Event Cancellations Due to Coronavirus

Several upcoming events have been canceled or postponed due to concerns about the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Events listed on this page may be outdated, so please visit the event website or contact the event organizer for the latest information.
Event organizers can contact us to update their event’s information.

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, August 14, 2020
Cold Mountain Music Festival Rescheduled August 14-15
Aug 14 all-day
Cold Mountain Music Festival at Lake Logan 25 Wormy Chestnut Lane

A message from the founders of Cold Mountain Music Festival:

To our Cold Mountain Music Festival, Lake Logan, and Camp Henry families,

In recent weeks, we have stood alongside our nationwide cohort of festival organizers to witness the unfolding of the COVID-19 pandemic and assess how it would impact our 2020 event schedule. While we originally hoped the situation would be subdued in time for our June gathering, we have also kept a watchful eye on the trajectory of this outbreak and have learned that the likelihood of this occurrence is slim.

In the interest of public safety, the 4th Annual Cold Mountain Music Festival will be postponed until August 14-15, 2020. While we can not yet reveal the exact lineup details, rest assured that we have been able to preserve the majority of originally scheduled artists. The talent team is working diligently to put the finishing touches on the new bill and will be ready to announce next week.

All previously-reserved tickets will be valid for the new festival date. In the event that you are unable to attend this August, you may contact ([email protected]) to secure a refund on your ticket purchase. All refund requests must be made before May 15.

Cold Mountain Music Festival is proud to announce the lineup for its 4th annual event happening June 5-6, 2020 at the picturesque Lake Logan Conference Center in Canton, NC. GRAMMY-winning newgrass pioneer Sam Bush Band will headline the weekend-long retreat, with additional appearances by fast-rising alt-country sensation Charley Crockett, West Coast folk-rock outfit Blitzen Trapper, critically acclaimed troubadour Amythyst Kiah, plus regional powerhouses Futurebirds, Sierra Ferrell, and more.

With less than half a decade of programming under its belt, Cold Mountain Music Festival has already been recognized as one of the Southeast’s best goldmines for live music, outdoor recreation, and family-oriented activities. Located just outside of Asheville in one of Western North Carolina’s most pristine stretches of land, Cold Mountain utilizes the vibrant Pisgah National Forest as its playground, and encourages exploration throughout the two-day immersive experience. At the heart of the festival site is the glistening Lake Logan, which boasts plenty of swimming, paddle-boarding, and fishing. Paired with performances by some of live music’s leading forces on the scene and plenty of kid-friendly offerings, the upcoming Cold Mountain Music Festival will offer the trifecta of rustic summer experiences.

Weekend passes are on sale now on the Cold Mountain Music website. General admission passes are available for $75, and youth passes for those aged 12-17 can be purchased for $40 apiece. Overnight camping spots and catered breakfast meal tickets are also available for $75 (per site) and $12-$15 (per person), respectively. Group discounts may be applied for parties of 15 or more. Enter the code DioWNC at checkout to purchase each pass (minimum 15) for $60 each. Cold Mountain Music Festival is presented by Ingles Markets, with partners iHeartMedia and Haywood County Tourism Development Authority. For more information, visit www.coldmountainmusic.org. A complete lineup can be found below.

HeXpo, The Gathering Paranormal, Horror + Metaphysical Convention Resscheduled to April 16-17, 2021
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm
Harrah's Cherokee Center - Asheville

For the first time ever, paranormal, horror and metaphysical communities unite as one group at HeXpo, The Gathering. Join us for a weekend like no other magickal encounter before as we shatter the barriers that separate our realms. Our time has arrived! Come and be a part of this.

All tickets for the previously scheduled show will remain valid for the future date. If you are unable to attend the new date, you may obtain a refund at the point of purchase.

  • IMPORTANT: As the current developments regarding COVID-19 are affecting events nationally and internationally, Ticketmaster may be experience high call/email volumes in the coming days and weeks.
  • If purchased at the venue box office, please Submit a Refund Request.
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Cold Mountain Music Festival Rescheduled August 14-15
Aug 15 all-day
Cold Mountain Music Festival at Lake Logan 25 Wormy Chestnut Lane

A message from the founders of Cold Mountain Music Festival:

To our Cold Mountain Music Festival, Lake Logan, and Camp Henry families,

In recent weeks, we have stood alongside our nationwide cohort of festival organizers to witness the unfolding of the COVID-19 pandemic and assess how it would impact our 2020 event schedule. While we originally hoped the situation would be subdued in time for our June gathering, we have also kept a watchful eye on the trajectory of this outbreak and have learned that the likelihood of this occurrence is slim.

In the interest of public safety, the 4th Annual Cold Mountain Music Festival will be postponed until August 14-15, 2020. While we can not yet reveal the exact lineup details, rest assured that we have been able to preserve the majority of originally scheduled artists. The talent team is working diligently to put the finishing touches on the new bill and will be ready to announce next week.

All previously-reserved tickets will be valid for the new festival date. In the event that you are unable to attend this August, you may contact ([email protected]) to secure a refund on your ticket purchase. All refund requests must be made before May 15.

Cold Mountain Music Festival is proud to announce the lineup for its 4th annual event happening June 5-6, 2020 at the picturesque Lake Logan Conference Center in Canton, NC. GRAMMY-winning newgrass pioneer Sam Bush Band will headline the weekend-long retreat, with additional appearances by fast-rising alt-country sensation Charley Crockett, West Coast folk-rock outfit Blitzen Trapper, critically acclaimed troubadour Amythyst Kiah, plus regional powerhouses Futurebirds, Sierra Ferrell, and more.

With less than half a decade of programming under its belt, Cold Mountain Music Festival has already been recognized as one of the Southeast’s best goldmines for live music, outdoor recreation, and family-oriented activities. Located just outside of Asheville in one of Western North Carolina’s most pristine stretches of land, Cold Mountain utilizes the vibrant Pisgah National Forest as its playground, and encourages exploration throughout the two-day immersive experience. At the heart of the festival site is the glistening Lake Logan, which boasts plenty of swimming, paddle-boarding, and fishing. Paired with performances by some of live music’s leading forces on the scene and plenty of kid-friendly offerings, the upcoming Cold Mountain Music Festival will offer the trifecta of rustic summer experiences.

Weekend passes are on sale now on the Cold Mountain Music website. General admission passes are available for $75, and youth passes for those aged 12-17 can be purchased for $40 apiece. Overnight camping spots and catered breakfast meal tickets are also available for $75 (per site) and $12-$15 (per person), respectively. Group discounts may be applied for parties of 15 or more. Enter the code DioWNC at checkout to purchase each pass (minimum 15) for $60 each. Cold Mountain Music Festival is presented by Ingles Markets, with partners iHeartMedia and Haywood County Tourism Development Authority. For more information, visit www.coldmountainmusic.org. A complete lineup can be found below.

HeXpo, The Gathering Paranormal, Horror + Metaphysical Convention Resscheduled to April 16-17, 2021
Aug 15 @ 12:00 pm
Harrah's Cherokee Center - Asheville

For the first time ever, paranormal, horror and metaphysical communities unite as one group at HeXpo, The Gathering. Join us for a weekend like no other magickal encounter before as we shatter the barriers that separate our realms. Our time has arrived! Come and be a part of this.

All tickets for the previously scheduled show will remain valid for the future date. If you are unable to attend the new date, you may obtain a refund at the point of purchase.

  • IMPORTANT: As the current developments regarding COVID-19 are affecting events nationally and internationally, Ticketmaster may be experience high call/email volumes in the coming days and weeks.
  • If purchased at the venue box office, please Submit a Refund Request.
Friday, September 4, 2020
NC Apple Festival
Sep 4 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Main Street, Hendersonville

The Apple Festival’s Street Fair covers 9 blocks of Main Street with more than 150 vendors. Main Street is closed to traffic from 6th Avenue to Caswell Street. The highlight of Labor Day is King Apple Parade filled with floats, bands, clowns, antique cars, fire engines and more traveling down Main Street from 5 Points to Caswell Street.

For tickets, applications and further information write the NC Apple Festival Headquarters, P.O. Box 886, Hendersonville, NC 28793 or call 828-697-4557. For times and locations of the eventscheck the NC Apple Festival-Brochure.

Saturday, September 5, 2020
NC Apple Festival
Sep 5 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Main Street, Hendersonville

The Apple Festival’s Street Fair covers 9 blocks of Main Street with more than 150 vendors. Main Street is closed to traffic from 6th Avenue to Caswell Street. The highlight of Labor Day is King Apple Parade filled with floats, bands, clowns, antique cars, fire engines and more traveling down Main Street from 5 Points to Caswell Street.

For tickets, applications and further information write the NC Apple Festival Headquarters, P.O. Box 886, Hendersonville, NC 28793 or call 828-697-4557. For times and locations of the eventscheck the NC Apple Festival-Brochure.

The Poelico Arts and Music Festival
Sep 5 @ 2:00 pm – Sep 6 @ 2:00 am
Hominy Creek River Park

3rd Annual Poelico Arts Festival

Asheville’s Poelico Arts and Music Festival celebrates creativity on a locally-produced, collaborative platform. This spirited exhibit of artists, musicians, creators, and small businesses truly captures the vibe of Asheville: an encouraging community, rich with smiling faces, open hearts, and a joyous passion for merrymaking! Poelico invites you to join us at Hominy Creek for a day of laughter, dance, wonderment, and friendship! See you on the River!
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Follow the link for VIP tickets!!!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/poelico-arts-festival-tickets-93867790087
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In our third year, we’re introducing some new elements to enhance your experience and better serve our community! Stay tuned for announcements, coming soon! :)

Sunday, September 6, 2020
NC Apple Festival
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Main Street, Hendersonville

The Apple Festival’s Street Fair covers 9 blocks of Main Street with more than 150 vendors. Main Street is closed to traffic from 6th Avenue to Caswell Street. The highlight of Labor Day is King Apple Parade filled with floats, bands, clowns, antique cars, fire engines and more traveling down Main Street from 5 Points to Caswell Street.

For tickets, applications and further information write the NC Apple Festival Headquarters, P.O. Box 886, Hendersonville, NC 28793 or call 828-697-4557. For times and locations of the eventscheck the NC Apple Festival-Brochure.

Monday, September 7, 2020
NC Apple Festival
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Downtown

The Apple Festival’s Street Fair covers 9 blocks of Main Street with more than 150 vendors. Main Street is closed to traffic from 6th Avenue to Caswell Street. The highlight of Labor Day is King Apple Parade filled with floats, bands, clowns, antique cars, fire engines and more traveling down Main Street from 5 Points to Caswell Street.

For tickets, applications and further information write the NC Apple Festival Headquarters, P.O. Box 886, Hendersonville, NC 28793 or call 828-697-4557. For times and locations of the eventscheck the NC Apple Festival-Brochure.

Friday, September 11, 2020
Dirty Dancing Festival
Sep 11 @ 5:00 pm
Morse Park Meadows, Lake Lure

Image may contain: one or more people, people dancing and text

COVID-19 Update
At this time the 11th annual Dirty Dancing Festival is still scheduled for September 11-12, 2020 in Lake Lure, NC. The event committee is moving forward with  the planning efforts to successfully host a safe and fun event weekend  and will post news as it becomes available.
We know that there is a lot of uncertainty right now and  hope that everyone is staying safe out there. We are carefully monitoring the situation and keeping up to date with the most recent guidelines set forth as we navigate during the phases of reopening. As new updates are announced and stipulations continue to be put in place, please be aware that  the festival will take place in a modified venue setting.
We are dedicated to providing our fans, small businesses and local communities an environment to bounce back, get outside with love ones, and enjoy an experience together in celebration of our all-time-favorite movie.
We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Saturday, September 12, 2020
Dirty Dancing Festival
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Morse Park Meadows, Lake Lure

Image may contain: one or more people, people dancing and text

COVID-19 Update
At this time the 11th annual Dirty Dancing Festival is still scheduled for September 11-12, 2020 in Lake Lure, NC. The event committee is moving forward with  the planning efforts to successfully host a safe and fun event weekend  and will post news as it becomes available.
We know that there is a lot of uncertainty right now and  hope that everyone is staying safe out there. We are carefully monitoring the situation and keeping up to date with the most recent guidelines set forth as we navigate during the phases of reopening. As new updates are announced and stipulations continue to be put in place, please be aware that  the festival will take place in a modified venue setting.
We are dedicated to providing our fans, small businesses and local communities an environment to bounce back, get outside with love ones, and enjoy an experience together in celebration of our all-time-favorite movie.
We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Sunday, September 20, 2020
17th Annual Montford Music and Arts Festival RESCHEDULED
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Historic Montford District

Great food, artist displays and fun activities while mingling with their neighbors.”

 

Perhaps the most family friendly street festival in western North Carolina, the Montford Music & Arts Festival features a special children’s area for face painting, interactive displays, sidewalk chalk art contest and other fun activities.

 

Located on Montford Ave. between Chestnut and Waneta Streets just down the street from downtown Asheville, the Asheville Visitors Center and Chamber of the Commerce, the all-day event will also feature a music stage with another attractive lineup in 2020.   Comprised solely of local musicians, the performing schedule will be announced shortly.

 

Attendees will also be treated to a wide variety of specialty cuisine, courtesy of food booths and food trucks.  In addition, more than 100 booth vendors will be on hand, with various artists, crafts people and nursery plant purveyors selling their merchandise.

 

Featuring turn-of-the-century “Victorian” homes and several bed-and-breakfast inns, a portion of Montford is proclaimed a National Register Historic District.  Many of today’s Montford historic homes were designed by the same architect hired by the Vanderbilt Family to create the Biltmore Estate.

 

World famous authors Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry are buried in Montford at the nearby Riverside Cemetery, while the community’s rich history also dates back to the once thriving African-American community of Stumptown, which ended in the 1960’s.

 

The very first Montford festival was presented as strictly an arts event in 2004, held inside of Pyper’s Place, which is now Nine Mile Restaurant, and Sweet Heaven Ice Cream Shop, now a real estate office.

 

Fiesta Hendersonville
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Downtown Hendersonville

FIESTA Hendersonville gives Henderson County a unique opportunity to experience the best of Latin American countries in their own backyard, Patrons can journey through over 20 represented countries and experience their people, music, art, food and culture. Located on Main Street between Allen – Caswell Streets.

Friday, September 25, 2020
Guest Appreciation Festival Nantahala Outdoor Center
Sep 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Nantahala Outdoor Center

NOC’s Guest Appreciation Festival is our way of saying “Thank You” to you! We have something for everyone. Snag the best in outdoor gear and apparel at stunningly low prices from our new and used gear sale with names including The North Face, Chaco, Dagger Kayaks, KEEN and more. Boaters, take advantage of our free shuttles for the Cascades and Upper Nantahala recreational releases. Discover a new craft from one of our vendors. Join in on the fun with our family-friendly riverside games and activities including giant jenga, face painting, and more! Or, dance the night away to live music on the banks of the Nantahala River. It’s a weekend of incredible sales, whitewater, outdoor fun and gratitude! See you there.

2020 Event Schedule: Coming Soon!

Paddling Film Festival

We are excited to bring you Paddling Film Festival, FREE of charge (one of the only free showings in the country!). The movie lineup will be announced in the Spring of 2020!

Each year at GAF, NOC allows guests to set up booths selling used sporting equipment. Local artisans and non-profit organizations are also invited to set up booths to sell handmade crafts or talk about their cause. These spaces fill up very quickly, click on the link for either vendor or artisan application below to complete the form and guarantee your spot!

Check back for 2020 Artisan and Vendor Registration.

Parking & Shuttle Information

With such great sales and fun events, we expect a crowd! We want everyone to come and go as they please so we are opening 2 shuttle lots with free shuttles ($10 with boat) all day through the weekend.  We expect the heaviest crowds on Saturday morning and early afternoon. Please note: Every year a few GAF guests are ticketed or towed for parking in unauthorized locations along US 19/74 and Silvermine Rd. Local law enforcement will be out in force, so please make every effort to park safely.

 

Guest Appreciation Festival (GAF) Nantahala Outdoor Center
Sep 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Nantahala Outdoor Center

NOC’s Guest Appreciation Festival is our way of saying “Thank You” to you! We have something for everyone. Snag the best in outdoor gear and apparel at stunningly low prices from our new and used gear sale with names including The North Face, Chaco, Dagger Kayaks, KEEN and more. Boaters, take advantage of our free shuttles for the Cascades and Upper Nantahala recreational releases. Discover a new craft from one of our vendors. Join in on the fun with our family-friendly riverside games and activities including giant jenga, face painting, and more! Or, dance the night away to live music on the banks of the Nantahala River. It’s a weekend of incredible sales, whitewater, outdoor fun and gratitude! See you there.

Saturday, September 26, 2020
Guest Appreciation Festival Nantahala Outdoor Center
Sep 26 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Nantahala Outdoor Center

NOC’s Guest Appreciation Festival is our way of saying “Thank You” to you! We have something for everyone. Snag the best in outdoor gear and apparel at stunningly low prices from our new and used gear sale with names including The North Face, Chaco, Dagger Kayaks, KEEN and more. Boaters, take advantage of our free shuttles for the Cascades and Upper Nantahala recreational releases. Discover a new craft from one of our vendors. Join in on the fun with our family-friendly riverside games and activities including giant jenga, face painting, and more! Or, dance the night away to live music on the banks of the Nantahala River. It’s a weekend of incredible sales, whitewater, outdoor fun and gratitude! See you there.

2020 Event Schedule: Coming Soon!

Paddling Film Festival

We are excited to bring you Paddling Film Festival, FREE of charge (one of the only free showings in the country!). The movie lineup will be announced in the Spring of 2020!

Each year at GAF, NOC allows guests to set up booths selling used sporting equipment. Local artisans and non-profit organizations are also invited to set up booths to sell handmade crafts or talk about their cause. These spaces fill up very quickly, click on the link for either vendor or artisan application below to complete the form and guarantee your spot!

Check back for 2020 Artisan and Vendor Registration.

Parking & Shuttle Information

With such great sales and fun events, we expect a crowd! We want everyone to come and go as they please so we are opening 2 shuttle lots with free shuttles ($10 with boat) all day through the weekend.  We expect the heaviest crowds on Saturday morning and early afternoon. Please note: Every year a few GAF guests are ticketed or towed for parking in unauthorized locations along US 19/74 and Silvermine Rd. Local law enforcement will be out in force, so please make every effort to park safely.

 

Guest Appreciation Festival (GAF) Nantahala Outdoor Center
Sep 26 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Nantahala Outdoor Center

NOC’s Guest Appreciation Festival is our way of saying “Thank You” to you! We have something for everyone. Snag the best in outdoor gear and apparel at stunningly low prices from our new and used gear sale with names including The North Face, Chaco, Dagger Kayaks, KEEN and more. Boaters, take advantage of our free shuttles for the Cascades and Upper Nantahala recreational releases. Discover a new craft from one of our vendors. Join in on the fun with our family-friendly riverside games and activities including giant jenga, face painting, and more! Or, dance the night away to live music on the banks of the Nantahala River. It’s a weekend of incredible sales, whitewater, outdoor fun and gratitude! See you there.

Sunday, September 27, 2020
Guest Appreciation Festival Nantahala Outdoor Center
Sep 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Nantahala Outdoor Center

NOC’s Guest Appreciation Festival is our way of saying “Thank You” to you! We have something for everyone. Snag the best in outdoor gear and apparel at stunningly low prices from our new and used gear sale with names including The North Face, Chaco, Dagger Kayaks, KEEN and more. Boaters, take advantage of our free shuttles for the Cascades and Upper Nantahala recreational releases. Discover a new craft from one of our vendors. Join in on the fun with our family-friendly riverside games and activities including giant jenga, face painting, and more! Or, dance the night away to live music on the banks of the Nantahala River. It’s a weekend of incredible sales, whitewater, outdoor fun and gratitude! See you there.

2020 Event Schedule: Coming Soon!

Paddling Film Festival

We are excited to bring you Paddling Film Festival, FREE of charge (one of the only free showings in the country!). The movie lineup will be announced in the Spring of 2020!

Each year at GAF, NOC allows guests to set up booths selling used sporting equipment. Local artisans and non-profit organizations are also invited to set up booths to sell handmade crafts or talk about their cause. These spaces fill up very quickly, click on the link for either vendor or artisan application below to complete the form and guarantee your spot!

Check back for 2020 Artisan and Vendor Registration.

Parking & Shuttle Information

With such great sales and fun events, we expect a crowd! We want everyone to come and go as they please so we are opening 2 shuttle lots with free shuttles ($10 with boat) all day through the weekend.  We expect the heaviest crowds on Saturday morning and early afternoon. Please note: Every year a few GAF guests are ticketed or towed for parking in unauthorized locations along US 19/74 and Silvermine Rd. Local law enforcement will be out in force, so please make every effort to park safely.

 

Guest Appreciation Festival (GAF) Nantahala Outdoor Center
Sep 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Nantahala Outdoor Center

NOC’s Guest Appreciation Festival is our way of saying “Thank You” to you! We have something for everyone. Snag the best in outdoor gear and apparel at stunningly low prices from our new and used gear sale with names including The North Face, Chaco, Dagger Kayaks, KEEN and more. Boaters, take advantage of our free shuttles for the Cascades and Upper Nantahala recreational releases. Discover a new craft from one of our vendors. Join in on the fun with our family-friendly riverside games and activities including giant jenga, face painting, and more! Or, dance the night away to live music on the banks of the Nantahala River. It’s a weekend of incredible sales, whitewater, outdoor fun and gratitude! See you there.

Friday, October 2, 2020
The 23rd Annual French Broad River Festival RESCHEDULED Oct 2-4
Oct 2 all-day
Hot Springs Resort And Spa
23rd FBRF rescheduled
Hello wonderful FBRFers,

With all the cancellations we want to share what we hope you will agree is good news! Our friends at the Hot Springs Campground & Resort have allowed us to move the 23rd annual river fest to the fall, Oct 2-4, 2020. As many of you know we hosted a fall fest or “French Broad Brew Fest” from 2011 to 2015 and it’s a spectacular time of the year to be in this special place down by the river, and we’re really excited to be able to do the full-on 23rd FBRF at that time. Expect lots of great music, kid’s village, whitewater raft race, river cleanup, pumpkins, great weather (usually), and politicians (just kidding we’ll need a break around that time right?).

So . . . if you purchased tickets already you can do nothing and plan on being there Oct. 2-4, 2020 with your purchased ticket . . . or you can go to your Eventbrite account and get a full refund (minus service charges) until April 15th (you will also receive this message with instructions from your Eventbrite account). If you made campground reservations for any nights prior to the spring festival, the campground will allow you to cancel them and/or reschedule (828-622-7676). However, please note, the Hot Springs Resort & Spa is closed for the next two weeks for quarantine. They are happy to get you taken care of as soon as they reopen. If you have questions about refund or anything else email us at [email protected] or message social media and we’ll try to respond as soon as we can.

More details to come about the 23rd French Broad River Festival Oct. 2-4, 2020 as we work to make it the best ever.  Meanwhile check out this short video from the 2012 French Broad Fall Fest.

Stay safe and healthy everyone.  With optimism that comes with the first day of spring, we look forward to seeing you in the fall!

 

The 23rd annual French Broad River Festival will be held May 1-3, 2020 at the beautiful Hot
Springs Campground on the banks of the French Broad River.
FBRF has a loyal following and if you’ve been there, you know. Participate in the river cleanup to kick it off, hike the AT, ride bikes, go fishing, soak in the hot springs, get a massage, go whitewater rafting, check out the vendors, and enjoy the music.
The music is diverse and always on point for such a “small” festival and the setting is incredible.
It’s for a good cause, with over $200,000 donated over 20 years to American Whitewater, Hot Springs Community Learning Center, Homeward Bound, Eliada Home, Mountain Area Child & Family Center, Big Brothers / Big Sisters of WNC, Manna Food bank and more.