Destination Cherokee County: Spring Events Calendar

Destination Cherokee County:  Spring Events Calendar 

Andrews Spring Fling + 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 20-21.

Admission is free. The Andrews Chamber of Commerce is planning a Spring Fling at various sites downtown. A celebration of Earth Day, educational presentations will be held at the Andrews Public Library on April 20, while crafters, artists and food vendors will set up their tents and booths on April 21. There will be a 2K water run, street fair, music in the park and more. The Andrews Garden Club also will hold its annual plant sale. For details, see


Cherokee/Clay County Senior Games/Silver Arts + 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 28, through Saturday, May 19. Admission is free.

Athletes ages 50 and up are invited to particulate in the annual Cherokee/Clay County Senior Games/Silver Arts, a part of the N.C. Senior Games. Local residents play their favorite sports and get introduced to new ones as part of living a healthy lifestyle. The Silver Arts showcases the best in senior artists and crafters. Events take place at local facilities on different times and days. A free sports clinic will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 20, for those wanting to learn more about specific games. For details, see the 2018 Senior Games special section at or visit


Murphy Spring Festival + 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 5. Admission is free.

The Murphy Business Association is proud to present the first Spring Festival downtown. Stroll the streets, meet vendors, and enjoy local produce and foods. Vote for your favorite classic car as you listen to local bands on the Tennessee Street Stage. For details, call Karah Thompson at 828-835-6470 or email


Smoky Mountain Country Music Jamboree + 6 p.m. Saturday May 5. Admission is free.

Listen to the sweet sounds of featured musician Tom Edwards and Gnarly Fingers during the Smoky Mountain Country Music Jamboree at the Valleytown Cultural Arts Center in downtown Andrews. Other local musicians also will make appearances, including Paul Constantine, known as Doctor Paul by his fans, who appeared on season nine of The Voice. For details, see


Into the Woods + Various times Friday, May 11, through Sunday, May 20. Admission is $11-20.

This beautifully written, Tony award-winning musical is a delightful concoction of favorite fairytales, woven together into a new story at the Peacock Performing Arts Center in nearby Hayesville. Because of the curse of a once-beautiful witch, a baker and his wife are childless. On her instruction, they set out “into the woods” to find the ingredients that will reverse the spell, give them a child and restore the witch’s beauty. During their journey they meet Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack (of beanstalk fame) — each on a quest to fulfill a wish of their own. For details, see


Annual Gala & Benefit Auction + 5-8 p.m. Saturday, June 2. Admission is $25, including food and drink.

John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown hosts an exciting evening of lively entertainment in the Keith House. You’ll have a chance to bid on traditional craft and fine art from instructors, resident artists and students; enjoy live music; and, new this year, a raffle for door prizes. The chef will serve delicious Southern-inspired fare. Proceeds will benefit the folk school’s craft programs. For details, call 1-800-365-5724 or see


Forks & Corks + 5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 7. Admission is $25-$30.

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the annual “Forks & Corks: A Taste of Cherokee County” event at the Historic Hackney Warehouse in downtown Murphy. Local restaurants, breweries and wineries will showcase their latest and greatest creations. This good time for all benefits the chamber’s work in the local business community. For details, see


View the full calendar in flipbook format here.

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