What’s Happening in Madison County, North Carolina

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  August 22 – 29

  • Friday, Aug 24 to Saturday, Sept 29: Flow Gallery announces a new exhibit called Face to Face: A Portrait Collective by Nan Sherry. Opening Reception is Friday, August 24 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Flow is located on 14 South Main Street, Marshall. 828-649-1686 www.flowmarshall.com
  • Sunday, August 26 at 4 pm: Ebbs Chapel 2018 Summer Series at Ebbs Chapel Performing Arts Center, 271 Laurel Valley Road, Mars Hill. Performing on August 26 is The Kruger Brothers – tickets $30. Tickets at 828 649-1301 or madisoncountyarts.com

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, August 20 to September 20:  Weizenblatt Art Gallery in MHU’s Moore Fine Arts Building located at 79 Cascade Street. New exhibit: MHU Biennial Faculty Art exhibit. Exhibit featuring Mars Hill University art professors Barbara Cary, Rick Cary, Sarah Decker, Kenn Kotara, Scott Lowrey, Steven McBride, and Shane Mickey. 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, Aug 24 to Saturday, Sept 29: Flow Gallery announces a new exhibit called Face to Face: A Portrait Collective by Nan Sherry. Opening Reception is Friday, August 24 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Flow is located on 14 South Main Street, 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 August are 11 and 25. For more information, contact 828-206-6969.
  • Saturday (until October 28) from 10 – 2 pm: Hot Springs Homegrown and Handmade Market. Located on the lawn of Hot Springs Rafting right beside the post office.  For more info: https://www.facebook.com/hotspringsmarket or https://hotspringsmarket.wordpress.com/
  • 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


  • Thursday, August 23 from 9 am to 2 pm: Grape-based products & processing. Learn about many products that can be made from grapes and get some contacts with local processors of grape based products. Questions/sign-up at www.jeweloftheblueridge.com
  • Saturday, September 22 from 10 am to 2 pm: Harvesting workshop. Learn how to harvest Muscadines grapes. Lean about the various types of equipment needed to harvest properly. Questions/sign-up at www.jeweloftheblueridge.com

Planning Ahead:

  • Thursday, August 30 at 5:30 pm: Grandfather Mountain: The Jewel of the Blue Ridge. Discover the story of Grandfather Mountain….from its geological origins to its status as an Appalachian icon. Jesse Pope, Grandfather Mountain Executive Director, will share this story. All adult attendees will receive 2 free passes to the park and be entered to win a “behind-the-scenes” tour! The talk will be at the Madison County Library in Marshall. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Madison County and the Madison County Public Library. For more information: MCPL–Marshall 1335 N. Main St., Marshall NC, 28753 828-649-3741
  • Friday, August 31 from 9 am to Noon:  Appalachian Barn Alliance 10-passenger van tour of historic barns in the Mars Hill NC area on $40 per person. To reserve your spot, email info@appalachianbarns.org or call Sandy at 828 380-9146.
  • Saturday, September 22 from 11 am to 3 pm: Join the Pisgah National Forest in Celebrating National Public Lands Day. Free Event. Live music kids activities, camping demonstrations, shade tree pickin’, green building tours and more. Hosted by the Appalachian Ranger District, 632 Manor Road, Mars Hill. For more information, call 828-689-9694

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