Events Calendar

Jul
20
Thu
2017 Folkmoot Festival @ Folkmoot Friendship Center
Jul 20 – Jul 30 all-day
2017 Folkmoot Festival @ Folkmoot Friendship Center | Waynesville | North Carolina | United States

Named by USA Today as one of the Top Twenty Festivals in North Carolina, Folkmoot is a ten-day event, held across the mountains of Western North Carolina in Waynesville, Clyde, Lake Junaluska, Maggie Valley, Canton, Cherokee, Franklin, Hickory, Asheville, and Hendersonville, plus a first performance in Greenville, South Carolina. The 2017 festival dates are July 20 – 30 and feature cultural ambassadors/dance performing groups from India, Netherlands, Slovenia, Argentina, Russia, Israel, Taiwan, Wales and local Appalachian and Cherokee dancers and musicians.

Folkmoot is defined as a “meeting of the people” and delivers exuberant, educational and entertaining programs for all ages based on cultural exchange through dance and music. The festival is designed to build global relationships, foster cultural understanding and develop community prosperity.

Jul
30
Sun
Flea for Y’all at Asheville Outlets @ Asheville Outlets
Jul 30 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Flea for Y’all at Asheville Outlets @ Asheville Outlets | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Asheville Outlets (www.shopashevilleoutlets.com) is pleased to host Asheville’s Flea for Y’all Sunday, July 30, 2017, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The location, just 6 miles from downtown Asheville, offers easy access from I-26, mountain views and ample parking for patrons and vendors alike. The Flea will take over the tree-lined lot next to Field and Stream. Asheville Outlets Flea for Y’all remaining dates are Sunday August 27, September 24 and October 29, 2017. Adult entry is $2, children are free. Leary PR for Asheville Outlets.

33rd Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show @ Parkway Fire and Rescue show field
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm

33rd annual gem and mineral show put on by the Parkway Fire and Rescue to raise funds for new equipment.
60 worldwide vendors with gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, lapidary equipment and much more.
Dates are July 30th to August 6th, 2017.
Hours are from 10 to 6 with some vendors open earlier or later.
Admission and parking are free.
Address is 136 Majestic View, Spruce Pine NC 28777. This is at the new fire station on top of the hill above the old fire station and show field.
Contact Donna Collis at 828-765-5519 or collisdonna@yahoo.com.
Website is http://wwwgrassycreekgemshow.org. Applications are available on the website.

Directions from Asheville is to go North on I-26 to Exit 9 and take US 19 north 30 miles to Hwy 226 South to the right. Follow Hwy 226 to Skyview Circle and turn right and follow Majestic View to the top of the hill to the new fire station.
From Marion take Hwy 226 north towards Spruce Pine. When you pass under the Blue Ridge Parkway is will be on your left above Skyview Circle at the new fire station on Majestic View.

Aug
4
Fri
LEAF Downtown AVL @ Pack Square Park
Aug 4 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 5 @ 10:00 pm
LEAF Downtown AVL @ Pack Square Park | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

For two days – Friday & Saturday – Pack Square Park will be alive with three stages featuring national, regional, & local talent, Easel Rider activities, a LEAF Family Adventure Zone, dozens of roaming artists & buskers, a Prestige Subaru Adventure Zone, and interactive art installations for all to enjoy!

Through a partnership with Asheville Grown, we aim to highlight local artists & locally-owned vendors. Enrichment activities, cultural exchanges, and civic engagement will also take place at the Voices of Asheville Tent through a series of collaborative alliances forged with HACA Residents Council, Center for Diversity Education, Nuestro Centro, Green Opportunities, Delta House Life Development, Eagle Streets Market Development & other community champions.

Beyond the art, music, and rich creative environment, LEAF Downtown AVL will foster local job opportunities, include mentor & on the job training, hold panels & discussions on community history & leadership, and offer a diverse palette of workshops.

LEAF Downtown is dedicated to honoring the diverse and rich culture of Asheville. We seek to ensure every neighborhood, race, ethnicity, and culture has a face and a home at our event. We support healthy expressions of progress featuring diversity and inclusion in all of our events, and LEAF Downtown gives us the unique opportunity to support local Asheville interests, heritage, and history.

The event starts Friday early afternoon and on Saturday 9am with the family friendly LEAF Art Dash 5K. Each night the park closes at 10pm.

Aug
5
Sat
45th Annual Village Art and Craft Fair @ Cathedral of All Souls in Historic Biltmore Village.
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
45th Annual Village Art and Craft Fair @ Cathedral of All Souls in Historic Biltmore Village. | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

On August 5th and 6th 2017 New Morning Gallery and Bellagio Art-to-Wear sponsor the Village Art and Craft Fair on the grounds of the Cathedral of all Souls in Biltmore Village.This high quality craft fair sponsored by New Morning Gallery and Bellagio Art-to-Wear, takes place August 5th and 6th 2017 on the grounds of the Cathedral of All Souls in Historic Biltmore Village. Fair hours are Saturday 10am to 7pm and Sunday Noon to 5pm, rain or shine. Free admission. Concessions available. For more information call 828.274.2831.

In its 45th year, the VACF continues a long tradition of bringing high-quality crafts to Historic Biltmore Village. The fair hosts 114 artists from 16 states, representing the full spectrum of craft media – jewelry, ceramic, wood, fiber, metals, two-dimensional art and more. The craft fair is a great opportunity to encounter new artists (26 are first-time exhibitors) and to talk with crafters one-on-one. 36 artists are from Western North Carolina.  Thousands of shoppers from all over the southeast arrive to stroll through the fair, discovering unique gifts for friends, family and themselves!

Fair hours are Saturday 10am to 7pm and Sunday Noon to 5pm, rain or shine. There is no admission fee. Homemade refreshments are available at church sponsored concession booths with proceeds benefiting the Cathedral’s
Outreach program.

Aug
6
Sun
45th Annual Village Arts and Crafts Fair – Historic Biltmore Village @ Cathedral of All Souls in Historic Biltmore Village
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
45th Annual Village Arts and Crafts Fair - Historic Biltmore Village @ Cathedral of All Souls in Historic Biltmore Village | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

On August 5th and 6th 2017 New Morning Gallery and Bellagio Art-to-Wear sponsor the Village Art and Craft Fair on the grounds of the Cathedral of all Souls in Biltmore Village.This high quality craft fair sponsored by New Morning Gallery and Bellagio Art-to-Wear, takes place August 5th and 6th 2017 on the grounds of the Cathedral of All Souls in Historic Biltmore Village. Fair hours are Saturday 10am to 7pm and Sunday Noon to 5pm, rain or shine. Free admission. Concessions available. For more information call 828.274.2831.

In its 45th year, the VACF continues a long tradition of bringing high-quality crafts to Historic Biltmore Village. The fair hosts 114 artists from 16 states, representing the full spectrum of craft media – jewelry, ceramic, wood, fiber, metals, two-dimensional art and more. The craft fair is a great opportunity to encounter new artists (26 are first-time exhibitors) and to talk with crafters one-on-one. 36 artists are from Western North Carolina.  Thousands of shoppers from all over the southeast arrive to stroll through the fair, discovering unique gifts for friends, family and themselves!

Fair hours are Saturday 10am to 7pm and Sunday Noon to 5pm, rain or shine. There is no admission fee. Homemade refreshments are available at church sponsored concession booths with proceeds benefiting the Cathedral’s
Outreach program.

Aug
18
Fri
Dirty Dancing Festival @ Morse Park
Aug 18 – Aug 19 all-day
Dirty Dancing Festival @ Morse Park | Lake Lure | North Carolina | United States

Join us for the 30TH ANNIVERSARY of the movie Dirty Dancing in 2017!

Can you believe it has been 30 YEARS?? Experience the memories all over again ~
timeless songs, dirty dancing, lake lifts, love & passion,
and don’t forget the watermelons!

For 7 years the Dirty Dancing Festival has descended upon
the beautiful town of Lake Lure, North Carolina for two days
of live music, dancing, food and fun!
Come see what all the fuss is about!

Aug
27
Sun
Flea for Y’all at Asheville Outlets @ Asheville Outlets
Aug 27 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Flea for Y’all at Asheville Outlets @ Asheville Outlets | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Asheville Outlets (www.shopashevilleoutlets.com) is pleased to host Asheville’s Flea for Y’all Sunday, July 30, 2017, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The location, just 6 miles from downtown Asheville, offers easy access from I-26, mountain views and ample parking for patrons and vendors alike. The Flea will take over the tree-lined lot next to Field and Stream. Asheville Outlets Flea for Y’all remaining dates are Sunday August 27, September 24 and October 29, 2017. Adult entry is $2, children are free. Leary PR for Asheville Outlets.

Sep
24
Sun
Flea for Y’all at Asheville Outlets @ Asheville Outlets
Sep 24 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Flea for Y’all at Asheville Outlets @ Asheville Outlets | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Asheville Outlets (www.shopashevilleoutlets.com) is pleased to host Asheville’s Flea for Y’all Sunday, July 30, 2017, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The location, just 6 miles from downtown Asheville, offers easy access from I-26, mountain views and ample parking for patrons and vendors alike. The Flea will take over the tree-lined lot next to Field and Stream. Asheville Outlets Flea for Y’all remaining dates are Sunday August 27, September 24 and October 29, 2017. Adult entry is $2, children are free. Leary PR for Asheville Outlets.

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 2017 @ Town Square
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Old Timey Fall Festival 2017 @ Town Square | Burnsville | North Carolina | United States

Enjoy a fun day of free family entertainment. The town square comes alive with the Antique Cars and Tractors Parade, Music and dance from the stage, Storytelling, Children’s Games and events including the Wooly Worm race, adult contests including the Nail Driving Contest, Vendors and Live demonstrations of heritage crafts. Food Stalls and Children’s rides….. and of course Raffles and Prizes.
Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a great day of fun.
A full list of Entertainment will be announce in early September.
Free parking available in close to the event.

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!

Oct
29
Sun
Flea for Y’all at Asheville Outlets @ Asheville Outlets
Oct 29 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Flea for Y’all at Asheville Outlets @ Asheville Outlets | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Asheville Outlets (www.shopashevilleoutlets.com) is pleased to host Asheville’s Flea for Y’all Sunday, July 30, 2017, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The location, just 6 miles from downtown Asheville, offers easy access from I-26, mountain views and ample parking for patrons and vendors alike. The Flea will take over the tree-lined lot next to Field and Stream. Asheville Outlets Flea for Y’all remaining dates are Sunday August 27, September 24 and October 29, 2017. Adult entry is $2, children are free. Leary PR for Asheville Outlets.