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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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Coffee House Live!

Date:

Sat Jan 27, 2018

Time:

07:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Methodist Church Hensley Hall
107 W 2nd St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

The Coffee House has become a favorite tradition where old friends and new friends meet, sample delicious desserts and enjoy quality entertainment. Featured performers will be Cane Mill Road; Steve Lewis and Richard Tumbleston; Out of the Blue - Deborah Jean Sheets and Paula Williams; and classics violinist Cooper Parsons. Tickets are $12 adults and $5 students and are available at the door. For more information please call 336-846-ARTS.

Harmonia Baroque

Date:

Sat Feb 03, 2018

Time:

07:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

Ashe Arts Center
303 School Avenue West Jefferson

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

The chamber ensemble, Harmonia Baroque, will present an evening of classical music at the Ashe Arts Center on Saturday, February 3. The evening of music will begin at 7:30 pm.

Harmonia Baroque will be performing in the intimate atmosphere of the Gallery in the Ashe Arts Center for a true chamber music experience. Admission is $14 adults for adults and $5 for students. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. The concert is sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council.

12th Annual High Country Ice Bowl

Date:

Sat Feb 10, 2018

Time:

09:00 am - 05:00 pm

Location:

Ashe County Park Disc Golf Course
Ashe Park Rd., Jefferson, NC 28640

Sponsor:

High Country Disc Golf

Freezing for a Reason! Registration is from 9:00 am to 9:45 am. Entry fee is $25 and includes lunch and players pack. All proceeds will be going to the local food bank at Ashe Outreach. Come out and show your support!

Oh Shoot! Workshop and Photo Session

Date:

Sat Feb 24, 2018

Time:

10:00 am - 02:00 pm

Location:

Ashe Arts Center
303 School Avenue

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

OH, SHOOT brings photographers Kelly Clampitt and Scot Pope to the Ashe Arts Center on Saturday, February 24 for a workshop and photo session. The workshop includes tips for photographing your own work. Each participant will have the opportunity to have two works of art photographed. The fee for both services is $40; additional works of art may be added for $20 each. The fee for the workshop only is $25. Space is limited at18. Register deadline is February 16. Call 336.846-2787.

Zoe and Cloyd

Date:

Sat Feb 24, 2018

Time:

07:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

Ashe Arts Center
303 School Avenue West Jefferson

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

Seamlessly combining original folk, country, old-time and bluegrass with sincerity and zeal, Zoe & Cloyd will perform at the Ashe Arts Center on Saturday, February 24 at 7:30. Tickets are $14 adults and $5 students.

MerleFest on the Road

Date:

Thu Mar 01, 2018

Time:

07:30 pm - 08:30 pm

Location:

Ashe Civic Center
962 Mt. Jefferson Road

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

MerleFest, the popular music festival founded by the legendary Doc Watson and presented by Window World, offers music lovers a sneak peek of this spring's festival when MerleFest On the Road makes a stop at the Ashe Civic Center in West Jefferson . The tour will feature select artists that will perform at MerleFest 2018 or have performed previously at the festival: The Way Down Wanderers, The Barefoot Movement and Andy May. Tickets are $16 adults and $5 students and purchased at 336-846-2787

Coffee House Live!

Date:

Sat Mar 10, 2018

Time:

07:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Methodist Church

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

The Coffee House has become a favorite tradition where old friends and new friends meet, sample delicious desserts and enjoy quality entertainment.Tickets are $12 adults and $5 students and are available at the door. For more information please call 336-846-ARTS.

An Indestructible Joy

Date:

Fri Mar 23, 2018

Time:

06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

First Baptist Church
8 E 2nd St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Revive Ministries

Are you overwhelmed with responsibilities? Underwhelmed with joy? Overwhelmed with burden? Underwhelmed with daily life? Join us to learn how to have an Indestructible Joy! Speaker: Beth Greer, Comedian: Teresa Allen. Pre-registration not required but appreciated. Friday Night Comedy: 6-8pm. Saturday Event: 9am-4pm (registration 8am). Free event, lunch included on Saturday.

Johnny Peers and Muttville Comix

Date:

Fri Mar 23, 2018

Time:

07:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

Ashe Civic Center
962 Mount Jefferson Road

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comix have appeared on Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus and on David Letterman!
Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comix is a slapstick comedy act like no other. Johnny leads over a dozen dogs through challenging and hilarious tricks as Johnny plays the straight man role in this wonderful show.

Muttville Comix will be at the Ashe Civic Center on Friday, March 23, 2018. Tickets are $22 per adults and $5 students. 336-846-2787.

An Indestructible Joy

Date:

Sat Mar 24, 2018

Time:

08:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

First Baptist Church
8 E 2nd St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Revive Ministries

Are you overwhelmed with responsibilities? Underwhelmed with joy? Overwhelmed with burden? Underwhelmed with daily life? Join us to learn how to have an Indestructible Joy! Speaker: Beth Greer, Comedian: Teresa Allen. Pre-registration not required but appreciated. Friday Night Comedy: 6-8pm. Saturday Event: 9am-4pm (registration 8am). Free event, lunch included on Saturday.

Bus Stop

Date:

Fri Apr 06, 2018 - Sun Apr 08, 2018

Time:

07:30 pm - 02:00 pm

Location:

Ashe Civic Center
962 Mt. Jefferson Road

Sponsor:

Ashe County Little Theatre

Ashe County Little Theatre presents the play Bus Stop at the Ashe Civic Center on April 6-8. The award winning script by William Inge explores what happens when a bus gets snowbound in a small town in Kansas. Tickets are $16 adults and $5 students. For tickets call 336-846-2787.

Ola Belle Reed Songwriting Retreat

Date:

Fri Apr 13, 2018 - Sun Apr 15, 2018

Time:

07:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Location:

Ashe Civic Center
962 Mount Jefferson Road

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

The Ashe County Arts Council welcomes the weekend retreat of songwriting, making music, and celebrating the work of Ola Belle Reed with the Song Writer’s Retreat. The workshop will be held at the Ashe Civic Center Friday, April 13 through Sunday, April 15, 2018. It is open to songwriters of all genres and styles, and all accompaniment instruments are welcomed. Instructors: Cathy Fink, Claire Lynch and Sam Gleaves. Tuition $200 adults, $150 students. Assistance available. Call 336-846-2787.

Spring Fest

Date:

Sat Apr 21, 2018

Time:

09:00 am - 02:00 pm

Location:

Ashe Early Learning Center
409-499 School Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

The annual Spring Fest returns to Ashe County on Saturday, April 21 from 9-2 at the Ashe Early Learning Center. Hands on art activities, face painting, art displays, festival food, talent show and more! Free and open to the public!

Trout Rodeo Fundraiser

Date:

Sat May 12, 2018

Time:

07:00 am - 05:00 pm

Location:

Pond Mountain Fire & Rescue - Station #1
6038 Joines Rd, Creston, NC 28615

Join us for breakfast at 7am then off to the fishing at 8am! There will also be a silent auction and lunch!

Feast for the Arts

Date:

Sat Jun 09, 2018

Time:

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location:

Ashe Arts Center
303 School Avenue

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

Raising fun and funds is the idea behind the Feast for the Arts Wine and Dessert Gala on Saturday, June 10 at 8:00 pm at the Ashe Arts Center. Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy delicious desserts, bid on exciting silent auction items and support the Ashe County Arts Council. The proceeds go to supporting school and community events sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council.

Christmas in July Festival Kickoff

Date:

Fri Jul 06, 2018

Time:

06:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet

On Friday, July 6th, 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!

Christmas in July Festival

Date:

Sat Jul 07, 2018

Time:

09:00 am - 06:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet

Come celebrate Independence Day weekend, Saturday, July 7th, 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!

Ashe County Piecemakers' Annual Quilt Fair

Date:

Fri Jul 27, 2018 - Sat Jul 28, 2018

Time:

10:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

Ashe County High School
184 Campus Dr., West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Ashe County Piecemakers Quilt Guild

It's the Ashe County Piecemakers Quilt Guild's annual Quilt Fair! Same amazing workmanship! Brand new location! This year's Fair will feature Vendor Village, Guild Boutique, Education Station, and of course, plenty of BEAUTIFUL QUILTS! And back by popular demand: raffle prize drawings including a Grand Prize of a brand new Janome sewing machine! Refreshments will be available on-site. Watch our website for Quilt Fair updates.

Ashe County Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddlers

Date:

Fri Jul 27, 2018 - Sat Jul 28, 2018

Time:

07:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location:

Ashe Park

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

Ashe County Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddlers Convention will be at Ashe Park in Jefferson on Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28. Competition, music, cash awards, Appalachian Barn Dance and more! Check out www.ashefiddlersconvention.org

West Jefferson's Annual Antiques Fair

Date:

Fri Sep 14, 2018

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 14th 1pm-8pm, the fair will still be open Saturday the 15th 8am-5pm. Stroll the streets of historic downtown West Jefferson and find a unique treasure you simply can't live without!

West Jefferson's Annual Antiques Fair

Date:

Sat Sep 15, 2018

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 14th 1pm-8pm and Saturday the 15th 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!

West Jefferson Annual Holiday Parade

Date:

Sat Nov 17, 2018

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!!

Annual Hometown Christmas

Date:

Fri Nov 23, 2018

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!

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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.

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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.

Ashe County Corn Maze & Pumpkin Festival

When:

Open September 22nd - October 31st (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday)

Location:

Frosty's Choose & Cut
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.

Cardfight! Vanguard Tournament

When:

Every Thursday Night from 5PM to 9PM

Location:

Tolly's Game Store & Lounge
920 South Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Tolly's Game Store & Lounge

Join us for an officially sanctioned tournament in the popular card game "Cardfight! Vanguard". Cost to enter is $5 per person and all players must adhere to official tournament rules and regulations set by Bushiroad. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 players based on turnout so the more competitors the bigger the prize pot! Deck registration starts at 5PM and play starts at 6PM. See you soon!

Dragonball Super Tournament

When:

Every Tuesday Night (5pm - 9pm)

Location:

Tolly's Game Store & Lounge
920 South Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Tolly's Game Store & Lounge

Join us for an official Dragonball Super Collectible Card Game tournament! $5 entry fee per participant and all decks must be registered prior to 6pm. See our website for additional details and prize info!

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. Format alternates between "Standard" and "Modern". See our website for additional details and prize info!

Old Time CommUnity Dance and Pot Luck Dinner

When:

'Teen friday'. Whatever Friday falls on the 13th- 19th.

Location:

Todd Mercantile
3899 Todd Railroad Grade Rd, Todd, NC 28684

Sponsor:

Todd Mercantile

Grab the family and give a holler to your neighbors for our commUnity potluck dinner and oldtime dance. So make a favorite dish (or pick one up at the store). So come out and reconnect with old friends, make new ones and enjoy a variety of delicious foods.

After the dinner (about 7:15ish) we'll break down the tables and chairs and rosen up the bows. Then get ready to promenade your partner around the room and kick up your heels to the live band!

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.

Quilt Guild Meeting

When:

2nd Thursday Each Month (2:00PM)

Location:

Ashe County Senior Center
180 Chatty Rob Ln, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Ashe County Piecemakers Quilt Guild

The Ashe County Piecemakers Quilt Guild meets at 2:00pm on the 2nd Thursday each month at the Ashe County Senior Center. We strive to share the art of past, present, and future quilting. Whether you are an avid quilter, still learning, or just love the art and history of quilting, we hope that you will come and share your love of quilting with us! For more information, click VISIT WEBSITE above or visit our Facebook page!

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 Haunted Factory

When:

Every Friday and Saturday starting: Sept. 29 - Oct. 31 (7:00pm - until)

Location:

301 Locust St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Come check out the thrills and chills at the Haunted Factory! This haunted tour has live actors around every corner to provide you with ghoulish frights and delights. We will be open every Friday and Saturday in October, starting with our opening weekend on Friday, September 29th, and Saturday, September 30th. We will also be open on Halloween night. Be ready to get your scare on... Admission is only $7.00!

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 Night Magic

When:

Every Wednesday Night from 5PM to 9PM

Location:

Tolly's Game Store & Lounge
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! All decks must be registered prior to 6pm and the format for this day of the week alternates between "Draft" and "Commander" format. Check out our website to see which format we're using this week as well as additional details and prize info!

Workshop to Expand Your Creative Voice

When:

2nd Thurs. of each month 12:30 to 3:30PM & 5:30 to 8:30PM. Other times available upon request.

Location:

189 Annapurna Drive, Todd, NC 28684

The workshop will introduce many visual thinking concepts and techniques used by professional artists and designers. The goal of the workshop is for members to explore new creative avenues to expand their creativity. The workshop will explore such areas as: compositional formats, Gestalt perceptual pattern principles, Renaissance and oblique perspective, & ideaword-image development exercises. REGISTER NOW! $35.00 per session CALL 518-727-5523. EMAIL: miltatop@gmail.com Presenter: Milt Sigel.

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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