Sat., Sep. 5, 2015

Starting at 9:00 am - Ending at 9:30 pm

Ending time is approximate




  • Alan Schabilion


  • Emerald Village, 331 McKinney Mine Road
    Little Switzerland NC 28749


A special highlight this year will be the Parkway Fire and Rescue Squad demonstrating dramatic rappelling off the high cliff faces of the mines. Demonstrations start at 1:30 and we encourage you to bring a chair and watch these brave folks practice their special skills!

As usual, we’ll have free guided hikes to hidden mines at 11:30 & 3:30 and the free kid’s treasure hunt all day! 5 great musical acts will entertain with free live music under the tent from 11:00 till 4:00. The Switzerland café will be catering food for the event, and will also be back serving on Sunday too!

Of course gem mining, gold panning, mineral & gem collecting, and free Discovery Mill exhibits will be going on all day. We’ll cap the evening with a black-light mine tour at 8:30 (reservations highly recommended!).

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35° 50' 48.8394" / Longitude: -82° 7' 35.3994"


Emerald Village, 331 McKinney Mine Road Little Switzerland NC 28749

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