Greening Up the Mountains Festival

Experience Spring in the Blue Ridge Mountains

SYLVA, NC — The 20th annual Greening Up the Mountains festival will fill the streets of downtown Sylva, N.C., on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This historic Jackson County town’s largest festival of the year typically draws thousands of visitors to this free family-friendly event in the mountains of western N.C. Organized by the Town of Sylva, Greening Up the Mountains features more than 220 vendors, representing arts, crafts, demonstrators, local schools, business, community, environmental, health, safety, children’s activities, and more. The festival will also provide many tasty food options and a plethora of regional musical acts performing on two stages.

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