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, [...]

DuPont State Forest is Open

North Carolina State Parks are open including DuPont State Forest and Holmes Educational Center, 5 minutes from Crab Creek Bed and Bale.    The Blue Ridge Parkway is open for driving, hiking and outside exploration; however, the facilities along the Blue Ridge Parkway including welcome centers, bathrooms, museums and other education centers along the parkway will [...]

Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair

October 25 – 27 Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair, Western North Carolina Agricultural Center McGough Arena, (100’s of animals, crafters, workshops & demonstrations), Fletcher, 828-687-1414 or 828-242-3446 www.saffsite.org

Hank Williams: Lost Highway at Flat Rock Playhouse

October 2 – November 3 Flat Rock Playhouse presents Hank Williams: Lost Highway, musical biography of a legendary singer-songwriter, Wed-Sat 8:00pm; Wed, Thurs, Sat & Sun 2:00pm; Regular tickets $40.00; Seniors, AAA, Military $38.00; Students $30.00; Seniors, AAA, Military $33; Students $25; Flat Rock, 828-693-0731, 866-732-8008  www.flatrockplayhouse.org