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.

Thursday, February 9, 2023
Register open for Cuba Agroecology w/ Organic Grower School
Feb 9 all-day
online
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Register for our Cuba Agroecology Tour!
April 4-13, 2023

Want to learn from farmers and food activists about Cuba’s transition to agroecological farming practices and its national policies that prioritize sustainable farming and hunger remediation?

This is your opportunity to join our 9-day tour of Cuba’s sustainable farms! On our tour, we visit with farmers, NGOs, policymakers, and experts to learn about the history of Cuba, their transition to organic agriculture, and ongoing initiatives to support farmers and expand agroecological practices.

Friday, February 10, 2023
Register open for Cuba Agroecology w/ Organic Grower School
Feb 10 all-day
online
Cuba product logo

Register for our Cuba Agroecology Tour!
April 4-13, 2023

Want to learn from farmers and food activists about Cuba’s transition to agroecological farming practices and its national policies that prioritize sustainable farming and hunger remediation?

This is your opportunity to join our 9-day tour of Cuba’s sustainable farms! On our tour, we visit with farmers, NGOs, policymakers, and experts to learn about the history of Cuba, their transition to organic agriculture, and ongoing initiatives to support farmers and expand agroecological practices.

Tuckasegee River Excursion
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

Join us for a relaxing ride through quiet countryside on your way to small town life in western North Carolina on the Tuckasegee River Excursion. Departing from Bryson City, this 4 hour excursion travels 32 miles round-trip to Dillsboro and back to the Bryson City Depot. Pass by the famous movie set of The Fugitive starring Harrison Ford!

Saturday, February 11, 2023
Register open for Cuba Agroecology w/ Organic Grower School
Feb 11 all-day
online
Cuba product logo

Register for our Cuba Agroecology Tour!
April 4-13, 2023

Want to learn from farmers and food activists about Cuba’s transition to agroecological farming practices and its national policies that prioritize sustainable farming and hunger remediation?

This is your opportunity to join our 9-day tour of Cuba’s sustainable farms! On our tour, we visit with farmers, NGOs, policymakers, and experts to learn about the history of Cuba, their transition to organic agriculture, and ongoing initiatives to support farmers and expand agroecological practices.

Tuckasegee River Excursion
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

Join us for a relaxing ride through quiet countryside on your way to small town life in western North Carolina on the Tuckasegee River Excursion. Departing from Bryson City, this 4 hour excursion travels 32 miles round-trip to Dillsboro and back to the Bryson City Depot. Pass by the famous movie set of The Fugitive starring Harrison Ford!

Sunday, February 12, 2023
Register open for Cuba Agroecology w/ Organic Grower School
Feb 12 all-day
online
Cuba product logo

Register for our Cuba Agroecology Tour!
April 4-13, 2023

Want to learn from farmers and food activists about Cuba’s transition to agroecological farming practices and its national policies that prioritize sustainable farming and hunger remediation?

This is your opportunity to join our 9-day tour of Cuba’s sustainable farms! On our tour, we visit with farmers, NGOs, policymakers, and experts to learn about the history of Cuba, their transition to organic agriculture, and ongoing initiatives to support farmers and expand agroecological practices.

The Asheville Truffle Experience: Truffle Orchard Tour
Feb 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mountain Research Station

The Asheville Truffle Experience will rock the mountains from Friday through Sunday, February 10th through 12th, 2023, with multiple mouth-watering sessions in beautiful downtown Asheville and environs.  Guests will plunge into the mystery of this ultra-prized ingredient, of which many species exist—traditionally hailing from the deep, dark woods of France, Italy and Spain, but now also cultivated across the States, particularly in the northwest and southeast.

The event will kick off at 5:00pm on Friday the 10th, in the upstairs lounge of Michel Baudouin’s Bouchon (Lexington Avenue), with truffled appetizers and sparkling beverages, and a chance to mingle and share stories with other truffle aficionados.

At 8:00pm there will be a showing of The Truffle Hunters, in the intimate setting of Warner Studios, just a short walk down from Bouchon,  on Broadway.

Saturday morning the 12th will begin with a culinary demo, from 10:00am-12:00 noon, at the Timbers Clubhouse, off Beaverdam Road, followed by a tasting of dishes prepared.

An educational session, for those who wish to learn more about all aspects of truffles, from the planting to the varieties to the harvesting and highlighting on the plate, will be held from 3:00-5:00pm at Warner Studios on Broadway, and will feature experts in the field of truffle history, cultivation, hunting, and cuisine. From 5:00-6:00pm, light appetizers will be served, along with a chance to ask questions of the experts.

On Saturday evening, guests will be delighted with a selection of provocative dishes during a special seated wine-paired Truffle Extravaganza, orchestrated by Chef Michel Baudouin, at RendezVous, off New Haw Creek Road.

On Sunday the 12th we will head out to the truffle orchard at the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville, overseen by Dr. Jeanine Davis. There we will witness a truffle dog in action, observe the various stages of a truffle orchard in production, and sample some truffle snacks before departing.

Pricing for the entire weekend is available in several packages. You may also register for individual sessions à la carte.

Visit www.ashevilletruffle.com for further details, or contact Susi Gott Séguret at 828-301-2792.

Covid protocol: Please test yourself before attending, and stay home if you have any symptoms or evidence of positivity. Masks are encouraged whenever in close quarters. Please use your judgement, and respect those who may be of fragile temperament.

Note: Haywood Park Hotel is offering a 10% discount to ATE attendees, as long as rooms are available. Call the front desk ((828-252-2522) and ask for the truffle discount.

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Public Tour: Intersections in American Art
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum

Join docents for a guided tour of Intersections in American Art, the major reinstallation and reinterpretation of the Museum’s Collection in a much-enlarged gallery space. A national team of scholars and experts in the field worked with the Museum to develop this new interpretation and exhibition installation. Intersections in American Art and the first catalogue of the Museum’s Collection consider multiple and sometimes intersecting narratives in American art. Both the exhibition and the catalogue focus on key aspects and strengths of the Museum’s holdings and provide a narrative framework within which visitors can interact with and experience works of art. The project is organized to convey the multifaceted historical and contemporary stories of art and culture in WNC and Southern Appalachia, set within the broader context of American aesthetic development. The project tells the story of our area, and explores our sense of place and its relationship to and national impact on the art world.

Monday, February 13, 2023
Register open for Cuba Agroecology w/ Organic Grower School
Feb 13 all-day
online
Cuba product logo

Register for our Cuba Agroecology Tour!
April 4-13, 2023

Want to learn from farmers and food activists about Cuba’s transition to agroecological farming practices and its national policies that prioritize sustainable farming and hunger remediation?

This is your opportunity to join our 9-day tour of Cuba’s sustainable farms! On our tour, we visit with farmers, NGOs, policymakers, and experts to learn about the history of Cuba, their transition to organic agriculture, and ongoing initiatives to support farmers and expand agroecological practices.

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Register open for Cuba Agroecology w/ Organic Grower School
Feb 14 all-day
online
Cuba product logo

Register for our Cuba Agroecology Tour!
April 4-13, 2023

Want to learn from farmers and food activists about Cuba’s transition to agroecological farming practices and its national policies that prioritize sustainable farming and hunger remediation?

This is your opportunity to join our 9-day tour of Cuba’s sustainable farms! On our tour, we visit with farmers, NGOs, policymakers, and experts to learn about the history of Cuba, their transition to organic agriculture, and ongoing initiatives to support farmers and expand agroecological practices.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Register open for Cuba Agroecology w/ Organic Grower School
Feb 15 all-day
online
Cuba product logo

Register for our Cuba Agroecology Tour!
April 4-13, 2023

Want to learn from farmers and food activists about Cuba’s transition to agroecological farming practices and its national policies that prioritize sustainable farming and hunger remediation?

This is your opportunity to join our 9-day tour of Cuba’s sustainable farms! On our tour, we visit with farmers, NGOs, policymakers, and experts to learn about the history of Cuba, their transition to organic agriculture, and ongoing initiatives to support farmers and expand agroecological practices.

Thursday, February 16, 2023
Register open for Cuba Agroecology w/ Organic Grower School
Feb 16 all-day
online
Cuba product logo

Register for our Cuba Agroecology Tour!
April 4-13, 2023

Want to learn from farmers and food activists about Cuba’s transition to agroecological farming practices and its national policies that prioritize sustainable farming and hunger remediation?

This is your opportunity to join our 9-day tour of Cuba’s sustainable farms! On our tour, we visit with farmers, NGOs, policymakers, and experts to learn about the history of Cuba, their transition to organic agriculture, and ongoing initiatives to support farmers and expand agroecological practices.

Friday, February 17, 2023
Register open for Cuba Agroecology w/ Organic Grower School
Feb 17 all-day
online
Cuba product logo

Register for our Cuba Agroecology Tour!
April 4-13, 2023

Want to learn from farmers and food activists about Cuba’s transition to agroecological farming practices and its national policies that prioritize sustainable farming and hunger remediation?

This is your opportunity to join our 9-day tour of Cuba’s sustainable farms! On our tour, we visit with farmers, NGOs, policymakers, and experts to learn about the history of Cuba, their transition to organic agriculture, and ongoing initiatives to support farmers and expand agroecological practices.

Tuckasegee River Excursion
Feb 17 @ 11:00 am
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

Join us for a relaxing ride through quiet countryside on your way to small town life in western North Carolina on the Tuckasegee River Excursion. Departing from Bryson City, this 4 hour excursion travels 32 miles round-trip to Dillsboro and back to the Bryson City Depot. Pass by the famous movie set of The Fugitive starring Harrison Ford!

Saturday, February 18, 2023
Register open for Cuba Agroecology w/ Organic Grower School
Feb 18 all-day
online
Cuba product logo

Register for our Cuba Agroecology Tour!
April 4-13, 2023

Want to learn from farmers and food activists about Cuba’s transition to agroecological farming practices and its national policies that prioritize sustainable farming and hunger remediation?

This is your opportunity to join our 9-day tour of Cuba’s sustainable farms! On our tour, we visit with farmers, NGOs, policymakers, and experts to learn about the history of Cuba, their transition to organic agriculture, and ongoing initiatives to support farmers and expand agroecological practices.

Church and churchyard (cemetery) tours
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
St John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church

The church and churchyard (cemetery) tours returned last summer and are
sponsored by the St. John Episcopal Church Docents. They will begin inside the
Carriage Door entrance of the church with the first led by lead docent, E.R. Haire,
Jr. Other docents will rotate monthly as guides. “We are pleased to give tours of
the historic church and cemetery. As a vibrant congregation we welcome all to
come to this sacred place and share in the story of St John in the Wilderness,” said
Haire.
The free tours are limited to 30 people. Reservations are to be made online on
the church’s website, www.stjohnflatrock.org/tours.
The tours will be held monthly on the third Saturday at 11 a.m. There will be no
rain dates. They will last about an hour. Please wear comfortable shoes.
The historically significant cemetery contains graves of un-named 19th century
people who were enslaved as well as distinguished political figures, and local
citizens.

In 1827 Charles Baring, a member of the Baring banking family of England, built a
home in Flat Rock. He and his wife, Susan, wanted a summer place to escape the
oppressive heat, humidity, and malaria of the South Carolina Lowcountry where
they lived. The Barings built a chapel on the property of their newly constructed
home. Soon after it was built the small wooden structure burned down in a
woods fire. In 1833 work began on a second church built of handmade brick.
In August of 1836 the Barings deeded their chapel to the Diocese of North
Carolina and 20 members of the Flat Rock “summer colony” formed themselves
into an Episcopal parish. In the 1890s when the Missionary District of Asheville
(later Diocese of Western North Carolina) was formed, St. John in the Wilderness
transferred its affiliation. It is the oldest parish in the diocese.
With almost all the church members traveling back to the Lowcountry after the
summer season, the church mainly operated during summer months for its first
120 years. So rapid was the growth of the Flat Rock community during the 1830s
and 1840s that the parish membership outgrew the capacity of the small chapel.
In the early 1850s the decision was made to rebuild the church, essentially
doubling its size. With only a few minor modifications the structure was
completed in 1852. It is the one that stands today.
First families of the early years of our country, descendants of signers of the
Declaration of Independence, influential politicians of the 19th century, military
leaders and others of note are buried in the churchyard.

Tuckasegee River Excursion
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

Join us for a relaxing ride through quiet countryside on your way to small town life in western North Carolina on the Tuckasegee River Excursion. Departing from Bryson City, this 4 hour excursion travels 32 miles round-trip to Dillsboro and back to the Bryson City Depot. Pass by the famous movie set of The Fugitive starring Harrison Ford!

2023 Arts + Crafts Home Tour
Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Grove Park neighborhood
PSABC is proud to once again participate in the National Arts & Crafts Conference with our Arts & Crafts Home Tour.  This conference draws Arts & Crafts enthusiasts from all over the country for a weekend of seminars, group discussions, demonstrations, selling shows and our home tour.
This year the Home Tour will include historic homes in the Grove Park neighborhood.
Docents will be available in each home to answer questions. Participants should be able to walk several city blocks and negotiate stairs & public walkways. The tour will happen rain or shine, please bring a raincoat or umbrella as needed.  There are no paper tickets for this event.
Sunday, February 19, 2023
Register open for Cuba Agroecology w/ Organic Grower School
Feb 19 all-day
online
Cuba product logo

Register for our Cuba Agroecology Tour!
April 4-13, 2023

Want to learn from farmers and food activists about Cuba’s transition to agroecological farming practices and its national policies that prioritize sustainable farming and hunger remediation?

This is your opportunity to join our 9-day tour of Cuba’s sustainable farms! On our tour, we visit with farmers, NGOs, policymakers, and experts to learn about the history of Cuba, their transition to organic agriculture, and ongoing initiatives to support farmers and expand agroecological practices.

2023 Arts + Crafts Home Tour
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Grove Park neighborhood
PSABC is proud to once again participate in the National Arts & Crafts Conference with our Arts & Crafts Home Tour.  This conference draws Arts & Crafts enthusiasts from all over the country for a weekend of seminars, group discussions, demonstrations, selling shows and our home tour.
This year the Home Tour will include historic homes in the Grove Park neighborhood.
Docents will be available in each home to answer questions. Participants should be able to walk several city blocks and negotiate stairs & public walkways. The tour will happen rain or shine, please bring a raincoat or umbrella as needed.  There are no paper tickets for this event.