Events Calendar

Sep
29
Fri
Scottish Friendship Dinner @ Folkmoot Friendship Center
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm
Scottish Friendship Dinner @ Folkmoot Friendship Center | Waynesville | North Carolina | United States

The connection between Scotland and North Carolina dates back to the 17th century, when immigrants settled in the smoky mountains, far away from their home land. Making America “home” was made easier by the Scots bringing to the region their music style, craft making and storytelling, all of which have had a profound influence on the Appalachian culture. Celebrating Scotland, Folkmoot will host a Folkmoot will host a Scottish Friendship Dinner on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Folkmoot Friendship Center.

Scottish Friendship Dinner night begins at 6:00 p.m. with a traditional Scottish meal catered by Absolutely Yummy Catering and will feature Scottish meat pie, neeps and tatties and a dessert. During dinner, a whiskey tasting will be available from Elevated Mountain Distillery. At 7:00 p.m., guests will move to the Sam Love Queen Auditorium to learn about the history of Scottish immigration into the Appalachia. Students and children are welcome to stay in the cafeteria to learn a Scottish dance, a song in Gaelic, and how to put on a kelt; participants are then invited to perform the Scottish dance for the audience in the auditorium.

Tickets for this event are $15 for adult $10 for students and can be purchased at Folkmoot.org or by calling 828-452-2997. Limited seating is available so please purchase your tickets in advance. Parking is available in the back of the Folkmoot building for year-round events.

Sep
30
Sat
Art on Main Fine Art / Fine Craft Festival @ Historic Downtown Hendersonville
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm
Art on Main Fine Art / Fine Craft Festival @ Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Hendersonville | North Carolina | United States

The Arts Council of Henderson County presents the 58th annual Art on Main, a fine art and fine craft festival, on September 30 and October 1, 2017. Meet more than 85 juried fine artists who will show and sell their work, see live artist demonstrations, and enjoy charming and historic Main Street, Hendersonville, NC, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. 10am to 5pm both days.

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
1
Sun
Art on Main Fine Art / Fine Craft Festival @ Historic Downtown Hendersonville
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm
Art on Main Fine Art / Fine Craft Festival @ Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Hendersonville | North Carolina | United States

The Arts Council of Henderson County presents the 58th annual Art on Main, a fine art and fine craft festival, on September 30 and October 1, 2017. Meet more than 85 juried fine artists who will show and sell their work, see live artist demonstrations, and enjoy charming and historic Main Street, Hendersonville, NC, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. 10am to 5pm both days.

Oct
19
Thu
LEAF Fall Festival @ Lake Eden
Oct 19 all-day
LEAF Fall Festival @ Lake Eden | Black Mountain | North Carolina | United States

Come along and ride on a Fantastic Voyage for the 45th LEAF Festival on Oct. 19-22, 2017! Located on the grounds of scenic Lake Eden, LEAF Festival has spent over two decades bringing a diverse and multicultural line-up of musicians, artists, and artisans to the Blue Ridge Mountains with a mission to “Connect Cultures & Create Community” through music & arts. Whether spending your time uniting with friends for a camping adventure, experiencing 6 stages filled with world-class music, exploring 8 family adventure villages, rejuvenating with dozens of healing arts workshops, or perusing 60 artisanal and culinary vendors – LEAF festival offers you the unique opportunity to tailor the weekend to your dreams. Prepare to expand your horizons with a once in a lifetime adventure!

Want to get involved in co-creating that magic that is LEAF? We humbly welcome one and all to come on board and volunteer. It takes the generosity of over 500 volunteers each Festival to cultivate an event that welcomes over 10,000 community members to Lake Eden. Whether setting up early, helping us keep the land green and beautiful, hydrating & feeding the community, assisting with the creative experience, or packing up a weekend of action on the backend – the hearts and hands of volunteers are key to LEAF’s success! Explore how to become a volunteer, gain inside access as an official LEAF member, or simply come along and ride as a ticket holder at www.theLEAF.org!

Oct
20
Fri
LEAF Fall Festival @ Lake Eden
Oct 20 all-day
LEAF Fall Festival @ Lake Eden | Black Mountain | North Carolina | United States

Come along and ride on a Fantastic Voyage for the 45th LEAF Festival on Oct. 19-22, 2017! Located on the grounds of scenic Lake Eden, LEAF Festival has spent over two decades bringing a diverse and multicultural line-up of musicians, artists, and artisans to the Blue Ridge Mountains with a mission to “Connect Cultures & Create Community” through music & arts. Whether spending your time uniting with friends for a camping adventure, experiencing 6 stages filled with world-class music, exploring 8 family adventure villages, rejuvenating with dozens of healing arts workshops, or perusing 60 artisanal and culinary vendors – LEAF festival offers you the unique opportunity to tailor the weekend to your dreams. Prepare to expand your horizons with a once in a lifetime adventure!

Want to get involved in co-creating that magic that is LEAF? We humbly welcome one and all to come on board and volunteer. It takes the generosity of over 500 volunteers each Festival to cultivate an event that welcomes over 10,000 community members to Lake Eden. Whether setting up early, helping us keep the land green and beautiful, hydrating & feeding the community, assisting with the creative experience, or packing up a weekend of action on the backend – the hearts and hands of volunteers are key to LEAF’s success! Explore how to become a volunteer, gain inside access as an official LEAF member, or simply come along and ride as a ticket holder at www.theLEAF.org!

Oct
21
Sat
LEAF Fall Festival @ Lake Eden
Oct 21 all-day
LEAF Fall Festival @ Lake Eden | Black Mountain | North Carolina | United States

Come along and ride on a Fantastic Voyage for the 45th LEAF Festival on Oct. 19-22, 2017! Located on the grounds of scenic Lake Eden, LEAF Festival has spent over two decades bringing a diverse and multicultural line-up of musicians, artists, and artisans to the Blue Ridge Mountains with a mission to “Connect Cultures & Create Community” through music & arts. Whether spending your time uniting with friends for a camping adventure, experiencing 6 stages filled with world-class music, exploring 8 family adventure villages, rejuvenating with dozens of healing arts workshops, or perusing 60 artisanal and culinary vendors – LEAF festival offers you the unique opportunity to tailor the weekend to your dreams. Prepare to expand your horizons with a once in a lifetime adventure!

Want to get involved in co-creating that magic that is LEAF? We humbly welcome one and all to come on board and volunteer. It takes the generosity of over 500 volunteers each Festival to cultivate an event that welcomes over 10,000 community members to Lake Eden. Whether setting up early, helping us keep the land green and beautiful, hydrating & feeding the community, assisting with the creative experience, or packing up a weekend of action on the backend – the hearts and hands of volunteers are key to LEAF’s success! Explore how to become a volunteer, gain inside access as an official LEAF member, or simply come along and ride as a ticket holder at www.theLEAF.org!

Woolly Worm Festival @ Historic Banner Elk School
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm
Woolly Worm Festival @ Historic Banner Elk School | Banner Elk | North Carolina | United States

Since 1978, this quirky, world-famous festival has been used to predict the upcoming winter weather for the North Carolina High Country.

According to legend, the 13 bands on the woolly worm (woolly bear caterpillar) represent the 13 weeks of winter. Brown bands indicate a mild week, black bands indicate a cold, snowy week. Since every woolly worm has different colors, the Woolly Worm festival holds races to determine which worm is used to make the forecast. The owner of the winning worm receives $1,000!

Festival also includes about 175 craft vendors, food, live entertainment and rides. This two-day family event annually draws more than 20,000 attendees.

Oct
22
Sun
LEAF Fall Festival @ Lake Eden
Oct 22 all-day
LEAF Fall Festival @ Lake Eden | Black Mountain | North Carolina | United States

Come along and ride on a Fantastic Voyage for the 45th LEAF Festival on Oct. 19-22, 2017! Located on the grounds of scenic Lake Eden, LEAF Festival has spent over two decades bringing a diverse and multicultural line-up of musicians, artists, and artisans to the Blue Ridge Mountains with a mission to “Connect Cultures & Create Community” through music & arts. Whether spending your time uniting with friends for a camping adventure, experiencing 6 stages filled with world-class music, exploring 8 family adventure villages, rejuvenating with dozens of healing arts workshops, or perusing 60 artisanal and culinary vendors – LEAF festival offers you the unique opportunity to tailor the weekend to your dreams. Prepare to expand your horizons with a once in a lifetime adventure!

Want to get involved in co-creating that magic that is LEAF? We humbly welcome one and all to come on board and volunteer. It takes the generosity of over 500 volunteers each Festival to cultivate an event that welcomes over 10,000 community members to Lake Eden. Whether setting up early, helping us keep the land green and beautiful, hydrating & feeding the community, assisting with the creative experience, or packing up a weekend of action on the backend – the hearts and hands of volunteers are key to LEAF’s success! Explore how to become a volunteer, gain inside access as an official LEAF member, or simply come along and ride as a ticket holder at www.theLEAF.org!

Dec
1
Fri
A Small Town Christmas @ Downtown Banner Elk
Dec 1 – Dec 3 all-day
A Small Town Christmas @ Downtown Banner Elk | Banner Elk | North Carolina | United States

Create lasting memories during a special weekend filled with traditional holiday activities. A Small Town Christmas in Banner Elk begins Friday evening with the ceremonial lighting of a 40-foot tree surrounded by carolers, followed by a holiday movie in the Historic Banner Elk School.

Saturday’s events begin early in the morning and stretch well into the evening. Festivities include: a 5K run, Breakfast with Santa, candy cane hunt, storytelling, ornament making, cookie decorating, Parade of Lights, train rides through luminaries in the park, visits with Santa and a synchronized light show. Shopping is available, too, and all activities are within easy walking distance in this one-stoplight resort town in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Sunday is reserved for visiting one of the many choose & cut tree farms in the surrounding countryside. Lodging packages, which include a choose & cut Christmas tree, are available.