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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Willy Wonka the Musical

Date:

Thu Jun 22, 2017 - Mon Jun 26, 2017

Time:

07:30 pm - 08:30 pm

Location:

Ashe Civic Center

Sponsor:

Ashe County Little Theatre

Ashe County Little Theatre presents Roald Dahl's Willie Wonka the Musical. The musical follows enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday shows at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:00 pm. $18 adults, $5 students. Call 336-846-2787 for tickets or more information.

Oil Pet Portraits Workshop

Date:

Sat Jun 24, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 03:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

Give yourself the gift of creating a fun portrait of your furry friend. You will learn how to get a likeness, and have fun with color, shape and texture to paint pets! Level: Experienced Beginner – Intermediate. Tuition: $150. Click VISIT WEBSITE above for more information and instructions on what you'll need. Register online to reserve your spot!

Leave it to Beavers

Date:

Sat Jun 24, 2017

Time:

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

221 Access Lower Parking lot

Sponsor:

New River State Park

Join a park ranger to learn about natures "dam builders"...the good...the hazards…and their role in the eco-system of our forests and waterways. There will be a short hike to look at beaver signs. Please bring water, and dress for the weather.

Todd Summer Concert Series - Amantha Mill

Date:

Sat Jun 24, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

Cook Park, downtown Todd

Sponsor:

Todd Community Preservation Organization

All concerts are free and held from 6-8:00 pm in Cook Park in downtown Todd – rain or shine (we have tents!). Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Food and beverages will be available for sale. We hope to see you there!

June Concert Series: Lee & Susan Terry

Date:

Sat Jun 24, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our June Concert Series with music by Lee & Susan Terry! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

Float Fest 2017 Benefiting High Country Pathways

Date:

Sun Jun 25, 2017

Time:

12:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

Wahoo's Adventures New River Outpost, Todd, NC

Sponsor:

Boondocks Brewing & Wahoo's Adventures

Join Boondocks Brewing and Wahoo's Adventures as we welcome Summer to the High Country on the New River. This is a family friendly fun day on floating and socializing on the New River benefiting High Country Pathways. Advanced reservations recommended and can be obtained at www.wahoosadventures.com.... GPS address is 3380 Big Hill Rd, Todd, NC 28684

Workshop: Prayer Bowls

Date:

Sun Jun 25, 2017

Time:

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

19 E. Ashe Street, suite B, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Cher Shaffer Studio Gallery

Bowls and adornments will be sculpted out of clay on Friday evening, 6 to 8pm, and then the decoration and finishing of the bowls will be done on Sunday afternoon 2 to 4 pm. All materials included, $75. I may be contacted for registration at mountainmojo@skybest.com, or call 336-385-6001. Payment in full is required for classes a week in advance of class. You may drop by the gallery weekday afternoons, after 1, till 5:30, or on Saturdays 11 to 5:30. I will be closed on Mondays till June 1st.

Music on the Green: Sacred Ground

Date:

Sun Jun 25, 2017

Time:

03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Location:

301 East Main St, Jefferson, NC 28640

Sponsor:

Museum of Ashe County History

This month's Music on the Green is featuring Sacred Ground! Event: FREE! Come join us for some great music on the green at our beautiful old courthouse!

Sunday Salon: The Looping Brothers

Date:

Sun Jun 25, 2017

Time:

04:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

1896 Old Field Creek Road, Grassy Creek, NC 28631

Sponsor:

River House

This Sunday (June 25), The Looping Brothers will be featured at the River House Sunday Salon! 4pm - until. For reservations call: 336-982-2109

Experimental Watercolor Workshop

Date:

Mon Jun 26, 2017 - Wed Jun 28, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

This workshop approaches watercolor from a contemporary viewpoint!! You will begin to see watercolor in an emotionally bold way. Learn amazing non-traditional powerful techniques in watercolor. You can experiment with; scrubbing, dripping, splashing and glazing and more in a loose textural manner. All Levels. Tuition: $300 + $40 Materials Fee. Click VISIT WEBSITE above for more information and a list of needed supplies. Register online to reserve your spot!

Christmas in July Festival Kickoff

Date:

Fri Jun 30, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet

On Friday, June 30th, come to the backstreet of West Jefferson to the kickoff night for our annual Christmas in July Festival! There will be food vendors, music, and street dancing. It's fun for the whole family!

Beginning Acrylic Workshop

Date:

Sat Jul 01, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

A simple step-by-step method to make a loose, fun acrylic painting working from a photograph. If you haven’t painted before, this is for you. If you’ve painted a lot but feel your paintings are tight, boring and lifeless, this is for you. We will discuss all aspects from picking a subject to hanging your finished painting and everything in between. Level: Beginner. Tuition: $110. Click VISIT WEBSITE above for more information. All Materials Provided. Register online to reserve your spot!

Christmas in July Festival

Date:

Sat Jul 01, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 06:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet

Come celebrate Independence Day weekend, Saturday, July 1st, at the annual Christmas in July Festival in West Jefferson! There will be live music on the main stage, food vendors, merchant booths, and various performances such as clogging on the community stage. And you just might run into Santa and Mrs. Claus! It's great fun for all ages!

Tips and Tactics for Fishing the New River

Date:

Sat Jul 01, 2017

Time:

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location:

Wagoner Access

Sponsor:

New River State Park

Meet a Ranger at Wagoner Access Area at 10am for a program on Fishing the New River. Discussion topics include Gear and bait choices, boating / river safety, fish species, and licensing requirements. 10am - until.

Wonderful Wacky Water Critters

Date:

Sun Jul 02, 2017

Time:

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

Wagoner Access

Sponsor:

New River State Park

Meet a park ranger for hands on search for aquatic insects in the New River. This program uses citizen science to calculate the health of the Gem of Ashe County. Come prepared to get wet and wear sturdy water shoes. Just a little math required. Meet at the contact station of Wagoner Access. 2pm - until.

Community Chorus Patriotic Concert

Date:

Sun Jul 02, 2017

Time:

03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Location:

107 W Second St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

West Jefferson United Methodist Church

Come join us at West Jefferson United Methodist Church for a Patriotic concert! 3pm - until.

CommUnity Potluck Dinner and Old Time Dance

Date:

Sun Jul 02, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Location:

3899 Todd Railroad Grade Rd., Todd, NC 28684

Tonight the Todd Mercantile will be hosting its May Community Potluck Dinner and Dance. It all starts at 6pm with the potluck! Bring a dish to share and something to drink (or you can get something from the Merc). After dinner, we'll break down all the tables and chairs and commence to get our feet a tappin' and doing a little do-si-do-ing to the tunes of our live band! $5 13-up, Free 12-under. And if you ain't well versed in dancing - pay no never mind - you'll get schooled on each dance before

Todd Liberty Parade 2017

Date:

Tue Jul 04, 2017

Time:

11:00 am - 01:00 pm

Location:

Downtown Todd

Sponsor:

Todd Community Preservation Organization

The 2017 Todd Liberty Parade will take place Tuesday, July 4, at 11:00 a.m. It meanders through downtown Todd ending at Cook Park with live music by the King Bees, dancing and food to purchase. If you would like to walk in the parade, please be at the big field at the corner of Hwy 194 and Todd Railroad Grade Road at 10:00 a.m. to pick out a costume or banner. All are welcome to join. In case of rain, please check the website.

Todd Summer Concert Series - The King Bees

Date:

Tue Jul 04, 2017

Time:

11:30 am - 01:00 pm

Location:

Cook Park, downtown Todd

Sponsor:

Todd Community Preservation Organization

The King Bees will play at the end of the Todd Liberty Parade in Cook Park, downtown Todd. Food off the grill will be available to purchase. In case of rain, please check the website.

Annual July 4th Celebration

Date:

Tue Jul 04, 2017

Time:

03:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location:

Ashe County Park

Sponsor:

Ashe County Parks & Recreation

Gates to Ashe County Park will open at 3:00 PM. A shuttle bus will run from the new courthouse parking lot beginning at 3:30 PM and will run again at the end of the fireworks show. The band, Alibi, will play several live music sets beginning at 4:30 PM at the Russ Blevins Shelter area. There will be inflatables for kids ($5 for an all-day wristband). Concessions will be available and there will be a couple of specialty vendors. High Country Disc Golf Course will be closed the entire day.

Ashe County Farmers Market

Date:

Wed Jul 05, 2017

Time:

08:00 am - 01:00 pm

Location:

Backstreet in West Jefferson

Ashe's Farmers Market is every WEDNESDAY from July 5th - September 28th, 8am until 1pm. There you will find anything from local grown produce to hand craft pottery, woven baskets, knitted and crocheted items, quilts, jewelry, flower art, and soy candles, along with organic and vegan soaps and body products. Fine wood crafts are prominent and include everything from skillfully crafted cutting boards to fine furniture. The Ashe County Farmers Market is something you certainly don't want to miss!

Barn Quilt Square Workshop

Date:

Fri Jul 07, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

Use one of Renee’s plans or design your own to create a 3' x 3' barn quilt square on weather resistant board. Wear appropriate clothing, you will be using exterior latex house paint.This is long day for those that do not complete their piece you may take your paints home or return the following day to finish. Tuition: $135, all materials included. Level: All. Register online to reserve your spot!

Backstreet Park Concert: Strictly Strings

Date:

Fri Jul 07, 2017

Time:

05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet Park

Sponsor:

Tourism Development Authority

Come to the West Jefferson Backstreet Park for some music by Strictly Strings! We guarantee you'll enjoy yourself while you start your weekend off right in our beautiful town while listening to some great tunes. No charge. A special thank you to The Ashe County Public Library for helping us fund this week's concert!

July Concert Series: Don Story

Date:

Fri Jul 07, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W. Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our July Concert Series with music by Don Story! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

"100 Mile" Challenge Hike

Date:

Sat Jul 08, 2017

Time:

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location:

Wagoner Access

Sponsor:

New Rive State Park

Need to add a few miles to your log? Join a State Ranger at the Wagoner Access for a 2.4 mile hike. We will enjoy the beautiful weather and talked about what nature is up to during this season. It is recommended to where sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle. 10am - until.

Spiders

Date:

Sat Jul 08, 2017

Time:

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

Hwy 221 Access Lower Parking Lot

Sponsor:

New River State Park

Not all creepy crawlies are created equal. 2017 marks the North Carolina State Park’s year of the spider. Join rangers to learn about these unique and important creatures. From orb weavers to wolf spiders, spiders are everywhere, and it’s important to know about our eight legged friends. 2pm - until.

Todd Summer Concert Series - Wayne Henderson & Helen White

Date:

Sat Jul 08, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

Cook Park, downtown Todd

Sponsor:

Todd Community Preservation Organization

All concerts are free and held from 6-8:00 pm in Cook Park in downtown Todd – rain or shine (we have tents!). Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Food and beverages will be available for sale. We hope to see you there!

July Concert Series: Lee & Susan Terry

Date:

Sat Jul 08, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our July Concert Series with music by Lee & Susan Terry! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

Underwater Discovery

Date:

Sun Jul 09, 2017

Time:

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

Hwy 221 Access Visitor Center

Sponsor:

New River State Park

What lies below the not so briny depths of the New River? Come and find out. Join staff to take a peak below the surface. Put on a snorkel and peer at the plants and animals that live in the river. Fish, insects, algae, and so much more lie just below the surface. 2pm - until.

Workshop: Children's Class

Date:

Sun Jul 09, 2017

Time:

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

19 E. Ashe Street, suite B, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Cher Shaffer Studio Gallery

Must be at least 6 years old, Scrap Box Puppets. 2 to 4 pm $30, all materials furnished. I may be contacted for registration at mountainmojo@skybest.com, or call 336-385-6001. Payment in full is required for classes a week in advance of class. You may drop by the gallery weekday afternoons, after 1, till 5:30, or on Saturdays 11 to 5:30. I will be closed on Mondays till June 1st.

Neal Hellman Dulcimer Concert

Date:

Sun Jul 09, 2017

Time:

04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Location:

Ashe Arts Center

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

Neal Hellman is an American folk musician, music teacher, and performer of the mountain dulcimer. He has been active in performing, writing, teaching and recording acoustic music for the past thirty years throughout the United States and Europe. The concert will be Sunday, July 9 at 4:00 pm. Tickets are $14 adults, $5 students. Call 336-846-2787 for more information.

Oil “From Plein Air to Studio” Workshop

Date:

Mon Jul 10, 2017 - Wed Jul 12, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

Learn how to use plein air paintings as source material for studio work. In this workshop students will paint outdoors in the morning and then use their source material to create studio paintings in the afternoon. Level: All (some painting experience required). Tuition: $300. Click VISIT WEBSITE above for more information and a list of needed supplies. Register online to reserve your spot!

July Gallery Crawl

Date:

Fri Jul 14, 2017

Time:

05:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

Ashe Arts Center

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

Downtown West Jefferson will come alive after five with seventeen galleries displaying new artwork, new exhibits and new artists. Refreshments, music and fun! Gallery Crawl is free and maps of the downtown galleries are available at the Ashe Arts Center. For more information please call 336-846-2787.

CommUnity Potluck Dinner and Old Time Dance

Date:

Fri Jul 14, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Location:

3899 Todd Railroad Grade Rd., Todd, NC 28684

Tonight the Todd Mercantile will be hosting its May Community Potluck Dinner and Dance. It all starts at 6pm with the potluck! Bring a dish to share and something to drink (or you can get something from the Merc). After dinner, we'll break down all the tables and chairs and commence to get our feet a tappin' and doing a little do-si-do-ing to the tunes of our live band! $5 13-up, Free 12-under. And if you ain't well versed in dancing - pay no never mind - you'll get schooled on each dance before

July Concert Series: Edward Main

Date:

Fri Jul 14, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our July Concert Series with music by Edward Main! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

Hellbender

Date:

Sat Jul 15, 2017

Time:

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location:

Hwy 221 Access Lower Parking Lot

Sponsor:

New River State Park

One of the most unique natives in the New River Valley, the “Snot Otter” is a large salamander that lives in the New River. Only occasionally seen in the river bottom, this nocturnal creature that lives under rocks is sometimes accidently caught on fishing lines. If you are lucky enough to see one up close on the end of the line, please remove the hook or cut the line and release the harmless giant back into the water quickly. Join park staff and learn more about the Snot Otter. 10am - until.

15th Annual Winefest

Date:

Sat Jul 15, 2017

Time:

01:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Location:

1896 Old Field Creek Rd. Grassy Creek, NC 28631

Wine tasting, food, and live music on the river at River House Inn! Reservations, 336-982-2109. Entry fee includes Winefest wine glass!

Radical Riparian Ramble

Date:

Sat Jul 15, 2017

Time:

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

Wagoner Access

Sponsor:

New River State Park

What's a Riparian Zone? Join a Park Ranger at the Wagoner Access to learn more about and explore the Riparian Zone. This will include a short hike, so please wear sturdy shoes and bring some water. 2pm - until.

Todd Summer Concert Series - Melissa Reaves

Date:

Sat Jul 15, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

Cook Park, downtown Todd

Sponsor:

Todd Community Preservation Organization

All concerts are free and held from 6-8:00 pm in Cook Park in downtown Todd – rain or shine (we have tents!). Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Food and beverages will be available for sale. We hope to see you there!

July Concert Series: Sunrise Shadow

Date:

Sat Jul 15, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our July Concert Series with music by Sunrise Shadow! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

Workshop: Spirit Doll Sculptures

Date:

Sun Jul 16, 2017

Time:

02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Location:

19 E. Ashe Street, suite B, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Cher Shaffer Studio Gallery

The classes will be 2 to 3 hour sessions, and will be lots of fun. The classes are for people of all skill levels, and are for adults, unless indicated. I may be contacted for registration at mountainmojo@skybest.com, or call 336-385-6001.Payment in full is required for classes a week in advance of class. You may drop by the gallery weekday afternoons, after 1, till 5:30, or on Saturdays 11 to 5:30. I will be closed on Mondays till June 1st. All materials furnished. $75.

"Barn Quilts and Beyond" Quilt Fair

Date:

Fri Jul 21, 2017

Time:

10:00 am - 06:00 pm

Location:

4083 US 221 S, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Ashe County Piecemakers Quilt Guild

After two years of absence, The Ashe County Piecemakers Quilt Guild will be holding a Quilt Fair this year! The event will be held at Westwood Elementary School on Friday, July 21st, 10am-6pm and Saturday, July 22nd, 10am-4pm. In addition to our display of quilts, there will be vendors selling interesting tools, gadgets, and fabric. There will be a drawing each day, some of the prizes are: a framed picture by Lenore Dupree and the grand prize a Sewing Machine (on Saturday). Admission: $5.

Backstreet Park Concert: King Bees Duo

Date:

Fri Jul 21, 2017

Time:

05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet Park

Sponsor:

Tourism Development Authority

Buzz on over to the Backstreet Park in West Jefferson for King Bees Duo! You can enjoy the nice weather in our charming pocket park while listening to some great music! No charge. A special thank you to The Hotel Tavern for helping us fund this week's concert!

July Concert Series: The King Bees

Date:

Fri Jul 21, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Speed on over across the street to The Hotel Tavern from the Backstreet Park Concert for more music by The King Bees!

Beginning Oil Workshop

Date:

Sat Jul 22, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

The instructor has developed a simple approach that enables participants to easily understand and gain confidence and skills in important principals typically used when creating a painting. She will explain and demonstrate such techniques as composition, mixing colors and applying the paint. Students are free to progress at their own speed. All materials provided. Level: Beginner. Tuition: $110. Register online to reserve your spot!

"100 Mile" Challenge Hike

Date:

Sat Jul 22, 2017

Time:

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location:

Wagoner Access

Sponsor:

New River State Park

Need to add a few miles to your log? Join a State Ranger at the Wagoner Access for a 2.4 mile hike. We will enjoy the beautiful weather and talked about what nature is up to during this season. It is recommended to where sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle. 10am - until.

"Barn Quilts and Beyond" Quilt Fair

Date:

Sat Jul 22, 2017

Time:

10:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

4083 US 221 S, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Ashe County Piecemakers Quilt Guild

After two years of absence, The Ashe County Piecemakers Quilt Guild will be holding a Quilt Fair this year! The event will be held at Westwood Elementary School on Friday, July 21st, 10am-6pm and Saturday, July 22nd, 10am-4pm. In addition to our display of quilts, there will be vendors selling interesting tools, gadgets, and fabric. There will be a drawing each day, some of the prizes are: a framed picture by Lenore Dupree and the grand prize a Sewing Machine (on Saturday). Admission: $5.

Solar Viewing

Date:

Sat Jul 22, 2017

Time:

02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Location:

Hwy 221 Access - Visitor Center

Sponsor:

New River State Park

Come out to New River State Park the day before the 2017 Solar Eclipse and get a safe and protected view of the sun through a telescope and sun viewing glasses. Sun spots are usually visible. Learn some fun facts about the sun and how to safely watch the Solar Eclipse that will occur on Monday August 21. Remember, never look directly at the sun without professional certified solar viewing glasses. These are not just sunglasses. Viewing at the Sun directly will damage your eyes. 2pm - until.

Donna Moore’s Diva Legends

Date:

Sat Jul 22, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Location:

9331 NC Hwy 16 S, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Blue Ridge Dinner Theater

Come to the Blue Ridge Dinner Theater to hear Donna Moore’s Diva Legends on SAT, July 22, 6pm! Tickets: $30 pre-ordered, $35 day of the show. Doors open and dinner served at 6pm, show starts at 7pm. For tickets, call 336-246-2900.

July Concert Series: Devereux Meadows Ground Crew

Date:

Sat Jul 22, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our July Concert Series with music by Devereux Meadows Ground Crew! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

Hickory Jazz Orchestra

Date:

Sat Jul 22, 2017

Time:

07:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

Ashe Civic Center

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

The Hickory Jazz Orchestra (HJO) is a full size 18-piece group that performs swing and big band classics from the era of Glenn Miller, Count Basie and Duke Ellington as well as the sounds of modern big bands. Tickets are $16 adult, $5 students. For tickets and or more information please call 336-846-2787.

Tubbing at Two

Date:

Sun Jul 23, 2017

Time:

02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Location:

221 Access Area, Bottom Parking lot

Sponsor:

New River State Park

On these hotter days of summer, stop by the New River State Park 221 access to enjoy the river’s cool waters. Meet at the bottom parking lot of the 221 river access at 2 p.m. for a brief ride. Be sure to wear clothes you can get wet and sturdy water shoes. Tubes will be provided free of charge. 2:00 - until.

Music on the Green: Fred Hogue & the Backstreet Band

Date:

Sun Jul 23, 2017

Time:

03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Location:

301 East Main St, Jefferson, NC 28640

Sponsor:

Museum of Ashe County History

This month's Music on the Green is featuring Fred Hogue & the Backstreet Band! Event: FREE! Come join us for some great music on the green at our beautiful old courthouse!

Sunday Salon: Jon Ray Duo

Date:

Sun Jul 23, 2017

Time:

04:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

1896 Old Field Creek Road, Grassy Creek, NC 28631

Sponsor:

River House

Jon Ray Duo - guitar, bass (jazz & acoustic folk) will be performing at River House on July 23! For reservations call: 336-982-2109

Oil/Interiors Workshop

Date:

Mon Jul 24, 2017 - Wed Jul 26, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

Connie likes to demonstrate painting an interior, and a landscape to show that the same steps can be applied to any situation. Color, composition, value, drawing and many useful pointers will be touched on. The whole spectrum of utensils, canvases, mediums, etc. will be discussed. All Levels. Tuition: $300. Click VISIT WEBSITE above for more information and a list of needed supplies. Register online to reserve your spot!

Ken Kolodner Trio

Date:

Thu Jul 27, 2017

Time:

07:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

Ashe Arts Center

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

Hammered dulcimer player and old-time fiddler, Ken Kolodner has joined forces with his son, Brad Kolodner on clawhammer banjo to perform tight and musical arrangements of original and old-time music. Ken and Brad will be joined by bass player Alex Lacquement. Kolodner Trio concert at the Ashe Arts Center on Thursday, July 27 at 7:30 pm. Special guest will be local musician Michael Bell. Tickets will be $14 adults and $5. Call 336-846-2787 for more information.

“It’s ‘Painting’ Cats and Dogs” Workshop

Date:

Fri Jul 28, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

What better way to immortalize your favorite pet than with a painting. Instructor Susan Dahlin demonstrates how to bring your babies to life using her favorite Charvin oil paint and a simple palette knife. Whether it’s a dog, cat or even a pig, this one day course will help carve character into your creatures. Students are encouraged to bring several high quality photos of their pets. The clearer the photo, the better the outcome! Level All. Tuition $130. All materials provided. Register online.

Ashe County Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddlers Convention

Date:

Fri Jul 28, 2017 - Sat Jul 29, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 10:00 pm

Location:

Ashe County Park

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

Ashe County Bluegrass and Old-Time Fiddlers Convention Ashe Park. Friday night Barn Dance with Whitetop Mountain Band. Saturday the Gary Poe Bluegrass Radio Show live onstage at 11:00 with Strictly Strings. Competitions starts at noon. Band competitions at 7:30 pm. Camping open on Thursday, Saturday concessions will be Todd Ruritan Club. Arts and Crafts area highlighting luthiers and heritage crafts. Admission Friday $5, $10 Saturday or $15 both days. Call 336-846-2787 for more information.

Backstreet Park Concert: Elkville String Band

Date:

Fri Jul 28, 2017

Time:

05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet Park

Sponsor:

Tourism Development Authority

Head toward the West Jefferson Backstreet Park to hear Elkville String Band! Bask in the beautiful mountain weather while relaxing to some great tunes! No charge. A special thank you to the Ashe County Arts Council for helping us fund this week's concert!

July Concert Series: Hank Orr

Date:

Fri Jul 28, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our July Concert Series with music by Hank Orr! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

Watercolor for Beginners Workshop

Date:

Sat Jul 29, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

You have enjoyed looking at watercolors and may have wanted to feel what it was like to work with. Here is your opportunity to enjoy the unpredictable. One of the most important keys unravelling the beauty of watercolor painting is partnership with a medium that is full of spontaneity. Level: Beginner. Tuition: $110. All Materials Provided. Click VISIT WEBSITE above for more information. Register online to reserve your spot!

Tips and Tactics for Fishing the New River

Date:

Sat Jul 29, 2017

Time:

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location:

Wagoner Access

Sponsor:

New River State Park

Meet a Ranger at Wagoner Access Area at 10am for a program on Fishing the New River. Discussion topics include Gear and bait choices, boating / river safety, fish species, and licensing requirements. 10am - until.

Wonderful Wacky Water Critters

Date:

Sat Jul 29, 2017

Time:

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

Hwy 221 Access - Lower Parking Lot

Sponsor:

New River State Park

Meet a park ranger for hands on search for aquatic insects in the New River. This program uses citizen science to calculate the health of the Gem of Ashe County. Come prepared to get wet and wear sturdy water shoes. Just a little math required. 2pm - until.

Todd Summer Concert Series - Lucky Strikes Orchestra

Date:

Sat Jul 29, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

Cook Park, downtown Todd

Sponsor:

Todd Community Preservation Organization

All concerts are free and held from 6-8:00 pm in Cook Park in downtown Todd – rain or shine (we have tents!). Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Food and beverages will be available for sale. We hope to see you there!

July Concert Series: Matt Bizzell

Date:

Sat Jul 29, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our July Concert Series with music by Matt Bizzell! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

Rug Hooking Workshop

Date:

Thu Aug 03, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

In this class we will use wool strips, yarn, ribbon and nylon to create flowers and plants to fill our 12×12 mat. You will learn embroidery stitches that are used in crewel and rug hooking in addition to the normal tail loop and tail stitching. The art of shading, using a variety of colors, all hand dyed by the instructor, will be taught. Level: All. Tuition: $85 + $65 for materials. Register online to reserve your spot! VISIT WEBSITE to find more information and needed supplies list.

Backstreet Park Concert: Sheets Family Band

Date:

Fri Aug 04, 2017

Time:

05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet Park

Sponsor:

Tourism Development Authority

Sheets Family Band will be performing at the Backstreet Park in West Jefferson! What better way to spend a summer night than at a great outdoor concert! No charge. A special thank you to the Town of West Jefferson for helping us fund this week's concert.

First Friday - Pet Mats Workshop

Date:

Fri Aug 04, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

Tired of messy pet slobber all over your kitchen rug? Interested in a colorful and creative piece of art to corral those messes? This beginning class in Floorcloths will take you through the processes to create a unique, fun and sturdy pet food mat. Level: All. Tuition: $30. All Materials Provided. Register online to reserve your spot!

August Concert Series: Don Story

Date:

Fri Aug 04, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our August Concert Series with music by Don Story! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

Ashe County Studio Tour

Date:

Sat Aug 05, 2017 - Sun Aug 06, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

Ashe County

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

Summertime in the mountains – what better way to see the countryside than on a two-day Studio Tour! On August 5-6 the Ashe County Arts Council will sponsor the Ashe County Studio Tour, a two-day, self-guided, free event in which Ashe County artists open their studios to the public. Tour participants will discover art studios located all over the county. Most of the studios are not usually open to the public, so this is an opportunity for people to see where artists work and what they create.

Todd Summer Concert Series - Strictly Strings

Date:

Sat Aug 05, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

Cook Park, downtown Todd

Sponsor:

Todd Community Preservation Organization

All concerts are free and held from 6-8:00 pm in Cook Park in downtown Todd – rain or shine (we have tents!). Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Food and beverages will be available for sale. We hope to see you there!

Rod Stewart

Date:

Sat Aug 05, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Location:

9331 NC Hwy 16 S, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Blue Ridge Dinner Theater

Come to the Blue Ridge Dinner Theater to hear Rod Stewart (Rob Caudill) on SAT, August 5, 6pm! Tickets: $30 pre-ordered, $35 day of the show. Doors open and dinner served at 6pm, show starts at 7pm. For tickets, call 336-246-2900.

August Concert Series: Ronnie

Date:

Sat Aug 05, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our August Concert Series with music by Ronnie! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

Color Theory Workshop

Date:

Mon Aug 07, 2017 - Wed Aug 09, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

This is workshop reveals secrets even the old masters did not know! You’ll discover the source of all color, elevating your power of observation to permit identification of hues hiding in plain sight. Level: All. Tuition: $300. Register online to reserve your spot! VISIT WEBSITE to find more information!

Paint Your Pet Workshop

Date:

Tue Aug 08, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

Who doesn’t want a portrait of their favorite furry friend? Absolutely no experience or special talent required! Whether you are a novice or a more experienced artist, you will come away from this session with a completed 11” x 14” acrylic pet portrait (honest!). Level: Beginner. Tuition: $110. Register online to reserve your spot!

August Concert Series: Redleg Husky

Date:

Fri Aug 11, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our August Concert Series with music by Redleg Husky! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

Leave it to Beavers

Date:

Sat Aug 12, 2017

Time:

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location:

Wagoner Access

Sponsor:

New River State Park

Join a park ranger to learn about natures "dam builders"...the good...the hazards…and their role in the eco-system of our forests and waterways. There will be a short hike to look at beaver signs. Please bring water, and dress for the weather. 10am - until.

Tree ID

Date:

Sat Aug 12, 2017

Time:

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

Hwy 221 Access Visitor Center

Sponsor:

New River State Park

Join a State Ranger at the visitor center off Highway 221 for a 2.4-mile hike to learn more about the tress in the New River State Park. It is recommended to where sturdy shoes, dress for the weather and bring a water bottle. 2pm - until.

August Concert Series: Lee & Susan Terry

Date:

Sat Aug 12, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our August Concert Series with music by Lee & Susan Terry! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

Workshop: Teacup Fairies

Date:

Sun Aug 13, 2017

Time:

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

19 E. Ashe Street, suite B, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Cher Shaffer Studio Gallery

The classes will be 2 to 3 hour sessions, and will be lots of fun. The classes are for people of all skill levels, and are for adults, unless indicated. I may be contacted for registration at mountainmojo@skybest.com, or call 336-385-6001.Payment in full is required for classes a week in advance of class. You may drop by the gallery weekday afternoons, after 1, till 5:30, or on Saturdays 11 to 5:30. I will be closed on Mondays till June 1st. All materials furnished. $65.

Watercolor Workshop

Date:

Mon Aug 14, 2017 - Wed Aug 16, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

This is a fun & relaxed opportunity to paint a variety of subjects from loose florals to realistic trees, mountains, birds, etc. Ken will do many demos & spend one on one time with each student. Students are welcome to bring in their own reference images or use those provided by the instructor. Level: Beginner & Intermediate. Tuition: $300. Register online to reserve your spot! VISIT WEBSITE to find more information and needed supplies list.

Backstreet Park Concert: Mountain Laurels

Date:

Fri Aug 18, 2017

Time:

05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet Park

Sponsor:

Tourism Development Authority

Hop on back to the West Jefferson Backstreet Park for the musical stylings of Mountain Laurels! It'll be a great night for relaxing to some music in our lovely town! No charge. A special thank you to Florence Thomas Art School for helping us fund this week's concert!

CommUnity Potluck Dinner and Old Time Dance

Date:

Fri Aug 18, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Location:

3899 Todd Railroad Grade Rd., Todd, NC 28684

Tonight the Todd Mercantile will be hosting its May Community Potluck Dinner and Dance. It all starts at 6pm with the potluck! Bring a dish to share and something to drink (or you can get something from the Merc). After dinner, we'll break down all the tables and chairs and commence to get our feet a tappin' and doing a little do-si-do-ing to the tunes of our live band! $5 13-up, Free 12-under. And if you ain't well versed in dancing - pay no never mind - you'll get schooled on each dance before

August Concert Series: Edward Main

Date:

Fri Aug 18, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our August Concert Series with music by Edward Main! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

"100 Mile" Challenge Hike

Date:

Sat Aug 19, 2017

Time:

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location:

Wagoner Access

Sponsor:

New River State Park

Need to add a few miles to your log? Join a State Ranger at the Wagoner Access for a 2.4 mile hike. We will enjoy the beautiful weather and talked about what nature is up to during this season. It is recommended to where sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle. 10am - until.

August Concert Series: Hank Orr

Date:

Sat Aug 19, 2017

Time:

01:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Join us for a special afternoon performance by Hank Orr! No cover charge.

Fire Ecology Hike

Date:

Sat Aug 19, 2017

Time:

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

Hwy 221 Access - Visitor Center

Sponsor:

New River State Park

FIRE! Is all forest fires bad for the forest? Does a forest fire totally destroy the forest? Meet with a Ranger at the 221 Visitor Center to go on a short hike through a recent prescribed burn area and learn about the outcomes and what it does for the forest ecology. Please be prepared for a hike during the warmer summer afternoon and bring a bottle of water and wear appropriate hiking attire. 2pm - until.

Todd Summer Concert Series - Worthless Son-in-Laws

Date:

Sat Aug 19, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

Cook Park, downtown Todd

Sponsor:

Todd Community Preservation Organization

All concerts are free and held from 6-8:00 pm in Cook Park in downtown Todd – rain or shine (we have tents!). Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Food and beverages will be available for sale. We hope to see you there!

August Concert Series: Sunrise Shadow

Date:

Sat Aug 19, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our August Concert Series with music by Sunrise Shadow! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

Solar Viewing

Date:

Sun Aug 20, 2017

Time:

02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Location:

Hwy 221 Access - Visitor Center

Sponsor:

New River State Park

Come out to New River State Park the day before the 2017 Solar Eclipse and get a safe and protected view of the sun through a telescope and sun viewing glasses. Sun spots are usually visible. Learn some fun facts about the sun and how to safely watch the Solar Eclipse that will occur on Monday August 21. Remember, never look directly at the sun without professional certified solar viewing glasses. These are not just sunglasses. Viewing at the Sun directly will damage your eyes. 2pm - until.

Workshop: Scrap Bag Animals

Date:

Sun Aug 20, 2017

Time:

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

19 E. Ashe Street, suite B, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Cher Shaffer Studio Gallery

The classes will be 2 to 3 hour sessions, and will be lots of fun. The classes are for people of all skill levels, and are for adults, unless indicated. I may be contacted for registration at mountainmojo@skybest.com, or call 336-385-6001.Payment in full is required for classes a week in advance of class. You may drop by the gallery weekday afternoons, after 1, till 5:30, or on Saturdays 11 to 5:30. I will be closed on Mondays till June 1st. All materials furnished.

Music on the Green: The Dollar Brothers

Date:

Sun Aug 20, 2017

Time:

03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Location:

301 East Main St, Jefferson, NC 28640

Sponsor:

Museum of Ashe County History

This month's Music on the Green is featuring The Dollar Brothers! Event: FREE! Come join us for some great music on the green at our beautiful old courthouse!

Silver Jewelry Workshop

Date:

Mon Aug 21, 2017 - Tue Aug 22, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

Learn how to make beautiful pure silver jewelry using metal clay. This material is easy to work with, so no prior experience is necessary. Students will be introduced to the properties of Metal Clay and the basics of how to form, fire and finish fine silver jewelry. Students will leave the workshop with a minimum of 3 finished pieces of jewelry. August 21 (9am – 3pm) August 22 (9am – noon). Level:Beginner. Tuition: $205. All materials included. Register online to reserve your spot!

Backstreet Park Concert: Backporch Bluegrass

Date:

Fri Aug 25, 2017

Time:

05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet Park

Sponsor:

Tourism Development Authority

Backporch Bluegrass will be playing at the Backstreet Park in West Jefferson! A beautiful summers night with some great music - what more could you need! No charge. A special thank you to Imagination Ashe for helping us fund this week's concert!

August Concert Series: Klee & Mike Show

Date:

Fri Aug 25, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our August Concert Series with music by Klee & Mike Show! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

2nd Annual Cowbelle Classic

Date:

Sat Aug 26, 2017

Time:

08:00 am - 05:00 pm

Location:

Old Cove Creek School | Sugar Grove, NC

CowBelle Classic is a women’s only cycling event hosted by the Boone Area Cyclists Club. Women of all ages and abilities are invited to ride in a non-competitive, social environment. By providing mentoring for new riders, we are expanding the community of women cyclists in our region. 8am - until. Post ride food at Old Cove Creek Park. Pre-ride social at the Pedalin' Pig (Boone) on Friday, August 25th. For more information and registration: booneareacycli@s.org/cowbelleclassic

Tips and Tactics for Fishing the New River

Date:

Sat Aug 26, 2017

Time:

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location:

Wagoner Access

Sponsor:

New River State Park

Meet a Ranger at Wagoner Access Area at 10am for a program on Fishing the New River. Discussion topics include Gear and bait choices, boating / river safety, fish species, and licensing requirements. 10am - until.

History of the New River Valley

Date:

Sat Aug 26, 2017

Time:

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

221 Access Visitor Center

Sponsor:

New River State Park

Come join a Ranger at the 221 Access Visitor Center to discover the history of the New River: The land, the river, the people that lived here, and why we want to protect the New River. Also, we will discuss how New River State Park became a state park. 2pm - until.

August Concert Series: Don Vallarta

Date:

Sat Aug 26, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our August Concert Series with music by Don Vallarta! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

Underwater Discovery

Date:

Sun Aug 27, 2017

Time:

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

Wagoner Access

Sponsor:

New River State Park

What lies below the not so briny depths of the New River? Come and find out. Join staff to take a peak below the surface. Put on a snorkel and peer at the plants and animals that live in the river. Fish, insects, algae, and so much more lie just below the surface. 2pm - until.

Workshop: Mountain Spirit Dolls

Date:

Sun Aug 27, 2017

Time:

02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Location:

19 E. Ashe Street, suite B, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Cher Shaffer Studio Gallery

The classes will be 2 to 3 hour sessions, and will be lots of fun. The classes are for people of all skill levels, and are for adults, unless indicated. I may be contacted for registration at mountainmojo@skybest.com, or call 336-385-6001.Payment in full is required for classes a week in advance of class. You may drop by the gallery weekday afternoons, after 1, till 5:30, or on Saturdays 11 to 5:30. I will be closed on Mondays till June 1st. All materials included. $75.

Oil Workshop

Date:

Tue Aug 29, 2017 - Thu Aug 31, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

This class will focus on painting the landscape using photo reference material in the studio. Though it is not a plein air class and we will not be working outside, the painting techniques are similar. This is a direct quick method of painting that is fun and satisfying. All Levels. Tuition: $300. Click VISIT WEBSITE above for more information and a list of needed supplies. Register online to reserve your spot!

Backstreet Park Concert: Zephyr Lightning Bolts

Date:

Fri Sep 01, 2017

Time:

05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet Park

Sponsor:

Tourism Development Authority

It's the last concert in our 2017 Backstreet Park Concert series! The music will be by Zephyr Lightning Bolts. We hope you will start your holiday weekend off relaxing to some great music with us in West Jefferson! No charge. A special thank you to West Jefferson Business Association for helping us fund this week's concert!

First Friday- Beaded Bracelet Workshop

Date:

Fri Sep 01, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

Learn to make this cuff bracelet by weaving copper wires and glass beads together using a very easy process. All tools necessary will be available for use and all materials are provided. Beginner level, no experience is necessary. Tuition: $30. Register online to reserve your spot!

September Concert Series: Lee & Susan Terry

Date:

Fri Sep 01, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our September Concert Series with music by Lee & Susan Terry! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

Basketry Workshop

Date:

Sat Sep 02, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 03:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

As any Heritage Craft, baskets were made out of necessity. You will find this very sturdy 9? x 12 ” high, six-sided wood bottom basket will have many uses, from a storage container to a wastebasket. All Materials Provided. Level: All. Tuition: $110. Register online to reserve your spot!

September Concert Series: Don Story

Date:

Sat Sep 02, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson NC, 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our September Concert Series with music by Don Story! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

15th Annual New River Blues Festival

Date:

Sun Sep 03, 2017

Time:

12:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

1896 Old Field Creek Rd. Grassy Creek, NC 28631

Cool Mountains....Hot Blues! Come dance in a mountain meadow by a sparkling river to world-class blues! Internationally Acclaimed Artists in Paradise!
THE NEW RIVER BLUES FESTIVAL! Food, mixed & soft drinks, beer and wine available for purchase! Bring lawn chairs, blankets, the kids, umbrellas (rain or shine). No coolers or pets on lawn please! Noon - until. Advance tickets $17.50. Tickets at the gate day of festival $20.00

September Concert Series: Love & Valor

Date:

Fri Sep 08, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our September Concert Series with music by Love & Valor! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

Elk Knob Community Headwaters Day

Date:

Sat Sep 09, 2017

Time:

11:00 am - 03:00 pm

Location:

5564 Meat Camp Road Todd, NC 28684

Sponsor:

Elk Knob State Park

Enjoy a day filled with live music, games, nature activities, hikes, wagon rides, craft and cultural demonstrations, hands-on activities, history and FOOD! Join us between 11 am and 3 pm for our 13th Annual Elk Knob Headwaters Community Day sponsored by the Elk Knob Community Heritage Organization. Enjoy a day of cultural heritage and pride. Please note that if you are interested in participating in the potluck, you should bring a dish of food to share and plan to be at the park by noon.

September Concert Series: Devereux Meadows Ground Crew

Date:

Sat Sep 09, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our September Concert Series with music by Devereux Meadows Ground Crew! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

Grandparents Day Trees & Tees

Date:

Sun Sep 10, 2017

Time:

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

1481 Mt Jefferson State Park Rd West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Mt Jefferson State Natural Area

Come up on the mountain and celabrate Grandparrents day. Use your imagination and make your very own tee-shirt design. We will provide the shirts & fabric medium. The mountain will provide the leaves. You just need to supply the imagination. This program is for all ages. Meet at the Picnic Area. 2:00pm - until.

“Life on Canvas” Portrait Painting Workshop

Date:

Mon Sep 11, 2017 - Wed Sep 13, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

This workshop gives students a wonderful opportunity to learn how to compose a portrait, light the subject, use various tools, work from a live model, and study a number of approaches to the color palette. Level:All, students need some basic drawing skill and working familiarity with one’s chosen medium. Tuition: $300, Model Fee:$30. Click VISIT WEBSITE above for more information and a list of needed supplies. Register online to reserve your spot!

Barn Quilt Square Workshop

Date:

Fri Sep 15, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

Use one of Renee’s plans or design your own to create a 3' x 3' barn quilt square on weather resistant board. Wear appropriate clothing, you will be using exterior latex house paint.This is long day for those that do not complete their piece you may take your paints home or return the following day to finish. Tuition: $135, all materials included. Level: All. Register online to reserve your spot!

West Jefferson's Annual Antiques Fair

Date:

Fri Sep 15, 2017

Time:

01:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

Downtown West Jefferson

Sponsor:

West Jefferson Business Association

Whether you like furniture from the 1800s, war memorabilia, or classic records from "back in the day" - you just might find all that and more at the West Jefferson Antiques Fair! It's a great event for the whole family! If you can't make it Friday the 15th 1pm-8pm, the fair will still be open Saturday the 16th 8am-5pm. Stroll the streets of historic downtown West Jefferson and find a unique treasure you simply can't live without!

September Concert Series: Edward Main

Date:

Fri Sep 15, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our September Concert Series with music by Edward Main! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

West Jefferson's Annual Antiques Fair

Date:

Sat Sep 16, 2017

Time:

08:00 am - 05:00 pm

Location:

Downtown West Jefferson

Sponsor:

West Jefferson Business Association

Whether you like furniture from the 1800s, war memorabilia, or classic records from "back in the day" - you just might find all that and more at the West Jefferson Antiques Fair! The Fair will be Friday the 15th 1pm-8pm and Saturday the 16th 8am-5pm. Stroll the streets of historic downtown West Jefferson and find a unique treasure you simply can't live without! And while your here, stop in some of our storefronts and restaurants and experience all our unique town has to offer!

September Concert Series: Sunrise Shadow

Date:

Sat Sep 16, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our September Concert Series with music by Sunrise Shadow! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

Botanical Illustration/Watercolor Workshop

Date:

Thu Sep 21, 2017 - Fri Sep 22, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

Included in the 2 day workshop is how to draw for botanical accuracy. Painting includes color matching, and using controlled washes and dry brush for fine details. Level: All. Tuition:$195. Register online to reserve your spot! VISIT WEBSITE to find more information and needed supplies list.

Weekend with Will Powell - Wellness Retreat

Date:

Fri Sep 22, 2017 - Sat Sep 23, 2017

Time:

01:00 am - 01:00 am

Location:

1896 Old Field Creek Rd. Grassy Creek, NC 28631

Join us this fall for our annual wellness retreat! Learn valuable tools for sustainable health and fitness set in the beautiful, secluded mountains of NC. Our retreat is unlike any retreat you’ve attended. Quaint bungalows will be your home for two days as you meet new friends, listen in on Will’s lifelong expertise on clean eating and scaled exercise programs, and eat delicious, homecooked food from Terry Powell! VISIT WEBSITE for more information! Registration Required.

September Concert Series: King Bees

Date:

Fri Sep 22, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our September Concert Series with music by the King Bees! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

Basic Drawing Workshop

Date:

Sat Sep 23, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

Increase your observations skills through contour line drawings, incorporating sighting, proportion, and negative space while experimenting with line control. You will find out how to create a realistic drawing from direct observation working from sketch to finished tonal drawing using a “mapping” technique of layers which takes the stress out of drawing, one step at a time. Level: Beginner. Tuition:$100. All Materials Provided. Register online to reserve your spot!

National Alpaca Farm Days/Fundraiser for Happy Tails Rescue

Date:

Sat Sep 23, 2017 - Sun Sep 24, 2017

Time:

11:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

1118 Landmark Church Rd., Grassy Creek, NC 28631

Come meet the alpacas! Educational exhibits and demos by fiber artists! Fiber Shop has yarns made from the farm's own alpacas, scarves, caps, gloves, and socks, plus other gifts! Raffles for beautiful alpaca products, including a large teddy bear! ALL raffle proceeds plus 10% of ALL SALES will be donated to Happy Tails Rescue! Admission is FREE!! Rain or Shine! NO DOGS. A Livestock Guardian Dog is on duty! Call 336-384-1616 or 828-406-2437, or email landmarkfarm@gmail.com for more info!

Sept. Concert Series: Scott Pickett Band

Date:

Sat Sep 23, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our September Concert Series with music by Scott Pickett Band! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

Take A Child Outside Painting the Mountain

Date:

Sun Sep 24, 2017

Time:

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

1481 Mt Jefferson State Park Rd West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Mt Jefferson State Natural Area

The views on Mt. Jefferson are legendary and always changing with the seasons. Come up for an hour of creativity, and try your hand at painting. A free canvas to take home will be provided for each participant. Tempera paints and brushes will also be provided as long as supplies last. No experience necessary. This program is for adults and children. Meet at the picnic area. 2pm - until.

Plein Air Painting Workshop

Date:

Mon Sep 25, 2017 - Wed Sep 27, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

“En plein air” is a French term for “in the open air”. The focus of plein air painting is painting on location, from life. This style of painting, which was made popular by the impressionists of the 19th century, brings many challenges to the artist. Level: All. Tuition: $330. Register online to reserve your spot! VISIT WEBSITE to find more information and needed supplies list.

September Concert Series: Klee & Mike Show

Date:

Fri Sep 29, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our September Concert Series with music by Klee & Mike Show! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

September Concert Series: Hank Orr

Date:

Sat Sep 30, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our September Concert Series with music by Hank Orr! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

Scratchboard Basics Workshop

Date:

Fri Oct 06, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

This intro class is for all levels, beginners and up and it is one of the mediums to learn! It is wonderful for those who like detailed work. Students will learn what tools to use for a variety of effects while completing a small scratchboard from your choice of furnished references. Level: All. Tuition: $30. All materials provided. Register online to reserve your spot!

October Concert Series: Don Story

Date:

Fri Oct 06, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our October Concert Series with music by Don Story! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

Beginner Acrylic and Oil Workshop

Date:

Sat Oct 07, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

In this one-day workshop for beginners students will work in either oils or acrylics (please designate when enrolling). Students will learn about color mixing, how to use complimentary colors and will receive color mixing guides to take home. Level: Beginner. Tuition: $110. All Materials Provided. Register online to reserve your spot!

1st Annual Big Horse Fly Fishing Tournament

Date:

Sat Oct 07, 2017

Time:

09:30 am - 05:00 pm

Location:

Lansing Creeper Trail Park

Come to Lansing Creeper Trail Park for the 1st Annual Big Horse Fly Fishing Tournament! 9:30am - until. There will be Cash Prizes! Apply online.

Autumn Leaf Festival

Date:

Sat Oct 07, 2017

Time:

10:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

301 East Main Street, Jefferson, NC 28640

Sponsor:

Museum of Ashe County History

This is a celebration of heritage lifeways and we will have people demonstrating a number of skills such as spinning, weaving, apple cider making, and more. We will also have antique tractors and an antique steam engine. Special programming for kids includes arts and crafts, a hay maze and train rides. We will also have traditional music on the stage.
As an aside, the name “Autumn Leaf Festival” was chosen to pay homage to the Autumn Leaf Excursions on the Virginia Creeper.

October Concert Series: Lee & Susan Terry

Date:

Sat Oct 07, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 West Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our October Concert Series with music by Lee & Susan Terry! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

Still Life in Oil Workshop

Date:

Mon Oct 09, 2017 - Tue Oct 10, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

Participants of this workshop will be guided through the fundamentals of oil painting, including canvas preparation, design, value, color and will also learn the secrets of how to create a beautiful still life painting from start to finish. Level: Experienced Beginner – Advanced. Tuition: $190. Register online to reserve your spot!

October Concert Series: Klee & Mike Show

Date:

Fri Oct 13, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our October Concert Series with music by the Klee & Mike Show! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

Festival of the Frescoes

Date:

Sat Oct 14, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:30 pm

Location:

Holy Trinity Church, Glendale Springs

Sponsor:

Ashe County Frescoes Foundation

Come to Holy Trinity Church in Glendale Springs for the Festival of Frescoes! There will be arts, crafts, food and sales!

Todd New River Festival

Date:

Sat Oct 14, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 05:00 pm

Location:

Railroad Grade Rd Todd, NC 28684

Come on out to Todd for the Annual Todd New River Festival! Featuring local crafts, music, food, and fun at Cook Park in Todd!

Acrylic with Stephen Shoemaker Workshop

Date:

Mon Oct 16, 2017 - Tue Oct 17, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

Painting with acrylics is easy and looks similar to oil painting, but cleans up easily with water. Stephen will demonstrate his current favorite medium as students watch and paint along at their own pace. Mountain landscapes, still lifes, skies, sunsets and reflections, are made quickly. Other items and details can be added. Students may use their own photo for inspiration. Level: Beginner – Intermediate. Tuition: $190. Register online to reserve your spot!

October Concert Series: Edward Main

Date:

Fri Oct 20, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our October Concert Series with music by Edward Main! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

October Concert Series: Sunrise Shadow

Date:

Sat Oct 21, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our October Concert Series with music by Sunrise Shadow! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

October Concert Series: CJ Ballard

Date:

Fri Oct 27, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our October Concert Series with music by CJ Ballard! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

October Concert Series: Hank Orr

Date:

Sat Oct 28, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our October Concert Series with music by Hank Orr! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

Snowflake (Basketry) Workshop

Date:

Fri Nov 03, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

Level: All. Tuition: $30. All Materials Provided. Register online to reserve your spot!

November Concert Series: CJ Ballard

Date:

Fri Nov 03, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our November Concert Series with music by CJ Ballard! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

Watercolor Batik Miniatures Workshop

Date:

Sat Nov 04, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

In this workshop students will learn how to paint in a batik style using layers of watercolor and wax on rice paper. Students will have their choice of painting their own designs (simple designs with limited detail work best) or designs the instructor provides. Level: All. Tuition: $110. Register online to reserve your spot! VISIT WEBSITE to find more information and needed supplies list.

November Concert Series: Don Story

Date:

Sat Nov 04, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our November Concert Series with music by Don Story! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

November Concert Series: Don Vallarta

Date:

Sat Nov 11, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our November Concert Series with music by Don Vallarta! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

Ashe County Farmers Holiday Market

Date:

Sat Nov 18, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 01:00 pm

Location:

Backstreet in West Jefferson

Come to the Farmers Market for our special Holiday Editions! November 18, 24 & 25. Handmade and homegrown gifts, great way to start your holidays and Christmas shopping!

West Jefferson Annual Holiday Parade

Date:

Sat Nov 18, 2017

Time:

03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Location:

Downtown West Jefferson

Start your winter holidays off right in downtown West Jefferson with our Annual Holiday Parade! There will be high school bands, floats, and the big man himself: Santa Claus!!

November Concert Series: Sunrise Shadow

Date:

Sat Nov 18, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our November Concert Series with music by Sunrise Shadow! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

Ashe County Farmers Holiday Market

Date:

Fri Nov 24, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 01:00 pm

Location:

Backstreet in West Jefferson

Come to the Farmers Market for our special Holiday Editions! November 18, 24 & 25. Handmade and homegrown gifts, great way to start your holidays and Christmas shopping!

Annual Hometown Christmas

Date:

Fri Nov 24, 2017

Time:

05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet Park

Start your Christmas off with us in West Jefferson at our official lighting of the community Christmas tree with Santa, carolers, and hot chocolate. Great fun for the whole family!

November Concert Series: Klee Liles

Date:

Fri Nov 24, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our November Concert Series with music by Klee Liles! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

Ashe County Farmers Holiday Market

Date:

Sat Nov 25, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 01:00 pm

Location:

Backstreet in West Jefferson

Come to the Farmers Market for our special Holiday Editions! November 18, 24 & 25. Handmade and homegrown gifts, great way to start your holidays and Christmas shopping!

Opening Day of Choose & Cut Season

Date:

Sat Nov 25, 2017

Time:

10:00 am - 07:00 pm

Location:

Ashe County

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

November Concert Series: Hank Orr

Date:

Sat Nov 25, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our November Concert Series with music by Hank Orr! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

Barn Quilt Workshop

Date:

Sat Dec 02, 2017

Time:

10:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

Use one of Renee’s plans or design your plan to create a 2? x 2? barn quilt square on weather resistant board. Wear appropriate clothing, you will be using exterior latex house paint. All materials provided. Level: All. Tuition: $105. Register online to reserve your spot!

December Concert Series: Don Vallarta

Date:

Sat Dec 09, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our December Concert Series with music by Don Vallarta! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

December Concert Series: Hank Orr

Date:

Fri Dec 15, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our December Concert Series with music by Hank Orr! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

December Concert Series: Klee Liles

Date:

Sat Dec 16, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our December Concert Series with music by Klee Liles! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

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Recurring Events

There are many regularly occuring events going on in Ashe County, NC. Take a look at our listing below of regularly occuring events.

2017 Summer Music Series

When:

Saturdays (see below for specific dates) 6pm - 8pm

Location:

Cook Park in downtown Todd

Sponsor:

Todd Community Preservation Organization

Bring a lawn chair and come out and enjoy these free music concerts. TCPO will have hot food off the grill and cold drinks for sale. June 24th: Amantha Mill; July 8th: Wayne Henderson & Helen White; July 15th: Melissa Reaves; July 29th: Lucky Strikes; August 5th: Strictly Strings; August 19th: Worthless Son-in-Laws.

Ashe County Corn Maze & Pumpkin Fesitval

When:

Open September 23rd - October 31st (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday)

Location:

2152 Beaver Creek School Rd, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Hours:
Friday: 3pm - 9pm
Saturday: 10am - 9pm
Sunday: 1pm - 7pm

$10 Child / Adult 15 or more $8 Child / Adult Children Under 3 are FREE

Ashe County Farmers Market

When:

Every Saturday (8am - 1pm) from April 15th - Oct. 28th

Location:

Backstreet in West Jefferson

Ashe's Farmers Market is every SATURDAY from April 15th - October 28th, 8am until 1pm. There you will find anything from local grown produce to hand craft pottery, woven baskets, knitted and crocheted items, quilts, jewelry, flower art, and soy candles, along with organic and vegan soaps and body products. Fine wood crafts are prominent and include everything from skillfully crafted cutting boards to fine furniture. The Ashe County Farmers Market is something you certainly don't want to miss!

Ashe Outreach Fish Fry & Bluegrass Music

When:

1st and 3rd Friday of each month (4pm - 8pm)

Location:

11719 HWY 88 W, Creston, North Carolina

Join a community event for some of the best fish around and enjoy bluegrass music on the 1st & 3rd Friday each month at Riverview Community Center! $10/plate donation includes fish or chicken, fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, drink and dessert. Support feeding a community of 2,300 folks/month who desperately need your help to keep food on the table. For take-out orders call 336-385-1314.

Backstreet Park Concert Series

When:

Fridays (see specific dates below) 5:30pm - 7:00pm (June 2nd - Sept. 1st)

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet Park

Sponsor:

See Individual Listing on Calendar

FREE concerts!! June 2 – Wayne Henderson, Helen White and Herb Key; June 16 – The Looping Brothers; June 23- Crooked Road Ramblers; July 7- Strictly Strings; July 21-King Bees Duo; July 28 – Elkville String Band; August 4- Sheets Family Band; August 18-Mountain Laurels; August 25-Backporch Bluegrass; Sept. 1-Zephyr Lightning Bolts. In the event of rain, the concerts will be moved to the Ashe Arts Center.

Board Game Night

When:

Every Wednesday Night (5pm - 9pm)

Location:

920 South Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Tolly's Game Store & Lounge

$5 admission fee per guest. Use our large collection of board games and/or bring your own! One of our staff will be dedicated to teaching and answering any questions you or your group may have. Includes voucher for 1 snack and 1 drink too!

Essential Oils 101

When:

Every Saturday at 3pm

Location:

3899 Todd Railroad Grade Rd., Todd, NC 28684

Sponsor:

Todd Mercantile


Do you want to learn how to kick toxic chemicals out of your home? Learn step by step and give easy, simple and affordable tactics that anyone can do with the best essential oils on the planet. This class is totally FREE! There will be great raffle prize plus you will receive handouts and recipes to empower you to take control of the yuck in your home and kick it to the curb!

Foraging Fridays

When:

Every Friday (9am)

Location:

3899 Todd Railroad Grade Rd., Todd, NC 28684

Sponsor:

Todd Mercantile

Meet at the Merc. Pack a sack lunch and spend 3 hours shopping in Natures grocery stores, then create awesome dishes with your wild edible plants you foraged yourself! Cost for Fridays class is $30

Friday Night Magic

When:

Every Friday Night (5pm - 10pm)

Location:

920 South Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Tolly's Game Store & Lounge

Join us for an evening of Magic the Gathering! Where you can compete against other players for prizes and prestige! $5 entry fee per participant and all decks must be registered prior to 6pm. See our website for additional details and prize info!

Gallery Crawl

When:

Second Fridays in the months of June-October

Location:

Downtown West Jefferson

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

Downtown West Jefferson comes alive after five with open house at seventeen galleries and shops. New artwork, exhibits, refreshments, music and more. Visit downtown restaurants, enjoy the murals and stroll the streets of West Jefferson with your family and friends. Maps of the galleries are available and this event is free. Call 336-846-2787 for more information.

Gem Valley Mining

When:

Thursday - Monday (9am - 3pm) May 1st - October 15th

Location:

2489 Little Peak Creek Rd, Jefferson, NC 28640

Sponsor:

Gem Valley NC

Our operation hours will be Thursday through Monday, 9:00 AM EST to 3:00 PM EST.* We will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Admission into the park and access to the flume mines starts at $10.00. Please visit our Flume Mining page for detailed information on available buckets!

Kids Activities!

When:

Everyday 10am - 8pm (June 6th - August)

Location:

201 South Jefferson Ave., West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Mt. Jefferson Presbyterian Church

Stop by the front porch of Mt. Jefferson Presbyterian Church in Downtown West Jefferson for some mountain hospitality! There will be activities for all ages including mini-golf, corn hole, a community puzzle, and more –every day through August. Water and treats for pets too! FREE!

Phipps General Store Jam

When:

Every Friday Night from 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location:

2425 Silas Creek Rd, Lansing, NC 28643

On FRIDAYS, Phipps General Store opens up their doors for a jam session that can be one of the most lively in the region. Spectators sit and chat in benches by the old counter, or in chairs surrounding the musicians. You can hear good ole mountain music played by people of all ages, and visitors are welcome to participate. Free admission, donations welcome.

Pickin' on the Porch

When:

Every Tuesday at 2pm (June 6th - August)

Location:

201 South Jefferson Ave. West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Mt Jefferson Presbyterian Church

Bring your instrument or just come listen to some "good ole' Mountain Music" on the front porch of Mt. Jefferson Presbyterian Church in downtown West Jefferson. FREE!

Role Playing Game Night

When:

Every Thursday Night (5pm - 9pm)

Location:

920 South Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Tolly's Game Store & Lounge

Welcome to the world of role playing games! Whether you're a new or veteran player, everyone can join in the adventures spawning Thursday nights at Tolly's! Join one of our groups or bring your own! We have everything you and your friends need to learn and play great tabletop rpgs like Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, Shadowrun and more! Groups of 5 or more must call ahead for seating availability to ensure we have space for everyone. See you soon and happy questing!

Teaching Tuesdays

When:

Every Tuesday (11am)

Location:

3899 Todd Railroad Grade Rd. Todd, NC 28684

Sponsor:

Todd Mercantile

Come learn all about wild edible plants in this free one hour class on the front porch of the Mercantile in Todd!

The Hotel Tavern Concert Series

When:

Every Saturday (6pm - 9pm)

Location:

5 W Main, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our Monthly Concert Series! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time! To find out "who's playin' when", click VISIT WEBSITE above.

Wednesday Farmers Market

When:

Every Wednesday (8am - 1pm) from July 5th - September 28th

Location:

Backstreet in West Jefferson

Ashe's Farmers Market is every WEDNESDAY from July 5th - September 28th, 8am until 1pm. There you will find anything from local grown produce to hand craft pottery, woven baskets, knitted and crocheted items, quilts, jewelry, flower art, and soy candles, along with organic and vegan soaps and body products. Fine wood crafts are prominent and include everything from skillfully crafted cutting boards to fine furniture. The Ashe County Farmers Market is something you certainly don't want to miss!

Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament

When:

Every Tuesday Night (5pm - 9pm)

Location:

920 South Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Tolly's Game Store & Lounge

Let's Duel! $5 entry fee per participant and all decks must be registered prior to 6pm. See our website for additional details and prize info!

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.

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