Events Calendar

Jul
1
Fri
Paintings by Dorothy Mahrie and Aimee Robinson @ One of a Kind Art Gallery
Jul 1 – Jul 31 all-day
Paintings by Dorothy Mahrie and Aimee Robinson @ One of a Kind Art Gallery | Micaville | North Carolina | United States

Maples, OOAK Art Gallery, and Hang It Up Frame Shop in Micaville invite you to their July Art Show inside Maples Coffeehouse. Artists Dorothy Mahrie and Aimée Robinson are exhibiting paintings through the month of July.
Dorothy Mahrie plays, wonders and is curious considering “what if” most of the time. Self taught, she plays with flow and color using a variety of mediums (watercolor, acrylic, alcohol inks, fabrics and fibers). Nature has always inspired her with its light and shadow, colors, shapes, and flow.
For over 20 years, Dorothy helped people return to health through CranioSacral Therapy and Energy Medicine. She also taught hundreds of students both in and out of the USA. Her practice and teaching taught her “what if” and to think outside the box of traditional healing methods. She realized there is creativity and flow in everything. One of Dorothy’s favorite quotes is by Thoreau, “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.”
While Dorothy still sees clients, she now considers it her time to follow her dream and explore her deeply creative side. “What if… I become an Artist!”
Aimée Robinson is a native of Tampa, FL and has recently moved to Burnsville knowing that the mountains of North Carolina are where her creative soul flies.
For many years, she pursued a career in architectural illustration that gave her works its hallmark of photorealism. She began exploring the medium of traditional watercolor and the resultant paintings were softer in line, and bolder in color.
While her first love is watercolor, she is also accomplished in pastel and dyes on silk. Exploring even further, she discovered the freedom of painting outdoors en plein air. She has won awards in several plein air competitions and was one of eight nominees for the Emerging Artist Program for the Raymond James 2009 Gasparilla Festival of the Arts in Tampa, FL.
Aimée’s visual interpretation is intuitive, jubilant and evocative. A superb draftsperson and bold colorist, her works display a balance between precision and realism, exploratory creativity and joy.
A reception will be held at Maples, Friday July 1, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. For more information, call Maples 675-1876, OOAK Art Gallery 675-0690 or Hang It Up Frame Shop 682-0088.

Jul
8
Fri
Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
Jul 8 2016 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 28 2017 @ 10:00 pm
Woody's Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House | Marion | North Carolina | United States

FREE bluegrass music each Friday evening with an ever changing line up of musicians, bands and musical styles! Join the fun along with Max Woody and friends beginning at 7:00 pm. The location is directly across the street from Max Woody’s Chair Shop! For more information, call 828-290-2377.

Jul
9
Sat
Classic Car Cruise-In @ Hardee's, Old Fort
Jul 9 2016 @ 3:00 pm – Apr 8 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Classic Car Cruise-In @ Hardee's, Old Fort | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Held the 3rd Saturday of every month at Hardee’s in Old Fort. Classics, Street Rod, Muscle Car, Antiques, Sports Cars, and Motorcycles welcome. 3-6 p.m.; free. Sponsored by Route 70 Cruisers. For more information, call 828-442-5135 or visit route70cruisers.com.

Jul
10
Sun
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem
Jul 10 2016 @ 2:00 pm – Apr 9 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Almost every Sunday, Harold and Carol Harless and a band of Old Fort pickers hold an all-skill level music session on the porch of the Mountain Gateway Museum. Bring an instrument or just your ears for this foot-tapping Sunday tradition!

Jul
15
Fri
From This Day Forward – Historic Outdoor Drama of the Waldenses @ Fred B. Cranford Amphitheatre
Jul 15 @ 7:45 pm – Aug 13 @ 7:45 pm
From This Day Forward - Historic Outdoor Drama of the Waldenses @ Fred B. Cranford Amphitheatre  | Valdese | North Carolina | United States

The outdoor drama “From This Day Forward” written by Fred Cranford is the flagship show of Old Colony Players. The summer of 2016 will mark the 49th consecutive season of production. This drama tells the story of the Waldenses, a people from the area known as the Cottian Alps in Northern Italy near the French border, and the founders of the Town of Valdese.

Jul
16
Sat
Classic Car Cruise-In @ Hardee's, Old Fort
Jul 16 2016 @ 3:00 pm – Apr 15 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Classic Car Cruise-In @ Hardee's, Old Fort | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Held the 3rd Saturday of every month at Hardee’s in Old Fort. Classics, Street Rod, Muscle Car, Antiques, Sports Cars, and Motorcycles welcome. 3-6 p.m.; free. Sponsored by Route 70 Cruisers. For more information, call 828-442-5135 or visit route70cruisers.com.

Jul
17
Sun
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem
Jul 17 2016 @ 2:00 pm – Apr 16 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Almost every Sunday, Harold and Carol Harless and a band of Old Fort pickers hold an all-skill level music session on the porch of the Mountain Gateway Museum. Bring an instrument or just your ears for this foot-tapping Sunday tradition!

Jul
21
Thu
The 33rd Annual Folkmoot International Festival @ Folkmoot Friendship Center
Jul 21 – Jul 31 all-day
The 33rd Annual Folkmoot International Festival @ Folkmoot Friendship Center | Waynesville | North Carolina | United States

Folkmoot USA is proud to present the 33rd Annual International Folk Festival, July 21 – 31, 2016. Named by USA Today as one of the Top Twenty Festivals in North Carolina, Folkmoot is a ten-day event featuring more than 250 international performers from ten
countries with performances in 11 Western North Carolina communities: Waynesville, Clyde, Lake Junaluska, Maggie Valley, Canton, Bryson City, Cherokee, Franklin, Hickory, Asheville, and Hendersonville.

For more information or to purchase your tickets today folkmoot.org or call 828-452-2997.

Jul
24
Sun
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem
Jul 24 2016 @ 2:00 pm – Apr 23 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Almost every Sunday, Harold and Carol Harless and a band of Old Fort pickers hold an all-skill level music session on the porch of the Mountain Gateway Museum. Bring an instrument or just your ears for this foot-tapping Sunday tradition!

Songcatchers Music Series @ Cradle of Forestry in America Discovery Center
Jul 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Songcatchers Music Series @ Cradle of Forestry in America Discovery Center | Pisgah Forest | North Carolina | United States

The Songcatchers Music Series, now in its 14th year, showcases acoustic music with roots in the Southern Appalachians and the musicians who nurture the tradition of passing this heritage on to others. The Series is part of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area’s Blue Ridge Music Trails program.

Local musicians begin jamming at 3:00pm with featured artist beginning shortly after 4:00. Please visit our website or find us on Facebook for more details.

Jul
28
Thu
Carpathian Spruce @ One of a Kind Art Gallery
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Carpathian Spruce @ One of a Kind Art Gallery | Micaville | North Carolina | United States

OOAK Art Gallery and Maples present Carpathian Spruce, Thursday July 28, 2016 from 7:00 to 9:00 in the Gallery.
We play music from the Balkans. The Balkans are a fractured land divided and in conflict. We envision peace and acceptance and seek to be involved in this process by appreciating the musical heritage of the region.
The name “Carpathian Spruce” refers to the trees used to provide the wood for the tops of violins, the warmth and breadth of the voice of the instrument. We are also aware that the best trees, over 100 years old, need time care and cultivation. It is hard to maintain responsible environmental stewardship in lands torn by conflict.
We too, live in an area in need of environmental stewardship, and we also are in a divided land. A land divided by values and were some people’s basic needs are not met.
Carpathian Spruce band members include Matt Riley, Danny Blose, Eric Witherspoon, Claire Liss and Garnet Morgan. Through joyous, festive music, we celebrate and invite you to come celebrate with us.
Micaville is located 4 miles east of Burnsville, 14 miles north of BRP milepost 344 at the intersection of Hwy 80 S and Micaville Loop on the Mt Mitchell Scenic Byway.
Parking is available in front of the church, across the street in the empty lot and in the old Taylor Togs parking lot. For more information, please call 828-675-0690 or email ooakartgallery@gmail.com

Jul
30
Sat
2nd Annual LEAF Downtown! @ Pack Square Park
Jul 30 – Jul 31 all-day
2nd Annual LEAF Downtown! @ Pack Square Park | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

2ND ANNUAL LEAF DOWNTOWN OVERVIEW

Come Get Down For Soultown! The 2nd Annual LEAF Downtown AVL takes place Saturday, July 30th & Sunday, July 31st, bringing the very best soul, funk, R&B and world music talent to one and ALL – for FREE! So grab your family, call your friends because LEAF Downtown coming your way with: LEAF Cocktail Crawl, July 15th to July 29th; the Official LEAF Downtown Pre-Party, featuring Papadosio on July 29th; LEAF Art Dash 5K on July 30th and hours of festivities in Pack Square Park from 12pm to 10pm on July 30th & 10am to 6pm on July 31st. With dozens of family adventure activities, three stages, handcraft and more, LEAF Downtown is the place to beat the summer heat!

For more info on how to get involved, please visit theLEAF.org/downtown!

Train History Day @ Cradle of Forestry in America Discovery Center
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Train History Day @ Cradle of Forestry in America Discovery Center | Pisgah Forest | North Carolina | United States

Come learn about the 1914 Climax logging locomotive on display at the Cradle of Forestry and how it and other old logging trains wound their way through the forest coves of western North Carolina. This event also features two presentations with historic photos of the local logging industry and a hands-on railroad yard by the Asheville Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society.

Please visit our website or find us on Facebook for more details.

Jul
31
Sun
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem
Jul 31 2016 @ 2:00 pm – Apr 30 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Almost every Sunday, Harold and Carol Harless and a band of Old Fort pickers hold an all-skill level music session on the porch of the Mountain Gateway Museum. Bring an instrument or just your ears for this foot-tapping Sunday tradition!

Songcatchers Music Series @ Cradle of Forestry in America Discovery Center
Jul 31 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Songcatchers Music Series @ Cradle of Forestry in America Discovery Center | Pisgah Forest | North Carolina | United States

The Songcatchers Music Series, now in its 14th year, showcases acoustic music with roots in the Southern Appalachians and the musicians who nurture the tradition of passing this heritage on to others. The Series is part of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area’s Blue Ridge Music Trails program.

Local musicians jam at 3:00 with the featured artist beginning shortly after 4:00. Please visit our website or find us on Facebook for more details.

Aug
4
Thu
NC Mineral & Gem Festival @ Former Food Lion Building
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am
NC Mineral & Gem Festival @ Former Food Lion Building | Spruce Pine | North Carolina | United States

The 2016 NC Mineral and Gem Festival will be held in the Spruce Pine, NC August 4-7 at the former Food Lion Building on Hwy 226 S. For over 50 years rock hounds and gem lovers have flocked to Spruce Pine, the most important mining district in the world. Visitors will find aisles of beautiful jewelry, gemstones, minerals, fossils and more. Hours are Thursday-Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 12:30-5:00 PM. Admission is $3 with kids under 10 admitted free. Don’t miss Senior Citizen Day on Thursday when seniors are admitted for $1.

Aug
5
Fri
UP Couples Retreat & Events @ Brights Creek
Aug 5 – Aug 8 all-day
UP Couples Retreat & Events @ Brights Creek | Mill Spring | North Carolina | United States

Do you make enough time to relax and to date your mate? Take a mountain getaway where you’ll strengthen your relationship in paradise. This couples retreat will give your relationship the boost it needs by: learning ways to have a deeper connection and to resolve disagreements peacefully.

Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair @ Town Square
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm
Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair @ Town Square | Burnsville | North Carolina | United States

Vendors line the streets of downtown Burnsville for the 60th annual Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair. The two-day event showcases more than 200 artists and crafters from the region. Visitors will find blacksmiths, quilters, potters, carpenters, metalsmiths, glassblowers and more. On the town square, bluegrass musicians and cloggers provide entertainment. All sorts of fair food, such as kettle corn and barbecue, will be available.

Music on Main Street @ Visitor Center
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Music on Main Street @ Visitor Center | Hendersonville | North Carolina | United States

Bring a chair, sit back, relax and enjoy the music from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. on the corner of Main and Barnwell streets in downtown Hendersonville. The Hendersonville Antique Car Club hosts a classic car show in conjunction with the concert. This Friday’s entertainment is the 95.6 House Band.

Aug
6
Sat
44th Annual Village Art & Craft Fair
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – Aug 7 @ 5:00 pm
44th Annual Village Art & Craft Fair @ Asheville | North Carolina | United States

This area’s premier outdoor art and craft fair hosts 114 artists and craftsmen from across the country exhibiting drawings, paintings, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, woodworking, glass, textiles, and other crafts. The Fair draws thousands of eager shoppers to the beautiful tree covered grounds of the Cathedral of All Souls in charming Historic Biltmore Village.

Smokey Bear’s 72 Birthday Party @ Cradle of Forestry in America Discovery Center
Aug 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Smokey Bear's 72 Birthday Party @ Cradle of Forestry in America Discovery Center | Pisgah Forest | North Carolina | United States

The symbol of wildland fire prevention turns 72 this year, and the Cradle of Forestry will host this special bear’s birthday party. Smokey will help cut his birthday cake and meet and greet his friends during the birthday celebration.

Pack a picnic and join in games, singing, firefighting equipment, birthday cake and of course, Smokey Bear!

Please visit our website or call (828) 877-3130 for more details.

The Denim Ball @ Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm
The Denim Ball @ Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock | Blowing Rock | North Carolina | United States

Join the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation for a fun-filled fundraising ball to support restoration efforts at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park. The Denim Ball will be held on Saturday, August 6, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Chetola Resort of Blowing Rock. Guests are invited to enjoy dinner, drinks, and dancing to music from The Lucky Strikes, a silent and live auction. Tickets are $100 each and available at www.brpfoundation.org or by calling (828) 308-2773, ext. 364.

Black Light Nighttime Underground Mine Tour @ Emerald Village
Aug 6 @ 9:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Black Light Nighttime Underground Mine Tour @ Emerald Village | Spruce Pine | North Carolina | United States

Black Light is the common name for ultraviolet light because it is invisible to human sight. Be amazed by the bright colors in the Bon Ami Mine revealed with short-wave ultraviolet lights. Bon Ami Mine is one of the few places in the world to visit an underground mine at night and see brightly flowing fluorescent Hyalite Opal and other rare minerals. No reservations needed. Admission: $15/adults; $10/students. For more information, call 828-765-6463 or visit www.emeraldvillage.com.

Aug
7
Sun
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem
Aug 7 2016 @ 2:00 pm – May 7 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Almost every Sunday, Harold and Carol Harless and a band of Old Fort pickers hold an all-skill level music session on the porch of the Mountain Gateway Museum. Bring an instrument or just your ears for this foot-tapping Sunday tradition!

Aug
12
Fri
Waldensian Festival – Valdese, NC @ Downtown Valdese
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 13 @ 11:00 pm
Waldensian Festival - Valdese, NC @ Downtown Valdese  | Valdese | North Carolina | United States

Since 1976, on the second Saturday in August, Valdese hosts an annual festival to celebrate the “Glorious Return” of the Waldenses from exile in Switzerland to their native valleys in the Cottian Alps of Italy in 1689. This celebration is mirrored around the world by other Waldensian communities.

The Town of Valdese and The Historic Valdese Foundation continue to improve the Waldensian Festival each year and make it one of the best festivals in the state of North Carolina.

The Waldensian Festival will concentrate on unique crafts, great food, and top-quality entertainment. To achieve this goal, the committee continues to search for wonderful artists, food vendors and entertainers from around the country. Choosing participants that will come together to make an unforgettable festival.

Aug
14
Sun
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem
Aug 14 2016 @ 2:00 pm – May 14 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Almost every Sunday, Harold and Carol Harless and a band of Old Fort pickers hold an all-skill level music session on the porch of the Mountain Gateway Museum. Bring an instrument or just your ears for this foot-tapping Sunday tradition!

Aug
20
Sat
Classic Car Cruise-In @ Hardee's, Old Fort
Aug 20 2016 @ 3:00 pm – May 20 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Classic Car Cruise-In @ Hardee's, Old Fort | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Held the 3rd Saturday of every month at Hardee’s in Old Fort. Classics, Street Rod, Muscle Car, Antiques, Sports Cars, and Motorcycles welcome. 3-6 p.m.; free. Sponsored by Route 70 Cruisers. For more information, call 828-442-5135 or visit route70cruisers.com.

Black Light Nighttime Underground Mine Tour @ Emerald Village
Aug 20 @ 8:45 pm – 9:30 pm
Black Light Nighttime Underground Mine Tour @ Emerald Village | Spruce Pine | North Carolina | United States

Black Light is the common name for ultraviolet light because it is invisible to human sight. Be amazed by the bright colors in the Bon Ami Mine revealed with short-wave ultraviolet lights. Bon Ami Mine is one of the few places in the world to visit an underground mine at night and see brightly flowing fluorescent Hyalite Opal and other rare minerals. No reservations needed. Admission: $15/adults; $10/students. For more information, call 828-765-6463 or visit www.emeraldvillage.com.

Aug
21
Sun
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem
Aug 21 2016 @ 2:00 pm – May 21 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Almost every Sunday, Harold and Carol Harless and a band of Old Fort pickers hold an all-skill level music session on the porch of the Mountain Gateway Museum. Bring an instrument or just your ears for this foot-tapping Sunday tradition!

Aug
28
Sun
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem
Aug 28 2016 @ 2:00 pm – May 28 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Almost every Sunday, Harold and Carol Harless and a band of Old Fort pickers hold an all-skill level music session on the porch of the Mountain Gateway Museum. Bring an instrument or just your ears for this foot-tapping Sunday tradition!

Sep
2
Fri
North Carolina Apple Festival @ Downtown Hendersonville
Sep 2 – Sep 5 all-day
North Carolina Apple Festival @ Downtown Hendersonville | Hendersonville | North Carolina | United States

The four-day celebration includes a street fair, arts and crafts, apple products, children’s activities, food vendors and the King Apple Parade. The Apple Festival’s street fair covers nine blocks with more than 150 vendors.

Sep
3
Sat
Black Light Nighttime Underground Mine Tour @ Emerald Village
Sep 3 @ 8:30 pm – 9:15 pm
Black Light Nighttime Underground Mine Tour @ Emerald Village | Spruce Pine | North Carolina | United States

Black Light is the common name for ultraviolet light because it is invisible to human sight. Be amazed by the bright colors in the Bon Ami Mine revealed with short-wave ultraviolet lights. Bon Ami Mine is one of the few places in the world to visit an underground mine at night and see brightly flowing fluorescent Hyalite Opal and other rare minerals. No reservations needed. Admission: $15/adults; $10/students. For more information, call 828-765-6463 or visit www.emeraldvillage.com.

Sep
4
Sun
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem
Sep 4 2016 @ 2:00 pm – Jun 4 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Almost every Sunday, Harold and Carol Harless and a band of Old Fort pickers hold an all-skill level music session on the porch of the Mountain Gateway Museum. Bring an instrument or just your ears for this foot-tapping Sunday tradition!

Farm to Fork Dining on the Square @ Downtown Burnsville
Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Farm to Fork Dining on the Square @ Downtown Burnsville | Burnsville | North Carolina | United States

Long tables covered in white linen will line Main Street in downtown Burnsville, Sunday, Sept. 4, for the first Farm to Fork Dining on the Square event benefiting the agricultural nonprofit TRACTOR.
The seated meal will consist of multiple courses prepared by White Falls Catering with ingredients sourced from area farms. Before the meal, spirits and hors d’oeuvres will be served on the porch of the Nu Wray Inn.
TRACTOR — which stands for Toe River Aggregation Center Training Organization Regional — works with more than 50 small farms throughout Yancey, Mitchell, Burke, McDowell, Avery, Madison and Buncombe counties. The organization aggregates produce from farms, processes it and distributes it to retailers and restaurants. TRACTOR will purchase the ingredients for the dinner from farmers. Proceeds will go toward TRACTOR’s mission to spread awareness of local agriculture, broaden access to fresh food and increase farm income in the community.
Tickets go on sale in July; 230 will be sold for $125 each.

Sep
10
Sat
Fall Festival @ Fall Festival
Sep 10 – Sep 11 all-day

Two days of creative handmade arts and crafts on display on the grounds of Tryon Arts and Crafts School. Food, and children’s crafts are also available.

Friends’ Day @ Mast General Store
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friends' Day @ Mast General Store | Hendersonville | North Carolina | United States

Thanks to Mast General Store, adventurers can feel twice as good about their shopping experience as the store celebrates its annual Friends’ Day. On Saturday, September 13, five Mast General stores (Asheville, Boone, Hendersonville, and the Valle Crucis Main Store & Annex) will donate 10 percent of sales to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation.

At each location, guests will meet the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation staff, who can share details on how the nonprofit makes an impact on America’s Favorite Journey® by enhancing visitor experiences and expanding outreach programs that engage children in exploring the natural environment. We can’t wait to see you there!

Sep
11
Sun
FREE Electric Car Show & Ride @ Asheville Outlets Mall
Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
FREE Electric Car Show & Ride @ Asheville Outlets Mall | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Plug-in electric car rides
• Owners & Dealer cars on display • See the latest plug-in electric car models • Get answers to all your questions on Electric Vehicles – cost savings, available cars, area charging station locations, home-charging options, rebates and tax incentives! • Specialty Electric Vehicle Displays • Electric Vehicle charging station demonstrations • Meet members of the Blue Ridge EV Club • And more! Booth space is limited, sign up now! For more information contact: Rudy Singh – 828.505.9517 blueridgeevclub@gmail.com
FREE EVENT To register for the event visit: driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=644
Rain date is 9/18 • NOON-4PM SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 1 | NOON – 4PM

Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem
Sep 11 2016 @ 2:00 pm – Jun 11 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Almost every Sunday, Harold and Carol Harless and a band of Old Fort pickers hold an all-skill level music session on the porch of the Mountain Gateway Museum. Bring an instrument or just your ears for this foot-tapping Sunday tradition!

Sep
17
Sat
Art in Autumn 2016 @ Main Street, Weaverville, NC
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Art in Autumn 2016 @ Main Street, Weaverville, NC | Weaverville | North Carolina | United States

The tenth annual Art in Autumn Outdoor Arts and Crafts Festival takes place Saturday, September 17, 2016, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Weaverville, North Carolina, located in Buncombe county 7 miles from downtown Asheville.

The festival features 114 juried artists and craftspeople, as well as food and live music. Artists will be juried by our esteemed judge to receive awards of $1000 for best of show, $500 for second place, and $300 for third, as well as 4 $50 honorable mentions.

Weaverville has established itself as a culturally rich destination point, with its’ now well-established street festival each September. It has earned a reputation for its’ quaint atmosphere, artistic spirit, and distinctive shops and restaurants. The annual Art in Autumn festival brings a jovial celebration of community and fine art and craft to the Main Street of this lovely small town. All are welcome. Admission and parking are free.

Classic Car Cruise-In @ Hardee's, Old Fort
Sep 17 2016 @ 3:00 pm – Jun 17 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Classic Car Cruise-In @ Hardee's, Old Fort | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Held the 3rd Saturday of every month at Hardee’s in Old Fort. Classics, Street Rod, Muscle Car, Antiques, Sports Cars, and Motorcycles welcome. 3-6 p.m.; free. Sponsored by Route 70 Cruisers. For more information, call 828-442-5135 or visit route70cruisers.com.

Sep
18
Sun
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem
Sep 18 2016 @ 2:00 pm – Jun 18 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Almost every Sunday, Harold and Carol Harless and a band of Old Fort pickers hold an all-skill level music session on the porch of the Mountain Gateway Museum. Bring an instrument or just your ears for this foot-tapping Sunday tradition!

Sep
25
Sun
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem
Sep 25 2016 @ 2:00 pm – Jun 25 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Almost every Sunday, Harold and Carol Harless and a band of Old Fort pickers hold an all-skill level music session on the porch of the Mountain Gateway Museum. Bring an instrument or just your ears for this foot-tapping Sunday tradition!

Oct
1
Sat
Art on Main @ Art on Main
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm
Art on Main @ Art on Main | Hendersonville | North Carolina | United States

Scroll Historic Downtown Main Street Hendersonville, NC for fine arts and fine crafts: Clay, Wood, Glass, Metal, Painting, Jewelry, Photography and More. Live Art Demonstrations

Oct
2
Sun
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem
Oct 2 2016 @ 2:00 pm – Jul 2 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Almost every Sunday, Harold and Carol Harless and a band of Old Fort pickers hold an all-skill level music session on the porch of the Mountain Gateway Museum. Bring an instrument or just your ears for this foot-tapping Sunday tradition!

Oct
8
Sat
Fall Festival @ Fall Festival at Tryon Arts and Crafts School
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – Oct 9 @ 5:00 pm
Fall Festival @ Fall Festival at Tryon Arts and Crafts School | Tryon | North Carolina | United States

This annual arts and crafts exhibit is located in picturesque Harmon Field only a mile form historic downtown Tryon. The event is free to the public and features artisans and their wares, demonstrations of crafts taught at the school, food and children’s activities.

Black Light Nighttime Underground Mine Tour @ Emerald Village
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm
Black Light Nighttime Underground Mine Tour @ Emerald Village | Spruce Pine | North Carolina | United States

Black Light is the common name for ultraviolet light because it is invisible to human sight. Be amazed by the bright colors in the Bon Ami Mine revealed with short-wave ultraviolet lights. Bon Ami Mine is one of the few places in the world to visit an underground mine at night and see brightly flowing fluorescent Hyalite Opal and other rare minerals. No reservations needed. Admission: $15/adults; $10/students. For more information, call 828-765-6463 or visit www.emeraldvillage.com.

Oct
9
Sun
Pet Fest & Cover Dog Competition – at Asheville Outlets @ Asheville Outlet Mall
Oct 9 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Pet Fest & Cover Dog Competition - at Asheville Outlets @ Asheville Outlet Mall | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Pet Fest and Cover Dog Competition – Asheville Outlets will team up with Critter Magazine to host the second annual Pet Fest on October 9 . The event will include activities for pets and their families, educational advice and seminars, obedience tip and training demonstrations, pet service provider’s booths and displays. The winner of the Cover Dog competition will be featured on the cover of Critter Magazine!  To register for a booth/display or for the Cover Dog Competition, go to www.shopashevilleoutlets.com.  Spectators are FREE!

Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem
Oct 9 2016 @ 2:00 pm – Jul 9 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Almost every Sunday, Harold and Carol Harless and a band of Old Fort pickers hold an all-skill level music session on the porch of the Mountain Gateway Museum. Bring an instrument or just your ears for this foot-tapping Sunday tradition!

Oct
15
Sat
Classic Car Cruise-In @ Hardee's, Old Fort
Oct 15 2016 @ 3:00 pm – Jul 15 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Classic Car Cruise-In @ Hardee's, Old Fort | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Held the 3rd Saturday of every month at Hardee’s in Old Fort. Classics, Street Rod, Muscle Car, Antiques, Sports Cars, and Motorcycles welcome. 3-6 p.m.; free. Sponsored by Route 70 Cruisers. For more information, call 828-442-5135 or visit route70cruisers.com.

Black Light Nighttime Underground Mine Tour @ Emerald Village
Oct 15 @ 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm
Black Light Nighttime Underground Mine Tour @ Emerald Village | Spruce Pine | North Carolina | United States

Black Light is the common name for ultraviolet light because it is invisible to human sight. Be amazed by the bright colors in the Bon Ami Mine revealed with short-wave ultraviolet lights. Bon Ami Mine is one of the few places in the world to visit an underground mine at night and see brightly flowing fluorescent Hyalite Opal and other rare minerals. No reservations needed. Admission: $15/adults; $10/students. For more information, call 828-765-6463 or visit www.emeraldvillage.com.

Oct
16
Sun
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem
Oct 16 2016 @ 2:00 pm – Jul 16 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Almost every Sunday, Harold and Carol Harless and a band of Old Fort pickers hold an all-skill level music session on the porch of the Mountain Gateway Museum. Bring an instrument or just your ears for this foot-tapping Sunday tradition!

Oct
20
Thu
43rd LEAF Festival @ Lake Eden
Oct 20 – Oct 23 all-day
43rd LEAF Festival @ Lake Eden | Black Mountain | North Carolina | United States

Celebrating 21 Years!  LEAF Festival, featuring Carnival of Wonder
October 20-23, 2016

Music, art, and culture has the power to inspire our minds, enliven our hearts, and awaken our souls. In this powerful time of transformation, may we never forget the importance of living our creative dreams and sharing what we love with the world. For the 43rd LEAF Festival, we dare you to come experience the magic, the mystery, and the magnificence of a Carnival of Wonder! Be prepared for sights that astound, performances that ignite your imagination, and a family adventure that you will remember – forever.

Oct
22
Sat
Black Light Nighttime Underground Mine Tour @ Emerald Village
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm
Black Light Nighttime Underground Mine Tour @ Emerald Village | Spruce Pine | North Carolina | United States

Black Light is the common name for ultraviolet light because it is invisible to human sight. Be amazed by the bright colors in the Bon Ami Mine revealed with short-wave ultraviolet lights. Bon Ami Mine is one of the few places in the world to visit an underground mine at night and see brightly flowing fluorescent Hyalite Opal and other rare minerals. No reservations needed. Admission: $15/adults; $10/students. For more information, call 828-765-6463 or visit www.emeraldvillage.com.

Oct
23
Sun
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem
Oct 23 2016 @ 2:00 pm – Jul 23 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Almost every Sunday, Harold and Carol Harless and a band of Old Fort pickers hold an all-skill level music session on the porch of the Mountain Gateway Museum. Bring an instrument or just your ears for this foot-tapping Sunday tradition!

Oct
30
Sun
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem
Oct 30 2016 @ 2:00 pm – Jul 30 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Almost every Sunday, Harold and Carol Harless and a band of Old Fort pickers hold an all-skill level music session on the porch of the Mountain Gateway Museum. Bring an instrument or just your ears for this foot-tapping Sunday tradition!

Nov
6
Sun
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem
Nov 6 2016 @ 2:00 pm – Aug 6 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Almost every Sunday, Harold and Carol Harless and a band of Old Fort pickers hold an all-skill level music session on the porch of the Mountain Gateway Museum. Bring an instrument or just your ears for this foot-tapping Sunday tradition!

Nov
13
Sun
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem
Nov 13 2016 @ 2:00 pm – Aug 13 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Almost every Sunday, Harold and Carol Harless and a band of Old Fort pickers hold an all-skill level music session on the porch of the Mountain Gateway Museum. Bring an instrument or just your ears for this foot-tapping Sunday tradition!

Nov
19
Sat
Classic Car Cruise-In @ Hardee's, Old Fort
Nov 19 2016 @ 3:00 pm – Aug 19 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Classic Car Cruise-In @ Hardee's, Old Fort | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Held the 3rd Saturday of every month at Hardee’s in Old Fort. Classics, Street Rod, Muscle Car, Antiques, Sports Cars, and Motorcycles welcome. 3-6 p.m.; free. Sponsored by Route 70 Cruisers. For more information, call 828-442-5135 or visit route70cruisers.com.

Nov
20
Sun
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem
Nov 20 2016 @ 2:00 pm – Aug 20 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Almost every Sunday, Harold and Carol Harless and a band of Old Fort pickers hold an all-skill level music session on the porch of the Mountain Gateway Museum. Bring an instrument or just your ears for this foot-tapping Sunday tradition!

Nov
27
Sun
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem
Nov 27 2016 @ 2:00 pm – Aug 27 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Almost every Sunday, Harold and Carol Harless and a band of Old Fort pickers hold an all-skill level music session on the porch of the Mountain Gateway Museum. Bring an instrument or just your ears for this foot-tapping Sunday tradition!

Dec
4
Sun
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem
Dec 4 2016 @ 2:00 pm – Sep 3 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Almost every Sunday, Harold and Carol Harless and a band of Old Fort pickers hold an all-skill level music session on the porch of the Mountain Gateway Museum. Bring an instrument or just your ears for this foot-tapping Sunday tradition!

Dec
11
Sun
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem
Dec 11 2016 @ 2:00 pm – Sep 10 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Almost every Sunday, Harold and Carol Harless and a band of Old Fort pickers hold an all-skill level music session on the porch of the Mountain Gateway Museum. Bring an instrument or just your ears for this foot-tapping Sunday tradition!

Dec
17
Sat
Classic Car Cruise-In @ Hardee's, Old Fort
Dec 17 2016 @ 3:00 pm – Sep 16 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Classic Car Cruise-In @ Hardee's, Old Fort | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Held the 3rd Saturday of every month at Hardee’s in Old Fort. Classics, Street Rod, Muscle Car, Antiques, Sports Cars, and Motorcycles welcome. 3-6 p.m.; free. Sponsored by Route 70 Cruisers. For more information, call 828-442-5135 or visit route70cruisers.com.

Dec
18
Sun
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem
Dec 18 2016 @ 2:00 pm – Sep 17 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Almost every Sunday, Harold and Carol Harless and a band of Old Fort pickers hold an all-skill level music session on the porch of the Mountain Gateway Museum. Bring an instrument or just your ears for this foot-tapping Sunday tradition!

Dec
25
Sun
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem
Dec 25 2016 @ 2:00 pm – Sep 24 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Almost every Sunday, Harold and Carol Harless and a band of Old Fort pickers hold an all-skill level music session on the porch of the Mountain Gateway Museum. Bring an instrument or just your ears for this foot-tapping Sunday tradition!

Jan
1
Sun
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem
Jan 1 @ 2:00 pm – Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Almost every Sunday, Harold and Carol Harless and a band of Old Fort pickers hold an all-skill level music session on the porch of the Mountain Gateway Museum. Bring an instrument or just your ears for this foot-tapping Sunday tradition!

Jan
8
Sun
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem
Jan 8 @ 2:00 pm – Oct 8 @ 5:00 pm
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Almost every Sunday, Harold and Carol Harless and a band of Old Fort pickers hold an all-skill level music session on the porch of the Mountain Gateway Museum. Bring an instrument or just your ears for this foot-tapping Sunday tradition!

Jan
15
Sun
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem
Jan 15 @ 2:00 pm – Oct 15 @ 5:00 pm
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Almost every Sunday, Harold and Carol Harless and a band of Old Fort pickers hold an all-skill level music session on the porch of the Mountain Gateway Museum. Bring an instrument or just your ears for this foot-tapping Sunday tradition!

Jan
22
Sun
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem
Jan 22 @ 2:00 pm – Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Almost every Sunday, Harold and Carol Harless and a band of Old Fort pickers hold an all-skill level music session on the porch of the Mountain Gateway Museum. Bring an instrument or just your ears for this foot-tapping Sunday tradition!

Jan
29
Sun
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem
Jan 29 @ 2:00 pm – Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Almost every Sunday, Harold and Carol Harless and a band of Old Fort pickers hold an all-skill level music session on the porch of the Mountain Gateway Museum. Bring an instrument or just your ears for this foot-tapping Sunday tradition!

Feb
5
Sun
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem
Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm – Nov 5 @ 4:00 pm
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Almost every Sunday, Harold and Carol Harless and a band of Old Fort pickers hold an all-skill level music session on the porch of the Mountain Gateway Museum. Bring an instrument or just your ears for this foot-tapping Sunday tradition!

Feb
12
Sun
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem
Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm – Nov 12 @ 4:00 pm
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Almost every Sunday, Harold and Carol Harless and a band of Old Fort pickers hold an all-skill level music session on the porch of the Mountain Gateway Museum. Bring an instrument or just your ears for this foot-tapping Sunday tradition!

Feb
19
Sun
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem
Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm – Nov 19 @ 4:00 pm
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Almost every Sunday, Harold and Carol Harless and a band of Old Fort pickers hold an all-skill level music session on the porch of the Mountain Gateway Museum. Bring an instrument or just your ears for this foot-tapping Sunday tradition!

Feb
26
Sun
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – Nov 26 @ 4:00 pm
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Almost every Sunday, Harold and Carol Harless and a band of Old Fort pickers hold an all-skill level music session on the porch of the Mountain Gateway Museum. Bring an instrument or just your ears for this foot-tapping Sunday tradition!