Before planning your trip to the area, always check out the event calendar from the Murphy Visitors Center first at Cherokee Event Calendar.
Possum Drop on New Year’s – Some places drop an apple, some a ball, some even a pickle....we drop a opossum. Located next the the John C. Campbell Folk School, Clay's Corner lowers a live opossum to ring in the new year. It's a must do family friendly free event with live music, jokes, and a redneck womanless beauty pagent.
Heritage Walk- Around Labor Day. This event is a great way to learn about the history of Murphy.
Wagon Train- Andrews, NC is home to the south's oldest wagon train. Held the week before July 4th every year, you can ride by day and camp by night with cowboys and cowgirls from all over the country. Check out the site for more information. Western North Carolina Wagon Train.
4th of July – Fireworks in Murphy are spectacular! Enjoy the Peanut Drop, live music, greased pig chase, crafts, vendors, food, games, fishing tournament and so much more. Located in Konaheeta Park.
Georgia Mountain Fair - Yearly in July the fair comes to Hiawasse, GA. This is a great event for all ages. The kids love the rides and I love to eat homemade icecream and shop for local crafts. The fairgrounds also has a music hall that holds concerts year round! Check out the website Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds.
Scott Hogsed Memorial Youth Conservation Day - This is a HUGE event for kids! The kids will get to try bow shooting, fly fishing, and other events. After you make your way through all the stations, you are treated to a wild game lunch. Have you ever tried rabbit or elk, deer or rattlesnake? You never know what they will have for you to try. It's a great event to encourage the kids to get outside and there are tons of freebies and prizes too. Scott Hogsed Day.
Chili Cook-off – Second Saturday in October, the Cherokee County Chamber hosts the annual Chili Cook-off. Cherokee County Chamber.
Fall Leaf Season – Sometime in October the mountains turn into a colorful piece of art. You don't want to miss this. It's also one of my favorite times to go for a ride as you can tell from my pictures on this site.
Halloween – If you have never been to Murphy for Halloween, then you are missing out. The police blocks off Duke Street and everyone in town comes out to trick-or-treat. It's safe, fun, and crazy entertaining to see so many characters all on one street in our little town.
Christmas - Christmas is a magical time here in Murphy, NC; Christmas plays, live nativitys, parades, and even a Singing Christmas Tree.