, Waynesville. 

(828) 456-8691 


Shelton House Museum of NC Handicrafts 

Opening Day May 1: Museum, Barn, and Gift Shop. 

Thurs – Sat, 10 am – 3 pm

(Tours on the Hour 10 am – 2 pm).

49 Shelton St, Waynesville


Flea Market 

May 1, 7 am – 1 pm: 

Smoky Mountain Event Center on Hwy 209,



Library’s Digital Navigator

May 5, 3 – 7 pm. 

Call in to (828) 209-8772


Art After Dark 

Fri, May 7. 

Downtown Waynesville


Yard Sale 

May 7 & 8

The Shook-Smathers House, 178 Morgan St, Clyde


Mother’s Day Sun, May 9


Boating Safety Courses 

May 12 & 13 

at Haywood Community College. Pre-registration is required at www.ncwildlife.org


Cars & Cornmeal @ The Francis Grist Mill 

May 15, 10 am – 3 pm. 

2.4 miles south of Waynesville on Hwy 276


Heritage Life Skills 


May 21 – 23: 

Smoky Mountain Event Center on Hwy 209, Waynesville. Carolinareadiness.com


Smathers Farmers & Public Market 

Thurs, May 27, 3:30 – 6:30 pm. Opening Day. 118 Main St, Canton


Rockin’ Block Party 

May 29, 7 – 10 pm. 

Downtown Waynesville. Live music, “Kids on Main” activities 6 –7 pm. No animals allowed at downtown events.


Memorial Day 

Mon, May 31 

to honor those who died serving in the United States military


Quick Draw 

June 1: 

Online at 


& Auction at 



Appalachian Button Jamboree

Sat, May 22, 9 am – 5 pm. Waynesville Inn Golf Resort & Spa (176 Country Club Dr), Waynesville. 

Free Recurring Weekly Events


2021 Festival of Peonies In Bloom Every day in May, 

10 am – 4 pm, Wildcat Ridge Farm in Canton. 828.246.7542 



Canton Pool Opens 

Memorial Day Weekend


Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market 

Saturdays 9 am – 12 pm. 

49 Shelton St, Waynesville

Call Before You Go

To assure the health and well-being of both employees and patrons, businesses and facilities may have to close unexpectedly due to COVID.

Calling your destination before you head out may be helpful.