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Calendar of Events
May 2015 Events

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

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May 1 & 2
Designer Showcase Loft Tour at 104 N. Main St, Hendersonville’s premier interior designers showcasing their talents, Mon. – Sat. 10am-4pm & Sun. 1pm-4pm, $20, Hendersonville, NC  828-233-3216


May 1 - 3
Spring Herb Festival, WNC Farmers Market, 60+ growers and vendors, Fri. & Sat 9am-5pm, Sun.10am-3pm, free to the public; free parking; free shuttle service, Asheville, NC  828-253-1691



May 1 - 25
Biltmore Blooms, Biltmore Estate, a steady progression of colorful blooms, 9am-9pm, Asheville, NC 800-411-3812



May 2
Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra presents “Images of Italy,” Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall, 7:30pm, $35, Flat Rock, NC  828-697-5884

7th Avenue Arts and Crafts Bazaar, Maple Street in front of the Historic Depot, 10am-5pm, featuring over 40 high level crafters and art vendors, Hendersonville, NC 

Tryon Riding & Hunt Club Blockhouse Steeplechase, usher in spring with elegant hats, tailgating, family reunions, and the sound & sight of thoroughbreds thundering past for a win, 10am-4pm, FENCE, Tryon, NC 828-859-9021

Diana Wortham Theatre’s Mainstage Series presents The Annie Moses Band, an ensemble unlike any in America today, blends fiddle, jazz, and classical influences with soaring, folk inspired vocals; 8pm, Regular $30; Student $25; Child $15, Asheville, NC  828-257-4530



May 2 & 3
Tour de Falls, DuPont State Recreational Forest, 9am-2:30pm, buses will be available in the parking lot on DuPont/Staton Rd. to take visitors to High Falls, Triple Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Lake Julia, buses are not handicap accessible, no pets allowed on the bus, reservations not accepted, sponsored by Friends of DuPont Forest, Hendersonville, NC 828-877-6527



May 3
Spring Tour of Downtown Lofts, Historic Downtown Hendersonville, 1pm-5pm, $20, tour 6 residential lofts which include private residences, quaint flats in the historic Skyland Hotel & large lofts above charming businesses; sponsored by Hendersonville Historic Preservation Commission, Hendersonville, NC  828-697-3088

Cinco De Mayo Rodeo, WNC Agricultural Center Lower Grounds, Fletcher, NC 785-845-3266

Naturalist Niche: Waterfall Exploration, Chimney Rock Park, Join a Park naturalist to explore the falls and search for life hiding among the rocks. 9:30am. Included with Park admission, Chimney Rock , NC 828-625-9611

Bearwallow Beast 5k Trail Run & Festival, a challenging trail run & a mountain-top festival with spectacular views, music, food & beverages; sponsored by the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, Gerton, NC 828-697-5777 ext 207



May 7 – 31
Flat Rock Playhouse presents the musical, “Always… Patsy Cline”, Mainstage, Wed-Sat 8pm, Wed, Thurs, Sat & Sun 2pm; Flat Rock, NC 828-693-0731 or 866-732-8008



May 8
Bearfootin Public Art Display Reveal, First Citizen Bank Plaza, starts 4:30pm, reveal of new bears 5:15pm, public art display featuring fiberglass outdoor bear sculptures decorated in different themes, Bears remain on the sidewalks of Main Street until the Bear Auction on October 23, Hendersonville, NC 828-233-3216


May 9
Thrive's NEW 2015 spring event -- Intelliquest!, teams of 4 compete to complete challenges revolving around mind, body and soul wellness, Registration Details: Before April 9th – $8, April 9th – May 9th – $100; 100% of proceeds will benefit Thrive, Hendersonville, NC 828-489-3892


May 9 – October 23
Bearfootin Public Art Display, public art display featuring fiberglass outdoor bear sculptures decorated in different themes on the sidewalks of Main Street, Hendersonville, NC 828-233-3216



May 10
The Gnarliest Kids Adventure Race Ever, kids ages 5-14 experience the thrill of adventure racing, team of 2 work together to navigate a variety of challenges, Camp Pinnacle, sponsored by The Mountain Community School, Hendersonville, NC  828-696-8480

Hendersonville Community Band presents “Pops and Patriotic” concert, Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall, 3pm, Adults $10, Flat Rock, NC  288-692-8801



May 14
Spring Bird Hike w/Simon Thompson, FENCE, 9am, bird watching is the largest and fastest growing hobby in the country, Tryon, NC 828-859-9021



May 14 - 20
Asheville Tourists Minor League Baseball, McCormick Field, Mon-Fri. 7:05pm, Sat 6:05pm, Sun. 2:05pm, Asheville, NC 828-258-0428



May 15
Diana Wortham Theatre’s Mainstage Series presents Karan Casey, an ensemble unlike any in America today, blends fiddle, jazz, and classical influences with soaring, folk inspired vocals; 8pm, Regular $30; Student $25; Child $15, Asheville, NC  828-257-4530



May 16
Concert featuring "Simple Folk" Visitor Center Stage-201 S. Main St., 7-9pm, Hendersonville Antique Car Club fundraiser for HonorAir, Hendersonville, NC 828- 697-8344

Musicke Antiqua, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville, a music consort perform music from the Medieval and Renaissance, refreshments available during intermission, doors open 6:30pm, concert starts 7pm, suggested donation $15, Hendersonville, NC 828-693-3157

Barq in the Parq, charity event- food, music, wine & dogs, on the green at Mountain Lodge, $5 entrance fee, Flat Rock, NC 828-692-1600

Saluda Arts Festival, Historic Downtown Saluda, 10am-4pm, exhibits are a diversity of art media from local and regional artists, demonstrations, children’s art tent & music; Sponsored by the Saluda Business Association, Saluda, NC 828-817-2876



May 16 & 17
Asheville Gun & Knife Show, WNC Agricultural Center Event Center, Fletcher, NC 770-630-7296



May 17
Music by the Lake featuring Lonesome Road Band, Blue Ridge Community College, 5pm-7pm, admission is free, bring a picnic and lawn chairs, in the event of inclement weather, the concert will take place in the Thomas Auditorium in the Sink Building; Flat Rock, NC  828-694-1743



May 21, June, 18, July 16, August 20, & September 17
Rhythm & Brews Concert Series, Azalea Parking Lot along King St. between 3rd &4th Avenues, music starts at 5pm, headline acts from 7pm-9pm, free, seating space is limited; beer, wine & food available, Hendersonville, NC 828-233-3216



May 22 - 25
American Kennel Club (AKC) Dog Agility Trial, Western NC Agricultural Center McGough Arena (dogs jump hurdles, race through tunnels and climb over A-frames at high speed) Fri -Sun 8am-3pm, Mon 8am-12pm, free admission & spectators are welcome, spectators please leave your dogs comfortably at home, Sponsored by Blue Ridge Agility Club, Fletcher, NC 828-243-7497

Blue Ridge Classic of the Carolinas Dog Show, All Breed Dog Show - Conformation, Obedience & Rally, WNC Agricultural Center Davis & Expo Centers, sponsored by Hendersonville Kennel Club Inc. & Spartanburg Kennel Club Inc., Fletcher, NC 864-480-9990



May 23
Concert at Jump Off Rock, “The Nightcrawlers” from 4pm-6pm, followed by “Dashboard Blue” from 6:30-8:30pm, bring your own food/picnic/beverages, $10 - tickets available at Laurel Park Town Hall & Laurel Park Wine Market, bottled water will be available for sale, Laurel Park, NC 828-693-4840



May 23 & 24
22nd Annual Garden Jubilee Festival, Historic Downtown from Sixth Avenue-Caswell Street, 9am-6pm, (over 200 vendor spaces selling 1000's plants, arts & crafts, lawn/garden accessories, garden talks & experts, children's hands-on clinic & food, Lowes’ Expo located at the Visitor Main – 201 S. Main St presents Southern Living Magazine Landscaping expert Bill Slack giving free gardens related clinics – Saturday May 23 11am "Creating a Gorgeous Landscape...What's the Secret", 1pm "A Stroll Through the Garden - Pathways & Patios" & 3pm "Your Backyard - From Ho Hum to Eye Popping”; Sunday May 24 – 1pm "Your Backyard - From Ho Hum to Eye Popping" & 3pm "A Stroll Through the Garden - Pathways & Patios”; Lowe’s Kids Clinic 10am-4pm both days; Animals Are Prohibited in the Event Area, Garden Jubilee is an event of Henderson County TDA; sponsored by Lowe's & Hendersonville Visitors Center, Hendersonville, NC 828-693-9708 or 800-828-4244



May 25
Carl Sandburg Folk Music Festival, Carl Sandburg Home, 10am-4pm, the folk festival honors Carl Sandburg and his preservation of traditional folk music as found in his collection The American Songbag, featuring live music & storytelling, Flat Rock, NC 828-693-4178



May 30
Mad Mountain Mud Run, Berkeley Park, teams will race the approximately 3 ½ mile course and traverse mud pits, creeks, gooey crawls, climbing; includes a festival with food, music beer & muddy games games for all ages; benefits Hands On! – A Child’s Gallery, Hendersonville, NC 828-697-8333         



May 28 – 30
Quilt Show, Bonclarken Conference Center, fabric & crafts vendors, Thurs & Sat 10am-5:30pm, Fri 10am-5:30pm & 7pm-9pm; Flat Rock, NC 


May 28 - June 3
Asheville Tourists Minor League Baseball, McCormick Field, Mon-Fri. 7:05pm, Sat 6:05pm, Sun. 2:05pm, Asheville, NC 828-258-0428


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