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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.

Hendersonville Restaurant Week

Henderson County Restaurants Hendersonville, NC

Hendersonville introduces its first restaurant week, featuring an impressive variety of restaurants across the county. The 10-day event encourages locals and visitors to explore area eateries via prix fixe, multicourse menus. Participating restaurants run the gamut from fine dining to upscale casual to innovative tasting room food trucks. With prix fixe lunch menus available for […]

Fit Families 5K

Burnsville Town Square 100 Town Square, Burnsville, NC

Each spring, this community race through downtown Burnsville brings together friends and family for a fun fitness event. Businesses, civic leaders, church groups and community citizens are invited to cheer on the runners as they make their way through town. People often dress in costumes, ring bells, blow bubbles and give high fives to support the […]

$25
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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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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

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
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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

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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. […]

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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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
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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 […]

Morganton Farmers Market

Morganton Farmers Market 300 Beach St., Morganton, NC

Opening Day: Saturday Market Saturday, April 27 Dates: April 27 - October 26, 2019 Time: 8:00am until 12:00 noon Join us for the opening day of the 2019 season of the Morganton Farmers Market. The Saturday Morganton Farmers Market is located at 300 Beach Street, behind Maria's Italian Eatery and More Lace at Morganton Station. […]

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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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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
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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

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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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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

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Cinematastic: The Music of the Movies

Flat Rock Playhouse 2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC

This musical extravaganza highlights songs of the movies from the silver screen of yesteryear to today. Some of the songs are “Blue Skies” (The Jazz Singer), “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” (The Wizard of Oz), “Moon River” (Breakfast at Tiffany’s), “Stayin’ Alive” (Saturday Night Fever), “All That Jazz” (Chicago), “As Time Goes By” (Casablanca), and many, […]

$17 – $54
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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

Free Concert at FENCE

Foothills Equestrian Nature Center 3381 Hunting Country Rd, Tryon, NC

Foothills Equestrian Nature Center hosting a concert that is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the performance. Thank you to the Kirby Endowment at the Polk County Community Foundation for making this event possible. In a soundscape rich in folk and americana offerings Tina and Her Pony (Tina Collins and […]

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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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Breakfast with Santa at TIEC

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

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 […]

Tuba Christmas Concert

Polk County High School 1681 NC Hwy 108, Columbus, NC

A special sound created by the musicians consisting of simply tubas playing Christmas tunes. This annual concert attracts many wishing to get in the holiday mood. Information and tickets can be purchased through Polk County High School.

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

New Year’s Eve at Tryon Resort

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

Save the date for Tryon Resort's fourth annual New Year's Eve celebration on Monday, Dec. 31 at 7pm. Featuring dinner buffet, champagne toast, party favors, live music and more! Extend the party and book an onsite lodging package! 21+ only Tickets starting at $80/person. Reserved table options available. Buy your tickets online or call Tryon […]

$80

Mark Sterbank Group

Tryon Fine Arts Center 34 Melrose Ave, Tryon, NC

Mark Sterbank Group - “Hymns & Spirituals” - very tasteful instrumental arrangements of familiar hymns and spirituals. This group, led by tenor saxophonist Mark Sterbank, is usually a sextet that features legendary trombonist Fred Wesley. 4pm Artist Talk, 5pm Concert

$15 – $25

Eventing Rally & Horse Trial at FENCE

Foothills Equestrian Nature Center 3381 Hunting Country Rd, Tryon, NC

3/28/2020: RVPC Rally at FENCE The River Valley Pony Club is having a Pony Club D Eventing Rally & Intro Horse Trial at FENCE, Saturday, March 28. This is a fundraiser for the non-profit RVPC to support its horse management education and horse sports for all ages. The Rally’s Cross Country will take place on […]

Free – $20

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 […]

Rich Nelson Band at Tryon Theatre

Historic Tryon Theatre 45 S. Trade Street, Tryon, NC

The Rich Nelson Band returns to the Tryon Theatre on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 7pm, with special guests Young Mister and Red Rock Hill. This show is a fundraiser for Thermal Belt Outreach, so please bring $5 for admission, and perhaps a food donation!

$5.00

Mardi Gras Extravaganza

Harmon Field 1 Harmon Field Road, Tryon, NC

Mardi Gras Extravaganza at Harmon Field - All You Can Eat & Drink Event Menu: Oysters, Shrimp, Mussels, Crawdads, Low Country Boil, Gumbo, Wings, King Cakes, Craft Beer & Wine Mask/Costume Contest- Bon Fire- Music- Beads 21+ event tickets: www.carolinafoothillschamber.com

$50
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Cat Video Fest 2020

Historic Tryon Theatre 45 S. Trade Street, Tryon, NC

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

Hawley Magic

Tryon Fine Arts Center 34 Melrose Ave, Tryon, NC

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

Viking Dash Trail Run

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

Viking Dash Trail Run will be hosted at the Tryon International Equestrian Center and Resort. Friday, March 20 -  4-6pm: Packet Pickup @ TBD Saturday, March 21 -  7-8:30am: Packet Pickup @ Race Site, 9am: Start Register by 2/4 before 11:59p.m. EDT 5k: $34 10k: $44 13.1M: $59

Dinner & A Movie at Mountain Brook Vineyards

Mountain Brook Vineyards 731 Philips Dairy Road, Tryon, NC

Dinner & A Movie event is held in the Barrel Room/Event Center. This event kicks-off with the group participating in a wine tasting with Tim Crowe, Mountain Brook Vinyard's winemaker. Relish Food Truck will be serving a dinner buffet for everyone to enjoy. The wine-themed movie is "Under the Tuscan Sun" on a large indoor […]

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The Fork at Tryon International Equestrian Center

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

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. […]

Intro to Alcohol Ink at Overmountain Vineyards

Overmountain Vineyards 2012 Sandy Plains Road, Tryon, NC

Join Vicki Van Vynct for an intimate afternoon of art and wine. Alcohol ink is a vibrant, beautiful and abstract medium. Limited space - buy your tickets today! $30/person *Supplies included. Wear appropriate clothes and bring a cookie sheet to use and take art work home on.  

$30

Easter at Emberglow Outdoor Resort

Emberglow Outdoor Resort 95 Pinewood Trail, Mill Spring, NC

Bring the whole family to Emberglow for Easter! Event details coming soon!

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

The Pink Unicorn at Tryon Fine Art

Tryon Fine Arts Center 34 Melrose Ave, Tryon, NC

In this heart-wrenching play by Elise Forier Edie that was recently produced Off-Broadway with Tony-winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal), Trisha Lee's life and faith as a Christian widow in a conservative Southern town is suddenly upended when her 14-year-old daughter Jolene announces she is “gender queer” and starting a Gay-Straight Alliance chapter at their […]

$10

Saluda Arts Festival

Downtown Saluda, NC Main Street, 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

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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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 […]

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