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Calendar of Events

January 2014 Events

 

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

Call the phone number listed on each event to confirm dates.
times, location & possible cancellations


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Garden Jubilee | Music on Main Street | Street Dances | NC Apple Festival | Home for the Holidays
Winter Attractions

January 1
Shadrack Christmas Wonderland, WNC Agricultural Center, drive through and watch Christmas lights dance music, visits & photos in Santa’s Village, refreshments, giant spider bungee, inflatables, Santa train and ferris wheel; dusk-10:00pm every night, Including holidays & even in the rain, cars or family Vans: $20, activity van or mini bus: $30, tour/school bus: $75, Fletcher, NC  828-687-1414 or 888-321-7547 shadrackchristmas.com/asheville

Free Ranger Hike on the Rumbling Bald Trail, join a Chimney Rock State Park ranger at Rumbling Bald Climbing Access, a non-fee area of Chimney Rock State Park, 1pm, learn how the park uses ecological information to reroute old trails and plan new trails, bring water, dress warmly & wear sturdy hiking shoes; Chimney Rock, NC 828-625-1823 chimneyrockpark.com

New Year’s Day Polar Plunge, hundreds of brave souls--many in costume take the Plunge at the Lake Lure Beach, benefits the Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge, $20, registration 10:30-11:30am, Plunge at 12noon, Lake Lure, NC  828-243-0540


January 1 & 2
National Gingerbread House Competition & Display, The Omni Grove Park Inn, competitors from around the country travel with their edible creations to be a part of the Annual National Gingerbread House Competition, public viewing hours days are Sunday - Thursday, excluding holidays from10am-10pm, no charge to enter the hotel or see the display; parking charges where applicable, Asheville, NC 828-252-2711ext 8045 


January 1 - 4
Christmas Tree Recycling Project, trees may be dropped off in parking lot of Field 3, Jackson Park, on January 4 from 9:00am-2:00pm, Christmas trees will be chipped into mulch, to collect mulch bring a box or bag, rain or shine, coordinated by ECO in cooperation with Henderson County Parks & Recreation, Hendersonville, NC 828-692-0385 eco-wnc.org

Biltmore Candlelight Christmas Evenings, Biltmore Estate, tour America's largest home by candlelight and the glow of fireplaces with live entertainment and outside illuminations, by reservation only, begins @ 5:30pm, Asheville, NC 800-411-3812 or 828-225-1333 www.biltmore.com


January 1 - 5
Holidays at the Smith-McDowell House Museum, time-line of authentically decorated period rooms showcase the evolution of Christmas celebrations and decorations, $10 adults; $6 college students; $5 children (ages 8-18), closed Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years Day; Asheville, NC  828-253-9231 www.wnchistory.org


January 1 - 12
Christmas at Biltmore Daytime Celebration, America's largest home decorated with dozens of Christmas trees, hundreds of wreaths, bows, and poinsettias, miles of evergreen garland, and thousands of ornaments; 9am-4:30pm Asheville, NC 800-411-3812 or 828-225-1333 www.biltmore.com


January 2 – December 31
Golden Age - "Coming of the Railroad" Exhibit, Apple Valley Model Railroad Club's replica of the Saluda Mountain Grade, steepest main-line standard gauge railroad in the United States; the Civil War Exhibit features artifacts of military weaponry & uniforms; and a replica of Hendersonville’s first general store; Henderson County Heritage Museum, Wed.- Sat. 10:00AM-5:00 PM, Sun. 1:00PM-5:00PM, free, Hendersonville, NC 828-694-1619 www.hendersoncountymuseum.com


January 4
Christmas Tree Recycling Project, trees may be dropped off in parking lot of Field 3, Jackson Park, 9:00am-2:00pm, Christmas trees will be chipped into mulch, to collect mulch bring a box or bag, rain or shine, coordinated by ECO in cooperation with Henderson County Parks & Rcreation, Hendersonville, NC 828-692-0385 eco-wnc.org

Barrel Racing, WNC Agricultural Center McGough Arena, Fletcher, NC 828-697-1414 or 828-254-8681 www.wncagcenter.org


January 4 & 5
Asheville Gun & Knife Show, WNC Agricultural Center Event Center, Fletcher, NC 828-687-1414 or 770-267-0989 www.wncagcenter.org


January 11
Fletcher Chili Cook-Off, Veritas Christian Academy Gym, tasting open to the public, $5 suggested donation, 12pm-2pm,  sponsored by Fletcher Parks & Recreation, Fletcher, NC 828-687-0751 www.fletcherparks.org


January 15
Diana Wortham Theatre presents Eisenhower Dance Kids in Motion, special performance for the after school crowd, students learn about the dance profession and choreography. 3:30pm, $6-$7, Asheville, NC 828-257-4530 www.dwtheatre.com


January 16
Henderson County Public Library Centennial Concert Series featuring  "Appalachian Fire", 6pm, free and open to the public, Hendersonville, NC 828-697-4725 library.hendersoncountync.org/index.html

January 17 & 18
Diana Wortham Theatre presents Eisenhower Dance, one of the finest contemporary dance companies in the nation, 8pm, $35; Students $30; Child $15, Asheville, NC 828-257-4530 www.dwtheatre.com


January 17 - 19
American Kennel Club (AKC) Dog Agility Trial & ISC Qualifier, WNC Agricultural Center McGough Arena (dogs jump hurdles, race through tunnels and climb over A-frames at high speed), Fri. - Sun. 8am –3pm, this trial is a one of six major ISC qualifying events for the 2014 AKC/USA Agility World Team tryouts on Fri. & Sat., free admission & spectators are welcome, spectators please leave your dogs comfortably at home, Sponsored by Blue Ridge Agility Club, Fletcher, NC 828-713-3278 www.blueridgeagility.com

January 18
"Bluegrass to Bach" Concert Series, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 7pm, doors open @ 6:30, suggested donation is $15, refreshments available during intermission, UUFH fundraiser that helps support Mainstay, IAM, Feed the Children & The Free Clinic; Hendersonville, NC  828-693-3157 uufh-nc.org


January 23
Henderson County Library Youth Programs hosts Old Timey Games, 4:00pm-5:00pm, Hendersonville, NC 828-697-4725 www.henderson.lib.nc.us


January 25
Be Active Day, Blue Ridge Mall, 11am – 2pm, free, includes information and demonstrations about physical activities available the area, from kids to adults, sponsored by the Department of Public Health, Hendersonville, NC 828-694-6038

Winter Warmer Beer Festival,US Cellular Center, 3pm-7pm, $45, portion of the proceeds benefit the Western North Carolina Alliance, Asheville, NC www.ashevillebeerfest.com


January 29 - 31
NC Stage Company presents “Rounding Third”,  7:30pm, Asheville, NC  828-239-0263 www.ncstage.org


January 31
Diana Wortham Theatre presents Aquila Theatre in Farenheit 451, 8pm, $15-35, Asheville, NC, 828-257-4530 www.dwtheatre.com


January 31 - February 1
Victory Motorsports Motorcross, WNC Agricultural Center McGough Arena, Fletcher, NC 828-697-1414 or 423-323-5497 www.wncagcenter.org


 
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