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24th annual Greening Up the Mountains Festival takes over downtown Sylva this weekend

The Greening Up the Mountains Festival, now in its 24th year, is a heritage arts festival that celebrates the arrival of Spring through both traditional and contemporary forms of Appalachian art, music, food, and beverage which honor our community and local artisans. 

Each year, the festival is sponsored by both the Town of Sylva and the Main Street Sylva Association and is held in historical downtown Sylva, North Carolina. The Greening Up The Mountains Festival enjoys crowds upwards 12,000 attendees and has 175 vendor booth spaces. In addition to a variety of arts, crafts, and food vendors, attendees can enjoy a 5k run, beverage arts featuring local craft breweries, and live music throughout the day.

The festival kicks off at 10 a.m. and will go until 4 p.m. The Jackson County Transit shuttle will be running from the Jackson County Justice Center and Jackson Plaza to the downtown festival area from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on festival day.  Rides are $1 per person.  Pets are not allowed on the shuttle, but service animals are permitted.

Music Line Up: 

Are you ready for some great music this weekend at the Greening Up the Mountains Festival in Sylva? Here is the music schedule for the Bridge Park stage this Saturday, April 23:

10:00 – SKA City

11:00 – Maggie Valley Band

12:00 – Summit Church Band

1:00 – Alma Russ Band

2:00 – Shane Meade & The Sound

3:00 – PMA

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