A Guide to Hendersonville, NC
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Oct
19
Fri
2018
Craft Fair, Fall Edition @ U.S. Cellular Center
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm

Website: www.craftguild.org/craftfairsh
Tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.com/artist/2541528
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71st Anniversary | Fall Edition, October 19-21
Friday – Saturday, 10:00 to 6:00 pm
Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00pm
Note: Fairs are 3 days. We look forward to welcoming you on Friday!

General Admission, $8.00
Weekend Pass, $12.00
Children under 12 free

In its 71st year, the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands returns to downtown Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center. Filling both the concourse and arena levels of the venue, makers exhibit a variety of craft ranging from contemporary to traditional in works of clay, wood, metal, glass, fiber, natural materials, paper, leather, mixed media, and jewelry.
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TRANSPORTATION & PARKING

Uber – https://www.uber.com/
Lyft – https://www.lyft.com/
Asheville Taxi – https://www.avltaxi.com/
Passport Parking App – https://passportinc.com/

Asheville City Parking Map, http://bit.ly/2vkKXVG
Asheville Parking Garages, http://bit.ly/2v0d9xY
Asheville Street Parking, 700 metered spaces, $1.50 per hour and FREE on Sunday.

Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce also have available parking for visitors.
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EXHIBITORS | Cultivating Fine Craft Since 1930

Upstairs Concourse Level, TBA
Downstairs Arena Level, TBA
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DEMONSTRATORS:

Jeffrey Neil, wooden shaker boxes
John Turner, raku glazing
Lesley Gail Keeble, doll making
The Village Potters Clay Center, wheel-throwing and hand-building
Marjorie Warren, tartan weaving
NC Artist Blacksmith’s Association of North America – ABANA, blacksmithing
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REGIONAL MUSIC :

Friday, October 19
11am, Cary Fridley Music & Down South
1pm, Carol Rifkin
3pm, Hot Duck Soup

Saturday, October 20
11am, Smoky Mountain Rhythm
1pm, Split Rail Bluegrass
3pm, Jonah Riddle & Carolina Express

Sunday, October 21
11am, Honey Holler
1pm, Sherri Lynn and Friends
3pm, Buncombe Turnpike
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OUR SPONSORS | Partners in Craft
Asheville Citizen Times, Our State Magazine, Smoky Mountain Living Magazine, WNC magazine

https://www.facebook.com/events/2032640873685507/

Oct
20
Sat
2018
Ghost Train at Tweetsie Railroad @ Tweetsie Railroad
Oct 20 all-day

Open 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. Advance tickets are rquired. It’s safe, scary fun for the whole family! Kids will enjoy the Halloween shows and trick-or-treating. And take a chilling journey into the night on the Ghost Train – if you dare!

PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express
Oct 20 all-day

The leaves will be turning this October and the pumpkins will be ready to be carved! The PEANUTS gang returns to the GSMR Pumpkin Patch this October. Ready for some family fun? PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express returns to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad for 2018! The excursions, which are themed after Charles M. Schulz’s classic story “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” will be departing from the Bryson City Depot in October of 2018!

Pickin’ and a Grinnin’ @ Flat Rock Playhouse
Oct 20 all-day

A musical romp through the cornfields with a jug of moonshine in hand. Taking inspiration from classic variety shows of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, this original production will feature some of our favorite Flat Rock Playhouse singer/musicians and is guaranteed to be a foot stomping, hand clapping good time for the whole family. Howdyyyy!

Matinees: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00PM

Evenings: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30PM. Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00PM

Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage
2661 Greenville Highway Flat Rock, NC 28731

Reclaimed Creations @ NC Arboretum
Oct 20 all-day

Reclaimed Creations is a unique sculpture exhibit created by renowned artist Sayaka Ganz. Utilizing reclaimed plastic objects, such as discarded utensils, Ganz creates amazing sculptures that visually appear unified at a distance, but are in fact separated when examined up close. Described as using a “3D impressionistic” style, Ganz’s exhibit includes installations of animals in motion, which are in rich in color and energy, to create an illusion of form.

About the Artist

Born in Yokohama, Japan, Sayaka Ganz grew up living in Japan, Brazil and Hong Kong. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. A lecturer and teacher, Ganz’s work has been displayed at various institutions around the globe, including the Hermann Geiger Foundation in Cecina, Italy, the Isle Gallery in Isle of Man, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California.

My work is about perceiving harmony, even in situations that appear chaotic from the inside. When observing my sculptures up close, one might see gaps, holes and items being held on only by small points; step away, however, and the sculptures reveal the harmony created when the objects are aligned to the same general (but not identical) direction. Similarly, it is important to gain perspective by stepping back from current problems and look at the larger picture. Then one can perceive the beauty and patterns that exist.”

Easley Bigfoot Sasquatch Anniversary @ Easley Flea Market
Oct 20 @ 6:00 am – Oct 21 @ 12:00 am

We are going to be throwing a party celebrating the 51st anniversary of the Bigfoot video. We are going to have food, drinks, music and to top it off we will be giving away a 4ft Sasquatch statue. If you would like a chance to win the statue you can either join the event or come and sign up in person to better your chances of winning. Each time you come visit us we will put your name in the pot to win. We hope to see you soon and can’t wait for the party!

https://www.facebook.com/events/369888983455242/

Disconnect to Reconnect @ Lake Logan Conference Center
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm

Dr. Sparks is excited to offer this 2 day/1 night retreat for ladies. She will focus on classes, demonstrations and activities that participants can take home and use for stress reduction.

Come spend time in nature, disconnect from technology and get back to your authentic self. Some of the offerings include Qi Gong, gentle yoga, nature walks, quite time by the lake, fire circle and more.

There are early bird specials until 8/15/18. Pricing also includes meals and a one night stay in a historic lakeside cabin. Rates are based on double or single occupancy.

Contact Dr. Sparks to receive an information sheet with all the details at:
drsp[email protected] or call 828-539-0440

https://www.facebook.com/events/2170440353213335/

Blue Ghost HallOween Fundraiser & Dog Costume Photoshoot Event @ Blue Ghost Brewing Company
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Calling all Dog Lovers! You won’t want to miss the fun during the HallOween Annual Fundraiser for Brother Wolf that includes a Dog Costume Contest and Photoshoot Event. So bring your Furry Friends in costume, pack up the kids and be prepared for a Howling Good Time.

Forever Friends Photography Services will be offering 15-minute photoshoot sessions during this event on a first-come-first-serve basis. Each high-quality digital image will be processed and emailed to you for you to download and easily print. The cost of each image is $10.00 (minimum of 3) and credit cards are accepted. For more information, call Jim Neugass, at 828-707-8757 or [email protected]

https://www.facebook.com/events/147350112875555/

The Great Boos & Brews 5K @ Downtown Marion NC
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Downtown Marion has grown and changed in the past year. We now have a new vibe of hopping restaurants, shops, sweet treats, taprooms, and breweries. We invite you to come dressed in your best Halloween attire and join us for the first annual Boos & Brews 5K held on October 20, 2018 then stay and enjoy some of the new up and coming locations Marion now has to offer. The Boos & Brews 5K will take off from Main Street. Participants will run/walk through downtown Marion, looping around the graveyard, and make their final stretch back up Main Street. Awards for overall winners and age groups will be held at the Main Street stage following the race. Participants may then join us at Refinery 13 for an after party. All participants will receive a finisher medal and super soft shirt. Those 21 and older will also receive a race pint glass and a beverage of choice at Refinery 13 Taproom. **All proceeds from event go to help with HEATING ASSISTANCE for families in need this winter **

https://www.facebook.com/events/896497170537182/

Flashlight Nights in the Maze @ Strawberry Hill USA
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us every Saturday night in October for Flashlight Night in the Maze! Our maze is family-friendly and never haunted.

**Don’t forget to bring your own flashlight! 🔦

Hours: 6-9 pm (last entry is at 9 pm)

Flashlight Admission Price:
$9 ages 3-12
$10 ages 13+
*group rates available for 20 or more participants

Things to know about our fall activities:

• NO PETS ALLOWED inside corn maze! No exceptions!
• NO MASKS or costumes are allowed to be worn in the maze. Violators will be removed from Maze with no refund.
• We reserve the right to close in the case of inclement weather conditions. ☔️

We hope to see you there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/412837579202611/

Pre-Halloween Hellbash @ Sly Grog Lounge
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 21 @ 2:00 am

Want to soak in all the spookiness you can this October? Join us on October 20th for the Pre-Halloween Hellbash at the Sly Grog Lounge in Asheville! We will have artists and food vendors on scene and there will be awesome music from the following bands..
Hallow Point – St. Louis, MO
Depressor- Savannah, GA
East Viridian- Charlotte, NC
I, The Supplier- Asheville, NC
8 Vacant Graves- Asheville, NC
Costumes are welcomed, weirdos are welcomed, and mosh pits are more than welcomed!

https://www.facebook.com/events/305102936888601/

Spooky Maze & Halloween Dance Party @ Hickory Nut Gap Farm
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A haunted corn maze, filled with spooky specters and ghastly ghouls! Followed up by a costume parade for big and little Halloweenies and a family friendly dance party! A local goodies bag will be provided for each little monster, and there will be drinks, snacks, a fire for roasting weenies and making s’mores. Put on your deadliest duds and freakiest faces to face this Spooky Maze! If you love taking your family to KidHop AND Halloweening, this party’s for you and your crew. All ages welcome.

Cost: $9 ages 5+
Ages 4 and under free

https://www.facebook.com/events/295643131234748/

Naturalist Niche: Nature at Night @ Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Registration for this hike has reached max capacity.

After the sun goes down, the fun begins! From hoots to howls you never know what you’ll hear or see during one of our nighttime naturalist programs. The guided night hike and owl prowl will keep the entire family intrigued during this non-scary fall adventure. All activities are considered easy –to- moderate so the entire family can attend.

We love our visitor’s furry friends, but we do understand that some hike participants may consider animals a distraction on the trail. Pets are not allowed on Naturalist Niche hikes because of this.

Class Schedule
Saturday, November 3

9:00 AM Intro to Scenic Photography
A. Equipment
B. Programs
C. Filters

11:30 AM Lunch – provided

12:30 PM Hands-on class
A. Top of Rock
B. Various places around park

3:00 PM Time to set up tents

3:30 PM Leave for trip to Hickory Nut Falls

5:30 PM Depart falls

Free time for supper on your own and to work on images

Sunday, November 4

4:00 AM Meet in classroom

4:15 AM Travel to top of Rock
A. Astrophotogaphy
B. Sunrise

7:00 AM Free time for breakfast on your own and to work on images

10:00 AM Classroom
A. Demonstrations
B. Stitching in Photoshop – panoramas
C. Focus Stacking
D. HDR – High Dynamic Range photography

11:30 AM Lunch – provided

12:30 PM Class continues

4:00 PM Dismiss

Cost: Includes Park admission: $23 Adult, $8 Annual Passholder, $13 Youth (ages 5-15), $6 Rockin’ Discovery Passholder. Advance registration required.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2026537460955368/

Trick or Trail 5k & Spooky Sprint One Mile @ DuPont State Forest
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Trick or Trail 5k and Spooky Sprint One Mile

Runners will experience the beauty of DuPont Forest in a unique nighttime racing format. The only race of its kind in the region, participants will strap on headlamps and light up the night as they duke it out in the dusk. The twists and turns of DuPont’s famous trail system will dare them to push forward, not knowing what bogies and specters might lurk around each corner! The One Mile Fun Run will be Halloween themed, and a great chance for kids and kids-at-heart alike to break in their costumes a few days early!

Headlamps or Flashlights are required for this event!

Limited entries! Only 300 spots!

Use DISCOUNT CODE: THREEORMORE to get 10% off of your registration when you register 3 or more people at one time! This offer is only valid when using a minimum of 3 people when registering.

Questions? Email [email protected]
– See more at: http://racesonline.com/events/trick-or-trail-spooky-sprint#sthash.qe521Svb.dpuf

https://www.facebook.com/events/155102775148051/

Eliada’s Annual Corn Maze
Oct 20 @ 9:29 pm

This year, Eliada will maintain some beloved attractions including the tractor ride, which now drives all the way around the Corn Maze, jumping pillow, corn kernel sand box, spider web climber, tube slides, and corn cannons.

 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.  
The Corn Maze raises $100,000 for the agency every year, and we have come to rely on this event to support our programs,” says Davis-Bryant. “I never thought I’d have a job in which I relied on a field of corn growing! Changing up how we planted the corn field meant a lot to us, but was also a risk. I am proud of the agency for engaging in this kind of risk taking. The corn has grown beautifully, and we can be proud of the ways we have improved the event for the long-term sustainability of our land.
This year, Eliada is also adding beer and cider sales to the makeup of the event.

This option, available to guests only on weekends (Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sunday afternoons), will help the agency increase revenue to support the growing needs children and youth face in our community. Eliada is excited to work with local and national partners to provide an array of beer and cider options!
Dates
September 15th – October 28th
Times

Tuesday – Thursday: 9am-3pm

Friday: 9am-8pm

Saturday: 10am- 8pm

Sunday: 10am-6pm

 

Ticket Pricing  
In honor of our 10-year anniversary, we are offering a $10 ticket price for all ages.
Like every year prior, children 3 and under may still enter the event FREE.
Special Events
Field trips, birthday parties, and corporate nights are offered. Contact Chris Rainwater at [email protected] to schedule your event.
Oct
21
Sun
2018
Climate Data Hackathon: Disruptions to Global Food Supply @ The Collider
Oct 21 all-day

Join us at The Collider’s first Climate Data Hackathon where you’ll have the opportunity to use climate data to dive into climate-related disruptions to our global food supply. Understanding climate risks and vulnerabilities through the use of data allows communities, organizations, and businesses to better plan and adapt.

This year’s theme: Climate-Related Disruptions to Global Food Supply

Ghost Train at Tweetsie Railroad @ Tweetsie Railroad
Oct 21 all-day

Open 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. Advance tickets are rquired. It’s safe, scary fun for the whole family! Kids will enjoy the Halloween shows and trick-or-treating. And take a chilling journey into the night on the Ghost Train – if you dare!

PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express
Oct 21 all-day

The leaves will be turning this October and the pumpkins will be ready to be carved! The PEANUTS gang returns to the GSMR Pumpkin Patch this October. Ready for some family fun? PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express returns to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad for 2018! The excursions, which are themed after Charles M. Schulz’s classic story “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” will be departing from the Bryson City Depot in October of 2018!

Pickin’ and a Grinnin’ @ Flat Rock Playhouse
Oct 21 all-day

A musical romp through the cornfields with a jug of moonshine in hand. Taking inspiration from classic variety shows of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, this original production will feature some of our favorite Flat Rock Playhouse singer/musicians and is guaranteed to be a foot stomping, hand clapping good time for the whole family. Howdyyyy!

Matinees: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00PM

Evenings: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30PM. Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00PM

Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage
2661 Greenville Highway Flat Rock, NC 28731

Reclaimed Creations @ NC Arboretum
Oct 21 all-day

Reclaimed Creations is a unique sculpture exhibit created by renowned artist Sayaka Ganz. Utilizing reclaimed plastic objects, such as discarded utensils, Ganz creates amazing sculptures that visually appear unified at a distance, but are in fact separated when examined up close. Described as using a “3D impressionistic” style, Ganz’s exhibit includes installations of animals in motion, which are in rich in color and energy, to create an illusion of form.

About the Artist

Born in Yokohama, Japan, Sayaka Ganz grew up living in Japan, Brazil and Hong Kong. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. A lecturer and teacher, Ganz’s work has been displayed at various institutions around the globe, including the Hermann Geiger Foundation in Cecina, Italy, the Isle Gallery in Isle of Man, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California.

My work is about perceiving harmony, even in situations that appear chaotic from the inside. When observing my sculptures up close, one might see gaps, holes and items being held on only by small points; step away, however, and the sculptures reveal the harmony created when the objects are aligned to the same general (but not identical) direction. Similarly, it is important to gain perspective by stepping back from current problems and look at the larger picture. Then one can perceive the beauty and patterns that exist.”