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Downtown Waynesville, NC Things to Do, Guide & Events

More in the Area: Cold Mountain | Folkmoot | Maggie Valley | Sylva | Cataloochee Valley | Great Smoky Mountains | Blue Ridge Parkway
Downtown Waynesville NC
 

About 25 miles from Asheville is the quaint village of Waynesville. Its downtown has a surprising number of fine galleries and specialty shops. There are many things to do and special events to enjoy. Along with the popular Mast General Store, there are about a dozen galleries and a variety of antique shops, home furnishing centers and gift shops.

Waynesville is Haywood County's oldest town with over a century of experience as a quaint mountain retreat. Even before the railroad made it easy to get here, visitors flocked to Waynesville for the cool, clean air, clean water, outstanding scenery and an opportunity to escape sweltering cities. It's one of our Top 10 Civil War Sites.

Downtown Waynesville's quaint old buildings, brick sidewalks, galleries, tempting foods and old-time general store will take you back to a more leisurely time. A time when people made you feel welcome and when you could slow down and really savor the present. When it's time to dine, there is everything from hearty country fare to the local specialty mountain trout, to fine international cuisine and high-end gourmet.

The award-wining theatre local features a full schedule of performances. Folkmoot U.S.A. attracts entertainers from all over the world and features two free events in downtown each July (See our Folkmoot Guide). The Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts is housed in the historic Shelton House.

On four Friday nights in the summer, come down for the Mountain Street Dances. Put on your cloggin’ & square dancin’ shoes and enjoy an old-fashioned mountain hoe down in front of the Historic Courthouse.

Directions to Waynesville from Asheville: Take I-40 West to exit 27 onto Hwy 74.

Downtown Waynesville, NC

Downtown Waynesville, NC

Mast General Store, Waynesville

Mast General Store, Waynesville

Downtown Waynesville, NC

Waynesville NC Gallery

Downtown Waynesville, NC

Folkmoot, Waynesville
Folkmoot: See our Guide

Vacation Things to Do Near Waynesville:
Elk at Cataloochee
Blue Ridge Parkway
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Hiking
Waterfalls

Waynesville Craft Breweries

BearWaters Brewing is a microbrewery with a full service Tap Room with a very large selection of locally made craft beers. 130 Frazier Street Suite 7, Waynesville

Frog Level Brewing Company has some of the smoothest craft beer to touch your tongue, from the bite of their IPA to the smokiness of their Scotch Ale. 56 Commerce Street, Waynesville

See many more craft breweries on our Asheville Beer Guide.

Waynesville Art Gallery
Downtown Waynesville 2014 Events

May 2: "ART after DARK"
Participating galleries & studios remain open until 9 PM with special artists showings, displays, and refreshments. Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association.

May 4: RAMP FESTIVAL
American Legion Field - live music & entertainment, food featuring ramps, a naturally grown wild onion grown in the mountains, 11 AM-4 PM, 828-456-8691

May 10: WHOLE BLOOMIN' THING FESTIVAL
Fun in Frog Level near downtown Waynesville with local growers, artisans, music and more. 9 AM-4 PM.

May 24: ROCKIN' BLOCK PARTY
Downtown is Alive at Night, dancing in the street with live bands, children's area, eats & treats, restaurants open, music begins at 7 PM, a portion of Main Street is closed.

June 6: "ART after DARK"
Participating galleries & studios remain open until 9 PM on this evening with special artists showings, displays, and refreshments. Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association.

June 14: APPALACHIAN LIFESTYLE CELEBRATION
Protecting and preserving mountain history through a heritage themed festival. A full day celebration of traditional mountain craft, food, and entertainment. Demonstrations of Appalachian life skills & crafts, storytelling, mountain music & clogging, home-style food vendors. 10 AM –5 PMMain Street.

June 27: MOUNTAIN STREET DANCE
Downtown is Alive at Night. Put on your cloggin' & square dancin' shoes and enjoy an old-fashioned mountain hoe down! Live mountain music, demonstrations and instruction by local clogging teams. Refreshments available, in front of the historic Haywood County Courthouse. 6:30-9 PM.

July 4: STARS & STRIPES CELEBRATION
Main Street, shops & restaurants open, sidewalk sales, live music & entertainment, refreshments, fun for all ages throughout the downtown area. 11 AM-3 PM.

July 6: "ART after DARK"
Participating galleries & studios remain open until 9 pm on this evening with special artists showings, displays, and refreshments. Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association.

July 12: MOUNTAIN STREET DANCE
Downtown is Alive at Night. Put on your cloggin' & square dancin' shoes and enjoy an old-fashioned mountain hoe down! Live mountain music, demonstrations and instruction by local clogging teams. Refreshments available, in front of the historic Haywood County Courthouse. 6:30-9 PM

July 18: FOLKMOOT USA PARADE
Main Street, Dancers and musicians from around the world will parade up Main Street from the Haywood County Courthouse after the opening ceremonies of FOLKMOOT USA. 1 PM

July 19: INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL DAY
Main Street, Haywood County Arts Council and FOLKMOOT USA join together to present a daylong extravaganza of music, dance, crafts and food from around the world. 10 AM-5 PM.

July 25: MOUNTAIN STREET DANCE
Put on your cloggin' & square dancin' shoes and enjoy an old-fashioned mountain hoe down! Live mountain music, demonstrations and instruction by local clogging teams. Refreshments available, in front of the historic Haywood County Courthouse. 6:30-9 PM

August 1: "ART after DARK"
Participating galleries & studios remain open until 9 PM with special artists showings, displays, and refreshments.

August 2: DOWNTOWN DOG WALK

August 8: MOUNTAIN STREET DANCE
Put on your cloggin' & square dancin' shoes and enjoy an old-fashioned mountain hoe down! Live mountain music, demonstrations and instruction by local clogging teams. Refreshments available, in front of the historic Haywood County Courthouse. 6:30-9 PM

August 29-30: SMOKY MOUNTAIN FOLK FESTIVAL
Two evenings filled with hundreds of talented artists providing the best in Mountain Music & Dance. "Open tent" begins at 5pm on Fri & Sat, the Main Stage Show follows at 5:30 PM until. Tickets available at the Junaluska Administrative Office, Haywood County Arts Council & at the door.

August 30: BLOCK PARTY
Downtown is Alive at Night, dancing in the street with live bands, music starts at 7 PM, children's area, eats & treats, restaurants open, a portion of Main Street is closed.

September 5: "ART after DARK"
Participating galleries & studios remain open until 9 PM with special artists showings, displays, and refreshments. Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association.

October 3: "ART after DARK"
Participating galleries & studios remain open until 9 PM with special artists showings, displays, and refreshments. Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association.

October 11: CHURCH STREET ART & CRAFT SHOW
Main Street is transformed into an art & craft marketplace for this one-day event; widely known as one of the finest juried art shows in the region. Live mountain music & clogging, entertainment, food. 10 AM-5 PM

October 18: APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL
Main Street. Live mountain music & dance, craft & demonstration booths, apples, cider, fresh fried pies and other apple delicacies. 10 AM-5 PM.

November 7: "ART after DARK"
Participating galleries & studios remain open until 9 PM with special artists showings, displays, and refreshments. Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association.

November 23: Holiday Open House
A Holiday Tradition on Main Street. Enjoy the sights, scents & sounds as the holiday season begins in our festively decorated shops and galleries. Noon-4pm

December 5: "ART after DARK"
Participating galleries & studios remain open until 9 pm on this evening with special artists showings, displays, and refreshments. Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association.

December 8: Waynesville Christmas Parade
Main Street. Monday at 6 PM

December 13: "A Night Before Christmas"
Come share our Holiday Tradition downtown. Live music and caroling, Santa, old-fashioned wagon rides, storytelling, poetry, luminaries & more. Shops, galleries and restaurants remain open until 9 PM


Waynesville Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels & Cabin Rentals

B&B in Waynesville

The Windover Inn, Waynesville
Constructed in 1910, this romantic Colonial Revival Inn is nestled between the Blue Ridge Parkway and Smoky Mountains. The original art deco sign titled “Windover” still hangs on the beautiful wrap around porch veranda. Today, Innkeepers Glenn and Jen Duerr continue a tradition of hospitality that reaches back 100 years by welcoming guests to their Inn.
8 rooms, 2-person whirlpool tubs, pillowtop mattresses, in-suite breakfast, candlelit fireplaces, beautiful outdoor spaces, walk to Downtown Waynesville, and 30 minutes from Asheville
Click here to visit their Web site.


Waynesville Bed & Breakfast Brookside Mist Mountain Inn, Waynesville
This one-story, ranch-style Inn offers luxury and elegance with just a touch of rustic charm. The oversized guest rooms all have newly renovated bathrooms, sitting areas and fireplaces. Enjoy beautiful mountain views from the living and dining rooms, as well as from the back patio. Shop and dine in quaint downtown Waynesville, just one mile from the Inn. Golf across the street on one of the area's challenging mountain courses.
5 rooms, Wi-Fi, complimentary beverages and late afternoon snacks, flat screen TVs with cable and DVD player, DVD library, spa robes, featured wines by the glass, in-room massages.
Click here to visit their Web site.

Waynesville B&B

Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast, Waynesville
Experience the complimentary mountain views from this1902 historic bed and breakfast, within walking distance to downtown Waynesville to take in all the art galleries and studios, restaurants and shopping. Enjoy fireplaces, Jacuzzi’s, terrific wine list, fitness studio and recreational/game room. 30 minutes to Asheville
5 large rooms & suites, complimentary snacks, baked goods and beverage area, Wi-Fi, DVD library, wraparound porch with amazing views, dry heat sauna, in room spa treatments, signature 4-course breakfast.
Click here to visit their Web site.


Log Cabins near Great Smoky Mountains

Boyd Mountain Log Cabins, Waynesville
Historic hand hewn log cabins are carefully restored and tastefully furnished with antiques and modern conveniences. Nestled in a 130-acre cove overlooking the Smoky Mountains, stocked fishing ponds and a Christmas tree farm! 25 miles from Asheville.
7 cabins (1-4 bedrooms), wood-burning fireplaces, full kitchens, washer/dryers, wifi, outdoor fire pits, all linens supplied, hiking, fishing, sledding.
Click here to visit their Web site.


     
     

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