The Greening Up the Mountains Festival, now in its 23rd year, is a heritage arts festival that celebrates the arrival of spring through both traditional and contemporary forms of Appalachian art, music, food and beverage which honor our community and local artisans. The festival is sponsored by both the Town of Sylva and the Main Street Sylva Association and will be held in historic downtown Sylva, North Carolina. This festival brings in crowds upwards of 12,000 attendees and has 175 vendors. In addition to a variety of arts, crafts and food vendors, attendees can enjoy a 5k run, youth talent contest, beverage arts featuring local craft breweries and live music throughout the day on two stages.


Kendra Hamm, Event Coordinator

773 W. Main Street
Sylva, NC 28779

(828) 586-2719

Updated February 20, 2020