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Ashe County, NC offers many exciting events and activities throughout the year for people of all ages. Easily search our calendar below, using the various filters, to quickly find activities of interest. You can also click on a specific date on the calendar to have the results displayed below.

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Tree Fest at the Ashe Arts Center

Date:

Tue Nov 21, 2017 - Fri Dec 29, 2017

Time:

09:00 am - 01:00 pm

Location:

Ashe Arts Center
303 School Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

The Ashe County Arts Council celebrates the season with the annual holiday exhibit in the gallery of the Ashe Arts Center with beautifully decorated trees, handmade ornaments and miniature paintings.











Christmas Wrapping Extravaganza

Date:

Thu Dec 14, 2017

Time:

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

Margate Health & Rehab
540 Waugh St, Jefferson, NC 28640

Sponsor:

Margate Health & Rehab

Bring your Christmas Gifts to us to wrap while you relax with refreshments.

Bingo!

Date:

Thu Dec 14, 2017

Time:

06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

Location:

Lansing Volunteer Fire Department
9281 NC Highway 194 North, Lansing, NC 28643

BINGO IN THE BARN is Heating up! CASH PRIZES! Fundraising for Lansing Creeper Trail Park Playground. $10 entry fee.

December Concert Series: Hank Orr

Date:

Fri Dec 15, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Location:

The Hotel Tavern
5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our December Concert Series with music by Hank Orr! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

Friends of St. Matthews Christmas Celebration

Date:

Sat Dec 16, 2017

Time:

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

St. Matthews Church
Todd, NC

Come out to Todd on SAT, Dec. 16, 2-4pm and help decorate the chapel for the holidays! There will be tree trimming, ornament making for the kids, hot drinks and treats! There will also be a raffle drawing for a painting.

Wordkeepers

Date:

Sat Dec 16, 2017

Time:

04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Location:

Ashe Arts Center
303 School Avenue West Jefferson

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

Come on out for Wordkeepers in beautiful downtown West Jefferson for an evening of poetry, short stories, music and prose by local writers. Hear some always great original prose and poetry from local/regional writers. It’s free. Readings at 4pm. Email Chris at christinearvidson@mac.com to reserve your spot if you want to share a 5-minute bit of your own original writing.

Photos with Santa!

Date:

Sat Dec 16, 2017

Time:

05:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Location:

Great Southern Gothic
103 N Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

West Jefferson Business Association

SAT, Dec. 16, 5-6pm, at Great Southern Gothic they will be taking Santa photos with Pets! Donations are accepted at this photo shoot with proceeds going towards Ashe Humane Society.

December Concert Series: Klee Liles

Date:

Sat Dec 16, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Location:

The Hotel Tavern
5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

The Hotel Tavern

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our December Concert Series with music by Klee Liles! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time!

Christmas Wrapping Extravaganza

Date:

Wed Dec 20, 2017

Time:

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

Margate Health & Rehab
540 Waugh St, Jefferson, NC 28640

Sponsor:

Margate Health & Rehab

Bring your Christmas Gifts to us to wrap while you relax with refreshments.

A Wednesday Night with Sasha Papernik and Justin Poindexter

Date:

Wed Dec 27, 2017

Time:

06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

River House Inn & Restaurant
1896 Old Field Creek Road, Grassy Creek, NC

Sponsor:

River House Inn & Restaurant

Sasha Papernik is a first generation Russian-American classical pianist, singer, and composer who draws on her dual heritage and wide range of talents to present concerts spanning genres and continents. Lauded for her 'lightly transparent performances of Chopin and Scriabin,' The Washington Post (July 2013) calls her 'uncommonly attractive and entertaining...managing a comfortable balance of the formal and the casual.'

Sundae Sunday

Date:

Sun Jan 07, 2018

Time:

01:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location:

St. Francis of Assisi Church
167 St. Francis Place, Jefferson (off of Luther Rd.)

Sponsor:

St. Francis of Assisi Church

Join us for Generation Excellent - a multi-church, multi-aged choir performing "The Word Became Flesh". Performance: 1:00pm. Ice cream sundaes, root beer floats, & banana splits for old fashion prices 2:00-4:00pm. Money benefits Knights of Columbus St. Francis of Assisi Council 16839.

Kruger Brothers

Date:

Thu Jan 11, 2018

Time:

07:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

Ashe Civic Center
962 Mount Jefferson Road West Jefferson

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

The Ashe County Arts Council is pleased to bring the internationally known performing trio the Kruger Brothers to the stage of the Ashe Civic Center on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 7:30 pm. The Kruger Brothers are based in North Carolina and have performed at many regional traditional and bluegrass festivals. Tickets are $25 adults and $5 students for reserved seating and are available at the Ashe Arts Center or by phone with a credit card at 336-846-ARTS.

Martin Luther King Day Celebration

Date:

Mon Jan 15, 2018

Time:

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Location:

Ashe Arts Center
303 School Avenue West Jefferson

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

The Ashe County Arts Council will sponsor a community celebration in honor of Martin Luther King Day on Monday, January 15 at 7:00 pm at the Ashe Arts Center. The celebration will highlight the message of Dr. King and his teachings of peace, unity and equality in our society. The program will include excerpts of Dr. King’s speeches and audience reflections connected Dr.King. The Martin Luther King Day celebration is free and open to the public.

Coffee House Live!

Date:

Sat Jan 27, 2018

Time:

07:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Methodist Church Hensley Hall
107 W 2nd St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

The Coffee House has become a favorite tradition where old friends and new friends meet, sample delicious desserts and enjoy quality entertainment. Featured performers will be Cane Mill Road; Steve Lewis and Richard Tumbleston; Out of the Blue - Deborah Jean Sheets and Paula Williams; and classics violinist Cooper Parsons. Tickets are $12 adults and $5 students and are available at the door. For more information please call 336-846-ARTS.

Harmonia Baroque

Date:

Sat Feb 03, 2018

Time:

07:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

Ashe Arts Center
303 School Avenue West Jefferson

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

The chamber ensemble, Harmonia Baroque, will present an evening of classical music at the Ashe Arts Center on Saturday, February 3. The evening of music will begin at 7:30 pm.

Harmonia Baroque will be performing in the intimate atmosphere of the Gallery in the Ashe Arts Center for a true chamber music experience. Admission is $14 adults for adults and $5 for students. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. The concert is sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council.

Zoe and Cloyd

Date:

Sat Feb 24, 2018

Time:

07:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Location:

Ashe Arts Center
303 School Avenue West Jefferson

Sponsor:

Ashe County Arts Council

Seamlessly combining original folk, country, old-time and bluegrass with sincerity and zeal, Zoe & Cloyd will perform at the Ashe Arts Center on Saturday, February 24 at 7:30. Tickets are $14 adults and $5 students.

Christmas in July Festival Kickoff

Date:

Fri Jul 06, 2018

Time:

06:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet

On Friday, July 6th, come to the backstreet of West Jefferson to the kickoff night for our annual Christmas in July Festival! There will be food vendors, music, and street dancing. It's fun for the whole family!

Christmas in July Festival

Date:

Sat Jul 07, 2018

Time:

09:00 am - 06:00 pm

Location:

West Jefferson Backstreet

Come celebrate Independence Day weekend, Saturday, July 7th, at the annual Christmas in July Festival in West Jefferson! There will be live music on the main stage, food vendors, merchant booths, and various performances such as clogging on the community stage. And you just might run into Santa and Mrs. Claus! It's great fun for all ages!

West Jefferson's Annual Antiques Fair

Date:

Fri Sep 14, 2018

Time:

01:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location:

Downtown West Jefferson

Sponsor:

West Jefferson Business Association

Whether you like furniture from the 1800s, war memorabilia, or classic records from "back in the day" - you just might find all that and more at the West Jefferson Antiques Fair! It's a great event for the whole family! If you can't make it Friday the 14th 1pm-8pm, the fair will still be open Saturday the 15th 8am-5pm. Stroll the streets of historic downtown West Jefferson and find a unique treasure you simply can't live without!

West Jefferson's Annual Antiques Fair

Date:

Sat Sep 15, 2018

Time:

08:00 am - 05:00 pm

Location:

Downtown West Jefferson

Sponsor:

West Jefferson Business Association

Whether you like furniture from the 1800s, war memorabilia, or classic records from "back in the day" - you just might find all that and more at the West Jefferson Antiques Fair! The Fair will be Friday the 14th 1pm-8pm and Saturday the 15th 8am-5pm. Stroll the streets of historic downtown West Jefferson and find a unique treasure you simply can't live without! And while your here, stop in some of our storefronts and restaurants and experience all our unique town has to offer!

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Event Submission Guidelines

The Ashe County Chamber Events Calendar provides a single source of events throughout Ashe County that are of interest to a wide audience to include residents, seasonal home owners and visitors of Ashe County. In order to keep this calendar current and relevant specific guidelines have been adopted to determine which events are to be added.

In general, to be considered for inclusion an event must meet one of more of the following:

  • Be open to the public and must be held in Ashe County
  • Appeals to a large audience to include out of town visitors as well as residents of Ashe County
  • Be in good taste and family friendly
  • Be an event designed to draw out of town participants, vendors, news coverage, etc

Please review the complete Events Calendar Guidelines by clicking here before submitting your event.

If you are a Chamber member and have a user id and password for this site, please log in and submit your event there.

If you are a Chamber member and do not yet have a user id and password, please email us to request one.

If you are not a Chamber member you may still submit an event by clicking here.

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Recurring Events

There are many regularly occuring events going on in Ashe County, NC. Take a look at our listing below of regularly occuring events.

Ashe County Corn Maze & Pumpkin Festival

When:

Open September 22nd - October 31st (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday)

Location:

Frosty's Choose & Cut
2152 Beaver Creek School Rd, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Hours:
Friday: 3pm - 9pm
Saturday: 10am - 9pm
Sunday: 1pm - 7pm

$10 Child / Adult 15 or more $8 Child / Adult Children Under 3 are FREE

Ashe County Farmers Market

When:

Every Saturday (8am - 1pm) from April 15th - Oct. 28th

Location:

Backstreet in West Jefferson

Ashe's Farmers Market is every SATURDAY from April 15th - October 28th, 8am until 1pm. There you will find anything from local grown produce to hand craft pottery, woven baskets, knitted and crocheted items, quilts, jewelry, flower art, and soy candles, along with organic and vegan soaps and body products. Fine wood crafts are prominent and include everything from skillfully crafted cutting boards to fine furniture. The Ashe County Farmers Market is something you certainly don't want to miss!

Ashe Outreach Fish Fry & Bluegrass Music

When:

1st and 3rd Friday of each month (4pm - 8pm)

Location:

11719 HWY 88 W, Creston, North Carolina

Join a community event for some of the best fish around and enjoy bluegrass music on the 1st & 3rd Friday each month at Riverview Community Center! $10/plate donation includes fish or chicken, fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, drink and dessert. Support feeding a community of 2,300 folks/month who desperately need your help to keep food on the table. For take-out orders call 336-385-1314.

Cardfight! Vanguard Tournament

When:

Every Thursday Night from 5PM to 9PM

Location:

Tolly's Game Store & Lounge
920 South Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Tolly's Game Store & Lounge

Join us for an officially sanctioned tournament in the popular card game "Cardfight! Vanguard". Cost to enter is $5 per person and all players must adhere to official tournament rules and regulations set by Bushiroad. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 players based on turnout so the more competitors the bigger the prize pot! Deck registration starts at 5PM and play starts at 6PM. See you soon!

Essential Oils 101

When:

Every Saturday at 3pm

Location:

3899 Todd Railroad Grade Rd., Todd, NC 28684

Sponsor:

Todd Mercantile


Do you want to learn how to kick toxic chemicals out of your home? Learn step by step and give easy, simple and affordable tactics that anyone can do with the best essential oils on the planet. This class is totally FREE! There will be great raffle prize plus you will receive handouts and recipes to empower you to take control of the yuck in your home and kick it to the curb!

Foraging Fridays

When:

Every Friday (9am)

Location:

3899 Todd Railroad Grade Rd., Todd, NC 28684

Sponsor:

Todd Mercantile

Meet at the Merc. Pack a sack lunch and spend 3 hours shopping in Natures grocery stores, then create awesome dishes with your wild edible plants you foraged yourself! Cost for Fridays class is $30

Friday Night Magic

When:

Every Friday Night (5pm - 10pm)

Location:

920 South Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Tolly's Game Store & Lounge

Join us for an evening of Magic the Gathering! Where you can compete against other players for prizes and prestige! $5 entry fee per participant and all decks must be registered prior to 6pm. Format alternates between "Standard" and "Modern". See our website for additional details and prize info!

Phipps General Store Jam

When:

Every Friday Night from 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location:

2425 Silas Creek Rd, Lansing, NC 28643

On FRIDAYS, Phipps General Store opens up their doors for a jam session that can be one of the most lively in the region. Spectators sit and chat in benches by the old counter, or in chairs surrounding the musicians. You can hear good ole mountain music played by people of all ages, and visitors are welcome to participate. Free admission, donations welcome.

Quilt Guild Meeting

When:

2nd Thursday Each Month (2:00PM)

Location:

Ashe County Senior Center
180 Chatty Rob Ln, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Ashe County Piecemakers Quilt Guild

The Ashe County Piecemakers Quilt Guild meets at 2:00pm on the 2nd Thursday each month at the Ashe County Senior Center. We strive to share the art of past, present, and future quilting. Whether you are an avid quilter, still learning, or just love the art and history of quilting, we hope that you will come and share your love of quilting with us! For more information, click VISIT WEBSITE above or visit our Facebook page!

Teaching Tuesdays

When:

Every Tuesday (11am)

Location:

3899 Todd Railroad Grade Rd. Todd, NC 28684

Sponsor:

Todd Mercantile

Come learn all about wild edible plants in this free one hour class on the front porch of the Mercantile in Todd!

The Haunted Factory

When:

Every Friday and Saturday starting: Sept. 29 - Oct. 31 (7:00pm - until)

Location:

301 Locust St, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Come check out the thrills and chills at the Haunted Factory! This haunted tour has live actors around every corner to provide you with ghoulish frights and delights. We will be open every Friday and Saturday in October, starting with our opening weekend on Friday, September 29th, and Saturday, September 30th. We will also be open on Halloween night. Be ready to get your scare on... Admission is only $7.00!

The Hotel Tavern Concert Series

When:

Every Saturday (6pm - 9pm)

Location:

5 W Main, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Come on out to the Hotel Tavern for our Monthly Concert Series! There is no cover charge. Just bring yourselves in to enjoy some of our incredible food and music with a drink in hand! We guarantee you will have a great time! To find out "who's playin' when", click VISIT WEBSITE above.

Wednesday Night Magic

When:

Every Wednesday Night from 5PM to 9PM

Location:

Tolly's Game Store & Lounge
920 South Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Tolly's Game Store & Lounge

Join us for an evening of Magic the Gathering! Where you can compete against other players for prizes and prestige! All decks must be registered prior to 6pm and the format for this day of the week alternates between "Draft" and "Commander" format. Check out our website to see which format we're using this week as well as additional details and prize info!

Workshop to Expand Your Creative Voice

When:

2nd Thurs. of each month 12:30 to 3:30PM & 5:30 to 8:30PM. Other times available upon request.

Location:

189 Annapurna Drive, Todd, NC 28684

The workshop will introduce many visual thinking concepts and techniques used by professional artists and designers. The goal of the workshop is for members to explore new creative avenues to expand their creativity. The workshop will explore such areas as: compositional formats, Gestalt perceptual pattern principles, Renaissance and oblique perspective, & ideaword-image development exercises. REGISTER NOW! $35.00 per session CALL 518-727-5523. EMAIL: miltatop@gmail.com Presenter: Milt Sigel.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament

When:

Every Tuesday Night (5pm - 9pm)

Location:

Tolly's Game Store & Lounge
920 South Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Sponsor:

Tolly's Game Store & Lounge

Let's Duel! $5 entry fee per participant and all decks must be registered prior to 6pm. See our website for additional details and prize info!

Event Submission Guidelines

The Ashe County Chamber Events Calendar provides a single source of events throughout Ashe County that are of interest to a wide audience to include residents, seasonal home owners and visitors of Ashe County. In order to keep this calendar current and relevant specific guidelines have been adopted to determine which events are to be added.

In general, to be considered for inclusion an event must meet one of more of the following:

  • Be open to the public and must be held in Ashe County
  • Appeals to a large audience to include out of town visitors as well as residents of Ashe County
  • Be in good taste and family friendly
  • Be an event designed to draw out of town participants, vendors, news coverage, etc

Please review the complete Events Calendar Guidelines by clicking here before submitting your event.

If you are a Chamber member and have a user id and password for this site, please log in and submit your event there.

If you are a Chamber member and do not yet have a user id and password, please email us to request one.

If you are not a Chamber member you may still submit an event by clicking here.

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