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.

Sunday, December 8, 2019
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!

 

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Think Tank Tuesdays Trivia Night
Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Hillman Beer

Hillman Beer’s Trivia Night is on Tuesdays from 7pm-9pm! Get ready to drink some beer, test your wit, and have some fun!

Details:
– Please arrive at 6:30pm
– Max 6 people per team
– First place gets a $50 Hillman Beer Gift Card!

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Community Dinner
Dec 11 @ 6:30 pm
YWCA of Asheville

Gather with your community for a FREE tasty meal, lessons on healthy eating and information on Double Up Food Bucks (a new program through SNAP)! Community Dinners are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 6 – 7:30 pm. FREE childcare provided.

Seating is limited. Reserve your seat online.

For more information, contact Leah Berger-Singer, Preventive Health Coordinator at (828) 254-7206 ext. 212 or [email protected]

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Mistletoe & Merlot: A Holiday Craft Market
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Radius Chiropractic

One of our goals in this community is to support other small, local businesses. This Holiday season we are excited to host Mistletoe & Merlot, A Holiday Craft Market designed to showcase makers, artist and craftspeople of Asheville.

This is a community event open to all of your family and friends. Come and enjoy FREE wine and food, while browsing items from local vendors. Need to cross some things off your Christmas list? This will be a one stop shop for all of your gift-giving needs.

We are excited to host:

Sweet Abode Artisan Soaps, Asheville Bag Lady, Mommabear Hoodies, Art by Pam Granger Gale, Art by Julie Armbruster, Jewelry by Designed to Dream, Poetry Prints by Morgan Holmes, Stones and Rocks by Carolyn Johnson, Winter wear by Coroin, Pottery from Batton Clayworks and candles and body care by Sage and Sunflowers.

And, don’t miss the raffle, where will be gifting items from each vendor throughout the night!

Pisgah TU Monthly Chapter Meeting
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The DFR Room

Pisgah Trout Unlimited’s monthly Chapter Meetings are open to anyone and are held at the DFR Room in downtown Brevard. Each month we feature a different speaker who will address various topics from fishing to conservation. Whether you are interested in learning more about Trout Unlimited or are a long time member come have a beer, meet some local fishermen and TU members and learn about what our chapter is doing to support our local waters and fish.

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Friday, December 13, 2019
18th Annual Enter the Earth Xmas Party
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Enter the Earth

You’re invited to Enter the Earth’s 18th Annual Christmas party on Friday, Dec 13, 2019. Join us from 6-8pm at the Enter the Earth gallery in the Grove Arcade for nibbles and drinks and to kick off the raffle with all proceeds donated to LEAF Community Arts.

At 9pm we will head over to the Asheville Music Hall for a night of funk with George Porter Jr. featuring Joe Marcinek and the Josh Blake Trio. We also welcome local musicians to jam! Showtime is 9:30pm. There will be an online silent auction starting a week before the event. Keep an eye out for some AMAZING items to fulfill your holiday gift list and support LEAF as we enter our 25th year!  All proceeds from this event will also benefit LEAF Community Arts.

Friday, December 13th, 2019
6pm-8pm: FREE Pre-party at Enter the Earth

Grove Arcade
1 Page Ave Suite 125
Asheville, NC 28801

9pm-2am: ETE’s 18th Annual Xmas Party
Asheville Music Hall
31 Patton Ave
Asheville, NC 28801

Saturday, December 14, 2019
Breakfast With Santa
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Asheville Outlets

Breakfast With Santa

December 14, 2019 – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. inside Food Court

Come in your favorite PJ’s and join us for a jolly morning of games, holiday arts & crafts, entertainment, and a delicious breakfast. Following, families can visit Santa for FREE photos and take home a photo memory of their visit! Breakfast with Santa is for children 12 and under please. RSVP is required.

Photos with Santa Paws & Vegan Holiday Dessert Contest
Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Southern Appalachian Brewery

Get your photo with Santa Paws at Southern Appalachian from 2pm-4pm on Saturday, December 14! Photos are available for donation to BRHS.

Enter the holiday vegan dessert contest for the chance to become the best vegan baker of them all! More details coming soon!

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Empower Hour
Dec 17 @ 11:30 am
YWCA of Asheville

Join us for Empower Hour, a one-hour program and facility tour where you will experience firsthand the YWCA’s work to bridge gaps in earning power, education, health & wellness and access to childcare.

Empower Hours take place twice a month on the first and third Tuesday at 11:30 am.
Lunch is served as part of our Empower Hour, so reservations are required.

To make a reservation: contact Elizabeth Alvandi, Advancement Assistant, at (828) 254-7206 ext. 103 or [email protected]

Think Tank Tuesdays Trivia Night
Dec 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Hillman Beer

Hillman Beer’s Trivia Night is on Tuesdays from 7pm-9pm! Get ready to drink some beer, test your wit, and have some fun!

Details:
– Please arrive at 6:30pm
– Max 6 people per team
– First place gets a $50 Hillman Beer Gift Card!

Saturday, December 21, 2019
Mingle & Jingle: Holiday Craft Market Grey Eagle
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Grey Eagle
  • FREE ADMISSION
  • TAQUERIA OPEN AT 11AM
  • 10AM – 4PM

We’ll have local vendors set up selling handmade goods, arts, and crafts just in time for holiday gift-giving. Be sure to grab a bite from our in-house Taqueria and a drink from the bar as you peruse Asheville’s finest makers. Plus, we’ll set the mood with some classic holiday tunes!

Sunday, December 22, 2019
The Queen’s Frosted Ball
Dec 22 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts Asheville

At least 7 Fairytale Princesses and Santa Clause will take the stage for a Mini Concert, Dance Party, Christmas Storytime, Karaoke, Crafts, and Memories that will last a lifetime.

2 Professional Photos: Each child will receive a Professional Photos with the Princesses by award winning and nationally recognized photographer Ivana Desancic Photoart as well as a Professional Photo with Santa by another on of our favorite and award winning photographers, 10th Moon Photoagraphy.

Other festivities included with VIP ticket are: Visit Santa, 2019 Christmas Ornament making to commemorate your day, Build-Your-Own Snoman, other Crafts, and 2 FREE ‘Princess Vouchers’ good toward your choice of Princess Makeovers, Glitter Tattoos, or Balloon Wands.

Every attendee needs a ticket. Children 1 and under are free.

Beverages, Beer and Wine will be available for purchase through the Crowne Plaza. Songs Sealed Delivered does not profit from these offerings. There will be refreshments served in the Green Room before the Show from 4-5pm.

SCHEDULE

  • Check-in is at 3:30 Doors open at 3:45
  • 3:45-4:30Portraits with the Princesses
  • 3:45-4:45 Crafts, and Vouchure Activities
  • 4-4:30 Karaoke with Rapunzel(Sign-up sheet by stage)
  • 4:30-5 Mini-Concert hosted by MC Punz: featuring our Frosted Sister, Our Island Warrior and a few of their fairytale friends. Santa may even pop in for a song!
  • 5-5:45 Princess Christmas Dance Party, and Visits with Santa
  • 5:45 Santa reads a Night Before Christmas
  • Farewells and Christmas Wishes: a poem by the princesses

We are pleasesd to announce we will also have a quiet room designated for breast-feeding mothers, and children with sensory issues during the show. Additionally we will have light refreshments available before the show.

Proceeds for this event support our ‘Be the Good’ Fund and our continued efforts to spinkle a little extra magic, joy, and kindness into our community through our volunteer work.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Think Tank Tuesdays Trivia Night
Dec 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Hillman Beer

Hillman Beer’s Trivia Night is on Tuesdays from 7pm-9pm! Get ready to drink some beer, test your wit, and have some fun!

Details:
– Please arrive at 6:30pm
– Max 6 people per team
– First place gets a $50 Hillman Beer Gift Card!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Think Tank Tuesdays Trivia Night
Dec 31 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Hillman Beer

Hillman Beer’s Trivia Night is on Tuesdays from 7pm-9pm! Get ready to drink some beer, test your wit, and have some fun!

Details:
– Please arrive at 6:30pm
– Max 6 people per team
– First place gets a $50 Hillman Beer Gift Card!

Comedy Night Tryon Resort: New Year’s Eve Edition! 2 shows
Dec 31 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Campagna Italian Cuisine

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CoCo Fresh and Sid Davis are serving up TWO shows on December 31 for the ultimate way to close out the year! The doors open at 5pm, and attendees can enjoy a full bar and menu available.

Join us in Campagna Italian Cuisine at 7pm or 10pm for laughs and gain admission to the Legends Club NYE Dance Party afterwards for FREE! Comedian bios below.

Tickets are LIMITED – get yours before they’re gone!

Tickets: $25/person available here.
18+ only. Admission is per show with 7pm and 10pm shows available. A wristband to the Legends Club (21+ only) is also included with purchase.

Roaring Twenties at Grove Arcade | New Years Eve Party
Dec 31 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Grove Arcade

🐦 Early Bird tickets are now SOLD OUT. Reserve your spot today!

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This New Years Eve… 🎩

Join us for a speakeasy-style soirée in the heart of downtown Asheville.

Step back a full century to the decade that brought Asheville the beautiful and historic Grove Arcade. While the building already has the 1920’s feel, the environment will be decorated like a 1920’s underground speakeasy, featuring Grove’s Tonic as a 1920’s prohibited beverage and original Flapper’s walking the party serving various hors d’oeuvres.

Every guest will have the opportunity to step into the 1920’s photo booth and be sent a digital copy of their photo right to their phones. Every guest will also be leaving the party with a secret take home gift to match the era and theme. More information to come!

Featuring:
– Jazz music by Asheville band, Red Echo Lab and Justice Mann of Shabidukah
– Fine hors d’oeuvres (vegetarian options available)
– Apothecary Style Craft Cocktails Curated by Jonny Burritt, 2019 NC Restaurant & Lodging Association Bartender of the Year, and the Bar Manager at Antidote and Drink Mixologist at The Chemist
– Photo booth with themed costumes 🎩
– Grove Arcade transformed and decorated to feel like the 1920s

TO ENTER:
– Bring your printed or digital ticket to scan at door
– Secret password: “Giggle Water”
(20s slang for alcohol)

Use this ticket link if Facebook is not letting you buy it here:
🎟 bit.ly/GroveArcadeRoarings20sTickets

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Empower Hour
Jan 7 @ 11:30 am
YWCA of Asheville

Join us for Empower Hour, a one-hour program and facility tour where you will experience firsthand the YWCA’s work to bridge gaps in earning power, education, health & wellness and access to childcare.

Empower Hours take place twice a month on the first and third Tuesday at 11:30 am.
Lunch is served as part of our Empower Hour, so reservations are required.

To make a reservation: contact Elizabeth Alvandi, Advancement Assistant, at (828) 254-7206 ext. 103 or [email protected]

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Community Dinner
Jan 8 @ 6:30 pm
YWCA of Asheville

Gather with your community for a FREE tasty meal, lessons on healthy eating and information on Double Up Food Bucks (a new program through SNAP)! Community Dinners are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 6 – 7:30 pm. FREE childcare provided.

Seating is limited. Reserve your seat online.

For more information, contact Leah Berger-Singer, Preventive Health Coordinator at (828) 254-7206 ext. 212 or [email protected]

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Empower Hour
Jan 21 @ 11:30 am
YWCA of Asheville

Join us for Empower Hour, a one-hour program and facility tour where you will experience firsthand the YWCA’s work to bridge gaps in earning power, education, health & wellness and access to childcare.

Empower Hours take place twice a month on the first and third Tuesday at 11:30 am.
Lunch is served as part of our Empower Hour, so reservations are required.

To make a reservation: contact Elizabeth Alvandi, Advancement Assistant, at (828) 254-7206 ext. 103 or [email protected]

Monday, January 27, 2020
Asheville Food Fan Awards
Jan 27 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Asheville Masonic Temple

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS & GET YOUR TICKETS NOW… WHILE THEY LAST
Monday ~ JANUARY 27, 2020 
V.I.P. Admission – 5:00 PM
FOOD • DRINKS • SCHMOOZING 

Meet The Chef’s & Sponsors and Get Your Swag

General Admission: 6:00 PM
FOOD • DRINKS • SCHMOOZING

Awards Ceremony 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
FOOD • DRINKS • SCHMOOZING

Evening Ends at 9:30 PM
AFTER PARTY

WHY
To have fun, while paying tribute to the great people who make up the amazing Asheville Food Scene!

WHO
Produced by: Stu Helm Food FanShay Brown Events, & Ashvegas.com