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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Plein Air Painting Workshop

Date:

Mon Sep 25, 2017 - Wed Sep 27, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

Florence Thomas Art School
10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

“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!

Medicare 101: How to Navigate Your Way to Coverage

Date:

Fri Sep 29, 2017

Time:

03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Location:

Margate Health and Rehab
540 Waugh St. Jefferson, NC 28640

Margate Health and Rehab in partnership with LifeStore Insurance Present: Medicare 101: How to Navigate your Way to Coverage! Anyone with questions about Medicare and the Do’s and Don’ts associated with choosing your coverage is more than welcome to join us!

September Concert Series: Klee & Mike Show

Date:

Fri Sep 29, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

The Hotel Tavern
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!

The Haunted Factory

Date:

Fri Sep 29, 2017

Time:

07:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Location:

301 Locust St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

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

ACFM Fall Harvest Festival and Fundraiser

Date:

Sat Sep 30, 2017

Time:

08:00 am - 01:00 pm

Location:

Ashe County Farmers Market
108 BackStreet, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Farm Bureau

Our annual fall harvest celebration on the Backstreet in Downtown West Jefferson includes free family fun at our Family Fun Farm with games, a meet and greet with Baby Romeo, our Scottish Highland Cow, and a Fall Photo Corner. Our Taste of the Harvest features fall soups and chili made with local produce, apple slices with caramel sauce, and an apple cider press. The bluesy Cross Cut group provides live music and we'll overflow with pumpkins, mums, raffles and fall fun. Join us.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre: Hooray for HollyWeird

Date:

Sat Sep 30, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Location:

Ashe Shrine Club
117 Morphew Lane Jefferson, NC 28640

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

Ashe County Arts Council presents HOORAY FOR HOLLY-WEIRD on Saturday, September 30 at 6pm at the Ashe Shrine Club. It’s an evening of theatre and entertainment, music, a great meal, and lots of fun! Strange goings-on are afoot...Hollywood is turning into Holly Weird! And the guests for the evening (that’s YOU!) will help solve the crime. Reservations are required and seating is limited. $40 per person and includes appetizers, beverages, and catered dinner.Call 336.846-2787 for tickets.

September Concert Series: Don Vallarta

Date:

Sat Sep 30, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

The Hotel Tavern
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!

September Concert Series: Hank Orr

Date:

Sat Sep 30, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

The Hotel Tavern
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!

50's Revue for the New

Date:

Sat Sep 30, 2017

Time:

07:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location:

Boondocks Brew Haus
302 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC

Sponsor:

New River Conservancy

Join us Saturday, September 30th from 7-11pm at Boondocks Brew Haus in West Jefferson for a 50's Dance & Music Revue for the New featuring the Dave Braun Band. Featuring music by Chuck Berry, Platters, Fats Domino, Patsy Cline, Bill Haley & his Comets, plus much more. For tickets call 336-846-6267.

Sunday Salon w/ Johnny O & the Jump Out Boys

Date:

Sun Oct 01, 2017

Time:

04:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

River House Inn
1896 Old Field Creek Rd, Grassy Creek NC 28631

A 1950's Chicago style blues band, led by harmonica player, Johnny O. Influenced by Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson. George Smith and Big Walter Horton. You'll hear covers of familiar tunes and even a few that you probably never knew existed. Their show is a combination of storytelling and song. Music and hors d'oeuvres begin at 4:00 PM. Dinner served around 6:00 with music throughout. Cost is $45 per person (does not include alcohol, tax or gratuity).

Scratchboard Basics Workshop

Date:

Fri Oct 06, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Location:

Florence Thomas Art School
10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

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:

The Hotel Tavern
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:

Florence Thomas Art School
10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

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
114 S Big Horse Creek Rd, Lansing, NC 28643

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:

Museum of Ashe County History
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.

New River State Park: River Run / Hickory Trail

Date:

Sat Oct 07, 2017

Time:

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Location:

New River State Park
358 New River State Park Rd. Laurel Springs, NC 28644

Sponsor:

New River State Park

Join a Ranger at the Highway 221 visitor center, and learn what makes the New River one of the oldest in the world. The hike will take us on a moderate trail winding through pine forest that lead to the river’s edge, and then travels back to the visitor center with oaks and hickories overhead. 2.4 mile hike. Please wear appropriate clothing for the high country.

October Concert Series: Lee & Susan Terry

Date:

Sat Oct 07, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

The Hotel Tavern
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:

Florence Thomas Art School
10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

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 Gallery Crawl

Date:

Fri Oct 13, 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 seventeen galleries participating in Gallery Crawl. New exhibits, new artists and fun for everyone from 5-8 pm.

October Concert Series: Klee & Mike Show

Date:

Fri Oct 13, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

The Hotel Tavern
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 Episcopal Church
120 Glendale School Rd, West Jefferson, NC 28694

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:

Florence Thomas Art School
10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

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!

Medicare 101: How to Navigate Your Way to Coverage

Date:

Fri Oct 20, 2017

Time:

03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Location:

Margate Health and Rehab
540 Waugh St. Jefferson, NC 28640

Margate Health and Rehab in partnership with LifeStore Insurance Present: Medicare 101: How to Navigate your Way to Coverage! Anyone with questions about Medicare and the Do’s and Don’ts associated with choosing your coverage is more than welcome to join us!

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!

Missoula Children's Theatre

Date:

Sat Oct 21, 2017

Time:

03:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Location:

Ashe Civic Center
962 Mt Jefferson Rd, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

Missoula Children's Theatre Presents Betty Lou and the Country Beast with over 50 Ashe County students. Performances will be Saturday, October 21 at 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm.
Tickets are $16 adults and $5 students and may be purchased at the Ashe Arts Center or by phone at 336-846-2787.

Wordkeepers

Date:

Sat Oct 21, 2017

Time:

04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Location:

Ashe Arts Center
303 School Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

Enjoy an evening of poetry, short stories, music and prose by local writers. Free with refreshments. Saturday, October 21 Readings at 4pm at Ashe Art Center. To reserve a 5-min spot email chris@chrisarvidson.com.

October Concert Series: Sunrise Shadow

Date:

Sat Oct 21, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

The Hotel Tavern
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!

Touchdown For Kids

Date:

Sat Oct 21, 2017

Time:

07:00 pm - 12:00 am

Location:

Jefferson Landing Pub
148 E Landing Dr, Jefferson, NC 28640

Sponsor:

Ashe County 4-H and Ashe County Partnership for Children

Attention Sports Fans! Come support your favorite football team while supporting Ashe County Children at the Touchdown for Kids – Ashe County Children’s Trust Endowment Fundraiser on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Jefferson Landing Pub 7:00 pm until midnight. There will be food, DJ, dancing, as well as a silent auction. Wear your favorite sports team attire. Tickets are $50.00 per person. For more information or for tickets contact, Ashe County 4-H at 336-846-5850.

Sunday Salon with Ian Reardon and Chris Carter

Date:

Sun Oct 22, 2017

Time:

04:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

River House Inn
1896 Old Field Creek Rd; Grassy Creek NC 28631

Chris Carter and Ian Reardon formed as an acoustic guitar/vocal duo in the late summer of 1999.

Alarm Clock Conspiracy is an Indie Rock / Power Pop / Alt-Country band from Asheville, NC. The "conspiracy" which we speak of, is the fallacy that all humans must awake to a bellowing alarm clock each morning, only to rush off to work at a job that they truly hate. We are the spearheads of a revolution against day jobs everywhere. Wake up to right now! ACC's influences are drawn from 60's & 70's.

October Concert Series: CJ Ballard

Date:

Fri Oct 27, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

The Hotel Tavern
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:

The Hotel Tavern
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!

The Haunted Factory

Date:

Tue Oct 31, 2017

Time:

07:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Location:

301 Locust St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

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

Snowflake (Basketry) Workshop

Date:

Fri Nov 03, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Location:

Florence Thomas Art School
10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

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:

The Hotel Tavern
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!

Jeff Little Trio

Date:

Fri Nov 03, 2017

Time:

07:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

Ashe Civic Center
962 Mt Jefferson Rd, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

Jeff Little, the piano man, will be joined by banjo player Steve Lewis and on bass will be Josh Scott. The concert all be Friday, November 3 at 7:30 pm at the Ashe Civic Center.
Tickets are $16 adults and $5 students and are available at the Ashe Arts Center or by calling 336-846-2787.

Watercolor Batik Miniatures Workshop

Date:

Sat Nov 04, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

Florence Thomas Art School
10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

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:

The Hotel Tavern
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:

The Hotel Tavern
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!

Boardwalk Quartet

Date:

Sat Nov 11, 2017

Time:

07:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

Ashe Arts Center
303 School Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

Boardwalk is a barbershop quartet from Atlantic, Ga made up of four close friends who are 2nd generation barbershoppers. Their repertoire of songs combine a clean harmony with folk music and eclectic instrumentation. Quartet member include tenor – Brad Hine, Lead – Mark Schlinkert, Baritone – David Calland and bass – Jared “Pookie” Carlson.
Tickets are $16 adults, $5 students. Call 336-846-2787 for tickets or purchase at the Ashe Arts Center in West Jefferson, NC

Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Date:

Fri Nov 17, 2017 - Sun Nov 19, 2017

Time:

07:30 pm - 08:30 pm

Location:

Ashe Civic Center
962 Mt Jefferson Rd, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Ashe County Little Theatre

Laughs abound in this bestselling Christmas classic! Best Christmas Pageant Ever follows the outrageous shenanigans of the Herdman siblings, or “the worst kids in the history of the world.” The siblings take over the annual Christmas pageant in a hilarious yet heartwarming tale involving the Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids. Friday and Saturday, November 17 and 18 at 7:30 and Sunday, November 19 at 2:00.
$16 adults, $5 students. Call 336-846-2787 for tickets.

Ashe County Farmers Holiday Market

Date:

Sat Nov 18, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 01:00 pm

Location:

Ashe County Farmers Market
108 BackStreet, West Jefferson, NC 28694

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:

The Hotel Tavern
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:

Florence Thomas Art School
10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

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:

The Hotel Tavern
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:

The Hotel Tavern
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:

The Hotel Tavern
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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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.

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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 Festival

When:

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

Location:

Frosty's Choose & Cut
2152 Beaver Creek School Rd, West Jefferson, NC 28694

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

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

Ashe County Farmers Market

When:

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

Location:

Backstreet in West Jefferson

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

Ashe Outreach Fish Fry & Bluegrass Music

When:

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

Location:

11719 HWY 88 W, Creston, North Carolina

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

Board Game Night

When:

Every Wednesday Night (5pm - 9pm)

Location:

920 South Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Tolly's Game Store & Lounge

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

Essential Oils 101

When:

Every Saturday at 3pm

Location:

3899 Todd Railroad Grade Rd., Todd, NC 28684

Sponsor:

Todd Mercantile


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

Foraging Fridays

When:

Every Friday (9am)

Location:

3899 Todd Railroad Grade Rd., Todd, NC 28684

Sponsor:

Todd Mercantile

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

Friday Night Magic

When:

Every Friday Night (5pm - 10pm)

Location:

920 South Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Tolly's Game Store & Lounge

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

Gallery Crawl

When:

Second Fridays in the months of June-October

Location:

Downtown West Jefferson

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

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

Gem Valley Mining

When:

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

Location:

2489 Little Peak Creek Rd, Jefferson, NC 28640

Sponsor:

Gem Valley NC

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

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.

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 Haunted Factory

When:

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

Location:

301 Locust St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

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

The Hotel Tavern Concert Series

When:

Every Saturday (6pm - 9pm)

Location:

5 W Main, West Jefferson, NC 28694

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

Wednesday 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!

Workshop to Expand Your Creative Voice

When:

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

Location:

189 Annapurna Drive, Todd, NC 28684

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

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!

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