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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. 


Forest Festival Day and John Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsmen’s Meet Sat, Oct 1. Activity-filled, family event commemorates the traditions of mountain living at the  Cradle of Forestry. gofindoutdoors.org/forest-festival-day

Haywood County Fair Oct 6 – 9. See page 15 for details

Church Street Art & Craft Show Sat, Oct 8, 10 am – 5 pm. Over 125 artists, crafters and food vendors will line Waynesville’s Historic Main Street. 

Annual Craft & Bake Sale Sat, Oct 8, 9 am – 4 pm. First Presbyterian Church, Waynesville. Handmade gifts, home décor, decorations, home-baked goodies, jams & jellies, and much more.

FUR’s Barnyard BBQ Blast Sun, Oct 9, 1 – 4 pm. Music, raffles, games, silent auction and, of course, BBQ, lunch. 2436 Jonathan Creek Rd, Waynesville. www.furofwnc.org; 1-844-888-CATS (2287)

Haywood Community Band Sun, Oct 9. 6:30 pm. Free. “Beauty Of The Blue Ridge” Maggie Valley Pavillion on Soco Rd. 

BINGO Tues, Oct 11, 6 – 8 pm. Smoky Mountain Event Ctr, 758 Crabtree Rd, Waynesville. 

HCC Hosts Hunter Safety Course Oct 11 & 12, 6 – 9 pm. Free course taught by wildlife officers, hunter education specialists, and certified volunteer instructors for certification that is accepted in all states. Additional course will be offered Nov 8 & 9. Register at www.ncwildlife.org.

Paper Moon Puppets Presents Cinderella Thurs, Oct 13, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Waynesville library, All ages. 

Glazed Over Pottery Sale Sat, Oct 15, 9 am – 3 pm. At the Waynesville Armory during Apple Fest downtown.

35th Annual Apple Harvest Festival Sat, Oct 15, 10 am – 5 pm. Almost 200 arts and crafts booths, food concessions, music, cloggers, and more. Local apple growers sell a vast variety of delicious mountain-grown apples, apple cider, cake, pies, and other apple goodies. Waynesville’s Historic Main Street. 

Annual Craft & Bake Sale Sat, Oct 15, 9 am – 4 pm. First Presbyterian Church, Waynesville. Handmade gifts, home décor, decorations, home-baked goodies, jams & jellies, and much more.

Blue Ridge Artists and Crafters Autumn Leaves Craft Show Oct 15 &16, 9 am – 4 pm. Smokey Mountain Event Ctr, 758 Crabtree Rd, Waynesville. Free admission; hourly door prizes

Green Hill Cemetery Tour Sat, Oct 15, 4 pm. Waynesville.

Shelton House Tour of Homes Sun, Oct 16. See page 17. SheltonHouse.org

American Red Cross Blood Drive Oct 17, 11 am – 4 pm. At Apply4Medical2Day, 1523 S Main St, Waynesville. Register online at redcrossblood.org

Flu Shot Clinic Thurs, Oct 20, 10 am – 12 pm. Apply4Medical2Day is partnering with Kim’s Pharmacy. Stop by the office at 1523 S Main St, Waynesville get your seasonal flu shot.

FOLKMOOTLIVE! Darren Nicholson & Shawn Lane Fri, Oct 21, 7 pm. 112 Virginia Ave, Waynesville. Folkmoot.org

Creepy Crawly Critters Tues, Oct 25, 3:30 - 4:30 pm. Waynesville library will host Balsam Mountain Trust to teach about bugs, snakes, toads, and owls, and other nocturnal creatures. All ages. 

Smathers Farmers Market Thurs, Oct 27, 3:30 – 6:30. Halloween celebration. Downtown Canton. Come dressed in costume. 

Hemlock Hike Fri, Oct 21. Learn about conserving this special tree with the Hemlock Restoration Initiative at Kitsuma Peak near Black Mountain NC. 2 miles round trip strenuous (considerable elevation with switchbacks). education@save hemlocksnc.or or 828-252-4783.

Cabbage Rose Trunk or Treat Sat, Oct 29, 5 – 7 pm. 3388 Soco Rd.

WPTL’s Spooktacular Extravaganza Mon, Oct 31, 5 – 8 pm. Trunk or treat, food trucks, more. 543 Pisgah D, Canton

Haunted Trail Halloween Sun, Oct 30, 4 – 8 pm. With haunted trail, family movie, costume contests, pumpkin carving, vendors, and food for purchase. Lake Logan.org/events/

Treats on the Street Mon, Oct 31, 5 – 7 pm. Main Street in Waynesville

Hazelween Sat, Oct 29, 5 pm – 7 pm. Halloween cel0ebration on Hazelwood Avenue

Recurring Weekly

Cold Mountain Corn Maize Wed – Fri:4 – 9 pm; Sat & Sun:1 – 9 pm. Hauntings begins after dusk. 4168 Pisgah Dr (Hwy 110), Canton.

The Cider Ridge Jam Mondays (weather permitting), 4- 5 pm. Corner of Main St and Miller St in downtown Waynesville. Old-time, bluegrass, and gospel. Free

Smathers Farmers & Public Market Thursdays, 3:30 – 6:30 pm. 118 Main St, Canton

Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market Saturdays, 9 am – 12 pm. 49 Shelton St, Waynesville

Fines Creek Flea Market Saturdays to Oct 29, 8 am-3 pm. Fines Creek Community Center, 190 Fines Creek Rd, Clyde. Vendor space by donation. 828-276-5606

Assassins by Stephen Sondheim Weekends, Oct 7 – 23. Performances at HART Theatre, 250 Pigeon St, Waynesville. www.harttheatre.org or call 828-456-6322 for times, tickets and pricing

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