9:30 PM: Pre-show warm up, Bluegrass provided by The Wilson Family
10:00 PM: The "Blessing" with the Brasstown Brigade
10:15 PM: Bring in the Guest of Honor - Possum Arrives!
10:30 PM: Bluegrass provided by The Barker Brothers
10:45 PM: Miss Possum Contest
A Tribute to Our Service Men & Women
Countdown to Midnight
The Grand Finally...Fireworks!
Master of Ceremonies Clay Logan addresses
crowds at 2007's "Possum Drop"
Isn't she Lovely! ...The 2007 Reining
Queen and her Trophy
The opossum is not actually "dropped", it is lowered with great care. We
treat our little friend with respect, hold him in awe, and do not inflict
any injury or traumatize God's creature of the night.
Welcome to Beautiful
Downtown Brasstown, North Carolina- "Opossum Capital of the World!"...Population
240, Been the same for 100 years or more. Some lady gets pregnant - some
guy leaves town. Used to be the "Moonshine Capital of the South", but not
anymore, it has gone to pot.
The most exciting thing that we do in Brasstown,
besides going to the John C. Campbell Folk School and dance with the pretty
Danish girl, is "Lowering the Opossum on New Year's Eve." If New York can
drop a "Ball", Georgia can drop a "Peach", then we can lower the Opossum."
exciting than when the hogs ate Granny!"
The Carringer Chronicle,
We have a lot of opossum thangs and stuff
like canned opossum run over here in front of Clay's Corner by Mercer Scroggs...We
even have the new Diet Lite for you over achievers at the supper table.
There are T-shirts, bumper stickers, videos, coffee mugs, refrigerator
magnets, and Clay's Corner Bubble Bath to keep ya clean. So, if you need
something for that special someone who has it all, get him some of this
And, if you stop by, you can fill-er-up
at the gas pump, grab a fresh-dipped ice cream cone, and listen to the
finest Bluegrass music in the South on Friday nights, when the local musicians
take a turn pick'n and a grin'n until closing time.
Now folks, this ain't no joke. We take our
opossum seriously here at the epicenter of the entertainment scene in Brasstown.
Clay's Corner has received critical acclaim in the eyes of the media. We
been featured in The Asheville Citizen-Times, Our State Magazine, and Mid-Atlantic
Country, just to name a few.
So, we welcome you to our corner, right
here in beautiful downtown Brasstown, NC. Hope you will enjoy our site
and laugh with us in celebration of Didelphis Marsupialus..our friend,