Fire On the Mountain
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Come to downtown Spruce Pine to see and buy works from Penland School and nationally-renowned blacksmiths demonstrating their skills. Iron & metal art exhibit, tool and gear vendors, forge-off, food trucks. Free admission. No pets.
Toe River Studio Tour
Friday, June 5, 2020 to Sunday, June 7, 2020
Drive scenic mountain roads to find 100 fine artists and crafts people in every medium at their studios for a free, self-guided cultural adventure in the Penland, Spruce Pine and Burnsville area.
Spruce Pine Alien Conference & Expo
Saturday, June 13, 2020
*2020 festival is CANCELED* Join alien and UFO enthusiasts the out-of-this-world street festival in downtown Spruce Pine to celebrate aliens and UFOs. Hear national speakers discuss stories of encounters and sightings. Buy out of this world souvenirs. Dress up for the costume contest.
Spruce Pine BBQ & Bluegrass Festival
Saturday, July 18, 2020
(POSTPONED, TBA) Great BBQ with live bluegrass, antique tractor show, jamming stage, championship clogging teams, artists & crafts vendors, and local food vendors. At the Riverside Park across the river from downtown Spruce Pine, 305 Tappan Street.
NC Mineral and Gem Festival
Thursday, July 30, 2020 to Sunday, August 2, 2020
2020 EVENT CANCELED
Go to Spruce Pine to shop, swap and discover beautiful jewelry, gemstones, minerals, fossils and more - indoors at 31 Cross Street. Mine tours also. Grassy Creek Gem Show outdoors at Parkway Fire Department (136 Majestic View) with 60 vendors.
Spruce Pine Potters Market
Saturday, October 10, 2020 to Sunday, October 11, 2020
Longtime gathering with 30+ potters and clay artists selling their handmade pottery, figurative sculpture, stoneware, earthenware and more. 10 AM-5 PM both days. 31 Cross Street, Spruce Pine. Near Penland School.
A Mountain Christmas Trail of Lights
Friday, November 27, 2020 to Thursday, December 31, 2020
Enjoy 15 miles of twinkling lights and displays through the small towns of Spruce Pine and Bakersville, with many holiday happenings throughout the month. While you’re there, choose and cut your christmas tree at a local farm with fun activities like hayrides, hot cocoa, s’mores and pictures with Santa!
Toe River Studio Tour
Friday, December 4, 2020 to Sunday, December 6, 2020
Self-driving tour to discover studios of 100+ artists and craftsmen, many internationally-known and from the acclaimed Penland School of Crafts. A blend of contemporary and traditional art - Burnsville and Spruce Pine area. Free admission!