Henderson County Tailgate Market is Now Open

Musicians playing at a busy Henderson County Tailgate Market event.
Henderson County Tailgate Market

Join Henderson County Tailgate Market in celebrating its 40th anniversary season during its Saturday markets, taking place now through October 26.

This year the season is open to the public every Saturday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at 100 North King Street in the parking lot of the county office building.

New this season at the market is the capability to offer SNAP/EBT recipients a chance to use their benefits to purchase Henderson County grown goods. The Duke Endowment grant “Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas” is helping purchase equipment for the transactions and in return will also allow vendors to accept tokens purchased with debit and credit cards at the market’s information booth. “Buying local helps build community and this year we are pleased to provide the opportunity for everyone to participate,” said Karen Blaedow, agent of the NC Cooperative Extension.

Themed weekends, live music, and non-profit spotlights are also planned through October.

The Henderson County Tailgate Market originally opened in 1979 featuring fresh county grown produce.  It is one of the oldest and successful open air markets in Western North Carolina.

The market continues to be filled with local growers who operate small family farms in Henderson County. They have developed a reputation for quality and high-value specialty crops and nursery stock. Throughout the season you can find beautiful annual flowers, perennials, native plants and shrubs, trees, and fresh cut flowers for your bouquets. You will find in season crops of fruits, vegetables, and flowers.

Visit the Henderson County Tailgate Market website for additional information.