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The Annual Moonlight Moonshine 10K and Half Pint Fun Run/Walk

The new “Moonlight Moonshine 10K & Half Pint Fun Run/Walk” Route-A flat race course that starts and finishes at Cowee School

Race day registration begins at 5:00PM
Half Pint FUN! Run/Walk starts at 6:00PM
Moonlight Moonshine 10K starts at 6:30PM
(Event Shirts To The First 100 Registered Racers of Moonlight Moonshine 10K & 25 To The First 25 Registered Racers of Half Pint)

Moonlight Moonshine 10K Awards: Overall 1st-3rd Male & Female
1st-3rd age division winners
Half Pint Awards: 1st & 2nd overall boy & girl-Each “Half Pint” racer will receive a completion award

Online Registration is open now and ends on July 7, 2021. (Register through or e-mail to request a race entry form)

RACE DAY: $35 ($15 without event shirt)


For information email 

Bootlegger’s Cruise-In Car Show

Rev up those engines!
Let’s cruise the famous “Moonshiner 28” (Moonshiner 28 Cruise-In) starting from Cowee School and enjoy the roads were legendary bootleggers cruised. Enjoy the beauty of the Smoky Mountains of western North Carolina and the summer air. (A map will be provided for “Moonshiner 28 Cruise-In”)

Moonlight Moonshine Outdoor Movie

Hear stories about Moonshiners and the history of Moonshining in the Macon County, NC area.
Enjoy the sounds of bluegrass from various local bluegrass musicians.
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and join others at dusk for the famous bootlegger movie Thunder Road – The Movie (1958) starring Robert Mitchum (who also produced the film and co-wrote the screenplay)

Who Wants to be a Star? Talent Competition Auditions

Christian Training Center International presents Who Wants to be a Star talent competition auditions on  Thursday, July 8 from 5 pm to 7 pm at 234 Watchman Lane.  Finalists will perform at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts on July 31.

This summer, use your talents to become a champion of a great cause and have a chance at winning a $500 Grand Prize!  Audition to be a part of our show or purchase tickets and bring your entire family to this exciting evening of entertainment and laughs.

Root & Barrel Kitchen

A fun destination for your evening dining pleasure featuring Providence Farmstead Wagyu Beef and SenAmore Vineyard’s wine (both local vendors).  From the appetizers to dessert you will enjoy delightful tastes from our expert chef while also enjoying the soothing ambience.  Great good, drinks and serve awaits you at The Root & Battel Kitchen.