Events for September 11, 2021 – 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.

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Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

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
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Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

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
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Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

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
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Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

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
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Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

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
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Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

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
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Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

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
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Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

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
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Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

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

Fabulous Fourth of July Festival

Downtown Columbus Courthouse Square, Columbus, NC

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 Main Street, 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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36th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show

5660 136 Majestic View, spruce pine, NC

The 36th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral & Gem Show will be held Sunday July 26th through Sunday August 2nd from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, once again at 136 Majestic View, Spruce Pine, NC (the field above Spruce Pine Chevrolet). The Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show is put on by the Parkway Fire and […]

Free
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36th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show

5660 136 Majestic View, spruce pine, NC

The 36th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral & Gem Show will be held Sunday July 26th through Sunday August 2nd from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, once again at 136 Majestic View, Spruce Pine, NC (the field above Spruce Pine Chevrolet). The Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show is put on by the Parkway Fire and […]

Free
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36th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show

5660 136 Majestic View, spruce pine, NC

The 36th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral & Gem Show will be held Sunday July 26th through Sunday August 2nd from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, once again at 136 Majestic View, Spruce Pine, NC (the field above Spruce Pine Chevrolet). The Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show is put on by the Parkway Fire and […]

Free
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36th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show

5660 136 Majestic View, spruce pine, NC

The 36th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral & Gem Show will be held Sunday July 26th through Sunday August 2nd from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, once again at 136 Majestic View, Spruce Pine, NC (the field above Spruce Pine Chevrolet). The Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show is put on by the Parkway Fire and […]

Free
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36th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show

5660 136 Majestic View, spruce pine, NC

The 36th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral & Gem Show will be held Sunday July 26th through Sunday August 2nd from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, once again at 136 Majestic View, Spruce Pine, NC (the field above Spruce Pine Chevrolet). The Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show is put on by the Parkway Fire and […]

Free
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61st NC Mineral and Gem Festival

Spruce Pine Commings 12085 Hwy 226 South, Spruce Pine, NC

The 61st NC Mineral and Gem Festival will be held July 30-August 2 in Spruce Pine, NC. Since the early 1950's Spruce Pine, North Carolina has been the host of the Festival and welcomed visitors from around the world to shop for beautiful jewelry, gemstones, minerals, beads, crystals, fossils and more! Even celebrities have been […]

$4.00
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36th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show

5660 136 Majestic View, spruce pine, NC

The 36th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral & Gem Show will be held Sunday July 26th through Sunday August 2nd from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, once again at 136 Majestic View, Spruce Pine, NC (the field above Spruce Pine Chevrolet). The Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show is put on by the Parkway Fire and […]

Free
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61st NC Mineral and Gem Festival

Spruce Pine Commings 12085 Hwy 226 South, Spruce Pine, NC

The 61st NC Mineral and Gem Festival will be held July 30-August 2 in Spruce Pine, NC. Since the early 1950's Spruce Pine, North Carolina has been the host of the Festival and welcomed visitors from around the world to shop for beautiful jewelry, gemstones, minerals, beads, crystals, fossils and more! Even celebrities have been […]

$4.00
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61st NC Mineral and Gem Festival

Spruce Pine Commings 12085 Hwy 226 South, Spruce Pine, NC

The 61st NC Mineral and Gem Festival will be held July 30-August 2 in Spruce Pine, NC. Since the early 1950's Spruce Pine, North Carolina has been the host of the Festival and welcomed visitors from around the world to shop for beautiful jewelry, gemstones, minerals, beads, crystals, fossils and more! Even celebrities have been […]

$4.00
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36th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show

5660 136 Majestic View, spruce pine, NC

The 36th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral & Gem Show will be held Sunday July 26th through Sunday August 2nd from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, once again at 136 Majestic View, Spruce Pine, NC (the field above Spruce Pine Chevrolet). The Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show is put on by the Parkway Fire and […]

Free
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61st NC Mineral and Gem Festival

Spruce Pine Commings 12085 Hwy 226 South, Spruce Pine, NC

The 61st NC Mineral and Gem Festival will be held July 30-August 2 in Spruce Pine, NC. Since the early 1950's Spruce Pine, North Carolina has been the host of the Festival and welcomed visitors from around the world to shop for beautiful jewelry, gemstones, minerals, beads, crystals, fossils and more! Even celebrities have been […]

$4.00
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61st NC Mineral and Gem Festival

Spruce Pine Commings 12085 Hwy 226 South, Spruce Pine, NC

The 61st NC Mineral and Gem Festival will be held July 30-August 2 in Spruce Pine, NC. Since the early 1950's Spruce Pine, North Carolina has been the host of the Festival and welcomed visitors from around the world to shop for beautiful jewelry, gemstones, minerals, beads, crystals, fossils and more! Even celebrities have been […]

$4.00
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36th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show

5660 136 Majestic View, spruce pine, NC

The 36th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral & Gem Show will be held Sunday July 26th through Sunday August 2nd from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, once again at 136 Majestic View, Spruce Pine, NC (the field above Spruce Pine Chevrolet). The Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show is put on by the Parkway Fire and […]

Free
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61st NC Mineral and Gem Festival

Spruce Pine Commings 12085 Hwy 226 South, Spruce Pine, NC

The 61st NC Mineral and Gem Festival will be held July 30-August 2 in Spruce Pine, NC. Since the early 1950's Spruce Pine, North Carolina has been the host of the Festival and welcomed visitors from around the world to shop for beautiful jewelry, gemstones, minerals, beads, crystals, fossils and more! Even celebrities have been […]

$4.00
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Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair

Burnsville Town Square 100 Town Square, Burnsville, NC

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 100 Town Square, Burnsville, NC

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 100 Town Square, Burnsville, NC

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 100 Town Square, Burnsville, NC

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

Drive-Thru End of Summer Blast

Historic Johnson Farm 3346 Haywood Rd, Hendersonville, NC

We haven't been able to host any of our normal summer events, like Stories and Ice Cream or the End of Summer Blast. So let's celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of the school year with a different type of event! On August 13 between 1 and 4 PM, drive through the parking […]

Free

History’s Mysteries for Kids- Ancient American Indian Artifacts

Black Mountain United Methodist Church 101 Church Street, Black Mountain, NC

Join the Swannanoa Valley Museum for an hour-long outdoor activity in which kids will learn how to be "history detectives" by studying ancient American Indian artifacts and learning about their uses. Activity is designed for kids from Kindergarten through 4th grade.

$5

Webinar: The Negro Motorist Green Book in Western North Carolina

Swannanoa Valley Museum 223 W State St, Black Mountain, NC

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 western North Carolina.

$5 – $10
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Earl Scruggs Music Festival

Tryon International Equestrian Center 4066 Pea Ridge Rd, Mill Spring, NC

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 vision of Earl Scruggs. The festival will feature 20 artists over two days, plus music workshops, in a setting at the foot of the Blue […]

History Explorers: Butterflies and Pollination

Black Mountain United Methodist Church 101 Church Street, Black Mountain, NC

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 of the butterfly’s life cycle.Designed for pre-K to 2nd grade. This event will be held at the shaded lot behind the Black Mountain United Methodist Church […]

$5
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Earl Scruggs Music Festival

Tryon International Equestrian Center 4066 Pea Ridge Rd, Mill Spring, NC

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 vision of Earl Scruggs. The festival will feature 20 artists over two days, plus music workshops, in a setting at the foot of the Blue […]

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Lit Cafe

Western North Carolina Historical Association 283 Victoria Road, Asheville, NC

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 process? We at Western North Carolina Historical Association invite you to join us for our Lit-Café, a book discussion group with a purpose. We will […]

Free for WNCHA Members

Online SVM Book Club Discussion: Hotter Than a Pepper Sprout

Swannanoa Valley Museum 223 W State St, Black Mountain, NC

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 the event starts.

Free

Webinar: Preserving Family Heirlooms- Working with Photos, Letters and Textiles

Online Swannanoa Valley Museum, Black Mountain, NC

In this Swannanoa Valley Museum webinar, museum director LeAnne Johnson will explore simple tips and tricks that can aid in preserving family artifacts at home. From old photographs and handwritten letters to flashy hats and army uniforms, Ms. Johnson will discuss how to preserve and safely store items using basic household resources.

$5 – $10

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

Swannanoa Valley Museum 223 W State St, Black Mountain, NC

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 own quilt patterns, combining squares to reveal a full quilt design. Designed for Kindergarten thru 2nd grade. This event will be held at the shaded lot […]

$5

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

Swannanoa Valley Museum 223 W State St, Black Mountain, NC

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 own quilt patterns, combining squares to reveal a full quilt design. Designed for Kindergarten thru 2nd grade. This event will be held at the shaded lot […]

$5

AbsenTea Fundraiser

Online Swannanoa Valley Museum, Black Mountain, NC

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 Museum at this fun and (of course) highly cultured evening event!

$55

Old Timey Fall Festival

Burnsville Town Square 100 Town Square, Burnsville, NC

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 annual event is used to invite heritage-crafters to come out and demonstrate the old timey methods of producing their crafts. Antique tractors and cars are […]

Free

Old Toll Road 4WD Caravan to Camp Alice

Swannanoa Valley Museum 223 W State St, Black Mountain, NC

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 Toll Road” made the “apex of Appalachia accessible” for the cost of $1 per person. Contact info: Saro Lynch-Thomason, svmvolunteer@gmail.com

$4 – $200

History Explorers for Kids: Life on a Farmstead

Swannanoa Valley Museum 223 W State St, Black Mountain, NC

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. The program will end with a “What would you bring?” activity in which children will plan what tools they will need to bring for their […]

$5
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Lit Cafe

Western North Carolina Historical Association 283 Victoria Road, Asheville, NC

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 process? We at Western North Carolina Historical Association invite you to join us for our Lit-Café, a book discussion group with a purpose. We will […]

Free for WNCHA Members

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

Online Swannanoa Valley Museum, Black Mountain, NC

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 the Catawba Cultural Preservation Project. Registrants will receive a Zoom invite before the event begins. From the Publisher: “The first history of the United States […]

Free

History Explorers for Kids: Ancient American Indian Artifacts

Black Mountain United Methodist Church 101 Church Street, Black Mountain, NC

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 101 Church Street, Black Mountain, NC

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 Cafe: “You Have to Start a Thing” Early Women in North Carolina Governance

Online Swannanoa Valley Museum, Black Mountain, NC

In 1894, Asheville became the birthplace of the women’s suffrage movement in North Carolina when Helen Morris Lewis formed the Equal Suffrage Association of North Carolina, the first of its kind in the state. In this online talk via Zoom, Catherine Amos and Katherine Cutshall will explore how Helen Morris Lewis, Lillian Exum Clement Stafford, […]

$2.50 – $5

50th LEAF Festival

Lake Eden 377 Lake Eden Rd, Black Mountain, NC

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 223 W State St, Black Mountain, NC

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
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Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational

Burnsville Town Center 6 S. Main St., Burnsville, NC

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 6 S. Main St., Burnsville, NC

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 6 S. Main St., Burnsville, NC

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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A History of Stand-Up Comedy

Magnetic Theater 375 Depot St, Asheville, NC

Ritch Shydner's A HISTORY OF STAND UP COMEDY Presented by Marquee Comedy as a limited residency at The Magnetic Theatre It’s a funny and insightful multi-media presentation about the history of an original American art form, stand-up comedy, and what all the jokes and laughter say about America. The stories of forgotten trailblazers, martyred iconoclasts […]

$15.00

Historic North Fork Valley Tour of the Asheville Watershed – West

Black Mountain Savings Bank 200 East State Street, Black Mountain, NC

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 stop for participants to view the impressive chimney that was once part of a large boarding house where travelers on their way to Mt. Mitchell […]

$200

Webinar: Trade, Recruitment and Rebellion- Native Mediation of Spanish Colonization

Online Swannanoa Valley Museum, Black Mountain, NC

How did Native peoples receive and interact with Spanish conquistadors in the mid-16th century? Contrary to popular narratives, Native peoples were not passive victims of Spanish colonization. Instead, Native leaders mediated encounters with the Spanish towards their own goals, from soliciting trade, recruiting the Spanish for military expeditions, and even exterminating them when they posed […]

$5 – $10
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A History of Stand-Up Comedy

Magnetic Theater 375 Depot St, Asheville, NC

Ritch Shydner's A HISTORY OF STAND UP COMEDY Presented by Marquee Comedy as a limited residency at The Magnetic Theatre It’s a funny and insightful multi-media presentation about the history of an original American art form, stand-up comedy, and what all the jokes and laughter say about America. The stories of forgotten trailblazers, martyred iconoclasts […]

$15.00

Webinar: Crisis in Catawba Territory: Catawba Indian Women’s Interactions with Catawba and Non-Catawba Men, 1789-1828

Online Swannanoa Valley Museum, Black Mountain, NC

In this online event, Brooke Bauer will examine Catawba women’s interactions with the men in their world during a period of crisis. She will expand on our understanding of the roles and responsibilities that Catawba women held within their society concerning Catawba land. Oral history, combined with written sources, enhance our knowledge of Catawba women’s […]

$5 – $10
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A History of Stand-Up Comedy

Magnetic Theater 375 Depot St, Asheville, NC

Ritch Shydner's A HISTORY OF STAND UP COMEDY Presented by Marquee Comedy as a limited residency at The Magnetic Theatre It’s a funny and insightful multi-media presentation about the history of an original American art form, stand-up comedy, and what all the jokes and laughter say about America. The stories of forgotten trailblazers, martyred iconoclasts […]

$15.00

Mountain Gateway Museum Wreath Making Workshop

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum will host two holiday wreath-making workshops on Saturday, November 21. The first workshop begins at 10:00 a.m. and the second begins at 2:00 p.m. To ensure social distancing, workstations will be set up on the museum’s front porch and nearby gazebo. Participants should wear a face mask. The Fee for the workshop […]

$12.00

Swannanoa Valley Museum’s Holiday Open House

Swannanoa Valley Museum 223 W State St, Black Mountain, NC

Come celebrate the holiday season at the Swannanoa Valley Museum’s Holiday Open House! This event will be an opportunity to enjoy our nine-foot tall Christmas tree, listen to holiday music and enjoy our exhibits! As part of the Monte Vista Hotel’s “Deck the Trees” event, our Christmas tree will be richly decorated with the theme […]

FREE but can register online.

Mountain Gateway Museum Memorial Christmas Luminaries 2020

Mountain Gateway Museum 24 Water St, Old Fort, NC

Memorial Christmas luminaries are available for purchase from the Friends of the Mountain Gateway Museum as a fundraiser for the museum’s Education Programs Fund. Luminaries are $5.00 each and may be ordered from Friends’ members at the museum (24 Water St., Old Fort) or by downloading and filling out the order form on the museum’s […]

Free

Webinar: Traditional Ornament Making

Swannanoa Valley Museum 223 W State St, Black Mountain, NC

In this online winter workshop, museum director LeAnne Johnson will discuss traditions of ornament making from the colonial era as well as the early 1900s, and demonstrate how to make traditional ornaments to decorate your home for the holidays. Using simple foods and spices, LeAnne will go over the steps in making aromatic and colorful […]

$5 – $10

Winter Workshop 1 (online): Fermentation Made Easy!

Online Swannanoa Valley Museum, Black Mountain, NC

In this workshop we will talk about why humans ferment food (hint: flavor, preservation, & health), we will discuss some of the history and culture of different fermentations, we will make a small batch of sauerkraut (you can follow along from home if you have a head of cabbage, salt, knife & cutting board, and […]

$8 – $12

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

Online Swannanoa Valley Museum, Black Mountain, NC

“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

Black History Brunch

39 S Market St 39 S Market St, Asheville, NC

Black History Brunch is hosted by the YMI cultural center. Speeches, poems, songs, and performances will be exhibited. A selection of catered meals will also be provided for the people attending. An event where people could get entertained but also educated on black history. Come join us!

Black History Brunch

39 S Market St 39 S Market St, Asheville, NC

Black History Brunch is hosted by the YMI cultural center. Speeches, poems, songs, and performances will be exhibited. A selection of catered meals will also be provided for the people attending. An event where people could get entertained but also educated on black history. Come join us!

Winter Workshop 3 (online): Art from your Yard- Natural Pigment Tempera Paint and Smash Flower Art

Online Swannanoa Valley Museum, Black Mountain, NC

In this winter workshop, museum director LeAnne Johnson will teach how to make natural pigment tempera paint using egg yolk and pigments made right from your own yard. Grass for green, rock for gray, daisies for yellow- the colors are infinite! In the second half of the workshop, she’ll show attendees how to unwind with […]

$8 – $12

Historic North Fork Valley Tour of the Asheville Watershed – East

Swannanoa Valley Museum 223 W State St, Black Mountain, NC

Join us on this exclusive historic driving tour of the east side of the Burnett Reservoir to explore part of the once thriving North Fork Valley community. The trip stops at Sunalee Lodge, then to the home place of Champ Burnett. From there, we will drive to Colonel John Connally’s home site which has extensive […]

$150

65th Annual Easter Sunrise Service

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park 431 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC

Please Note: This year’s service will be streamed virtually on our Facebook page. Please tune in at 7 am on April 4 to celebrate our 65th Annual Easter Sunrise Service. Celebrate the glory of Easter with song, scripture and spiritual music as a spectacular sunrise ascends over Lake Lure. Chimney Rock’s nondenominational Annual Easter Sunrise […]

Free, live stream on our Facebook page

Cider, Wine & Dine Weekend

Throughout Hendersonville

The Cider, Wine & Dine Weekend features Henderson County wineries and cideries partnering together to create a signature weekend surrounded by all things cider, wine and food! It is an action-packed weekend filled with artisan hard cider, award-winning wines, a variety of food, educational programs, live music, facility tours and more. The many separate events […]

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Mother’s Day Market

Historic Johnson Farm 3346 Haywood Rd, Hendersonville, NC

Historic Johnson Farm will be hosting a Mother's Day Market May 8 from 10 AM-4 PM. Local crafters will be selling their handmade arts and crafts. Food will be available for purchase. The farm will have farm merchandise and tour gift certificates available for purchase. The Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists will be demonstrating some […]

Free

Hendersonville Community Theatre Presents “Always a Bridesmaid” June 4-13

Hendersonville Community Theatre 229 South Washington Street, Hendersonville, NC

Affordable live theatre is back!!! We can't wait to see you all again. This event is going to be so much fun. For all of you that missed those summer weddings last year, come dressed in your favorite bridesmaid dress or what you had planned to wear at that wedding you missed. June 4-13 Hendersonville […]

$18.00

National Get Outdoors Day

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park 431 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC

This nature holiday is a great excuse for people to not only get out and enjoy the great outdoors, but it is also a great opportunity to learn some fun outdoor activities. Chimney Rock will host a variety of outdoor specialists and vendors that will give you information and gear demonstrations on activities such as […]

Included with Park admission
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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

37th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show

Parkway Fire and Rescue show field 136 Majestic View, Spruce Pine NC 28777, NC

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

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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NC Mineral and Gem Festival

Spruce Pine Commons 12085 North Carolina Highway 226, Spruce Pine, NC

Since the early 1950's Spruce Pine, North Carolina has been the host of the Festival and welcomed visitors from around the world to shop for beautiful jewelry, gemstones, minerals, beads, crystals, fossils and more! Even celebrities have been spotted at the Festival selecting their jewelry, gemstones and gifts! The Festival features gem, jewelry and mineral […]

$4.00

NC Mineral & Gem Festival

NC Mineral and Gem Festival 12085 NC Hwy 226, Spruce Pinc, NC

The 62nd annual NC Mineral & Gem Festival located in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. One of the oldest running and most popular mineral and gem festivals in the country. Hours are 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sunday Hours are 12:00 to 5:00 PM.

$4.00
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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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NC Mineral and Gem Festival

Spruce Pine Commons 12085 North Carolina Highway 226, Spruce Pine, NC

Since the early 1950's Spruce Pine, North Carolina has been the host of the Festival and welcomed visitors from around the world to shop for beautiful jewelry, gemstones, minerals, beads, crystals, fossils and more! Even celebrities have been spotted at the Festival selecting their jewelry, gemstones and gifts! The Festival features gem, jewelry and mineral […]

$4.00
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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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NC Mineral and Gem Festival

Spruce Pine Commons 12085 North Carolina Highway 226, Spruce Pine, NC

Since the early 1950's Spruce Pine, North Carolina has been the host of the Festival and welcomed visitors from around the world to shop for beautiful jewelry, gemstones, minerals, beads, crystals, fossils and more! Even celebrities have been spotted at the Festival selecting their jewelry, gemstones and gifts! The Festival features gem, jewelry and mineral […]

$4.00
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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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NC Mineral and Gem Festival

Spruce Pine Commons 12085 North Carolina Highway 226, Spruce Pine, NC

Since the early 1950's Spruce Pine, North Carolina has been the host of the Festival and welcomed visitors from around the world to shop for beautiful jewelry, gemstones, minerals, beads, crystals, fossils and more! Even celebrities have been spotted at the Festival selecting their jewelry, gemstones and gifts! The Festival features gem, jewelry and mineral […]

$4.00
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Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair

Burnsville Town Square 100 Town Square, Burnsville, NC

After missing last year due to the pandemic, the Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair returns to Burnsville’s Town Square Aug. 6-7. The fair, now in its 64th year, is a perennial favorite that showcases handmade art of all kinds. From wood carvings and sculptures to pottery, jewelry, yard decor and clothing, vendors present their varied talents. […]

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Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair

Burnsville Town Square 100 Town Square, Burnsville, NC

After missing last year due to the pandemic, the Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair returns to Burnsville’s Town Square Aug. 6-7. The fair, now in its 64th year, is a perennial favorite that showcases handmade art of all kinds. From wood carvings and sculptures to pottery, jewelry, yard decor and clothing, vendors present their varied talents. […]

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Black Mountain Fall Garden Sale

The Monte Vista Hotel 308 W State St, Black Mountain, NC

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 308 W State St, Black Mountain, NC

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 431 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC

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 431 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC

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