With the arrival of the Autumn season starting to blanket our quaint town of Murphy, North Carolina; there will be many events to fill the calender. No need to be cooped up indoors with so many exciting events being held in the area. Now is the time to visit and kick off the season right.
For some people Fall is all about sports. For the sports fanatic in you, look no further than our home town team. The Murphy Bulldogs have started the season off to a great start. The Coach David Gentry has a good feeling about our team this year. Gentry, 68, has been at the Cherokee County school since 1983. Our High School stadium has a small town feel with big heart. Every Friday night ,during the home games, the stadium is packed with Bulldog fans cheering for friends and family in the game. With hot chocolate in hand you will gain a whole new view of the phrase "Friday Night Lights".
For the arts and crafts lover we have the perfect place for you. The John C. Campbell Folk School located in Brasstown NC, (home of the Opossum Drop), has an amazing Fall Festival every year with food, crafts, and music. This treasured annual celebration of Appalachian culture is holding its 41st anniversary this October. Set for Saturday October 4th and Sunday October 5th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. will draw anywhere from 11,000 to 14,000 regional attendees. Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee residents can easily access Brasstown's southwestern North Carolina location. Along the winding wooded path of the school you can find 200 craft exhibitors, more than 40 artisans that will demonstrate traditional and contemporary crafts. The sound of bluegrass, gospel, folk, and Celtic music will fill the air both days of the festival. For the children there are pony rides, alpaca petting, and pet adoption from the Humane Society's pet adoption booth. To satisfy your appetite there will be local, non-profit, food vendors. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children ages 12-17. Children under the age of 12 are admitted for free. For a schedule of events please click here.
With the Fall Season comes the Farmers Market in Murphy. On October the 11th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. come join us at the L&N Depot in Downtown Murphy. The Farmers Market will be every Saturday until November. Quilters and crafters are welcome. Admission is free. Looking for that special unique touch for your home, look no further. You can find some of the most amazing hand crafted items here. Excellent conversation starter pieces for your home.
Autumn bring the Art Walk to our town. The Murphy Art Walk will be held the first Friday of each month beginning May through November. Come walk Downtown Murphy with us October 3rd at 5 p.m. All of our local vendors will have their doors open late for Art Walk customers with special discounts.
Brightly colored leaves and the golden Fall sunlight will provide a serene backdrop for the Autumn season here in beautiful Murphy North Carolina, come join us.