and Swannanoa
North Carolina

Welcome to Black Mountain & Swannanoa Valley

Welcome to Black Mountain
The Little Town That Rocks!

Previously called the Front Porch of Western North Carolina, spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains surround our beautiful town and valley… If you are seeking a community to relocate your business, begin a new adventure, retire, or even begin a family – Black Mountain and the Swannanoa Valley will be a perfect choice for you…

SafeWise has named Black Mountain “one of the 50 safest towns in North Carolina,” and the Asheville Citizen-Times newspaper voted us “Best Small Town in Western North Carolina…” We are nationally recognized for our arts, handmade crafts, furniture, local food markets, and music… The town and chamber has worked together for many years to also create our “Certified Entrepreneurial Community” as well…

More than 30 area restaurants offer a wide variety of menus, including everything from hearty soup and sandwiches to BBQ and ribs, mountain trout, and authentic ethnic cuisine… Relax in a historic inn, B&B, remote mountain cabin, or a modern hotel


Our community and valley offers walking, hiking, biking trails, green ways, camping areas, trout fishing, area lakes and waterfalls… Enjoy the crisp, clear running mountain streams and natural flora… “The Valley” is also home to six major Conference Centers, two colleges, and over a dozen widely recognized camps

Check out the Chamber’s community calendar of events. Here you will find important dates about festivals, seasonal and yearly celebrations, marathons, and other fun activities offered throughout the year…

Make your first stop our Visitor’s Center, located at 201 East State Street, and one of our friendly volunteers will enthusiastically assist you with any questions you may have about our area… We hope to see you soon!

Music Schedule

Music Schedule

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Music Schedule for
Aug 24-30, 2016

Blue Ridge Music Trails

Upcoming Events

Sun 28

Billy Edd Wheeler Art Display

Tuesday, June 14 - Sunday, August 28
Seven Sisters Gallery 117 Cherry St Black Mountain NC 28711
Mon 29

Artist Jos’e Bello Gallery Show

Monday, August 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Black Mountain Center for the Arts 225 West State St Black Mountain NC 28711
Sep 01

Swannanoa’s Old Farmer’s Ball

Thursday, September 1 @ 7:30 pm
Warren Wilson College, Bryson Gym 701 Warren Wilson Road Swannanoa NC 28778
Sep 02

Warren Wilson College Farmer’s Market

Friday, September 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Warren Wilson College 701 Warren Wilson Rd Swannanoa NC 28778
Sep 02

Creative Mountain Food Tours – Pub Crawl

Friday, September 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Creative Mountain Food Tours Black Mountain NC 28711