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Sunday, August 25, 2019
18th Annual Organic Fest
Aug 25 all-day
Pack Square

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Join us for a FUNtastic day of family-friendly fun, organic eats, live music, shopping at the Organicfest Marketplace & Greenstreet, Natural Arts & Crafts and plenty of eco- friendly fun for the little ones!

Uncommon Market at Asheville Outlets
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Asheville Outlets

On the hunt for the old, the bold, the creative and the unexpected? Asheville Outlets is pleased to host Uncommon Market, Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Now in its 5th season, Uncommon Market Asheville is the city’s largest destination bringing together quality antiques, vintage decor, art, jewelry, home furnishings and MORE! Food trucks and adult beverages will be available. Admission $2 per person; children and friendly dogs are free.

Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
NC Arboretum

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Art in the Park
Aug 25 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rosebay Park

Art In The Park will feature live music, a show by the Asheville Improv Collective, Art Demonstrations, giant games and more! Food available for purchase.

Free Family Fun!

Monday, August 26, 2019
Free Senior Yoga Classes
Aug 26 @ 4:30 pm

Free Senior Yoga Classes

Did you know that every Monday at 4:30 p.m. the Leicester Community Center hosts a free Yoga class for seniors? Whether you’re in your 60’s, 70’s, or beyond, Yoga is a fantastic, low-impact workout for seniors.

According to the AARP, practicing Yoga:

Reduces Anxiety
Protects Your Joints
Brings Strength and Balance
Sharpens Your Mind
Bosses Your Mood
Helps Improve Your Quality of Health and Life
The Leicester Community Center is located at 2979 New Leicester Highway. The classes last for about an hour. Regular classes begin after the senior classes end at 6 p.m.

For more information about the recurring event, email [email protected], or give them a call at 828.250.4260.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Local Author Launches Debut Novel at Malaprops Pop-Up
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Pop-Up in downtown Hendersonville

My name is Meagan Lucas and I am a Hendersonville-based writer.  I’m having a book launch for my debut novel, Songbirds and Stray Dogs, at the new Malaprop’s Pop-Up in downtown Hendersonville.

In Songbirds and Stray Dogs, 21 year old Beaufort waitress, Jolene, has spent the majority of her life living in the shadow of the pain her mother caused, and trying to prove herself worthy of her Aunt’s stingy love. Unintentionally pregnant and abandoned again, Jolene tries to outrun her shame in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Penniless, alone, and chased by demons from her past, she is forced to confront her mother’s legacy, and her own fear. Song Birds and Stray Dogs is a Southern story, born of sweet tea and the Bible Belt, chow-chow and cornbread, shot guns and porch rocking. But it is also a universal story of escaping the burden of your past and finding yourself at home in a strange land.

Thursday, August 29, 2019
Contra Dance At The OFB
Aug 29 @ 8:00 pm
Warren Wilson College

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.

Saturday, August 31, 2019
Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit
Aug 31 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
NC Arboretum

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Fall Festival Kick-off and BBQ Menu Launch Hickory Nut Gap Farm
Aug 31 @ 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Hickory Nut Gap Farm

September and October are a special time of year at the farm. Beginning Labor Day weekend, we welcome guests to experience the fall through our many on-site activities:

– Hay Rides
– Baby Farm Animals
– Bouncy House
– Kiddie Cart Rides
– Horseback Rides
– Pumpkin picking
– Apple Tasting and picking
– Corn Maze
– Lawn Games
– Trike Track
– Scavenger Hunt
– Corn Pit

Ticket price includes cost of fall admission, dinner*, rides, and entertainment.  Horseback rides are separate and will be scheduled at time of arrival based on availability.

*Adult Plate= 1 Meat, 2 Sides, Bread, Tea/Water
Child Plate = 1 Meat, 1 Side, Bread, Tea/Water

Sunday, September 1, 2019
Fall Festival Hickory Nut Gap Farm
Sep 1 all-day
Hickory Nut Gap Farm

SEPTEMBER THROUGH NOVEMBER

  • Bouncy House (Weekends)

  • Music Making Sound Silo

  • U-pick Apple Orchard

  • Rides Included with Admission (Weekends)

  • Outdoor Corn Pit Box and Parent Lounge

  • Daily Baby Calf Feeding at 10:30am (Everyday)

  • Weekend Baby Chick Holding at 2pm (Weekends)

  • Weekend Only Demos (Vary per weekend)

    • Examples: WNC Nature Center, Chimney Rock State Park Animal Encounter, spinning and weaving demo, pottery demo, other animal encounters

Time Honored Traditions

  • Hay Rides (Now Included in Fall Admission)

  • Kiddie Cart Rides (Now Included in Fall Admission)

  • Horseback Rides

  • Pumpkin picking (October)

  • Apple Tasting and picking

  • Meadow Maze

  • Lawn Games

  • Trike Track

  • Farm Scavenger Hunt

  • Cider Pressing and Sampling

Kids Quiet Play Session Inside the Salt Cave
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
Asheville's Therapeutic Salt Cave and Spa

Spend some time with your family detoxing naturally in the Salt Cave. Adults $25, 4-12 years old $15, 3 and younger are free.

Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit
Sep 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
NC Arboretum

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Monday, September 2, 2019
Free Senior Yoga Classes
Sep 2 @ 4:30 pm

Free Senior Yoga Classes

Did you know that every Monday at 4:30 p.m. the Leicester Community Center hosts a free Yoga class for seniors? Whether you’re in your 60’s, 70’s, or beyond, Yoga is a fantastic, low-impact workout for seniors.

According to the AARP, practicing Yoga:

Reduces Anxiety
Protects Your Joints
Brings Strength and Balance
Sharpens Your Mind
Bosses Your Mood
Helps Improve Your Quality of Health and Life
The Leicester Community Center is located at 2979 New Leicester Highway. The classes last for about an hour. Regular classes begin after the senior classes end at 6 p.m.

For more information about the recurring event, email [email protected], or give them a call at 828.250.4260.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Empower Hour
Sep 3 @ 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]

Thursday, September 5, 2019
Contra Dance At The OFB
Sep 5 @ 8:00 pm
Warren Wilson College

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.

Saturday, September 7, 2019
Call For Sculptors – Sculpture Celebration September 7th
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
T.H. Broyhill Walking Park

SEPT - SCULPTURE CELEBRATION

Caldwell Arts Council announces the 34th annual Sculpture Celebration in Lenoir, NC on Saturday September 7, 2019 at the T.H. Broyhill Walking Park in Lenoir, North Carolina.

Sculptors are invited to bring up to 3 sculptures for this one-day competition for $11,000 in cash awards, along with potential sales and commissions.

This annual event attracts sculptors and buyers from the eastern United States to Lenoir, North Carolina. Last year, over 4,000 people attended the family-friendly celebration.

Early registration discounts are available.

The Renaissance Faire
Sep 7 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Hickory Nut Gap Farm

Hear ye hear ye! Our most popular annual event is upon us. A celebration of feasting, costume and history. Join us this year for:
 
– A fantastic feast featuring our farm raised meats!
– Sword Fighting Demo by Warriors of Ash HEMA School!
– Amazing beer from UpCountry Brewing (with a special HNG Beer)
– King & Queen of the Faire Costume Contest with fabulous prizes; enter contest upon check in, first 6 in each category to sign up can compete!
– Tons of local vendors, craftsmen and artisans!
 
PLUS, enjoy all of our fall festivities included in the ticket price!
 
PRESALE (ONLINE) TICKETS:
$12 for ages 13+
$5 for kids 5-12
Kids 4 and under FREE!
 
DAY OF TICKETS**:
$14 for ages 13+
$9 for kids 5-12
kids 4 and under FREE!
 
**This event has sold out every year the day of. We strongly suggest purchasing pre-sale tickets to guarantee entry.
Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit
Sep 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
NC Arboretum

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Sunday, September 8, 2019
Kids Quiet Play Session Inside the Salt Cave
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
Asheville's Therapeutic Salt Cave and Spa

Spend some time with your family detoxing naturally in the Salt Cave. Adults $25, 4-12 years old $15, 3 and younger are free.

Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
NC Arboretum

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.