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Calendar of Events
September 2014 Events

Compiled by Henderson County Tourism Development Authority

Information Subject to Change or Cancellation

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Garden Jubilee | Music on Main Street | Street Dances | Monday Night Live | NC Apple Festival | Farm City Day | Home for the Holidays
Fall Leaf Season | Leaf Report | Apple Orchards & Tours | Apple Harvest Tour

September 1
68th North Carolina Apple Festival, Downtown (street fair, arts & crafts, entertainment, children's activities, parade, food & more) Street Fair - Fri-Sun 10:00am-8:00pm, Mon. 10am-5pm, from 6th Ave to Caswell St., no pets allowed, Hendersonville, NC 828-697-4557

King Apple Parade, on Labor Day, 2:30pm, Main Street from Five points to Caswell Street, (NC Apple Festival Event) Hendersonville, NC 828-697-4557

WNC Air Museum Open House & Air Craft Rides, Mon 10am-5pm, free admission, airplanes of the 1930’s-1950’s on display, many models & pictures on display, (NC Apple Festival Event), Hendersonville, NC  828-290-8230

Kidde Carnival, rides & entertainment geared for younger children, Fri-Sun 10am-9pm, Mon 10am-4pm, Wells Fargo parking lot, Tickets $1-$3, (NC Apple Festival Event), Hendersonville, NC 828-697-4557

Mineral & Lapidary Museum Open House Special Exhibit, Mon 10am-2pm, Free Admission, (NC Apple Festival Event), Hendersonville, NC 828-698-1977

Gem & Mineral Spectacular, Whitmire Activity Center, Mon 10am-5pm, (gemstones, jewelry, fossils, lapidary equipment; demonstrations; exhibits & programs ), Admission: $4.00 (Children 12 & under free when accompanied by an adult), Sponsor - Henderson County Gem & Mineral Society, (NC Apple Festival Event), Hendersonville, NC 404-277-9000

Tour d’Apple, Blue Ridge Community College, 100 mile (century), 63 mile (metric), 45 mile and 25 mile bike tours through Henderson County apple orchards, 8am-5pm, Normal Registration $55, sponsored by Four Seasons Rotary, Flat Rock, NC  828-674-8584

September 1 - October 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

September 1 - December 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

September 1 - 14
Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown presents the comedy The Mystery of Irma Vep, Wed-Sat 8pm; Sat & Sun 2pm, Hendersonville, NC , NC 828-693-0731 or 866-732-8008

September 5 - 14
NC Mountain State Fair, WNC Agricultural Center, the third largest fair in North Carolina, (celebrates the heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountains, including agriculture, music, crafts, art, food, entertainment, display of livestock, competitions, & midway amusement rides), Tickets: Adult,s $8 Children $4 6-12 years of age, Seniors 65 years and older $4 , children 5 years and under free; Fletcher,

September 6
Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra presents “Crossroads: The Corner of Classical and Bluegrass”, Blue Ridge Community College Concert Hall, $35, $5 for students, Flat Rock, NC 828-697-5884

Summer Music in Flat Rock, featuring Nikkie Talley & Jason Sharp, Little Rainbow Row's back deck (corner of Greenville Hwy.& W. Blue Ridge Road) from 6-8pm, free, bring-your-lawn-chair, outdoor event, weather permitting, Flat Rock, NC 828-693-1313 or 828-694-3551

Antique Road Extravaganza, Carillon Assisted Living of Hendersonville, have your item(s) evaluated by a professional antique appraiser/dealer, $25 per item, proceeds benefit the Flat Rock Playhouse, 1pm-4pm, Hendersonville, NC  828-693-0700

2nd Annual World Masterwork Series Presented by Freeburg & Perzina Pianos, the extravagance of two Pianos, two Virtuosos, and three of the most colorful composers of the romantic age!; Diana Wortham Theatre, $18, Asheville, NC  828-257-4530

September 11
Local Cloth presents Project Handmade:Texture & Movement, a juried wearable-art fashion show featuring contemporary garments with hand-crafted details produced by textile artists and fashion designers within a 100-mile radius of Asheville; Diana Wortham Theatre, 7pm, $8, Asheville, NC  828-257-4530

September 11 - 14 & 18 - 21
Flat Rock Playhouse special event the Music of James Bond, countless iconic songs about the world's most favorite spy come to life on stage, Flat Rock, NC 828-693-0731 or 866-732-8008

September 12 - 13
Bullington Gardens Fall Plant Sale, featuring many late-blooming perennials & annuals, proceeds benefit the educational programs at Bullington Gardens, 9am-3pm, Hendersonville, NC 828-698-6104

September 12, 13, 19, 20
Friends of the Henderson County Library Book Sale, 1940 Spartanburg Hwy., over 100,000 books, CD’s, DVD’s, tapes & records on sale for a fraction of their original price, benefits the Friends of the Henderson County Library to fund & enhance library programs, Hendersonville, NC 828-697-4725

September 13
Hunger Walk, Jackson Park Shelter 1, registration begins 8am, walk begins 8:30am, rain or shine, sponsored by Henderson County Hunger Coalition, Hendersonville, NC  828-693-4940 or 828-697-6748

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville Bluegrass to Bach concert series presents singer, songwriter Tom Fisch, doors open 6:30pm, concert begins 7pm, Homemade goodies are available during intermission, Suggested donation is $15, Hendersonville, NC 828-693-3157

September 17
Citizenship Day and Naturalization Ceremony, Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, 11am (time may change),  witness North Carolina residents becoming new American Citizens through an official oath-taking ceremony, open to the public, Flat Rock, NC  828-693-4178

September 18
Rhythm & Brews Concert Series featuring Blue Dogs, Azalea Parking on King Street between 3rd & 4th Avenues, 6pm-9pm, free outdoor concert, bring a chair, Hendersonville, NC 828-233-3216

Open Studio Tour of Henderson County Preview Party, part of Hendersonville Rhythm&Brews, 5pm-8pm, Azalea Parking on King Street between 3rd & 4th Avenues, sample of work by each of the 57 artists on the tour will be displayed in four tents, Hendersonville, NC  828-698-8775 or 828-890-3929

September 18 – October 26
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

September 19
Downtown After 5, Downtown located at N. Lexington Avenue and I-240, free, 5pm-9pm, Asheville, NC 828-251-9973

Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience, the 1960s and the most important music of a generation as the British invasion returns; Diana Wortham Theatre, 8pm, Tickets: Regular $30, Student $25, Child $15. Asheville, NC  828-257-4530

September 20
Asheville Comic Expo, U.S. Cellular Center, some of the biggest names currently working in the comic book industry, family friendly atmosphere, great deals on rare books and collectibles as well as a great convention experience - dressing up in costume and cosplay is encouraged, 11am-6pm, General Admission: $10 (kids under 10 are free), Asheville, NC  828-252-7600

Asheville Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Masterworks 1 - Opening Night, 8pm, Asheville, NC 828-254-7046

September 20 & 21
Open Studio Tour of Henderson County, self-guided tour of 30 fine art and fine craft studios throughout Henderson County, 10am-5pm daily, Henderson County, NC 828-890-3929

Flock to the Rock, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, WNC’s premier fall migration birding event, included with paid Park admission, Chimney Rock, NC 828-625-9611 or 800-277-9611

Heritage Weekend at the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Pkwy., Southern Highland Craft Guild's celebration of traditional crafts and music, featuring the World Gee Haw Whimmy Diddle Competition Sat @ 2pm, Saturday: 10am-4pm; Sunday: 12pm-5pm, free, Asheville, NC 828-298-7928

September 21
The Henderson County Library turns 100!, Main Library, 1pm-4pm, (children’s activities, behind-the-scenes library tours, informational tables, ‘step back in time’ photo opportunity, and refreshments), a special ceremony featuring keynote speakers in the Kaplan Auditorium at 2pm, followed by Realms of Gold, an original play portraying the history of the Library, written by Tom Orr, an encore performance of the play at 3pm, Hendersonville, NC 828-697-4725

Celebrate Jesus a community wide worship event, Jackson Park, 3pm-6pm, worship bands, fun activities, concessions, free snow cones, popcorn & cotton candy; bring a picnic & a chair, Hendersonville, NC 828-290-9745

Carolina Mountain Home Showcase, WNC Agricultural Center, Event Center, Fletcher, NC 828-329-1671

September 23
Wedding Festival, U.S. Cellular, 4pm-9pm, 5 wedding workshops throughout the day, Tickets $9 at the door, Asheville, NC

September 24 - 28
GEAR Rally, WNC Agricultural Center, Fairgrounds, Fletcher, NC 570-279-0756

September 26 - 28
Asheville Greek Festival, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Historic Montford, Fri & Sat. 11am-9pm, Sun 11am-7pm, free admission, Asheville, NC 828-253-3754

September 26 - 28
Asheville Quilt Show, WNC Agricultural Center Expo Bldg, Fletcher, NC 828-687-1414 or 828-281-3653

September 27
Henderson County Curb Market Old Timey Day, 8am-2pm (sausage & ham biscuits cooked on a wood stove, music, antique display, demonstrations & more) Hendersonville, NC 828-692-8012

Autumn in the Mountains Bristish Car Show, Jackson Park, 9am-4pm, free to the public, $25 for Bristish car entrants, rain or shine, benefits Meals on Wheels of Henderson & Buncombe Counties, Hendersonville, NC

Asheville Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Many Moods of McCartney, featuring themusic of Sir Paul McCartney, 7:30pm, Asheville, NC 828-254-7046

Diamond Rio, six-time Vocal Group of the Year performs, headliner for the Asheville Firefighters Association benefit concert, US Cellular Center, 8pm, Asheville, NC  828-236-1939

September 28
Asheville Area Piano Forum 14th Fall Benefit Concert, featuring solo multiple pianists, two-piano & ensemble music performed by some of AAPF's finest performers!; Diana Wortham Theatre, 3pm, Tickets: Adult $28, Piano Patrons $50, Students (13 yr. to 21 yr.) $3, Students 12 & Under Free, Asheville, NC 828-257-4530

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