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, October 1, 2022
FEAST Fall Fund Drive
Oct 1 all-day
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Join our FEAST Fall Fund Drive!

Our FEAST program reaches over 1,150 students a year in Asheville, Buncombe County, and Madison County with hands-on cooking and gardening classes in schools and afterschool programs. Help us fully fund this important program this fall!

 

Bountiful Cities FEAST teachers work within Asheville City and Buncombe County schools, Hot Springs Elementary and Francine Delany New School to give students  hands on experience. We are not funded by the school systems, and yet we integrate with the grade level curriculum to provide history, science, reading, math, and art education in addition to gardening and cooking. Our goal is to give students tools that will last a lifetime. If they have seeds they will know how to have food.

 

Help us reach our goal of $30,000 to fully fund our FEAST program this fall! Donate today!

Gatherings of Artists + Writers Coffee
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am
Tryon Fine Arts Center

TFAC invites all artists: painters, sculptors, writers, performers & more — to a casual weekly drop-in gathering on Saturday mornings at 9 AM to share your works in progress, alert others, and chat about art and what’s happening in your community.

The first weekly Coffee is Saturday, August 20 at 9 am.

No RSVP needed, just drop by!

Free parking available on Melrose Avenue, behind and alongside TFAC.

Diesel Train Moonshine Experience
Oct 1 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

Carolina Shine Moonshine Experience

“Shine and Dine” on the railway! We cordially invite you to hop on board The Carolina Shine, GSMR’s All-Adult First Class Moonshine Car! We will be proudly serving hand crafted, triple-distilled, craft moonshine. Some of the smoothest tasting moonshine in the Carolinas!

Offered on the Nantahala Gorge excursion, this shine and dine experience begins in a renovated First Class train fleet car, The Carolina Shine. The interior features copper lined walls filled with the history of moonshining in North Carolina. Learn about the proud tradition that the Appalachians established when bootlegging was an acceptable way of life and local home brews were the best in town. Read about Swain County’s very own Major Redmond, the most famous mountain moonshine outlaw of the 19th century.

Once your appetite for knowledge is satisfied, enjoy sample tastings of flavors like Apple Pie, Blackberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Peach, and Strawberry moonshine. If the samples are not enough, there will be plenty of Moonshine infused cocktails like Copper Cola or Moonshiner’s Mimosa available for purchase. GSMR is excited to feature multiple craft NC based distilleries to serve our guests only the best! Each jar is handcrafted and authentically infused with real fruit, the way moonshine was meant to be made.

Passengers will also enjoy a full service All-Adult First Class ride with an attendant and our popular Cajun seasoned Pulled Pork BBQ with Sweet Baby Ray’s sauce cooked in our special spices and slow roasted to perfection! During the month of October, 9am departures will feature the option of a delicious Cheesy Shrimp & Grits or Cheesy Ham Hash Brown Casserole while 2pm departures will be served the popular BBQ meal.

Ross Farm’s Harvest Fall Fest with Appalachain Standard
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ross Farm

Join us for the Harvest Fall Fest, taking place at 91 Holbrook Road, Candler, NC, 28571 on October 1st, 2022 from 11 AM to 4 PM.🍂
In addition to the beautiful greenhouses being open, guests are invited to enjoy live music, activities for all ages, pumpkin carving, food trucks, curated vendors selling art, craft, CBD products, and much more in one of Asheville’s most remarkable locales.🥰
Come in costume as we will be having a COSTUME CONTEST!!👻
We will also have an amazing line-up of local musicians, including almostmadi and Appalachian Standard’s very own Substandards.🎵 In addition, we’re having a 4/20 Burndown with the family at 2:40 PM! Come on and join us!!🍃
We’ll have a fun bouncing house and Christmas shopping galore (get it done early!).✨
The Harvest Fall Festival is *FREE* to the public. Parking is available on site, however, can be limited so it is recommended that groups carpool.🌺 This is an outdoor event.
The first 100 people to join us will receive a goodie bag!🎉💯

Wee Wine + Dahlias
Oct 1 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Bullington Gardens, Inc.

 

Enjoy an exclusive evening at Bullington Gardens while you sip delicious, locally sourced wine and stroll through the spectacular Dahlias in full bloom. Groups of up to 8 are invited for a twilight party in either the pavilion, tents, or (in case of rain) the horticultural therapy greenhouse. The cost is $300 and will include 2 bottles of wine, 1 bottle of cider and water. Tables will be adorned with fresh floral arrangements that are yours to take home. Bring your own hors d’oeuvres or an entire meal to host an amazing private dinner party with an unrivaled view.

$300 per group per evening. Sponsors are welcome! $500 per sponsor will get your name on all of our social media accounts, plus honorable mention on our website and newsletter. Two areas will be available on a first-come/first-serve basis. Enjoy the evening under the shady pavilion or get an up close view of the dahlias under a tent.

TRIAL BY FIRE (TRIBUTE TO JOURNEY) – POSTPONED TO 10/1/22
Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm
The Orange Peel

RESCHEDULED TO OCTOBER 1, 2022. All previously purchased tickets will be honored at the rescheduled date. Deadline to request a refund is February 26, 2022.

Sunday, October 2, 2022
FEAST Fall Fund Drive
Oct 2 all-day
online

banner

Join our FEAST Fall Fund Drive!

Our FEAST program reaches over 1,150 students a year in Asheville, Buncombe County, and Madison County with hands-on cooking and gardening classes in schools and afterschool programs. Help us fully fund this important program this fall!

 

Bountiful Cities FEAST teachers work within Asheville City and Buncombe County schools, Hot Springs Elementary and Francine Delany New School to give students  hands on experience. We are not funded by the school systems, and yet we integrate with the grade level curriculum to provide history, science, reading, math, and art education in addition to gardening and cooking. Our goal is to give students tools that will last a lifetime. If they have seeds they will know how to have food.

 

Help us reach our goal of $30,000 to fully fund our FEAST program this fall! Donate today!

Diesel Train Moonshine Experience
Oct 2 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

Carolina Shine Moonshine Experience

“Shine and Dine” on the railway! We cordially invite you to hop on board The Carolina Shine, GSMR’s All-Adult First Class Moonshine Car! We will be proudly serving hand crafted, triple-distilled, craft moonshine. Some of the smoothest tasting moonshine in the Carolinas!

Offered on the Nantahala Gorge excursion, this shine and dine experience begins in a renovated First Class train fleet car, The Carolina Shine. The interior features copper lined walls filled with the history of moonshining in North Carolina. Learn about the proud tradition that the Appalachians established when bootlegging was an acceptable way of life and local home brews were the best in town. Read about Swain County’s very own Major Redmond, the most famous mountain moonshine outlaw of the 19th century.

Once your appetite for knowledge is satisfied, enjoy sample tastings of flavors like Apple Pie, Blackberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Peach, and Strawberry moonshine. If the samples are not enough, there will be plenty of Moonshine infused cocktails like Copper Cola or Moonshiner’s Mimosa available for purchase. GSMR is excited to feature multiple craft NC based distilleries to serve our guests only the best! Each jar is handcrafted and authentically infused with real fruit, the way moonshine was meant to be made.

Passengers will also enjoy a full service All-Adult First Class ride with an attendant and our popular Cajun seasoned Pulled Pork BBQ with Sweet Baby Ray’s sauce cooked in our special spices and slow roasted to perfection! During the month of October, 9am departures will feature the option of a delicious Cheesy Shrimp & Grits or Cheesy Ham Hash Brown Casserole while 2pm departures will be served the popular BBQ meal.

Asheville Vegan Fest
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Pack Square Park
Asheville VeganFest

Why Should You Come?

Jazz Sunday Jam
Oct 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
One World Brewing West

Jazz Sunday at One World Brewing West is a modern jazz jam held every Sunday afternoon from 1-4pm. Previously known as Jazz Monday, the jam has been running non stop since July, 2018 at the West Asheville brewery and is hosted weekly by The Fully Vaccinated Jazz Trio, consisting of Ray Ring on guitar, Jason DeCristofaro on drums, piano and vibraphone, and Connor Law on bass. Jazz Sunday typically features a guest artist for a short set and then welcomes jazz musicians of all levels to sit in for the remainder of the afternoon on One World’s spacious outdoor stage.

Monday, October 3, 2022
FEAST Fall Fund Drive
Oct 3 all-day
online

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Join our FEAST Fall Fund Drive!

Our FEAST program reaches over 1,150 students a year in Asheville, Buncombe County, and Madison County with hands-on cooking and gardening classes in schools and afterschool programs. Help us fully fund this important program this fall!

 

Bountiful Cities FEAST teachers work within Asheville City and Buncombe County schools, Hot Springs Elementary and Francine Delany New School to give students  hands on experience. We are not funded by the school systems, and yet we integrate with the grade level curriculum to provide history, science, reading, math, and art education in addition to gardening and cooking. Our goal is to give students tools that will last a lifetime. If they have seeds they will know how to have food.

 

Help us reach our goal of $30,000 to fully fund our FEAST program this fall! Donate today!

Can you donate Food or Supplies?
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
various locations
Diesel Train Moonshine Experience
Oct 3 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

Carolina Shine Moonshine Experience

“Shine and Dine” on the railway! We cordially invite you to hop on board The Carolina Shine, GSMR’s All-Adult First Class Moonshine Car! We will be proudly serving hand crafted, triple-distilled, craft moonshine. Some of the smoothest tasting moonshine in the Carolinas!

Offered on the Nantahala Gorge excursion, this shine and dine experience begins in a renovated First Class train fleet car, The Carolina Shine. The interior features copper lined walls filled with the history of moonshining in North Carolina. Learn about the proud tradition that the Appalachians established when bootlegging was an acceptable way of life and local home brews were the best in town. Read about Swain County’s very own Major Redmond, the most famous mountain moonshine outlaw of the 19th century.

Once your appetite for knowledge is satisfied, enjoy sample tastings of flavors like Apple Pie, Blackberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Peach, and Strawberry moonshine. If the samples are not enough, there will be plenty of Moonshine infused cocktails like Copper Cola or Moonshiner’s Mimosa available for purchase. GSMR is excited to feature multiple craft NC based distilleries to serve our guests only the best! Each jar is handcrafted and authentically infused with real fruit, the way moonshine was meant to be made.

Passengers will also enjoy a full service All-Adult First Class ride with an attendant and our popular Cajun seasoned Pulled Pork BBQ with Sweet Baby Ray’s sauce cooked in our special spices and slow roasted to perfection! During the month of October, 9am departures will feature the option of a delicious Cheesy Shrimp & Grits or Cheesy Ham Hash Brown Casserole while 2pm departures will be served the popular BBQ meal.

Music Bingo Mondays
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Down Dog Yoga Studio and Dog Bar

Music Bingo Mondays

Join us every Monday night for Singo (Musical Bingo)!

Singo will run from 7-8:15 pm.

No reservations needed, just get ready for a good time and a chance to win some Down Dog prizes!

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
FEAST Fall Fund Drive
Oct 4 all-day
online

banner

Join our FEAST Fall Fund Drive!

Our FEAST program reaches over 1,150 students a year in Asheville, Buncombe County, and Madison County with hands-on cooking and gardening classes in schools and afterschool programs. Help us fully fund this important program this fall!

 

Bountiful Cities FEAST teachers work within Asheville City and Buncombe County schools, Hot Springs Elementary and Francine Delany New School to give students  hands on experience. We are not funded by the school systems, and yet we integrate with the grade level curriculum to provide history, science, reading, math, and art education in addition to gardening and cooking. Our goal is to give students tools that will last a lifetime. If they have seeds they will know how to have food.

 

Help us reach our goal of $30,000 to fully fund our FEAST program this fall! Donate today!

Can you donate Food or Supplies?
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
various locations
Diesel Train Moonshine Experience
Oct 4 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

Carolina Shine Moonshine Experience

“Shine and Dine” on the railway! We cordially invite you to hop on board The Carolina Shine, GSMR’s All-Adult First Class Moonshine Car! We will be proudly serving hand crafted, triple-distilled, craft moonshine. Some of the smoothest tasting moonshine in the Carolinas!

Offered on the Nantahala Gorge excursion, this shine and dine experience begins in a renovated First Class train fleet car, The Carolina Shine. The interior features copper lined walls filled with the history of moonshining in North Carolina. Learn about the proud tradition that the Appalachians established when bootlegging was an acceptable way of life and local home brews were the best in town. Read about Swain County’s very own Major Redmond, the most famous mountain moonshine outlaw of the 19th century.

Once your appetite for knowledge is satisfied, enjoy sample tastings of flavors like Apple Pie, Blackberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Peach, and Strawberry moonshine. If the samples are not enough, there will be plenty of Moonshine infused cocktails like Copper Cola or Moonshiner’s Mimosa available for purchase. GSMR is excited to feature multiple craft NC based distilleries to serve our guests only the best! Each jar is handcrafted and authentically infused with real fruit, the way moonshine was meant to be made.

Passengers will also enjoy a full service All-Adult First Class ride with an attendant and our popular Cajun seasoned Pulled Pork BBQ with Sweet Baby Ray’s sauce cooked in our special spices and slow roasted to perfection! During the month of October, 9am departures will feature the option of a delicious Cheesy Shrimp & Grits or Cheesy Ham Hash Brown Casserole while 2pm departures will be served the popular BBQ meal.

Empower Hour
Oct 4 @ 11:30 am
YWCA of Asheville

Join us for Empower Hour, a one-hour program and facility tour where you will experience firsthand the YWCA’s work to bridge gaps in earning power, education, health & wellness and access to childcare.

Empower Hours take place twice a month on the first and third Tuesday at 11:30 am.
Lunch is served as part of our Empower Hour, so reservations are required.

To make a reservation: contact Elizabeth Alvandi, Advancement Assistant, at (828) 254-7206 ext. 103 or [email protected]

Wee Wine + Dahlias
Oct 4 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Bullington Gardens, Inc.

 

Enjoy an exclusive evening at Bullington Gardens while you sip delicious, locally sourced wine and stroll through the spectacular Dahlias in full bloom. Groups of up to 8 are invited for a twilight party in either the pavilion, tents, or (in case of rain) the horticultural therapy greenhouse. The cost is $300 and will include 2 bottles of wine, 1 bottle of cider and water. Tables will be adorned with fresh floral arrangements that are yours to take home. Bring your own hors d’oeuvres or an entire meal to host an amazing private dinner party with an unrivaled view.

$300 per group per evening. Sponsors are welcome! $500 per sponsor will get your name on all of our social media accounts, plus honorable mention on our website and newsletter. Two areas will be available on a first-come/first-serve basis. Enjoy the evening under the shady pavilion or get an up close view of the dahlias under a tent.

Be Part of a Community: Open Mic Night
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm
White Horse Black Mountain

White Horse’s legendary Open Mic re-starts after a year off for bad behavior (COVID, really). Host Bill Altork will help us present wonderfully talented folks on their way up. The signup sheet is placed on the bar at 6:30 and the first ten to sign in are the performers for the evening. Each gets 15 minutes or three songs. It’s a lot of fun… especially since it’s free!

We’ll be following all COVID-19 protocols and we ask that you wear your mask when you’re not singing or enjoying a beverage from the bar.

Join us to share your music or just enjoy an evening in the audience!