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Monthly Sampling of Events
April 2014

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Compiled by Henderson County Tourism Development Authority
Information Subject to Change or Cancellation

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April 3 - 19
Flat Rock Playhouse season opener presents Neil’s Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Wed-Sat 8pm; Wed, Thurs, Sat & Sun 2pm, Adult Language, Flat Rock, 828-693-0731 or 866-732-8008


April 5
Carolina Concert Choir Spring Concert, Blue Ridge Community College Thomas Auditorium, 3pm-5pm, works of American composers and poets, $18/adults, $5/students with ID, Flat Rock, 828-891-8416

Hendersonville Swing Band, Hendersonville High School Auditorium, 3pm, $10, benefits Morris Kaplan Kiwanis Scholarship Fund, Hendersonville

April 11 - 13, 17 - 20, 24 - 27
Hendersonville Little Theatre presents “Close Ties”, an exceptionally heartwarming play that touches on the dynamics of family, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays 2pm, Hendersonville, 828-692-1082



April 12
Holmes Educational State Forest presents "Birds, Buds and Ephemeral Blossoms", join a ranger and volunteer guide to observe the birds of the forest, bring binoculars and sturdy hiking shoes, meet in the parking lot for an hour and half guided hike, expect some moderate inclines, 10am & 2pm, is free of charge, Hendersonville, 828-692-0100

Fletcher Easter Egg Hunt, Fletcher Community Park, 12noon for ages 2-12 years, 10,000 Easter eggs will be hidden on 5 fields, sponsored by Fletcher Parks & Recreation, Fletcher, 828- 687-0751



April 12 & 13
Mother Earth News Fair, WNC Agricultural Center Fairgrounds, a family-friendly sustainable living event that features 200 hands-on workshops and demos, Fletcher, 785-274-4307



April 17 - May 11
Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown presents The Fantasticks, the longest-running production of any kind in the world, Wed-Sat 8pm; Thurs, Sat & Sun 2pm, $40, Hendersonville, 828-693-0731 or 866-732-8008



April 19
Easter Egg Hunt, Jackson Park, 12Noon-2pm, a family fun event featuring an egg hunt, music, prizes, food, the Easter Bunny and inflatables, Hendersonville, 828-697-4884

10k Trial Race, DuPont State Recreational Forest, 9am, 6.2 mile trail race will be run completely on forest trails providing beautiful and unique scenery, part of the Asheville Track Club’s 2014 Grand Prix Series, early registration: $30, registration after April 16: $40, after April 16th runners must register at Fletcher Town Hall or on-site on race day, race day registration from 7:30–8:30am, sponsored by Fletcher Parks & Recreation, Cedar Mountain, 828-687-0751



April 20
Henderson County Churches are Uniting to invite everyone to an Easter Sunrise Service at Jump off Rock Park in Laurel Park, parking is limited at Jump off Rock Park, a shuttle van will run from the First Congregational Church parking lot on the corner of 5th Ave W. & White Pine Dr; arrive prior to 6:30am to catch the shuttle, service begins at 7am, shuttles will bring everyone back to the First Congregational Church where breakfast will be served, Hendersonville NC

59th Annual Easter Sunrise Service, Chimney Rock State Park, free non-denominational Easter celebration features live instrumental music, spiritual songs and breathtaking scenery; gate opens 5am, closes 6am for 6:30am service, Chimney Rock, 828-625-9611 or



April 25 & 26
Blue Ridge Bookfest, Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall, more than 30 authors free admission to speakers & exhibits, children’s activities Saturday 10am ages 3 to grade 5; Flat Rock,



April 26
Spring Festival at the Farm, Historic Johnson Farm, 10am-4pm, 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, 828-891-6585

WNC Mountain Wine Festival, Mountain Lodge, 12pm-5pm, Advance Tickets $25, at the Door $30, Designated Driver/Under 21 $10 per person; ticket includes wine tastings fromm all participating wineries, hors d'oeuvres, live music & a souvenir glass; lawn blankers welcome, no outside food or drink, no pets, Flat Rock, NC 828-685-4002

Earth Day Celebration, Chimney Rock Park, 11am-3pm, learn about the work being done to protect the beautiful landscape, booths will be located in Chimney Rock Village behind the Old Rock Café, free, Chimney Rock,



April 26 & 27
Home & Garden Expo, WNC Agricultural Center Davis Arena, Fletcher, 828-687-1414 or 828-299-7001 


Be sure to explore the complete listing of April events.  
Call phone number listed on each event to confirm dates. times, location & possible cancellations