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Welcome to the Town of Andrews
Andrews is a beautiful, peaceful small town located within the heart of North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountains. Nature lovers can enjoy many outdoor activities in the area's unspoiled streams, rivers, mountains, and ridges. There are also many thriving small businesses in town, including restaurants, retail shops, bed and breakfast inns, and artists' galleries and gift shops. Come visit and find out why Andrews is the ideal place to live, work, and play!

Where is Andrews?
Andrews is located in the western
corner of the state of North
Carolina. Away from the hustle
and bustle of the big city, Andrews offers
a peaceful place to relax while enjoying some of the most spectacular scenery year round. People say that Andrews is only two hours from anywhere. Conveniently it's less than 150 miles from Atlanta, GA, Knoxville, TN and Asheville, NC.


Earth Week Celebration!

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015
  • Opening Ceremonies 9 AM, 998 Main St., Thorpe Bldg.
    Welcome Address Mayor Nancy Curtis, Town Alderman
    Invocation, Rev. Mary Brown Andrews United Methodist
    Recognition of Native People Jerry Wolf, "Beloved Man" Cherokee Song and Prayer Music, Jennifer Farr Choir Director, First Baptist

  • Gathering Sustainably 10 AM, Andrews Ballroom, 955 Main St.
    Dr. David Cozzo, Power Point Revitalization of Traditional Cherokee Artisan Resources

  • Gathering for Profit (All Day)
    Presentation: Carol Lawson, 1 PM & 6 PM Smoky Mountain Native Plant Association Native Plant Dyes for Crafts (All Day)
    Presentation: Bob Lawson, 1 PM & 6 PM Noted Drum Maker Display & Sales Table

  • The Power of Natures Medicine (All Day)
    Presentation 2 PM & 5:30 PM Eve Miranda, Q&A Info & Sales Table

  • Backyard Remedies (All Day)
    Presentation: 2 PM & 5:30 PM Pat & Mark of the Whole Store Q&A Display & Sales Table

  • Native Bees (All Day) Bee Products, Beeswax Art, Local Honey, Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center Display & Sales Table

  • Information Tables & Printed Materials (All Day)
    North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission Q&A
    North Carolina Department of Agriculture, Q&A
    Area County Extension Offices, Q&A

  • Andrews Businesses Participating (All Day) Wednesday thru Saturday
    Appropriate Displays & Sales Tables

THURSAY, APRIL 23, 2015
  • Andrews Ballroom, 955 Main St.
    Early Inhabitants (All Day) Presentation 10 AM & 6 PM Native Plant Use in Basket Making & Carving Demonstration, etc.
    History, Arts, & Crafts, Music & Storytelling
    Presenters Display & Sales Tables
    Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual, Inc. Vickie L. Cruz, Director
    Oconaluftee Village Davy Arch, Program Director
    Junaluska Museum T.J. Holland, Director

  • Andrews Public Library, 871 Main St.
    Native Orchids of Appalachia 10 AM Randy Collins, Presenter NCDA Graham County Extension

  • Authors of Appalachia (All Day) All Authors Welcomed, Display & Sales Tables
    Presentation Readings at both: 1 PM & 6 PM, Gary Carden, Storyteller/Author, Mary Ricketson, Poet, A Reading

  • Information Station, ( 10 AM to 5 PM ) 998 Main St., Thorpe Bldg.
    Great Smoky National Park Table
    Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition Projects - Callie D. Moore
    Fly Fishing (Tie Construction) 10 AM, Ted Raxter, Demonstrator, THURSDAY Only
    Appalachian Outfitters, Murphy, NC, Casting Demonstrations
    Trout Unlimited Table, Display & Sales Tables
    Hogsed Sportswear, Warne, NC, Hunting Section
    Turkey Federation Table, Archery Demonstration
    Info on Scott Hogsed Day & Jakes Day, Display & Sales Tables
    Gibson Shoes, Sales Table, Hiking, Fishing & Hunting Boots
    Nantahala Outdoor Center Demonstrations/Clinics, Display & Sales Tables
    Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, Display Table
    Ridgerunner Zipline, (Two New Lines - call 828-421-8119)
    Nantahala National Forest, Cheoah-Tusquitee District
    NC Wildlife Resource Commission

  • Fishing Tournament Registration Begins Noon - 5 PM, at the Brewery

  • Andrews United Methodist Church, Main St., Gospel Sing 7 PM, Sonny Reighard, MC, All Churches Are Invited to Participate, Call Coordinator To Sign Up

FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015
  • Andrews Public Library, 871 Main St., Programs Start at 10 AM
    Animals of the Forest Theme
    Visit by Smokey the Bear
    Visit by Children’s Author, Anna Berenyl, A Reading

  • Andrews Ballroom, 955 Main St.
    Early Settlers, Friday & Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM. Hosted by Family Members Sharing Photo Albums, Journals, Books, Pull up a Chair, Visit Awhile & Rake Up Kin Folk
    Special Guest, Deby Ferguson, Historian, "Whispers Among the Laurels" (3 Vol.) Will be in the Ballroom on Friday, at 1 PM, And on Saturday, at 10 AM, Display & Sales Tables

  • African American Influence-Contribution. Friday & Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM, Sharing Family Albums, Books

  • Author/Historian, Ann Miller Woodford Presenting her Collection-Book Information Station, (All Day)

  • 998 Main St. Opens at 10 AM
    Great Smoky National Park Table
    "Trail of Tears", Interpretive Hike, Lou Jackson, Hike Sign Up Sheet
    Appalachian Outfitters, of Murphy, NC, Casting Demonstrations
    Trout Unlimited Table Display & Sales Tables
    Hogsed Sportswear, of Warne, NC, Hunting Section
    Turkey Federation Table, Archery Demonstration
    Info on Scott Hogsed Day & Jakes Day, Display & Sales Tables
    Gibson Shoes, Sales Table, Hiking, Fishing & Hunting Boots
    Nantahala Outdoor Center, Demonstrations/Clinics, Display & Sales Tables
    Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, Display Table
    Ridgerunner Zipline, (Two New Lines 828-421-8119)
    Nantahala National Forest, Cheoah-Tusquitee District
    NC Wildlife Resource Commission

  • Fishing Tournament Registration Begins Noon - 5 PM, at the Brewery

  • The Open Porch - 1046 Main St.

  • Understanding the Stars, Presentation: 10 AM & 6 PM, Marilyn DuMont

  • Please bring folding chairs or blankets for seating, Hall Park Location, Mountain Music 7 PM, Country Music - Blue Grass Music, Steve Jordan, Coordinator

  • Heritage Park Location, Star Gazing 9:30 PM, View the Heavens with Telescopes, WCU Astronomy Dept., Tri-County Community College, Astronomy Dept.

SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2015
  • Hook, Line, and Beer, Mountain Trout Fishing Tournament, Andrews Brewing Company, Fishing Begins - 7 AM, Enter Fish Deadline - 3 PM - Sharp, *Awards Celebration* 5 PM, Live Music & Beer

  • Self Guided Walking Tour of Andrews (All Day)

  • Puppet Parade 10 AM, Pat Hegstrom, 954-830-4456, Forms at 9:30 AM Behind the Elementary School, Parade Begins at 10 AM & Ends at Hall Park

  • Hall Park Gazebo Location - 10 AM, Red Drum Singers, Spruce Pines, N.C.

  • Andrews Public Library, 871 Main Street, Gem Show Begins at 10 AM, Local Jewelry Crafters Display & Supplies Sales Tables

  • Andrews Ballroom 995 Main Street
    Early Settlers, Opens at 10 AM, See Friday for Information
    African American Influence - Contribution Opens at 10 AM, See Friday for Information

  • Information Station, 998 Main St., Thorpe Bldg., Opens at 10 AM, See Friday for Event Information

  • Oxygen Rejuvenation, Earth Ride - Starts Early, Cherokee County Cycles, Mike & Jenny Pike 828-321-0499, Breakfast on the River Participants Only

  • Interpretative "Trail of Tears" Hike, Led by Lous Jackson 1 PM, Call Coordinator for more information

  • Fish Fry, Call Coordinator for more information

SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015
  • Location: Heritage Park, Closing Ceremonies Begin at 1 PM
    Please bring folding chairs or blankets for seating
    Welcome and Thank You’s, Mayor, Nancy Curtis, Coordinator, Eve Miranda

  • Red Drum Singers, Impromptu Performances 2 PM, Including but not limited to: Stecoah Drummers, Crystal Bowl Singing, Mountain Thyme Drummers, Rattle, Flute Music