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, September 21, 2019
YMI Cultural Center’s Goombay Festival, Sept 20 – Sept. 22
Sep 21 – Sep 22 all-day
South Market St

Enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the African-Caribbean. Goombay brings a variety of entertainment including dancing and the beating of West African drums ringing with the harmonic live music featuring gospel, reggae, funk and soul.

Goombay Hours
Friday: 6-10 PM
Saturday: 11 AM-10 PM
Sunday: 12-6 PM

Visit contact web site for details. https://www.eventyas.com/US/Asheville/1468195370123474/Asheville-Goombay-Festival

Sunday, September 22, 2019
‘Mountain Top Polka Band’ Oktoberfest Tour Dates
Sep 22 all-day
varies see details

August 23, Appalachian Ridge Hard Cidery in Hendersonville
August 24, HiWire Brewing Company at the Big Top
Sept. 22, Up Country Brewing on Haywood Road
Sept. 28, Southern Appalachian Brewery in Hendersonville
Oct. 4, Garden Deli in Burnsville
Oct. 6, Emmanuel Lutheran Church and School in West Asheville
Oct. 10, Highland Brewing Company and
Oct. 20, Saint Paul Mountain Vineyard in Hendersonville

Saturday, September 28, 2019
‘Mountain Top Polka Band’ Oktoberfest Tour Dates
Sep 28 all-day
varies see details

August 23, Appalachian Ridge Hard Cidery in Hendersonville
August 24, HiWire Brewing Company at the Big Top
Sept. 22, Up Country Brewing on Haywood Road
Sept. 28, Southern Appalachian Brewery in Hendersonville
Oct. 4, Garden Deli in Burnsville
Oct. 6, Emmanuel Lutheran Church and School in West Asheville
Oct. 10, Highland Brewing Company and
Oct. 20, Saint Paul Mountain Vineyard in Hendersonville

Time Traveling Gala
Sep 28 all-day
Preservation Society of Asheville

Leave your passports at home and visit Europe in Asheville!

The party kicks off at a steel foundry turned luxury hotel and then travels from the heart of Asheville to England, Italy and France, with food and cocktails inspired by each location.

The homes we are visiting are historic and guests should be prepared for stairs and uneven surfaces.

Old Timey Fall Festival
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Burnsville Town Square

The OLD TIMEY FALL FESTIVAL is held on September 28th, 2019 in Burnsville, NC. On Burnsville’s beautiful Town Square, this is a good old fashioned, “Old Timey” local Festival. This annual event is used to invite heritage-crafters to come out and demonstrate the old timey methods of producing their crafts. Antique tractors and cars are on display along with the local Farmer’s Market. Music for all ages, food, and rides and games for the kids are all part of this fun, family-friendly day.
www.oldtimeyfallfestival.com
828-682-7413

https://www.facebook.com/events/799725740380241/

11th Annual Blue Ridge Pride Festival
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Pack Square Park

Join us as we celebrate a community growing together. Two stages feature area entertainers. A third stage highlights activists and artists of the spoken word. Come early for our 2nd Annual Procession through Asheville.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1161448270687944/

Kickin’ in the Sticks Music Festival
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Elevated Mountain Distilling Company

Bluegrass, country, and rock music with food and craft vendors.

https://www.facebook.com/events/386100508804514/

Friday, October 4, 2019
‘Mountain Top Polka Band’ Oktoberfest Tour Dates
Oct 4 all-day
varies see details

August 23, Appalachian Ridge Hard Cidery in Hendersonville
August 24, HiWire Brewing Company at the Big Top
Sept. 22, Up Country Brewing on Haywood Road
Sept. 28, Southern Appalachian Brewery in Hendersonville
Oct. 4, Garden Deli in Burnsville
Oct. 6, Emmanuel Lutheran Church and School in West Asheville
Oct. 10, Highland Brewing Company and
Oct. 20, Saint Paul Mountain Vineyard in Hendersonville

Saturday, October 5, 2019
Hey Day – Oct 5th
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
WNC Nature Center

Join us for the 43rd Annual Hey Day Fall Festival!
Hey Day is the largest WNC Nature Center event of the year and celebrates the wildlife, culture and community of Western North Carolina.

This year’s celebration will feature games, arts and crafts, educational animal programs, local food vendors and a wide variety of exciting wildlife.

Food will be available for purchase. There will also be a kick-off to the Friends’ fall raffle, with the opportunity to win great items!

Standard Nature Center admission rates apply for non-members. Friends members receive free admission. All activities are included with admission except for face painting and food/merchandise purchases.

https://www.facebook.com/events/578108335986592/

Circus Mutt Live at Triskelion
Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Triskelion Brewing Company

Originally formed in 2010, in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville NC, Circus Mutt draws from a spectrum of musical influences including rock and roll, jazz, and bluegrass.

The band cut their teeth on the road, touring literally non-stop from 2011-2016. Breweries, festivals, bars and thousands of miles of highway have been the proving ground for this group of blue-collar musicians.

Behind the songwriting of Dan Falkenstein, Circus Mutt has woven a unique blend of American sounds on their first studio album “Old Dogs & New Tricks.” Live Mutt performances vary from solo/duo shows, to full-blown, 6-piece band extravaganzas.

https://www.facebook.com/circusmuttband/

https://www.facebook.com/events/239502490328170/

Sunday, October 6, 2019
‘Mountain Top Polka Band’ Oktoberfest Tour Dates
Oct 6 all-day
varies see details

August 23, Appalachian Ridge Hard Cidery in Hendersonville
August 24, HiWire Brewing Company at the Big Top
Sept. 22, Up Country Brewing on Haywood Road
Sept. 28, Southern Appalachian Brewery in Hendersonville
Oct. 4, Garden Deli in Burnsville
Oct. 6, Emmanuel Lutheran Church and School in West Asheville
Oct. 10, Highland Brewing Company and
Oct. 20, Saint Paul Mountain Vineyard in Hendersonville

Thursday, October 10, 2019
‘Mountain Top Polka Band’ Oktoberfest Tour Dates
Oct 10 all-day
varies see details

August 23, Appalachian Ridge Hard Cidery in Hendersonville
August 24, HiWire Brewing Company at the Big Top
Sept. 22, Up Country Brewing on Haywood Road
Sept. 28, Southern Appalachian Brewery in Hendersonville
Oct. 4, Garden Deli in Burnsville
Oct. 6, Emmanuel Lutheran Church and School in West Asheville
Oct. 10, Highland Brewing Company and
Oct. 20, Saint Paul Mountain Vineyard in Hendersonville

Saturday, October 12, 2019
Fall Festival Lake Julian Park
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Lake Julian Park

Family friendly fun.  try out the various games and challenges provided by Buncombe County Recreation Services.  Face painters, popcorn, Fire Truck and much more.  This is a FREE event.

Thursday, October 17, 2019
🍂Fall LEAF Festival Lineup Release! 🚀
Oct 17 – Oct 20 all-day
Lake Eden
Fall Harvest Days Antique Engine and Tractor Show
Oct 17 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
WNC Agricultural Center

Gate 7 opens Thursday.   8AM to 5 PM rain or shine

Adult Admission $8 a day or $20 for 3 days includes ACAETA pulls
Children under 12 free with paid adult.
Unreserved selling spaces $40, free admission to qualified exhibitors,
limited 2 people per registration; 3rd and above pay admission.

– Pulls –
Farm Tractors 1964 & earlier on Saturday at 10:00 am
Tractor Pulls will be under the covered arena – enter through Gate 7.

Friday, October 18, 2019
Fall Harvest Days Antique Engine and Tractor Show
Oct 18 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
WNC Agricultural Center

Gate 7 opens Thursday.   8AM to 5 PM rain or shine

Adult Admission $8 a day or $20 for 3 days includes ACAETA pulls
Children under 12 free with paid adult.
Unreserved selling spaces $40, free admission to qualified exhibitors,
limited 2 people per registration; 3rd and above pay admission.

– Pulls –
Farm Tractors 1964 & earlier on Saturday at 10:00 am
Tractor Pulls will be under the covered arena – enter through Gate 7.

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Fall Harvest Days Antique Engine and Tractor Show
Oct 19 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
WNC Agricultural Center

Gate 7 opens Thursday.   8AM to 5 PM rain or shine

Adult Admission $8 a day or $20 for 3 days includes ACAETA pulls
Children under 12 free with paid adult.
Unreserved selling spaces $40, free admission to qualified exhibitors,
limited 2 people per registration; 3rd and above pay admission.

– Pulls –
Farm Tractors 1964 & earlier on Saturday at 10:00 am
Tractor Pulls will be under the covered arena – enter through Gate 7.

Farm Game Challenge
Oct 19 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
WNC AG Center
The Antique Engine & Tractor Club will host “The Farm Game Challenge” set for Saturday October 19th at the Western North Carolina Ag Center.
Teams of four to five Teen’s are encouraged to participate in the Farm Games, which will include but not be limited to Straw/Hay Bale Stacking Timed Event , Corn Shucking Timed Event, Corn On the Cob Eating Timed Event, Sheath Toss, and other games.  The Teams will compete against each other with an elimination challenge.  Small Children will get to “Find the Prize” in the Straw/Hay Stack.
All Four Henderson County High Schools have been notified of the games and are encouraged to submit teams to the Farm Game Challenge.  Teams within each school will compete to see which Team will represent it against the other High Schools, Winning teams from each school will compete against each other to claim First Prize in the Farm Games.
To sign up for the Farm Games, please e mail [email protected] with name of team, and  team members.  Teams may be all male, all female, or Co-ed. Teams are limited to Four to Five Members.
The 34th Fall Harvest Days run from October 17-19,2019.  Antique Engines, Tractors, Crafts, Food and Kids activities will be available.  Antique Tractor Pull, Saturday.
For more information contact the web site www.applecountry.org
2019 Apple Butter Festival
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sample delicious, fresh-made apple butter and take home several jars to enjoy or give as gifts at the Mitchell County Historical Society’s 2019 Apple Butter Festival in Bakersville October 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Festival features local musicians and vendors selling a variety of wares and food.

The MCHS will have for sale books of local interest, including Voices of the Valley and various titles in Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series along with beautiful MCHS commemorative Christmas ornaments. And of course, the fantastic MCHS apple butter, made by Randy McClellan, will be available for sale. Purchase of these items supports our mission to collect, preserve, protect, and publicly display material that is historically significant to Mitchell County, North Carolina, and to make citizens of Mitchell County aware of their heritage.

The Festival is a great place to do shopping for Christmas gifts and to support local craftsmen. Please contact us if you have questions or would like more information about the Festival.

We hope to see you there!

Interested in a Vendor Booth at the Festival?
The Mitchell County Historical Society welcomes vendors to attend the Apple Butter Festival. Please download and print the Vendor Application, complete it and follow the instructions at the bottom to submit it. A 10’ x 10’ space is $15 (two spaces are $30). The Historical Society is the only vendor allowed to sell apple butter at the festival.

Please contact MCHS at [email protected] if you have questions before you submit your application.

https://www.facebook.com/events/156142598613741/

Sunday, October 20, 2019
‘Mountain Top Polka Band’ Oktoberfest Tour Dates
Oct 20 all-day
varies see details

August 23, Appalachian Ridge Hard Cidery in Hendersonville
August 24, HiWire Brewing Company at the Big Top
Sept. 22, Up Country Brewing on Haywood Road
Sept. 28, Southern Appalachian Brewery in Hendersonville
Oct. 4, Garden Deli in Burnsville
Oct. 6, Emmanuel Lutheran Church and School in West Asheville
Oct. 10, Highland Brewing Company and
Oct. 20, Saint Paul Mountain Vineyard in Hendersonville