May 27th - 29th, 2016


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Thanks to organizers from Transylvania County schools, and a passel of committed volunteers, the 2016 White Squirrel Festival will once again host the Squirrel Box Derby! Winter is the time to get those karts built, and the guidelines are linked below. There is a workshop planned to help get you started – watch for details. Squirrel […]

Veteran’s Memorial Parade

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An annual celebration to honor our veterans, this is an important part of the tradition of Transylvania County. If you would like to be in the parade, click Parade Application.

White Squirrels and a Festival


Tammy Hopkins met Buck Rothchild from All Over the Carolinas at Brevard College for a look at some of our cute little white squirrels enjoying the spring weather.         Watch the video HERE.  

Pisgah Pete at the 2015 White Squirrel Festival!

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Pisgah Pete will once again make an appearance at the White Squirrel Festival this year!! He has become a mainstay in Brevard, making appearances many times throughout the year! His handler, Jennifer Burgin will be accompanying him. Jennifer is a local wildlife rehabilitator. Don’t miss him at this year’s White Squirrel Festival where he will […]

White Squirrel Photo Contest

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11th Annual White Squirrel Photo Contest   The Transylvania Community Arts Council is proud to partner with the White Squirrel Festival this year to host the 11th Annual White Squirrel Photo Contest.  It’s finally springtime and all your backyard white critters are scampering about.  If you’re able to catch them in some of their high […]

Discover Downtown Brevard

Experience the home town feeling in downtown Brevard. As a vibrant hub for the arts, the downtown is also the crossroads to exceptional outdoor recreation, connecting to national and state forests. Home to the white squirrel, the downtown is host to several annual festivals and special events, including the White Squirrel Music Festival, the Squirrel Box Derby, and Halloweenfest. Catch the home town spirit and visit Brevard and the “Land of the Waterfalls”, Transylvania County.

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