Fiesta Hendersonville

Fiesta Hendersonville

FIESTA Hendersonville gives Henderson County a unique opportunity to experience the best of Latin American countries in their own backyard, Patrons can journey through over 20 represented countries and experience their people, music, art, food and culture. Located on Main Street between Allen – Caswell Streets.

Street Dances features Blue Ridge Tradition

Street Dances features Blue Ridge Tradition

The Street Dances celebrates its 102nd anniversary!  The Dance features mountain heritage bluegrass music, square dancing and clogging on Monday June 15, June 29, July 13 & August 10. The evening starts at 6:30pm, when the caller, teaches audience members some basic square dancing moves so that everyone can join in on the fun led by the evening’s clogging group.

The entertainment is provided by Blue Ridge Tradition.

In addition to you danging shoes, bring a chair to enjoy an evening filled with live music, dancing and entertainment from 7 – 9pm. The audience seating area opens after 5:30pm, and early admission is prohibited. Please leave your pets comfortably at home. Admission is free. No alcoholic beverages, backpacks or coolers allowed.

In case of inclement weather, the concert will be postponed until 8pm. If the weather does not improve by 8pm the performance will be cancelled.

7th Annual Cycle NC Mountain Ride

A 3-day cycling festival featuring a variety of route options each day that focus on showcasing the beautiful landscapes that Western North Carolina has to offer that starts and ends each day at Brevard College

Street Dances features Appalachian Fire

Street Dances features Appalachian Fire

The Street Dances celebrates its 102nd anniversary!  The Dance features mountain heritage bluegrass music, square dancing and clogging on Monday June 15, June 29, July 13 & August 10. The evening starts at 6:30pm, when the caller, teaches audience members some basic square dancing moves so that everyone can join in on the fun led by the evening’s clogging group.

The entertainment for the evening includes Appalachian Fire.

In addition to you danging shoes, bring a chair to enjoy an evening filled with live music, dancing and entertainment from 7 – 9pm. The audience seating area opens after 5:30pm, and early admission is prohibited. Please leave your pets comfortably at home. Admission is free. No alcoholic beverages, backpacks or coolers allowed.

In case of inclement weather, the concert will be postponed until 8pm. If the weather does not improve by 8pm the performance will be cancelled.

Street Dances features Blue Ridge Tradition

Street Dances features Blue Ridge Tradition / Southern Connection Cloggers

The Street Dances celebrates its 102nd anniversary!  The Dance features mountain heritage bluegrass music, square dancing and clogging on Monday June 15, June 29, July 13 & August 10. The evening starts at 6:30pm, when the caller, teaches audience members some basic square dancing moves so that everyone can join in on the fun led by the evening’s clogging group.

The entertainment lineup includes the band, Blue Ridge Tradition and dancing by the Southern Connection Cloggers.

In addition to you danging shoes, bring a chair to enjoy an evening filled with live music, dancing and entertainment from 7 – 9pm. The audience seating area opens after 5:30pm, and early admission is prohibited. Please leave your pets comfortably at home. Admission is free. No alcoholic beverages, backpacks or coolers allowed.

In case of inclement weather, the concert will be postponed until 8pm. If the weather does not improve by 8pm the performance will be cancelled.

 

Street Dances features Appalachian Fire

Street Dances features Appalachian Fire

The Street Dances celebrates its 102nd anniversary!  The Dance features mountain heritage bluegrass music, square dancing and clogging on Monday June 15, June 29, July 13 & August 10. The evening starts at 6:30pm, when the caller, teaches audience members some basic square dancing moves so that everyone can join in on the fun led by the evening’s clogging group.

The entertainment for the evening includes Appalachian Fire.

In addition to you danging shoes, bring a chair to enjoy an evening filled with live music, dancing and entertainment from 7 – 9pm. The audience seating area opens after 5:30pm, and early admission is prohibited. Please leave your pets comfortably at home. Admission is free. No alcoholic beverages, backpacks or coolers allowed.

In case of inclement weather, the concert will be postponed until 8pm. If the weather does not improve by 8pm the performance will be cancelled.

Street Dances features Blue Ridge Tradition

Street Dances features Blue Ridge Tradition / Southern Connection Cloggers

The Street Dances celebrates its 102nd anniversary!  The Dance features mountain heritage bluegrass music, square dancing and clogging on Monday June 15, June 29, July 13 & August 10. The evening starts at 6:30pm, when the caller, teaches audience members some basic square dancing moves so that everyone can join in on the fun led by the evening’s clogging group.

The entertainment lineup includes the band, Blue Ridge Tradition and dancing by the Southern Connection Cloggers.

In addition to you danging shoes, bring a chair to enjoy an evening filled with live music, dancing and entertainment from 7 – 9pm. The audience seating area opens after 5:30pm, and early admission is prohibited. Please leave your pets comfortably at home. Admission is free. No alcoholic beverages, backpacks or coolers allowed.

In case of inclement weather, the concert will be postponed until 8pm. If the weather does not improve by 8pm the performance will be cancelled.

 

Music on Main features Deano and The Dreamers & Classic Car Show

Music on Main features Deano and The Dreamers & Classic Car Show

The season opener of Music on Main concert series on June 12th will feature the Deano and The Dreamers and a Classic Car Show. The evening features the sounds of the band Deano and the Dreamers, playing favorites from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s as well as the standards.

The Classic Car Cruise-In will showcase a variety of vintage and antique automobiles.  The car show is located in front of the Visitor Center, between Allen Street and Caswell Street, which will be closed to traffic. Click more information about the Carolina Mountain Car Club’s Classic Car Shows.

Bring a chair and enjoy an evening of live music from 7pm-9pm.  The audience seating area opens after 5:30pm, early admission is prohibited.  Admission is free. Alcoholic beverages, backpacks, or coolers are prohibited. Please leave your pets comfortably at home. A Hendersonville City ordinance allows event organizers to exclude animals from the event space for the health, safety and welfare of the community, dogs, patrons, and vendors and their products.

The concert series is held every Friday evening from June 12 through August 14, with the exception of July 3rd, at the Visitor Center, located at 201 South Main Street in Downtown Hendersonville, NC.

In case of inclement weather the concert will be postponed until 8pm.  If the weather does not improve by 8pm the performance will be cancelled.

Summer Concert Series Sponsors –  Burger King, Firehouse Subs, Kathy Watkins Preferred Realty and Mast General Store, and are organized by the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority.

 

Carl Sandburg Folk Music Festival

Carl Sandburg Folk Music Festival

Honors Carl Sandburg and his preservation of traditional folk music as found in his collection The American Songbag. Takes place at the Carl Sandburg Home Outdoor Amphitheater.

There will be a courtesy shuttle from satellite parking lots at the Flat Rock Playhouse (located across the street) and from the Flat Rock Village Offices (110 Village Center Drive) to the park entrance, throughout the day. Dogs are not permitted in the seating areas for the festival. 

Opening Day and Appalachian Folkways Celebration at the Cradle of Forestry in America

Rescheduled from its original date to May 1st, Opening Day at the Cradle of Forestry celebrates Appalachian culture and heritage from the days of the Biltmore Forest School. Visitors will journey back in time to a small 1900’s mountain community on the historic Biltmore Campus Trail to explore how people of the day worked and played. Guests are encouraged to interact with demonstrators, who bring the community to life with working draft horses, open hearth cooking, old time wash, blacksmithing, traditional music and games. This year’s opening day is a part of the Appalachian Folkways Series, focusing on the theme of farming, food and family traditions.

Frostbite Race

The Annual Frostbite Run is back in 2020! Join us for the oldest and largest footrace in Henderson County, a unique winter tradition that has created long-lasting memories for 28 years. The 28th Annual Frostbite 10K & 5K Run & 1-Mile Run/Walk, presented by the Lelia Patterson Center, takes place on Sunday, February 16th at the Leila Patterson Center in Fletcher, North Carolina. Both courses provide views of Hutch Mountain and are on hilly to challenging terrain, with some steep inclines on both the 10k and 5k courses. The moderately rolling 1 mile course, makes this premier racing event an opportunity for all running levels and ages.

All participants registered before February 10th will receive a finisher medal.

Asheville Hot Chocolate Races

Participate in one of the Asheville Hot Chocolate Races and enjoy a steaming cup of cocoa from French Broad Chocolates after completing your race, 5k and 10k are chip timed, 1K Kids Hill Climb and Marshmallow Dash are untimed fun runs for ages 12 and under.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the iceless skating rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main Street! The synthetic surface is made from special polymers that does not require liquid, so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature.  A curling lane is also available. Curling involves players sliding stones on the ice towards a target. Play a variety of free games while you wait your turn on the ice.  Skate rental included in admission price. Operates weather permitting. For skating comfort wear crew socks.  Benefits the Henderson County America In Bloom Program 828-768-4413
To learn more go to: Henderson County America in Bloom

Hours: Regularly open 11am-6pm, EXCEPT Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 1pm-6pm 

Cost: Adults $10, Children $5 for ages 10 & under. Group rates available for groups of 10 or more, but must call to reserve a time for groups.

New Year’s Resolution Run

The 5th Annual New Year’s Resolution Run is a great way to get your new year off to the right start! Choose from a 5k Run/Walk or 10 Mile Run, both of which go through the heart of Downtown Asheville. The race starts at a reasonable 10am, so there’s no excuse not to ‘run into’ 2020!

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the iceless skating rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main Street! The synthetic surface is made from special polymers that does not require liquid, so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature.  A curling lane is also available. Curling involves players sliding stones on the ice towards a target. Play a variety of free games while you wait your turn on the ice.  Skate rental included in admission price. Operates weather permitting. For skating comfort wear crew socks.  Benefits the Henderson County America In Bloom Program 828-768-4413
To learn more go to: Henderson County America in Bloom

Hours: Regularly open 11am-6pm, EXCEPT Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 1pm-6pm 

Cost: Adults $10, Children $5 for ages 10 & under. Group rates available for groups of 10 or more, but must call to reserve a time for groups.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the iceless skating rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main Street! The synthetic surface is made from special polymers that does not require liquid, so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature.  A curling lane is also available. Curling involves players sliding stones on the ice towards a target. Play a variety of free games while you wait your turn on the ice.  Skate rental included in admission price. Operates weather permitting. For skating comfort wear crew socks.  Benefits the Henderson County America In Bloom Program 828-768-4413
To learn more go to: Henderson County America in Bloom

Hours: Regularly open 11am-6pm, EXCEPT Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 1pm-6pm 

Cost: Adults $10, Children $5 for ages 10 & under. Group rates available for groups of 10 or more, but must call to reserve a time for groups.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Break Family Fun

Winter is the perfect time for exploring Chimney Rock Park. Leafless trees make for more places to enjoy the views and picture taking. Chimney Rock celebrates this winter break by offering our popular Family Animal Encounters for this one week, too. Join us daily at 2pm to hear what our Animal Educators would be doing if they were still living on the wilder side during these chillier months ahead.

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the iceless skating rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main Street! The synthetic surface is made from special polymers that does not require liquid, so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature.  A curling lane is also available. Curling involves players sliding stones on the ice towards a target. Play a variety of free games while you wait your turn on the ice.  Skate rental included in admission price. Operates weather permitting. For skating comfort wear crew socks.  Benefits the Henderson County America In Bloom Program 828-768-4413
To learn more go to: Henderson County America in Bloom

Hours: Regularly open 11am-6pm, EXCEPT Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 1pm-6pm 

Cost: Adults $10, Children $5 for ages 10 & under. Group rates available for groups of 10 or more, but must call to reserve a time for groups.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Break Family Fun

Winter is the perfect time for exploring Chimney Rock Park. Leafless trees make for more places to enjoy the views and picture taking. Chimney Rock celebrates this winter break by offering our popular Family Animal Encounters for this one week, too. Join us daily at 2pm to hear what our Animal Educators would be doing if they were still living on the wilder side during these chillier months ahead.

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the iceless skating rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main Street! The synthetic surface is made from special polymers that does not require liquid, so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature.  A curling lane is also available. Curling involves players sliding stones on the ice towards a target. Play a variety of free games while you wait your turn on the ice.  Skate rental included in admission price. Operates weather permitting. For skating comfort wear crew socks.  Benefits the Henderson County America In Bloom Program 828-768-4413
To learn more go to: Henderson County America in Bloom

Hours: Regularly open 11am-6pm, EXCEPT Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 1pm-6pm 

Cost: Adults $10, Children $5 for ages 10 & under. Group rates available for groups of 10 or more, but must call to reserve a time for groups.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Break Family Fun

Winter is the perfect time for exploring Chimney Rock Park. Leafless trees make for more places to enjoy the views and picture taking. Chimney Rock celebrates this winter break by offering our popular Family Animal Encounters for this one week, too. Join us daily at 2pm to hear what our Animal Educators would be doing if they were still living on the wilder side during these chillier months ahead.

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the iceless skating rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main Street! The synthetic surface is made from special polymers that does not require liquid, so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature.  A curling lane is also available. Curling involves players sliding stones on the ice towards a target. Play a variety of free games while you wait your turn on the ice.  Skate rental included in admission price. Operates weather permitting. For skating comfort wear crew socks.  Benefits the Henderson County America In Bloom Program 828-768-4413
To learn more go to: Henderson County America in Bloom

Hours: Regularly open 11am-6pm, EXCEPT Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 1pm-6pm 

Cost: Adults $10, Children $5 for ages 10 & under. Group rates available for groups of 10 or more, but must call to reserve a time for groups.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Break Family Fun

Winter is the perfect time for exploring Chimney Rock Park. Leafless trees make for more places to enjoy the views and picture taking. Chimney Rock celebrates this winter break by offering our popular Family Animal Encounters for this one week, too. Join us daily at 2pm to hear what our Animal Educators would be doing if they were still living on the wilder side during these chillier months ahead.

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the iceless skating rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main Street! The synthetic surface is made from special polymers that does not require liquid, so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature.  A curling lane is also available. Curling involves players sliding stones on the ice towards a target. Play a variety of free games while you wait your turn on the ice.  Skate rental included in admission price. Operates weather permitting. For skating comfort wear crew socks.  Benefits the Henderson County America In Bloom Program 828-768-4413
To learn more go to: Henderson County America in Bloom

Hours: Regularly open 11am-6pm, EXCEPT Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 1pm-6pm 

Cost: Adults $10, Children $5 for ages 10 & under. Group rates available for groups of 10 or more, but must call to reserve a time for groups.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the iceless skating rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main Street! The synthetic surface is made from special polymers that does not require liquid, so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature.  A curling lane is also available. Curling involves players sliding stones on the ice towards a target. Play a variety of free games while you wait your turn on the ice.  Skate rental included in admission price. Operates weather permitting. For skating comfort wear crew socks.  Benefits the Henderson County America In Bloom Program 828-768-4413
To learn more go to: Henderson County America in Bloom

Hours: Regularly open 11am-6pm, EXCEPT Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 1pm-6pm 

Cost: Adults $10, Children $5 for ages 10 & under. Group rates available for groups of 10 or more, but must call to reserve a time for groups.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the iceless skating rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main Street! The synthetic surface is made from special polymers that does not require liquid, so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature.  A curling lane is also available. Curling involves players sliding stones on the ice towards a target. Play a variety of free games while you wait your turn on the ice.  Skate rental included in admission price. Operates weather permitting. For skating comfort wear crew socks.  Benefits the Henderson County America In Bloom Program 828-768-4413
To learn more go to: Henderson County America in Bloom

Hours: Regularly open 11am-6pm, EXCEPT Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 1pm-6pm 

Cost: Adults $10, Children $5 for ages 10 & under. Group rates available for groups of 10 or more, but must call to reserve a time for groups.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the iceless skating rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main Street! The synthetic surface is made from special polymers that does not require liquid, so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature.  A curling lane is also available. Curling involves players sliding stones on the ice towards a target. Play a variety of free games while you wait your turn on the ice.  Skate rental included in admission price. Operates weather permitting. For skating comfort wear crew socks.  Benefits the Henderson County America In Bloom Program 828-768-4413
To learn more go to: Henderson County America in Bloom

Hours: Regularly open 11am-6pm, EXCEPT Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 1pm-6pm 

Cost: Adults $10, Children $5 for ages 10 & under. Group rates available for groups of 10 or more, but must call to reserve a time for groups.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Carolers

Hear local church and community group singers perform beloved Christmas carols on Saturday evenings, look for singers on the Historic Courthouse Plaza and on the Downtown Hendersonville stage at 424 N Main Street. Exact times vary.

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the iceless skating rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main Street! The synthetic surface is made from special polymers that does not require liquid, so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature.  A curling lane is also available. Curling involves players sliding stones on the ice towards a target. Play a variety of free games while you wait your turn on the ice.  Skate rental included in admission price. Operates weather permitting. For skating comfort wear crew socks.  Benefits the Henderson County America In Bloom Program 828-768-4413
To learn more go to: Henderson County America in Bloom

Hours: Regularly open 11am-6pm, EXCEPT Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 1pm-6pm 

Cost: Adults $10, Children $5 for ages 10 & under. Group rates available for groups of 10 or more, but must call to reserve a time for groups.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Holiday Movie Night featuring Elf!

Holiday Movie Night featuring Elf!

Join in the fun at the annual Holiday Movie Night at the Historic Courthouse! The evening features the movie Elf on the projector in the Commissioner’s Board Room. The event starts at 3:30 outside in front of the courthouse. There will be free hot cocoa, games, a bounce house and the opportunity to take pictures with Santa. Buddy the Elf and Jovie will also be in attendance so be ready to smile! After the outdoor festivities, head inside at 6:30 to warm up, have popcorn, and watch a short holiday film before the main feature. So don’t be a cotton-headed ninny muggings, come out and spread Christmas cheer.

For more information call 828-697-4884
www.hcprd.com

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the iceless skating rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main Street! The synthetic surface is made from special polymers that does not require liquid, so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature.  A curling lane is also available. Curling involves players sliding stones on the ice towards a target. Play a variety of free games while you wait your turn on the ice.  Skate rental included in admission price. Operates weather permitting. For skating comfort wear crew socks.  Benefits the Henderson County America In Bloom Program 828-768-4413
To learn more go to: Henderson County America in Bloom

Hours: Regularly open 11am-6pm, EXCEPT Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 1pm-6pm 

Cost: Adults $10, Children $5 for ages 10 & under. Group rates available for groups of 10 or more, but must call to reserve a time for groups.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the iceless skating rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main Street! The synthetic surface is made from special polymers that does not require liquid, so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature.  A curling lane is also available. Curling involves players sliding stones on the ice towards a target. Play a variety of free games while you wait your turn on the ice.  Skate rental included in admission price. Operates weather permitting. For skating comfort wear crew socks.  Benefits the Henderson County America In Bloom Program 828-768-4413
To learn more go to: Henderson County America in Bloom

Hours: Regularly open 11am-6pm, EXCEPT Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 1pm-6pm 

Cost: Adults $10, Children $5 for ages 10 & under. Group rates available for groups of 10 or more, but must call to reserve a time for groups.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the iceless skating rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main Street! The synthetic surface is made from special polymers that does not require liquid, so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature.  A curling lane is also available. Curling involves players sliding stones on the ice towards a target. Play a variety of free games while you wait your turn on the ice.  Skate rental included in admission price. Operates weather permitting. For skating comfort wear crew socks.  Benefits the Henderson County America In Bloom Program 828-768-4413
To learn more go to: Henderson County America in Bloom

Hours: Regularly open 11am-6pm, EXCEPT Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 1pm-6pm 

Cost: Adults $10, Children $5 for ages 10 & under. Group rates available for groups of 10 or more, but must call to reserve a time for groups.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Carolers

Hear local church and community group singers perform beloved Christmas carols on Saturday evenings, look for singers on the Historic Courthouse Plaza and on the Downtown Hendersonville stage at 424 N Main Street. Exact times vary.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Carolers

Hear local church and community group singers perform beloved Christmas carols on Saturday evenings, look for singers on the Historic Courthouse Plaza and on the Downtown Hendersonville stage at 424 N Main Street. Exact times vary.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Here Comes Santa Street Lighting

Here Comes Santa Street Lighting

The annual “Here Comes Santa Street Lighting” event takes place at the Historic Courthouse. Kick off the season with live music, hot drinks, delicious treats, shopping and a countdown as Santa arrives to light up Downtown. Plus, enjoy free visits with Santa and carriage rides after the lights are turned on! This event will end by 8pm.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Appalachian Folkways Series

Appalachian Folkways Series

Join in celebration of the craft and skill of the Southern Appalachian mountains, take a step back in time and interact with a variety a traditional crafters from fiber arts to blacksmithing, learn about the traditional ways of gardening, medicine, music and more.

MOVED TO NOVEMBER 1st: Treat Street Carnival

MOVED TO NOVEMBER 1st: Treat Street Carnival

Due to expected inclement weather, this event has been moved to November 1st! All other aspects of event will remain the same.

New and improved for 2019, the Treat Street Carnival takes the annual Trick or Treat Street of Hendersonville’s past and expands upon it! This year, Main Street will be closed to car traffic, making it extra safe for your family. This year, you’ll be able to:

  • Trick or treat with the merchants from Allen Street through 6th Avenue as well as additional community partners in pop-up tents in the 300 and 400 blocks of Main Street (starting at 5pm)
  • Participate in a Costume Contest to get great prizes, open to all ages and pets, held in the 400 block of Main (registration begins at 4:30pm, with judging to follow at 6pm)
  • Have fun with a DJ, dance party and inflatables in the 200 block (starting at 7pm)
  • Watch Halloween Movies on a large, outdoor screen in the 300 block (beginning at 7pm)

This is a rain or shine event.

MOVED TO NOVEMBER 1st: Treat Street Carnival

MOVED TO NOVEMBER 1st: Treat Street Carnival

Due to expected inclement weather, this event has been moved to November 1st! All other aspects of event will remain the same.

New and improved for 2019, the Treat Street Carnival takes the annual Trick or Treat Street of Hendersonville’s past and expands upon it! This year, Main Street will be closed to car traffic, making it extra safe for your family. This year, you’ll be able to:

  • Trick or treat with the merchants from Allen Street through 6th Avenue as well as additional community partners in pop-up tents in the 300 and 400 blocks of Main Street (starting at 5pm)
  • Participate in a Costume Contest to get great prizes, open to all ages and pets, held in the 400 block of Main (registration begins at 4:30pm, with judging to follow at 6pm)
  • Have fun with a DJ, dance party and inflatables in the 200 block (starting at 7pm)
  • Watch Halloween Movies on a large, outdoor screen in the 300 block (beginning at 7pm)

This is a rain or shine event.

Annual Eliada Corn Maze

Annual Eliada Corn Maze

100% of Eliada’s Corn Maze profits benefit the children at Eliada, so bring out the kids for the maze, giant jumping pillow, hayride, corn cannons, story trail, slides, and spider web climbing. $10 for admission (children under age 3 are free). Open Tuesdays – Sundays, see website for exact times.

Fall Foliage Festival

Fall Foliage Festival

Celebrate what makes fall great in the Blue Ridge Mountains at the Bold Rock Mills River Annual Fall Foliage Festival on Saturday, October 26th from 11:30am – 10pm. Festival admission is FREE and family/pet friendly! Activities include an artisan fair from 12-5pm, live music from The Pitching Fits from 1-4pm, tunes from Flashback Band from 6-9pm, food trucks and other food vendors, as well as fun fall-themed activities!

More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/512175469568010/

Henderson County Tailgate Market

Henderson County Tailgate Market

The Henderson County Tailgate Market is one of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina. Held every Saturday morning from April through October from 8am – noon, the Henderson County Tailgate Market has a unique festival feel that gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to meet and buy directly from local growers that operate small family farms in Henderson County. 2019 is the 40th anniversary for the Tailgate market, and in celebration, each week has a different theme and different specials. Throughout the season you will find in-season fruits, vegetables and herbs, vegetable and flower plant starts, farm fresh eggs, fresh cut flowers, fresh baked goods, and much more! Located one block east of Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

Annual Eliada Corn Maze

Annual Eliada Corn Maze

100% of Eliada’s Corn Maze profits benefit the children at Eliada, so bring out the kids for the maze, giant jumping pillow, hayride, corn cannons, story trail, slides, and spider web climbing. $10 for admission (children under age 3 are free). Open Tuesdays – Sundays, see website for exact times.

Annual Eliada Corn Maze

Annual Eliada Corn Maze

100% of Eliada’s Corn Maze profits benefit the children at Eliada, so bring out the kids for the maze, giant jumping pillow, hayride, corn cannons, story trail, slides, and spider web climbing. $10 for admission (children under age 3 are free). Open Tuesdays – Sundays, see website for exact times.

Cider Cinema Presents: Hocus Pocus

Cider Cinema Presents: Hocus Pocus

Join Bold Rock Mills River each week leading up to Halloween for a FREE movie screening in their outdoor cider garden (movie shown inside the taproom in the event of inclement weather).

October 24: Hocus Pocus

Annual Eliada Corn Maze

Annual Eliada Corn Maze

100% of Eliada’s Corn Maze profits benefit the children at Eliada, so bring out the kids for the maze, giant jumping pillow, hayride, corn cannons, story trail, slides, and spider web climbing. $10 for admission (children under age 3 are free). Open Tuesdays – Sundays, see website for exact times.

Annual Eliada Corn Maze

Annual Eliada Corn Maze

100% of Eliada’s Corn Maze profits benefit the children at Eliada, so bring out the kids for the maze, giant jumping pillow, hayride, corn cannons, story trail, slides, and spider web climbing. $10 for admission (children under age 3 are free). Open Tuesdays – Sundays, see website for exact times.

Annual Eliada Corn Maze

Annual Eliada Corn Maze

100% of Eliada’s Corn Maze profits benefit the children at Eliada, so bring out the kids for the maze, giant jumping pillow, hayride, corn cannons, story trail, slides, and spider web climbing. $10 for admission (children under age 3 are free). Open Tuesdays – Sundays, see website for exact times.

Annual Eliada Corn Maze

Annual Eliada Corn Maze

100% of Eliada’s Corn Maze profits benefit the children at Eliada, so bring out the kids for the maze, giant jumping pillow, hayride, corn cannons, story trail, slides, and spider web climbing. $10 for admission (children under age 3 are free). Open Tuesdays – Sundays, see website for exact times.

The Legend of Tommy Hodges Outdoor Drama

The Legend of Tommy Hodges Outdoor Drama

The Legend of Tommy Hodges is an Outdoor Drama about Halloween night 1906 in the Blue Ridge mountains, when one of the students from the Biltmore Forest School, Tommy Hodges, disappeared. Follow along the wheelchair accessible one-mile Biltmore Campus Trail to meet characters from the historic Pink Beds community, hear stories, some based on the diaries of students of the Biltmore Forest School from 1903-1907, and find out what happened to Tommy Hodges.

The audience walks the trail from scene to scene, so wear warm clothing and walking shoes, and bring a flashlight. Hot cider and cookies are provided after each show. Performances start at 6:30pm and 8pm on each day.

Trick or Trail 5k

Trick or Trail 5k

The 5th Annual Trick or Trail 5k & 1 Mile Spooky Sprint lets runners experience the beauty of DuPont Forest in a unique nighttime racing format. This run is Halloween themed, so runners of all ages are encouraged to come and run in costume, and are required to wear a headlamp or bring a flashlight.

Race starts and ends at the Guion Farm area in DuPont State Forest.

The Legend of Tommy Hodges Outdoor Drama

The Legend of Tommy Hodges Outdoor Drama

The Legend of Tommy Hodges is an Outdoor Drama about Halloween night 1906 in the Blue Ridge mountains, when one of the students from the Biltmore Forest School, Tommy Hodges, disappeared. Follow along the wheelchair accessible one-mile Biltmore Campus Trail to meet characters from the historic Pink Beds community, hear stories, some based on the diaries of students of the Biltmore Forest School from 1903-1907, and find out what happened to Tommy Hodges.

The audience walks the trail from scene to scene, so wear warm clothing and walking shoes, and bring a flashlight. Hot cider and cookies are provided after each show. Performances start at 6:30pm and 8pm on each day.

Bearfootin’ Auction

The lovable bears that have decorated Main Street since April will be auctioned off to the highest bigger to benefit local charities. The auction is the last time you will be able to see the 2019 collection of bears before they make their way to their new homes. Bidding is open to the public and the event will include live music.

The Auction takes place in the historic courthouse square on Main Street.

Woodcarvers and Whittlers Festival

The Woodcarvers and Whittlers Festival is a unique, fun-filled day with a wide variety of local and regional amateur and professional wood carvers, whittlers, turners, and suppliers showing, selling, and giving demonstrations.

Naturalist Niche: Fall Ridge Hike

Naturalist Niche: Fall Ridge Hike

The trails of Chimney Rock are amazing, but a guided hike off-the-beaten-path can lead you to places you never knew existed! Join us for this fall venture on one of our most popular excursions. You’ll discover seasonal changes along your trek that will introduce you to a whole new perspective of the Park. This hike is considered moderately -strenuous.

Community Reading of Carl Sandburg’s Complete Poems

Head to The Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site Amphitheater in Flat Rock for a community reading of Carl Sandburg’s “The Complete Poems,” a collection of Sandburg’s poetry published from 1916 to 1950 that won a Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1951. The collection starts with the Chicago Poems and reflects a portrait of America, much of which can still be observed today. The reading is done in celebration of the site’s 51st anniversary as a National Historic Site, and will begin at the start of the collection and go as far into the reading as possible until time runs out at noon.

Henderson County Tailgate Market

Henderson County Tailgate Market

The Henderson County Tailgate Market is one of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina. Held every Saturday morning from April through October from 8am – noon, the Henderson County Tailgate Market has a unique festival feel that gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to meet and buy directly from local growers that operate small family farms in Henderson County. 2019 is the 40th anniversary for the Tailgate market, and in celebration, each week has a different theme and different specials. Throughout the season you will find in-season fruits, vegetables and herbs, vegetable and flower plant starts, farm fresh eggs, fresh cut flowers, fresh baked goods, and much more! Located one block east of Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

Antique Engine and Tractor Show

Antique Engine and Tractor Show

The Antique Engine and Tractor Show will be fun for all ages and will include an exhibition of antique tractors, hit n’ miss engines of all sizes and a tractor pull, parade daily at 2pm, kids activities, and vendors selling quality antiques, parts, tires, food vendors, mountain crafters and more! $8/day and kids under 12 are free.

Lake Lure Autumn Arts & Craft Festival

Lake Lure Autumn Arts & Craft Festival

The 2019 Fall Lake Lure Arts & Crafts Festival takes place October 19-20, 2019, beginning at 10am daily. Enjoy 90+ wonderful crafters and artisans selling unique gifts and handmade works of art. There will also be live music and performances throughout the event, food, family-fun and you can also enjoy stunning views of beautiful Lake Lure. It’s all happening in downtown Lake Lure across from the beach.