The White Squirrel Festival is nutty, family fun over the Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26, 2019. The music is the major showcase, giving prominence to national and even international performers who are connected to Transylvania County, with 14 free concerts! And there’s plenty of food, art and crafts.
This fun street festival in Downtown Brevard (an easy drive from The Melange on Hwy 64 E ) honors some special wildlife critters, the white squirrels. These are not albinos, but siblings to the gray Eastern tree squirrel. And this particular species made its way to Brevard in 1949 as a result of a carnival wreck in central Florida.