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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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Clue: The Musical

Flat Rock Playhouse 2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC

Flat Rock Playhouse kicks off its Mainstage series with a musical based on the classic board game. This fun-filled musical brings the world’s best-known suspects to life. With all the family-friendly and interactive excitement of the Parker Brother’s board game, "Clue: The Musical" invites audiences to help solve the mystery: Who killed Mr. Boddy, in […]

$20 – $52

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Boeing Boeing

Parkway Playhouse 202 Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville, NC

This 1960s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent “layovers.” He keeps “one up, one down, and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris, and Bernard’s apartment, at the same time. Following […]

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Monday Night Live!

Hendersonville Visitor Center 201 South Main Street, Hendersonville, NC

Summertime Monday nights are particularly fun in downtown Hendersonville. Monday Night Live! brings an outdoor concert to the Visitor Center stage each week in June. Visitors and locals gather in lawn chairs to enjoy blues, rock, pop, Americana, folk and country tunes. It doesn't take long for dancers to fall into rhythm in front of […]

Free
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Music on Main

Hendersonville Visitor Center 201 South Main Street, Hendersonville, NC

The summer season gets into full swing with the return of the popular Music on Main concert series. People gather at the Visitor Center on Friday evenings throughout the summer to hear some the region’s finest bands. Concerts are held every Friday evening from June 8 through August 17 . Musical genres vary from pop […]

Free
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Passport Please!

Lees-McRae College 191 Main St., Banner Elk, NC

Join Lees-McRae Summer Theatre for "Passport Please!," an exciting adventure that teaches children about the diversity and beautiful cultures that make up the world. This new interactive musical, written by Janet Barton Speer and John Thomas Oaks, the creators of "The Denim King" and "Screen Test," is full of exciting original music and colorful characters from […]

$10
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Disney’s Aladdin Jr.

Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown 125 S. Main St., Hendersonville

Experience a whole new world, shining, shimmering, splendid at the Flat Rock Playhouse’s next Studio 52 Family Friendly Series production of "Disney’s Aladdin Jr.!" Flying into the Playhouse Downtown, this musical will bring the favorite childhood story and iconic animated film to life right before your eyes. With an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, […]

$14 – $28
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Oliver!

Parkway Playhouse 202 Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville, NC

The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance among a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, […]

$13 – $24

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Broadway on the Rock

Flat Rock Playhouse 2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC

The Flat Rock Playhouse 2018 season continues by bringing audiences another hit musical theater experience, "Broadway on the Rock." In response to the 2017 hit production of "Music of the Night: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber," Flat Rock Playhouse’s brand new production of "Broadway on the Rock," will feature music from "Oklahoma," "The Sound […]

$17 – $55
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Community Viewing Night

Bare Dark Sky Observatory 66 Energy Exchange Drive, Burnsville, NC

Join us for an evening of stargazing as you've never seen before! You will have the opportunity to view the moon, planets and stars through our 34" diameter Sam Scope, as well as our smaller planetary telescope. With the assistance of our observatory manager, up to 25 people will spend two hours viewing and learning […]

$5 – $15

Horsin’ Around with the Mt. Mitchell Road Kill Band

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

The Mt. Mitchell Road Kill Band — a local group of guys who love playing music from the '60s, '70s and '80s — puts on an evening of entertainment to benefit the Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center. In addition to music, the event includes a silent auction, dancing, desserts and coffee. Proceeds benefit the riding center, […]

$20

High Peaks Stroll to Swinging Footbridges

Burnsville Town Square 100 Town Square, Burnsville, NC

Join the NC High Peaks Trail Association and local author Katey Schultz for a rare treat. Schultz leads a tour of one of the area’s unique and alluring features, its swinging footbridges. A product of the area’s steep topography and limited transportation network, the bridges once were a vital link for rural families cut off […]

$5

Early Morning Stargazing

Bare Dark Sky Observatory 66 Energy Exchange Drive, Burnsville, NC

Are you an early bird? Join us for a morning of stargazing as you've never seen before! You will have the opportunity to view the moon, planets and stars through our 34" diameter Sam Scope, as well as our smaller planetary telescope. With the assistance of our observatory manager, up to 20 people will spend […]

$10 – $20
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Mamma Mia

Flat Rock Playhouse 2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC

The Flat Rock Playhouse continues the 2018 season with the highly anticipated blockbuster musical, “Mamma Mia!” This spirited jukebox musical featuring the music of the hit Swedish pop group, ABBA, tells the story of a daughter’s search to find her father before her upcoming wedding. The soon-to-be bride, Sophie, decides to take matters into her […]

$17 – $55
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Mamma Mia

Flat Rock Playhouse 2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC

The Flat Rock Playhouse continues the 2018 season with the highly anticipated blockbuster musical, "Mamma Mia!" This spirited jukebox musical featuring the music of the hit Swedish pop group, ABBA, tells the story of a daughter’s search to find her father before her upcoming wedding. The soon-to-be bride, Sophie, decides to take matters into her […]

$17 – $55
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Godspell

Parkway Playhouse 202 Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville, NC

Parkway Playhouse continues its MainStage season with the musical "Godspell." A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus' […]

$13 – $24

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Mamma Mia

Flat Rock Playhouse 2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC

The Flat Rock Playhouse continues the 2018 season with the highly anticipated blockbuster musical, “Mamma Mia!” This spirited jukebox musical featuring the music of the hit Swedish pop group, ABBA, tells the story of a daughter’s search to find her father before her upcoming wedding. The soon-to-be bride, Sophie, decides to take matters into her […]

$17 – $55
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Always a Bridesmaid

Flat Rock Playhouse 2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC

The 2018 Flat Rock Playhouse season continues with comedy, wit, and feel-good entertainment in "Always a Bridesmaid." Celebrating the success of the 2017 production of "The Dixie Swim Club," Flat Rock Playhouse will bring audiences another comedic hit from the same writing team: Jamie Wooten, Jessie Jones and Nicholas Hope. "Always a Bridesmaid" tells the […]

$20 – $52

North Carolina Apple Festival

Downtown Hendersonville 318 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC

Celebrate the fall harvest in NC apple country. Henderson County leads the way in apple production in the state and is the seventh-largest producer in the country. The town of Hendersonville honors this special time of year with the NC Apple Festival each Labor Day weekend. The four-day street festival includes arts and crafts, live […]

Free

Carolina Mountains Literary Festival

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

Lovers of reading indulge their inner bookworm at the 13th annual Carolina Mountains Literary Festival in downtown Burnsville. The three-day festival includes more than 50 free and ticketed events, such as readings, talks, discussions, book signings and workshops. This year’s Saturday night keynote speaker is Gail Godwin. She is the author of 14 novels and is […]

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British Invasion

Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown 125 S. Main St., Hendersonville

Flat Rock Playhouse brings to life the musical revolution known as the British Invasion at the Playhouse Downtown. With 10 performances, Flat Rock ensures audiences will feel the rush of Beatlemania, rock 'n' roll with the Rolling Stones, and let loose with the Kinks. Defining the counterculture of the 1960s, the music of the British Invasion […]

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

Parkway Playhouse 202 Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville, NC

The cultural touchstone that is "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" was born when three inspired, charismatic comics, having honed their pass-the-hat act at Renaissance fairs, premiered their preposterous masterwork at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1987. It quickly became a worldwide phenomenon, earning the title of London’s longest-running comedy after a decade at […]

$11 – $22

Old Timey Fall Festival

Burnsville Town Square 100 Town Square, Burnsville, NC

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. […]

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Pickin’ and a Grinnin’: A Night at the Opry

Flat Rock Playhouse 2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC

The Grand Ole Opry is one of American Music’s greatest traditions, shaping the landscape of American music culture. It launched the careers of everyone from Bill Monroe and Roy Acuff, to Hank Williams and Chet Atkins. Comedians like Minnie Pearl and ‘String Bean’ Akeman found their stardom with the Opry. And legends like Cash, Parton, […]

$20 – $52
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Murder in the Moonshine

Nu Wray Inn 102 Town Square, Burnsville, NC

The Nu Wray Inn and Parkway Playhouse team up for a fun murder mystery dinner. A local treasure hunter, known for his underwhelming finds, is hosting a roaring '20s themed dinner event to celebrate locating a treasure that’s been hidden for 90 years. He claims to have found the stash of a Chicago gangster who bought moonshine at […]

$45

Community Viewing Night

Bare Dark Sky Observatory 66 Energy Exchange Drive, Burnsville, NC

Join us for an evening of stargazing as you've never seen before. You will have the opportunity to view the moon, planets and stars through the 34-inch diameter Sam Scope, as well as our smaller planetary telescope. With the assistance of our observatory manager, guests will spend two hours viewing and learning about the dark […]

$5 – $15

Halloween Festival

Burnsville Town Square 100 Town Square, Burnsville, NC

Spend a festive Halloween in the quaint mountain town of Burnsville. Local downtown businesses welcome children to trick-or-treat from door to door. Other businesses and nonprofit organizations will set up on Town Square, where there will also be all sorts of activities for children.

Free

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Flat Rock Playhouse 2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC

Coming this November to the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage, "The Hound of the Baskervilles" promises audiences a thrilling, hilarious and nimble retelling of the classic crime novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle starring the iconic Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. In this production, three actors work in tandem to portray more than 15 characters with […]

$20 – $52

Santa Claus Comes to Town

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

The town of Burnsville fills with the Christmas spirit as carolers take to Town Square to share some favorite Christmas tunes. Just off of Town Square at Burnsville Town Center, Santa greets children with an open lap for pictures and a listening ear for Christmas wishes. Cookies and hot chocolate will also be available.

Free
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A Banner Elk Christmas

Historic Banner Elk School 140 Azalea Circle, Banner Elk, NC

Join Banner Elk’s own professional theater company, Ensemble Stage, for a holiday musical variety show patterned after the Andy Williams and Bing Crosby television Christmas specials of the ’60s and ’70s. The stage will be set with women in beautiful dresses, men in tuxedos, lots of singing, dancing, comedy sketches and more.

$12 – $22

A Killer Investment: Murder Mystery Dinner

Nu Wray Inn 102 Town Square, Burnsville, NC

You received a cryptic message from your financial adviser, Felix Venture, inviting you to a special investors’ dinner at the Nu Wray Inn. His invitation said that he’d reveal the most amazing opportunity that he’s ever seen in all his years of investing. Of course you were interested because you’ve got a lot of money […]

$45

Say I Do to Hendersonville Bridal Show

Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall 180 W Campus Dr, Flat Rock, NC

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

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Sylvia

Flat Rock Playhouse 2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC

Flat Rock Playhouse kicks off the 2019 season in April with "Sylvia," the darling comedy by A.R. Gurney. "Sylvia" explores an adorable twist on a family in mid-life crisis when an unexpected stray dog comes home to stay. Most everyone knows what it's like for a pet, who often seems more human than not, to […]

$17 – $54

Star Party 2019

Bare Dark Sky Observatory 66 Energy Exchange Drive, Burnsville, NC

Join Mayland Earth to Sky Park and Bare Dark Sky Observatory to take part in the statewide NC Star Party. Watch the groundbreaking for the new planetarium, and enjoy astronomy activities, a food truck, and plenty of stargazing hosted by the MCC Astronomy Club.

Free
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Spring Plant Sale

Bullington Gardens 95 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville, NC

The Bullington Gardens Spring Plant Sale features a wide variety of native and non-native perennials, more than 20 varieties of tomatoes plus other vegetable starts, herbs, unusual annuals, and small trees and shrubs. Back by popular demand are the pollinator packs, a collection of native plant seedlings nurtured from seed at Bullington Gardens. These “instant pollinator […]

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Country Royalty: Hank Williams and Patsy Cline

Flat Rock Playhouse 2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC

“Hey, Good looking!” Flat Rock Playhouse has something good cooking with Jason Petty and Katie Deal showcasing the music of Hank Williams and Patsy Cline. Petty and Deal bring together two of the biggest legends of country music on the same stage at the same time. Swoon and croon along to hits such as, “Crazy,” […]

$20 – $65
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Along About Sundown

Parkway Playhouse 202 Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville, NC

When an aspiring musician, Ethan, happens into Bascom Lamar Lunsford, the Minstrel of Appalachia, he embarks on a musical and historical journey. Along about sundown, several musicians meet up on Lundsford’s porch for storytelling, and more importantly, a chance to make music together. Lunsford’s life and songs inspire musicians and appreciators of Appalachian music everywhere. This original musical, written […]

$13 – $24
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Neil Simon’s Proposals

Flat Rock Playhouse 2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC

If Flat Rock Playhouse’s 2019 Homecoming Season celebrates family, love and adventure, then Neil Simon’s "Proposals," checks all three boxes. Simon is known for hits such as "The Odd Couple," "Barefoot in the Park," and "Lost in Yonkers." Much like his other comedies, "Proposals" recounts the highs and lows of family life with laughter, punctuated […]

$20 – $58

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Dixie Swim Club

Parkway Playhouse 202 Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville, NC

The heartwarming comedy "The Dixie Swim Club" comes to Parkway Playhouse. Written by Jamie Wooten (longtime writer and producer on "The Golden Girls"), Jessie Jones, and Nicholas Hope, "The Dixie Swim Club" tells the story of five southern women whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team. The five set aside a long […]

$11 – $22
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South Pacific

Flat Rock Playhouse 2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC

Flat Rock Playhouse continues the 2019 season with summer blockbuster musical and Broadway classic “South Pacific.” Known for its glorious score by Rodgers and Hammerstein, the show transports audiences to the Pacific Islands in World War II as young couples struggle with the dynamics of love, war and faith. Yet “South Pacific” also showcases a […]

$20 – $65
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South Pacific

Flat Rock Playhouse 2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC

Flat Rock Playhouse continues the 2019 season with summer blockbuster musical and Broadway classic "South Pacific." Known for its glorious score by Rodgers and Hammerstein, the show transports audiences to the Pacific Islands in World War II as young couples struggle with the dynamics of love, war and faith. Yet "South Pacific" also showcases a […]

$20 – $65
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South Pacific

Flat Rock Playhouse 2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC

Flat Rock Playhouse continues the 2019 season with summer blockbuster musical and Broadway classic “South Pacific.” Known for its glorious score by Rodgers and Hammerstein, the show transports audiences to the Pacific Islands in World War II as young couples struggle with the dynamics of love, war and faith. Yet “South Pacific” also showcases a […]

$20 – $65

RiddleFest

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

RiddleFest promises musical excellence with a talented lineup performing for the annual event honoring the legacy of Yancey County native and musician Lesley Riddle. Grammy-winning musician Dom Flemons headlines the concert. Flemons was a founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops who won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album in 2010. In 2014, Flemons […]

$20
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Summer Outdoor Movie Series

Bare Dark Sky Observatory 66 Energy Exchange Drive, Burnsville, NC

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

Patriotic Concert

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

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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A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

Parkway Playhouse 202 Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville, NC

This delightful musical is a thrilling murderous romp filled with unforgettable music, nonstop laughs and a very impressive cast that, throughout the course of a single evening, portrays more than 70 different characters. Written by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak, this four-time Tony Award-winning musical is sure to delight audiences young and old. When Monty Navarro discovers […]

$13 – $24
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Street Dances

Hendersonville Visitor Center 201 South Main Street, Hendersonville, NC

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
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All Shook Up

Flat Rock Playhouse 2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC

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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Amélie

Parkway Playhouse 202 Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville, NC

Amélie is an extraordinary young woman who lives quietly in the world but loudly in her mind. She covertly improvises small but surprising acts of kindness that bring joy and mayhem. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realizes that to find happiness she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in […]

$13 – $24

Viewsite Sip & Stroll

NC

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
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The Humans

Parkway Playhouse 202 Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville, NC

Winner of the 2016 Tony Award for best play, "The Humans" by Stephen Karam is a dark comedy that will leave audiences laughing and crying for the entire evening. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake brings his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex, […]

$11 – $22

Farm to Fork Dinner

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

Locally sourced food from Burnsville and surrounding mountain communities will be the centerpiece for the fourth annual Farm to Fork Dinner. Agricultural nonprofit TRACTOR hosts the event and has partnered with Taylor Montgomery, executive chef at Mountain Air Country Club, to prepare the dinner. The evening begins at 5 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails on […]

$125

NC Mountain State Fair

WNC Agricultural Center 1301 Fanning Bridge Rd., Fletcher, NC

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

NC

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 […]

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Dark of the Moon

Parkway Playhouse 202 Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville, NC

This perennial favorite is based on the haunting folk ballad of “Barbara Allen.” Set in the Smoky Mountains, it recounts the story of John, a strange “witch boy” who upon first beholding the beautiful Barbara Allen immediately falls in love. He is given human form to woo and marry her on the condition that she […]

$11 – $22

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Smoke on the Mountain

Flat Rock Playhouse 2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC

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

Southern Highands Reserve presents Garden Room Tour–Viewsite

Southern Highlands Reserve 558 Summit Ridge Rd., Lake Toxaway, NC

Join us at the Viewsite as we close our 2019 visitors’ season with a Garden Room Tour! These tours offer a new way to experience the Reserve similar to Visitors’ Days, but focusing on a particular area that is in its peak. This is the perfect opportunity for garden lovers who have less time or […]

$15
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The Turn of the Screw

Flat Rock Playhouse 2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC

Flat Rock Playhouse welcomes fall and all its seasonal delights with "The Turn of the Screw," an adaptation of the classic 1898 horror novella by Henry James. "The Turn of the Screw" occurs in Victorian England on a remote country estate when a new governess arrives and assumes care for two orphaned children at the […]

$17 – $54

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Community Viewing Night

Bare Dark Sky Observatory 66 Energy Exchange Drive, Burnsville, NC

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
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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Flat Rock Playhouse 2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC

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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A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas

Flat Rock Playhouse 2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC

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

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Toe River Arts Holiday Studio Tour

Toe River Arts Gallery 102 W Main St, Burnsville, NC

Whether you’re shopping for stylish home decor, a statement piece to add to your wardrobe or something functional for the kitchen, you’ll find it at the Toe River Arts Holiday Studio Tour. The tour includes more than 100 artists in a variety of media. Potters, painters, glassblowers, textile artists, jewelry makers, blacksmiths, sculptors, carvers and […]

Free
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Elf Jr.

Parkway Playhouse 202 Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville, NC

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

Burnsville Christmas Parade

Burnsville Town Square 100 Town Square, Burnsville, NC

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

Holiday Concert

First Baptist Church Burnsville 11 Town Square, Burnsville, NC

Toe River Arts is pleased to present the Toe River Chamber Ensemble’s free annual holiday concert. The Toe River Chamber Ensemble and Toe River Community Chorus team up for a free holiday presentation of Part 1 of Handel’s "Messiah" at First Baptist Church in Burnsville. "Messiah," by George Frideric Handel, is an oratorio with a […]

Free

Christmas Bird Count

Burnsville, NC

The sixth-annual Audubon Christmas Bird County organized for Yancey County by High Peaks Birders takes place on Saturday, December 28. What is a Christmas Bird Count? It's an opportunity to join in the largest citizen science census, now in its 120th year. The data collected by volunteer CBC participants over the past century have become […]

New Year’s Eve Celebration

Point Lookout Vineyards 408 Appleola Road, Hendersonville, NC

Send the year off with a rocking good time, a fine dinner, great wine and a midnight toast. Point Lookout Vineyards serves fine wine and mead high atop its namesake mountain. The stately tasting-room pavilion boasts large chandeliers, a wood-burning fireplace and plenty of room for dancing the night away. Cocktail hour begins at 6:30 […]

$90 – $170

Burnsville Wedding Expo

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

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 […]

$5

Go Tell It On The Mountain Concert

Orchard Inn 100 Orchard Inn Lane, Saluda, NC

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 […]

Burnsville Metric

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

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 […]

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Garden Jubilee Nurseries & Orchards Tour

Hendersonville, NC Hendersonville, NC

Garden Jubilee, a fixture on Hendersonville’s Main Street for a quarter century, moves to the countryside this year to avoid large crowds gathering downtown. The 2020 version, renamed Garden Jubilee Nurseries & Orchards Tour, takes place over four days, Friday, May 22, through Monday, May 25. In lieu of a street festival, people will venture […]

Free

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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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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 […]

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