What’s Happening in Madison County, North Carolina

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September 20 – 27

  • Friday, September 22 Friday at 7:30 pm: The MHU Department of Music will present a Flute Duo Concert with Guest Musician Tammy Evans Yonce (flute), Misty Theisen (flute), and Brad Curtioff (piano). Two world premiere pieces will be debuted, and pieces from Franz Doppler, Sigfrid Karg-Elert, and Jay Batzner will also be featured.  Concert will be in  Broyhill Chapel on the campus of MHU. Admission is free and no reservations are required. Call 828-689-1209 for more info.
  • Saturday, September 23: Annual Apple Butter Festival, at Bright Hope Laurel United Methodist Church, 271 Laurel Valley Road, Mars Hill – a mile off I-26, Exit 3. Breakfast served at 8 am; lunch 11:30. Come stir apple sauce in copper kettles over wood fires until 2 pm. There will be vendors, live music, bake sale, silent auction – purchase some delicious apple butter you stirred yourself! More information call: Robert Moore, 301-873-6200.
  • Saturday, September 23 from 10 am to 2 pm: Learn how to Harvest Muscadines and regular grapes. Learn about the various  types of equipment needed to harvest properly. Register at www.JeweloftheBlueRidge.com

Every Week

  • Saturday, August 19 through March 4: The Rural Heritage Museum at MHU opens a new exhibition, “The Civil War In the Southern Highlands: A Human Perspective,” 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 689-1200
  • Weekdays from 10am to 4pm (closed for lunch 12 to 1):  Weizenblatt Art Gallery in Moore Auditorium on Cascade Street, Mars Hill will host an exhibit featuring artists Kehren Barbour and Leslie Rowland. The exhibit will run from September 27 to October 27, 2017. Free and Open to the Public. Information at 828 689-1209 www.mhu.edu/art.
  • Weeknights: Open Mic Nights–Mondays at Stackhouse, Wednesday at Zuma, Friday at Mars Hill Radio Theatre. Contact locations for information.
  • Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at Good Stuff, 38 Baileys Branch Road in downtown Marshall. Live music (plus other nights at times). 649-9711
  • Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:00 at Zuma. Open Mic with hosts Linda Jarvis and Jerry Burns.
  • Thursdays at 7pm 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 10pm: Andy Buckner Live Music at Stackhouse Restaurant, 37 S. Main Street, Mars Hill. 680-1213
  • Fridays at 6:30pm at The Depot, 282 S. Main St, downtown Marshall: FREE traditional music and dancing. 649-2332 (all year except for first Friday in December)
  • Saturdays from 9am to 2pm: Mars Hill Tailgate Market is on the Quad on Mars Hill University campus. There is beef, rabbit, chicken, pork, and lamb; vegetables; eggs; herbal tinctures; goat milk soap and more for sale. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/marshilltailgatemarket
  • Saturdays from 10am to 2pm: Hot Springs Homegrown & Handmade Market on the lawn of the Alpine Court. From 4/1-10/28.For more information https://www.facebook.com/hotspringsmarket or https://hotspringsmarket.wordpress.com/
  • Every other Saturday at 7:30: Rodeo at the Madison County Fairgrounds. $10 for tickets. Contact 828-206-6969. Next September 9 and 30th at 7:30.

Planning Ahead:

  • Wednesday, September 27 from 6 pm to 8 pm: Opening reception for a new exhibit, featuring Kehren Barbour and Leslie Rowland, at the Weizenblatt Gallery in Moore Auditorium on the campus of MHU. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free and open to the public. Information at 828 689-1209 www.mhu.edu/art
  • Saturday, September 30th, 10 am to 5 pm: Art on the Island Blannahassett Island, Downtown Marshall. Family friendly and Free! Art, Music, Food and More! For more information: 828-649-1301
  • Thursday-Saturday September 28, 29 and 30: Madison County Fair at the fairgrounds in Marshall. For more information: http://www.madisoncofair.org/
  • Tuesday, October 3 from 7 pm to 10 pm: An evening of Traditional Dance including Circles, Squares, Contras and Waltz – all with Live Music! Cost is $5 and folks under 12 for free. Master of Ceremonies is Rodney Sutton and the music will be Susi Gott and Friends. This will be in the ballroom of the Marshall High Studios on the island in Marshall. For more information contact Gary 828-649-9452 or write marshall.dances@gmail.com
  • Thursday, October 5 from 10 AM to 2 PM: Winemaking
    Learn how to make small batches of wine in 5 gallon carboys. Register at www.JeweloftheBlueRidge.com 
  • October 6 and 7: Bascom Lamar Lunsford Festival. Concert in Moore Auditorium on Friday, October 6 at 7pm. Many more activities. For more information: www.lunsfordfestival.com
  • October 7 from 10 am to 4 pm: Heritage Festival in downtown Mars Hill. For more information: https://marshillheritagefestival.com
  • Saturday, October 7 from 10 am to 2 pm: Winemaking
    Learn how to make small batches of wine in 5 gallon carboys. Register at www.JeweloftheBlueRidge.com 
  • Sunday, October 8 from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm: The Soiree at Kalamazoo.
    At the corner Little Pine Road and Lower Paw Paw, Marshall, NC
    Tickets $30. For more information and tickets: www.madisoncountyarts.com (828)649-1301
  • Thursday, October 12 at 7:30: Wind Symphony Concert in Moore Auditorium on the campus of MHU. Admission is free and open to the public.
  • Thursday, October 19th at 6 pm: 2017 Tree of Life Ceremony on the campus of AB Tech in Marshall. remember special loved ones with a candle on the Tree of Life. For more information contact Madison Home Care and Hospice 649-2705 or www.hotspringshealth-nc.org.
  • Monday, October 23, 7:30 pm: Faculty Voice Recital featuring Dr. Jennifer Bryant Pedersen and Professor Cathy Adkins. Broyhill Chapel on the campus of MHU. Free. For more information: http://mhumusic.com/events-calendar/
  • Saturday, October 28 at 7:30 pm: Roy Book Binder in Concert at the Depot in Marshall.. Singer, songwriter, storytelling Bluesman. Tickets $15 For more information and tickets: 828-649-1301 or www.madisoncountyarts.com
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 12 pm to 5 pm: The Organic Ginseng Marketplace forum at the Madison County Agricultural Extension, 258 Carolina Lane, Marshall. Tickets are $30. Go online to Eventbrite.com and search fro 2017 Ginseng Marketplace or snail mail from the Facebook page. For more information contact Robert Eidus at 828-649-3536.

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