Events for November 7 – November 8, 2015 – 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.

Webinar: The Negro Motorist Green Book in Western North Carolina

Swannanoa Valley Museum 223 W State St, Black Mountain

Join the Swannanoa Valley Museum online as guest speaker Lisa R. Withers will discusses The Negro Motorist Green Book and the individuals who helped to facilitate African American travel in […]

$5 – $10

Earl Scruggs Music Festival

Tryon International Equestrian Center 4066 Pea Ridge Rd, Mill Spring

Celebrating the legacy of an American music legend, the Earl Scruggs Music Festival will bring together artists from bluegrass, Americana, blues, and other roots music genres to celebrate the pioneering […]

History Explorers: Butterflies and Pollination

Black Mountain United Methodist Church 101 Church Street, Black Mountain

In this outdoor, distanced program, children will learn about the life cycle of the butterfly and use colored paper, tempera paint and other crafts to make representations of each stage […]

$5

Earl Scruggs Music Festival

Tryon International Equestrian Center 4066 Pea Ridge Rd, Mill Spring

Celebrating the legacy of an American music legend, the Earl Scruggs Music Festival will bring together artists from bluegrass, Americana, blues, and other roots music genres to celebrate the pioneering […]

Lit Cafe

Western North Carolina Historical Association 283 Victoria Road, Asheville

Has the quarantined and socially distanced lifestyle sent you searching for good books? Would you like to discuss them and catch up with other avid readers and authors in the […]

Free for WNCHA Members

Online SVM Book Club Discussion: Hotter Than a Pepper Sprout

Swannanoa Valley Museum 223 W State St, Black Mountain

Join the Swannanoa Valley Museum for an online book club discussion of award-winning songwriter Billy Edd Wheeler’s autobiography “Hotter Than a Pepper Sprout.” Registrants will receive a Zoom link before […]

Free

History Explorers for Kids: Quilts- Colors, Patterns and Symbols

Swannanoa Valley Museum 223 W State St, Black Mountain

In this program, children will get to view different historic, hand made quilts and learn to recognize quilt patterns. They will finish with an activity in which they color their […]

$5

History Explorers for Kids: Quilts- Colors, Patterns and Symbols

Swannanoa Valley Museum 223 W State St, Black Mountain

In this program, children will get to view different historic, hand made quilts and learn to recognize quilt patterns. They will finish with an activity in which they color their […]

$5

AbsenTea Fundraiser

Online Swannanoa Valley Museum, Black Mountain

A zoom fundraiser for the Swannanoa Valley Museum, including tea trivia, competitions, an interview with the director, and a raffle. Celebrate the culture of tea and support the Swannanoa Valley […]

$55

Old Timey Fall Festival

Burnsville Town Square 100 Town Square, Burnsville

The OLD TIMEY FALL FESTIVAL is held on September 26, 2020 in Burnsville, NC. On Burnsville’s beautiful Town Square, this is a good old fashioned, “Old Timey” local Festival. This […]

Free

Old Toll Road 4WD Caravan to Camp Alice

Swannanoa Valley Museum 223 W State St, Black Mountain

Join the Swannanoa Valley Museum for this popular 4-wheel drive caravan up the historic Old Toll Road to Camp Alice on Mt. Mitchell. Once a major tourist attraction, the “Old […]

$4 – $200

History Explorers for Kids: Life on a Farmstead

Swannanoa Valley Museum 223 W State St, Black Mountain

In this program, children will learn about life in the Swannanoa Valley 200 years ago, and then spend time being “history detectives” and guessing the uses of several historic artifacts. […]

$5

Lit Cafe

Western North Carolina Historical Association 283 Victoria Road, Asheville

Has the quarantined and socially distanced lifestyle sent you searching for good books? Would you like to discuss them and catch up with other avid readers and authors in the […]

Free for WNCHA Members

SVM Book Club: An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

Online Swannanoa Valley Museum, Black Mountain

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day with an online discussion of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States. The discussion will be facilitated by Delesslin George-Warren and Kassidy Maeghan Plyler of […]

Free

History Explorers for Kids: Ancient American Indian Artifacts

Black Mountain United Methodist Church 101 Church Street, Black Mountain

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 […]

$5

History Explorers for Kids: Ancient American Indian Artifacts

Black Mountain United Methodist Church 101 Church Street, Black Mountain

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 […]

$5

50th LEAF Festival

Lake Eden 377 Lake Eden Rd, Black Mountain

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 […]

The Haunted Valley Rally Driving Tour

Swannanoa Valley Museum 223 W State St, Black Mountain

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 […]

$125 – $150

Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational

Burnsville Town Center 6 S. Main St., Burnsville

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 […]

Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational

Burnsville Town Center 6 S. Main St., Burnsville

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 […]

Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational

Burnsville Town Center 6 S. Main St., Burnsville

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 […]

Historic North Fork Valley Tour of the Asheville Watershed – West

Black Mountain Savings Bank 200 East State Street, Black Mountain

Join us on this exclusive historic driving tour of the west side of the Burnett Reservoir to explore part of the once thriving North Fork Valley community. The caravan will […]

$200