Hendersonville Full of Lively Spring Events

The town of Hendersonville, NC lives large for it’s population of only 14,000. There’s much to do and see this spring in this quaint mountain town.

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Below are some of the events we’re excited about:

April:

April 20
4th Annual Henderson County BBQ Expo, Hendersonville High School Stadium, a family festival with vendors, BBQ cooking competitions, children’s activities, petting zoo, mid-way rides, police dog demonstrations, entertainment and Circle C Racing Pigs; Admission:
Adults $6, Children $3, fundraiser for the Henderson County Education Foundation, Hendersonville, NC 828-693-3461 www.bbq-expo.com

Dupont State Recreational Forest 1/2 a Marathon, 8:30am, sponsored by Fletcher Parks & Recreation, 250 slots available for the race, Hendersonville, NC 828-687-0751 www.fletcherparks.org

April 20 & 21
Home & Garden Expo, WNC Agricultural Center Event Center, Fletcher, NC 828-687-1414 or 828-299-7001 www.wncagcenter.org

flat_rock_playhouse1smallApril 24 – May 19
Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown presents musical Cotton Patch Gospel, Wed-Sat 8:00 pm; Thurs, Sat & Sun 2:00pm, Hendersonville, NC 828-693-0731, 866-732-8008 www.flatrockplayhouse.org

April 27
Spring Festival at the Farm, Historic Johnson Farm, 10:00am-4:00pm, fun for the whole family, (arts & crafts, pound cake sale, house tours, food, entertainment, wagon & tractor rides, Adults $6, Students $4, preschoolers free, free parking, Hendersonville, NC 828-891-6585 www.hendersoncountypublicschoolsnc.org/johnson-farm

April 28
Business Expo and Children’s Day Festival, 12Noon-6:00pm, Jackson Park, children’s games, raffles, dance contests, food & music; Hendersonville, NC

April 30
Hendersonville Sister Cities organization presents the program “The Magical Culture of Peru,” Henderson County Public Library, 7:30pm, open to the public at no charge, Hendersonville, NC 828-697-9557

May:

May 1 – 19
Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown presents musical Cotton Patch Gospel, Wed-Sat 8:00 pm; Thurs, Sat & Sun 2:00pm ,Hendersonville, NC 828-693-0731, 866-732-8008 www.flatrockplayhouse.org

May 1 – December 31
Henderson County Heritage Museum is observing the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, never-before-seen artifacts of military weaponry & uniforms dating back to the war, Wed.- Sat. 10:00AM-5:00 PM, Sun. 1:00PM-5:00PM, no admission fee, Hendersonville, NC 828-694-1619 www.hendersoncountymuseum.com

May 3 & 4
Carolina Concert Choir Spring Concert, St. James Episcopal Church, May 3 7:30pm & May 4 3:00pm, Hendersonville, NC www.carolinaconcertchoir.org

May 5
Bearwallow Land Conservancy presents the Bearwallow Beast, 5K trail run, brews & the Fire Tower Fun Run; regiteration @ 12:30pm, festival @ 1:30pm, Bearwallow Beast 5K @ 2:00pm, Kids Fire Tower Fun Run @ 3:20pm & awards @ 3:30pm, Gerton, NC 828-697-5777 x211 www.bearwallowbeast.com

May 5 – October 18
Bearfootin┬╣ Public Art Display, a public art display featuring fiberglass outdoor bear sculptures decorated in different themes, on the sidewalks of Main Street, Hendersonville, NC 828-233-3216 www.downtownhendersonville.org

May 8 – 26
Flat Rock Playhouse presents Souvenir, Wed-Sat 8:00pm; Wed, Thurs, Sat & Sun 2:00pm, Regular tickets $35.00, Flat Rock, NC 828-693-0731, 866-732-8008 www.flatrockplayhouse.org

May 15 – 18
Asheville Lions Club Horse Show, WNC Agricultural Center McGough Arena Fletcher, NC 828-687-1414 or 828-252-5706 www.wncagcenter.org

May 16, June 20, July 18 & August 15
Downtown Rhythm & Brews: Concert Series, Azalea Parking on King Street between 3rd & 4th Avenues, 6:00pm-9:00pm, Hendersonville, NC 828-233-3216 www.downtownhendersonville.org

May 17 – 18
Blue Ridge Bookfest, Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall, featuring readings by poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers, as well as book sales and signings; Flat Rock, NC 828-694-1700 blueridgebookfest.org

May 18
Saluda Arts Festival, Historic Downtown Saluda, 10:00am-4:00pm, featuring a diversity of art media including oil, watercolor, and acrylic paintings, pottery, wood turning, blacksmithing, sculpture, jewelry, painted furniture, stained glass, music & demonstrations; Saluda, NC 828-817-2876

May 18, July 20, October 11 & December 6
Storytelling @ The Feed & Seed Listening Room, storytelling delivered in new ways with regional and nationally known storytellers, 3:00-5:00pm, free, Fletcher, NC 828-216-3492 www.feedandseednc.com

May 18 – December 31
Grand Opening of Golden Age – “Coming of the Railroad” Exhibit, Henderson County Heritage Museum, the Apple Valley Model Railroad Club’s replica of the Saluda Mountain Grade, the steepest main-line standard gauge railroad in the United States, will be on display, along with other artifacts; live entertainment, carriage rides traveling between the Depot with stops at the Curb Market & the History Center; also featuring the exhibits “Early Architects of Henderson County – Earle Stillwell & Richard Sharp and “The First Hendersonville General Store” – 1900’s; no admission fee, Hendersonville, NC 828-694-1619 www.hendersoncountymuseum.com

May 19
Hendersonville Community Band “Pops and Patriotic” Concert, Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall, 3:00pm, Adults $10, Students free, Flat Rock, NC 828-696-2118 www.hcbmusic.com

May 19 – December 31
Golden Age – “Coming of the Railroad” Exhibit, Apple Valley Model Railroad Club’s replica of the Saluda Mountain Grade, the steepest main-line standard gauge railroad in the United States, will be on display, along with other artifacts; & the Civil War Exhibit, artifacts of military weaponry & uniforms dating back to the war; Henderson County Heritage Museum, Wed.- Sat. 10:00AM-5:00 PM, Sun. 1:00PM-5:00PM, no admission fee, Hendersonville, NC 828-694-1619 www.hendersoncountymuseum.com

May 23 – 25 & May 30 – June 1
Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown presents Music on the Rock: A Tribute to the Music of Sting and the Police, Thurs-Sat 8:00pm, Hendersonville, NC 828-693-0731, 866-732-8008 www.flatrockplayhouse.org

May 25 & 26
20th Annual Garden Jubilee Festival, Historic Downtown from Sixth Avenue-Caswell Street,10:00am-6:00pm, (over 150 vendors selling 1000’s plants, arts & crafts, lawn/garden accessories, garden talks & experts, children’s hands-on clinic & food ),828-693-9708 or 800-828-4244 or visit the web at www.historichendersonville.org

May 27
Carl Sandburg Folk Music Festival, Carl Sandburg Home, 10:00am – 4:00pm, the folk festival honors Carl Sandburg and his preservation of traditional folk music as found in his collection The American Songbag, featuring live music to tell stories while capturing the heritage of America through song, Flat Rock, NC 828-693-4178 www.nps.gov/carl

For more about Hendersonville, go to beverly-hanks.com/henderson_hendersonville or ask your Beverly-Hanks broker associate.

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