Attend a lively musical performance, go dancing at one of the many street festivals planned throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains, explore regional gem mines, sample your way across a food and wine festival, or explore a new art exhibit. There’s no shortage of cool things to do here in Western North Carolina. Here’s a list of some of the best events taking place this month.
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May 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
One event on May 27, 2018 at 9:00 am
The 25th annual Garden Jubilee Festival is the place for one-stop shopping for garden lovers. This premier lawn-and-garden show on Memorial Day weekend is one of the largest gardening shows in Western North Carolina. The Southeast Tourism Society has named Garden Jubilee an STS Top 20 Event in the Southeast for May 2018.
More than 260 vendors line Hendersonville’s wide Main Street. Regional gardening experts offer tips and tricks. Nurseries will be selling thousands of annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and hard-to-find plants. There will also be lawn furniture, jewelry, garden tools, yard art, planters, wind chimes, birdhouses, homemade soaps and pottery.
The Lowe’s Expo at the Visitor Center will host lawn-and-garden workshops, offer a variety of plants for sale, and present beautiful patio displays, outdoor furniture, grills and lawn equipment. National product representatives will be available in their tents giving out free samples and helpful advice.
Bill Slack, the popular landscape and gardening specialist with Southern Living Magazine, will make his 16th appearance at Garden Jubilee. Join him for three talks on Saturday: “Beautiful Landscapes Don’t Happen by Mistake” at 11 a.m.; “Wandering Through the Garden – Pathways & Patios” at 1 p.m.; and “Let’s Rejuvenate Our Tired and Overgrown Landscape” at 3 p.m. And two on Sunday: “Beautiful Landscapes Don’t Happen by Mistake” at 1 p.m. and “Let’s Rejuvenate Our Tired and Overgrown Landscape” at 3 p.m.