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.

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Nature Center Raffle Fundraiser
Dec 7 all-day
Buncombe County NC
Papertown Christmas Craft Fair
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Town of Canton Armory

Holiday shoppers will want to get ready for the eighth annual Papertown Christmas Craft Fair. A wide variety of crafters will be selling handmade goodies and all types of Christmas items. Every inch of the Armory will be filled with Christmas items for sale. Artisans and crafters from all over North Carolina will be represented at the Canton craft fair. Shoppers can find homemade cookies, candy, cakes, an array of Christmas decorations for the home, handmade ornaments, stocking stuffers, candles, soap, perfect for everyone’s Christmas list. Shoppers need to arrive early and stay for door prizes. Spend time with family and friends.

Holiday Makers Sale Folk Art Center
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Folk Art Center

Holiday Sales

December 7 & 14 | 10:00a-4:00p

The Holiday Makers SALE is a chance to shop fine craft at a discounted rate. Over 30 of our makers gather their leftover stock from 2019, and give a peak at their 2020 designs! Choose from a variety of gift items including ceramic tableware, fine jewelry, hand-woven and dyed wearables, bound journals and etched cards, blown vases and ornaments, turned wooden bowls and more. Shop local!
Southern Highland Craft Guild Holiday Makers SALE
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Folk Art Center

Holiday Maker Sale

During the first two Saturdays in December, over 30 Guild members* will fill the auditorium of the Folk Art Center for our annual Holiday Makers Sales on December 7th & 14th, from 10am-4pm.

Choose from a variety of gift items including ceramic tableware, fine jewelry, hand-woven and dyed wearables, bound journals and etched cards, blown vases and ornaments, turned wooden bowls and more. Buying from artisans supports the local economy and promotes the Guild’s mission to cultivate the crafts and makers of the Southern Highlands for the purpose of shared resources, education, marketing and conservation.

Fifth Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar!! | Asheville Music Hall & The One Stop
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Asheville Music Hall

Asheville Music Hall and The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall bring you the Fifth Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar in Downtown, Asheville!!!

TWO FLOORS of 27+ vendors, Full Kitchen/Bar, Bloody Mary Bar & Kids Area!

FREE ADMISSION

Come check out an array of over 27 Local Vendors (full list below!) and support local craft for the holidays! This event will surely be a one stop shop for all of your holiday gifts for family and friends alike!

Live music from 12:30PM-2:30PM and 3:30PM-5:30PM featuring local live music .

ALSO, to top things off, for every item purchased, you will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a craft basket compiled by the vendor AND tickets to either the late night show at Asheville Music Hall ‘4th Annual Very Jerry Xmas’ or tickets to Jam By Day!

The Big Crafty
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
US Cellular Center

Voted WNC’s favorite art event for the past decade, The Big Crafty returns for a day of hand-to-heart artful craft on Saturday & Sunday December 7 & 8 from 12-6pm at Asheville’s US Cellular Center.

Join us for a tour of the creative landscape, with 150 creative venturers and total art stars, craft-infused good times, hugs and high fives.

 

Craft Demos at Dickens in the Village
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Biltmore Village Craft Guild

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We love participating in the arts, culture & holiday spirit that will fill the streets of Biltmore Village. On Friday December 6th, while waiting for the tree lighting, stop by our gallery to shop for holiday gifts, enjoy hot cider, cookies, and meet artist Pei Ling Becker as she makes festive origami ornaments. More refreshments and demonstrations on Saturday, December 7th! Bill & Dawn Apelian will be carving Old World Santas dressed in Victorian clothing.

Sunday, December 8, 2019
Nature Center Raffle Fundraiser
Dec 8 all-day
Buncombe County NC
South Asheville Holiday Market
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Aromatic Origins Studio

Looking for gifts this holiday season and you want to support local women-owned businesses? Great! We have created a holiday market just for you!

You will find hand-crafted aromatic products for restorative self-care, handmade jewelry that sparkles with the spirit of Asheville, unique handmade fabric & crochet gifts for the unique person on your list, responsibly-sourced clean makeup and body care products, and fun & colorful nail art.

Featured business:

Aromatic Origins with Aimee Williams

Hand-crafted Restorative Self-Care Products: We use only pure essential oils, herbs, natural salts, and other plant medicines in Aromatic Origins’ Restorative Self-Care Products. Our organically grown and/or wildcrafted ingredients are selected with care & purpose from ethical companies who share our values in sustainability. The vibrancy of our ingredients arouses the senses & promotes self-care practices.

828 Jewels with Krystal Romps

Inspired by nature and the metaphysical world, I am a mixed media Art Jeweler using epoxy and uv resin as my main medium. Finding fun and creative ways to mix color, sparkle and art into gorgeous unique jewelry.

Sunflowers and Bluebirds with Jess Beck

Sunflowers & Bluebirds is known for the quirky, whimsical mismatched patterns & colors in their items! It brings a touch of uniqeness to the product! Find a gift for each person on your list, including yourself! Enjoy giving lavender rice bags, fabric gift bags, cotton burp cloths, crochet dishcloths & scrubbies, and so much more!

Beauty Counter with Erin Taverniti

Beautycounter is more than a brand, we are a movement! We put people and the planet first! We are creating high performing personal care products for the whole family that do not compromise your health or safety. We ban intentionally, screen rigorously, learn constantly, source responsibly and share transparently. Come see how you can join the movement by switching to safer skincare, body and beauty products!

Color Street with Leigh Coghlan-Pickering

What is ColorStreet? What if I told you that you could easily give yourself a professional looking manicure at home in 10 minutes? What if there was No drying time and was a fraction of the salon mani and pedi cost? Well….that’s what ColorStreet is. 100% nail polish strips that you can apply anywhere! Take them off with regular nail polish remover. No vinyl. No heat. Healthy for your nails. They will last about 2 weeks….are you excited yet? There’s tons of colors, designs, and even a French line. All colors and designs are buy 3 get 1 free and French is buy 1 get 1 free!

Conveniently located near the intersection of Sweeten Creek Rd, Hendersonville Rd, & Airport Rd ~ just 5 miles south of the Blue Ridge Parkway!

The Big Crafty
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
US Cellular Center

Voted WNC’s favorite art event for the past decade, The Big Crafty returns for a day of hand-to-heart artful craft on Saturday & Sunday December 7 & 8 from 12-6pm at Asheville’s US Cellular Center.

Join us for a tour of the creative landscape, with 150 creative venturers and total art stars, craft-infused good times, hugs and high fives.

 

Hendersonville Pub Crawl Benefiting Blue Ridge Humane Society
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Dry Falls Brewing Co.

Join us for a fun day out on the town, visiting all the best breweries Hendo has to offer! We’ll be starting at Dry Falls at 1 PM, then the lineup is as follows (all times approximate):

1 PM – 1:45 PM Dry Falls Brewing Co.
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2 PM – 2:45 PM Sanctuary Brewing Company
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3:00 – 3:45 Triskelion Brewing Company
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4:00 – 4:45 Guidon Brewing Co.
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5 PM – ?? Southern Appalachian Brewery

Tickets: $5 at the door (cash, check, and card accepted with cash preferred). No kids or pets please! All proceeds plus a percentage of sales are donated to Blue Ridge Humane Society! Event is organized by the Historic Hendersonville Pub Crawl. Please utilize free parking options near Dry Falls as their parking is limited and we don’t want to use all their parking after we’ve left!

 

Sacred Snow: Winter Music and Arts Festival
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm – 2:00 am
Sly Grog Lounge

Come join us as we empower change in our generation though music and art. This time, we will have 2 stages, one main Stage and one late night silent disco stage.

Music
Meditation
Flow arts
Yoga
Food
Arts & Crafts
Flow Arts

Workshops will be focusing on:
Embodiment
Permaculture
Mediation
Healing
Sustainability
Achievement
Outreach

Pan Harmonia: Community Benefit Concert
Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm
St. Mary’s Episcopal

Flutist Kate Steinbeck performs with early music masters, Gail Ann Schroeder, viola da gamba, and Barbara Weiss, harpsichord. Music of JS Bach, GP Telemann and Wilhelmine von Bayreuth, older sister of Frederick the Great, Emperor of Prussia. Wilhelmine, also known as Princess of Prussia, lived from 1709 until 1758, was a gifted composer and lutenist.

Free admission: Donations encouraged!

Proceeds to benefit Beloved Asheville and Bountiful Baroque

BELOVED ASHEVILLE creates innovative solutions to some of the toughest challenges we face as a community. They try to put love into action daily through these solutions to make our community better.

https://belovedasheville.com/

Monday, December 9, 2019
Nature Center Raffle Fundraiser
Dec 9 all-day
Buncombe County NC
Live Glassblowing Demos
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Grove Arcade - Suite 123

Since 2010 master scientific glass blower, Jason Probstein has been presenting live glassblowing demonstrations here at our art gallery.

And once again we are proud to announce that Jason will be blowing his unique Christmas ornaments and glass artworks here at Mountain Made gallery from now to December 23rd, 2019.

Jason will be demonstrating Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. He will also be blowing glass every Sunday from Noon to 2:00 PM.

We invite you come by Mountain Made for a fun, family-friendly event

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Nature Center Raffle Fundraiser
Dec 10 all-day
Buncombe County NC
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Nature Center Raffle Fundraiser
Dec 11 all-day
Buncombe County NC
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Nature Center Raffle Fundraiser
Dec 12 all-day
Buncombe County NC
Live Glassblowing Demos
Dec 12 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Grove Arcade - Suite 123

Since 2010 master scientific glass blower, Jason Probstein has been presenting live glassblowing demonstrations here at our art gallery.

And once again we are proud to announce that Jason will be blowing his unique Christmas ornaments and glass artworks here at Mountain Made gallery from now to December 23rd, 2019.

Jason will be demonstrating Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. He will also be blowing glass every Sunday from Noon to 2:00 PM.

We invite you come by Mountain Made for a fun, family-friendly event

Storytime & Art West Asheville Library
Dec 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
West Asheville Library

Come join in the fun with stories and songs, then make a hands-on art project just for the little ones! The Education Department staff is visiting public libraries for preschool storytime at locations near your neighborhood.

Storytime & Art takes place at West Asheville Library on second Thursdays.

Our program for preschool-aged students accompanied by an adult is at a library near you! During the school year, come join in the fun with stories and songs, then make a hands-on art project just for the little ones.