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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Through the Camera's Eye

Date:

Thu Aug 17, 2017 - Sat Sep 02, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 05:00 pm

Location:

Ashe Arts Center

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

The Ashe Arts Center will present a new exhibit in the gallery entitled “Through the Camera’s Eye”. Exhibit will feature area photographers. The photo subjects will the beauty of nature, interesting places and more! The opening reception will be during Gallery Crawl from 5-8 pm. The exhibit will be on display through September 2.

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.

Fly Fishing Demo Promo

Date:

Sat Aug 19, 2017

Time:

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location:

Meet at Wagoner Contact Station

Sponsor:

New River State Park

Join Tom Kellner, New River State Park Camp Host and Fly Fishing Guru for a casting demonstration. Learn the basic set up and use of a fly rod verses a casting rod. Borrow a rod from the park or bring your own. After learning basics: practice, practice practice and you may land a smallie or red eye bass. Good luck and have some Fun at the Park. 10am - until.

Morning Nature Hike

Date:

Sat Aug 19, 2017

Time:

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location:

First Overlook

Sponsor:

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

Meet the ranger for a morning hike up on one of the park’s newest trails. This hike will offer visitors an opportunity to experience the quiet beauty and natural wonders that thrive on Mt. Jefferson in the morning. This hike is up-hill and closed-toe shoes are required. 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.

Save The New River Party

Date:

Sat Aug 19, 2017

Time:

01:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Location:

Boondocks Brewing's Tap Room & Restaurant

Sponsor:

Boondocks Brewing

Join all your friends and special guests the Sand Sharks and SweetWater Brewing as Boondocks Brewing and the New River Conservancy wraps up their 2017 Save the New Campaign. There will be tons of fun, great music, raffles and plenty of great beer and food. This event benefits the great efforts of the New River Conservancy so make plans to stop by and bring your dancing shoes.....

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.

Wordkeepers

Date:

Sat Aug 19, 2017

Time:

04:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

Ashe Arts Center

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

Come on out for Wordkeepers in beautiful downtown West Jefferson for an evening of poetry, short stories, music and prose by local writers. Hear some always great original prose and poetry from local/regional writers. It’s free. Readings at 4pm - until. Email Chris at christinearvidson@mac.com to reserve your spot if you want to share a 5-minute bit of your own original writing.

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!

Saturday Night Dinner w/ Aaron Price and Vendetta Crème

Date:

Sat Aug 19, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location:

1896 Old Field Creek Rd. Grassy Creek, NC 28631

Sponsor:

River House Country Inn and Restaurant

Vendetta Crème capture a multitude of moods, styles and laughs with each performance. They have traveled far and wide, dazzling audiences the world over with their non-stop variety cabaret show that "brings tears to the eyes of the most hard-hearted, or leaves the room flabbergasted with laughter."

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!

Coffee House Live!

Date:

Sat Aug 19, 2017

Time:

07:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Methodist Church Hensley Hall

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. Featured performers include: Laurelyn Dossett, Scot Pope and Nan Zoppi, The Dave Braun Band and Helen White and Kay Justice.

Morning Vista Viewing

Date:

Sun Aug 20, 2017

Time:

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location:

Third Overlook (Jefferson Overlook)

Sponsor:

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

Meet at the overlook an experience the views as we look north toward a vast ocean of mountains. At the Jefferson overlook we will begin the day with natural wonder and the ranger may share some stories and a little local history too. This program does not require hiking. 10am - until.

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 Street Jefferson, NC 28640

Sponsor:

Museum of Ashe County History

This week’s featured performer is The Dollar Brothers.

This free concert is presented by the Museum of Ashe County History.

All Music on the Green Concerts start at 3pm.

Concerts will be held on the Museum Green beside the old courthouse

In case of rain, concerts will be held in the Fellowship Hall of Fletcher Memorial Baptist Church at 201 South Avenue, Jefferson.

Sunday Salon with Aaron Price and Vendetta Crème

Date:

Sun Aug 20, 2017

Time:

04:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

1896 Old Field Creek Rd. Grassy Creek, NC 28631

Sponsor:

River House Country Inn and Restaurant

Vendetta Crème capture a multitude of moods, styles and laughs with each performance. They have traveled far and wide, dazzling audiences the world over with their non-stop variety cabaret show that "brings tears to the eyes of the most hard-hearted, or leaves the room flabbergasted with laughter."

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!

Eclipse on the New!

Date:

Mon Aug 21, 2017

Time:

12:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Location:

2966 Garvey Bridge Rd, Crumpler, NC 28617

Sponsor:

Riverside Canoe

Paddle along the New River and watch the eclipse. Launch from Riverside Canoe MON, Aug. 21 and then return for a BBQ and entertainment, 5-7pm! Reservations required. $60 per person includes boat & guide, safety glasses, commemorative T-shirt, food and entertainment. Call 336-982-9439.

Get Caught in the Dark: Eclipse Float

Date:

Mon Aug 21, 2017

Time:

12:45 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

10725 U.S. Hwy 221 N, Crumpler, NC 28617

Sponsor:

New River Outfitters

Get Caught in the Dark on the New River! Special Eclipse float! $30 per person, price includes: glow stick, map, and t-shirt! Don't forget to protect your eyes with the special eclipse glasses. Call to reserve your spot limited space available 336-982-9192.

Where is the Sun?

Date:

Mon Aug 21, 2017

Time:

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

1st Overlook (Sunset Overlook)

Sponsor:

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

Join the park ranger for this unique afternoon solar eclipse program. We will enjoy the mountain’s breathtaking visits as we learn a few fun facts about the sun and the eclipse on this special day. Don't forget to protect your eyes! Note: Mt. Jefferson State Natural Area is not in the path of totality for this eclipse. 2pm - until

Regional Artist Project Grant Workshop

Date:

Thu Aug 24, 2017

Time:

05:30 pm - 06:30 pm

Location:

Ashe Arts Center

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

Workshop for interested artists applying for the Regional Artist Program grants on Thursday, August 24 at 5:30. Information and guidelines for applicants to help them be more competitive with their applications and to walk them through the application and grant process. Please call 336-846-2787 to make reservation for workshop.

Backstreet Park Concert: Backporch Bluegrass Band

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! Imagination Ashe Board will be displaying the new Step Project Recognition Plaques. If you donated towards the Step Project, come and see your name on display!

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!

Church Basement Ladies

Date:

Fri Aug 25, 2017 - Sun Aug 27, 2017

Time:

07:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

Ashe Civic Center

Sponsor:

Ashe County Little Theatre

Ashe County Little Theatre presents the Church Basement Ladies August 25-27 at the Ashe Civic Center. A celebration of the church basement kitchen and the women who work there, Church Basement Ladies is a musical comedy featuring four distinct characters and their relationships as they organize the food and solve the problems of a rural Minnesota church about to undergo changes in 1965.

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!

2nd Annual Art Fair

Date:

Sat Sep 02, 2017

Time:

10:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

9606 194 N, Todd, NC 28684

Sponsor:

Friends of St. Matthews

Featuring local arts, crafts, and antiques! All proceeds benefit restoring historic St. Matthews Church. Together we can save St. Matthews!

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 Gallery Crawl

Date:

Fri Sep 08, 2017

Time:

05:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

Ashe Arts Center

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

The Ashe County Arts Council will again sponsor Gallery Crawl on September 8 from 5 to 8 pm. Crawlers are invited to stroll the streets, visit the galleries, view the downtown murals and take advantage of the downtown restaurants. Seventeen galleries will participate with new artists, new exhibits and new artwork. For more information please call 336-846-2787.

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!

On the Same Page Literary Festival

Date:

Tue Sep 12, 2017 - Sat Sep 16, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 09:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council and Ashe Public Library

On the Same Page Literary Festival celebrates reading and writing. Opportunities for authors to share their work, for readers a chance to meet authors, for writers to engage in workshops and for lovers of the written word to celebrate reading! Scheduled are author talks, workshops, storytelling, lunch, and more! Most events are free with a couple of lunch fees. Most events are open with a few with limited seating and reservations required. www.onthesamepagefestival.org for the schedule.

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!

Art on the Mountain

Date:

Sat Sep 23, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 03:00 pm

Location:

Ashe Arts Center

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

Art on the Mountain will be Saturday, September 23 on the grounds of the Ashe Arts Center in West Jefferson. Over thirty artists will be selling and displaying their fine arts and crafts. For a list of artists check out www.ashecountyarts.org. For more information please call 336-846-2787.

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.

Music on the Green: Taylon Hope Miller

Date:

Sun Sep 24, 2017

Time:

03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Location:

301 East Main Street Jefferson, NC 28640

Sponsor:

Museum of Ashe County History

This week’s featured performer is Taylon Hope Miller.

This free concert is presented by the Museum of Ashe County History.

All Music on the Green Concerts start at 3pm.

Concerts will be held on the Museum Green beside the old courthouse

In case of rain, concerts will be held in the Fellowship Hall of Fletcher Memorial Baptist Church at 201 South Avenue, Jefferson.

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.

Cycle NC Mountains to Coast Ride

Date:

Fri Sep 29, 2017 - Sat Sep 30, 2017

Time:

01:00 am - 01:00 am

Location:

Jefferson, NC

Sponsor:

VisitNC & Cycle North Carolina

This is Cycle North Carolina Mountains to Coast Ride's 19th consecutive year! This event brings 1,000 - 1,500 people to the Coolest Corner of North Carolina! The town of Jefferson has been chosen as this year's starting point. The Mountains to Coast ride showcases so many of North Carolina's beautiful small towns a long the way. Definitely something to see!

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 (Closed August 6th)

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 (4pm-6pm) from July 5th - September 28th

Location:

Backstreet in West Jefferson

Ashe's Farmers Market is every WEDNESDAY from July 5th - September 28th, 4pm until 6pm. 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.

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

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