Thousands flock to the Greening Up the Mountains festival

The 20th annual Greening Up the Mountains festival was April 22. According to event coordinator, Amy Ammons Garza, she’s estimating there were around 1,200 visitors, this is 2,000 more than last year.  Garza said the streets of downtown Sylva were very crowded, not even the rain could discourage visitors. “When it rained, I think people went into […]

Greening Up The Mountains one tradition at a time

Every 4th Saturday in April, thousands of people from across the southeast crowd the streets of downtown Sylva for a fun-filled day of music, food, arts and crafts and more. This Saturday, April 22, is just around the corner, so get ready! Since 1997, Sylva, North Carolina, has been home to the Greening Up The Mountains festival. […]

The weather won’t keep the locals down

The weather called for a 92 percent chance of rain, but the people of Sylva still brought out their guitars, grills and their mountain attitudes on Saturday, April 25, to celebrate Earth Day. The Greening up the Mountains festival is a local tradition, that’s been running for 18 years, in Sylva to celebrate the coming […]

VIDEO: Greening Up The Mountains 2014

Jackson County’s 17th annual Earth Day celebration was a huge hit on Saturday and generated large amounts of revenue for the local economy. Everything went extremely well considering last year the event was cancelled due to a rain out. Check out this exclusive video of Greening Up The Mountains in Sylva on April 26, 2014. […]

Celebrate Earth Day like a local

Smell of funnel cake and sounds of bluegrass mixed with jazz and fiddle  filled up downtown Sylva,  Saturday, April 26, to celebrate the Greening up the Mountains Festival . “It started out as an Earth Day festival, and this is the 17th one. It’s always the fourth Saturday in April,” said Paige Roberson, Sylva town […]

Greening Up the Mountains hits Sylva this Saturday

Greening Up the Mountains, Sylva’s free festival marking the start of spring, will be hitting Main street tomorrow, April 27. This will mark the 17th annual celebration of the event. It will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring local crafts, vendors, artists, and music. Many of the attending vendors will be locally owned […]