8th Annual White Squirrel Festival in Brevard NC This Weekend!

As the saying goes in Brevard “It’s Time to Go Nuts” This years festival promises to be bigger and better than the last 7 years and as some would say even nuttier! The 2 day packed event is offering this year some of the finest local talent, food vendors with mouth watering flavor packed food. Some of my favorite booths will be the local artist, merchants, wood craftsman, potters, oil & watercolor paintings, all offering these hand crafted items, focused around our local heritage. Don’t miss this 8th Annual White Squirrel Festival in Brevard NC This Weekend! 

Not leaving out why the children love it so much as what better than have your face or hands painted as well as games for all age kids. The music this year is some of the finest musicians our area has to offer and the two days are all free concerts, being held at the Brevard Courthouse Gazebo and other locations right on Main Street. Just to mention a few of the headliners are Acoustic Syndicate, Sol Driven Train, Jill Andrews, and Town Mountain… nearly 14 acts in all! 

Don’t forget the White Squirrel Soap Box Derby that is sure to bring a smile on your face and definitely some great photo opportunities. Let’s not forget to cheer on these handmade derby carts that will be race down our famous Jail House Hill. Entries this year are of all ages, from ages 8 to 80. Some have worked all year on the derby’s refining to gain the fasted times while others are going to be a blast just to see! There will be many prizes this year from the Squirreliest to the fastest! All competing for the prized Golden Nut Trophy! 

Today I passed at least 50 street bikers coming out of the Pisgah National Forest that were taking their morning ride through the Forest. So keep your cameras ready for the riders, and cheer on your favorite runner entries for the White Squirrel 5K & 10K races. Most of all don’t forget to keep your eye out for our infamous white squirrels!  Here is a link to my blog with the recent white squirrel count in Brevard, and the Reason for the count.   

Brevard, Transylvania County, the White Squirrel Festival, Brevard College and over 250 waterfalls are just a  the reasons why we were in the Top 10 Coolest Small Towns in all of America featured by Budget Travel. Make this Memorial Day Weekend one to remember, by Golden visiting Brevard NC, the Land of Waterfalls!  

Sunday is another special event for me, as their will be a dedication to Joe Tuttle with a new Brevard Sculpture “The Trout” at the library on the 29th at 3:00 PM. Joe was a dedicated  instruction for the Vision program for our county and touched any lives. With Vision it helps you understand the community and what we as individuals can do to make it better as well as participate. Joe is the reason I am now a Transylvania County Planning member, and just a small way I can give back to the county. See you this weekend!

 For more information contact the Heart of Brevard at 828.884.3278