Organizers anticipate a large turnout when the 2023 Greening Up the Mountains Festival springs into action next month. The return of the 25th annual event, which features modern and traditional forms of art reminiscent of Appalachian heritage, will be held on April 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in downtown Sylva to celebrate the arrival of spring. Greening Up the Mountains Festival is sponsored by the town of Sylva and the Main Street Sylva Association. 175 vendor booths are up for grabs this year. The festival is free.