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.

Friday, October 11, 2019
Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference
Oct 11 – Oct 13 all-day
Kanuga Conference Center

“The Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference is a weekend for women to learn, celebrate and connect. Come share inspiration, celebration and practical learning about earth-based healing and women’s health. Surrounded by the ancient Blue Ridge Mountains, our venue at Kanuga Lake offers a serene backdrop for over 50 workshops and classes in herbalism, nutrition, personal growth and natural healing.

2019 featured speakers include Karen Rose, Sally Fallon, Dr. Jody Noe, Gina Breedlove and many more!

For all of the details and easy online registration visit www.sewisewomen.com”

Saturday, October 12, 2019
Asheville Pizza & Brewing Company’s 2nd Annual Video Contest
Oct 12 all-day
Asheville Pizza & Brewing Company
Asheville Pizza & Brewing Company’s 2nd Annual Video Contest where we create a contest for local filmmakers with three Jury Award cash prizes is now open to submissions.
The 2019 contest is to create a fake movie trailer that is between 30-60 seconds in length.
Also, just like our 2018 contest we are giving all qualifying entries a $25 Asheville Brewing Co. gift card that is good to use at any of our three locations.  No other contest actually pays filmmakers to enter.
After 20+ years of giving WNC great pizza, beer and movies we are thrilled to provide this annual contest supporting the filmmakers of the future.
Here are some bullet points of the contest details:
  • Length of the fake movie trailers must be between 30-60 seconds.
  • The fake movie trailers can be any of any genre, but must follow the rules and content guidelines to qualify (link below). Please stress this.
  • It is open to all ages, and any resident of Western North Carolina.
  • Submissions are now open and the deadline to submit a video is Sunday, November 10th at 11:59pm.
  • Qualifying entries will be shared on our Facebook/Instagram pages and also will play in our pre-show entertainment before movies at our Merrimon movie theater.
  • JURY AWARDS = $300 for 1st Place / $150 for 2nd Place / $100 for 3rd Place
  • PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS = We’ll post all of the qualifying videos to both our Facebook and Instagram pages, and let the public vote on their favorites. The winners receive Asheville Brewing Co. gift cards.
Please direct people to the video contest web page below on our website for all the rules and guidelines:
All questions can be emailed to:
Bookwalter Binge Gran Fondo Volunteers Needed
Oct 12 all-day
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Call for Volunteers!! We are grateful that the Bookwalter Binge Gran Fondo supports conservation of land and water resources — and we need YOUR help to make it happen. Binge volunteers enjoy fun and camaraderie while helping in a variety of ways, from course marshals to Binge party hosting.

Drink Coffee, Support Special Olympics
Oct 12 all-day
various locations in buncombe county

Buncombe County Special Olympics’ annual Coffee for Champions fundraiser returns for a third year on October 1. During the month of October, local coffee shops donate up to five cents for each cup of coffee purchased at their establishments to support Special Olympics training and competitions for area youth and adults.

“We are a completely volunteer-driven, donation-funded program focused on inclusionary sporting opportunities for individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities,” said Karla Furnari of Buncombe County Recreation Services, who is also a Buncombe County Special Olympics coach and Local Coordinator. “Coffee for Champions helps build connections between our athletes and the community. It also allows us to move away from labor intensive fundraising campaigns that often pull volunteers from other critical program needs such as coaching and transporting athletes.”

A map on the organization’s website lists participating coffee shops:

  • Donating Five Cents Per Cup
    • Ivory Road Café & Kitchen (1854 Brevard Road in Arden)
    • Mosaic Café & Coffee House (1 Town Square Boulevard in Biltmore Park)
    • Trout Lily Market (1297 Charlotte Highway in Fairview)
  • Donating One Cent Per Cup
    • Dynamite Roasting Company (3198 US Highway 70 in Black Mountain)
    • PennyCup Coffee Company West (362 Depot Street in Asheville’s River Arts District)
    • PennyCup Coffee Company East (6 Beverly Road in Asheville’s Haw Creek)
    • PennyCup Coffee Company North (857 Merrimon Avenue in North Asheville)
    • Round Earth Roasters (518 Hendersonville Road in Asheville)

Buncombe County Special Olympics is made possible through funding from donors and support from Buncombe County Government. To donate or volunteer, visit buncombecountyspecialolympics.org.

Special Olympics was founded by Eunice Kennedy in 1968 to celebrate changing attitudes about the talents of people with intellectual disabilities. Buncombe County Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for youth and adults. Sports include alpine skiing and snowboarding, aquatics, athletics, basketball, bocce, bowling, cheerleading, gymnastics, powerlifting, soccer, and tennis. The organization also offers the Adaptive Athlete Program in a partnership with South Slope CrossFit and Buncombe County Recreation Services.

Foster Parent Training Classes Announced for 2020
Oct 12 all-day
with in Buncombe County

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You might have heard about the need to recruit more foster parents in Buncombe County. “We currently have 300 kids in foster care in Buncombe County,” says Heather Hill-Pavone, Buncombe County Licensing Social Worker. “Only some of those kids get to stay in Buncombe County as we only have 100 licensed foster homes with BCHHS.” We need your help to let people in our community know about the upcoming Foster Parent Training Classes happening in 2020!

These courses begin the licensure process for becoming a foster parent. They are offered quarterly, for anyone in Buncombe County, who is interested in becoming a foster parent. While the next round of Foster Parent Training Classes starts on September 11, the classes for 2020 are NOW on the calendar! You can sign up by clicking this link.

2020 Schedule: 

  • Winter Classes: Jan 16, 2020 through Feb 20, 2020 (Thursdays) at Buncombe County Health and Human Services in Downtown Asheville
  • Spring Classes: March 25, 2020 through April 29, 2020 (Wednesdays) at Biltmore Church in Arden, NC
  • Summer Classes: June 2, 2020 through July 7, 2020 (Tuesdays) at Biltmore Church in Arden
  • Fall Classes: September 14, 2020 through October 19, 2020 (Mondays) at Buncombe County Health and Human Services in Downtown Asheville
Venue Presale Harlem Globetrotters “Pushing the Limits”
Oct 12 all-day
online presale event

Get exclusive access to the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters
new show “Pushing the Limits” before they go on sale to the public!
The star-stuffed line up is ready to show off their high flying dunks, and
ball handling skills at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena on
January 4 for two incredible shows!

Venue Presale
Valid Wednesday, October 9 from 10AM
through Tuesday, October 15 at 10PM
Use Code: AMAZING
(Available online only)

Click HERE to view how to add the code on Ticketmaster.

Presale Starts October 9 at 10 AM
Wands for Wildlife collection has begun!
Oct 12 all-day
October is here!! Wands are being accepted throughout the month. Please go to the website for the form to send in with them and more information. SHARE THIS FORWARD! ????
Since March of 2017 the Wands for Wildlife program has grown and spread all over the world! Engaging people of all ages and from all walks of life to take action, help the planet and save wild lives.
One Wander (wand donor) from Poland shared, “I am so happy that good people still exist in the world.”
From a Preschool teacher in Illinois, “I was unsure if my preschoolers would understand conservation and pollution, but starting with taking care of animals was the perfect way to start the unit since it was a more concrete idea and something they had prior knowledge about.”
Link to post that went up announcing the Appalachian Wildlife Refuge ‘Wands for Wildlife’ drive for October has begun….
CommUNITY Salsa at THE BLOCK off biltmore
Oct 12 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 13 @ 2:00 am
THE BLOCK off biltmore

Hola Carolina and THE BLOCK off biltmore Present: CommUNITY Salsa

Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia, Merengue, Kizomba y mucho mas!!
with DJ Edi

$5
beginner dance lesson begins at 9:00, DJ begins at 9:30

Todos los Sabados de 9-2

https://www.facebook.com/events/1043582389166757/?event_time_id=1043582522500077

Late Night Music
Oct 12 @ 11:00 pm – Oct 13 @ 2:00 am
AUX Bar

Shake what yo momma gave ya, every Saturday 11pm-2am. Dance Party. No cover. Do it.

https://www.facebook.com/events/341354513259016/?event_time_id=341354649925669

Sunday, October 13, 2019
Asheville Pizza & Brewing Company’s 2nd Annual Video Contest
Oct 13 all-day
Asheville Pizza & Brewing Company
Asheville Pizza & Brewing Company’s 2nd Annual Video Contest where we create a contest for local filmmakers with three Jury Award cash prizes is now open to submissions.
The 2019 contest is to create a fake movie trailer that is between 30-60 seconds in length.
Also, just like our 2018 contest we are giving all qualifying entries a $25 Asheville Brewing Co. gift card that is good to use at any of our three locations.  No other contest actually pays filmmakers to enter.
After 20+ years of giving WNC great pizza, beer and movies we are thrilled to provide this annual contest supporting the filmmakers of the future.
Here are some bullet points of the contest details:
  • Length of the fake movie trailers must be between 30-60 seconds.
  • The fake movie trailers can be any of any genre, but must follow the rules and content guidelines to qualify (link below). Please stress this.
  • It is open to all ages, and any resident of Western North Carolina.
  • Submissions are now open and the deadline to submit a video is Sunday, November 10th at 11:59pm.
  • Qualifying entries will be shared on our Facebook/Instagram pages and also will play in our pre-show entertainment before movies at our Merrimon movie theater.
  • JURY AWARDS = $300 for 1st Place / $150 for 2nd Place / $100 for 3rd Place
  • PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS = We’ll post all of the qualifying videos to both our Facebook and Instagram pages, and let the public vote on their favorites. The winners receive Asheville Brewing Co. gift cards.
Please direct people to the video contest web page below on our website for all the rules and guidelines:
All questions can be emailed to:
Southeast Wise Woman Herbal Conference
Oct 13 all-day
Kanuga Conference & Retreat Center

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The Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference was inspired by the thriving herbal conferences for women in the Northeast, Northwest, and California, which were founded in the 1990’s. After many years of running Red Moon Herbs and teaching herbal medicine for women, Corinna Wood—student and apprentice of  Wise Woman Herbalist Susun Weed—recognized that the Southeast, too, would be eager for this kind of gathering. From our first annual event in 2005 with 200 women attending, we quickly discovered that the community was more than ready, that this event is filling a deep hunger for the Wise Woman Ways in this region. The conference now has a heart and soul of its own. For many, it has become an annual event—with over a thousand women, the October gathering is a tradition in education, inspiration, and sisterhood. 

3 Full days of workshops, intensives, gatherings and more.

For a complete schedule visit: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HcEve8IzhO29Qt_ZFRQXF3jcXtsffDk31v5HEbUNm_A/edit#gid=2075348263

Tryon International Film festival
Oct 13 all-day
Tryon, NC

Tyron International Film Festival is celebrating its 5th year. This is a great milestone for an independent film festival. The festival will be held in downtown Tryon. We have Film submissions from all over the world.

Venue Presale Harlem Globetrotters “Pushing the Limits”
Oct 13 all-day
online presale event

Get exclusive access to the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters
new show “Pushing the Limits” before they go on sale to the public!
The star-stuffed line up is ready to show off their high flying dunks, and
ball handling skills at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena on
January 4 for two incredible shows!

Venue Presale
Valid Wednesday, October 9 from 10AM
through Tuesday, October 15 at 10PM
Use Code: AMAZING
(Available online only)

Click HERE to view how to add the code on Ticketmaster.

Presale Starts October 9 at 10 AM
Wands for Wildlife collection has begun!
Oct 13 all-day
October is here!! Wands are being accepted throughout the month. Please go to the website for the form to send in with them and more information. SHARE THIS FORWARD! ????
Since March of 2017 the Wands for Wildlife program has grown and spread all over the world! Engaging people of all ages and from all walks of life to take action, help the planet and save wild lives.
One Wander (wand donor) from Poland shared, “I am so happy that good people still exist in the world.”
From a Preschool teacher in Illinois, “I was unsure if my preschoolers would understand conservation and pollution, but starting with taking care of animals was the perfect way to start the unit since it was a more concrete idea and something they had prior knowledge about.”
Link to post that went up announcing the Appalachian Wildlife Refuge ‘Wands for Wildlife’ drive for October has begun….
WNC Farmer’s Market
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am

WNC Farmer’s Market

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570 Brevard Road, in Asheville, North Carolina

8-6pm Daily

Fall Foliage Photography Contest
Oct 13 @ 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

Capture photos of your friends and family members enjoying the vivid hues of fall and enter them into our photo contest. We’ll use the winning entries on our website and Facebook album, and you’ll win some fun prizes. Photos must be taken within the Chimney Rock section of the Park.

No additional costs to enter.

The first-place winner will receive an overnight getaway to Hickory Nut Gorge with a stay at the Historic 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa, two passes to the Park, brunch for two at the Historic 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa and two tickets for a tour with Lake Lure Boat Tours.

The contest’s second-place winner will receive two passes to the Park, lunch for two at the Old Rock Cafe and two tickets for a tour with Lake Lure Boat Tours.

Chimney Rock’s Facebook followers will select the People’s Choice Award winner. Followers will have a week to like and share their favorite photo from an album of Winter Photo Contest entries posted on the Park’s Facebook page at facebook.com/chimneyrockparknc. The People’s Choice Award Winner will receive two passes to the Park, lunch for two at Old Rock Cafe and their photo will be featured on the Park’s Facebook page.

Shutterbugs interested in capturing Mother Nature’s wintry beauty can do so by entering Friday through Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the Park’s winter hours.

All entries must be submitted to [email protected] or to the Parks’ Facebook page through Facebook messenger.

https://www.facebook.com/events/453143675217439/?event_time_id=453143745217432

Carolina Bonsai Expo @ The NC Arboretum
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Arboretum Property

The North Carolina Arboretum’s 24th annual Carolina Bonsai Expo will be held on Saturday, October 12, and Sunday, October 13, 2019, in the Arboretum’s Bonsai Exhibition Garden, Baker Exhibit Center and Education Center.

This nationally known event features juried displays by bonsai enthusiasts hailing from a multi-state region. Visitors will have the opportunity to view the displays, watch free demonstrations and purchase bonsai plants and supplies. Also featured are an invitational show and sale of the work of bonsai potters and a display of floral art by members of the Asheville Chapter of Ikebana International. As the premier annual bonsai event of the Southeast, the Carolina Bonsai Expo offers programs for both the bonsai community and general public.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, October 12

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Arboretum’s bonsai on display in the Bonsai Exhibition Garden; main bonsai exhibit open in the Education Center, 1st floor; ikebana exhibit open in the Education Center, 2nd floor; vendors market open in the Baker Exhibit Center, 1st and 2nd floors; food service available in the Education Center, 1st floor

11 a.m. – Noon   Free ikebana educational program (More information to come) in the classrooms of the Education Center, 1st floor

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.   2019 Carolina Bonsai Expo Main Event presentation: “The Art of Bonsai Pottery,” featuring bonsai pottery artist Ron Lang, illustrated lecture program in the classrooms of the Education Center, 1st floor (Pre-registration required; fee charged for this program. Registration is not yet open.)

Sunday, October 13

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.   Arboretum’s bonsai on display in the Bonsai Exhibition Garden; main bonsai exhibit open in the Education Center, 1st floor; ikebana exhibit open in the Education Center, 2nd floor; vendors market open in the Baker Exhibit Center, 1st and 2nd floors; food service available in the Education Center, 1st floor

1 a.m – Noon   Free bonsai educational program, (More information to come), in the classrooms of the Education Center, 1st floor

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.   Live auction of bonsai and bonsai-related items, in the classrooms of the Education Center, 1st floor (Register onsite Expo weekend; $1 fee charged for this event.)

3:30 p.m.   Raffle drawing, presentation of “People’s Choice” award, and closing remarks in the classrooms of the Education Center, 1st floor

Kids Quiet Play Session Inside the Salt Cave
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
Asheville's Therapeutic Salt Cave and Spa

Spend some time with your family detoxing naturally in the Salt Cave. Adults $25, 4-12 years old $15, 3 and younger are free.

Eliada Corn Maze
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Eliada Homes

A Monster Maze and a Monstrously Good Time
 All money raised from the 6-week event benefits Eliada’s vast continuum of care for children and youth 0-25 years old.
This year, Eliada will maintain some beloved attractions including the tractor ride, which now drives all the way around, and partially through, the Corn Maze, the jumping pillow, the corn kernel sand box, the spider web climber, the tube slides, and the corn cannons.
New This Year:
This year, Eliada’s featuring fun monsters in the maze design. To accompany this theme, a new game has been added to the event. This monster mystery will take you through the maze, where you follow clues, and find monsters hidden throughout the cornfield. You can be a monster mystery detective!
Like last year, Eliada is pleased to announce that the corn planted in the field is Non-GMO, and that Eliada used all natural fertilizers to help the corn grow. Eliada is committed to sustaining our land and the health of our campus through sustainable farming methods. Since we made this shift in practice last year, our neighboring farmers have already let us know that their bee populations have returned. We are proud to be impacting the great community through our farming practices.
Beer and Cider:
This year, Eliada is pleased to offer beer and cider to guests during select weekend hours.
  • Friday: 5-8pm
  • Saturday: 11am-8pm
  • Sunday: 11am-6pm

 

  • Special Events: We offer field trip, birthday party, and corporate night experiences. Contact Chris Rainwater at [email protected] to schedule your event.
    Volunteer:Volunteers may work 3 hours shifts at one of our many attractions. Volunteers receive 2 FREE tickets to the Corn Maze for every shift served. More information at EliadaCornMaze.com.
Busker Broadcast
Oct 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Busker Broadcast w/ABBY THE SPOON LADY
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Busker Broadcast
WSFM 103.3 FM
Sundays 11am-1pm
Abby the Spoon Lady
Every Sunday