Events for July 31, 2021 – June 3, 2018 › Exhibit › – NC Blue Ridge

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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.

Chilhuly at Biltmore

Biltmore Estate

From May through October 2018 – this new exhibition at Biltmore features multi-media artist Dale Chihuly’s monumental glass sculptures. The Chihuly at Biltmore exhibition will be at the estate from May 17 through October 7, 2018. The exhibit will be on display in the Winter Garden of Biltmore House and the Estate's stunning gardens

Old Timey Fall Festival

Burnsville Town Square

Enjoy a good old-fashioned fall festival on Burnsville's beautiful Town Square. The Yancey History Association invites everyone near and far to come out and be a part of the fun-filled day. Heritage crafters will demonstrate the old-timey methods of producing their crafts so that the younger generations can see how their ancestors made these wonderful items. […]

Celebration of Birds

Artist Opening Celebrating Birds Local watercolor artist Simone Wood says early admiration for winged creatures still shows up in her art today. Her new works showing her connection between the natural world and her creations will move you. Join us at our opening on Feb 5th 5-7pm, while enjoying the music of "Grit Lickers", some […]

Say I Do to Hendersonville Bridal Show

Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall

Brides looking to get married in the Blue Ridge Mountains can plan their dream weddings at the Say I Do to Hendersonville Bridal Show. Hendersonville is a popular choice for local brides, as well as brides planning destination weddings. The area’s natural beauty, variety of venues and myriad businesses that support the wedding industry all […]

$5

Beacon Blankets: The Mill, A New Exhibit

Swannanoa Valley Museum

This summer and into the fall, the Swannanoa Valley Museum is exploring the story of the textile industry in Western North Carolina through its new exhibit “Beacon Blankets: The Mill.” This multimedia exhibit delves into the history of Beacon Blankets, a New England textile company that migrated to the town of Swannanoa, near Asheville, North […]

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Garden Jubilee

Main Street Hendersonville

Garden Jubilee is the largest gardening festival in the region, held in Historic Downtown from Sixth Avenue-Caswell Street over Memorial Day Weekend, from 9am-5pm both Saturday and Sunday. Vendors will be selling 1000’s plants, arts & crafts, lawn/garden accessories & food, plus experts will be on-hand to answer your gardening questions. Garden Jubilee is an […]

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Emerald Village presents “Goodby Summer” Labor Day weekend

Emerald Village

Spend the last weekend of Summer with Emerald Village in Little Switzerland, NC. The ultimate gem mining and family fun experience. *Kid’s (12 & under) FREE MINE TOURS both days! *Local Craft Vendor’s Market!  Venders include: Sandy’s Sparkling Temptations, Blue Ridge Campground & Market, The Ranger’s Wife, Dragon Shine Hair Sparkle, Adorn Yourself, Lex’s T-Shirts, […]

2nd Annual WNC Bigfoot Festival

Historic Downtown Marion

Celebrate all things Bigfoot in Downtown Marion. The festival opens at 9:00 am with opening ceremonies at 10:15 am, followed by a Bigfoot Calling Contest, Town Hall Meeting with Cliff Barackman, and more. With 190 Bigfoot vendors, the day is packed with research-related vendors, food, music, and more. Visit with Marion’s Bigfoot Team to discuss […]

Free

20th Annual Autumn in the Mountains Car Show

Asheville Outlets

The British Car Club of Western North Carolina (https://www.bccwnc.org) announces the date and location of its ,20th Annual Autumn in the Mountains Car Show. The event will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The location for the event will return to Asheville Outlets (https://www.shopashevilleoutlets.com). Spectator admission is FREE. The Autumn in the Mountains Car […]

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Art Trek 2019

Upstairs Artspace

A visit to Tryon's Upstairs Artspace gallery -- or any gallery, for that matter -- affords the visitor a chance to see a clean, final, mounted work of art, such as a framed painting on the wall or a sculpture on a pedestal, in a pristine setting, under bright lights. What the visitor won't see […]

Free

Beacon Blankets Make Warm Friends Day

Swannanoa Valley Museum

Shop all things Beacon Blankets while visiting the Museum's exhibit about the textile mill in Swannanoa that was once the largest in the world! Jerry and Kathy Brownstein will be signing and selling copies of their book, "Beacon Blankets Make Warm Friends," which relates the history of the company and highlights their collectible blankets, robes, […]

Free

Farm City Day

Jackson Park

The farm comes to the city at Hendersonville’s Annual Farm City Day, a celebration of Hendersonville’s rural traditions through introducing the urban population to agriculture. The day includes petting zoo, urban, rural and educational displays, antique and modern farm equipment, live music, food and concessions for sale, and crafters selling their wares, a special youth […]

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Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free

Showcase of Excellence Opening Reception

Tryon Fine Arts Center

Showcase of Excellence features the exceptional artistic talent of high school students in our area. This premier event is a juried fine arts competition that offers young artists their first taste of a professional gallery environment. Cash prizes are awarded for the top student artists and teachers. The 2020 Showcase of Excellence will be February […]

Burnsville Wedding Expo

Burnsville Town Center

The Burnsville Wedding Expo invites brides-to-be, and their fiances, family and friends, to meet local vendors and explore area options for WNC weddings. A favorite expo tradition returns with brides digging through a tiered cake to find a wedding band hidden inside. The lucky participant who uncovers the ring gets to keep it. The expo […]

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Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational

Burnsville Town Center

The second annual Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational celebrates hand-built stringed instruments with an emphasis on the artists who craft them and the musicians who play them. Featuring some of the most talented luthiers in the region, the three-day event includes concerts, exhibits, workshops and more. Jay Lichty of Tryon, NC, once again serves as host luthier. Festivities […]

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Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational

Burnsville Town Center

The second annual Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational celebrates hand-built stringed instruments with an emphasis on the artists who craft them and the musicians who play them. Featuring some of the most talented luthiers in the region, the three-day event includes concerts, exhibits, workshops and more. Jay Lichty of Tryon, NC, once again serves as host luthier. Festivities […]

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Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational

Burnsville Town Center

The second annual Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational celebrates hand-built stringed instruments with an emphasis on the artists who craft them and the musicians who play them. Featuring some of the most talented luthiers in the region, the three-day event includes concerts, exhibits, workshops and more. Jay Lichty of Tryon, NC, once again serves as host luthier. Festivities […]

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37th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show

Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show! The 37th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show will be put on by the Parkway Fire and Rescue to raise money for new equipment and buildings. This Gem Show has everything! Over 60 US and International dealers with almost any kind of jewelry, gemstone and mineral specimens, fossils, […]

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37th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show

Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show! The 37th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show will be put on by the Parkway Fire and Rescue to raise money for new equipment and buildings. This Gem Show has everything! Over 60 US and International dealers with almost any kind of jewelry, gemstone and mineral specimens, fossils, […]

free
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37th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show

Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show! The 37th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show will be put on by the Parkway Fire and Rescue to raise money for new equipment and buildings. This Gem Show has everything! Over 60 US and International dealers with almost any kind of jewelry, gemstone and mineral specimens, fossils, […]

free
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37th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show

Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show! The 37th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show will be put on by the Parkway Fire and Rescue to raise money for new equipment and buildings. This Gem Show has everything! Over 60 US and International dealers with almost any kind of jewelry, gemstone and mineral specimens, fossils, […]

free
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37th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show

Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show! The 37th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show will be put on by the Parkway Fire and Rescue to raise money for new equipment and buildings. This Gem Show has everything! Over 60 US and International dealers with almost any kind of jewelry, gemstone and mineral specimens, fossils, […]

free
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37th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show

Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show! The 37th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show will be put on by the Parkway Fire and Rescue to raise money for new equipment and buildings. This Gem Show has everything! Over 60 US and International dealers with almost any kind of jewelry, gemstone and mineral specimens, fossils, […]

free
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37th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show

Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show! The 37th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show will be put on by the Parkway Fire and Rescue to raise money for new equipment and buildings. This Gem Show has everything! Over 60 US and International dealers with almost any kind of jewelry, gemstone and mineral specimens, fossils, […]

free

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37th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show

Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show! The 37th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show will be put on by the Parkway Fire and Rescue to raise money for new equipment and buildings. This Gem Show has everything! Over 60 US and International dealers with almost any kind of jewelry, gemstone and mineral specimens, fossils, […]

free