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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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Pastel Plein Air Workshop with Addren Doss

Date:

Tue May 22, 2018 - Wed May 23, 2018

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

The Florence Thomas Art School
10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson

This 2-day plein air / studio workshop is for the intermediate pastel artist who would like to create studio work that has the light and feel of a plein air piece. Pre-registration is required.

Art Party with Raney Rogers

Date:

Thu May 24, 2018

Time:

06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

The Florence Thomas Art School
10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson

“Art Party” with Raney Rogers will jump start your creative juices with lots of laughter, artistic tips and send you home with your very own masterpiece. Bring your beverage of choice* and a willingness to leave your troubles at the door. Raney will lead you step-by-step and keep you entertained along the way. Join us, and experience what being an artist can do for your spirit, your stress level and your sense of accomplishment! $35, all materials provided, registration required.

"Hope Changes Everything" Premiere

Date:

Thu May 24, 2018

Time:

07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Location:

Friendship Baptist Church
891 Friendship Baptist Church Rd, Jefferson, NC

We all have something in common. We are all walking through, have walked through, or will walk through trials and tribulation. Join Generation Excellent for a special community premiere of their new program, “Hope Changes Everything”. It is their desire to share hope with you and encourage you in whatever trial you face, in whatever loss you grieve, in whatever pain you bear. Trust God, find rest in Him, take comfort………find hope!

Abstracts in Oil and Cold Wax with Addren Doss

Date:

Fri May 25, 2018 - Sat May 26, 2018

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

The Florence Thomas Art School
10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson

Do you love color? Do you love the way oil paint glides across a surface when you apply it and move it with a knife? This class is for you! We will be using wonderful color to create interesting and exciting abstract paintings, and manipulating that color with a number of non-traditional tools. By mixing Cold Wax Medium with oil paint you are able to layer, make marks, scrape away paint, and then layer to create paintings with interesting textures and depth.$220, Pre-registration required.

Ashe Community Singers

Date:

Fri May 25, 2018

Time:

07:30 pm - 09:00 pm

Location:

Ashe Civic Center
962 Mount Jefferson Road West Jefferson

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

A springtime concert presented by the Ashe Community Singers will be on Friday evening, May 25 at 7:30pm at the Ashe Civic Center. The repertoire will be a mix of classical, contemporary, sacred and popular music. The chorus is under the direction of Bob Zahner with accompanist Sylvia Zahner. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information please call 336-846-2787.

Summer Safety

Date:

Sat May 26, 2018

Time:

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location:

221 Access - Visitor Center

Sponsor:

New River State Park

Summer is right around the corner! Are you ready for Summer and all the fun outdoor activities that it brings to us? There are some things about the great outdoors during Summer that you need to be aware of that may put a damper on your fun. Meet up with a Park Ranger at the U.S. Hwy 221 Access Visitors Center to go over what could possibly damper your fun outside.

Sporting Clays Shoot

Date:

Sat May 26, 2018

Time:

10:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

Ashe County Wildlife Club
3220 Big Peak Creek Road, Laurel Springs

Sponsor:

Ashe County Wildlife Club

Sporting Clays Shoot from clay stations scattered around the property. $25 for Club Members and $35 for Non-Club Members. ATVs or golf carts are suggested to reach each station. Out of County Visitors are welcome.

"The Connie" Dedication

Date:

Sat May 26, 2018

Time:

11:30 am - 01:00 pm

Location:

The Caboose Park
Backstreet, West Jefferson

Come and celebrate the heritage of the Virginia Creeper Train and it’s impact on Ashe County. Connie will serve as an attraction for Ashe County and West Jefferson and will be another reason to visit our quaint and vibrant area. It will be a symbol of the origins of West Jefferson and will celebrate the 60 plus years that the Virginia Creeper Railway was part of our county history. 11:30am: Pre-celebration with music, clogging, free drinks and popcorn. 12:30pm: Caboose Dedication!

Solar Viewing

Date:

Sat May 26, 2018

Time:

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

Wagoner Access – Ranger Station

Sponsor:

New River State Park

Learn some fun facts about the sun and how we can't live without the power of the Sun. Viewing at the Sun directly will damage your eyes. Meet at the Wagoner Access Ranger Station.

Something's Brewing!

Date:

Sat May 26, 2018 - Sun May 27, 2018

Time:

07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Location:

Ashe Civic Center
962 Mt Jefferson Rd, West Jefferson

Join Miss Kitty's Fleet Feet Cloggers on SAT & SUN, May 26 & 27, 7 & 3pm, for "Something's Brewing!" at the Ashe Civic Center. Tickets: adults $7/kids under 5 $2. Proceeds benefit Shoes for Kids and Imagination Ashe.
336-982-3272

Night of the Spoken Word

Date:

Sat May 26, 2018

Time:

07:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

Ashe Arts Center
303 School Avenue

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

Words, Words, Words….. we hear, see and speak them everyday but it takes a special person of talent to combine words in such a way that they inspire us, encourage us, and make us think. On May 27 the Ashe County Arts Council will sponsor the Night of the Spoken Word at 7:30pm at the Ashe Arts Center. Twelve writers will share their written work. This event is free and open to the public. For more information please call 336-846-2787.

History of the New

Date:

Sun May 27, 2018

Time:

01:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Location:

221 Access – Visitor Center

Sponsor:

New River State Park

Join a Park Ranger at the 221 Access Visitor Center to learn about the park's unique history. A short introduction video will be shown plus a discussion and walk through the visitor's center exhibit hall. Don't forget to log your hike, if you are working towards you 100 miles in the 100 -mile challenge. For more information about the 100 -mile challenge please go to www.nc100mile.org

Ground Hog Rifle Shoot

Date:

Sun May 27, 2018

Time:

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

Rifle Range/Club House
3220 Big Peak Creek Road, Laurel Springs, NC

Sponsor:

AShe County Wildlife Club

Ground Hog Rifle Shoot at paper targets shaped like ground hogs. $15 cost. Shoot from concrete benches down a 300-yard rifle range.

Music on the Green The Sheets Family w/ In Harmony

Date:

Sun May 27, 2018

Time:

03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Location:

The Museum of Ashe County History
301 E Main St, Jefferson

Sponsor:

The Museum of Ashe County History

The Museum of Ashe County History is pleased to announce the first of three Music on the Green concerts featuring the Sheets Family Band with special guest In Harmony. Seating is available, but if it’s more comfortable bring a chair, a blanket, or a sunshade and join us on the Museum Green for some wonderful music! For more information, contact the Museum at 336-846-1904 or see our website. Free.

Portraits in Watercolor with Robert Way

Date:

Tue May 29, 2018 - Thu May 31, 2018

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

The Florence Thomas Art School
10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson

Regardless of your current level of achievement, this workshop allows you to explore various styles & techniques of painting portraits with watercolor paints. Participants learn various methods of starting, building, and finishing a watercolor portrait. Learn to choose materials, pigments, and tool appropriate for creating a well-executed painting. Through discussion, demonstrations, and practice, become skilled at mixing the colors seen in your subject. $300, Pre-registration required

Relax & Rejuvenate - Summer Session

Date:

Fri Jun 01, 2018 - Sun Jun 03, 2018

Time:

01:00 am - 01:00 am

Location:

New River Escape
181 River Run Bridge Road, Fleetwood

Sponsor:

New River Escape

Relax & Rejuvenate is a self-care workshop to focus on you, connect with like-minded women, mediate, do yoga and learn how to help alleviate stress in your life. This weekend workshop will allow you to relax, reconnect and rejuvenate on the banks of the New River. The instructor, Kelly Andrews MS, is a 20+ year yoga instructor & wellness educator. Class cost is $350 for a double occupancy room. Prices include accommodations and all meals except Saturday night dinner. Contact us for the schedule

Backstreet Park Concert Series: Wayne, Helen & Herb

Date:

Fri Jun 01, 2018

Time:

05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet Park
2nd Ave, West Jefferson

Sponsor:

Tourism Development Authority

Join us for the first Backstreet Park Concert of the 2018 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 County Arts Council for helping us fund this event!

New River Canoe Race

Date:

Sat Jun 02, 2018

Time:

09:00 am - 05:00 pm

Location:

Zaloo’s Canoes
3874 NC-16, Jefferson

Sponsor:

Friends of High Country State Parks

This “family friendly” canoe and kayak race proceeds go to the five area state parks. The cost to enter is $15 per person or $25 for a “family float”. Boats can start anytime between 9am-1:30pm. The first 200 registrants will receive a T-Shirt. After the race, enjoy food from the taco truck, music and activities at the New River State Park, Wagoner Access. Find us on Facebook at New River Canoe Race Sponsored by Friends of High Country State Parks.

Beginner Landscape in Acrylic w/ Lorelle Bacon

Date:

Sat Jun 02, 2018

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

The Florence Thomas Art School
10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson

In this one day workshop for beginners students will work on color mixing, how to use complementary colors and will receive color-mixing guides to take home. We will use the step-by-step approach as we follow along with the instructor while completing a landscape painting. Students will all paint the same landscape as the instructor. You will have more confidence by the days end to jump in and paint on your own! All materials will be provided!

Rejuvenate, Re-energize & Reconnect Workshop

Date:

Sat Jun 02, 2018

Time:

09:00 am - 03:30 pm

Location:

New River Escape
181 River Run Bridge Rd, Fleetwood

Sponsor:

New River Escape

What to expect:
Yoga & Meditation, begin your morning and set your intention with, yoga, relaxation & breathwork beside the beautiful banks of the New River.
Followed by HeartMath an evidence based, highly efficient and effective approach to resilience. HeartMath’s research proves that our emotions affect our energy and our energy affects our resilience. Having more energy means having greater capacity to self-regulate and be in charge of how you respond in situations. Learn self-care

Forty Fest

Date:

Sat Jun 02, 2018

Time:

10:00 am - 05:00 pm

Location:

Ashe Arts Center
303 School Avenue

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

In honor of the 40th Anniversary, the Arts Council will celebrate with Forty Fest on June 2 on the grounds of the Ashe Arts Center. The fun will include music, food trucks, artists demonstrations, displays and the dedication of a new public art piece titled “Brush Up”. The music will start at 11:00 with Wayne Henderson and Helen White. This is a free and open to the public.

Sunday Salon with Robert Thomas

Date:

Sun Jun 03, 2018

Time:

04:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

River House Inn & Restaurant
1896 Old Field Creek Rd. Grassy Creek, NC

Sunday June 3 - Music and hors d'oeuvres begin at 4:00 PM. Dinner served around 6:00. Cost is $45 per person (does not include alcohol, tax or gratuity).

Singer/songwriter/pianist, Robert Thomas has lived and performed in western NC for the past 22 years and currently resides in Asheville. His compositions offer a unique spectrum of influences ranging from Vince Guaraldi and George Winston...

Oil & Acrylic Impressionist Painting w/ Harold

Date:

Mon Jun 04, 2018 - Wed Jun 06, 2018

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

The Florence Thomas Art School
10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson

This workshop is ideal for oil and acrylic painters of all levels who are unfamiliar with, or would like to learn more about essential painting concepts. The course will offer a “paint along” option that will focus on the five important principles in creating a painting: drawing, composition, value patterns, color properties, and application of the paint. Experienced Beginners - Int., $300, Pre-registration Required

June Gallery Crawl

Date:

Fri Jun 08, 2018

Time:

05:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

Downtown West Jefferson

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

On Friday, June 8 from 5pm to 8pm, the “ arts district” of downtown West Jefferson will come alive with folks strolling the streets. For the June crawl there will be new exhibits, special artists, refreshments, and in-store promotions. Join your friends and neighbors for Gallery Crawl and experience the arts in West Jefferson! Admission to Gallery Crawl is free and is sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council.

Virginia Creeper Tour

Date:

Sat Jun 09, 2018

Time:

09:30 am - 02:00 pm

Location:

The Museum of Ashe County History
301 E Main St, Jefferson

Leaving from the Museum at 9:30 a.m., travel by Van the route of the Virginia Creeper from West Jefferson to White Top. Participants will learn about areas along the way and be treated to some fun Virginia Creeper Stories along the way. We will be stopping in Lansing for lunch, which is not included in the price of the tour. Seating is limited, reservations required. Please contact the Museum to reserve your space at 336-846-1904. $15.00.

FITASC

Date:

Sat Jun 09, 2018

Time:

10:00 am - 05:00 pm

Location:

Ashe County Wildlife Club
3220 Big Peak Creek Road, Laurel Springs

Sponsor:

Ashe County Wildlife Club

FITASC is a European style of clays shooting that is similar to sporting clays. Rules are found here: http://www.bictsf.com/page/what-is-fitasc-sporting-/37/

Lansing NC Blues Festival

Date:

Sat Jun 09, 2018

Time:

12:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Location:

Lansing Town Park
114 S Big Horse Creek Rd, Lansing, NC

Head out to Lansing for the Annual Lansing NC Blues Festival!!

Feast for the Arts

Date:

Sat Jun 09, 2018

Time:

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location:

Ashe Arts Center
303 School Avenue

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

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

Sunday Salon with Tom Atkinson

Date:

Sun Jun 10, 2018

Time:

04:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

River House Inn & Restaurant
1896 Old Field Creek Rd. Grassy Creek, NC

Sunday June 10 - Music and hors d'oeuvres begin at 4:00 PM. Dinner served around 6:00. Cost is $45 per person (does not include alcohol, tax or gratuity).

Tom Atkinson is formerly the lead singer and mandolinist for Midnight Flier band and for High Lonesome Bluegrass Band. Toms years as a radio personality and musician will provide the experience for entertaining you with bluegrass and country vocals and instrumentals performed on the guitar and mandolin and maybe even a few interesting...

Barn Quilt Workshop w/ Renee Brooks

Date:

Tue Jun 12, 2018 - Wed Jun 13, 2018

Time:

10:00 am - 03:00 pm

Location:

The Florence Thomas Art School
10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson

At one time quilts were born of necessity- keeping families warm and comfortable on cold nights. As time passed and more materials were available, the quilts became cherished heirlooms. Barn Quilts are much the same- they are a statement, a symbol of identity whether you are a traditionalist or prefer a more modern twist. Join Renee in recreating a 2'x2' Quilt Square of your own. $115, all materials provided, pre- registration required.

Acrylic "Joy of Painting" w/ Jane Slivka

Date:

Thu Jun 14, 2018 - Sat Jun 16, 2018

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

The Florence Thomas Art School
10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson

Jane will demonstrate her painting techniques and you will create paintings that are vibrant and exciting. Her workshop is presented in a relaxed atmosphere where you will be encouraged to explore your own potential. Jane loves free expression, strong brush strokes and exciting colors. She will show you how these elements will translate into the beautiful florals, still-lifes and landscapes. Pre-registration required, $300

Flag Retirement Ceremony

Date:

Thu Jun 14, 2018

Time:

07:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

The Museum of Ashe County History
301 E Main St, Jefferson

Sponsor:

The Museum of Ashe County History

Join local Girl Scouts and Veterans as they ceremoniously retire U. S. Flags which have outlived their usage on Flag Day, June 14th at 7:00 p.m. Flags that need to be retired may be left at the Museum any time prior to the ceremony. For more information contact the Museum at 336-846-1904. Free.

Camp New Hope Service Project

Date:

Fri Jun 15, 2018

Time:

09:30 am - 04:30 pm

Location:

Camp New Hope
734 Philmore Miller Rd, West Jefferson, NC

Sponsor:

Ameriprise Financial Services

We are excited to announce that Ashe County’s Ameriprise Financial Services is participating in the Ameriprise Financial National Day of Service by volunteering at Camp New Hope!! And we need your help!!

So, come out, help spring clean, and have fun! Free food and drinks for volunteers! Afterwards, there will be an opportunity for volunteers to enjoy the New River!

Invite your churches, your youth groups, family, and friends. Message or call Jamie at 336-877-7121 for more information.

Backstreet Park Concert Series: Dollar Brothers

Date:

Fri Jun 15, 2018

Time:

05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet Park
2nd Ave, West Jefferson

Sponsor:

Tourism Development Authority

Join us on the Backstreet to hear the Dollar Brothers. So come kick back and enjoy the music and the fresh outdoors! No charge. A special thank you to the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce for helping us fund this event!

3-Gun Shoot

Date:

Sat Jun 16, 2018

Time:

11:00 am - 02:00 pm

Location:

Pistol Range
3220 Big Peak Creek Road, Laurel Springs, N.C..

Sponsor:

Ashe County Wildlife Club

This will be a modified 3-gun Shoot (only one bay) using rifle, pistol and shotgun. Center fire and rim fire categories for both sight-assisted and iron sights. Cost $5

Todd Summer Concert Series - Amantha Mill

Date:

Sat Jun 16, 2018

Time:

06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

Cook Memorial Park - Downtown Todd
3865 Todd Railroad Grade Rd, Todd, NC

Sponsor:

Todd Community Preservation Organization

Family-friendly events. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. In case of rain, we have tents. Food and beverages available for purchase. info@toddnc.org, 828-263-6173

Sunday Salon with Justin Poindexter and Sasha Papernik

Date:

Sun Jun 17, 2018

Time:

04:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

River House Inn & Restaurant
1896 Old Field Creek Rd. Grassy Creek, NC

Sunday June 17 - Music and hors d'oeuvres begin at 4:00 PM. Dinner served around 6:00. Cost is $45 per person (does not include alcohol, tax or gratuity).

Sasha Papernik is a first generation Russian-American classical pianist, singer, and composer who draws on her dual heritage and wide range of talents to present concerts spanning genres and continents. Lauded for her "lightly transparent performances of Chopin and Scriabin," The Washington Post (July 2013) calls her...

Drawing from Life

Date:

Mon Jun 18, 2018 - Fri Jun 22, 2018

Time:

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location:

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
423 W King Street, Boone, NC 28608

Sponsor:

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

Kids in grades 3 - 8 will explore and develop skills, confidence and creativity in drawing from observation. Learn to draw realistically by looking at objects such as photographs, still life, self-portraits and the landscape. Spend time on focused drawing exercises; then move toward long-term drawing projects. Each student will be given a sketchbook for use in the class. $85/week. Pre registration is required. Please call 828.262.3017 to register.

Watercolor Collage w/ Freda Lee McCann

Date:

Wed Jun 20, 2018 - Thu Jun 21, 2018

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

The Florence Thomas Art School
10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson

This class includes all levels from beginners to advanced artists. By doing collage, one learns to become more expressive beyond one’s comfort zone. The project can help the artists explore new design, color, texture, and style. Pre-registration required, $200

The Secret Garden

Date:

Thu Jun 21, 2018 - Mon Jun 25, 2018

Time:

07:30 pm - 09:00 pm

Location:

Ashe Civic Center
962 Mount Jefferson Road West Jefferson

Sponsor:

Ashe County Little Theatre

Ashe County Little Theatre presents The Secret Garden June 21-25 at the Ashe Civic Center. This lush musical tells the story of Mary, Colin and Uncle Archibald bringing the secret garden and themselves back to life. Tickets are $18 adults and $5 students and may be purchased at the Ashe Arts Center or by calling 336-846-2787.

Backstreet Park Concert Series: Crooked Road Ramblers

Date:

Fri Jun 22, 2018

Time:

05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet Park
2nd Ave, West Jefferson

Sponsor:

Tourism Development Authority

Join us on the Backstreet to hear Crooked Road Ramblers. So come kick back and enjoy the music and the fresh outdoors! No charge. A special thank you to the Ashe County Public Library for helping us fund this event!

Beginner Watercolor w/ Freda Lee McCann

Date:

Sat Jun 23, 2018

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

The Florence Thomas Art School
10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson

This workshop is designed to teach the basic steps of painting a flower, such as a rose, a peony, or a sunflower in watercolor. Step one is to understand the form of a flower and how to draw it. Step two will be a demonstration of color mixing by first teaching basic color theory and making a color wheel using primary and secondary colors. Step three is to show how to compose a painting and how to apply paint. All Materials Provided, Pre-registration required, $110

Alla Prima Portrait Workshop w/ Robin Wellner

Date:

Mon Jun 25, 2018 - Wed Jun 27, 2018

Time:

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

The Florence Thomas Art School
10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson

This workshop is for intermediate - advanced painters. Portraits are challenging- but so rewarding! Simplifying your color palette to just three colors and white gives you freedom to focus on other details in portraiture. The workshop will focus on painting from a model from life. Pre-registraion required, $330

International Art

Date:

Mon Jun 25, 2018 - Fri Jun 29, 2018

Time:

01:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
423 W King Street, Boone, NC 28608

Sponsor:

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

Campers in grades 1 - 5 will grab their passports and travel around the world to experience cultural history and international art. The trip includes Panama, Brazil, Ghana, Ukraine, Middle East, India, China, Australia, Fiji and Alaska. Students will learn about techniques, styles and art created in each of the countries including printmaking, painting, mosaics, and more. $100/week. Pre registration is required. Please call 828.262.3017 to register.

Art Party with Raney Rogers

Date:

Thu Jun 28, 2018

Time:

06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

The Florence Thomas Art School
10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson

“Art Party” with Raney Rogers will jump start your creative juices with lots of laughter, artistic tips and send you home with your very own masterpiece. Bring your beverage of choice* and a willingness to leave your troubles at the door. Raney will lead you step-by-step and keep you entertained along the way. Join us, and experience what being an artist can do for your spirit, your stress level and your sense of accomplishment! $35, all materials provided, registration required.

Caroline's Basket w/ Eva Green

Date:

Fri Jun 29, 2018

Time:

09:00 am - 01:00 pm

Location:

The Florence Thomas Art School
10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson

This workshop will focus on making “Caroline’s Basket”. We will begin by inserting spokes into a wooden base. The students will then learn many techniques including triple twining, with a step up, rim lashing and adding a handle. All materials will be provided, pre-registration is required.

Backstreet Park Concert Series: Cabin Creek Boys

Date:

Fri Jun 29, 2018

Time:

05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet Park
2nd Ave, West Jefferson

Sponsor:

Tourism Development Authority

Join us on the Backstreet to hear the Cabin Creek Boys. So come kick back and enjoy the music and the fresh outdoors! No charge. A special thank you to the Christmas in July Festival for helping us fund this event!

Prime Rib Dinner

Date:

Sat Jun 30, 2018

Time:

05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Location:

Ashe County High School
Ashe County High School Gym

Sponsor:

Ashe County Wildlife Club

The Ashe County Wildlife Club Prime Rib Dinner is the Club's primary fund raising event of the year. Tickets are $100 for two meals. Each ticket also entitles the holder to a drawing for a cash prize. Other games also result in prizes. Tickets are available from Club members and at Weaver Equipment Company, 102 South Main St. in Jefferson.

Todd Summer Concert Series - Wayne Henderson & Friends

Date:

Sat Jun 30, 2018

Time:

06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

Cook Memorial Park - Downtown Todd
3865 Todd Railroad Grade Rd, Todd, NC

Sponsor:

Todd Community Preservation Organization

Family-friendly events. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. In case of rain, we have tents. Food and beverages available for purchase. info@toddnc.org, 828-263-6173

Patriotic Program

Date:

Sun Jul 01, 2018

Time:

03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson United Methodist Church
107 W 2nd St, West Jefferson

Join First Baptist, Mt Jefferson Presbyterian, and West Jefferson United Methodist choirs for their Patriotic Program. It will be a salute to our veterans, active military, and homeland security. Free and open to the public.

Todd Summer Concert Series - The King Bees

Date:

Wed Jul 04, 2018

Time:

11:30 am - 01:00 pm

Location:

Cook Memorial Park - Downtown Todd
3865 Todd Railroad Grade Rd, Todd, NC

Sponsor:

Todd Community Preservation Organization

The King Bees will play at the end of the Todd Liberty Parade in Cook Park, downtown Todd. Family-friendly events. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. In case of rain, we have tents. Food and beverages available for purchase. info@toddnc.org, 828-263-6173

Christmas in July Festival Kickoff

Date:

Fri Jul 06, 2018

Time:

03:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet

On Friday, July 6th, visit Downtown West Jefferson's Backstreet for the kickoff to the annual Christmas in July Festival. Come enjoy live music and street dancing from 3-10pm at the main stage, food vendors from 4pm-10pm and a special Farmers Market from 5-8pm! Also held that evening will be an opening ceremony with special guests as well as a visit from Santa & the Civil War Re-enactors! Fun for all ages. The festival kickoff is a free event and will be held rain or shine.

Summer Exhibition Celebration

Date:

Fri Jul 06, 2018

Time:

06:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location:

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
423 W King Street, Boone, NC

Sponsor:

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

Celebrate summer at the Turchin Center and “engage, discover and connect through the arts!” The Summer Exhibition Celebration is the kick-off to An Appalachian Summer Festival and is an opportunity for art lovers to meet the artists, enjoy live music, refreshments, & spend time with fellow arts patrons while viewing collections in eight galleries filled with a diverse mix of contemporary art including an international show featuring art from Australia & New Zealand. Free and open to the public!

100/200/300 Yard IBS Shoot

Date:

Sat Jul 07, 2018 - Sun Jul 08, 2018

Time:

08:00 am - 05:00 pm

Location:

Ashe County Wildlife Club
3220 Big Peak Creek Road, Laurel Springs

Sponsor:

Ashe County Wildlife Club

This will be a two-day event; 100/200/300 yard shoots for International Benchrest Shooters (IBS). IBS is a rifle sport with high powered rifles using high powered scopes to shoot at small paper targets. Shooter skills at trigger control, and reading wind changes are necessary to hit a bullseye the size of an eraser tip.

Christmas in July Festival

Date:

Sat Jul 07, 2018

Time:

09:00 am - 07:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet

There'll be live music on the main stage, food vendors, over 100 handmade arts & craft vendors, several local nonprofit organizations, children's activities, farmers market, street performers, a community stage showcasing local dance groups, musicians & more! The WJ Park located behind the festival will be home to Civil War Re-enactors and you can watch battles and meet the group. Also, be sure to stop and vote for the People's Choice Favorite Christmas Tree & see Santa! Free. Rain or shine.

Music on the Green Wayne Henderson, Herb Key w/ Aubrianna Lo

Date:

Sun Jul 08, 2018

Time:

03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Location:

The Museum of Ashe County History
301 E Main St, Jefferson

Sponsor:

The Museum of Ashe County History

The second Music on the Green Concert features local legends Wayne Henderson and Herb Key with special guest Aubrianna Lovell. The concert begins at 3:00 pm and is FREE. Seating is available, but if it’s more comfortable bring a chair, a blanket, or a sunshade and join us on the Museum Green for some wonderful music! For more information, contact the Museum at 336-846-1904 or see our website.

Mixed Media Mania

Date:

Mon Jul 09, 2018 - Fri Jul 13, 2018

Time:

01:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
423 W King Street, Boone, NC 28608

Sponsor:

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

Kids in grades 4 - 9 will mix it up with mixed media mania! Students will create art with a multitude of mediums including paper, paint, pastels and printmaking to create treasure boxes, masks, portraits, altered books and mosaics. The class will also include art criticism and art history. $100/week. Pre registration is required. Please call 828.262.3017 to register.

Historic Todd Tour

Date:

Sat Jul 14, 2018

Time:

09:30 am - 02:00 pm

Location:

The Museum of Ashe County History
301 E Main St, Jefferson

We will leave the Museum at 9:30 and travel by van to Todd, once the largest town in Ashe County. Learn about Todd’s boom town past, its original name, and enjoy stories about the people who have been part of this beautiful part of Ashe County. We will stop for lunch, not included in the price of the tour. Seating is limited, reservations required. Please contact the Museum to reserve your space at 336-846-1904. $15.00

Sporting Clays Shoot

Date:

Sat Jul 14, 2018

Time:

10:00 am - 05:00 pm

Location:

Ashe County Wildlife Club
3220 Big Peak Creek Road, Laurel Springs

Sponsor:

Ashe County Wildlife Club

Sporting Clays shoot at locations around the Club. $25 for members and $35 for non-members. An ATV or golf cart is suggested as the shooting locations are scattered around the property. Out of County Visitors are welcome. Meet at Clubhouse.

Todd Summer Concert-Angela Easterling & The Beguilers

Date:

Sat Jul 14, 2018

Time:

06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

Cook Memorial Park - Downtown Todd
3865 Todd Railroad Grade Rd, Todd, NC

Sponsor:

Todd Community Preservation Organization

Family-friendly events. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. In case of rain, we have tents. Food and beverages available for purchase. info@toddnc.org, 828-263-6173

Tactical Pistol Shoot

Date:

Sun Jul 15, 2018

Time:

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

Pistol Range
3220 Big Peak Creek Road, Laurel Springs, N.C.

Sponsor:

Ashe County Wildlife Club

This is a modified Tactical Pistol Shoot (Only one day) involving shooters aiming through simulated obstacles like a window. Center and rim fire with sight-assists and open sights. Cost $5

Backstreet Park Concert Series: King Bees

Date:

Fri Jul 20, 2018

Time:

05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet Park
2nd Ave, West Jefferson

Sponsor:

Tourism Development Authority

Join us on the Backstreet to hear the King Bees. So come kick back and enjoy the music and the fresh outdoors! No charge. A special thank you to the West Jefferson Business Association for helping us fund this event!

OSP Shooting School

Date:

Sat Jul 21, 2018 - Sun Jul 22, 2018

Time:

09:00 am - 05:00 pm

Location:

Ashe County Wildlife Club
3220 Big Peak Creek Road, Laurel Springs, NC

Sponsor:

Ashe County Wildlife Club

A shotgun shooting school with Gil & Vicki Ashe $525 per day. See more details at: https://ospschool.com/

Trash Art

Date:

Mon Jul 23, 2018 - Fri Jul 27, 2018

Time:

01:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
423 W King Street, Boone, NC, 28608

Sponsor:

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

This class is all about TRASH! Kids in grades 4-8 will have a blast creating fun works of art using recyclables including water bottles, bottle caps, grocery bags, zip ties, plastic lids, cereal boxes and so much more! Students will make animal sculptures, assemblages boxes, mosaics, alter boxes, and Chihuly-inspired hanging sculptures! The class will also include art criticism and art history. $100/week. Pre registration is required. Call 828.262.3017 to register.

Ashe County Piecemakers' Annual Quilt Fair

Date:

Fri Jul 27, 2018 - Sat Jul 28, 2018

Time:

10:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

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

Sponsor:

Ashe County Piecemakers Quilt Guild

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

Backstreet Park Concert Series: Elkville String Band

Date:

Fri Jul 27, 2018

Time:

05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet Park
2nd Ave, West Jefferson

Sponsor:

Tourism Development Authority

Join us on the Backstreet to hear the Elkville String Band. So come kick back and enjoy the music and the fresh outdoors! No charge. A special thank you to The Hotel Tavern for helping us fund this event!

Ashe County Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddlers

Date:

Fri Jul 27, 2018 - Sat Jul 28, 2018

Time:

07:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location:

Ashe Park

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

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

50 Rounds each of 12 & 20 Gauge Skeet

Date:

Sat Jul 28, 2018 - Sun Jul 29, 2018

Time:

09:00 am - 01:00 pm

Location:

Skeet Field
3220 Big Peak Creek Road, Laurel Springs, NC

Sponsor:

Ashe County Wildlife Club

50 Rounds of 12 Gauge and 50 Rounds of 20 Gauge of Skeet on Saturday. On Sunday, the shoot will feature 50 Rounds of Skeet for 12 Gauge and 50 rounds of Skeet for .410. Cost is $35 each day for Club Members and Non-Members. On Sunday, the shoot will start at 1:00 p.m.

Rosen Sculpture Walk

Date:

Sat Jul 28, 2018

Time:

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location:

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
733 Rivers St, Boone, NC 28608

Sponsor:

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

In it's 32nd year, the Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition is a national, juried competition presented annually by the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts on the campus of Appalachian State University. Join competition jurors Daniel T. Beck and Ian Henderson, both from the Penland School of Crafts on an educational outdoor tour of the 10 selected sculptures from this year’s competition. The tour concludes at the Schaefer Center with an awards reception. Free and open to the public.

Todd Summer Concert Series - Strictly Strings

Date:

Sat Jul 28, 2018

Time:

06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

Cook Memorial Park - Downtown Todd
3865 Todd Railroad Grade Rd, Todd, NC

Sponsor:

Todd Community Preservation Organization

Family-friendly events. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. In case of rain, we have tents. Food and beverages available for purchase. info@toddnc.org, 828-263-6173

Backstreet Park Concert Series: Sheets Family Band

Date:

Fri Aug 03, 2018

Time:

05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet Park
2nd Ave, West Jefferson

Sponsor:

Tourism Development Authority

Join us on the Backstreet to hear the Sheets Family Band. So come kick back and enjoy the music and the fresh outdoors! No charge. A special thank you to Imagination Ashe for helping us fund this event!

Ashe County Studio Tour

Date:

Sat Aug 04, 2018 - Sun Aug 05, 2018

Time:

10:00 am - 05:00 pm

Location:

Ashe County

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

Tour the studios of artists and craftspeople in Ashe County who produce original handcrafted works. Saturday, August 4, 10-6 pm and Sunday, August 5, 12-5 pm. Artist exhibit at the Ashe Art Center July 31- August 5. Opening reception Friday, August 3, 5-7 pm. For more information please contact the Ashe County Arts Council at 336-846-2787.

Historic Lansing Tour

Date:

Sat Aug 11, 2018

Time:

09:30 am - 02:00 pm

Location:

The Museum of Ashe County History
301 E Main St, Jefferson

The Van leaves the Museum at 9:30 and travels west to the “one sided” town of Lansing. Participants will learn about the WPA Lansing High School, the impact of the train, Lansing’s past and very bright future on this tour. We will stop for lunch, not included in the Van Tour price. Seating is limited, reservations required. Please contact the Museum to reserve your space at 336-846-1904. $15.00

Cowboy Tactical Shoot

Date:

Sat Aug 11, 2018

Time:

11:00 am - 02:00 pm

Location:

Ashe County Wildlife Club
3220 Big Peak Creek Road, Laurel Springs.

Sponsor:

Ashe County Wildlife Club

Cowboy Tactical Shoot will be similar to 3-Gun, but using revolvers, break-open shotguns and lever action rifles. Cost $5. Only one bay.

Todd Summer Concert Series - Melissa Reaves

Date:

Sat Aug 11, 2018

Time:

06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

Cook Memorial Park - Downtown Todd
3865 Todd Railroad Grade Rd, Todd, NC

Sponsor:

Todd Community Preservation Organization

Family-friendly events. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. In case of rain, we have tents. Food and beverages available for purchase. info@toddnc.org, 828-263-6173

Backstreet Park Concert Series: Mountain Laurels

Date:

Fri Aug 17, 2018

Time:

05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet Park
2nd Ave, West Jefferson

Sponsor:

Tourism Development Authority

Join us on the Backstreet to hear the Mountain Laurels. So come kick back and enjoy the music and the fresh outdoors! No charge. A special thank you to Florence Thomas Art School for helping us fund this event!

National Sporting Clays Assn. Shoot

Date:

Sat Aug 18, 2018

Time:

08:00 am - 05:00 pm

Location:

Club House
3220 Big Peak Creek Road, Laurel Springs, NC

Sponsor:

Ashe County Wildlife Club

This will be the first of two National Sporting Clays Association sanctioned sporting clays shoots held at the Club in 2018. It is suggested shooters bring an ATV or golf cart as the shooting stations are scattered around the Club's hilly terrain. $65 for Adults and $30 for Youth.

Todd Summer Concert Series - Lucky Strikes

Date:

Sat Aug 18, 2018

Time:

06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

Cook Memorial Park - Downtown Todd
3865 Todd Railroad Grade Rd, Todd, NC

Sponsor:

Todd Community Preservation Organization

Family-friendly events. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. In case of rain, we have tents. Food and beverages available for purchase. info@toddnc.org, 828-263-6173

Backstreet Park Concert Series: Backporch Bluegrass Band

Date:

Fri Aug 24, 2018

Time:

05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet Park
2nd Ave, West Jefferson

Sponsor:

Tourism Development Authority

Join us on the Backstreet to hear the Backporch Bluegrass Band. So come kick back and enjoy the music and the fresh outdoors! No charge. A special thank you to the West Jefferson Tourism Development Authority for helping fund this event!

Backstreet Park Concert Series: Zephyr Lightning Bolts

Date:

Fri Aug 31, 2018

Time:

05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet Park
2nd Ave, West Jefferson

Sponsor:

Tourism Development Authority

Join us on the Backstreet for the last concert of the year! Performance by the Zephyr Lightning Bolts. So come kick back and enjoy the music and the fresh outdoors! No charge. A special thank you to Keep Ashe Beautiful for helping us fund this event!

Music on the Green

Date:

Sun Sep 02, 2018

Time:

03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Location:

The Museum of Ashe County History
301 E Main St, Jefferson

The Final Music on the Green Concert features the Hardin Brothers Eric and Brandon with Josh Scott and Austin Michael. Their special guests will be the Beckworth Family. The concert begins at 3:00 pm and is FREE. Seating is available, but if it’s more comfortable bring a chair, a blanket, or a sunshade and join us on the Museum Green for some wonderful music! For more information, contact the Museum at 336-846-1904 or see our website.

Historic West Jefferson Tour

Date:

Sat Sep 08, 2018

Time:

09:30 am - 02:00 pm

Location:

The Museum of Ashe County History
301 E Main St, Jefferson

It is a quick trip by van from the Museum at 9:30 to the Heart of West Jefferson. Learn about the town the train built and the surrounding area of what is now Ashe County’s economic center. We will stop for lunch, not included in the price of the tour. Seating is limited, reservations required. Please contact the Museum to reserve your space at 336-846-1904. $15.00

West Jefferson's Annual Antiques Fair

Date:

Fri Sep 14, 2018

Time:

01:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

Downtown West Jefferson

Whether you like furniture from the 1800s, war memorabilia, or classic records from "back in the day" - you just might find all that and more at the West Jefferson Antiques Fair! It's a great event for the whole family! If you can't make it Friday the 14th 1pm-8pm, the fair will still be open Saturday the 15th 8am-5pm. Stroll the streets of historic downtown West Jefferson and find a unique treasure you simply can't live without!

West Jefferson's Annual Antiques Fair

Date:

Sat Sep 15, 2018

Time:

08:00 am - 05:00 pm

Location:

Downtown West Jefferson

Whether you like furniture from the 1800s, war memorabilia, or classic records from "back in the day" - you just might find all that and more at the West Jefferson Antiques Fair! The Fair will be Friday the 14th 1pm-8pm and Saturday the 15th 8am-5pm. Stroll the streets of historic downtown West Jefferson and find a unique treasure you simply can't live without! And while your here, stop in some of our storefronts and restaurants and experience all our unique town has to offer!

100/200 Yard IBS National Championship

Date:

Sat Sep 15, 2018

Time:

08:00 am - 05:00 pm

Location:

Club House Rifle Range
3220 Big Peak Creek Road, Laurel Springs, NC

Sponsor:

Ashe County Wildlife Club

This is a NATIONAL championship for International Benchrest Shooting for 100 & 200 yard distances.

Sadie Hawkins Day Shoot (Male & Female Team Shoot)

Date:

Sun Sep 16, 2018

Time:

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

Pistol Range
3220 Big Peak Creek Road, Laurel Springs

Sponsor:

Ashe County Wildlife Club

This will be a team shoot with one male and one female constituting a team. Center Fire and Rim Fire Pistols with sight-assists and with iron sights. (Four competitive categories). $10 per team.

Relax & Rejuvenate - Fall Session

Date:

Fri Sep 28, 2018 - Sun Sep 30, 2018

Time:

01:00 am - 01:00 am

Location:

New River Escape
181 River Run Bridge Road, Fleetwood

Sponsor:

New River Escape

Relax & Rejuvenate is a self-care workshop to focus on you, connect with like-minded women, mediate, do yoga and learn how to help alleviate stress in your life. This weekend workshop will allow you to relax, reconnect and rejuvenate on the banks of the New River. The instructor, Kelly Andrews MS, is a 20+ year yoga instructor & wellness educator. Class cost is $350 for a double occupancy room. Prices include accommodations and all meals except Saturday night dinner. Contact us for a schedule.

National Sporting Clays Assn. Shoot

Date:

Sat Sep 29, 2018

Time:

08:00 am - 05:00 pm

Location:

Club House
3220 Big Peak Creek Road

Sponsor:

Ashe County Wildlife Club

This is the second of two National Sporting Clays NSCA) shoots at the Club. Cost is $65.

National Alpaca Farm Days

Date:

Sat Sep 29, 2018 - Sun Sep 30, 2018

Time:

11:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location:

Landmark Farm Alpacas
1118 Landmark Church Rd., Grassy Creek, NC 28631

Sponsor:

Landmark Farm Alpacas

Come meet the alpacas! Watch fiber artisans demonstrate their crafts processing lusciously soft alpaca fiber into beautiful woven, knitted, and felted creations! Join in and learn how to hand spin, crochet rug yarn, or even weave! The Fiber Shop has yarns made from the farm's own alpacas, plus socks, scarves, caps, gloves, and novelties!

Admission is FREE!! Rain or Shine! NO DOGS. A Livestock Guardian Dog is on duty!

Call 336-384-1616 or 828-406-2437, or email landmarkfarm@gmail.com

Autumn Leaf Festival

Date:

Sat Oct 06, 2018

Time:

10:00 am - 03:00 pm

Location:

The Museum of Ashe County History
301 E Main St, Jefferson

Sponsor:

The Museum of Ashe County History

The Museum of Ashe County History is excited to announce its largest festival of the year. Join us for historic demonstrations, vendors, children’s activities, food and more from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The festival is FREE and open to the public.

Action Targets Fun Shoot

Date:

Sat Oct 06, 2018

Time:

11:00 am - 02:00 pm

Location:

Pistol Range
3220 Big Peak Creek Road, Laurel Springs, N.C.

Sponsor:

Ashe County Wildlife Club

This will be a pistol shoot for rim fire and center fire pistols with sight-assists and iron sights with moving targets. $5 cost.

Joe Young Memorial Shotgun Shoot

Date:

Sat Oct 13, 2018

Time:

08:00 am - 05:00 pm

Location:

Skeet Field
3220 Big Peak Creek Road

Sponsor:

Ashe County Wildlife Club

Joe Young Memorial Tournament is the main fund raising shoot for the Ashe County Wildlife Club. $100 sponsor fee sponsors a shooter and a guest for lunch. Shooting is Skeet, Sporting Clays and Pyramid Trap.

Autumn Leaf Tour

Date:

Sat Oct 13, 2018

Time:

09:30 am - 02:00 pm

Location:

The Museum of Ashe County History
301 E Main St, Jefferson

At 9:30 the van leaves the Museum to travel the back roads of Ashe County during the peak of our Fall foliage. This tour is a bit different that the others as it focuses on the trees and colorful plants that make Ashe County a perfect destination for leaf peeping. We will stop along the way for lunch, not included in the price of the tour. Seating is limited, reservations required. Please contact the Museum to reserve your space at 336-846-1904. $15.00

5-Stand/Skeet Shoot

Date:

Sat Oct 20, 2018

Time:

09:00 am - 05:00 pm

Location:

Skeet Field
3220 Big Peak Creek Road, Laurel Springs

Sponsor:

Ashe County Wildlife Club

$35 registration cost for Club members and non-members for 100-rounds of clays of 5-Stand and Skeet

100/200 Metric IBS Shoot

Date:

Sat Oct 27, 2018

Time:

08:00 am - 05:00 pm

Location:

Club House
3220 Big Peak Creek Road, Laurel Springs, NC

Sponsor:

Ashe County Wildlife Club

100 & 200 meter International Benchrest Shooting event.

West Jefferson Annual Holiday Parade

Date:

Sat Nov 17, 2018

Time:

03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Location:

Downtown West Jefferson

Start your winter holidays off right in downtown West Jefferson with our Annual Holiday Parade! There will be high school bands, floats, and the big man himself: Santa Claus!!

Annual Hometown Christmas

Date:

Fri Nov 23, 2018

Time:

05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet Park

Start your Christmas off with us in West Jefferson at our official lighting of the community Christmas tree with Santa, carolers, and hot chocolate. Great fun for the whole family!

Ashe County Farmers Holiday Market

Date:

Sat Dec 01, 2018

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! Handmade and homegrown gifts, great way to start your holidays and Christmas shopping!

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Recurring Events

There are many regularly occuring events going on in Ashe County, NC. Take a look at our listing below of regularly occuring events.

Ashe County Corn Maze & Pumpkin Festival

When:

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

Location:

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

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

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

Ashe County Farmers Market

When:

Every Saturday (8am - 1pm) from April 14th - Oct. 27th

Location:

Backstreet in West Jefferson

Ashe's Farmers Market is every SATURDAY from April 14th - October 27th, 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.

Bingo!

When:

Every 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Location:

Lansing Volunteer Fire Department
9281 NC HWY 194 N, Lansing, NC 28643

Come warm up and play Bingo for cash prizes! Only $10 entry fee.

Dragonball Super Tournament

When:

Every Tuesday Night (5pm - 9pm)

Location:

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

Sponsor:

Tolly's Game Store & Lounge

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

Essential Oils 101

When:

Every Saturday at 3pm

Location:

3899 Todd Railroad Grade Rd., Todd, NC 28684

Sponsor:

Todd Mercantile


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

Foraging Fridays

When:

Every Friday (9am)

Location:

3899 Todd Railroad Grade Rd., Todd, NC 28684

Sponsor:

Todd Mercantile

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

Friday Night Magic

When:

Every Friday Night (5pm - 10pm)

Location:

920 South Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Tolly's Game Store & Lounge

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

Hiking His Creation

When:

May 26, June 16, July 21, Aug 18, Sept 15, Oct 20

Location:

Midway Parking Lot
1670 Mt Jefferson Rd, West Jefferson

Sponsor:

Ladies of Ashe Hiking Group

Join the Ladies of Ashe Hiking Group to Hike His Creation! Contact (336) 846-5631 or soccermom2014.tl@gmail.com for time and more information.

Old Time CommUnity Dance and Pot Luck Dinner

When:

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

Location:

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

Sponsor:

Todd Mercantile

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

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

Phipps General Store Jam

When:

Every Friday Night from 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location:

2425 Silas Creek Rd, Lansing, NC 28643

On FRIDAYS, Phipps General Store opens up their doors for a jam session that can be one of the most lively in the region. Spectators sit and chat in benches by the old counter, or in chairs surrounding the musicians. You can hear good ole mountain music played by people of all ages, and visitors are welcome to participate. Free admission, donations welcome.

Quilt Guild Meeting

When:

2nd Thursday Each Month (2:00PM)

Location:

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

Sponsor:

Ashe County Piecemakers Quilt Guild

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

Teaching Tuesdays

When:

Every Tuesday (11am)

Location:

3899 Todd Railroad Grade Rd. Todd, NC 28684

Sponsor:

Todd Mercantile

Come learn all about wild edible plants in this free one hour class on the front porch of the Mercantile in Todd!

The Haunted Factory

When:

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

Location:

301 Locust St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

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

The Hotel Tavern Concert Series

When:

Every Friday & Saturday (6:30pm - 9:30pm)

Location:

5 W Main, West Jefferson, NC 28694

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

Wednesday Night Magic

When:

Every Wednesday Night from 5PM to 9PM

Location:

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

Sponsor:

Tolly's Game Store & Lounge

Join us for an evening of Magic the Gathering! Where you can compete against other players for prizes and prestige! All decks must be registered prior to 6pm and the format for this day of the week alternates between "Draft" and "Commander" format. Check out our website to see which format we're using this week as well as additional details and prize info!

Workshop to Expand Your Creative Voice

When:

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

Location:

189 Annapurna Drive, Todd, NC 28684

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

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