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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.

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RockFest at Emerald Village

Emerald Village

Bring your friends Saturday, June 15th and Sunday, June 16th, 2019 and enjoy RockFest at Emerald Village, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Little Switzerland, NC. Celebrate the gem and mineral heritage of the mountains in the spectacular home of 12 historic mines! There will be great food and live music, with performances by […]

Free

Cruise ‘In

Asheville Outlets

Join Asheville Outlets each month for a Cruise 'In event at the center. Each event will be held in the parking lot from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on select Sundays April through November. The Cruise 'In event is free for all vehicle owners and spectators. Stay tuned for more information! Cruise 'In Dates: Sunday, June 16th […]

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Tryon Resort’s “Saturday Night Lights”

Tryon International Equestrian Center

Join us for "Saturday Night Lights," a family-friendly event at Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC, happening every Saturday evening May through October featuring FREE carousel rides, pony rides, bounce house, face painting, entertainers and live music, plus horse show competition. General admission and parking are also free and open to the public. […]

Free
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Summer Outdoor Movie Series

Bare Dark Sky Observatory

Enjoy out-of-this-world movie experiences all summer long at the Earth to Sky Park. From June through September, the Mayland Community College Foundation hosts space-themed movie nights on the lawn. Bring a blanket and lawn chairs, purchase some popcorn and a drink, and sit back to watch. All movies are rated PG. June 22nd: "Hidden Figures" […]

$5
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Sandburg Sing-along

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

To celebrate Carl Sandburg’s love of folk music, the park offers new, monthly Sandburg Sing-alongs. Featuring music from Sandburg’s "The American Songbag," musicians will lead the audience in singing along at the amphitheater. Song sheets will be available. Musician lineup: June 25: Geriatric Jukebox Band July 20: Cindy Carpenter and Emily Reasoner Aug. 11: Lucy […]

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Ultimate Air Dogs at TIEC

Tryon International Equestrian Center

Get ready for one of the coolest (and cutest!) events of the summer season! Ultimate Air Dogs presented by Ingles is a must-see at TIEC. Watch as the athletic dogs launch into the pool while chasing after their favorite toys, all earning points based on how far they soar. Entertaining, fun, and adorable… What more […]

Free

Patriotic Concert

Burnsville Town Center

Acclaimed pianist and vocalist Brian Gurl brings his rollicking rendition of patriotic hits to Burnsville to kick off the holiday weekend. Gurl and his six-piece band present “America the Beautiful,” a compilation of classic tunes to celebrate Independence Day. The family-friendly concert includes such standards as “This Land Is Your Land,” “An American Triology,” “God […]

$10 – $30
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Street Dances

Hendersonville Visitor Center

This summer marks the 101st year of Hendersonville's street dances. What began in 1918 as a celebration to welcome the soldiers home from World War I is now a favorite tradition. People of all ages gather in downtown Hendersonville each Monday evening from mid-July through mid-August to enjoy mountain heritage music and dancing. People square […]

Free

Cruise ‘In

Asheville Outlets

Join Asheville Outlets each month for a Cruise 'In event at the center. Each event will be held in the parking lot from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on select Sundays April through November. The Cruise 'In event is free for all vehicle owners and spectators. Stay tuned for more information! Cruise 'In Dates: Sunday, July 21st […]

Morganton TGIF Summer Concert Series – Buick MacKane

Historic Burke County Courthouse Lawn

Friday, July 26 Band: Buick MacKane - Southern Rock Buick MacKane closes out the 2019 season of the TGIF Summer Concert Series on Friday, July 26th. Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy this free performance on the Historic Courthouse lawn. Food and beverage vendors open at 6:00pm offering a selection of dining and drink […]

Free

35th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show

Parkway Fire and Rescue show field

The 35th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show put on by the Parkway Fire and Rescue to raise money for new equipment. This Gem Show has everything! Over 60 US and International dealers with almost any kind of jewelry, gemstone and mineral specimens, fossil, lapidary equipment and more you might want. Each booth is […]

Free
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Ultimate Air Dogs at TIEC

Tryon International Equestrian Center

Get ready for one of the coolest (and cutest!) events of the summer season! Ultimate Air Dogs presented by Ingles is a must-see at TIEC. Watch as the athletic dogs launch into the pool while chasing after their favorite toys, all earning points based on how far they soar. Entertaining, fun, and adorable… What more […]

Free
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All Shook Up

Flat Rock Playhouse

Celebrate hit songs made famous by Elvis Presley. The Broadway musical hit "All Shook Up" combines the hilarity of Shakespearean comedies, such as "A Midsummer Night’s Dream," with the rock 'n' roll music of Elvis Presley. In a musical presentation akin to Godspell and Footloose, this jukebox musical tells the story of a small-town girl […]

$20 – $65

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Music in the Park

Stearns Park

The Town of Columbus is proud to present the 2019 Music in the Park at Stearns. From 7-9pm, bring your lawn chairs and enjoy free live music from various bands. Starting every Saturday in August to the end of September. No dogs or alcoholic beverages, please.

Free

Viewsite Sip & Stroll

SUMMER FUN AT SHR! 5 – 7 PM | FRIDAY, August 16 | $125 PP, children under 12 free Please join us to celebrate the summer with botanical cocktails, llamas and lemonade at the Viewsite overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains. Hors d’Oeuvres . Botanical Cocktails . Wine . Lemonade Prepared by Asheville Chef Brekken Casey […]

$12 – $125

Cruise ‘In

Asheville Outlets

Join Asheville Outlets each month for a Cruise 'In event at the center. Each event will be held in the parking lot from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on select Sundays April through November. The Cruise 'In event is free for all vehicle owners and spectators. Stay tuned for more information! Cruise 'In Dates: Sunday, August 18th […]

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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, […]

NC Mountain State Fair

WNC Agricultural Center

The third largest fair in North Carolina celebrates the heritage of the Blue Ridge mountains, including agriculture, music, crafts, art, food, entertainment, livestock displays, competitions, and midway amusement rides.

Free – $10
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38th Annual Morganton Festival

Come Play In Our Streets at the 38th annual Morganton Festival, Downtown Morganton September 6 & 7. Beginning Friday at 12:00pm enjoy a sampling of fine arts & crafts, festival cuisine, kid & teen zones. If you are up for some exercise, be sure to sign up for the annual Sunrise Run on the Greenway […]

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

West Asheville Garden Stroll

Omega Middle School

The 11th annual West Asheville Garden Stroll Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 11am-4pm Rain or Shine The stroll encompasses the Virginia Ave. area and surrounding neighborhood. A kickoff celebration with songs and the stilt walking Faerie Kin will begin at 10:30 and Stroll guides containing a map and 17 garden descriptions will be available from 11am […]

Free

Cruise ‘In

Asheville Outlets

Join Asheville Outlets each month for a Cruise 'In event at the center. Each event will be held in the parking lot from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on select Sundays April through November. The Cruise 'In event is free for all vehicle owners and spectators. Stay tuned for more information! Cruise 'In Dates: Sunday, September 15th […]

Downtown Hendersonville presents The Rad Trads and Honey Island Swamp Band @ Rhythm & Brews Concert Series-Sept. 19

200/300 blocks of South Main Street Hendersonville NC

Rhythm & Brews Concert Series, in Downtown Hendersonville NC, wraps up the 2019 season with The Rad Trads performing at 5:30 PM and Honey Island Swamp Band at 7:30 PM. Hailing from Brooklyn NY, The Rad Trads distinguish themselves in ways few bands can. Already drawing lines around the block at home, the globe-trotting group’s […]

Free

Fiesta Hendersonville

Hendersonville Visitor Center

Fiesta Hendersonville gives Hendersonville a unique opportunity to experience the best of Latin American countries in their own backyard. Patrons can journey through over 20 represented countries and experience their people, live music, art, food and culture. Located between Allen & Caswell Streets in Hendersonville, NC.

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 Show […]

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Saturday Night Lights

Tryon International Equestrian Center

Hosted at the Tryon International Equestrian Center from 6-10pm, enjoy an equestrian event featuring street performers, live music, and the highest level of competitive show jumping. Arrive anytime with free parking/admission and dine at any of the ten on-site restaurants!

Free

Catapult

Tryon Fine Arts Center

Catapult is, technically, a shadow dance company. What it really is: a theatrical art form that is an amazingly imaginative combination of dance, story-telling, and sculpture. Founded in 2009, by Adam Battlestein (choreographer, Creative Director and Master Teaching Artist for Pilobolus Dance Theatre for 19 years), Catapult catapulted to fame on Season 8 of America’s […]

$35 – $40

Celtic Music & Mythic Tales

Melange Bed & Breakfast

U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion Jamie Laval takes his audience on an exciting musical journey through Scotland, Ireland, and Brittany in the distinctly European style environs of the Mélange Bed and Breakfast in historic downtown Hendersonville. The intimate, acoustic concert evocatively reimagines Gaelic love songs, raucous peasant dances, and mythic tales from the ancient Celtic […]

$22

73rd Annual Tryon Block House Races

Green Creek Race Course

For generations, thousands of spectators can be seen annually at the event, with recent numbers exceeding 9,000. The Tryon Block House Races now feature an expanded lineup of races, resulting in an increase of entries chasing larger purses and delivering top sport to spectators. The 2019 edition is set to break records once again, featuring […]

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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 […]

Free
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Smoke on the Mountain

Flat Rock Playhouse

Take a break from the frenzy of everyday life and enjoy a wholesome celebration of faith, community and Appalachian music. Set in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina, around 1938, "Smoke on the Mountain" brings to life a small-town musical revival featuring the traveling Sanders Family as they play the best of bluegrass and gospel hymns. Audiences […]

$20 – $65
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Historic Morganton Ghost Tours

During two weekends this fall learn about Morganton’s spooky history and enjoy our quaint downtown district! The Morganton Ghost Walk was researched by local paranormal investigator Joshua P. Warren who documented creepy events, spooky stories and some bizarre history. The 1.5 hour-long, scenic tour tells of local history, strange sightings and folklore during a mile […]

$5

Woodcarvers & Whittlers Festival

Historic Courthouse Square

"To promote the unique history of Columbus, carved out of the wilderness, and encourage the continuance of the handmade arts through education, public display, and civic involvement." The Discover Columbus Committee announces an event for the whole family. We are hosting a Woodcarvers and Whittlers Festival on October 19, 2019. The festival promises to be […]

Free

Bears Bees + Brews

New Belgium Brewing

We're celebrating and learning about human-wildlife coexistence and conservation from trusted organizations, while enjoying lively, family-friendly entertainment, sweet+savory bites, and tasty brews, all in one place.

Free

October Oyster Outing

Historic Burke County Courthouse Lawn

Saturday, October 19, 2019 Where: Courthouse Square When: Saturday, October 19, 2019 12-7pm The Annual October Oyster and Shrimp Festival, an annual fundraiser for the Burke Arts Council, will take place on Saturday, October 19th on the Old Court House Square and the Burke Arts Council property at 115 E Meeting Street in Downtown Morganton. […]

Cruise ‘In

Asheville Outlets

Join Asheville Outlets each month for a Cruise 'In event at the center. Each event will be held in the parking lot from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on select Sundays April through November. The Cruise 'In event is free for all vehicle owners and spectators. Stay tuned for more information! Cruise 'In Dates: Sunday, October 20th […]

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Tryon Festival Horse Show

Tryon International Equestrian Center

Tryon International Equestrian Center at Tryon Resort, host of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, is one of the world’s ultimate equestrian lifestyle destinations with first-class facilities for all FEI disciplines and showcasing hunter/jumper, equitation, steeplechase, fox hunting, polo, reining and multidiscipline events in Mill Spring, NC. From carousel to competition, the mission of […]

Halloween Spooktacular

Thursday, October 31, 2019 Where: Courthouse Square When: Thursday, October 31 3:00-6:00pm Calling all goblins, vampires, super heroes, princesses and gypsies and everything in between! Come to Downtown Morganton Thursday, Oct. 31, and enjoy the annual Downtown Trick-or-Treating and Halloween Spooktacular! We'll have trick-or-treating at downtown businesses from 3-5pm. When the trick-or-treaters have collected their […]

Free

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Community Viewing Night

Bare Dark Sky Observatory

Enjoy an evening of stargazing as you’ve never seen before. Through the 34-inch diameter Sam Scope, you can see the craters of the moon in detail, as well as Saturn's rings and the eye of Jupiter. Take part in fun astronomy trivia and gain a greater knowledge of the night sky. No parking is allowed […]

$5 – $15

MozART Comes to Town

Tryon Fine Arts Center

Take a classical composition as canvas, analyze its structure and theme, surround it with musical associations, brilliant, outstanding ideas and while listening to the final product the listener is constantly surprised, amazed, laughing and moved to tears. The musicians of the MozART group have been playing together since 1995. At the beginning, they presented short […]

$35 – $40
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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Flat Rock Playhouse

Journey to Narnia, the iconic land of mystery and magic as Flat Rock Playhouse presents "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe." The classic coming-of-age story by C.S. Lewis begins on a rainy afternoon when four children discover a wardrobe that transports them to a magical world. With every step they take into this new, […]

$14 – $28
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The Festival of the Hunt

Tryon International Equestrian Center

The Festival of the Hunt, highlighting the history and tradition of fox hunting and working field hunters, will be welcomed back to the venue November 12-17, 2019. With opportunities to hunt with local hunt clubs, mock hunts, the TIEC Field Hunter Championships and Carolina Performance classes, the Festival of the Hunt is a beloved fall […]

Cruise ‘In

Asheville Outlets

Join Asheville Outlets for a Cruise 'In event at the center. This event will be held in the parking lot from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.  The Cruise 'In event is free for all vehicle owners and spectators.  

Winter Carnival and Memorial Tree Lighting

Historic Burke County Courthouse Lawn

Saturday, November 23, 2019 Where: Courthouse Square When: Saturday, November 23 5:00-8:00pm Join downtown Morganton on the Saturday before Thanksgiving for a holiday celebration for the entire family! Come out to the Courthouse Square at 5:30pm for the Memorial Tree Lighting Ceremony and then stick around until 8pm for the Winter Carnival. From 5-8pm the […]

Free

Biltmore Park Turkey Trot

The Biltmore Park Turkey Trot returns on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28th at 9am. Come join us for this fun and festive 5K that winds through beautiful Biltmore Park Town Square and the surrounding neighborhood in South Asheville.Thanksgiving is the largest running holiday with families all over the country! Turkey Trots are a great way […]

Peppermint Bear Scavenger Hunt

Downtown Hendersonville

New for the 2019 holiday season is the Peppermint Bear Scavenger Hunt! Head to Hendersonville to help mama bear, Peppermint, who's cubs have gone missing while shopping in Downtown Hendersonville for items to decorate their den. Find at least half of her cubs in this free scavenger hunt, then complete and return the form in […]

Free
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A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas

Flat Rock Playhouse

Flat Rock Playhouse bids farewell to 2019 with a holiday celebration that’s sure to entertain and inspire. For the third year in a row, "A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas" closes out the season in style and whimsy. This production features beloved holiday songs, spectacular dance numbers, fabulous costumes, sublime vocals and hilarious sketches. "A Flat […]

$17 – $65

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Party Place and Event Center

Mark down the date for “Abenezer Scrooge, the Musical,” a mountain-town Christmas story adapted from the classic Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, scheduled for Saturday night, 7:00 PM, November 30th at the Party Place and Events Center.

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Elf Jr.

Parkway Playhouse

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York […]

$6 – $12
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Breakfast with Santa at TIEC

Tryon International Equestrian Center

Saturdays at Tryon Resort are packed with holiday fun! Bring the kids to dine on a pancake breakfast with Santa from 8am-11am, followed by story time with Mrs. Claus. Tickets are $12 for children and $15 for adults, and reservations are recommended. Call 828-863-1130 for reservations. Then after breakfast, decorate cookies while watching classic Christmas […]

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Santa on the Chimney

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

There’s no way Santa could make it down so many chimneys without practice. What better place to prepare for his Christmas deliveries and stay in shape than on one of the world’s largest chimneys at Chimney Rock State Park? Make your list and bring it to Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy live holiday music, hot […]

Included with regular park admission

Burnsville Christmas Parade

Burnsville Town Square

Join the mountain town of Burnsville for a good old-fashioned Christmas parade with floats, antique cars and tractors, horses and wagons, marching bands, and of course Santa and his sleigh. The parade makes its way down Main Street, right through the middle of downtown Burnsville.

Free

Home Town Christmas

Downtown Columbus

Parade at 4:00PM – Twas the Night Before Christmas festivities at 6:00PM The Columbus Fire Department and Discover Columbus Committee invites people to celebrate the holidays with its Christmas parade through downtown on Mills Street and other activities in Stearn’s Park.

Free

Tony Grant at Tryon Fine Arts Center

Tryon Fine Arts Center

Actor, writer, producer, and GRAMMY-nominated musician Tony Grant has become one of the most sought-after, multi-faceted talents in the entertainment industry today. Raised right here in Western North Carolina, Grant has appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network and in acclaimed productions from Tyler Perry. Grant continues to flourish gaining critical acclaim and increasing popularity for […]

$35 – $40

Hendersonville Iceless Skating Rink

Hendersonville Visitor Center

Lace up your skates and take to the iceless skating rink located at the Hendersonville Visitor Center, at 201 South Main St. The synthetic ice-skating rink is made from special polymers so it can be enjoyed regardless of the temperature, plus has a section for curling. Open weather permitting. Regular hours: 11am-6pm, Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, […]

$5 – $8

Hendersonville Iceless Skating Rink

Hendersonville Visitor Center

Lace up your skates and take to the iceless skating rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main St! At the Iceless Skating Rink, an annual tradition, the “ice” is actually made of a slick plastic that enables you to easily glide in any temperature. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 […]

$5 – $10

Jamie Laval’s Celtic Christmas

Tryon Fine Arts Center

Jamie Laval’s Celtic Christmas captures the beauty and atmosphere of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, and Iceland during the holidays. An entertaining and thought-provoking family holiday experience, the show weaves a tapestry of music, dance, poetry, and stories that hearken back to the ancient Celtic celebrations associated with the Winter Solstice and Christmas. Headlining the show is […]

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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 […]

Go Tell It On The Mountain Concert

Orchard Inn

AmiciMusic, the award-winning chamber music organization based in Asheville that is dedicated to intimate concerts in non-traditional venues, returns to the fabulous Orchard Inn in Saluda on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 4:00pm with a very special vocal program called “GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN,” celebrating African-American History Month with soprano Simone Vigliante and pianist […]

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Cat Video Fest 2020

Historic Tryon Theatre

Cat Video Fest 2020 is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos and, of course, classic internet powerhouses. Cat Video Fest 2020 is a joyous communal experience, only available in theaters, and raises money for cats in need through our […]

$12

25th Annual ACC Chili Cook-Off

Morganton Community House

Friday, March 13, 2020 26th Annual ACC Chili Cook-Off The ACC Chili Cook-Off will take place Friday, March 13, 2020 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm at the Morganton Community House (120 North King Street). A BARGAIN PRICED $7.00 ticket buys all-you-can-eat chili with ALL the fixin’s, cornbread, salad, desert and drink! (If you're busy, […]

$7.00

Hawley Magic

Tryon Fine Arts Center

Hawley Magic are back! Jonathan and Trisha Hawley are excited to bring Tryon some brand new magic and illusion as well as some of their fan favorites. They were finalists on America’s Got Talent, featured in the UK on the award winning TV show The Cruise, and were nominated Princess Cruise Lines Entertainer’s of the […]

$15 – $20

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The Fork at Tryon International Equestrian Center

Tryon International Equestrian Center

The Fork at Tryon International Equestrian Center on April 2-5, 2020. Founded over 15 years ago, The Fork has grown to be one of the most prestigious competitions on the North American equestrian calendar. This year they will be hosting a myriad of social events for you to enjoy while cheering for these inspiring athletes. […]

Abby the Spoon Lady & the Tater Boys

She’s back… and this time, she will tell her story! Along with a full band, this is an all new show and one you won’t want to miss. This show nearly sold out last time… and with a full band and new show, you will want to get your tickets early. Abby the Spoon Lady […]

$20

Burnsville Metric

Burnsville Town Center

The annual Burnsville Metric kicks off the riding season in the idyllic Yancey County countryside. Cruise through the Toe River Valley on a 60.7-mile ride. The ride begins and ends on Burnsville Town Square, passing through the communities of Huntdale, Red Hill, Loafers Glory and Bakersville along the way. For less-experienced riders, a 43-mile loop […]

Saluda Arts Festival

Downtown Saluda, NC

The annual Saluda Arts Festival attracts many local artist showcasing their crafts. Stretching along Main Street in Historic Downtown Saluda, NC. Every media in art will be represented to explore and for sale. Free family fun festival! https://www.saluda.com

Free

Dynamite Days

Emerald Village

Emerald Village invites you to our “Dynamite Days” celebration in Little Switzerland, NC! Saturday and Sunday, May 23 & 24, 2020 (Memorial Day weekend) from 9AM to 6PM both days, plus a special nighttime Blacklight Mine Tour Saturday at 9PM. Festival activities include a kid’s Treasure Hunt, living history demos by mining re-enactor “The Salt […]

Free

Fabulous Fourth of July Festival

Downtown Columbus

The Town of Columbus is celebrating it's 58th Fabulous Fourth of July Celebration. The festival is 10am-10pm. Come join the crowd for this family oriented event. The day is filled with family fun, food, and entertainment, ending with spectacular fireworks.

Free

Coon Dog Day

Downtown Saluda, NC

57th Annual Coon Dog Day A homecoming and celebration for dogs and their people! Great food, live music, parade, crafts, street dance, and more. Come enjoy this homecoming event in Downtown Saluda, NC. What began as a chicken supper fundraiser for the local Coon Club has grown into an event that attracts over 10,000 people […]

Free

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Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair

Burnsville Town Square

The 64th Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair August 7-8, 2020. 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. This free event runs from 9am to 5p both days. 100 Town Square, Burnsville, NC 28714 Yancey / Burnsville […]

Free
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Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair

Burnsville Town Square

The 64th Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair August 7-8, 2020. 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. This free event runs from 9am to 5p both days. 100 Town Square, Burnsville, NC 28714 Yancey / Burnsville […]

Free

History Explorers for Kids: Ancient American Indian Artifacts

Black Mountain United Methodist Church

This program will encourage children to be “history detectives” as they use their observation skills to infer the uses of ancient American Indian tools and contemporary crafts made by Cherokee artisans. Children will also learn how to play the butter bean game, a historic Cherokee counting game. The program will include a blowgun and atlatl […]

$5

History Explorers for Kids: Ancient American Indian Artifacts

Black Mountain United Methodist Church

This program will encourage children to be “history detectives” as they use their observation skills to infer the uses of ancient American Indian tools and contemporary crafts made by Cherokee artisans. Children will also learn how to play the butter bean game, a historic Cherokee counting game. The program will include a blowgun and atlatl […]

$5

50th LEAF Festival

Lake Eden

LEAF prepares to celebrate a 25-year landmark tradition with the 50th LEAF Festival and we’re going SOLID GOLD for the occasion! From Thursday May 14th to Sunday May 17th, 2020 we will be welcoming world music, art, culture, and community into the heart of the beautiful WNC Blue Ridge Mountains. Throughout its storied history, this […]

The Haunted Valley Rally Driving Tour

Swannanoa Valley Museum

Take a driving tour through the myths and legends of the Swannanoa Valley. This approximately two hour tour will take you to some of the most haunted, historical and mythological places in the Valley. Learn about the ghosts who haunt the windows of Black Mountain homes, the mystery skeleton of the McKoy Building, the Spanish […]

$125 – $150

Winter Workshop 2 (online): Mountain Songs for the Soul

Online

“Mountain Songs for the Soul” comes from the idea that singing traditional ballads and folk songs can strengthen us for hard times as well as help us celebrate the good times. Rooted in Southern Appalachian song traditions, musician Susan Pepper will pick from some of her favorites, explore where they come from —and teach them […]

$8 – $12

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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

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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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Black Mountain Fall Garden Sale

The Monte Vista Hotel

Get ready for fall planting and holiday decorating by attending the Black Mountain Fall Garden Sale. This sale will feature trees, shrubs, native plants, perennials, and ornamental grasses. Get ahead of the holidays and pre-order holiday greenery. This gardener's event will have specialty plant vendors, raffles, food, and drinks. We look forward to seeing you […]

Free
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Black Mountain Fall Garden Sale

The Monte Vista Hotel

Get ready for fall planting and holiday decorating by attending the Black Mountain Fall Garden Sale. This sale will feature trees, shrubs, native plants, perennials, and ornamental grasses. Get ahead of the holidays and pre-order holiday greenery. This gardener's event will have specialty plant vendors, raffles, food, and drinks. We look forward to seeing you […]

Free

13th Annual Flock to the Rock

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

Start Flock to the Rock out with a bevy of birds! This early bird walk was designed to start before the Park opens to ensure participants get the best chance to encounter a variety of birds. Taking place during fall migration also enhances the number of species expected to be in our area. This hike […]

Included with Park admission

Tales of the Trail

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

Come experience a unique, guided night hike that is fun for the whole family. Tales of the Trail is a non-scary, fall event that introduces you to woodland creatures and how they live. Groups will be led along a lighted, half-mile loop trail to meet costumed animal characters and receive fun giveaways. This festive event […]

$5 – $25

24th Annual Santa on the Chimney

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

Chimney Rock has become Santa’s favorite place to train for his big night of deliveries. There’s no way he could make it down so many chimneys without practice. What better place to prepare and stay in shape than on one of the world’s largest chimneys at Chimney Rock State Park? Make your list and bring […]

Included with Park admission

24th Annual Santa on the Chimney

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

Chimney Rock has become Santa’s favorite place to train for his big night of deliveries. There’s no way he could make it down so many chimneys without practice. What better place to prepare and stay in shape than on one of the world’s largest chimneys at Chimney Rock State Park? Make your list and bring […]

Included with Park admission