Events Calendar

Jan
13
Fri
Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 17 @ 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.

Jan
15
Sun
Informal Jam on the Porch @ Mountain Gateway Musuem
Jan 15 @ 2:00 pm – Oct 15 @ 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!

Jan
20
Fri
Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 24 @ 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.

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
27
Fri
Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 1 @ 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.

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
3
Fri
Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 8 @ 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.

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
10
Fri
Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics @ Biltmore Estate
Feb 10 – Jul 4 all-day
Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics @ Biltmore Estate  | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

A collection of classic literary works and the popular movies that brought them to life will be celebrated in “Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics,” Biltmore’s newest exhibition of award-winning costumes and objects from the Biltmore collection. Set for Feb. 10 through July 4, 2017, the exhibition is inspired by favorite stories in George Vanderbilt’s 22,000-volume library.

Photo credit: Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Alicia Vikander in a scene from “Anna Karenina.” Costumes from the film will be on display in Biltmore House when “Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics” opens on Feb. 10, 2017. © 2012 Universal Pictures Limited

Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 15 @ 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.

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
16
Thu
The Music of the Beatles @ Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown
Feb 16 – Feb 26 all-day

Enjoy the tunes of these British rockers in the heart of downtown Hendersonville. The concert is part of Flat Rock Playhouse’s Music on the Rock series.

Feb
17
Fri
Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 22 @ 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.

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
24
Fri
Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 29 @ 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.

Feb
25
Sat
Winter Waterfowl Boat Tour @ Lake James State Park
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm

Many species of waterfowl, including ducks, grebes, loons and cormorants spend the winter months on Lake James and now you have an opportunity to observe them in their element. Ranger Earl Weaver will be your captain and guide aboard the park patrol boat as we search for birds. The weather could be blustery, so be sure to dress warmly if you are one of the eight lucky participants. Registration is required and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call the park office at 828-584-7728 to reserve your spot. Meet your captain at the Paddy’s Creek Area, East Picnic Shelter at 12:45 p.m. for a briefing prior to departure promptly at 1 o’clock.

Feb
26
Sun
Fox Den Loop 100-Mile Challenge Hike @ Lake James State Park
Feb 26 @ 11:00 am

100 miles … can you do it? Many North Carolina Park visitors are trying to do just that, hike 100 miles in 2017. Meet Ranger Kevin Bischof as he leads a hike in early Winter to discover the what winter residents are in the park. The 2-1/4-mile, moderate hike will trek around the Fox Den Loop trail. Meet at 11 a.m. in the Catawba River Area of the park near the picnic shelter.

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!

Mar
3
Fri
Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
Mar 3 2017 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 5 2018 @ 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.

Mar
5
Sun
“March Winds” Spring Concert @ Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall
Mar 5 @ 3:00 pm
"March Winds" Spring Concert @ Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall | Flat Rock | North Carolina | United States

The Hendersonville Community Band will entertain you in a comfortable setting performing their annual “March Winds” spring concert. Under the direction of Winford Franklin, the audience will hear some high-stepping marches as well as a variety of toe-tapping Broadway Showstoppers and other musical features.

Mar
10
Fri
Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
Mar 10 2017 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 12 2018 @ 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.

Mar
11
Sat
Asheville Full/Half Marathon @ Biltmore Estate
Mar 11 @ 7:30 am – Mar 12 @ 2:30 pm
Asheville Full/Half Marathon @ Biltmore Estate | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

In the Asheville Marathon, held on the grounds of The Biltmore Estate, runners will explore 26.2 and 13.1 miles through America’s largest backyard. The Asheville Marathoners will wind through hardwood forests, meadows, gardens, and extraordinary views of the estate. Along the way, runners will pass landmarks including Biltmore House and gardens, America’s largest and most esteemed private residence.

Mar
17
Fri
Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
Mar 17 2017 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 19 2018 @ 9:00 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.

Mar
18
Sat
Classic Car Cruise-In @ Hardee's, Old Fort
Mar 18 @ 3:00 pm – Nov 18 @ 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.

Mar
24
Fri
Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
Mar 24 2017 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 26 2018 @ 9:00 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.

Mar
31
Fri
Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
Mar 31 2017 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 2 2018 @ 9:00 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.

Apr
7
Fri
Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
Apr 7 2017 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 9 2018 @ 9:00 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.

Apr
8
Sat
Old Time Plowing & Folkways @ Cradle of Forestry in America Heritage Site
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Old Time Plowing & Folkways @ Cradle of Forestry in America Heritage Site | Pisgah Forest | North Carolina | United States

Winter has passed and we are officially re-opening for our 2017 season at the Cradle of Forestry. Take a turn at horse-drawn plowing in the heritage garden, visit with demonstrators, and buy crafts from traditional artisans. You will feel Blue Ridge culture come to life as you step back into the time of the Biltmore Forest School and the Pink Beds community.

Apr
14
Fri
Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
Apr 14 2017 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 16 2018 @ 9:00 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.

Apr
21
Fri
Smoky Mountain Relay @ Pink Beds Park
Apr 21 – Apr 22 all-day
Smoky Mountain Relay @ Pink Beds Park | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

2 day event! Overnight relay runners love the Smoky Mountain relay, which was patterned after the famous Hood to Coast relay (12-person, 2-van team) in the Pacific Northwest. As a team member, you will be one of the first to experience the 212 miles of trails, forest service, and rural county roads that traverse this beautiful area. The overnight relay run starts at Pink Beds Park in Brevard, NC and ends at the Nantahala Outdoor Center in Bryson City, NC. The Smoky Mountain Relay course takes runners through some of the most beautiful, pristine, and challenging terrain in the Southeast. Along the route runners will see the magnificent granite dome of Looking Glass and spectacular views from the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Mountain to Sea trail.

Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
Apr 21 2017 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 23 2018 @ 9:00 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.

Apr
27
Thu
Lung Buster Time Trial Series #1 @ Riverside Drive
Apr 27 @ 6:15 pm
Lung Buster Time Trial Series #1 @ Riverside Drive

The Lung Buster Time Trial Series is a seven-part competitive time trial racing series of cycling events in Western North Carolina held with the intent of providing all participants a professional racer experience, no matter how fast you are. All levels and abilities of cyclists are invited to participate! The 2017 series includes four flat & fast out-and-back courses, two are 20k or 40k routes along Riverside Drive between Marshall and Asheville and two are 20k courses on Etowah River Road. **New to 2017 is the addition of Team Time Trials for the flat routes. Teams can consist of 2-4 participants. You may participate in individual and Team TT in the same day.

Further Race Dates: (5/28, 6/29, 7/27, 8/10, 8/24, 9/16)

Apr
28
Fri
Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
Apr 28 2017 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 2 2018 @ 9:00 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.

Apr
29
Sat
International Migratory Bird Day Celebration @ Cradle of Forestry in America Heritage Site
Apr 29 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
International Migratory Bird Day Celebration @ Cradle of Forestry in America Heritage Site | Pisgah Forest | North Carolina | United States

The spring forests and fields are alive with song as migratory birds arrive from their tropical winter homes to summer habitats in our mountains. Join the Cradle of Forestry in honoring this amazing annual phenomenon of nature. Begin with a morning bird walk with naturalists, enjoy and afternoon live program, and learn more about you can accommodate migratory birds in our yard.

Apr
30
Sun
The Gnarliest Kids Adventure Race @ Camp Ton-A-Wandah
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm
The Gnarliest Kids Adventure Race @ Camp Ton-A-Wandah | Zirconia | North Carolina | United States

Join us for, the 6th annual Gnarliest Kids Adventure Race (THE GNAR) offers kids, ages five through 14, the opportunity to experience the thrill of adventure racing. Teams of two will work together to navigate a variety of challenges. The course is TOP SECRET! Challenges may include mountain biking, running, a low ropes course, problem-solving, a climbing wall, and a grand finale obstacle guaranteed to leave a perma-grin smile for your ride home.

May
5
Fri
Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
May 5 2017 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 9 2018 @ 9:00 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.

May
6
Sat
Mayfest Arts & Crafts Festiva @ Downtown Rutherfordton
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mayfest Arts & Crafts Festiva @ Downtown Rutherfordton | Rutherfordton | North Carolina | United States

Stroll downtown Main Street to find one-of-a-kind arts and crafts vendors, exhibits, and interactive booths. Try our local flavor at the food tents and check out the dance presentations, watch RS Central Band perform and enjoy the old fashion dunking booths. Kids will have tons of fun inside “Play Land”, an activity center filled with inflatables, rock climbing, pony rides and more! Live entertainment will feature local bands. Plus mechanical rides, face painting and other activities in front of KidSenses.

May
12
Fri
Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
May 12 2017 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 16 2018 @ 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.

May
13
Sat
11th Annual Plein Air Paint Out @ Burnsville TRAC Gallery
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
11th Annual Plein Air Paint Out @ Burnsville TRAC Gallery | Burnsville | North Carolina | United States

Come spend the day painting in and around Burnsville, NC in the 11th annual event. Arrive at 8am then go out and around and capture the beauty that is this community. Return at 5 to hang your completed pieces the attend an awards ceremony with $1000 in prizes, that evening. Exhibit continues through June 17

Mama’s Day 10K & 1K Stroller Push @ Carrier Park
May 13 @ 10:00 am
Mama's Day 10K & 1K Stroller Push @ Carrier Park | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Come out and celebrate Mother’s Day weekend by also Support Safe Motherhood with a 10K run beginning at Carrier Park and continuing along the French Broad River. Proceeds benefit Mama Maisha, an Asheville-based non-profit making motherhood safer in Tanzania. Pregnancy complication-related deaths are rare in developed countries, but in Tanzania, one mother dies every single hour.

May
19
Fri
Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
May 19 2017 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 23 2018 @ 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.

May
20
Sat
12th Annual Black Mountain Garden Show and Sale @ The Monte Vista Hotel
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
12th Annual Black Mountain Garden Show and Sale @ The Monte Vista Hotel | Black Mountain | North Carolina | United States

12th Annual Black Mountain Garden Show and Sale is set for Saturday, May 20, from 9 am to 4 pm at The Monte Vista Hotel, 308 W. State Street, Black Mountain, NC. This event is the season’s most scenically situated garden show. The Garden Sale selection of plants cover perennials, annuals, herbs, vegetables, native trees, shrubs, maples, iris, daylilies, hostas and garden accessories.
Garden related workshops will be conducted throughout the day. Come early to purchase items from the Clothesline Fundraising Event which supports the Black Mountain Beautification Committee. Parking is free, food available at the hotel, and favorite, returning vendors and new vendors make this an annual event not to be missed. See more details at blackmountainbeautification.org.

May
21
Sun
Biltmore Kiwanis 15K or 5K Classic @ The Biltmore Estate
May 21 @ 7:45 am
Biltmore Kiwanis 15K or 5K Classic @ The Biltmore Estate | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Come out and participate in either the 15k or 5k challenge! This is one of three races to complete the Royal Trifecta Challenge, those who complete the challenge will have a special prize awaiting them at the finish of the final race of this series.

May
26
Fri
Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
May 26 2017 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 30 2018 @ 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.

May
27
Sat
NCOBS Collier Lilly Ride @ Carrier Park
May 27 @ 7:45 am
NCOBS Collier Lilly Ride @ Carrier Park | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS) is hosting a half century bike ride in honor of Collier Lilly. The ride offers a beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain route, the 50-mile half century with 3,600 feet of climbing, that will start and end at Carrier Park in Asheville. In keeping with Outward Bound’s bedrock principles of “challenge and discovery,” the Collier Lilly Ride for NCOBS will take riders over challenging mountain passes and allow them to discover scenic roads for the first time. This exciting event is being held on Memorial Day Weekend and in conjunction with the ever-popular Mountain Sports Festival.

Jun
2
Fri
Toe River Studio Tour @ Toe River Arts Council
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – Jun 4 @ 5:00 pm
Toe River Studio Tour @ Toe River Arts Council | Spruce Pine | North Carolina | United States

First of two bi-annual open studio tours featuring the works of over 80 artists in Mitchell and Yancey Counties, WNC. Free self-guided tour of some of the most prestigious artists in the country, who open the doors of their studio for this weekend event, kicked off with a gala reception on Friday, June 2 at the Spruce Pine TRAC Gallery from 5:30 to 7:30pm.

Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
Jun 2 2017 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 6 2018 @ 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.

Jun
4
Sun
WNC Flyer @ Oskar Blues Brewery
Jun 4 @ 8:00 am
WNC Flyer @ Oskar Blues Brewery | Brevard | North Carolina | United States

The 14th annual WNC Flyer (formerly called Fletcher Flyer) will be held in the “Cycling Capital of the South”, Brevard, NC. The start/finish will be at Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard, NC. What better way to spend the day than with a Bike Ride, Bluegrass, BBQ and a complimentary first Brew!
Riders will have their choice of a full century, metric century, half century, and half metric rides which wind through the valleys south of Asheville, NC. Although it is the least hilly ride in Western North Carolina, it has plenty of rolling hills to keep all riders interested. There is beautiful mountain scenery without the long mountain climbs. The Flyer is a ride for everyone from first-time riders to experience riders.

Jun
9
Fri
Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
Jun 9 2017 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 13 2018 @ 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.

Jun
16
Fri
Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
Jun 16 2017 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 20 2018 @ 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.

Jun
23
Fri
Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
Jun 23 2017 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 27 2018 @ 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.

Jun
30
Fri
Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
Jun 30 2017 @ 7:00 pm – May 4 2018 @ 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
7
Fri
Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
Jul 7 2017 @ 7:00 pm – May 11 2018 @ 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
Sun
LPC Retro Triathlon & Kid’s Splash ‘N Dash @ Lelia Patterson
Jul 9 @ 8:00 am
LPC Retro Triathlon & Kid's Splash 'N Dash @ Lelia Patterson | Fletcher | North Carolina | United States

The 5th annual Hunter Subaru LPC Throwback Triathlon is the perfect event in which to challenge one’s self, regardless of competition experience or athletic prowess. It features a 200-yard outdoor pool swim, a 17.5 mile bike on quiet country roads, and a rolling 5k run with an on-track finale in which to summon your mighty kick to the tape! The Kid’s Splash N’ Dash, which begins at 10:30, means even budding athletes can participate in the throwback thrills without adults towering overhead!

Jul
14
Fri
Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
Jul 14 2017 @ 7:00 pm – May 18 2018 @ 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
21
Fri
Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
Jul 21 2017 @ 7:00 pm – May 25 2018 @ 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
23
Sun
Asheville Triathlon @ Asheville Recreational Park
Jul 23 @ 7:45 am
Asheville Triathlon @ Asheville Recreational Park | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

iDaph Events is excited to once again bring this popular fast & fun sprint triathlon to Asheville, NC! The race consists of a beautiful outdoor pool swim in a 50 meter pool, rolling bike course and a flat and fast run course which is super event for every level of triathlete, from novice to elites. Novice + Beginner tri-athletes love this race! The pool swim is great for new swimmers & the run is a flat, ‘easy’ course to navigate. Elite athletes – get ready for a PR! This race is fast and is a huge hit among local elites.

Jul
28
Fri
Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
Jul 28 2017 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 1 2018 @ 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.

Aug
4
Fri
Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair @ Burnsville Town Square
Aug 4 @ 9:56 am – Aug 5 @ 5:00 pm
Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair @ Burnsville Town Square | Burnsville | North Carolina | United States

The 61st Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair
August 4-5. 200 juried crafters with handmade pottery, jewelry, rustic furniture, blacksmiths, candles, and artwork of all mediums. Have lunch and listen to live music on the shaded Square.
100 Town Square, Burnsville, NC 28714

Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
Aug 4 2017 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 8 2018 @ 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.

Aug
11
Fri
Speaking of Gardening Symposium @ Folk Art Center
Aug 11 all-day
Speaking of Gardening Symposium @ Folk Art Center | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Join us, in our new location, for our 19th year of inspiring lectures by renowned plantsmen on creative design, innovative horticulture and great plants. This two-day symposium includes book signings, plant auctions, sponsor displays and lunch. Network with professionals & enthusiasts, earn CEU’s, purchase plants and products from our sponsors. Register soon for this annual sell-out event!

Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
Aug 11 2017 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 15 2018 @ 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.

Aug
18
Fri
Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
Aug 18 2017 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 22 2018 @ 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.

Aug
25
Fri
Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
Aug 25 2017 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 29 2018 @ 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.

Sep
1
Fri
Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
Sep 1 2017 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 6 2018 @ 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.

Sep
8
Fri
Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
Sep 8 2017 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 13 2018 @ 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.

Sep
10
Sun
Asheville Off-Road Series @ The Biltmore Estate
Sep 10 @ 7:45 am
Asheville Off-Road Series @ The Biltmore Estate | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

For the French aristocrat in all of us, this rough-cut, crown-emerald of a race sweeps participants through a mystical journey, back to a time, when the estate might have resembled an 15th century countryside plantation, complete with a game-stocked forest, working vineyards, and a cold mountain river rushing by. Racers on this day will be lords of the land they claim under fast plowing feet & spokes. The Asheville off-road series of multi-sport events at Biltmore Estate consists of 3 main events, each come with various privileges for participation.

Sep
15
Fri
Woody’s Original Mountain Music @ Woody's Original Mountain Music House
Sep 15 2017 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 20 2018 @ 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.

Sep
30
Sat
Old Timey Fall Festival @ Burnsville Town Square
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am
Old Timey Fall Festival @ Burnsville Town Square | Burnsville | North Carolina | United States

An Old Timey Fall Festival with arts and crafts, music, classic tractors and cars, a Farmer’s Market, children’s games and activities and fun for the entire family.

Oct
21
Sat
Trick or Trail 5-Mile & 1-Mile Spooky Sprint @ Dupont State Forest
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm
Trick or Trail 5-Mile & 1-Mile Spooky Sprint @ Dupont State Forest | Hendersonville | North Carolina | United States

The only race of its kind in the region, participants will strap on headlamps and light up the night as they duke it out in the dusk. The twists and turns of DuPont’s famous trail system will dare them to push forward, not knowing what bogies and specters might lurk around each corner! The One Mile Spooky Sprint will be Halloween themed, and a great chance for kids and kids-at-heart to break in their costumes a day early, without stressing about time limits, as this event is untimed!