September 2017 Events

Register Now for the 2017 Gather 'Round the Blue Ridge, annual meeting for Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, September 7, 9:30 a.m. registration, Meeting starts at 10:00 a.m.  Follow link to register.

August through September

Through October 25

  • Luthier's Craft Exhibit at the Smith-McDowell House Museum.  The exhibit is free with house admission: $9 Adults; $5 students, and WNCHA members free.  10:00 am-4:00 pm Wednesday-Saturday.

September 1

  • Music on Main, Sparta. First Friday of each month June-October. 6 pm. Downtown Sparta’s merchants, restaurants, and attractions welcome visitors with music in six or more venues. Performers can be found at Free and family friendly. 
  • Concerts on the Creek, Bridge Park Gazebo, Sylva. 7-9 pm. Free Friday night concerts Memorial Day through Labor Day.

September 1-2

September 1-3

  • Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention on the Jones Farm, Highway 268 between Lenoir and North Wilkesboro, 3590 NC 268, Lenoir, NC.  Follow link for information on sschedules and entry fees. 

September 1-4

  • 71st North Carolina Apple Festival, Downtown Hendersonville. Friday - Sunday 10 am - 8 pm, Monday 10 am - 5 pm. Street fair, arts & crafts, entertainment, children's activities, parade, food & more. King Apple Parade on Labor Day,  2:30 pm. 

September 2

  • Sentimental Journey Orchestra, Peacock Performing Arts Center, Hayesville. 7 pm. This 18-member big band with two vocalists has delighted audiences in Atlanta and the Southeast for 40 years. Adults $30; Students $20.
  • Shindig on the Green, at Roger McGuire Green at Pack Square Park, Asheville. 7-10:00 pm. Free. Traditional mountain music and dance performances under the stars. Bring chairs and instruments if you wish to participate in casual jams. 

September 2-3

September 8

September 8-10

  • Mountain Song Festival, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, Brevard Music Center.  Follow link for tickets and showtimes.

September 9

  • Afternoon Tea with Llamas, Cradle of Forestry. 11 am - 4 pm. $5.00 for ages 16 and up, free for youth. America the Beautiful and Golden Age passports are honored. Meet these fascinating pack animals, each with their own “personality.”

September 14

September 15-October 28

September 16

  • 4th Annual Blowing Rock Music Fest, at the Blowing Rock in Blowing Rock. 
  • 7th annual Cherokee Heritage Festival, Cherokee Homestead Exhibit and Clay County Museum, downtown Hayesville. Free. The festival features Cherokee demonstrators, dancers, artists, Cherokee food, and activities for children of all ages. For information call 828-389-3045
  • Mountain Heritage Festival, Main Street, Sparta. 10 am-4:30 pm. 23rd annual celebration of craft and music with food, juried crafts, kids activities and the Possum Queen Contest.
  • Art in Autumn on Main Street, downtown Weaverville, free, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Food and live music.

September 16-17

September 17

  • Bring Back the Monarchs, Cradle of Forestry. 9 am - 5 pm. $5 for ages 16 and up, free for youth. Migratory monarch butterflies are heading south this time of year. You can learn how to help them survive through their big journey.

September 21

September 22

  • 4th Friday Gallery Walk, downtown Brevard. Art galleries, stores and restaurants open late from 5 - 8 pm on the 4th Friday from April-November. December Gallery Walk on 3rd Friday.

September 22-October 20

  • “As the Crow Flies,” Transylvania County Arts Council. An invitational art exhibit with well-known clay artist Christine Kosiba and her talented friends focusing on pottery, wood and paintings. The public is invited to meet the artists at a reception on Friday, September 22 during Brevard’s 4th Friday Gallery Walk. Gallery open Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. 

September 23

  • Songwriters Showcase 21, Peacock Performing Arts Center, Hayesville. 7 pm. Rob Tiger hosts Ben Danaher, who draws inspiration from the writers he looks up to as he writes honest - not trendy - songs with personal roots, and Alice Peacock, a Nashville-based artist who has released five albums on major and independent labels. Adults $15; Students $12.
  • Carolina Craft Day at the North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville.  10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Featuring craft demonstrations and juried art.  Parking fees apply.

September 24-25

  • Art Trek: Foothills Open Studio, free, self-guided tour of artist studios in Tryon, Saluda, and Mills Spring, NC and Landrum, SC.  Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

September 26

September 29

  • Carolina Country, performing at Fletcher Feed & Seed, 3715 Hendersonville Road, Fletcher, NC.  Free, donations appreciated.  Click on link for show times.

September 29-October 1

  • Asheville Quilt Show at the WNC Agricultural Center, Davis Event Center.  Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  $7 admission, free parking. Over 400 quilts, demonstrations, silent auction, vendors, and lunch available.

September 30

  • National Public Lands Day, Cradle of Forestry. Free admission. Guided walks, gardening for biodiversity and service projects celebrate our national forests, conservation and the outdoors.
  • 43rd Annual Mountain Heritage Day, Ramsey Activity Center, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee. A combination old-fashioned mountain fair and showcase for Southern Appalachian music, arts, dance and song, with the atmosphere of a big family reunion.
  • Highway 64 Bluegrass, performing at Fletcher Feed & Seed, 3715 Hendersonville Road, Fletcher, NC.  Free, donations appreciated.  Click on link for show time.




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