Brevard, North Carolina: White Squirrel Festival Team Field Report

2 W. Main St., Brevard, NC
About 40 minutes southwest of Asheville, NC, at intersection of Hwy 64 and 276, not far from entrance to Pisgah National Forest.
Last weekend May Sa 10am - 10 pm, Su Noon - 10 pm (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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White Squirrel Festival
White Squirrel town holds an annual festival attended by white squirrel mascot, Pisgah Polly. Also a Miss White Squirrel beauty pageant. Souvenirs year-round at the White Squirrel Gift Shoppe. Report...

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White Squirrel Festival

2016 brought back the Squirrel Box Derby! Tons of fun! Food! Really friendly place. White Squirrels are not albino. 80 yrs ago, three escaped a circus and well...there's many now.

[Bette Dillon, 06/02/2016]

White Squirrel.

Brevard's Annual White Squirrel Festival

The 4th annual White Squirrel Festival promises to be the nuttiest yet, with the addition of a Squirrel Box Derby race down Jailhouse hill next to the downtown Courthouse. Kids 8 - 17 can race free and adults have to be sponsored by a business. The categories include "Fastest Critter," "Nuttiest," "Squirreliest," and "Road Kill." The overall point winner will receive the coveted "GOLDEN NUT" award, which will be handed down year to year to the best overall participant.

This year will also feature the first ever Miss White Squirrel Beauty Pageant.

We will again offer guided walking tours to see the White Squirrels, as well as two days worth of free concert music downtown. Streets will be closed throughout the downtown area for both Saturday and Sunday to celebrate the famous critters.

[Phillip Davis, 02/27/2007]

Brevard claims to be "White Squirrel Capital of the World." Souvenirs are available at the White Squirrel Shoppe at the corner of Main and Broad. Prime squirrel-spotting locations include the grounds surounding Silvermont Mansion and the campus of Brevard College.

North Carolina town promotes weather forecasting white squirrel

A distant kin to Punxsutawney Phil and other weather forecasting wildlife, Pisgah Polly, Brevard, North Carolina's white squirrel mascot, will prognosticate the summer's length by either devouring or burying native hickory nuts. The event is set for 12:30 pm Sunday, May 30 at the height of Brevard's First Annual White Squirrel Festival, with the official pronouncement coming from town mayor Jimmy Harris.... [05/23/2004] Complete News Story

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