The Town of Brevard
Brevard has been nationally recognized as one of America’s “coolest small towns” and a “best place to live.” Located just 30-minutes outside of Asheville, we invite you to take a stroll through Brevard's quaint and charming downtown. Be sure to stop in at local sellers of regional art, craft beer, and musical instruments, or the funky O.P Taylor’s toy store. Music, art, and culture give this small town a modern Appalachian vibe all its own.
STUDENT TO WATERFALL RATIO
ACRES OF FORESTS NEAR CAMPUS
When you’re planning your day in downtown Brevard, your only challenge will be deciding what to do first! Start your day off on the Scenic 276 South Fine Art and Craft Corridor, a 13-mile stretch of highway featuring art galleries, working and teaching studios, shops, and fresh local produce. Just a short walk downtown will take you to dinner at Marco's Trattoria or local favorite Big Mike’s. End your night with live music at the Phoenix Lounge, or maybe a specialty gelato flavor at Kiwi Gelato. No matter what you choose to do here, Brevard’s charming downtown is sure to delight and entertain you and your family.
The White Squirrel
Visit Brevard and you’ll find our favorite furry friend, the white squirrel, at every turn! This unusual little guy likes to pose on campus for pictures and is a popular subject for local arts, crafts, and photography. Be sure to stop in any store downtown (especially “The White Squirrel Shopp!) and pick up some essential white squirrel gear, from T-shirts to bumper stickers to Christmas ornaments. Visit in May and you’ll experience our annual White Squirrel Festival, named by Asheville Citizen-Times as the “Best WNC Spring Music Festival!” This street festival is right downtown and features the best Brevard has to offer - local and regional bands, arts and crafts, food, and even a “squirrel-box” derby!
Arts & Culture
Brevard is a charming mountain town, but its artistic atmosphere rivals that of any city. Transylvania County and its exceptional natural beauty attracts artists, musicians, and performers who love the area, want to be a part of Brevard’s distinctive cultural heritage, and are inspired to create incredible art right here at home. Just take a walk downtown to the Red Wolf Gallery or the Brevard Music Center and you’ll find a fascinating fusion of contemporary, classical, and traditional mountain styles and medias – all right at your fingertips.
Brevard Music Center
The Brevard Music Center, located in the heart of Brevard, has a reputation as one of the nation’s foremost musical summer training programs and festivals. Each summer more than 400 talented music students gather in Brevard to be inspired by the incredible mountain location, study with renowned faculty, and perform with some of the best musicians in the world.This legendary musical community offers Brevard more than 80 concerts each summer, including orchestra, chamber, and opera performances.
Land of The Waterfalls
Transylvania County is home to the highest concentration of waterfalls in North America. When you visit the Brevard College campus, make sure you get to see some of the 250 waterfall—including the falls where “The Hunger Games” was filmed! Access to the falls range from a short walk from your car to an all-day round trip hike.