Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Annual Christmas Esquestrian Tour

Nov 28   9:00AM - 4:00PM  TRYON NC.   FENCE Barn Tour - Visit some of the most beautiful equestrian sites in the foothills area, all especially decorated for the holidays! All proceeds benefit FENCEs nature education and outdoor recreation programs. This self-guided tour is a great way to welcome in the holiday season! 

Mr & Mrs. Santa Claus arrive in Franklin

Nov  29   DOWNTOWN FRANKLIN NC   Annual Franklin Christmas Parade  Franklin Business and Organizations participate to bring Franklin Annual Christmas Parade through Downtown Franklin. The parade ends with the entrance of Mr & Mrs. Santa Claus.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Old Fort Mountain Music

Nov 20, 7PM - until, The Rockett Building, Main Street, Old Fort NC. Every Friday evening for more than a decade, folks have gathered to hear and play bluegrass and traditional mountain music. Nobody pays, everyone is welcome and coffee and sodas are still just a quarter! For more information call 1-888-233-6111. Website:

"The Lion in Winter" in Hendersonville

Nov 20 - Dec 6, Hendersonville Little Theatre, Hendersonville NC. "The Lion in Winter" is set in 1183 based on historical people and events, Fri. & Sat. 8:00PM, Sun. 2:00PM, Adults $12, Under 18 $8,  828-692-1082.  Website:

Bluegrass Music Jam in Marion

Nov 19, 7PM-9PM, Downtown Marion NC. Open to all musicians, no scheduled performers. Outdoors (weather permitting), bring chairs or blankets. Free; 7-9pm, Marion Depot, Marion. For more information, call 828-652-2215. Website:

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Fly Tying Classes in Boone

Nov 21 - Foscoe Fishing Co and Outfitters begins FREE Saturday Fishing Classes. Space is limited so call for a reservation - Advanced classes are booking now. 828-963-6556. Winter is here and many people start to think about activities other than fishing - Jack Frost may nip at your nose, but the big fish are just waiting to bite your fly. This is a great time of year in the High Country to hit the river with many of the summer vacationers gone, the rivers are much less crowded and often you will find that you are the only person out that day. Website:

Christmas Boutique in Rutherfordton

Nov 21 - Dec 24, the Visual Arts Center, 173 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton NC. Members of the Rutherford County Visual Artists Guild are sponsoring their first Christmas Boutique sale of one-of-a-kind, handmade art and fine craft items. On display and available for purchase are paintings in all mediums, ceramics, wood crafts, sculpture, fused and stained glass, metal work, hand-made furniture, fiber art, and other creations of talented Rutherford County Guild members. Website:

Friday, November 13, 2009

Studio Stroll this Weekedn in Asheville

Nov 14 - 15, 10AM-6PM, ASHEVILLE  NC.  River Arts District Studio Stroll. The Bi-Annual Studio Stroll is your chance to tour the studios, meet with the artists and purchase artwork. Within just a few blocks you will find an eclectic mix of creative artists - from traditional to cutting-edge. Near downtown Asheville. Free. Visit the site for a map. Website:

Asheville Historic Trolley Tours provides FREE shuttle service during the  Studio Stroll! Strollers can catch the trolley at any stop along the route and ride between studio buildings. Hop on and off and visit all of the studios. Trolley drivers provide narrative history of the River District during rides.

Saluda Mountain Jamboree

Nov 14   8PM-11PM at the Saluda Mountain Jamboree, SALUDA NC.   The Saturday night "Party With A Beat" - Kelly Road.   Everything from country music, beach music, oldies rock'n roll, top hits, southern rock and other great party music will fill the air for listening and dancing enjoyment. If you don't dance, that is OK. We are kind of a "Social Club". We have folks that just come each week to listen and have a good time!

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Nov 13, noon. at Mt. Jefferson State Natural Area. Hike into the world of mushrooms and discover how the forest is renewed and recycled by these strange living things. Hike is for all ages, meet at the picnic area. Website:

Lion's Club Holiday Parade

Nov 14, noon, Downtown West Jefferson NC. The theme this year is "An Attitude of Gratitude," encouraging parade watchers to pause and give thanks for the things we have and the community we live in. Website:

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Saturday Shindig

Nov 14, noon-6PM, RagApple Lassie Vineyards, Mount Airy NC. Saturday Shindigs continue with great wine, music and fun for all. Gourmet Burgers and Grilled Chicken with all the homemade trimmings will be available for purchase from the Applachian Braves Little League Baseball Team benefitting their trek to Cooperstown! Website:

Main Course Dining Kickoff

Nov 19, 7PM – 9 PM,  The Venue, Market St., Asheville NC. Main Course Dining is back and this is the "kick-off" party. The evening includes food from each of the 18 restaurants participating in the Main Course Dining program and complimentary beer and wine. A cash bar for liquor drinks will also be available.Tickets for the evening are $50 and come with a free Main Course Dining booklet, additional tickets can be purchased for $25 each. Purchase tickets online. Website:

Monday, November 9, 2009

Holiday Wine Tour in Yadkin Valley

Nov 15 - December. Sponsored by five of the Yadkin River Wine Trail Wineries the Tour includes a sampling of up to five award winning wines AT EACH WINERY.  One handcrafted grapevine wreath per single or couple ticket, and one limited edition signature ornament for your wreath from each winery. The Tour can be spread out over as many weeks as you choose or completed in one weekend. Ticket prices are $50.00 for a single ticket or $65.00 for a couple. Website:

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Contra Dance at the Folk School

Nov 14, 8:00-11:00 pm, Keith House, John C Campbell Folk School, Brasstown NC. Bob Thompson from Asheville will be calling with music by our own Dog Branch Cats featuring Jan Davidson and Bob Dalsemer, fiddles, Martha Owen, banjo and David Liden, guitar. Beginners, singles and couples welcome. Beginners should come promptly at 8 pm, since we start with easier dances and more teaching. Webstie:

Benefit Concert for Ashe County Free Medical Clinic

Nov 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ashe County High School Auditorium, Jefferson NC. Come enjoy the Benefit Concert featuring the music of Jeff Little and Wayne Henderson. During intermission, a "Laura Nan" Sweater will be raffled off; proceeds will go to support the Clinic. The ticket price is $15.00. Tickets can be purchased at Blue Moon Guitars and the Ashe County Arts Council in West Jefferson, North Carolina.Website:

Home Sweet Home is for the Birds

Learn How to Build Your Own Nest Box! If you enjoy watching all of the different types of birds that fly in and out of your yard, you might enjoy learning how to keep them around even longer.  Now on the WNC Nature Center website, under Education, you can learn about various birds, their habitats and how to build a nest box to suit their needs. Check it out at

Air Supply in WIlkesboro

Nov 13, The Walker Center, WILKESBORO NC.   Air Supply Concert  The trademark sounds of Russell Hitchcocks soaring tenor voice and Graham Russell's simple yet majestic songs created a unique sound that would forever be known as Air Supply. It was, however, their live shows that held audiences around the world captive. Website:

7th Annual Asheville Film Festival

Nov 12 - 15 at various locations in ASHEVILLE NC.  The Film Festival presents independent films from across the world competing for awards and recognition in this year's event. The winning filmmaker in each category - Feature Fiction, Short Fiction, Documentary, Student and Animation - will receive $500. There will also be a screenplay competition! Up-and-coming writers across the country are competing for a chance to win $500.Website:

Friday, November 6, 2009

Old Time Bluegrass on a Saturday Night

Nov 7, 4PM,  Mountain Music Jamboree in Glendale Springs.7th Annual Larry Pennington Memorial Old Time Bluegrass Festival. Featuring Big Country Bluegrass Band, Whitetop Mountain Band and the Carolina Travelers! Tickets are $12. Food will be available. Website:

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Snuffy James Festival this Weekend

Nov  7, Isothermal Community College , Spindale NC (near Rutherfordton)    Snuffy James Festival   Rutherford County Arts Council and Isothermal Community College have partnered to revive the famous Snuffy Jenkins Festival, beginning with the Snuffy Jenkins Festival Reunion. Bluegrass and old-time music will be featured including performances by Doc Watson and David Holt, and NC Banjo legend Raymond Fairchild. Food and craft vendors will be on hand, and an open jam area will be provided for musicians who want to play as well as listen.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Free lessons at Cataloochee

NEW this year - Intro to Skiing Lesson FREE with All Ski and Snowboard Rentals any non-holiday Monday through Thursday! Cataloochee goes one step further to make sure your first on-snow experience is a great one! Cataloochee will be offering an introduction to skiing or snowboarding lesson FREE when you rent your equipment at Cataloochee! Lessons times will be offered at the top of the hour every hour from 9am until 7pm, Monday through Thursday throughout the season!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

All Aboard for the North Pole!

Nov 6-Dec 23 BRYSON CITY NC -  The Polar Express comes to life as the train departs Bryson City. Read along with the story as the train makes its round trip journey to the North Pole. Meet Santa and enjoy caroling, hot cocoa, and a treat. For those who believe - a special memento for each child. Kids are encouraged to wear their pajamas! Begin a great holiday tradition with your family! Ticket prices include admission to the Smoky Mountains Model Trains Museum.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Oyster Roast Bonfire

Nov 7, 5PM-9PM   Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure, Lake Lure NC. During our absolute peak leaf season! Menu with fire roasted oysters, steamed clams, split roasted chickens, special order Maine lobsters & filling side items like baked potatoes & corn on the cob served 5-7 pm. Cash bar with beer & wine, & free marshmallow roast 7-8 pm. Arrive early to see the Blue Ridge Autumn-Mobile Classic, Custom, & Antique Car Show at the Wellness Center 1-5 pm. Website:

Foothills Highland Games

Nov 7, 9AM-4:40PM, Jackson Park, Hendersonville NC. The Celtic heritage is alive and well at the Foothills Highland Games. The Event features Scottish athletics competition (caber toss, tugs of war and other feats of strength) Highland dancers, sheep herding demonstrations, bagpipe bands, children's games, parade of tartons, women's athletics, Scottish music & entertainment, food and much more. Sponsored by Scottish Clans of the South (SCOTS). Website:

Annual Blacksmith Auction

Nov 7, 2PM-5PM, John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown NC. The Auction is held at the John C. Campbell Folk School from 2-5pm. Preview will begin at 1pm. Features some of the finest artists' blacksmith work as well as other unique, hand-crafted items for sale. John C Campbell is a on-profit folk school offering weeklong and weekend classes; free, self-directed studio tours (craft, art, music, etc.) allowed during daylight hours. Free History Center. Free weekly concert series,