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Upcoming Events

Looking for live music, paddling competitions, retail sales, or festivals? We have it all. Don’t miss out on all of the fun – make sure to add our events to your calendar!

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Beer tastings at NOC

River and Brews
Small Town Craft Brewers Festival

Nantahala Outdoor Center

Just west of Asheville, you’ll find some hidden gems buried in the small mountain towns of WNC. From local breweries with unique and tasty pours, to creative artisans and quality craftspeople, these folks help make Western North Carolina as unique as the rivers that flow here. Join us for a celebration of local breweries, music, […]

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Subaru Summer Music Series – Konrad Kuechenmeister

Nantahala Outdoor Center

Konrad Kuechenmeister is now one of the world’s top loopers. He embodies the harmony between traditional live music and new century multimedia technology. While live on stage, as a multi-instrumentalist, Konrad composes, arranges, and mixes right before your eyes. He uses traditional instruments such as classical guitar, melodica, piano, drums, djembe, while singing and beatboxing […]

Guest Appreciate Festival

Guest Appreciation Festival-50th Anniversary Celebration

Nantahala Outdoor Center

It’s back! One of our most loved events, Guest Appreciation Festival is returning this year just in time for our 50th year in adventure. GAF is our annual celebration bringing together guests, visitors, paddlers, and staff for a weekend festival of incredible sales, whitewater, outdoor fun, and gratitude! Snag great deals from the Outfitter’s Store […]

Fall rafting contest with pumpkins


Nantahala Outdoor Center

NOCtoberfest, NOC’s annual fall family fun event returns! Enjoy leaf season in the Smoky Mountains at Nantahala Outdoor Center’s annual NOCtoberfest event on October 22nd, 2022. This free, family favorite celebration offers activities, kid friendly live music, and prizes for all ages to enjoy. The most anticipated part of the NOCtoberfest celebration is NOC’s Great […]


Discovering the Appalachian Trail Author Book Signing

NOC Gatlinburg

From beginners to thru-hikers, Discovering the Appalachian Trail has something for anyone that wants a connection with the nation’s longest marked footpath at approximately 2,181 miles. Starting at Springer Mountain in Georgia and finishing far to the north in Maine’s Mount Katahdin, the A.T. crosses 14 states, 6 national parks, and 8 national forests. Taking […]

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