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Featured Event: 09/21/2018

Carolina in the Fall

Carolina in the Fall, in historic downtown Wilkesboro, the Kruger Brothers will host some of North Carolina’s best folk/ roots...

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Hawksbill Mountain, fall foliage
Featured Event: 10/20/2018

Highland Travelers

Highland Travelers at Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center, Franklin, NC.  7:00 pm.  Tickets: Adults $15; Child $7.50; Under 6 Free. ...

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Carolina in the Fall

September 21 - September 22

Carolina in the Fall, in historic downtown Wilkesboro, the Kruger Brothers will host some of North Carolina’s best folk/ roots music bands during the Award Winning Fourth Annual Carolina in the Fall™ Music and Food Festival. In its fourth year, Carolina in the Fall™ has become an annual pilgrimage of bluegrass and folk music lovers. Click on link for additional information.

Saluda Train Tales

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come enjoy a conversation with Cindy Stephenson Tuttle, great granddaughter of Otho Brownlow Garren, a prolific and creative photographer and building contractor during Saluda's early days. Cindy will share her collection of OB's photographs and will delight the audience with stories passed down to her through oral history and research. Also, included will be images and interesting facts about many of the homes built by OB Garren in Saluda. Saluda Train Tales is a free monthly event to educate the…

Art on the Mountain

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The street and adjacent parking lots will be filled with potters, painters, writers, wood workers, quilters, fiber artists, jewelers, basket makers, and more.  

Henderson County Open Studio Tour

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The doors to 36 Henderson County art studios will swing open to welcome guests in the Open Studio Tour from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, September 22-23. This all-volunteer effort showcases the work of local artists in painting, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, fiber and metal arts, woodworking, and glass. Now in its 8th year, the Henderson County Open Studio presented by the Art League of Henderson County has grown into one of the largest arts events of its kind in the Carolinas.   

Cherokee Artisans

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

FREE Programming and Demonstrations at the Orchard at Altapass: Butch and Louise Goings, of the Eastern Band of Cherokee, have spent over 50 years of marriage, art and living cultural practices of the Cherokee people in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains in western North Carolina. They stay balanced in life through teaching and by the way they live. Butch is a carver. He started craving in high school, and carves figurines in buckeye, cherry, butternut, holly and black…

Henderson County Open Studio Tours

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The doors to 36 Henderson County art studios will swing open to welcome guests in the Open Studio Tour from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, September 22-23. This all-volunteer effort showcases the work of local artists in painting, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, fiber and metal arts, woodworking, and glass. Now in its 8th year, the Henderson County Open Studio presented by the Art League of Henderson County has grown into one of the largest arts events of its kind in the Carolinas. 

Cherokee Artisans

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

FREE Programming and Demonstrations at the Orchard at Altapass: Ramona Lossie, a Cherokee artisan, demonstrates double-weave rivercane, white oak, and basketmaking. She teaches hands-on workshops to groups of any age, but particularly enjoys working with young people. Her knowledge of the rivercane basket weaving tradition became crucial several years ago when she and her sister Lucille became the only living practitioners of that art among the Eastern Band. Ramona grew up in the Painttown community in Cherokee and learned basket…

Cherokee Artisans

September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

FREE Programming and Demonstrations at the Orchard at Altapass: Ramona Lossie, a Cherokee artisan, demonstrates double-weave rivercane, white oak, and basketmaking. She teaches hands-on workshops to groups of any age, but particularly enjoys working with young people. Her knowledge of the rivercane basket weaving tradition became crucial several years ago when she and her sister Lucille became the only living practitioners of that art among the Eastern Band. Ramona grew up in the Painttown community in Cherokee and learned basket…

Cherokee Bonfire

October 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Imagine you’re gathered around a roaring bonfire, the occasional spark shooting high into the night sky, as a strong but gentle voice begins a story you’ve never heard. As the drama builds, you’re nearly breathless, your own heartbeat matching the occasional beat of the hand drum the storyteller uses. Drawing from a rich oral tradition dating back millennia, the Cherokee Bonfire series runs throughout the tourism season, and is an enchanting way to interact with the rich details of the…

Art in the Park

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on July 14, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on August 11, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on September 8, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on October 6, 2018 at 10:00am

Art in the Park, Park Avenue, Downtown Blowing Rock, NC.  Free, 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Art in the Park was created in 1962 by a handful of area artists and craftspeople to showcase local talent. Today, Art in the Park is host to 90 artisans at each show. Some of the best local and regional artists and craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more.  Free parking downtown on the street and in the parking decks on…

Cherokee Bonfire

October 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Imagine you’re gathered around a roaring bonfire, the occasional spark shooting high into the night sky, as a strong but gentle voice begins a story you’ve never heard. As the drama builds, you’re nearly breathless, your own heartbeat matching the occasional beat of the hand drum the storyteller uses. Drawing from a rich oral tradition dating back millennia, the Cherokee Bonfire series runs throughout the tourism season, and is an enchanting way to interact with the rich details of the…

David Wiseman & Bear Wallow opening for The True Grass Band

October 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Old Rock School in Valdese, North Carolina has become well-known throughout the nation for its outstanding bluegrass concerts. The 500 seat auditorium is the perfect place to hear all of your favorites. All of us at the Old Rock School are very excited about the 2018-2019 season and are happy to bring it to you. The handicap entrance is located at the side of the building (elevator).  Season tickets for the 2018-2019 concert season are available online or call…

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