Calendar of Events

Upcoming events and things to do in Asheville, NC. Below is a list of events for festivals, fairs, bar meetups, and other listings.

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Asheville Art Museum : Farm to Table: American Silver
Aug 23 all-day


Asheville Art Museum :

Farm to Table: American Silver

HANK – elegant ewer with inscription

May 31 – October 5, 2014

Farm to Table: American Silver highlights different but inter-connected uses of American silver – agricultural awards and table service – as they progressed over the last 150 years. Farm to Table and associated programs will enable visitors to experience the farms and tables of the region as they reflect the stylistic changes of each era. Farm to Table brings new meaning to the “art of eating,” treating audiences to an intimate experience of handmade American silver objects celebrating our food and farms and appearing on our tables through modern times.

The exhibition will feature a variety of forms and objects representative of agricultural presentation silver and fine table settings, including silverware, hollowware and serving pieces. For example, the agricultural silver component will feature medals, trophies and engraved hollowware. Silverware for the table will span from Francis I to contemporary designs. Table settings and serving pieces will exemplify the Arts and Crafts Movement, Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern and Contemporary Craft styles.

Public Programs

The Museum has planned a series of public programs that contribute to the interpretation of the Farm to Table: American Silver exhibition. Educational programs will include a series of four cooking classes led by celebrated local chefs; a Dinner & A Movie event featuring a farm-to-table style dinner; engaging lectures by exhibition curators and silver collectors; and a special opening event aimed at attracting diverse audiences to the Museum. Check back for specific programming dates.


Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

 

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

Asheville Art Museum : Prime Time: Second Annual New Media Juried Exhibition
Aug 23 all-day



Asheville Art Museum : Prime Time: Second Annual New Media Juried Exhibition

The Asheville Art Museum is excited to announce that 12 artists have been selected to have their work exhibited in Prime Time: Second Annual New Media Juried Exhibition, which opens April 25 in the Museum’s New Media Gallery and runs through August 31, 2014. In January of this year, the Museum announced an open call to North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee artists working in single channel, screen-based new media, including video art, experimental animation and time-based media. More than 50 submissions were received, of which 12 were chosen as finalists. The selections represent just a sampling of the broad variety of works that fall into this category of contemporary art.

 

The 12 selected artists are:

Heather Freeman, Charlotte, NC , Nathan Halverson, Columbia, SC, Pete Hurdle, Charlotte, NC, Peter Kusek, Asheville, NC, Mary Anna LaFratta, Cosby TN, Daniel Lowe, Asheville, NC, Frank McCauley, Sumter, SC, Anna Norton, Highlands, NC, Charmaine Ortiz, Carolina Beach, NC,Dawn Roe, Asheville, NC, Josh Yates, Charlotte, NC, Josh Zerangue, Mt. Pleasant, SC

 

The Museum’s New Media Gallery, which opened in 2012, provides an opportunity to spotlight artists who are working in New Media, including stop action and hand-drawn animation, narrative film, Glitch Art, sound, video and light installations, and other live programs connected via the Internet. In 2012, the Museum hosted its first new media juried exhibition, inviting local artists to participate in the Museum’s programming and introduce viewers to an innovative and interactive medium. With the mission of the New Media Gallery in mind, the Museum has decided to establish the juried exhibition as an annual event, providing regional artists a chance to exhibit in one of the only galleries of its kind in Western North Carolina.

 

A preview screening and reception for Prime Time will take place in conjunction with Moogfest on Friday, April 25 at 5:00 p.m. in the Museum’s upper theatre (advance registration is required). Following the opening, the New Media Gallery will offer daily screenings of the works by the 12 finalists. The videos are played in a loop that lasts for about one hour.

 

This exhibition was organized by the Asheville Art Museum, and co-curated by David Teng Olsen, New Media Artist and Assistant Professor of Art at Wellesley College; Benjamin Funke, New Media Artist and Visiting Professor of Art at Humboldt State University; and Candace Reilly, Asheville Art Museum. Prime Time: Second Annual New Media Juried Exhibition is sponsored by Moogfest.

Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

Chimney Rock Park : Naturalist Niche Series
Aug 23 all-day


Chimney Rock Park :

Naturalist Niche Series
Dates: 2nd & 4th Sat April – November
Time: TBA
Cost:  Advance registration required.
Join an expert naturalist on our trails to learn about wild edibles, plants, wildlife, survival skills, birds, geology or other cool outdoor topics. Programs and hikes vary by date; offered on the 2nd & 4th Saturday of every month from April-November, weather permitting.

Chimney Rock Park

431 Main St

Chimney Rock, NC 28720

(828) 625-9611

http://www.chimneyrockpark.com/

Saving Our Backs with Yoga Class
Aug 23 all-day

“Saving Our Backs with Yoga” TM

August 22-24

Local master yoga instructor Lillah Schwartz offers ‘A layperson’s guide to back pain relief.’ Trained in the Iyengar method of yoga, with a science background and a clear understanding of anatomy and kinesiology, Lillah is a yogini with over 30 years of experience.

This August and September, Lillah will offer a special workshop, “Healing Our Backs with Yoga” and will donate 22% of proceeds from the workshop to SAHC to support our conservation efforts! The workshop will be co-sponsored by WNC Woman magazine and the Ashevillage Institute.

Visit Yogawithlillah.com/healing-our-backs-with-yoga/ for more information or to register for the workshop.

Caldwell County Farmers Market
Aug 23 @ 6:00 am – 12:00 pm

Caldwell County Farmers Market

AppalachiangrownWide variety of locally grown fresh fruits and produce in-season, eggs and goat cheese, baked goods and crafts.

Hours

Our market season is from May 3, 2014 to December 20, 2014.

  • Saturday
    6:00am — 12:00pm

120 Hospital Ave. NE

Lenoir, North Carolina

828-221-0223

Located at the Caldwell County main library in Lenoir.

Henderson County Tailgate Market
Aug 23 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Henderson County Tailgate Market

Listing AppalachiangrownOne of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina, this unique Saturday morning market has a festival feel in the heart of Hendersonville, NC. The market is filled with local growers who operate small family farms in Henderson County. They have developed a reputation for quality, high-value specialty crops, meats, and nursery stock. Through-out the season you can find beautiful annual flowers, perennials, native plants and shrubs, trees, and fresh cut flowers for your bouquets. You will find in season crops of fruits, vegetables, and flowers.
Whether you are looking for organics herbs or vegetables starts, local fruits and vegetables, farm fresh eggs, locally raised meats, or renewing your yard with locally plants, surprising a special someone with fresh cut flowers and you can’t forget the fresh baked goodies you can find it all here. Bring your whole family with their baskets or wagons and shop with us at 100 N. King Street from 7 am till 12 pm, every Saturday. The market is open early spring to late fall and is handicap accessible. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Hours

Our market season is from March 15 to November 29.

  • Saturday
    7:00am — 12:00pm
Andrews Farmers Market
Aug 23 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Andrews Farmers Market

Listing AppalachiangrownJoin us for fun, music, and community produce every Saturday morning from 8 am-noon (or when we sell out, which happens every week). First Street in Andrews, NC 20 minutes west of Nantahala Gorge!

Ashe County Farmers Market
Aug 23 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Ashe County Farmers Market

497 AppalachiangrownAshe County Farmers Market is one of the few markets left in the country where all of the products are grown and made by local farmers and artisans. LOCAL FOOD. Shop for farm fresh eggs, fruit, honey & molasses, produce, fruit, fresh breads, cakes and pies, jams and relishes, and farm raised meats. ARTISAN QUALITY CRAFTS. From lye soap made the old fashioned way to functional pottery, the crafts at the Ashe Market are high quality and uphold our rich Appalachian Heritage. You will find blacksmith forged iron work, wood carving, pottery, soap, candles, fine art, photography, fiber arts and floral arrangements. Sat. morning market is open April-October from 8 am-1 pm. The Wed. morning market is open July-Sept. from 8am-1pm. Holiday Markets will be held Nov. 22, 29 & Dec. 6, 2014 from 10am-2pm.

Hours

Our market season is from April 2014 to October 2014.

  • Wednesday
    8:00am — 1:00pm
  • Saturday
    8:00am — 1:00pm
Bakersville Farmers Market
Aug 23 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bakersville Farmers Market

AppalachiangrownIn Historic Downtown Bakersville our market provides a venue for purveyors of locally produced goods. Fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, breads, and handmade goods can be found throughout our season. Join us on Saturday mornings and be local by shopping local!

 

Hours

Our market season is from May 24, 2014 to October 26, 2013.

  • Saturday
    8:00am — 12:00pm

 

 

Downtown Asheville City Market
Aug 23 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Asheville City Market

Asheville City Market

https://www.facebook.com/AshevilleCityMarket

Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market
Aug 23 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market

1209 AppalachiangrownHaywood’s Historic Farmers Market is located in Waynesville in the parking lot of HART Theater and the Museum of NC Handicrafts (Shelton House), 250 Pigeon St.(Hwy. 276S). It is a short 2-block walk from historic Main Street and operates on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 8 am-Noon, mid-Aril thru mid-December. Winter market functions the beginning of November through mid-December, 9 a.m. until Noon. (Check website for Winter Market details/updates – www.waynesvillefarmersmarket.com.)

This producer-only market offers a wide range of locally grown produce, flowers, herbs, and landscape plants. At this second largest market in WNC you’ll also find a wide selection of meats (chicken, pork, rabbit, lamb, beef, turkey, duck, quail), eggs (chicken, quail, duck), cheeses, mushrooms, baked goods, preserves, honey, NC mountain trout, and NC seafood delivered overnight on Saturdays.

NC heritage crafters display weavings from natural fibers, pottery, furniture and wood products, brooms, soap and beauty products, candles, and birdhouses, feeders, and other items.

Demonstrations and special events are featured monthly, often with local musicians. Kid’s Market teaches youngsters where their food originates, offers market activities, and promotes healthy food habits.

For information, call Elizabeth Ure, Market Manager, at 828-550-4774.

Hours

Our market season is from April 26, 2014 to December 14, 2014.

  • Wednesday
    8:00am — 12:00pm
  • Saturday
    8:00am — 12:00pm
Mills River Farmers Market
Aug 23 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mills River Farmers Market

AppalachiangrownLocal farmers, growers, and crafters come together on Saturday mornings with a variety of local fresh produce, honey, cheeses, eggs, meats, jams and jellies, and more. Special events scheduled monthly. May -Oct.

Hours

Our market season is from May 3, 2014 to October 25, 2014.

  • Saturday
    8:00am — 12:00pm
North Asheville Tailgate Market
Aug 23 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

North Asheville Tailgate Market

Saturdays from 8 AM until Noon

Directions

The Market is at the UNCA campus on the lower level of the two-level parking lot “C” just southeast of Owen Hall.

From the UNCA Main Entrance on WT Weaver Blvd. Go up the hill from the rotary and take the first right.

Click here for a campus map.


Visit the market for an incredible local shopping experience in Western North Carolina. The market is Asheville’s oldest  producer only farmers’ market and in it’s 32nd year of operation with over 40 vendors selling locally produced products.  Seasonally at the market you will find a wide range of products, from the latest in gourmet organic vegetables to old-timey favorites like half runner beans and fried apple pies. The market offers an amazing assortment of produce, an abundance of fresh cut flowers, strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries, artisan brick oven baked breads, artisan cheeses, fresh organic pasta, a fabulous selection of baked goods, bedding and native plants, honey, farm fresh eggs as well as natural raised fish and meats. Such meats that can be found at the market include lamb, chicken, goat, pork, beef, rabbit and trout. You will find some of the areas most talented crafters carrying on our Appalachian Heritage and Traditions through their artwork.

 

Transylvania Farmers Market
Aug 23 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Transylvania Farmers Market

Listing AppalachiangrownThe Transylvania Farmers Market has over 50 vendors offering fresh, locally-grown produce, meat, poultry, eggs, honey, cheese, coffee, mushrooms, plants, herbs, cut flowers, baked goods, jams, jellies, relishes, prepared foods, and a variety of handcrafted and artisan items. Throughout the season the Market will host weekly music and events. Open every Saturday morning, 8am-12pm, April 19 through December 20, 2014.

Hours

Our market season is from April 19, 2014 to December 20, 2014.

  • Saturday
    8:00am — 12:00pm
Yancey County Farmers Market
Aug 23 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Yancey County Farmers Market

498 AppalachiangrownThe Yancey County Farmers Market provides to the community a source of high-quality, fresh, farm produce and farm related products. All products are locally grown/prepared, many of which come from farms using natural and organic techniques. The market is located at South Main Street at Hwy 19E in Burnsville. It is open Saturdays from 8:30 am- 12:30 pm.

Hours

Our market season is from April 19, 2014 to December 20, 2014.

  • Saturday
    8:30am — 12:30pm
Alleghany County Farmers’ Market
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Asheville Humane Society : Pooch Essentials Class
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Asheville Humane Society :

Pooch Essentials Class

Saturday, August 23, 2014

9 – 10 AM

Get ready to be hands-on with our canine friends!  This class is for volunteers who want to interact with dogs and puppies at the Adoption Center and at off-site events.  Prerequisites include attendance at a general volunteer orientation session and completion of Bed, Bath & Beyond requirements.  Sign up through the Volunteer Information Center or e-mail us with any questions at [email protected]

Asheville Humane Society

14 Forever Friend Lane

Asheville, NC 28806

(828) 761-2001

http://www.ashevillehumane.org/asheville-humane-society.php

Black Mountain Tailgate Market
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Black Mountain Tailgate Market

Listing AppalachiangrownOur market is a seasonal Saturday morning community event featuring organic and sustainably grown produce, plants, cut flowers, herbs, locally raised meats, seafood, breads, pastries, cheeses, eggs and local arts and handcrafted items. A family event every Saturday from May through October.

Black Mountain Tailgate Market
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Black Mountain Tailgate Market

Listing AppalachiangrownOur market is a seasonal Saturday morning community event featuring organic and sustainably grown produce, plants, cut flowers, herbs, locally raised meats, seafood, breads, pastries, cheeses, eggs and local arts and handcrafted items. A family event every Saturday from May through October.

Our market season is from May 3, 2014 to October 25, 2014.

  • Saturday
    9:00am — 12:00pm
Historic Marion Tailgate Market
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Historic Marion Tailgate Market

Listing AppalachiangrownLocal grower market in the municipal parking lot with easy, accessible parking. Vegetables, fruits, eggs, hormone-free meats, plants, flowers, soaps, goat cheese, and baked goods.

Hours

Our market season is from May 13, 2014 to December 16, 2014.

  • Tuesday
    3:00pm — 6:00pm
  • Saturday
    9:00am — 12:00pm