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Brevard NC

Brevard NC “Land of the Waterfalls”


Town of Brevard North Carolina
Known as the “Land of Waterfalls” the town of Brevard, North Carolina will take your breath away. Located in Transylvania County, this town is filled to the brim with environmental beauty, cultural activities and of course, white squirrels. Surrounded by national and state forests, the town of Brevard is swarming with a spirit of adventure and never ending wonder. With 250 waterfalls, Transylvania County is a mecca for waterfall hunters. Mountain and road biking are a popular activity here due to the towns proximity to The Pisgah National Forest and Dupont State Forest. The town throws many seasonal festivals including an Independence Day, Halloween and Christmas festival.  Exceeding ten galleries and studios art is also a prominent feature in this town. Furthermore, you can find the Brevard Music Center, the Brevard Little Theater and educational activities based around historic houses in the area.



History of Brevard NC
As is common with many of the towns in Western North Carolina, the Cherokee Indians were the first people to call Brevard home. The Cherokee tribes thrived in these prosperous valleys and forests. Their hunting paths ran along side the Davidson River, which runs through present day Brevard and continues into upstate South Carolina. 

For many years the Cherokee were the only people occupying the land, until the first Scotch-Irish settlers crossed the mountain ridges and settled in Brevard at the end of the 18th century. The population of Brevard remained small for almost a century. 

With the creation of the railroad Transylvania County became known as one of North America’s most beautiful destinations. Many celebrities, tycoons and politicians became visiting this beautiful town in the early part of the 20th century. 

Today Brevard, North Carolina is still renowned for its beautiful scenery and remains a popular tourist town.


White Squirrel Festival
Enjoy two full days of live music in the beautiful town of Brevard, North Carolina. The White Squirrel Festival  was created to enhance and develop this little communities business district and has evolved into one of the premier music festivals in the Southeast. This FREE festival features national and regional artists and hosts many undiscovered artists, as well. Eight blocks of downtown are filled with street vendors, food vendors, merchants, artists, craftsmen, potters, painters, games and kids activities! The festival hosts a Squirrel Box Derby for people of all ages! Runners from the entire southeast come together at this festival to race in the 5K and 10K White Squirrel race. Scampering throughout the festival grounds are Brevard’s infamous native white squirrels, for which the festival gained its name, so be sure to bring your camera when you come out to enjoy this charming mountain community! For more information you can visit the events section of our page! 



Mountain Song Festival
Held as a benefit for the Transylvania Boys and Girls club, the Mountain Song Festival was inspired by the youth. The main stage for this festival is located inside the beautiful 1,800 seat Whittington-Prfohl Auditorium at the Brevard Music Center. With an awe-inspiring backdrop of Pisgah National Forest, this festival offers food, children activities, nature interests and plenty of local and nationally known bluegrass artists. This years line-up includes Steep Canyon Rangers, Del McCoury Band, Della Mae, the David Grisman Sextet and many more. For more information please visit the events section of our page. 




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