Ashe County Tourism & Event Calendar

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Ashe County, NC offers many exciting events and activities throughout the year for people of all ages. Easily search our calendar below, using the various filters, to quickly find activities of interest. You can also click on a specific date on the calendar to have the results displayed below.

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14th Annual High Country Home Show

Date:

Sat Oct 01, 2016

Time:

09:30 am - 04:30 pm

Location:

4083 US Hwy 221 South, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Main Street Marketing announces the 14th Annual High Country Home (Sweet Home) Show which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Westwood Elementary School in Ashe County. The show welcomes over 1000 guests who are eager to see the latest and greatest products for the home while enjoying door prizes and food from Daniel Boone Inn. Admission: FREE

5th Annual Autumn Leaf Festival

Date:

Sat Oct 01, 2016

Time:

10:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

301 East Main Street, Jefferson, NC 28640

Sponsor:

Museum of Ashe County History

Join us for a day full of tradition! Crafters, Cider Makers, Beekeepers, Children’s Activities, Music, Food, Book Signings, and MORE! Admission: FREE
For more information contact the Museum of Ashe County History at 336-846-1904 or click VISIT WEBSITE above.

Shag Dance Lessons

Date:

Mon Oct 03, 2016

Time:

06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

Boondocks Brewing's Brew Haus

Sponsor:

Boondocks Brewing

Back by popular demand! Shag Dance lessons Mondays: Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 in preparation for the Halloween Beach Bash on Saturday, Oct. 29. Beginners 6-7pm; Intermediate 7-8pm. $5 per person, Cash Bar.

To Kill A Mockingbird

Date:

Fri Oct 07, 2016 - Sun Oct 09, 2016

Time:

07:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

Ashe Civic Center

Sponsor:

Ashe County Little Theatre

Ashe County Little Theatre presents To Kill a Mockingbird Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8 at 7:30. Sunday, October 9 matinee at 2:00pm. Adaptation of the classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird is a story about innocence, friendship, racism and courage. Tickets are $16 adults and $5 students. Tickets may be purchased at the Ashe Arts Center or over the phone at 336-846-2787.

1st Annual Fall Harvest Festival

Date:

Sat Oct 08, 2016

Time:

08:00 am - 01:00 pm

Location:

Farmers Market

Sponsor:

Ashe County Farmers Market

Please join us for our 1st annual Fall Harvest Festival at the Farmers Market on the Backstreet in West Jefferson. Fun family activities include A Taste of the Market, where you can sample fall soups and chili made with market produce and get our recipes, face painting and pumpkin painting, an old fashioned cake walk, an old timey corn shucking contest, horse drawn carriage rides, freshly pressed cider samples, and a fall photo pumpkin patch corner. Don't miss this fall family event!

Festival of the Frescoes

Date:

Sat Oct 08, 2016

Time:

09:00 am - 04:30 pm

Location:

Holy Trinity Church, Glendale Springs

Sponsor:

Ashe County Frescoes Foundation

Arts, crafts, food and more.

Todd New River Festival

Date:

Sat Oct 08, 2016

Time:

12:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

Cook Park Todd, NC

Sponsor:

Todd Community Preservation Organization

Featuring local crafts, music, food and fun at Cook Park in historic Todd.

October Gallery Crawl

Date:

Fri Oct 14, 2016

Time:

05:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

Downtown West Jefferson

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

The Fall Crawl is here! The last crawl of the season will feature eighteen galleries all decked out in their fall finery on Friday, October 14 from 5-8 pm. Sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council the Gallery Crawl showcases and promotes the varied artistic talents in Downtown West Jefferson. For maps or more information please call 336-846-2787

Doughton Park Day at the Historic Bluffs Lodge

Date:

Sat Oct 15, 2016

Time:

11:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

Bluffs Lodge (Milepost 241.1 on the Blue Ridge Parkway)

Sponsor:

Alleghany Chamber of Commerce

It will be an afternoon of music marking the work of Rep. Robert Doughton in assuring the Blue Ridge Parkway path through North Carolina. Join us as we honor this landmark and the beginning of the restoration of Doughton Park to include the gift shop, the lodge and the restaurant. Pack a picnic lunch, bring a blanket and share in the festivities. In the event of rain, the celebration will move to the Emerson Black building at the Alleghany County Fairgrounds in Sparta, NC.

Oktoberfest Craft Crawl

Date:

Sat Oct 15, 2016

Time:

01:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson/Ashe County

Sponsor:

Boondocks Brewing

Spend Sat. Oct 15th in Ashe County & visit some amazing Craft Beer locations as we celebrate Oktoberfest and the fall changing of the leaves in the High Country. Many businesses will be running great specials and several Craft Beer locations have joined forces to create a fun "craft crawl". Pick up your Craft Crawl Card at participating businesses, get it stamped by at least 5 participating businesses then use it as a 10% discount coupon the following week.

Ashe Farmers Holiday Market

Date:

Sat Nov 19, 2016

Time:

09:00 am - 01:00 pm

Location:

Backstreet of Downtown West Jefferson

Visit the Ashe Farmers Market to get locally produced food, crafts and more.

West Jefferson Holiday Parade

Date:

Sat Nov 19, 2016

Time:

03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Location:

Downtown West Jefferson

Come to Downtown West Jefferson on Saturday, November 19 at 3 pm for the annual holiday parade. Locals Bands, Dance Groups, Churches, Businesses, Fire/Rescue Trucks, Police Cars & more participate in the Parade each year. Santa will be there as well! Come be part of this annual community event!

Annual Hometown Christmas

Date:

Fri Nov 25, 2016

Time:

05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet Park

Official lighting of the community Christmas tree with Santa, carolers, and hot chocolate.

Opening Day of Choose & Cut Season

Date:

Sat Nov 26, 2016

Time:

10:00 am - 07:00 pm

Location:

Ashe County

Find the perfect Christmas tree, enjoy hayrides, bonfires & hot chocolate!

Christmas Crawl

Date:

Fri Dec 02, 2016

Time:

05:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

Downtown West Jefferson

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

Downtown West Jefferson comes alive after five with seventeen galleries showcasing the latest artwork by Ashe County’s Favorite Artists.
Gallery Crawl is a free event and is sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council in cooperation with the West Jefferson Business Association, the West Jefferson TDA and is funded, in part, through a Grassroots Arts Program Grant of the North Carolina Arts Council.

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Event Submission Guidelines

The Ashe County Chamber Events Calendar provides a single source of events throughout Ashe County that are of interest to a wide audience to include residents, seasonal home owners and visitors of Ashe County. In order to keep this calendar current and relevant specific guidelines have been adopted to determine which events are to be added.

In general, to be considered for inclusion an event must meet one of more of the following:

  • Be open to the public and must be held in Ashe County
  • Appeals to a large audience to include out of town visitors as well as residents of Ashe County
  • Be in good taste and family friendly
  • Be an event designed to draw out of town participants, vendors, news coverage, etc

Please review the complete Events Calendar Guidelines by clicking here before submitting your event.

If you are a Chamber member and have a user id and password for this site, please log in and submit your event there.

If you are a Chamber member and do not yet have a user id and password, please email us to request one.

If you are not a Chamber member you may still submit an event by clicking here.