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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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 Downhill Skateboard Race at Mt. Jefferson

Date:

Sun Apr 23, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 05:00 pm

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 & family friendly. Time 9:00am

River House Sunday Salon

Date:

Sun Apr 23, 2017

Time:

04:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

1896 Old Field Creek Rd. Grassy Creek, NC 28631

Sponsor:

River House

Uncle Herbie Burns and Joey Mack are launching their new CD and performing for us at this weekend's Sunday Salon! We hope to see you all there. Call 336-982-2109 to make reservations.

Barn Quilt Square Workshop with Renee Brooks

Date:

Wed Apr 26, 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!

Arbor Day Exhibit Celebration

Date:

Fri Apr 28, 2017

Time:

04:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

The Florence Thomas Art School is excited to bring you an exhibit in celebration of Arbor Day as well as our art program for the 3rd Grade Classes in Ashe County. The 3rd graders will be presenting their work at the Florence Thomas Art School on Friday, April 28th, 2017 in a “pop-up” exhibition which you don’t want to miss!

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!

International Tabletop Day

Date:

Sat Apr 29, 2017

Time:

11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Location:

911 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Tolly's Game Store & Lounge

International Tabletop Day (ITTD) is a world-wide celebration of the tabletop gaming community and industry. Stop by Tolly's Game Store and Lounge and play a plethora of tabletop games for free! Also enjoy 15% off all tabletop games and accessories during the event! Rumor has it there may even be some special door prizes and giveaways!

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!

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.

Mt. Ridge Trail Hike

Date:

Sun Apr 30, 2017

Time:

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

First (Sunset Overlook)

Sponsor:

Mt Jefferson State Natural Area

Meet the ranger for a hike up one of the park’s newest trails. Take in some of the first signs of spring on this fun nature hike. This hike is up-hill and closed-toe shoes are required. 2:00pm - until.

River House Sunday Salon

Date:

Sun Apr 30, 2017

Time:

04:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

1896 Old Field Creek Rd. Grassy Creek, NC 28631

Sponsor:

River House

On the heels of Merlefest, Justin Poindexter and Sasha Papernik making "Cool" music (You'll see - and hear) with Peri DeLorenzo and Mark Dobbyn. You won't want to miss this! For reservations call 336-982-2109

A Mixed Palette Series: The Work of Florence Thomas

Date:

Sun Apr 30, 2017

Time:

05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

Join us for featured guest speaker, Robbie Franklin, on the topic of works by Florence Thomas. Robbie will be bringing works by Florence from his private collection, offering a unique opportunity to see works by Florence generally not on display for the public as well as to hear some insight from Robbie, a valued friend of Florence's. Robbie Franklin is the founder of McFarland Publishing Company, a leading publisher of academic and nonfiction books, including The Art of Florence Thomas.

Gem Valley Opening Day

Date:

Mon May 01, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 03:00 pm

Location:

2489 Little Peak Creek Rd, Jefferson, NC 28640

Sponsor:

Gem Valley NC

Gem Valley Gem mine will be open for the 2017 season on May 1st! Hope to see everyone prospecting!

Ashe Outdoor Recreation Summit

Date:

Thu May 04, 2017

Time:

05:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Location:

303 School Avenue, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Social: 5pm - 6pm. There will be door prizes, meet & greet, recreation vendors, and local non-profits. The program begins at 6pm - 8:30pm. Learn about the NPT to connect the downtowns of West Jefferson and Boone. For more information call 336-846-5528

First Friday Workshop

Date:

Fri May 05, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Location:

Florence Art School

Sponsor:

Florence Art School

We will focus on the process of painting with the instructor's personal line of oil sticks. Paul will demonstrate a number of techniques you can use with this versatile and expressive medium. Color theory, composition and basic painting ideas will be discussed. Paul work with students individually as you paint from his digital images or your own. Using oil sticks is both fun and challenging. $30 All materials provided

Fashion Show

Date:

Fri May 05, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

424 East Main St, Jefferson, NC 28640

Come to Becky & Company for a benefit fashion show for shoes for kids! $10 or more donation will enter you for the prizes: Teeth whitening kit sponsored by Dr. Rector, 1 microdermabrasion, 3 Boutique gift certificates, and much more! Come and see casual and resort wear fashions for 2017!

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!

Super Smash Bros. Melee Tournament

Date:

Sat May 06, 2017

Time:

01:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Location:

911 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Tolly's Game Store & Lounge

Time for some smash! $10 entry fee per person includes 1 snack, 1 drink and entry into the tournament. Players will duke it out in a "Free For All", 4 player, bracket tournament. All players must be registered before 2PM in order to participate. Awards will be given as follows.

1st place - $50 store credit
2nd place - $25 store credit
3rd place - $15 store credit

See store for additional rules and details.

Derby Days - A Children's Benefit

Date:

Sat May 06, 2017

Time:

04:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location:

The Club at Jefferson Landing

Sponsor:

Ashe County Children's Trust Endowment

Enjoy horse races, a DJ, and delicious food. Ladies show off your hats in the Best Hat Contest. Gentlemen grab your bowties for the Best Bowtie Contest. Tickets are $50.00 per person. For additional information on the event, sponsorship opportunities, or how to purchase tickets contact Cooperative Extension, Ashe County Center at 336-846-5850 or Ashe County Partnership for Children at 336-982-4588.

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!

Plein Air Workshop

Date:

Mon May 08, 2017 - Wed May 10, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

This will be a 3 day plein air workshop consisting of brief lectures, group discussions, outdoor painting demonstrations, and student painting opportunities. The focus of Scott’s workshop will be to simplify your painting process. You will learn the exercises to improve the fundamentals: drawing, composition, values, and color to create stronger paintings. Level: All. Tuition: $330. Register online to reserve your spot! VISIT WEBSITE to find more information and needed supplies list.

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.

“Painting Bold and Controlled” Watercolor Workshop

Date:

Fri May 19, 2017 - Sat May 20, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

Level: Experienced beginners – intermediate. Tuition: $200. Workshop by Wes Waugh. For information on this workshop click VISIT WEBSITE above. Register online to reserve your spot!

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!

2017 Marathon Jam

Date:

Sat May 20, 2017

Time:

12:00 pm - 12:00 am

Location:

303 School Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

New River Chapter of the MOAA

Acoustic open jam! All Musicians Welcome! Musicians are encouraged to raise pledges to participate. Sponsorships and donations are tax deductible. Marathon Jam and Fisher House are 501(c)3 organizations. Fisher House provides a temporary home for families of wounded military members so they can be together during medical treatment. Jam Organizer: New River MOAA (newrivermoaa.org), Jam Partners: USAA, Ashe Arts Council (ashecountyarts.org), and Rooster Ridge Arts (roosterridgearts.com).

How to Paint Miniatures - Beginners Class

Date:

Sat May 20, 2017

Time:

12:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Location:

911 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Tolly's Game Store & Lounge

Learn to paint from international award winning miniature painter Chad Patrick! Cost for class is $15 per person and will focus on the fundamentals of miniature painting, brush control. Taking this class will be required before moving on to more advanced classes. Participants must bring two fully assembled miniatures of their choice, unprimed if possible. They can be of any scale, but large scale is not recommended. See our website and follow us on Facebook for additional details!

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!

Music on the Green

Date:

Sun May 21, 2017

Time:

03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Location:

301 East Main St, Jefferson, NC 28640

Sponsor:

Museum of Ashe County History

Our first Music on the Green for 2017 kicks off with the very popular Wayne Henderson and Herb Key.

Watercolor Color Mixing Workshop

Date:

Fri May 26, 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 we will learn how to: Achieve color harmony, Use a limited palette, Use the split-primary color wheel, Determine pigment properties, Mix clean vibrant color and avoid mixing mud, Mix beautiful luminous grays, Mix harmonious greens, and Become familiar with the different types of color schemes. Level: Beg-Intermediate. Tuition: $115. Some materials provided, to find supply list click VISIT WEBSITE above. Register online to reserve your spot!

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!

Watercolor Journaling Workshop

Date:

Sat May 27, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

Whether you are new to sketchbook journaling, or have recently begun, come join us in the journey. In this class we will be talking about sketching tips, designing the layouts of our pages, using borders, and how to create faux calligraphy. During class you will design and sketch your own sketchbook pages using the concepts taught. Level: Beginner – Intermediate. Tuition: $110. Register online to reserve your spot! Click VISIT WEBSITE above to find needed supplies list.

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.

First Friday Collage Workshop

Date:

Fri Jun 02, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

Have fun learning how to paint a colorful and creative background. Explore collage and experiment with placing collage elements on your painted backgrounds. This class is a jumping off place for you to begin a collage journey. No experience is needed and come prepared to enjoy collage. Level: All. Tuition: $30. All Materials Included. Register online to reserve your spot!

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!

Beginning Acrylic Workshop

Date:

Sat Jun 03, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

In this workshop, artist Jeremy Sams will be introducing you to the exciting world of acrylic painting. We will explore the fundamentals of using this diverse and forgiving medium by learning how to compose a painting from the beginning to the end. Level: Beginner. Tuition: $110. All Materials Provided. Register online to reserve your spot!

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.

Portraits/Drawing from Life Workshop

Date:

Mon Jun 05, 2017 - Wed Jun 07, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

Whether painting or drawing is your goal, a deeper understanding of the drawing process is a critical component. Mastery over your drawing is learnable but first you need to transform the way you see. Learn practical strategies and techniques for capturing a likeness and sense of form. Level: Beginner with experience – Advanced. Tuition:$300 + $30 model fee. Register online to reserve your spot!

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!

Egg Basket Workshop

Date:

Sat Jun 10, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

Egg baskets, with their traditional rounded silhouette, offer both utility and beauty. Learn the history of this unique style of weaving, which combines both flat and round reeds, and how to create an egg basket for your own home or to give as a hand crafted gift. All materials included. Tuition: $95. All Levels. Register online to reserve your spot!

2nd Annual Blues Festival

Date:

Sat Jun 10, 2017

Time:

12:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Location:

Lansing, NC

Come to Lansing for the 2nd Annual Blues Festival! Blues in the Blue Ridge Mountains - doesn't get better than that!

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.

Plein Air Workshop

Date:

Mon Jun 12, 2017 - Wed Jun 14, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

Please join me for a 3 day plein air workshop in beautiful western North Carolina. This workshop will be practical in nature with a focus on your needs and goals. Our time together will include demonstrations, presentations, group critiques, discussion, and lots of painting time with personal easel critique. All Levels. Tuition: $300. Click VISIT WEBSITE above for more information and a list of needed supplies. Register online to reserve your spot!

Digital Imaging Workshop

Date:

Fri Jun 16, 2017

Time:

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

This 3-hour workshop will explore inexpensive ways for painters to record their works in order to make digital images for record-keeping, exhibition entries, notecards, websites, brochures, business cards, and other useful reproductions of their work. Level: Beginner. Tuition: $50. Click VISIT WEBSITE above for more information. Register online to reserve your spot!

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!

Oil Pet Portraits Workshop

Date:

Fri Jun 23, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

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

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!

Oil Pet Portraits Workshop

Date:

Sat Jun 24, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 03:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

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

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!

Music on the Green: Sacred Ground

Date:

Sun Jun 25, 2017

Time:

03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Location:

301 East Main St, Jefferson, NC 28640

Sponsor:

Museum of Ashe County History

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

Experimental Watercolor Workshop

Date:

Mon Jun 26, 2017 - Wed Jun 28, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

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

Christmas in July Festival Kickoff

Date:

Fri Jun 30, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet

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

Beginning Acrylic Workshop

Date:

Sat Jul 01, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

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

Christmas in July Festival

Date:

Sat Jul 01, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 06:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet

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

Todd Liberty Parade & Concert

Date:

Tue Jul 04, 2017

Time:

10:30 am - 01:00 pm

Location:

Todd Railroad Grade Road, Todd NC 28684

The Todd Liberty Parade is known for its fabulous costumes and inclusiveness - anyone can join in the parade! Costumes made by Elkland Art Center are available for all to wear at the parade start, so come early and get decked out if you want to join in. At 11:00, the parade winds its way through downtown Todd ending at Cook Park with music, dancing and food. Whether you walk in the parade or watch in, you're in for a one-of-a-kind experience celebrating America.

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!

Barn Quilt Square Workshop

Date:

Fri Jul 07, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

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

Backstreet Park Concert: Strictly Strings

Date:

Fri Jul 07, 2017

Time:

05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet Park

Sponsor:

Tourism Development Authority

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

Oil “From Plein Air to Studio” Workshop

Date:

Mon Jul 10, 2017 - Wed Jul 12, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

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

July 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!

15th Annual Winefest

Date:

Sat Jul 15, 2017

Time:

01:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Location:

1896 Old Field Creek Rd. Grassy Creek, NC 28631

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

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!

Beginning Oil Workshop

Date:

Sat Jul 22, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

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

"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!

Music on the Green: Fred Hogue & the Backstreet Band

Date:

Sun Jul 23, 2017

Time:

03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Location:

301 East Main St, Jefferson, NC 28640

Sponsor:

Museum of Ashe County History

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

Oil/Interiors Workshop

Date:

Mon Jul 24, 2017 - Wed Jul 26, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

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

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

Date:

Fri Jul 28, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

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

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!

Watercolor for Beginners Workshop

Date:

Sat Jul 29, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

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

July Concert Series: Matt Bizzell

Date:

Sat Jul 29, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

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

Rug Hooking Workshop

Date:

Thu Aug 03, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

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

Backstreet Park Concert: Sheets Family Band

Date:

Fri Aug 04, 2017

Time:

05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet Park

Sponsor:

Tourism Development Authority

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

First Friday - Pet Mats Workshop

Date:

Fri Aug 04, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

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

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.

Color Theory Workshop

Date:

Mon Aug 07, 2017 - Wed Aug 09, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

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

Paint Your Pet Workshop

Date:

Tue Aug 08, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

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

August Concert Series: 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!

Watercolor Workshop

Date:

Mon Aug 14, 2017 - Wed Aug 16, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

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

Backstreet Park Concert: Mountain Laurels

Date:

Fri Aug 18, 2017

Time:

05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet Park

Sponsor:

Tourism Development Authority

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

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!

Music on the Green: The Dollar Brothers

Date:

Sun Aug 20, 2017

Time:

03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Location:

301 East Main St, Jefferson, NC 28640

Sponsor:

Museum of Ashe County History

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

Silver Jewelry Workshop

Date:

Mon Aug 21, 2017 - Tue Aug 22, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

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

Backstreet Park Concert: Backporch Bluegrass

Date:

Fri Aug 25, 2017

Time:

05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet Park

Sponsor:

Tourism Development Authority

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

August Concert Series: 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!

Oil Workshop

Date:

Tue Aug 29, 2017 - Thu Aug 31, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

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

Backstreet Park Concert: Zephyr Lightning Bolts

Date:

Fri Sep 01, 2017

Time:

05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet Park

Sponsor:

Tourism Development Authority

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

First Friday- Beaded Bracelet Workshop

Date:

Fri Sep 01, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

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

September Concert Series: Lee & Susan Terry

Date:

Fri Sep 01, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

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

Basketry Workshop

Date:

Sat Sep 02, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 03:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

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

September Concert Series: Don Story

Date:

Sat Sep 02, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson NC, 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

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

15th Annual New River Blues Festival

Date:

Sun Sep 03, 2017

Time:

12:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

1896 Old Field Creek Rd. Grassy Creek, NC 28631

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

Elk Knob Community Headwaters Day

Date:

Sat Sep 09, 2017

Time:

11:00 am - 03:00 pm

Location:

5564 Meat Camp Road Todd, NC 28684

Sponsor:

Elk Knob State Park

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

September Concert Series: Devereux Meadows Ground Crew

Date:

Sat Sep 09, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

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

Grandparents Day Trees & Tees

Date:

Sun Sep 10, 2017

Time:

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

1481 Mt Jefferson State Park Rd West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Mt Jefferson State Natural Area

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

“Life on Canvas” Portrait Painting Workshop

Date:

Mon Sep 11, 2017 - Wed Sep 13, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

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

Barn Quilt Square Workshop

Date:

Fri Sep 15, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

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

West Jefferson's Annual Antiques Fair

Date:

Fri Sep 15, 2017

Time:

01:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

Downtown West Jefferson

Sponsor:

West Jefferson Business Association

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

September Concert Series: Edward Main

Date:

Fri Sep 15, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

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

West Jefferson's Annual Antiques Fair

Date:

Sat Sep 16, 2017

Time:

08:00 am - 05:00 pm

Location:

Downtown West Jefferson

Sponsor:

West Jefferson Business Association

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

September Concert Series: Sunrise Shadow

Date:

Sat Sep 16, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

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

Botanical Illustration/Watercolor Workshop

Date:

Thu Sep 21, 2017 - Fri Sep 22, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

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

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!

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.

Plein Air Painting Workshop

Date:

Mon Sep 25, 2017 - Wed Sep 27, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Florence Thomas Art School

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

September Concert Series: 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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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 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!

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!

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!

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!

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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.

Board Game Night

When:

Every Wednesday Night (5pm - 9pm)

Location:

911 S 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!

Gallery Crawl

When:

Second Fridays in the months of June-October

Location:

Downtown West Jefferson

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

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

Gem Valley Mining

When:

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

Location:

2489 Little Peak Creek Rd, Jefferson, NC 28640

Sponsor:

Gem Valley NC

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

Magic the Gathering Tournament

When:

Every Friday Night (5pm - 10pm)

Location:

911 S 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!

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.

Warmachine/Hordes League Night

When:

Every Thursday Night (5pm - 9pm)

Location:

911 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Tolly's Game Store & Lounge

Warmachine/Hordes Journeyman League Night! Join in a progressive campaign in the world of Privateer Press! No entry fee required! Just bring your minis or purchase them from us! All armys begin with only a starter box and must add to their forces over time. Come join us on league nights (every Thursday) to learn more. Awards can be earned over time for painting, combat, and best overall!

Wednesday Farmers Market

When:

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

Location:

Backstreet in West Jefferson

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

Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament

When:

Every Tuesday Night (5pm - 9pm)

Location:

911 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Tolly's Game Store & Lounge

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

Event Submission Guidelines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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