What’s Happening in Madison County, North Carolina

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  October 24 – 31

  • Thursday, October 25 at 7:30 pm: Fright Night: Appalachian Ghost stories with Jim Lloyd. This will take place on Chapel Field, behind Broyhill Chapel. Brought to you by the Ramsey Center for Regional Studies. Free, all welcome. For more information: 828 689-1115 or mhu.edu/ramsey-center.
  • Saturday, October 27 from 10 to noon: Mars Hill Farmers Market’s 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off. Join us for our Annual Chili Cook-Off! Bring your BEST recipe to compete in Best Meat/Vegetarian, also prize for Most Local ingredients. If you just enjoy eating chili, come sample and vote. $8 for a sampling of all chilis. $5 for a bowl. We will also be doing a demo of how to make toaster cornbread!! For more information: http://marshillmarket.org/
  • Monday, October 29 at 7 pm: Reel Applalachia presents: Night of the Hunter (1955), director Charles Laughton with a post-film discussion by Professor Hal McDonald. Free, all welcome. For more information: 828 689-1115 or mhu.edu/ramsey-center.

Every Week

  •  Saturday, June 19 – December 30: The Rural Heritage Museum at MHU opens a new exhibition, “A Cabinet of Curiosity”. Otherwise, museum is open daily, except Mondays, from 11 to 5 pm. Located in the Montague Hall and admission is free. Information at http://www.mhu.edu/museum or call 689-1400
  • Weekdays from 10 am to 4 pm, September 26 to November 2:  Weizenblatt Art Gallery in MHU’s Moore Fine Arts Building located at 79 Cascade Street. New exhibit: exhibition of Asheville artist Randy Shull’s work. For over 25 years, he has been working at the intersection of architecture, landscape design, furniture design, and painting. A single piece might combine painting and furniture, landscape design and architecture, or any other combination. Shull’s work is colorful, energetic, decorative, and thought-provoking, all at the same time.There will be a reception on Wednesday, October 3, from 6-8 p.m. Open to the Public. Free admission. Hours are Monday– Friday 10 – 4. More Information can be obtained by calling 828-689-1209. kvanetten@mhu.edu
  • Friday, October 5 to Wednesday, November 7: Flow Gallery announces a new exhibit called A Sense of Place, Interpretations by Kari Morton & Lauren Rutten. Flow is located at 14 South Main Street, in Historic downtown Marshall. 828-649-1686 www.flowmarshall.com
  • Weeknights: Open Mic Nights–Mondays at Stackhouse and Wednesday at Zuma.  Contact locations for information.
  • Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:00 pm at Zuma. Open Mic with hosts Linda Jarvis and Jerry Burns.
  • Thursdays at 7 pm at Zuma, 7 N. Main St, downtown Marshall: FREE music with “Blue Grass Jam” featuring Bobby Hicks and friends 649-1617
  • Thursdays from 8 to 10 pm: Andy Buckner Live Music at Stackhouse Restaurant, 37 S. Main Street, Mars Hill. 680-1213
  • Fridays at 6:30 pm at The Depot, 282 S. Main St, downtown Marshall: FREE traditional music and dancing. 649-2332 (all year except for first Friday in December)
  • Every other Saturday at 7:30: Rodeo at the Madison County Fairgrounds. $10 for tickets.  The dates for October 6 and 20. For more information, contact 828-206-6969.
  • Saturdays from 9 to noon (until October): Mars Hill Farmers and Artisan Market on College Street in Mars Hill. For more information: http://marshillmarket.org/
  • Sundays from 12 – 4 pm: Sunday on the Island Farmers Market on the Island in Marshall. For more information: sunrisemountainorganics@hotmail.com

Planning Ahead:

  • November 3 from 12 pm – 6 pm: WNC Fermenting Festival at the Cooperative Extension, 258 Carolina Lane, Marshall. Free Demos and Raffle. For more information: www.wncfermentingfestival.com
  • Tuesday, November 6 at 6 pm: The 2018 Madison County Hospice Tree of Life Ceremony will be held  on the campus of AB Tech in Marshall. This year will be the 31st annual Tree of Life Ceremony-remember loved ones who have passed. It is held for the entire community by  Madison Home Care & Hospice–the ONLY hospice program based in Madison County.For more information, please contact Madison Home Care & Hospice at 649-2705 or http://www.hotspringshealth-nc.org
  • Thursday, November 8 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm: Mexican Lunch Feast! $10 a plate, take out or eat in. Located at the Marshall Presbyterian Church, 165 South Main Street, Marshall. Proceeds support the Mujeres Humanitarian Fund, one of the outreach projects of La Esperanza (Hope) Ministry at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit in Madison County. For more information: contact Rebecca Sharp at 689-5807 or rsharp25@gmail.com
  • Sunday, November 11 from 1 pm to 4 pm: Mountain Magnolia Inn Turns 150 Years Old! Stop by and enjoy touring, hearing stories, and having refreshments of birthday cake, coffee and mimosas. Located at 204 Lawson Street, Hot Springs
  • Monday, November 12 at 9 am: Veterans Day Celebration in Marshall, outside the courthouse.
  • Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 2:00 pm: Mars Hill VFW Memorial Post 5483 will conduct a Veterans Day Celebration. We will conduct the ceremony at the Flag poles at the Day Building on the campus of Mars Hill University. Everyone is invited to attend this event as we honor the Veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States of America.
  • Saturday and Sunday, November 17 and 18 from 10 am to 5 pm: Tenth annual Marshall Handmade Market. Craft, food, fine art, design. On the island in Marshall, NC For more information: marshallhandmade.com

    Contact us to learn more about the wide variety of experiences available in our beautiful county by emailing lorri.helms@visitmadisoncounty.com

Provided by: Madison County Tourism Development Authority and Madison County Visitor Center