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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 Agricultural 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

Eliada Home’s Corn Maze, WNC’s Largest Corn Maze, a 12 acre maze with 2 longer trails & 2 children’s trails cut out of a field of corn, Thursday 9am-4pm, Friday-Sunday 10am-8pm, Adults $9 for 12 & over, Children $6 ages 4-11, Children 3 & under free of charge, Asheville, NC  828-254-5356 x 340

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 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 30, 31 & November 1
The Haunted Farm sits on a mysterious, blood-soaked stretch of land where the deranged Missy Mae Lively eternally pines for her lost groom; frightful fun with three main parts to the Farm – The Woods, The Farm, and The Haunted Hayride; (new for 2014 - over 1000 square feet of inside terror, bringing it to over 8000 square feet) open Dark-Midnight, General Admission -$16 (cash only), $3 parking, 624 Townsend Rd., Hendersonville, NC 828-702-7911

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

Forest Festival Day and the John G. Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsmen’s Meet, Cradle of Forestry in Pisgah National Forest, celebrate the forests & forest heritage with wood carvers, weavers, a blacksmith, fly fishing, archery, horse drawn wagon rides, and the John G. Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsmen’s Meet - a lumberjack competition; Admission $6 ages 16 and up, $3 youth 4-15 and America the Beautiful and Golden Age pass holders, free for children under 4 years old, Pisgah Forest, NC  828-877-3130

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, Tickets: Regular $40; Student $35; Child N/A, Asheville, NC 828-257-4530

October 11
Motorama/Autorama, 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 828-708-3727 & 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, dozens of new & used model trains, hobby & toy vendors; Sat. 10am-5pm & Sun 12pm-4pm, Adults $6, Children under 12 & Scouts in uniform free, free parking, 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
“The Sandburgs of Connemara”, the Henderson County Heritage Museum will present a one-act play written by Steve Carlisle, the play contains 3 original songs written and performed by the author’s brother Michael Carlisle, Historic Courthouse on Main Street 2nd floor courtroom, $10, Oct. 17 7pm, Oct. 18 2pm & 7pm, Oct. 19 2pm, for tickets call the Henderson County Heritage Museum, Hendersonville, NC  828-694-1619

October 17-18, 24-25 & 31
Shock in the Corn, Blue Ridge Corn Maze, 6 acres of "corn-fusion", 7pm-10pm, Admission: $8.00 dollars per person / first come - first served basis, closed on Sunday, 1605 Everett Rd., Pisgah Forest, NC 828-226-0508

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
Blessing of the Pets, Laurel Green Park corner of White Pine Drive and 5th Avenue W., 11am, First Congregational United Church of Christ invites all two- and four-legged creatures to this special service, Hendersonville, NC 828-692-8630

Discovery Day Music & Crafts Festival, across from the new Tuxedo Park site on Old US Hwy 25S/Greenville Hwy/NC 225, 10am-5pm, Tuxedo, NC

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, 9am-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 buses, reservations not accepted, 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

Asheville Kitchen & Bath Show, Western North Carolina Agricultural Center, exhibitors offering cabinetry, counter tops, cookware, cooking demonstrations plus workshops on design and remodeling, 10am-5pm, Adults $10 at the door, $5 in advance, Children 12 & under free, Fletcher, NC 828-692-3230

October 19
Hendersonville Community Band Fall Concert, Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall, 3pm, Adults $10, free for students, Flat Rock, NC 828-692-8801

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 & 25
The Legend of Tommy Hodges outdoor drama, The Cradle of Forestry in Pisgah National Forest, a mystery over time becomes a legend . . . on Halloween night in 1906 one of the students from the Biltmore Forest School disappeared - his name was Tommy Hodges; an outdoor drama along the one-mile paved Biltmore Campus Trail, the audience walks the trail from scene to scene; (wear warm clothing, walking shoes & flashlights recommended), Fri. & Sat.  6:30pm, 7:45 pm & 9:00pm; Admission $6.00 ages 16 and up, $3.00 for ages 5-15 and America the Beautiful and Golden Age Passport holders; hot cider & cookies, Pisgah Forest, NC  828-877-3130

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 & 26
North River Farm's Fall Festival, featuring Tommy Brandt & Friends concert, including live music games, prizes & bouncies; 1pm-6pm, free admission, Mills River, NC 828-890-5316

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

Movie in the Park “Frankenweenie” & Halloween Carnival, Jackson Park, Carnival 5:30pm-7:30pm with carnival games, inflatables & treats; watch movie “Frankenweenie” on the big screen 8pm, free, bring a chair, Hendersonville, NC 828-697-4884

Bluegrass to Bach concert Series presents "The Wendy Jones Quartet", Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, an evening of jazz standards featuring works by Ellington, Gershwin, Arlen, and many more, doors open 6:30pm, concert 7pm, suggested donation $15, homemade refreshments at intermission, Hendersonville, NC 828-693-3157

Blue Ridge Wine & Artisan Cider Festival, Blue Ridge Community College, 12pm-6pm, Food, live music, commemorative tasting glass, & tastings from participating vineyards & wineries; $30 at the door, $25 in advance, $10 designated drivers & under 21, sponsored by Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation, benefits Brewing, Distillation & Fermentation and Horticulture Technology Programs, Flat Rock, NC

Halloween Carnival, Fletcher Community Park, 2:30pm-4:30pm, over 15 carnival style games, inflatables & Halloween costume contest for age groups: 4 &under, 5-7 & 8-11, awards given in three categories - Best Traditional Costume, Most Creative Costume and Best Homemade Costume; costume contest will begin promptly at 4pm, registration no later than 3:45pm, Fletcher, NC 828-687-0751

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

Dia de los Murertos, Supermercadeo - 2111 Asheville Hwy - Suite A2, 5pm-8pm, (inflatables, music, traditional Mexican food, arts & crafts, games, face painting), free entrance, costume contest 8pm, sponsored by El Centro, Hendersonville, NC 828-693-1981

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, 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