Events In Madison County, NC

Town of Marshall Christmas Parade

 1395 Main Street Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 1395 Main Street Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - Map Directions
14 December 2019
 828 649-3031
Come join us for the Town of Marshall's Annual Christmas Parade. "Just Christmas" is this years theme. Entry forms are available on the Town's website or Town Hall. Please call 649-3031 for more information.

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"Her" Exhibit at Outpost Gallery in Marshall. Through December 21.

OPENING PARTY November 21 5-8PM "HER" A show highlighting the work of a pioneer, Lois Simbach, in Marshall's arts-driven renaissance will feature at Outpost Gallery and plant shop in Marshall. An artist living and working in Marsahll, Simback enriches her life with creative passion and talent that covers a vast spectrum of skills from costume design to sculpture to painting. "Her" will include both new works and pieces dating to the early 80's, offering a bit of a retrospetive that celebrates the female with bold colors and patterns. 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: Potters of Madison County Through November 6

Mars Hill University’s Weizenblatt Gallery will host an exhibition of works by the Potters of Madison County. The Potters, all living and/or working in Madison County, North Carolina, all have unique styles, all of which have been carefully developed and widely recognized for their exceptional beauty and quality. In the last decade, the quiet mountain towns and townships of Madison County, North Carolina have attracted an ever growing community of artists and craftspeople. Madison County’s rich rural and agricultural history and its inhabitants’ collective respect for tradition and craft make a natural setting for the production of handmade functional and sculptural ceramics. The Potters of Madison County was created in order to unite, acknowledge and support the skilled and diverse group of men and women currently creating work in Madison County, North Carolina. The Potters consists of Julie Covington, Josh Copus, Becky Lloyd, Jim and Shirl Parmentier, Rob Pulleyn, Barry Rhodes, Joey Sheehan, and Shane Mickey. Their styles, methods, and output are as varied as they are beautiful. Julie graduated with a degree in Fine Art from UNC Asheville and “aims to create simple, sturdy tableware that looks and feels pretty good and is equally at home on an intimate dinner table or on the floor of an old pickup truck”. Josh also has a fine arts degree from UNCA and co-founded Clayspace Co-Op to promote members’ artistic growth and success. Becky’s work features delicate and intricate black and white patterns called sgraffito. Jim and Shirl have been making decorative ceramics together for over 35 years. Rob creates works that are sculptural, often with a hidden functional ability. Barry’s small sculptural works are in many collections, including the Mint Museum in Charlotte. Joey’s decorative work can be functional, figurative, or both at the same time. Shane’s work is rooted in functional design while expressing ideas of spontaneity. All the Potters have had their work in galleries, museums, and exhibits around the country. The exhibition will run from Wednesday, October 23rd, through Thursday, November 14th. There will be a reception on Wednesday, November 6, from 6-9 pm. Weizenblatt Gallery is in the Moore Fine Arts Building 79 Cascade Street, Mars Hill. It is open 10-4, Monday through Friday, and admission is always free. For more information, contact Skip Rohde, the gallery director, at 828.273.6476.

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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

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

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

"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.

Farmers' Markets for the County for the Fall

Mars Hill: Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm on the campus of MHU, Spillman Hall


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