Find your agritourism adventure right here in Haywood County, NC
Nestled in the mountains of western North Carolina, Haywood County is less than a day’s drive from many major urban areas in the southeastern United States with primary access via Interstate 40.
From sprawling picturesque farms to family-owned and operated homesteads, our agritourism guide is an invitation to explore our vibrant community of agripreneurs. Enjoy breathtaking vistas and cool mountain streams. Stroll any number of our Main Streets. Discover why Haywood County has earned a gold star on the regional gastronomy map!
Plan your Haywood County adventure with Visit NC Smokies. Stop by the Haywood County Visitor Center & Tourism Office at 1110 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley 28751. The friendly staff can be reached at 800.334.9036
Get your FREE printed copy of Buy Haywood’s Find your Adventure! 2017 Agritourism Guide: 10th Anniversary Edition at participating locations:
– Bethel –
– Canton –
– Clyde –
– Lake Junaluska –
- Bethea Welcome Center, Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center
– Maggie Valley –
- Buffalo Creek Vacations
- Elevated Mountain Distilling Company
- Frankie’s Italian Trattoria
- Haywood County Visitor Center & Tourism Office
– Waynesville –
- Best Western Smoky Mountain Inn
- Copper Pot & Wooden Spoon
- Francis Grist Mill
- Frog Level Brewing Company
- Grass Root Gardens
- Haywood County Chamber of Commerce
- Haywood County Cooperative Extension Office
- Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market
- Hidden Valley Farm
- Mountain Favors
- Mud Dabbers Pottery & Crafts
- Red Barn Garden Center & Mountain Heritage Museum
- Sunburst Market
- Waynesville branch of the Haywood County Public Library
- Waynesville’s Original Tailgate Market
- Waynesville Soda Jerks
– Community Support –
Our agritourism efforts receive vital funding support from community partners such as the Haywood Advancement Foundation, Bethel Rural Community Organization, and Haywood County Tourism Development Authority.
ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project) serves
as a valuable resource—working to support local food, strong farms and healthy communities across the region. asapconnections.org
– Acknowledgements –
- We want to acknowledge the spectacular vision and talent of Blue Ridge Naturalist, Ken Czarnomski, for contributing the hand illustrated Haywood County map. Ken responded to our request almost immediately with a yes and then proceeded to exceed all of our expectations. You can find other examples of Ken’s extraordinary work at area Visitor Centers – including his Purchase Knob guide. ©2014 Ken Czarnomski. All Rights Reserved.
- Our gratitude goes out to Ed Kelley, the one & only Ridge Runner, who we consider to be an extraordinary photographer, creative inspiration, generous friend and avid supporter of preservation. His various contributions add tremendous visual impact to our guide. ©2014 Ed Kelley. All Rights Reserved.
- Special thanks to Benjamin Porter for donating the use of his photos from Forest, Farm & Garden. The Campus Arboretum of Haywood Community College: Celebrating the First Fifty Years of Stewardship 1966-2016 written by Tamara Graham & Sybil Argintar. ©2016 Benjamin Porter. All Rights Reserved.
- Thanks to Chef Louis Perrone of Frankie’s Italian Trattoria for donating the signature recipe for Bruschetta featuring some of Haywood’s most delicious farm fresh ingredients. ©2016 Louis Perrone. All Rights Reserved.
- Above all, we want to acknowledge the farmers, growers, producers, dedicated preservationists, small business owners, chefs & restaurateurs – without whose hard work, love of the land, determination and dedication to our community there would be no agritourism to speak of. The Buy Haywood team is deeply honored to work for you and look forward to many more fruitful seasons!**2017 guide printed by Clark Communications**