Great music and food coming to Silvermont along with the lighted trail- Pumpkin Fest 2019!


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Set up for Pumpkin Fest continues

Pumpkinteers continued setting up today for pumpkin fest at Silvermont starting Oct 11-12, 18-19 and 25-26. Thanks to Schenk Job Corps for their help.IMG_20191001_135014IMG_20191001_134824IMG_20191001_135054IMG_20191001_134850_1

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Pumpkin Fest Set Up Starts Today!

Monday, September 30 is the start of set up for Pumpkin Fest 2019. Here are some pictures of the Pumpkinteers working hard today.

Thank you so much to the Schenck Job Corp and 14 other volunteers who showed up to work hard at Silvermont Park today setting up the displays.  If you are interested in helping, there are lots of opportunities for all types of skill levels and abilities.

If you are in the Silvermont Park over the next month, please don’t let little kids kick or hit the pumpkins, as they are fragile.

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Great music, lighted trail and food at Pumpkin Fest in Brevard 2019

Happy to share our great food options at pumpkin fest at Silvermont in Brevard this year! Tim Roof Pizza, The BBQ Shed, and Bills Boilerhouse Coffee! Oct. 11-12, 18-19, 25 from 7-9 pm. Oct. 26 5-9 pm. Lighted pumpkin trail, great music and more! $5 admission cash, $5 car onsite parking. Free parking on street.under the sea

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Visit the Silvermont Second Floor Museum!

The Transylvania Heritage Museum docents provide tours to the Silvermont Museum on Fridays from 1-4 pm.  Contact the Transylvania Heritage Museum for more information.

Silvermont Museum is open Friday afternoons from 1 -4 pm. Tours can be arranged by contacting The Transylvania Heritage Museum at 884-2347 or by email to

Here is the information from theTransylvania Heritage Museum page on Silvermont.


Silvermont Mansion, built by Transylvania Industrialist Joseph Silversteen in 1917, anchors an 8 acres county park located on East Main Street in Brevard. The property is operated by Transylvania County Parks and Recreation. A second-floor house museum, reflecting the era of the Silversteen family, is managed by the Transylvania Heritage Museum. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981 and is located in the East Main Street Historic District

In the early 20th century, Joseph Silversteen owned and operated at least five industries in the county including the Toxaway Tanning Company, the Gloucester Lumber Company, the Gloucester Company Store, the Rosman Tanning and Extract Company and the Transylvania Tanning Company.

When Joseph and his wife Elizabeth moved to Transylvania County in 1902, they settled in the town of Toxaway (Now Rosman). That is where Joseph opened his first tannery, the Toxaway Tanning Company, and where their three daughters Miriam, Dorothy and Adelaide, were born,

In 1916, Joseph purchased eight acres from A. E. Boardman on East Main Street and built a two-and-a-half-story, five bay, 33-room Colonial Revival mansion. The rooms, two deep, have paneled wainscot with handsome millwork. The front entrance opens into a center hall with a wide, open-string staircase. In addition to the many bedrooms, baths, and sitting rooms, the house boasts a conservatory and a grand parlor which the family used to play bridge.

The last Silversteen, Dorothy Silversteen Bjerg, passed away in 1972, leaving the house and grounds to Transylvania County.

Her will states that Silvermont “be used as a recreation and community center for the benefit of the citizens of Transylvania County. It is my desire and wish that the facilities be adapted to provide accommodations for the gatherings of elderly people and the youth of the community, and that it serve as  a center for art and crafts programs and such other useful and educational purposes as the Board of County Commissioners shall deem appropriate.”

To honor Dorothy’s wishes, the county has created a multi-use facility for the citizens of the county. Silvermont Opportunity Center provides a range of services, activities, and programs to encourage active aging. The second floor of the house is dedicated to a museum, reflecting the era and lifestyle of the Silversteen family. The grounds currently include tennis courts, basketball courts, a playground, picnic shelter, nature trails, and educational gardens.

Silvermont Museum is open Friday afternoons from 1 -4 pm. Tours can be arranged by contacting The Transylvania Heritage Museum at 884-2347 or by email to




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Pumpkin Fest Poster for 2019

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Pumpkin Fest is Coming!!!

00000IMG_00000_BURST20190830141306614_COVERThe Friends of Silvermont set up the Pumpkin Fest signs in early September, with the Pumpkin Kids waving at cars and people passing by Main Street.   This is the 5th Annual Pumpkin Fest, with fun for kids, families of all ages, and for special date nights- walking the lighted pumpkin display trail, games, facepainting, historic mansion open, music, food and more.  The cost is affordable, still $5 admission, $5 onsit parking (cash only).

Dates are last 3 Fridays and Saturdays in October:  October 11-12, 18-19, 25-26.  Hours are 7-9 pm except Saturday Oct. 26- 5-9 pm.

We’ll have Tin Roof Pizza food truck and Bill’s Boilerhouse Coffee this year, and fantastic music groups each night.  Stay tuned for more information.

Silvermont Park and Mansion is located at 363 E. Main St.  Brevard, NC 28712.   Tell your friends!

We are also on Facebook at:

Pumpkin Fest at Silvermont Park, Brevard, NC

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