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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 - 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

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

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

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 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 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
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 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-2pm, 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 & 24
22nd Annual Garden Jubilee Festival, Historic Downtown from Sixth Avenue-Caswell Street, 9am-5pm, (over 200 vendor spaces selling 1000's plants, arts & crafts, lawn/garden accessories, garden talks & experts, children's hands-on clinic & food, 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 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 29 – 31
Quilt Show, Bonclarken Conference Center, Thurs & Sat 10am-5pm, Fri 10am-8pm, Flat Rock, NC 



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