If you’re shopping in the Asheville area you won’t want to skip a trip up to Madison County, NC. What are you shopping for? That perfect holiday present? A memento for your trip to the mountains? Or maybe you’re simply interested in browsing what local wares are made in our neck of the woods. Check out our diverse selection of shops to explore in Madison County, NC.

“A bunch of adorable shops in the downtown. We had a blast exploring and found the perfect memento for our trip.”

-Ariel S.

Shops in Madison County, NC

Beacon of Hope

Beacon of Hope operates a donation-based thrift store providing a low-cost retail alternative, while creating the opportunity to assist families in need with emergency clothing and household items.

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Bluff Mountain Outfitters

Located in Hot Springs, this outdoor shop has everything you need for your next outdoor adventure. Whether you’re going for a day-hike, rafting or just need some last-minute gear or book, you’re sure to find it at Bluff Mountain Outfitters.

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C & H Fishing Supply

Going fishing? C & H Fishing Supply in Hot Springs has everything you’ll need for your day out on the rivers in Madison County, NC.

Fabulous Finds & Collectables

Located in Mars Hill, come see where artists & collector’s, come together to create , refurbish, repurpose and find that fabulous something you have been looking for! You’ll love their incredible selection of antiques and collectables.

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You’ll be delighted by the incredible ability and craftmanship of the dedicated local and regional artists featured at Flow. Come explore the amazing selection at their location in Downtown Marshall.

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Gentry’s Hardware

Have a home project you’re working on? Gentry’s Hardware, located in downtown Hot Springs, is an old-time hardware store that has been family owned since 1946. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time as you shop at this great store.

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Hazelwood House Gift Shop

This shop has everything you didn’t know you needed! From oil paintings, tree spirit soap, soy candles to walking sticks and everything in between. Take a look at the great selection at the Hazelwood House Gift Shop in Hot Springs.

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High Ridge Adventures & BBQ

Located on the Marshall bypass, High Ridge Adventures has a small but specialized inventory of goods and services. As guides and outfitters in the Asheville NC area they know what works and what is needed for success. High Ridge Adventures & BBQ are experts in both adventures and BBQ.

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Laurel River Store

Known by locals as ‘The Old Mill Wheel’ or ‘The Steady Eddy, The Laurel River Store now serves fine coffees, espressos, teas, ice creams, snowballs, and more. You can find supplies for paddlers and fishermen as well as pick up some local art or just a fun gift.

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Main Street Comics and Games

Main Street Comics in Marshall is the local nerdy watering-hole. This shop hosts regular events from Magic the Gathering nights, Dungeon and Dragon sessions, art classes and more! Be sure to check out their excellent comic book section as well.

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Mars Landing Galleries Art Boutique

Discover unique treasures crafted by talented artisans, perfect for adding a touch of elegance to your home or gifting to loved ones.

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MHU Bookstore

Show some spirit and grab some MHU gear or resupply your office at this great store. Located in Mars Hill, in addition to MHU Lions apparel and gear, you can also find books, music and gifts.

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My Sister’s Place

This thrift shop has a great selection of clothes, antiques and homegoods. Located in downtown Marshall, My Sister’s Place may just have that hidden gem find you’ve been looking for.

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OasisLtd. Records

Step into a sonic paradise at Oasis Ltd Records located in downtown Marshall. Discover a treasure trove of vinyl gems, where the air hums with the rhythm of rare finds and musical legends. This shop also hosts album listening parties and video game tournaments so keep an eye on their calendar!

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Of Wand and Earth

Of Wand & Earth is a place of intuition, healing, wisdom, magic & spiritual growth. This incredible shop in downtown Marshall, NC has anything and everything for seekers of mystical goods.

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On Your Bike

Hop off your bike for a break and grab a tasty cup of joe at On Your Bike in Marshall. Let the experts tune up your bike for you as you sip on a refreshing drink at this hip cafe/bikeshop.

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Penland & Sons

Stop by this charming shop in downtown Marshall for clothing and local goods. Penlands & Sons has been in operation for over 100 years and locally operated by the Penland Family.

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The Petaler

Bring your room or event to life with a custom flower arrangement from the Petaler. The Petaler also has a great selection of gifts in their gift shop. Located in Mars Hill, these colorful and creative flower combinations will be a big hit at your next event!

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Reclaim Madison

Located in Marshall, this fantastic full service hardware store has an amazing inventory of salvage building materials, used furniture and appliances. As part of the Community Housing Coalition, Reclaim Madison promotes safer and healthier housing for neighbors in need in Madison County, and is working to create a stronger and more resilient community!

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Remnants Thrift & Sew

Located at 745 Carl Eller Rd in Mars Hill, NC, this charming thrift shop has a wide selection of clothes and sewing materials. Sign up for a sewing class or stop by and work on a project using their sewing machines!

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The Wild Violet

Want to eat healthier and support local producers? Located in downtown Mars Hill, the Wild Violet is the one-stop store to get your healthy fix of tasty, local products.

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Zadie’s Market

Zadie’s Market is an excellent deli and grocery that connects shoppers with local farms and high quality products. Located in the Old Marshall Jail in downtown Marshall, Zadie’s Market also has a fantastic kitchen that provides incredible dishes as well as an excellent bar.

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Events in Madison County

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Horseback Riding

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