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Calendar of Events
October 2014 Events

Compiled by Henderson County Tourism Development Authority
Information Subject to Change or Cancellation

Call each event to confirm dates, times, location & possible cancellations

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December
Garden Jubilee | Music on Main Street | Street Dances | NC Apple Festival | Farm City Day | Home for the Holidays
Fall Leaf Season |Leaf Report | Apple Orchards & Tours | Apple Harvest Tour

October 1 - 24
Bearfootin Public Art Display, a public art display featuring fiberglass outdoor bear sculptures decorated in different themes, on the sidewalks of Main Street, Hendersonville, NC 828-233-3216

October 1 - 31
Golden Age l & ll - "Coming of the Railroad" Exhibit, a replica of the Saluda Mountain Grade - steepest main-line standard gauge railroad in the US & the History of Laurel Park when visitors crowded the area's lakes and pavilions to swim by day and dance by night; and a replica of a general store; Henderson County Heritage Museum, Wed.- Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 1pm-5pm, free, Hendersonville, NC 828-694-1619

October 2 - 5
NC Championship Walking Horse Show, WNC Agicultural Center McGough Arena, Fletcher, NC  828-687-1414 or 919-681-4431

October 2 - 26
Flat Rock Playhouse presents the Tony Award winning musical comedy, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Wed-Sat 8pm; Thurs, Sat & Sun 2pm, $40, mild adult content, Flat Rock, NC 828-693-0731 or 866-732-8008

October 3 & 5
Asheville Lyric Opera presents Die Fledermaus, Stauss' lavish show comes alive in a brand new production that also celebrates our American cultural heritage, Diana Wortham Theatre, Oct 3 8pm & Oct 5 3pm, Tickets: Adults $30-$58, Students $17-$40, Asheville, NC 828-257-4530

October 4
Farm City Day, Jackson Park (modern & antique farm equipment, old timey demonstrations & displays, live entertainment, crafts, competitions, children's games, tractor pull, food & more) 10am-4:pm, free family fun, Hendersonville, NC  828-697-4884 or 828-697-4891

October 4 & 5
“Art on Main” Fine Art/Fine Craft Show, Historic Downtown along Main Street, 10am-5pm, a high quality show to featuring the finest artists & artisans from the southeast, a judged & juried show, produced by The Arts Council of Henderson Council, Hendersonville, NC 828-693-8504

October 9
Paula Poundstone - as a regular panelist on NPR's "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me" and one of Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Stand-up Comedians, Paula Poundstone is making America laugh; Diana Wortham Theatre, 8pm,ickets: Regular $40; Student $35; Child N/A, Asheville, NC 828-257-4530

October 11
Motorama, Main Street, automobile dealers display their new 2015 models, antique & classic cars show; 9am-3pm, sponsored by the Great Smoky Mountain Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America call 828-891-8299 & the Hendersonville Antique Car Club 828-697-8344, for information on New Car Show call 828-693-9061, Hendersonville, NC

Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra presents “Fiesta, featuring Jorge Federico Osorio, Pianist”, Blue Ridge Community College Concert Hall, tickets $35, $5 for students, Flat Rock NC, 828-697-5884

Historic 7th Avenue Bazaar, Historic Depot Plaza, a street festival with a variety of art & crafts, entertainment, food & more; 10am-5pm, Hendersonville, NC  828-674-3067

October 11 & 12
Asheville Gun & Knife Show, WNC Agricultural Center Event Center, Fletcher, NC 828-687-1414 or 770-267-0989

Train Show, WNC Agricultural Center Expo Center, Fletcher, NC 828-685-2726\

Carolina Bonsai Expo, NC Arboretum, features the juried work of bonsai enthusiasts from bonsai clubs in a six-state region of the United States; 10am-5pm, Free with parking fee ($8 per personal vehicle), Asheville, NC

October 16 – 19 & 23 - 26
Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown presents Music on the Rock: John Denver, tribute concert featuring the hits of the artists, 8:00pm, Hendersonville, NC  828-693-0731 or 866-732-8008

October 17
Henderson County Chamber of Commerce Business Expo, Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall, 3pm-6pm, unique showcase for all types of business Flat Rock, NC 828-692-1413

October 17 & 18
WNC Antique Truck and Tractor Show, WNC Agricultural Center Fairgrounds, Fletcher, NC 828-779-4305

Paul Taylor Dance Company, is a cultural icon, offering cogent observations on life’s complexities while tackling some of society’s thorniest issues; Diana Wortham Theatre, 8pm, Tickets: Regular $45; Student $40; Child $20, Asheville, NC 828-257-4530

October 17 - 19, 23 - 26, 30 – 31,  November 1 & 2
Hendersonville Little Theatre presents the romantic-comedy “Sylvia”, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays 2pm, Hendersonville, NC 828-692-1082

October 18
Asheville Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Masterworks 2 - Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1, 8pm, Asheville, NC 828-254-7046

October 18 & 19
Tour de Falls, DuPont State Recreational Forest, 9:00am-2:30pm, buses will be available in the parking lot on DuPont/Staton Rd. to take visitors to High Falls, Triple Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Lake Julia, donation - adults $12, $6 ages 6-17, buses are not handicap accessible, no pets are allowed on the bus, sponsored by Friends of DuPont Forest, Hendersonville, NC 828-877-6527

Arts & Crafts Show, VFW Post 5206 2nd Floor, 10am-6pm, sponsored by Henderson County Crafters Assoc., Hendersonville, NC  828-407-7159

October 23 - 25
Fall Harvest Days, Western North Carolina Agricultural Center Fairgrounds, featuring crafters, demonstrations, farm tools, antique engines, antique tractor pulls & swap meet; 8am-5pm, Adults $8, Children 12 & under free, 3-day pass $20, held rain or shine, sponsored by Apple Country Engine & Tractor Association, Fletcher, NC 828-687-1414 or 828-654-7901

October 24 - 26
Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair, Western North Carolina Agricultural Center McGough Arena, (100’s of animals, crafters, workshops & demonstrations), Fletcher, NC 828-687-1414 or 828-242-3446

October 25
Bearfootin' Art Display Auction, auction of the Bearfootin' public art display that have been on the sidewalks of downtown since spring, 2:30pm-5pm, Hendersonville, NC 828-233-3216

Mountain Men Tractor Pull, WNC Agricultural Center Fairgrounds, Fletcher, NC 828-682-2645

October 28 - November 1
2014 Golden Retriever Club Of America National Specialty, Western North Carolina Agricultural Center, golden retrievers competing in conformation, obedience, & agility; Fletcher, NC

October 31
Trick-or-Treat Street, Main Street from Allen St - 6th Ave, merchants offering trick or treating, Halloween costume contest & dance party; 4:30pm-7:30pm, Hendersonville, NC 828-233-3216

Gonzalez Diaz Enterprise presents Alayo Dance Company is an award winning company based in San Francisco performing an innovative fusion of Afro-Cuban modern, folkloric and popular Cuban dance; Diana Wortham Theatre, 8pm, Tickets: Regular $30, Students and Children $20; Asheville, NC 828-257-4530

October 31 - November 2
American Kennel Club (AKC) Dog Agility Trial & ISC Qualifier, WNC Agricultural Center McGough Arena (dogs jump hurdles, race through tunnels and climb over A-frames at high speed), home, Sponsored by Western Carolina Dog Fanciers Association, Fletcher, NC 828-734-3184

Call phone number listed on each event to confirm dates, times, location & possible cancellations