Carolina Carriage Club Pleasure Driving and Dressage Show ~ Tryon

September 27 – 28 The Carolina Carriage Club Pleasure Driving and Dressage Show begins 9:00 a.m. Saturday, September 27.   Come out to Harmon Fields to witness Mini Horses, Gypsy Horse, Morgans, Welsh Ponies, Fjords and more, performing obstacles, timed cones and gambler’s choice, plus numerous other classes throughout the weekend.  The carts, carriages and [...]

Summer Music in Flat Rock

September 6, 13, 20, 27 and October 4 Just 10 minutes from Crab Creek Bed and Bale, enjoy Summer Music in Flat Rock, a quaint town originating as a gathering place for the Cherokee on the great flat rock to the establishment as a village in 1807 by wealthy Charlestonians.  Nicknamed “Little Charleston of the Mountains,” [...]

NC Apple Festival ~ Hendersonville

August 29 – September 1 68th North Carolina Apple Festival, Downtown (street fair, arts & crafts, entertainment, children’s activities, parade, food & more) Street Fair – Fri-Sun 10:00am-8:00pm from 6th Ave-Caswell St; mini-festival on Mon. 10:00am-5:00pm from 2nd Ave-Caswell St., King Apple Parade on Labor Day @ 2:30pm, Hendersonville, NC 828-697-4557 www.ncapplefestival.org

Blue Ridge BBQ Festival

  June 13 & 14 Blue Ridge Barbecue & Music Festival, (sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, cook teams from across the US; live music, kids fun park, Foothills Arts & Craft Festival), Harmon Field, held rain or shine, Tryon, NC 828-859-7427 www.blueridgebbqfestival.com

Music on Main Street ~ Hendersonville

June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 4, 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8 & 15 16th Annual Music On Main Street concert series Season Opener featuring Tuxedo Junction and the Hendersonville Antique Car Club hosts Classic Car Show; Visitor Information Center – 201. S. Main St., 7pm-9pm, free, every Friday through August 15, Bring a [...]

Carolina Mountain Classic Horse Show

May 30 – June 1  Carolina Mountain Classic Horse Show, WNC Agricultural Center McGough Arena, Fletcher, NC 828-687-1414 www.wncagcenter.org  

Earth Day Celebration ~ Chimney Rock Park

Earth Day Celebration, Chimney Rock Park, 11am-3pm, learn about the work being done to protect the beautiful landscape, booths will be located in Chimney Rock Village behind the Old Rock Café, free, Chimney Rock, NC 828-625-9611 www.chimneyrockpark.com

Biltmore Blooms ~ Biltmore Estate

April 1 – May 23 Biltmore Blooms, Biltmore Estate, a steady progression of colorful blooms, Asheville, NC 800-411-3812 www.biltmore.com

10K Trail Race ~ DuPont State Forest

April 19 10k Trial Race, DuPont State Recreational Forest, 9am, 6.2 mile trail race will be run completely on forest trails providing beautiful and unique scenery, part of the Asheville Track Club’s 2014 Grand Prix Series, early registration: $30, registration after April 16: $40, after April 16th runners must register at Fletcher Town Hall or [...]

Birds, Buds and Ephemeral Blossoms ~ Holmes Educational State Forest

April 12 Holmes Educational State Forest presents “Birds, Buds and Ephemeral Blossoms”, join a ranger and volunteer guide to observe the birds of the forest, bring binoculars and sturdy hiking shoes, meet in the parking lot for an hour and half guided hike, expect some moderate inclines, 10am & 2pm, is free of charge, Hendersonville, [...]