Fall into the Farm ~ Carl Sandburg Home

September 21 Fall Into the Farm: A Family Fun Day, Carl Sandburg Home, 10:00 am- 3:00pm, a family-friendly festival highlighting the Sandburg family’s farm life and features a professional storyteller, square dancing, garden tours, cheese-making demonstrations, goat judging and children’s crafts; all activities including house tours for this festival day are free, Flat Rock, NC [...]

NC Mountain State Fair

September 6 – 15 NC Mountain State Fair, WNC Agricultural Center, the third largest fair in North Carolina, (celebrates the heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountains, including agriculture, music, crafts, art, food, entertainment, display of livestock, competitions, & midway amusement rides), Fletcher, NC 828-687-1414 www.mountainfair.org

Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown

September 4 – October 6 Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown present the acclaimed musical Cats, Wed-Sat 8:00pm; Thurs, Sat & Sun 2:00pm, Regular tickets $35.00; Seniors, AAA, Military $33; Students $25; Hendersonville, NC 828-693-0731, 866-732-8008 www.flatrockplayhouse.org

NC Apple Festival ~ Hendersonville

August 30 – September 2 67th 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

Music on Main Street ~ Hendersonville

June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 4, 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9 & 16 15th Annual Music On Main Street concert series Season Opener featuring Tuxedo Junction and the Hendersonville Antique Car Club hosts Classic Car Show; Visitors Information Center – 201. S. Main St.s, 7:00PM-9:00PM, free, every Friday through August 16, Bring [...]

Fireworks Downtown ~ Horse Show at the WNC Ag Center

Independence Day Fireworks Display, at dark, fireworks may be viewed from downtown Hendersonville and the south side of town near the intersection of Hwy. 25 and Hwy. 276, a large red balloon will be launched the morning of the 4th to signify visibility of the fireworks show, if you can see the balloon, you can [...]

Piedmont Paso Fino Horse Show

June 20 – 23 Piedmont Paso Fino Horse Show, WNC Agricultural Center McGough Arena Fletcher, NC 828-687-1414 or 828-228-5842

Festival of Flowers ~ Biltmore

March 21 – May 19 Festival of Flowers, Biltmore Estate, the gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted come alive with color & blossoms, Asheville, 800-411-3812

Mother’s Day Tour de Falls – DuPont State Forest

May 11 & 12 Friends of DuPont Forest will sponsor Tour de Falls, a 12 mile tour by shuttle busto four spectacular sites in DuPont State Recreational Forest: Triple Falls, HighFalls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Lake Julia.  Shuttle buses will leave the parkingarea approximately every 30 minutes from 9 am until 2:30 pm.  Triple Fallsand High [...]

Winter Solstice Hike ~ DuPont Forest

December 21 Winter Solstice Night, DuPont State Recreational Forest, 7:00PM-9:00PM, hike to Hooker Falls in the darkness of the longest night to quietly welcome the sun as it begins its journey toward the  northern hemisphere, weather permitting, moderate trail, bring flashlights to be used sparingly & a warm drink to toast the winter solstice, meet [...]