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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Healing Arts Exhibit

Date:

Wed Feb 15, 2017 - Fri Mar 24, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 05:00 pm

Location:

Ashe Arts Center

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

Artists create works in all media that showcase the power of art to heal the mind, body and soul. Sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council, the opening reception will be Friday, February 17 from 5-7 pm. For more information please call 336-846-2787.

100 Mile Challenge

Date:

Fri Mar 24, 2017

Time:

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

221 Visitor Center

Sponsor:

New River State Park

Need to add a few miles to your log? Join a State Ranger at the visitor center off of Highway 221 at the New River State Park for a 2.4 mile hike. It is recommended to wear sturdy shoes, dress according to the weather for the day and bring water. 2:00pm - until.

Annual Trout Derby

Date:

Sat Mar 25, 2017

Time:

07:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location:

Ashe County Park Pond

Sponsor:

NC Wildlife Commission

The Trout Derby is open for youth ages up to age 15. The park gates will open at 7:00 am. Enjoy free breakfast biscuits, tackle for use if you don't bring your own, and ACPR Staff will have bait for participants. There will be prizes for heaviest fish caught in each age group. There is no charge for participation and a fishing license for the youth will not be required.

Volunteer Work Day

Date:

Sat Mar 25, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 05:00 pm

Location:

Lower Parking Lot at 221

Sponsor:

New River State Park

This is a great opportunity for high school students to get the volunteer hours needed for graduation and those that love to help out your state parks. Come and join a ranger and learn how to maintain the trails here at the 221 access. Bring plenty of water and wear sturdy shoes. Dress for the weather. 9am-until.

Artist Workshops

Date:

Sat Mar 25, 2017

Time:

10:00 am - 03:00 pm

Location:

Ashe Arts Center

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

Wilkes Community College Small Business Center and Ashe County Arts Council will sponsor two artist related workshops on Saturday, March 25. From 10am-12pm How to Sell Your Artwork Online. From 1pm-3pm Making an Impact on Social Media: The New Art Gallery. Matt Rudisill will facilitate the workshops. The workshops are free. Please call 336-846-2787 to register.

Spider Silk

Date:

Sat Mar 25, 2017

Time:

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

5564 Meat Camp Road Todd, NC 28684

Sponsor:

Elk Knob State Park

Spider silk is unique and amazing. Come learn all about it and try weaving a web of your own. Meet at the park office. 2:00pm-until.

March Concert Series: Matt Bizzell

Date:

Sat Mar 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 March 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!

Todd Wright Trio

Date:

Sat Mar 25, 2017

Time:

07:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

Ashe Arts Center

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

Todd Wright Trio will return to the Ashe Arts Center on Saturday, March 25 for an evening of cool jazz. Tickets are $14 adults and $5 students and may be purchased at the Ashe Arts Center or over the phone with a credit card. For tickets or more information please call 336-846-2787.

Volunteer Work Day

Date:

Sun Mar 26, 2017

Time:

02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Location:

Lower Parking Lot at 221

Sponsor:

New River State Park

This is a great opportunity for high school students to get the volunteer hours needed for graduation and those that love to help out your state parks. Come and join a ranger and learn how to maintain the trails here at the 221 access. Bring plenty of water and wear sturdy shoes. Dress for the weather. 2pm-until.

Mixed Palette

Date:

Sun Mar 26, 2017

Time:

05:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Location:

Florence Art School

Sponsor:

Florence Art School

Join us, if you are interested in learning the art of backyard maple sugaring. The event is free and open to the public as part of Florence Art School's adult education program, A Mixed Palette. Light refreshments.

5th Annual High Country Brewer's Experience

Date:

Sat Apr 01, 2017

Time:

01:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Location:

Boondocks Brewing's Brew Haus & their Tap Room & Restaurant

Sponsor:

Boondocks Brewing

The 5th Annual High Country Brewer's Experience will be held on April 1, 2017 in West Jefferson.
This year we will be hosting tastings and the opportunity to talk with NC Craft Brewers at Boondocks Brewing's Brew Haus Location as well as at the Restaurant.

There is no charge for tastings. Come meet the brewers of some of the areas best craft beers.

This is for the Birds! Hike

Date:

Sat Apr 01, 2017

Time:

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

221 Access Lower Parking Lot

Sponsor:

New River State Park

Come to the New River State Park (221 Access Lower Parking Lot) 2:00pm - until. Bring your binoculars and join a Ranger to see what we can on this short, and easy hike along the river. It is recommended to where sturdy shoes, dress according to the weather for the day and bring water.

April Concert Series: Don Vallarta

Date:

Sat Apr 01, 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 April 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!

In Concert: David Phelps

Date:

Sat Apr 01, 2017

Time:

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Location:

184 Campus Drive, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Midway Baptist Church

Midway Baptist Church of West Jefferson, NC is excited to be hosting Multi-Dove and Grammy Award winning Christian artist, David Phelps in concert in West Jefferson at the ACHS Auditorium Saturday, April 1st 2017 at 7:00 PM-until. Seating will be limited so, we recommend that tickets are purchased early to ensure availability. General Admission $25, Artist Circle $35, VIP $50.

Slithering Snakes!

Date:

Sun Apr 02, 2017

Time:

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

221 Access Visitor Center

Sponsor:

New River State Park

Meet a park ranger to learn lots of things about snakes. We will talk about the common snakes of the High Country & the difference between venomous & nonvenomous snakes. 2:00pm - until.

The Nile Project

Date:

Tue Apr 04, 2017

Time:

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Location:

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

This unique collaboration brings together artists hailing from along the great river that connects 11 countries and over 400 million people, to make music reflecting cultural traditions of the oldest place on earth. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for AppState faculty/staff and retired faculty/staff and $10 for students.

“Producing harmony in a divided world” - NPR

“Musical ambassadors and diplomats” - BBC

Spring Exhibition Celebration

Date:

Fri Apr 07, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location:

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

Sponsor:

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

Join us during the Boone Art Crawl for Spring Exhibition Celebration. Celebrating: 14th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition; Pieces of the Puzzle: Community Outreach; Useful Work: Photographs of Hickory Nut Gap Farm by Ken Abbott; A Thousand Steps, A Thousand Stitches: Figurative Quilts by Susan Sharpe; Studio Practices: Penland 9; Collective Vigilance: Speaking for the New River; Wayne Trapp Memorial Exhibition. Free and open to the public. Food. Live Music. Meet the Artists.

Proof

Date:

Fri Apr 07, 2017 - Sun Apr 09, 2017

Time:

07:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

Ashe Civic Center

Sponsor:

Ashe County Little Theatre

Ashe County Little Theatre presents PROOF at the Ashe Civic Center April 7-9. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 2:00pm. Tickets are $16 adults, $5 students. Proof, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play, follows Catherine, who is struggling with the death of her father, Robert, a mentally troubled mathematical genius. Catherine is afraid of following in her father's footsteps, both mathematically and mentally and tries desperately to stay in control. Call 336-846-2787 for tickets

Spring Fest

Date:

Sat Apr 08, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 02:00 pm

Location:

406 School Avenue, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

Spring Fest is at the Early Learning Center and is a day-long celebration of the arts with over two dozen hands-on art activities, talent show, roving performers, clay station, t-shirt printing, face painting, art displays, festival food and more! Admission is free.

"Victory" Easter Drama

Date:

Sat Apr 08, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

626 Ashe Central School Rd, Jefferson, NC 28640

Sponsor:

New Beginnings Church

Come to the Family Central Gym to see "Victory" an Easter Drama by New Beginnings Church. Free to the public - no tickets required.

April Concert Series: Will Massey

Date:

Sat Apr 08, 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 April Concert Series with music by Will Massey! 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!

Flight of the American Woodcock

Date:

Sat Apr 08, 2017

Time:

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Location:

221 Visitor Center

Sponsor:

New River State Park

Witness the amazing courtship flight of the American Woodcock. Also learn about its life history, and some cool facts about this unique woodland shore bird that is rarely seen. This bird is perfectly camouflaged and rarely heard. The exception occurs in late winter and early Spring when the male birds perform dizzying courtship displays. There will be a short slide show and then the main attraction. Program starts at 7pm-until. Be prepared to spend at least 20 minutes outside in the cold air.

Sidewalk Prophets in Concert

Date:

Sun Apr 09, 2017

Time:

07:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

Ashe County High School

Sidewalk Prophets will be performing their "Prodigal Tour" at our Ashe County High School on Sunday, April 9th at 7:00pm. General admission: $10 ($15 at door), Bus Tour Fastpass Ticket: $25, VIP After Party Fastpass Ticket: $40.

April Concert Series: CJ Ballard

Date:

Fri Apr 14, 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 April 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!

ARTifacts Yard Sale

Date:

Sat Apr 15, 2017

Time:

08:00 am - 01:00 pm

Location:

406 School Avenue, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

The Annual ARTifacts Yard Sale sponsored by the Arts Council will have collection days Wednesday-Friday from 9-5 at the Early Learning Center. Friday night, April 14, is the Preview Party and Sale with a $3.00 admission. The yard sale continues through Saturday, April 15, from 8:00am to 1:00pm.

NC Science Festival Geology, Ecology, & Art

Date:

Sat Apr 15, 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

Meet at the picnic area for an introduction to amphibolite geology and tee-shirt crafting. After a hands on introduction to geology, we will take a 1/2 mile round trip hike. After looking at the park views we will explore the types of weathering and erosion that has shaped this mountain. We will then hike down to the shelter and use our knowledge of, park geology, plants leaves, and soil to design and decorate your own park science tee-shirts. All supplies and shirts are free to participants.

Wordkeepers

Date:

Sat Apr 15, 2017

Time:

03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Location:

Ashe Arts Center

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

Wordkeepers Salon in beautiful downtown West Jefferson is an evening of poetry, short stories, music and prose by local writers. Free. Readings at 4pm at the Ashe Arts Center. Email chris@chrisarvidson.com to reserve your first come-first serve spot to share a 5-minute bit of your own original writing.

April Concert Series: Matt Walsh

Date:

Sat Apr 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 April Concert Series with music by Matt Walsh! 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!

Rave On: The Buddy Holly Story

Date:

Tue Apr 18, 2017

Time:

07:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

Ashe Civic Center

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

Billy Mcguigan as rock and roll legend Buddy Holly in Rave On: The Buddy Holly Story.

Ola Belle Reed Song School

Date:

Fri Apr 21, 2017 - Sun Apr 23, 2017

Time:

01:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Location:

Ashe Civic Center

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

Ashe County Arts Council welcomes musicians Cathy Fink and Laurelyn Dossett for a weekend retreat of songwriting, making music, and celebrating the work of Ola Belle Reed with the Ola Belle Reed Song School. Held at the Ashe Civic Center Friday, April 21- Sunday, April 23. Open to songwriters of all genres, styles, and accompaniment instruments are welcomed. Space is limited to fifteen participants. $200 adults; $150 students. Some tuition assistance available. 336-846-2787 to pre-register.

NC SciFest: Nature Art

Date:

Sat Apr 22, 2017

Time:

01:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Location:

5564 Meat Camp Road Todd, NC 28684

Sponsor:

Elk Knob State Park

Learn how people used natural objects to obtain pigments for painting and dyeing. Try your hand at making your own pigments. All materials provided. Wear clothing you don't mind getting dirty. Meet at the outdoor amphitheater. 1:00pm-until.

April Concert Series: Edward Main

Date:

Sat Apr 22, 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 April 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!

Earth Day Night Hike

Date:

Sat Apr 22, 2017

Time:

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location:

Mt Jefferson Park Office

Sponsor:

Mt Jefferson State Natural Area

Meet the park ranger on Earth Day for a one-mile round-trip hike along the ridgeline out to Luther Rock. See amazing views, stars and the lights of town below. We watch for owls, and listen for wildlife. Bring a small flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. Parts of this hike are considered strenuous and hiking at night can be physically challenging. This program is designed for all ages with good basic hiking skills. Children over 7 are welcome but must be closely supervised. 8:00pm-10:00pm.

NC Downhill Skateboard Race at Mt. Jefferson

Date:

Sun Apr 23, 2017

Time:

01:00 am - 01:00 am

Location:

Mt. Jefferson State Natural Area

Skateboarders from around the world will gather in West Jefferson on April 23 to compete in the state's 3rd Annual Downhill Skateboard Race at Mt. Jefferson State Natural Area. Last year's event brought 89 riders from around the world from as far as China, Canada, Australia, and California. Spectators totaled well over 1000, the most ever in the parks 50 year history. The event is designed and organized by North Carolina Downhill. This event is FREE for spectators. Time: TBA

Volunteer Work Day

Date:

Sat Apr 29, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 05:00 pm

Location:

221 Visitor Center

Sponsor:

New River State Park

This is a great opportunity for high school students to get the volunteer hours needed for graduation and those that love to help out your state parks. Come and join a ranger and learn how to maintain the trails here at the 221 access. Bring plenty of water and wear sturdy shoes. Dress for the weather. 9am-until.

Spring Opening Party at the Old Courthouse

Date:

Sat Apr 29, 2017

Time:

10:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

301 East Main Street, Jefferson, NC 28640

Sponsor:

Museum of Ashe County History

Join us at the Historic 1904 Ashe County Museum for our Spring Opening Party! It will be a patriotic celebration of the openings of two new exhibits. The first is: The War to End All Wars: Ashe County in WWI. The second is: It Has Been 50 Years: Ashe County in Vietnam. Fun for the entire family!

April Concert Series: In Harmony

Date:

Sat Apr 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 April Concert Series with music by In Harmony! 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!

Flight of the American Woodcock

Date:

Sat Apr 29, 2017

Time:

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Location:

221 Visitor Center

Sponsor:

New River State Park

Witness the amazing courtship flight of the American Woodcock. Also learn about its life history, and some cool facts about this unique woodland shore bird that is rarely seen. This bird is perfectly camouflaged and rarely heard. The exception occurs in late winter and early Spring when the male birds perform dizzying courtship displays. There will be a short slide show and then the main attraction. Program starts at 7pm-until. Be prepared to spend at least 20 minutes outside in the cold air.

Leave it to Beavers

Date:

Sun Apr 30, 2017

Time:

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

221 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 for beaver signs. 2:00pm - until.

May Concert Series: Matt Bizzell

Date:

Fri May 05, 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 May 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!

May Concert Series: Edward Main

Date:

Sat May 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 May 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!

May Concert Series: CJ Ballard

Date:

Fri May 12, 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 May 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!

May Concert Series: The Klee & Mike Show

Date:

Sat May 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 May 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!

Puddingstone and Irish Step Dancers

Date:

Sat May 13, 2017

Time:

07:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

Ashe Civic Center

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

Musical group Puddingstone is a conglomerate of many different stones. The genres played range from Americana such as fife and drum, Celtic, folk, New Age, Flamenco, Renaissance and even some classical such as Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring and Pachelbel's Canon. What makes a Puddingstone arrangement recognizable is the unique sound. The group will be joined by the St.Joseph Irish Dance Troupe.

May Concert Series: Matt Walsh

Date:

Fri May 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 May Concert Series with music by Matt Walsh! 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!

May Concert Series: Sunrise Shadow

Date:

Sat May 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 May 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!

May Concert Series: Don Story

Date:

Fri May 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 May 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!

May Concert Series: Lee & Susan Terry

Date:

Sat May 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 May 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!

Night of the Spoken Word

Date:

Sat May 27, 2017

Time:

07:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

Ashe Arts Center

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

Night of the Spoken Word will be presented at the Ashe Arts Center. Writers will be sharing their favorite selections of original poetry and prose with the audience. The subject of the readings will be everything from exploring human relationships to the glory of nature. Come, relax and listen at the Night of the Spoken Word to be encouraged, inspired and entertained. Refreshments will be available and admission is free. For more information please call the Ashe Arts Center at 336-846-2787.

Backstreet Park Concert Series

Date:

Fri Jun 02, 2017

Time:

05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet Park

Sponsor:

Tourism Development Authority

Join us for the first Backstreet Park Concert of the 2017 season! Wayne Henderson, Helen White, and Herb Key will be our performers. So come kick back and enjoy the music and the fresh outdoors! No charge. A special thank you to The Ashe Chamber of Commerce for helping us fund this week's concert!

June Concert Series: The Klee & Mike Show

Date:

Fri Jun 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 June 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!

New River Canoe Race

Date:

Sat Jun 03, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

Zaloos Canoes and New River State Park, Wagoner Access

Sponsor:

Friends of High Country State Parks

The race begins with registration at Zaloo's Canoes in Jefferson from 9am-1pm and ends at New River State Park, Wagoner Access. Bring your own boat or rent one at a reduced rate from Zaloo's with free shuttle service. Activities at the park include live music, food truck, environmental programs and awards ceremony with door prizes. Free tubing at the park, and camping is also available for those who would like to stay nearby. Proceeds support High Country State Parks. Fun for the whole family!

National Trails Day

Date:

Sat Jun 03, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 05:00 pm

Location:

5564 Meat Camp Road Todd, NC 28684

Sponsor:

Elk Knob State Park

Celebrate your love of hiking trails by volunteering to help us maintain our Summit Trail. Meet in the trailhead parking lot. Bring work gloves, water, and a snack. Work will start at 9 and you may stay as long as you like.

Coffee House Live!

Date:

Sat Jun 03, 2017

Time:

07:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Methodist Church Hensley Hall

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

Coffee House Live! returns with an all new lineup of local and regional singers, musicians, storytellers and more. Enjoy delicious homemade desserts, coffee, tea and soft drinks.
Tickets are available at the door. $12 adults, $5 students. Call 336-846-2787 for more information.

Gallery Crawl

Date:

Fri Jun 09, 2017

Time:

05:00 pm - 08:00 pm

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.

June Concert Series: CJ Ballard

Date:

Fri Jun 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 June 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!

June Concert Series: Don Vallarta

Date:

Sat Jun 10, 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 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!

Feast for the Arts Gala

Date:

Sat Jun 10, 2017

Time:

07:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

Ashe Arts Center

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 11 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. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door.

Backstreet Park Concert: The Looping Brothers

Date:

Fri Jun 16, 2017

Time:

05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet Park

Sponsor:

Tourism Development Authority

Come to the Backstreet Park in West Jefferson and enjoy some music by The Looping Brothers! It'll be a fun time in the great outdoors. No charge. A special thank you to Keep Ashe Beautiful for helping us fund this week's concert!

June Concert Series: Edward Main

Date:

Fri Jun 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 June 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!

June Concert Series: Sunrise Shadow

Date:

Sat Jun 17, 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 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!

Backstreet Part Concert: Crooked Road Ramblers

Date:

Fri Jun 23, 2017

Time:

05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet Park

Sponsor:

Tourism Development Authority

Crooked Road Ramblers will be at the West Jefferson Backstreet Park for our third concert in the 2017 season! So come on out to enjoy the music, it's sure to be a great time! No charge. A special thank you to the Christmas in July Festival for helping us fund this week's concert!

June Concert Series: Matt Walsh

Date:

Fri Jun 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 June Concert Series with music by Matt Walsh! 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!

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!

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!

Christmas in July Festival

Date:

Sat Jul 01, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 07:00 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!

4th of July Fireworks Celebration

Date:

Tue Jul 04, 2017

Time:

03:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Location:

Ashe Park Rd, Jefferson, NC 28640

Come to Ashe Park to celebrate Independence Day with us! Shuttles will be picking up at the Ashe County Courthouse starting at 3pm. Fireworks to start at dark. For all the information click on VISIT WEBSITE above. Happy 4th everyone!

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!

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: 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!

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!

"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: Lee & Susan Terry

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

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!

"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.

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!

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: 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!

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.

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.

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!

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!

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!

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!

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: 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!

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!

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!

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!

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.

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!

Take A Child Outside Painting the Moutain

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. 2:00 pm - until.

September Concert Series: Don Vallarta

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 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!

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!

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!

November Concert Series: Don Vallarta

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 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!

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!

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!

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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 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.

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.

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.

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!

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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