Every year the Tennessee Valley Authority draws Lake Blue Ridge down for winter dam maintenance and flood control, resulting in a week of whitewater downstream on the Middle Ocoee. This is a great opportunity to paddle the Ocoee with very limited commercial traffic. It’s also the perfect way to fine tune paddling skills with great water, cooler temperatures and autumn scenery. NOC’s renowned Paddling School will be offering a Class III River Kayaking Course to help paddlers seize this opportunity on the nation’s most popular stretch of whitewater rapids.
3 DAY PLANT SALE/FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE
Tuesday, Sept 29 & Friday, Oct 2
9 am – 1 pm
Thursday, October 1
5:30 – 7:30 pm
As the gardens mature, the North Carolina State Theatre Garden Club members divide and pot their favorite plants just for you!
All proceeds from the sale will be fed back into the gardens as our wonderful volunteers continue to create a garden befitting to Flat Rock Playhouse and the Village of Flat Rock. The sale includes perennial favorites, shrubs, and trees. Our famous spring flowering bulbs to order including the piece-de- resistance, Allium schubertii, priced at well below retail prices.
ASHEVILLE QUILT SHOW
9-5 Fri & Sat, 10-4:30 Sun
Admission $7 – Free Parking
WNC Ag Center Davis Event Center
(I-26, exit 40, Airport Rd, Gate 5, Across from AVL Airport)
AVL Barnaroo Music Festival
18 acres of non-stop music over three days, and it takes place right in your own back yard.
- September 30th / 5pm – 11pm
- October 1st / 10am – 11pm
- October / 9am – 2pm
- 22 Franny’s Farm Road in Leicester
- Admission is $15 – $55
AVL Barnaroo was started by Andrew Scotchie and friends in 2009, since then the festival continues to grow every year. Its purpose is to showcase, promote, and celebrate local and regional singer songwriters and bands in rock and roll, Americana, and funk. Also, a portion of the proceeds of the event will benefit the Asheville Music School. There will be over 10 amazing local and regional performers, local craft drinks, and food trucks on site.
The Arts Council of Henderson County presents its 57th annual Art on Main Fine Art / Fine Craft Festival. Stroll Historic Downtown Hendersonville, NC, and shop for fine art and fine craft by artists from the Southeastern region and beyond. Media includes work in clay, metal, glass, fiber, wood, painting, photography, jewelry, etc. Art on Main also features live art demonstrations by local artists and artisans. The festival takes place along Hendersonville’s charming and historic Main Street.
Asheville Cross Country Challenge
Blue Ridge Pride Festival
Come join us for a day of celebration! Parade, drumming, lip sync battle, men’s chorus, Drag show, DJ’s and special preformances by Wild Bodema, Candis Cox, Christy Snow, Cantaria Men’s Chorus, and the Beer City Sisters.
Pack Square Park, 121 College Street
Farm City Day
This day-long event features both urban and rural displays, antique and modern farm equipment, live music, square dancing, clogging, arts and crafts, children’s activities, old timey games, wagon rides, displays, demonstrations, tractor pulls and plenty of food. Animal lovers will enjoy the petting zoo, animal demonstrations and a fishing pond. Farm City Day was started in 1955 by the Cooperative Extension Service and Kiwanis International. The Festival highlights the dependency of farm people and city people on each other for products and services essential to modern living. The Farm City program was designed to encourage the exchange of ideas and development of shared activities creating a feeling of mutual understanding and good will. In 1986 Farm City Day was moved to Jackson Park. Whether you’re city folks or country folks, Farm City Day will fill your day with fun for the whole family.
REEBELLION AT THE RANCH
The REEBellion at the Ranch kicks off on October 1 and 2 bringing together three distinct cycling races at the Oskar Blues REEB Ranch near Hendersonville, NC – a 47 mile gravel grinder, a white-knuckle dual slalom competition, and raucous cyclocross races. The REEB Ranch is a 145 acre bike-centric A barn party on Saturday night helps racers carbo-recover and/or prepare for the next day of the REEBellion with a little help from Oskar Blues canned craft beer, truck tacos from the Oskar Blues CHUBwagon, and killer live music into the night.
Oktoberfest beer release with live music and traditional games
The Market Place Asheville Presents: Live Music
We are a group of cooks, farmers, waiters, cheese-makers, organizers, ranchers, brewers and dishwashers who share a common philosophy about how we eat and in a larger sense, about life.
20 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801
The Classic WineSeller Presents Live Music
Imagine a Harlem speakeasy in the 1920s – a secret venue where you can escape to a cozy atmosphere, and where the performers are within arm’s reach. The Classic Wineseller is evocative of Hollywood movies about that era, including European styling and Old-World charm. Everyone is seated around tables, with front row tables for two, where you could (not advised) reach out and touch the performers. Enjoy music LIVE at the Classic Wineseller every Friday and Saturday evening.
20 Church Street, Waynesville, NC 28786
Good Stuff Presents: Live Music
Madison County’s premier family-friendly live music venue serving food, beer, and wine.
Located in downtown Marshall, NC.
38 Baileys Branch Rd, Marshall, NC 28753
The Jerusalem Garden Presents:
Middle Eastern Music & Belly Dancing
78 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
The Old Homeplace Presents:
Live country music & dancing on Friday & Saturday nights from 7:00pm-10:30pm
4060 North Mills River Rd., Mills River
Off The Wagon Presents: Dueling Pianos
Casual haunt featuring piano duels & specialty cocktails in a 1920s space with a convivial vibe.
22 N Market St, Asheville, NC 28801
Improv All-Stars: Fast-paced Clean Comedy Games
Every Saturday at 7:30pm veteran Alchemy improvisers perform a fast-paced comedy show. Inspired by your suggestions. This is a family friendly show.
1 E Coffee St, Greenville, SC 29601
The Feed & Seed Presents:
Live bluegrass & country music on Friday & Saturday nights at 7:30 PM.
No cover charge, donations appreciated.
3715 Hendersonville Rd., Fletcher