shopping-01 Haywood County offers everything from the latest fashions to handmade items from Appalachian crafters. Shoppers can find it all by exploring the vast retail opportunities.

Once the primary retail center of town, Downtown Waynesville is now home to a unique blend of art galleries, cafes, restaurants, local shops and more. Enjoy the tree lined sidewalks, historic buildings, relaxing benches, and the quaint charm of our Historic Main Street.

Looking for that special piece of art to hang in your home? Take a stroll through the T. Pennington Gallery or Twigs & Leaves Gallery. How about a pair of hiking boots or a vintage children’s toy? Mast General Store is your answer. Shop there for the perfect addition to your kitchen collection, a map to guide you through the foothills of the Smokies, the latest in high end fashion or for old time sundries. The opportunities are endless and the downtown ripe with the beauty of each season.Clay-Close-Up-1

Don’t forget the farmer’s markets where local farmers bring forth produce as fresh as it is delicious. Traditional markets have expanded to include many handcrafted items as well. In Southern Appalachia, the local food movement thrives like nowhere else. By seeking out foods grown and raised in this region, you are part of a movement to transform our food system to one that is better for us, for the environment and for the economy.

Want to learn the secret of the best local fishing spots? Cast your curiosity to Hunter Banks Co. Fly Fishing. What about the history of Appalachian crafts and their importance? Stop by the Museum of NC Handicrafts. Where are the best motorcycle routes in the area? Smoky Mountain Steel Horses knows all the prized rides.

shopping2Aside from all of the local businesses, there are plenty of big name stores in the county like WalMart, Best Buy, Kmart, Belk, Lowes, Michaels and PetSmart.