Spring 2019 Events in Madison County, NC

Then, beginning in April, the Fairgrounds in Marshall, NC, are host to a Youth Rodeo twice a month through the Fall. If you are looking for traditional music, the best of the fiddlers in Western North Carolina perform every March at the Tribute concert to Madison County Fiddlers at the Arts Center in Marshall. There are many more events which you can find updated weekly on the Events Page.

Fiddlers’ Tribute Concert

March 9, 2019 in Marshall, NC
http://madisoncountyarts.com/

The second Saturday of March every year, Madison County Arts Councilpresents “A Tribute to Madison County Fiddlers.” This is guaranteed to be one of the best concerts offered each year with award-winning performers and energy abounding at the Arts Center in downtown Marshall. Tickets sell out fast for this showcase of generations of fiddlers demonstrating their fiddling talent. Acts include Arvil Freeman and Fiddlers Grove winner Roger Howell. And, if that’s not enough, Sons of Ralph are also on the stage. You’ll see some younger, up-and-coming talent as an example of how the county values passing on the music tradition to the young.

Fiddlin’ 5K

April 13, 2019 in Mars Hill, NC (estimated date at this time)
http://www.rotary-madison.org/

The second Saturday of April every year, runners come out to support the Bascom Lamar Lunsford “Minstrel of Appalachia” Festival and the young Appalachian musicians in our community! The Fiddlin’ 5K Road Race takes off from the heart of Mars Hill University’s scenic campus, offering a hilly run through the Madison County countryside accompanied by traditional music of the region.Let the fiddle be the soundtrack to your next race. And, enjoy more music after the race.

 

Madison County Potters’ Market

April 13th at the Marshall High Studios, Marshall, NC (estimated date at this time)
http://madisoncountyarts.com/

The nineth annual Potters of Madison County market will feature the POMC member potters and a guest list including some of the finest potters from the region and beyond. The show is held in the spacious, sunny auditorium of the Marshall High Studios, a beautiful two story brick 1920s high school – turned artist studios. Marshall High sits on a quiet little island in the French Broad River, just over the bridge from historic downtown Marshall, NC, 25 minutes north of Asheville. Delicious lunches will be available onsite from Smashbox Kitchen, one of Asheville’s favorite food trucks, and local baked goods and coffee will be available for purchase in the show space.

Trailfest

April 19-20, 2019 in Hot Springs, NC (estimated date at this time)

Come join us in beautiful Hot Springs, North Carolina for our  annual Trailfest on the weekend of April 21st — a celebration of the world-famous Appalachian Trail. Hot Springs has the honor of having the famous Appalachian Trail go right through the main street in town, the only real ‘trail town’ on the AT. We do so like to celebrate that fact as often as possible, but this year we are breaking out into the great wide open! Although hiking remains close to our hearts, we will also celebrate bicycles, skateboarding, hula-hooping, river rafting, soccer, Yoga, and more! This is a FREE family event all weekend long. We’ll kick-off on Friday, April 21st with a delicious (cheap) Spaghetti Dinner, play all day Saturday, April 22 (see agenda https://www.facebook.com/events/902975359880342/) , and have pancakes, a float trip, and family soccer on Sunday. Come to Hot Springs and get outside with us!

 

 

Madison Championship Rodeo in Marshall

Every Other Saturday April through September in Marshall, NC
None scheduled around the 4th of July weekend

Each month at 7:30 pm there are two opportunities to watch or participate in a rodeo which includes all ages of competitors. Events are offered which even give three to five year-olds a chance to ride a sheep. There’s calf-riding for six to ten year olds, junior bull riding for ten to fifteen year olds as well as team roping barrel racing and, of course, bronco riding. With the focus on kids, there is a dance contest for ages 12 and under at halftime. There are some serious regional and national level competitors to balance out the fun that the amateurs have. Here’s a great chance to see what it’s like to be in a rodeo or to perfect the skills if you are dreaming of a career as a rodeo rider. For information, contact Kenny Treadway 828 206-6969.

 

French Broad River Festival

May 3-5, 2019 in Hot Springs, NC
http://frenchbroadriverfestival.com

The annual French Broad River Festival is an active, outdoor music festival on the banks of the beautiful French Broad River in the town of Hot Springs. With national and local recording artists on 2 stages, whitewater and mountain bike races, a kid’s village, arts and craft vendors, outdoor vendors, and great food. Musical acts include Sol Driven Train, Dangermuffin, The Jon Stickley Trio, The Travelin’ McCourys, Jeff Austin Band, The Grateful Ball and more.

Featured Businesses in Madison County

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort

Mars Hill, North Carolina
(828) 689-4119

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort

French Broad Rafting and Ziplines

French Broad Rafting and Ziplines

Marshall, North Carolina
(800) 570-7238

French Broad Rafting and Ziplines

Mad Co. Brew House

Mad Co. Brew House

Marshall, North Carolina
828-649-8600

Mad Co. Brew House

Little Creek Cafe

Little Creek Cafe

Mars Hill
(828) 689-2307

Little Creek Cafe

Walnut Creek Gallery

Walnut Creek Gallery

Marshall, North Carolina
(828) 649-0568

Walnut Creek Gallery

Sweet Monkey Bakery & Cafe

Sweet Monkey Bakery & Cafe

Marshall, North Carolina
(828) 649-2489

Sweet Monkey Bakery & Cafe

Toops Photojournalist Services

Toops Photojournalist Services

Marshall, North Carolina
(828) 649-3276

Toops Photojournalist Services

The Berry Farm, LLC

The Berry Farm, LLC

Marshall, North Carolina
(828) 656-2056

The Berry Farm, LLC

Sandy Bottom Trail Rides

Sandy Bottom Trail Rides

Marshall, North Carolina
(828) 649-3464

Sandy Bottom Trail Rides

Hot Springs Rafting Company

Hot Springs Rafting Company

Hot Springs, North Carolina
877 530-7238

Hot Springs Rafting Company

Madison County Tourism Development Authority

56 South Main Street
Mars Hill, NC 28754

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    Mars Hill, NC 28754