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25th Annual Shady Valley Cranberry Festival
Fri., October 13-Sat., October 14
This fast-growing and beloved annual festival takes place in the heart of Shady Valley, a stunningly beautiful valley set in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains and the Cherokee National Forest. Friday’s festivities take place at Shady Valley Elementary School at 423 Highway133 and begin with the annual Bean Supper at 5 p.m. with a live auction starting at 7 p.m. Saturday’s festivities begin with a Pancake Breakfast at 7 a.m. at the Fire Hal with the Cranberry Festival Parade beginning at 10 a.m., kicking off a day of wonderful live music, family activities, vendors selling their wares and great fun for all. Don’t forget to visit the American Indian Arrowhead and Relics display at Shady Valley Elementary, where there is always free parking for all events.