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Apr
25
Fri
150th Commemorative of the Battle of Burnsville @ Town Square
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Back on April 9th and 10th, 1864, after a winter of starvation and deprivation, 50 brave local women raided the Confederate commissary here in town and made off with sacks of flour to feed their hungry families. The following day 75 “bushwackers” staged another raid removing ammunition and 500 lbs of bacon from the storehouse. Home Guard General John McElroy contacted Governor Vance to help put down the riot as the county had “gone up”. In honor of the milestone anniversary the YHA invites you to attend the commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Burnsville. This weekend will feature full living history day at the McElroy House and re-enactments of the women’s and men’s raids followed by skirmishes on the Square.

Apr
26
Sat
150th Commemorative of the Battle of Burnsville @ Town Square
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Back on April 9th and 10th, 1864, after a winter of starvation and deprivation, 50 brave local women raided the Confederate commissary here in town and made off with sacks of flour to feed their hungry families. The following day 75 “bushwackers” staged another raid removing ammunition and 500 lbs of bacon from the storehouse. Home Guard General John McElroy contacted Governor Vance to help put down the riot as the county had “gone up”. In honor of the milestone anniversary the YHA invites you to attend the commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Burnsville. This weekend will feature full living history day at the McElroy House and re-enactments of the women’s and men’s raids followed by skirmishes on the Square.

Apr
27
Sun
150th Commemorative of the Battle of Burnsville @ Town Square
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Back on April 9th and 10th, 1864, after a winter of starvation and deprivation, 50 brave local women raided the Confederate commissary here in town and made off with sacks of flour to feed their hungry families. The following day 75 “bushwackers” staged another raid removing ammunition and 500 lbs of bacon from the storehouse. Home Guard General John McElroy contacted Governor Vance to help put down the riot as the county had “gone up”. In honor of the milestone anniversary the YHA invites you to attend the commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Burnsville. This weekend will feature full living history day at the McElroy House and re-enactments of the women’s and men’s raids followed by skirmishes on the Square.

May
10
Sat
Walking Across Egypt @ Parkway Playhouse
May 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

When 78 year old Mattie Rigsbee discovers a stray dog on her back porch, she calls the dogcatcher.  Little does she know that Lamar Benfield will open her eyes to a world she never knew existed; a world that includes car theft, prison breaks and a juvenile delinquent named Wesley, who is as desperate for family as she is.  Armed with only her mouthwatering cornbread and a deep abiding faith in the Almighty, Mattie is determined to woo Wesley to the side of God and good manners.

May
11
Sun
Walking Across Egypt @ Parkway Playhouse
May 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

When 78 year old Mattie Rigsbee discovers a stray dog on her back porch, she calls the dogcatcher.  Little does she know that Lamar Benfield will open her eyes to a world she never knew existed; a world that includes car theft, prison breaks and a juvenile delinquent named Wesley, who is as desperate for family as she is.  Armed with only her mouthwatering cornbread and a deep abiding faith in the Almighty, Mattie is determined to woo Wesley to the side of God and good manners.

May
16
Fri
Walking Across Egypt @ Parkway Playhouse
May 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

When 78 year old Mattie Rigsbee discovers a stray dog on her back porch, she calls the dogcatcher.  Little does she know that Lamar Benfield will open her eyes to a world she never knew existed; a world that includes car theft, prison breaks and a juvenile delinquent named Wesley, who is as desperate for family as she is.  Armed with only her mouthwatering cornbread and a deep abiding faith in the Almighty, Mattie is determined to woo Wesley to the side of God and good manners.

May
17
Sat
TRAC Annual Paint Out @ Burnsville, North Carolina
May 17 all-day

The TRAC Annual Paint Out Day.  Artists painting one day, all day in and around Burnsville followed by a reception that evening and an exhibit of the paintings done during the day at the TRAC Gallery.

Burnsville Fit Families 5k @ Town Square
May 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

5th Annual Burnsville Fit Families 5k

Walking Across Egypt @ Parkway Playhouse
May 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

When 78 year old Mattie Rigsbee discovers a stray dog on her back porch, she calls the dogcatcher.  Little does she know that Lamar Benfield will open her eyes to a world she never knew existed; a world that includes car theft, prison breaks and a juvenile delinquent named Wesley, who is as desperate for family as she is.  Armed with only her mouthwatering cornbread and a deep abiding faith in the Almighty, Mattie is determined to woo Wesley to the side of God and good manners.

May
18
Sun
Walking Across Egypt @ Parkway Playhouse
May 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

When 78 year old Mattie Rigsbee discovers a stray dog on her back porch, she calls the dogcatcher.  Little does she know that Lamar Benfield will open her eyes to a world she never knew existed; a world that includes car theft, prison breaks and a juvenile delinquent named Wesley, who is as desperate for family as she is.  Armed with only her mouthwatering cornbread and a deep abiding faith in the Almighty, Mattie is determined to woo Wesley to the side of God and good manners.

May
23
Fri
Public Art Celebration @ Burnsville Town Center
May 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come enjoy the Art on display in downtown Burnsville as you shop and enjoy our great restaurants. Stay and enjoy the early evening concert on the Square followed by Stars on the Square.

Walking Across Egypt @ Parkway Playhouse
May 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

When 78 year old Mattie Rigsbee discovers a stray dog on her back porch, she calls the dogcatcher.  Little does she know that Lamar Benfield will open her eyes to a world she never knew existed; a world that includes car theft, prison breaks and a juvenile delinquent named Wesley, who is as desperate for family as she is.  Armed with only her mouthwatering cornbread and a deep abiding faith in the Almighty, Mattie is determined to woo Wesley to the side of God and good manners.

Stars on the Square @ Town Square
May 23 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

A star gazing event on Town Square.

May
24
Sat
Emerald Village “Miner’s Heritage Day” @ Emerald Village
May 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Live Music!  Good Food! Guided hikes to hidden mines.  Kid’s treasure hunt with prizes.  After dark Black Light Mine Tour and more.  Black Light Tour Fee:  Adults $15; Students $10.

Blue Ridge Heritage Day @ Yancey History Association
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us as Burnsville travels back to a bygone age with a full day of Free family entertainment. The Rush-Wray Museum and surrounding grounds and Proffitt-Cousins Cabin become the backdrop for Mountain Artisans, Storytellers, Folk Music, Demonstrations and tours. You are welcome to bring a picnic or enjoy a leisure lunch at any of the fine restaurants in town. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a relaxing day at the History Association and on the Square.

Walking Across Egypt @ Parkway Playhouse
May 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

When 78 year old Mattie Rigsbee discovers a stray dog on her back porch, she calls the dogcatcher.  Little does she know that Lamar Benfield will open her eyes to a world she never knew existed; a world that includes car theft, prison breaks and a juvenile delinquent named Wesley, who is as desperate for family as she is.  Armed with only her mouthwatering cornbread and a deep abiding faith in the Almighty, Mattie is determined to woo Wesley to the side of God and good manners.

Jun
7
Sat
Ghost Riders @ Parkway Playhouse
Jun 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Malinda Blalock, a young mountain woman whose husband was forced to enlist in the Confederate army, disguised herself as a boy and went with him.  Discharged soon afterwards, it isn’t long before the Confederacy wants Keith to take up arms again, and he does, only this time it is as a bushwhacker for the Union.  With not many people left to trust in a war that has pitted brother against brother, the couple head for high ground to avoid the county militia, and soon become hard-riding, deadly outlaws who avenge the deaths of their kin and neighbors at the hands of the Rebels.

Jun
8
Sun
Ghost Riders @ Parkway Playhouse
Jun 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Malinda Blalock, a young mountain woman whose husband was forced to enlist in the Confederate army, disguised herself as a boy and went with him.  Discharged soon afterwards, it isn’t long before the Confederacy wants Keith to take up arms again, and he does, only this time it is as a bushwhacker for the Union.  With not many people left to trust in a war that has pitted brother against brother, the couple head for high ground to avoid the county militia, and soon become hard-riding, deadly outlaws who avenge the deaths of their kin and neighbors at the hands of the Rebels.

Jun
13
Fri
Ghost Riders @ Parkway Playhouse
Jun 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Malinda Blalock, a young mountain woman whose husband was forced to enlist in the Confederate army, disguised herself as a boy and went with him.  Discharged soon afterwards, it isn’t long before the Confederacy wants Keith to take up arms again, and he does, only this time it is as a bushwhacker for the Union.  With not many people left to trust in a war that has pitted brother against brother, the couple head for high ground to avoid the county militia, and soon become hard-riding, deadly outlaws who avenge the deaths of their kin and neighbors at the hands of the Rebels.

Jun
14
Sat
Ghost Riders @ Parkway Playhouse
Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Malinda Blalock, a young mountain woman whose husband was forced to enlist in the Confederate army, disguised herself as a boy and went with him.  Discharged soon afterwards, it isn’t long before the Confederacy wants Keith to take up arms again, and he does, only this time it is as a bushwhacker for the Union.  With not many people left to trust in a war that has pitted brother against brother, the couple head for high ground to avoid the county militia, and soon become hard-riding, deadly outlaws who avenge the deaths of their kin and neighbors at the hands of the Rebels.