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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. 


April 4

Easter At Lake Junaluska

Lake Junaluska will celebrate Easter with an outdoor sunrise service at the Lake Junaluska Cross and a contactless Easter breakfast buffet at the Lakeside Bistro on Sun, April 4.

The sunrise service will begin at 7 am at the outdoor amphitheater below the Lake Junaluska Cross and is open to the public for in-person worship. The service also will be streamed live on Lake Junaluska’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/lakejunaluska.

“The message of Easter continues to be one of hope

April 3

Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market Opens

Local Produce, Meats, Fish, Dairy, Eggs, Herbs, Honey, Baked Goods, Plant Starts, Heritage Crafts, Live Music and so Much More!!!

On the Shelton Campus 


May 21 – 23

Heritage Life Skills

Learn the skills your grandparents and great grandparents used everyday at the Heritage Life Skills Weekend, May 21 – 23. A pandemic and weather events have given us a glimpse of life without the amenities we enjoy daily – learn how to become more self-sufficient!

A Weekend of Hand-On Classes

  • Homestead Lessons
  • Bee Keeping • Butchering
  • Canning • Dehydrating • Fermenting Food
  • Cheese • Bread • Wine • Kombucha/Vinegar Making
  • Off Grid Solar Power
  • Edible & Medicinal Plants
  • Tinctures & Salves
  • Gun Laws • Security 
  • Much, much more

May 27

Smathers Farmers & Public Market

The Canton Come back will continue with the opening of Smathers Farmers & Public Market on Thurs, May 27! This new market and public event space in the heart of Canton will officially open to the public with the launch of a seasonal farmers market at 118 Main Street in Canton (across from the Southern Porch Restaurant).

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.