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Beginning with the delightfully quirky Easter Hat Parade and ending with its famous Christmas Lights and Luminaries event, Dillsboro offers some of the Smokies' most entertaining outdoor festivals.

      Highlighting Dillsboro's festival season are special weekend events celebrating the Carolina mountains' arts, crafts, antiques and pottery. These are great times to visit Dillsboro and the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.

Easter HatsDILLSBORO EASTER HAT PARADE
Easter Saturday, 2 pm


Come at 10:30 am to make a hat (Dogwood Crafters on Webster Street) – or bring your own. Get your face painted!. Meet the Easter Bunny. Egg hunts begin on Webster Street, every half hour by age group beginning at 10:00 am. Registration begins at 11 am. Parade starts from Dillsboro Town Hall at 2:00 pm. Antique cars from the Old Timers Model A Club lead the parade. Calling all ladies, gentlemen, children and dogs. Grab your hat and join in the fun during Dillsboro’s delightfully unpretentious annual Easter Hat Parade!

 

View Our State Magazine's video of recent Easter Hat Parade here. Video by Jerry Wolford.

Plenty of prizes are are announced after the Parade. Ribbons are given for the Prettiest, Funniest, Largest, Smallest, Most Unusual, Most Easter-like, Best Smelling, Cutest, Most Outrageous, Best In Show and "Poofiest" hats among other unusual categories. There is even a ribbon awarded to the Best Animal in Show!

 

Check us out on UNC TV, NC Weekend Show, April 3, 2014.

 

Also, Dogwood Crafters will present an English tea at the Jarrett House. Tea and food will be served on fine china, with the artisans from Dogwood preparing the delicacies. There are two seatings - 1 pm & 3 pm. Cost is $12 per person.

 

125th YEAR CELEBRATION

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Enjoy a great festival in celebration of Dillsboro's 125th year. Crafters participating will have wares depicting this time period including quilting, blacksmithing, gourds, papermaking, carving/whittling, embroidery, soap making, candle making, beekeeping, metal work, etc. Check back for more details.

 

 

COLOR FEST!

First Saturday in October, 10 am - 4 pm

Saturday, October 4

 

It's a new format! A new layout! and a renewed interest in the arts!

On Saturday, October 4 this unique historic town welcomes over 40 local demonstrating artists who will line Front Street with colorful art and demonstrate their work. Enjoy meeting and talking with local artists. All the while surrounded by the spectacular beauty of the mountains. Church Street will be sectioned off for food booths. Artist Application - Food Vendor Application

 

HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES

October 31, 2014

Trick or Treat around downtown from 5 - 7 pm. Enjoy games at Dogwood Crafters and hayrides provided by Jarrett Memorial Church. This event is a real treat!

 

 

WNC POTTERY FESTIVAL
First Saturday in November, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday, November 1


Showcasing the work of more than 40 master potters from 13 states. A variety of clay art styles will be presented. Pre-show events - including the Clay Olympics - will be held on Friday. The event is juried and the lineup of potters is impressive. $5 ticket includes a chance in a raffle; kids under 12 admitted free. Website

 

LuminaireDILLSBORO LIGHTS & LUMINAIRES
First Two Fridays & Saturdays in December
5 - 9 pm

December 5, 6, 12, 13


Journey back to the days of yesteryear. Experience the magic as the entire town is transformed into a winter wonderland of lights, candles, laughter and song! 2500 luminaires light your way to shops and studios. Horse and buggy rides available each night. Shopkeepers provide live music and serve holiday treats with hot cider and cocoa. Carolers sing and children visit with Santa.

 

 


Read The Dillsboro Dish for community news, events and articles highlighting local merchants and artisans.

 

Check these Chamber of Commerce website calendars for more local events:

 

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