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Henderson County Tailgate Market
Nov 28 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Henderson County Tailgate Market

One of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina, this unique Saturday morning market has a festival feel in the heart of Hendersonville, NC. The market is filled with local growers who operate small family farms in Henderson County. They have developed a reputation for quality, high-value specialty crops, meats, and nursery stock. Through-out the season you can find beautiful annual flowers, perennials, native plants and shrubs, trees, and fresh cut flowers for your bouquets. You will find in season crops of fruits, vegetables, and flowers.
Whether you are looking for organics herbs or vegetables starts, local fruits and vegetables, farm fresh eggs, locally raised meats, or renewing your yard with locally plants, surprising a special someone with fresh cut flowers and you can’t forget the fresh baked goodies you can find it all here. Bring your whole family with their baskets or wagons and shop with us at 100 N. King Street from 7 am till 12 pm, every Saturday. The market is open early spring to late fall and is handicap accessible. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Our market season is from March 14 to November 28.

  • Saturday
    7am — noonpm
Appalachian Splendor Through the Seasons
Nov 28 @ 8:00 am

Southern Appalachian Splendor Through the Seasons

This juried exhibit of Exhibit of the Carolinas’ Nature Photographers Association Asheville Region (CNPA-Asheville) features photographs that portray the Southern Appalachian region’s rich and colorful vistas and intimate landscapes throughout the year, in 21 beautifully captured images.

On display at the Green Sage Cafe, 1800 Hendersonville Rd. in South Asheville.

Asheville City Market
Nov 28 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm









Asheville City Market

Saturdays, 8 am-1 pm

April 4 – December 19, 2015

Find the freshest, best-tasting food around + local artisan products in two locations for your convenience: downtown and South Asheville! EBT, credit, and debit cards are accepted.

Also enjoy live music, cooking demonstrations and food tastings from local chefs, Growing Minds @ Market activities, and more. Follow Asheville City Market on Facebook and Twitter!

Public Works Building

161 South Charlotte Street

Asheville, NC

Bakersville Farmers Market
Nov 28 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bakersville Farmers Market

  • Saturday
    8am — noon

In Historic Downtown Bakersville our market provides a venue for purveyors of locally produced goods. Fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, breads, and handmade goods can be found throughout our season. Join us on Saturday mornings and be local by shopping local!

 Our market season is from April 4, 2015 to December 19th 2015.

101 Hemlock Drive

Bakersville, North Carolina

Bakersville Community Medical Clinic parking lot, opposite the U.S. Post Office.

Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market
Nov 28 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm


Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market

Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market is located in Waynesville in the parking lot of HART Theater and the Museum of NC Handicrafts (Shelton House), 250 Pigeon St.(Hwy. 276S). It is a short 2-block walk from historic Main Street and operates on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 8 am-Noon, late April thru the end of October. Our winter market operates through the end of November.(Check website for Winter Market details/updates –

This producer-only market offers a wide range of locally grown produce, flowers, herbs, and landscape plants. At this second largest market in WNC you’ll also find a wide selection of meats (chicken, pork, rabbit, lamb, beef, turkey, duck, quail), eggs (chicken & quail), cheeses, mushrooms, baked goods, preserves, honey, NC mountain trout, and NC seafood delivered overnight on Saturdays.

NC heritage crafters display weavings from natural fibers, pottery, furniture and wood products, brooms, soap and beauty products, candles, ironwork, birdhouses & feeders, and other heritage items.

Demonstrations and special events are featured monthly, often with local musicians. Please join us at this very special community place!

For information, contact Carol James at (828)280-1381.

Our market season is from April 25, 2015 to November 28, 2015.

  • Wednesday
    8am — noon
  • Saturday
    8am — noon

250 Pigeon St.

Waynesville, North Carolina

Nov 28 @ 8:00 am


November 28, 2015

Race Location

Course is flat and fast with a combination of grass, dirt and a minimal amount of concrete. 

Veteran Jam is a non-profit organization based out of Asheville, NC serving those who have served us. Our mission is to increase awareness of the sacrifices and struggles of our veterans through community events aimed to foster purposeful and healing relationships. We look forward to meeting you at one of our upcoming events.

Yancey County Farmers Market
Nov 28 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Yancey County Farmers Market

The Yancey County Farmers Market provides to the community a source of high-quality, fresh, farm produce and farm related products. All products are locally grown/prepared, many of which come from farms using natural and organic techniques. The market is located at South Main Street at Hwy 19E in Burnsville. It is open Saturdays from 8:30 am- 12:30 pm.

Our market season is from April 18, 2015 to December 19, 2015.

  • Saturday
    8:30am — 12:30pm
Biltmore Daytime Christmas Celebration
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am

Christmas at Biltmore Daytime Celebration

November 6, 2015 – January 10, 2016

George Vanderbilt introduced his new home to family and friends on Christmas Eve 1895 with a celebration that we continue to this day. PutChristmas at Biltmore on your calendar this season, and enjoy the spectacle of America’s largest home decorated with dozens of trees, thousands of ornaments, and miles of brightly lit evergreen garland.

Access to Christmas at Biltmore is included with an estate daytime admission ticket.

Jackson County Farmers Market
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Jackson County Farmers Market

The Jackson County Farmers Market is open year-round and features only locally grown produce, products and crafts. Most of our growers use organic practices. We are located in downtown Sylva on Saturday mornings. April through October you can find us in Bridge Park near the pavilion from 9 am-noon with parking off of Railroad Ave. November through March we are located just across the bridge at the Community Table on Central Street near Poteet Park from 10-1. You can find vegetables all year as well as meats, locally made crafts, jams, herbal products, baked goods and more.
Leicester Farmers Market
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Madison County Farmers & Artisans Market
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Madison County Farmers & Artisans Market

We offer fresh local produce, garden and landscape plants, farmstead cheeses, meats, eggs, sweet and savory baked goods, jams and jellies, honey, sorghum molasses, and local crafts. Open April – October. Now accepting debit-credit cards. Visit our website to sign up for weekly updates:

Our market season is from April 4, 2015 to December 19, 2015.

  • Saturday
    9am — 1pm
Located on Hwy. 213 beside the tennis courts on the Mars Hill University Campus.
National Gingerbread House Competition
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am


The Omni Grove Park Inn Presents:

23rd Annual National Gingerbread House Competition

2nd place gingerbread winner 2013 Asheville

November 18 – January 3

Contestants from across the country will bring their culinary masterpieces to The Omni Grove Park Inn this holiday season. Join us to delight in the imagination shown in these sugar-and-spice creations. Strolling through the displays throughout the resort is a sure way to be swept into the holiday spirit.


Poinsettia Display at The Biltmore
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am

The Biltmore Presents:

Conservatory’s annual poinsettia and tropical plant display

AIDS Quilt on Display
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am

AIDS Quilt is Coming to Asheville

WNCAP, the Western North Carolina AIDS Project is dedicated to preventing new cases of HIV/AIDS and promoting self-sufficiency in people living with AIDS through client support, prevention services, education, and advocacy. They have a lot of great events coming up, including hosting the Nobel Peace Prize nominated NAMES PROJECT AIDS Memorial Quilt. The quilt was also subject of the Academy Award winning documentary, Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt.

Make sure to come to the reveal party on Monday, November 23 at 6pm where co-founder of the NAMES PROJECT Mike Smith will speak. There will also be musical performances, and a new quilt panel induction ceremony.

Amanda Seckington “To the Harbormaster”
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am
Artist Resource Center Gallery: Amanda Seckington
“To the Harbormaster”
November 6 – January 9, 2016
Opening Reception: November 20, 5-8 pm
In the Artist Resource Center Gallery, November 6th, 2015 through January 9th 2016, we will feature the solo work of Amanda Seckington showing her series “The Harbormaster”.

“My work is very personal yet it resembles an old mythical tale, folklore, or pictorial love song.
Using an arsenal of images that I have made a connection to throughout my lifetime, I have
created my own symbolism. This is often a play on clichés found in classic mythos. The scenes depicted in my work are not obscure but are parallels to specific events in my life. The recurrent elements that compile the narrative are the warship (“the mental-self”), the women (“the physical self”), their relationship to one another and the landscape they exist within. Maritime international signal flags are often an element used to provide a visual phrase that underlines the narrative. The fixation on ships and seafaring themes in general stems from growing up as a navy brat on various military bases, summer journeys spent with my grandparents on their sailboat and living the majority of my life no more than a short drive from the ocean. This background is also responsible for the creation of the individual I call the “Constant Wanderer.” Having moved more than 30 times in my 27 years of life, home becomes everywhere and nowhere at once. This has created a wistful undertone that accompanies each piece.”

Nov 28 @ 10:00 am

Red House Studio & Gallery Presents:

310 West State Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711
(next to the Monte Vista Hotel)

Hard Candy Christmas 2015
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am

Hard Candy Christmas 2015

Wreaths from the A&E Tree Farm.

The 28th Annual Hard Candy Christmas Arts & Crafts Show is a mountain Christmas tradition.

Held the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving , this year’s show takes place November 27-28, 2015 from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. The event is held inside the spacious Ramsey Center on the Western Carolina University campus in Cullowhee.

Customers looking for handcrafted gifts at great prices are always happy to see what their favorite potters, woodcrafters, and glass artists have created for the year.

They come early looking for knitted winter wear and something snuggly for the new grandchild. There will be plenty of stocking stuffers, speciality sweets, and designer jewelry. Ornament collectors can always find a unique santa, snowman, or angel.

The A&E Tree Farm will be selling fresh evergreen wreaths and table arrangements, as well as trees. The mountain bee keeper has candles, ornaments, and farm fresh honey. Ronnie Evans will be strumming the favorite carols we grew up with, and selling his cd’s for holiday listening.

This year’s featured artist is North Carolina craftsman William McKinnis of the Country Tin Shoppe in Winston Salem. He has been preserving the vanishing art of tin smithing for 12 years. His custom pieces include a variety of handcrafted lanterns, candleholders, and ornaments that would have been found in early American homes. He also creates ‘strip art’ that portrays holiday themes. 100 other craftsmen and artists will be joining Bill for this much anticipated art and craft show.

If You Go: Hard Candy Christmas Arts & Crafts Show, November 27-28, 2015 from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Admission is $4.50 for adults. Children under 12 free. Concessions will be available. Free, convenient parking. Held at WCU’s Ramsey Center in Cullowhee.

Landscape on Location
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am

John Mac Kah Studio Presents: Landscape on Location –

Register anytime.

Classes, Workshops, and Private Fine Art Instruction.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

John Mac Kah Studio, 122 Riverside Dr., Studio H, Asheville
(828) 225-5000,


Man-Made: Contemporary Male Quilters
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am

Asheville Art Museum Presents:

Ben Venom

Man-Made: Contemporary Male Quilters examines the unique aesthetics and techniques that men bring to a craft long-associated with feminine arts and labor. With backgrounds in contemporary visual art, media and fashion, the eight artists featured in the exhibition have been identified as leading makers whose quilts act as non-functional art pieces.

Museum Hours

Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.


William Wegman: Cubism and Other-isms
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am

Asheville Art Museum Presents:

William Wegman: Cubism and Other-isms