Looking for things to do in Hendersonville, NC? Whether you’re a local or just passing through we’ve got loads of great tips and events to help you find your perfect adventure.

*Assembly Required: Ashevile Designer Toy Expo @ Highland Brewing Company
Feb 16 – Mar 20 all-day

Adding a Southeast destination for designer toy makers and collectors, *Assembly Required brings designer, bootleg and art toy artists from around the country, to present and sell their work.

Asheville’s premiere designer toy expo, *Assembly Required, is presented by Unboxing Asheville, Morgan’s Comic’s, 103.3 Asheville FM and Appalachian Pinball Museum. Focusing on this artistic movement, designer toys are a form of lowbrow pop art. These toy makers pull inspiration from a variety of subversive segments of culture, as well as subcultural elements, including (but not limited to) comics, tattooing, street art, and everything related to toys of the 60’s through the 80’s.

Echoing production methods of traditional toy manufacturers, designer toys are usually intended to be displayed as collectibles, rather than to be played with. Toy makers mediums range from resin to vinyl, from plastic to plush; with molding, and production techniques such as kitbash, sofubi and bootleg (recently coined ‘Artisanal Action Figure’, by New York Times writer, Rich Juzwiak [11/23/18]). (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/23/style/bootleg-toys-action-figures.html).

Juzwiak interviews such artists as the Sucklord and Killer Bootlegs, both of whom will be present at *Assembly Required.

A Call to Pray @ WKJV Radio AM 1380
Feb 18 @ 7:30 am – Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm

This is our Spring Share-a-Thon


24th Annual Bluegrass First Class @ Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts Asheville
Feb 22 @ 10:15 am – Feb 24 @ 11:15 pm

In an intimate, up close and personal setting, this event features many nationally known performers. Many of the area’s finest musicians from the hot local bluegrass scene, along with new, up and coming bands, will be on hand for an unparalleled weekend of superb music performances. In addition to the Main Stage shows, many artists will entertain audiences in the cozy Showcase Stage, providing fans with an opportunity to listen to the music of these musicians in a close, intimate setting.

Up close and personal you’ll be with your friends – right in the middle of the stars, with all conveniences nearby. The entire hotel will be dedicated to bluegrass for the weekend. All rooms will be occupied by bluegrass fans; and all of the facility’s meeting rooms will be set aside for picking and jamming. There is a “quiet” block consisting of sleeping rooms set aside for those who wish to relax in a no-jamming zone.

Rooms at the Crowne Plaza Resort are selling quickly this year! If you have not already done so, contact The Crowne Plaza Resort reservation line at 800-733-3211 (Ask for in-house reservations)

Festival Lineup:
Rhonda Vincent & The Rage
Official Dailey & Vincent
Flatt Lonesome
Jeff Parker & Company
Seldom Scene
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
Lonesome River Band
Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass
Shiloh Creek Girls
Carolina Blue Band


Healthy and Holy @ Lake Logan Conference Center
Feb 22 @ 3:00 pm – Feb 24 @ 9:00 am

Lake Logan is the perfect setting to realize the image of God in ourselves, our bodies, and our relationships at Healthy and Holy, a retreat led by Dr. Gus Vickery and Rosie Mulford.


UNC Asheville Homecoming Weekend 2019 @ UNC Asheville
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 23 @ 11:30 pm

Join the UNC Asheville community for Homecoming Weekend, February 22-23, 2019! From the Alumni Awards Banquet to a double-header basketball match up to a closeout event at the Orange Peel, there will be something for everyone!


Chilly Challenge 8K & 1 Mile Fun Run @ North Buncombe Middle School
Feb 23 all-day

Lace up your running shoes, grab your winter hat, and join us for the 7th Annual Chilly Challenge 8K & 1-Mile Fun Run on Saturday, February 23, 2019. Run or walk with us to benefit North Buncombe Middle School! The chip-timed 8K will start at 10:00 am. The race is on a rolling hill course in beautiful Weaverville, North Carolina. This scenic course starts and finishes at North Buncombe Middle School. There is also an untimed 1-Mile Fun Run beginning at 10:05 am. The 1-mile route is completely contained on the middle school campus. Race registration includes: a scenic run, a t-shirt, and a post-race chili lunch with cornbread and fixings.

GHS Half Marathon & 5K @ Peace Center
Feb 23 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am

The fastest half marathon in the South! And a 5K that’s fast in its own right! Join us and more than 2,000 regional runners at this point to point half marathon & 5k event. Run mostly on the world famous Swamp Rabbit Trail, this event boasts one of the greatest finish lines in the nation as runners will cross the line alongside the Reedy River in beautiful downtown Greenville, SC – just steps from the top of Reedy Falls!


ASAP’s Business of Farming Conference @ A-B Tech/Mission Health Conference Center
Feb 23 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Spend the day learning and networking with farmers from across the region, and gain tools for improving your farm business. The Business of Farming Conference features business, marketing, and branding workshops led by regional professionals and innovative farmers, a Grower-Buyer Meeting, individual consulting with business and agency experts, exhibitor hall, and locally sourced meals. The Business of Farming Conference is for beginning and established farmers, and those seriously considering farming as a profession.

Act Now: Early Bird Registration Ends February 1

Early bird registration is $75 per person, or $125 for two farm partners, and increases after February 1. Limited scholarships are available for Appalachian Grown certified farmers and through the NC Rural Center.

Learn more at asapconnections.org/events/business-of-farming-conference/.


Hendersonville County Curb Market
Feb 23 @ 8:00 am

Hendersonville County Curb Market

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221 N. Church St

Year round – Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 8am-2pm

Hendersonville County Tailgate Market
Feb 23 @ 8:00 am

Hendersonville County Tailgate Market

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221 N. Church St

Year round – Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 8am-2pm

Polk County Berry Plant Sale @ Polk County Cooperative Extension
Feb 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Cooperative Extension of Polk County is hosting our annual berry plant sale. This year, the Cooperative Extension director has chosen four varieties of blueberries, two varieties of raspberries, two varieties of strawberries, and one blackberry variety that have proven to specifically thrive in the North Carolina Foothills.

Orders will be accepted for plants now through February 22 and will be available for pickup in mid-March. Proceeds from this fundraiser go to support the activities, classes, and research that make the Cooperative Extension such a vital part of the Polk County community. For more information or to place an order, visit the Extension’s website at https://polk.ces.ncsu.edu or give us a call at 894-8218.

Download the Order Form HERE: https://polk.ces.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2019-Berry-Plant-Order-Form-Writeable.pdf?fwd=no


WCU Open House @ Western Carolina University
Feb 23 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Open House is the perfect opportunity to learn about everything that Western Carolina University has to offer as you explore your educational opportunities. Our goal is to help take the fright out of the college admissions process by connecting you with our amazing faculty and staff.

Register Today!


WNC Farmer’s Market
Feb 23 @ 8:00 am

WNC Farmer’s Market

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570 Brevard Road, in Asheville, North Carolina

8-6pm Daily

WNC Farmer’s Market
Feb 23 @ 8:00 am

WNC Farmer’s Market

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570 Brevard Road, in Asheville, North Carolina

8-6pm Daily

Bowl For Kids’ Sake—Buncombe County @ Sky Lanes Asheville
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Gather a group of friends, family or coworkers and register a team for Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Signature Fundraiser: Bowl For Kids’ Sake! And—in true Asheville style, the costume theme for this year’s event is: Mardi Gras! So grab your beads, feathers, crowns and masquerade masks and get your team signed up!

Big Brothers Big Sisters is empowering the potential of Buncombe County’s youth through one-to-one mentoring relationships that create friendships with a purpose that last. When you register a team for Bowl For Kids’ Sake—you not only get an awesome chance to have fun—you’re part of a positive change and brighter future.


Clean up Valdese with Valdese Rotary @ McGalliard Falls
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Everyone is invited to clean up the streets of Valdese with Valdese Rotary Club, DHS and HMS Interact for World Rotary Day. Meet at McGalliard Falls Park for trash bags, grabbers, vests and assignments.


Rose Glen Literary Festival – Sevierville TN
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join #1 New York Times Best Selling Author Robert Beatty at the 2019 Rose Glen Literary Festival on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Sevierville Convention Center in Sevierville, TN.

Robert is the keynote speaker at the festival, an annual celebration of books and authors from Great Smoky Mountains region of western North Carolina and east Tennessee. The luncheon keynote and presentation, noon-2 p.m., is a ticketed event. Tickets are $20 per person and should be purchased in advance from the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce by calling (865) 453-6411 or in person at the chamber office, 110 Gary Wade Boulevard, Sevierville, TN 37862.

Robert will be signing books immediately following his luncheon presentation. His book-signing, as well as the festival at large, is free and open to the public. Visit www.roseglenfestival.com for more on the festival.

Robert Beatty is the author of the bestselling SERAFINA SERIES and the book WILLA OF THE WOOD, a tale of history, mystery and magic set in the Great Smoky Mountains.

WILLA OF THE WOOD is the story of a 12-year-old orphaned girl who lives deep in the Smokies in 1900. One of the last members of an ancient race of forest people who are highly in tune with the trees and animals, Willa spends her days and nights foraging and scavenging from the cabins of her people’s greatest enemies, the axe-wielding “newcomers.” Through a series of action-packed encounters and an unexpected kindness, Willa begins to realize that both the newcomers and her own people are not what she’s always been told, setting in motion her quest for a new home and sense of belonging in a changing world.

WILLA OF THE WOOD debuted at #1 on the New Times Best Sellers List. Kirkus Reviews calls it “A moving, atmospheric journey of hope.”

Cover Reveal Video: https://bit.ly/2K8hdmo

WILLA OF THE WOOD and the SERAFINA SERIES are published by Disney-Hyperion. The SERAFINA SERIES is the story of a brave and unusual 12-year-old girl who lives secretly in the basement of the grand Biltmore Estate. SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK, the first book in the series, was a #1 New York Times Best Seller, remained on the best sellers list for more than 60 weeks, and was the winner of the 2016 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize. The second book in the series, SERAFINA AND THE TWISTED STAFF, became a NYT #1 Best Seller in the first week of its launch. The third book, SERAFINA AND THE SPLINTERED HEART, launched Serafina onto the NYT Best Selling Series List, along with such titles as Harry Potter and The Hunger Games.

Be sure to watch the exciting Serafina book trailers:
Serafina and the Black Cloak – http://bit.ly/2dYfpO7
Serafina and the Twisted Staff – http://bit.ly/29CUekN
Serafina and the Splintered Heart – https://bit.ly/2sz26f8


Asheville Center Open House-Coffee & Conversation @ Lenoir-Rhyne University Asheville
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Asheville Center

Learn more about Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Asheville Center programs with coffee, breakfast bites, and conversation with our staff, faculty, and students. The event will kick off with a brief presentation on programs and the enrollment process, and then you will have the opportunity to take a tour of our Asheville Center. We look forward to speaking to you about earning your next degree at Lenoir-Rhyne.

Registration for this event is available at Registration at https://www.lr.edu/calendar-event-page/~occur-id/9450


AVL Bent Creek GRVL @ Liberty Bicycles
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Starting our inaugural Gravel ride on Saturdays at 10am leaving from Liberty Bikes and 10:45am at Rice Pinnacle parking lot in Bent Creek We will have 2 groups, B+ and a C group. Both rides will be roughly 2 hours long and we will offer half off gravel bike rentals which must be picked up the evening before and are first come, first serve.


Best Practices Symposium in Multisensory Teaching and Learning @ Carolina Day School
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Please join us at Key Learning Center’s annual signature event for parents and education professionals.

11th Annual Best Practices Symposium in Multisensory Teaching and Learning
Saturday, February 23, 2019
10 a.m.– 2:30 p.m.
$65 Includes lunch and materials. The symposium format is a keynote address and two 75-minute breakout sessions.
Register online!

About the day:
Session topics include executive function tips and tools, technology for learning, Orton-Gillingham lesson development, resiliency strategies for school and life, mindful multisensory teaching, an Experience Dyslexia Simulation and more!

The Keynote…
“Building Resiliency in Children with Dyslexia”
The story of one family’s journey to success and independence. Our keynote speaker is Deb Luckett, a former Key School parent, Educational Consultant, and NCIDA Board of Directors Member.

About Key Learning Center:
Key Learning Center at Carolina Day School in Asheville, NC is an internationally-accredited resource for educators, students, and parents in the field of Orton-Gillingham multisensory structured language, multisensory mathematics, and language-based learning differences—dyslexia.