Events In Madison County, NC

Opening of the Marshall Welcome Center

 90 South Main Street Marshall, North Carolina 28753 90 South Main Street Marshall, North Carolina 28753 - Map Directions
17 October 2019

The new Marshall Welcome Center will open on Thursday, October 17, 2019. It will be located within the Madison County Arts Council Building at 90 Main Street, downtown Marshall.

Business After Hours will be held at the new Marshall Welcome Center from 5:30 until 7:30 pm on October 17. Food and beverages will be provided. Contact Laura Boosinger at 649-1301 about the Business after Hours.

Initial Fall hours will be Monday- Friday, 10-5 & Saturdays 10-3. Please tell your friends and visitors to stop by and see all the local information available.

2019-10-17 2019-10-17 Opening of the Marshall Welcome Center

Weekly/Monthly Events

"Life in Still" Exhibit at Outpost Gallery in Marshall. Through September 14.

AUGUST 15TH - SEPTEMBER 14TH OPENING PARTY AUGUST 15TH 5-8PM LIFE IN STILL This group exhibition welcomes representational, conceptual and material explorations of “still life” in all of its forms: as a celebration of material pleasures, as a representation of carefully arranged objects, as a commentary on the brevity of human life and all things in between. “A connection between presence and absence, life and death, stillness and motion, a moment in time captured and encapsulated” Featured Artists: John Byrd, Angela Finney, Garnet Fisher, Steve Juras, Susan McChesney, Sara Mulvey, & Jack Sorokin Information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 62 South Main Street, Marshall, NC FREE

Weizenblatt Gallery presents: The Murder Ballad Paintings Exhibit runs through October 19

79 Cascade Street, Mars Hill, NC 28754 828 689-1209 The Murder Ballads Painting Exhibit by Julyan Davis Opens Time: 10 a.m. Location: Weizenblatt Gallery (Moore Fine Arts Building) Gallery hours are 10am-4pm, Monday through Friday. The exhibit runs through September 19. A reception is scheduled for October 2, 6-8 p.m.

Zuma's in Marshall presents Leila Canter's exhibit of acrylic painting October 1 to October 31

October 1 through October 31: Leila Canter's exhibit of acrylic painting at Zuma Coffee in downtown Marshall. Opening on October 17th from 5 to 8pm. Information at

Madison County Arts Council presents "Swept Away Broom Exhibit" Through December 9

The broom has rarely been considered an object of importance, but upon reflection, the broom takes on a whole new significance, symbolizing a common thread which binds together the peoples of the world in the common pursuit of improving the quality of their lives. Each of the XX brooms is constructed from materials indigenous to the country of its origin. Some of the brooms are pretty and others are strictly pragmatic. Thailand- delicately designed handles and brushes England- witches broom for cleaning cobblestone streets Canada- advanced technology/leisure time, curling broom North Carolina- long, thin brooms for sweeping ceiling cobwebs This international exhibit of brooms illustrates the universal range of human’s capability of adapting to and utilizing the resources of their environment in fulfilling that need. According to collector Tom Bailey, “I met my friend Vance Engleman during the summer of 1967 in Chicago. We were both participating in a community revitalization in the inner City. I had just finished my sophomore year in high school and was highly impressionable. Vance related his recent trip to India and showed me a couple of brooms he brought back. He said he was heading back on another trip later that year and told me he would try to bring some more back. Later in December of 1967, I headed to South America for 1 1/2 years. I decided to look for some brooms, and so the collection began. I would continue to collect brooms over the years during my various trips to South/North/Central America and Europe. Over time, I would enlist friends during my Graduate School days to bring me back a broom from their travels around the world. Vance passed away in 2005 and left his collection to me.” Opening reception Thursday October 17 2019 5-8pm Exhibit runs through December 9 2019 Free and open to the public Monday thru Friday 10 am to 4 pm at 90 South Main Street, Marshall Free! For more information: of 828 649-1301

"Claiming Nature" An exhibit at Flow Gallery in Historic Marshall October 4 to November 2

A downtown Marshall art exhibit running in conjunction with American Craft Week will feature an artist key to the development of the town's burgeoning art scene. Emily Reason, a founding member of Flow Gallery, will show clay pieces inside her former stomping ground as part of "Claiming Nature." The exhibit runs from Oct. 4-Nov. 2 inside the downtown Marshall gallery located across from the historic Madison County Courthouse. An opening reception will debut the work Friday, Oct. 4 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Flow Gallery in Downtown Marshall. 14 Main Street Marshall, NC 28753 (828) 649 - 1686 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rural Heritage Museum presents: Elements of Hand and Mind September 21 to January 25

A selection of Historic Southern Highland Crafts from the collections of the Rural Heritage Museum. Open Thursday through Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm or by appointment. It is located in Montague Hall, 80 Cascade Street, Mars Hill 28754 828 689-1651

SART Presents: Miracle in Bedford Falls, December 5 to 22

The classic holiday film, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, takes center stage as a heavenly new musical! George Bailey has spent his entire life giving of himself to the people of Bedford Falls and watching his dreams of travel and adventure pass him by. Enter Clarence, a guardian angel who shows George what the world would have been like if he’d never been born. George realizes that his life has truly been a wonderful one and he returns to discover the day has been saved through the generosity and Christmas spirit of his friends and family. 10 year anniversary of the WORLD PREMIERE done right here at SART! Show Times: Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 & Saturday-Sunday at 2:30 Tickets are on sale NOW. Show Times: Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 & Saturday-Sunday at 2:30 For tickets and other information: Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (828) 689-1232

Farmers' Markets for the County

Spring Creek: 2nd and 4th Saturdays From 9 am to 2 pm (except May 11) Mars Hill: Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm on the campus of MHU Marshall: Sundays fro 12 to 4 pm on the Island Hot Springs: Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm


Come join us each Friday April through June, and then the first Friday of the month thereafter through December - if you are a veteran, active duty service member, or first responder! For more information: Horses provide veterans and their families a door into working through challenges great and small, whether improving communication, increasing responsiveness to the needs of self and others, or practicing skills related to managing trauma and anxiety. RSVP recommended; sometimes dates change! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and phone number, and we’ll follow up with you. Check our Veterans Horseplay WNC facebook page for updates about our weekly groups!

Tours/Demonstration Saturdays at Horse Sense

TOURS/DEMONSTRATION SATURDAYS Saturday, May 18, 2019 11:00 AM 12:00 PM DATES: Saturdays, March thru December: March 9, March 30, April 27, May 18, June 15, July 6, Aug 24, Sept 7, Oct 5, Nov 16, Dec 7 INTRO TOURS/DEMOS 11 AM - 12 Noon; held at Main Arena INTRODUCTORY TOURS/DEMONSTRATION SATURDAYS March thru December, one Saturday of each month Horse Sense is featuring a FREE mini-experiential at the farm with the horses. Come spend time with us connecting with yourself and the natural world. Bring a lunch for after the tour and enjoy it in our Pavilion and walk our Labyrinth as well! For more information: RSVP recommended; sometimes dates change! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and phone number, and we’ll follow up with you. Interested in Volunteering for the non-profit Heart of Horse Sense, an organization that helps support quality, professional EAP/L in WNC? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info. Fee: None

Thursdays at 7 pm at Zumas

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

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Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9 pm at Zuma's

Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:00 pm at Zuma. Open Mic with hosts Linda Jarvis and Jerry Burns.

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Open Mic Nights at Zuma and Stackhouse

Weeknights: Open Mic Nights–Mondays at Stackhouse and Wednesday at Zuma. Contact locations for information.

Thursdays from 8 to 10 pm at Stackhouse

Thursdays from 8 to 10 pm: Andy Buckner Live Music at Stackhouse Restaurant, 37 S. Main Street, Mars Hill. 680-1213

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Fridays at 6:30 pm at the Depot

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)

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Every other Saturday at 7:30 - Rodeo

Every other Saturday at 7:30: Rodeo at the Madison County Fairgrounds. $10 for tickets. As of right now, no indoor rodeo. For more information, contact 828-206-6969.

Madison County Tourism Development Authority

56 South Main Street
Mars Hill, NC 28754

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Local: (828) 680-9031

Toll Free: (877) 262-3476

Mailing Address: PO Box 1527
    Mars Hill, NC 28754