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2017 Special Events

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— FEBRUARY 2017 —

  • Mountain Cooking Club with Chef Ricardo Fernandez: February 18, 10:30-1:30pm at the Folkmoot Friendship Center, 112 Virginia Avenue, Waynesville, NC. FEBRUARY MENU: (Appetizer)Thai mussels with green curry, lemongrass and coconut milk / (Main Course) Pan-seared hangar steak au poivre with roasted rosemary potatoes / (Dessert)Bourbon coffeecake with espresso/walnut glaze. For pricing & reservation information, or 828.627.6751.
  • Spanish Wine Dinner with Chef Jackie Blevins: February 23, 7-10pm at The Secret Wine Company, 134 Miller Street, Waynesville, North Carolina 28786 (next door to Bosu’s Wine Shop).  waynesvillewine.com
  • Starting Plants from Seed: Friday, February 24th 1:00-2:00pm at Waynesville Library Auditorium, 678 S. Haywood St, Waynesville 28786. Master Gardener Volunteer Jim Janke will show you that starting plants from seed is fun and easy! Grow exactly what you want to eat and save money too. If you have checked out seeds from the Seed Library of Waynesville and need a little help getting started….this program is for you! There will be refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. This event is free. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 828-356-2507/
  • Cool Season Crop Production Workshop:
    Friday, February 24, 1–4 pm, hosted by NC Cooperative Extension and Balsam Gardens. This session will kick off the 2017 Mills River Farm School Production Intensive Series focusing on soils, disease, pests and post-harvest practices for seasonal crops. The cost of the workshop is $20. The workshop will be held at one of Balsam Gardens’ production sites located in Azalea Park in Asheville, NC. Register online or contact us at molly@asapconnections.org or 828-236-1282 for more details. Additionally, learn more about getting involved with the NC Cooperative Extension Mills River Farm School.
  • ASAP’s Business of Farming Conference: February 25,  8am-5pm at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. ASAP’s Business of Farming Conference is a day of learning and networking for beginning to experienced farmers and those seriously considering farming as a profession. Registration includes your choice of workshops (no pre-registration required), a light breakfast and lunch, a Grower-Buyer Meeting, exhibitor hall, and structured networking opportunities.
    The conference typically sells out; early registration is recommended. asapconnections.org

— MARCH 2017 —

  • Planning a Small Space, Low Labor Garden for 2017:  March 9th 2:00-3:00pm at the Waynesville Library, 678 S. Haywood St. Master Gardener Volunteer Hughes Roberts will present the “Square Foot Gardening” approach. This is a small space, low labor, no weeding gardening system which is particularly appropriate in the mountains where space is limited and gardeners would like to get the greatest yield from a small space. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the NC Cooperative Extension. No registration required!
  • Creating a Monarch Garden at the Canton Library with Master Gardener Volunteer Marcia Tate: Thursday, March 9, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. For more information call the Canton Library at (828) 648-2924 or visit www.haywoodlibrary.libguides.com/givinggarden
  • Organic Grower’s School Spring Conference: March 10-12, 2017 at UNC Asheville. For healthy eaters, home growers & farmers. Complete information at organicgrowersschool.org
  • Planning a Small-Space, Low-Labor Garden at the Canton Library with Master Gardener Volunteer Hughes Roberts: Thursday, March 16, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.  Participants will view this model in process at the Canton Library’s Giving Garden. For more information call the Canton Library at (828) 648-2924 or visit www.haywoodlibrary.libguides.com/givinggarden
  • Organic and Bio-rational Pest Control: March 20, 2-3:00pm. Are you interested in organic gardening? Learn what you need to know to control pests with organic and bio-rational materials by attending this class. Master Gardener Volunteer Jim Janke will show you how to identify pesticide categories and how to read pesticide labels. Be sure that you give your garden the best chance to thrive in 2017! WAYNESVILLE Library @ 678 S. Haywood St. No registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the NC Cooperative Extension.
  • Mountain Cooking Club with Chef Ricardo Fernandez: March 25, 10:30-1:30pm at the Folkmoot Friendship Center, 112 Virginia Avenue, Waynesville, NC. MARCH MENU: (Appetizer)Caramelized roasted onions, leeks and shallots bisque / (Main Course) Cider-braised turkey legs and thighs, roasted Brussels sprouts, apple wood bacon, balsamic glaze / (Dessert) Baked apples with toffee, bourbon, walnuts, and molasses. Class fee: $65 plus $1 for Mountain Cooking Club 2017 membership dues. For pricing & reservation information, or 828.627.6751.
  • Paint & Sip: Fabulous Florals with Jo Ridge Kelley: March 25, 12-2:00pm at Bosu’s Wine Shop. Learn to wield a palette knife to create a fun, fabulous acrylic painting with local artist Jo Ridge Kelley in this intro-level class. All supplies provided, just bring your adventurous self (and maybe a friend or two)! Call Bosu’s directly to reserve your ticket: (828)452-0120. $40 per person to join the class, learn from a master, and take home your own finished piece.
  • Wine Pairing Dinner with Chef Jackie Blevins: March 30, 8-11:00pm at the Secret Wine Company 134 Miller Street, Waynesville, North Carolina 28786 (next door to Bosu’s Wine Shop).  waynesvillewine.com

— APRIL 2017 —

  • Natural Pest Control at the Canton Library with Sarah Scott, Haywood Extension Agent: Thursday, April 6, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.  For more information call the Canton Library at (828) 648-2924 or visit www.haywoodlibrary.libguides.com/givinggarden
  • Mélange in the Mountains Culinary Gala: April 6 beginning at 5:00pm. Join us as we celebrate the culinary talents of our restaurants in Haywood and Jackson Counties. The event will be held at Laurel Ridge Country Club.  (828) 456-3021 or haywoodchamber.com
  • Dine out for Autism: April 12. A community wide fundraising event that brings together restaurants and consumers to help raise funds and awareness for autism. Local restaurants will donate 10% of revenue. More at RichiesAlliance.org
  • Taste: April 13, 5:30-8:30pm. A spectacular evening of food, wine and local beers. Mingle with the area’s top culinary talent, sample award winning wines from all over the world and some of the best local breweries. The Master of Ceremonies & Auctioneer for the evening, Allen Brasington, will have the floor with a live auction.  Proceeds benefit the Olson Huff Center, a Division of Mission Children’s Hospital.  More information at RichiesAlliance.org
  • Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market: 250 Pigeon St, Waynesville 28786 (HART Theater parking lot) (828) 280-1381 or waynesvillefarmersmarket.com  Apr 15 (soft opening), April 22 Grand Opening to end of Oct: Wed & Sat, 8-12 / October: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10-1 / November: Saturdays only, 10-1. Premier producer-only market in Haywood County, featuring a wide variety of food products & heritage crafts. Call for winter market details. WaynesvilleFarmersMarket.com
  • Hands-On Seed Starting at the Canton Library with Sara Martin from Two Trees Farm in Canton: Thursday, April 20, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Come prepared to get your hands dirty and get your seeds off to a healthy start. Participants will leave with seed starts. For more information call the Canton Library at (828) 648-2924 or visit www.haywoodlibrary.libguides.com/givinggarden
  • Corneille Bryan Native Garden Annual Plant Sale: April 29, 9-1:00pm . Some of the rarest, loveliest and most interesting plants in all the world are native only to the southern Appalachians. The Corneille Bryan Native Garden was established to call attention to the unique plant life in the area and to promote its preservation. It features more than 500 species of native plants and is a haven for birdlife. All proceeds support the continuation of this effort! Plant sale located at the top of the Garden, off of County Road  on J B Ivey Street.
  • Tuscola High School Plant Sale: (Opening Day) April 29, 8-12pm.(Other Dates and Times) May 1-5, 8-3:30 pm or until sold out. PLANTS OF ALL TYPESHanging Baskets, Planters, Singles, Etc. Annuals: geraniums, marigolds, impatiens, petunias, coleus, calibrachoas, begonias, ferns, snapdragons, verbena, zinnias, bacopa, lobelia, and more! Perennials: bleeding hearts, phlox, foxglove, coreopsis, clematis, hostas, daylilies, heuchera, hollyhocks, and more! Vegetables: tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, squash, melons, and more! Herbs:  basil, rosemary, cilantro, oregano, and thyme. The greenhouse is located immediately on your right after entering the campus gate at 564 Tuscola School Rd, Waynesville.  (828) 452-1107 or 456-2408 for more information.

— MAY 2017 —

  • Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market: 250 Pigeon St, Waynesville 28786 (HART Theater parking lot) (828) 280-1381 or waynesvillefarmersmarket.com  Apr 15 (soft opening), April 22 Grand Opening to end of Oct: Wed & Sat, 8-12 / October: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10-1 / November: Saturdays only, 10-1. Premier producer-only market in Haywood County, featuring a wide variety of food products & heritage crafts. Call for winter market details. WaynesvilleFarmersMarket.com
  • U PICK Strawberries at the Ten Acre Garden: Contact the farm market to confirm seasonal availability. (828) 235-9667
  • 85th Annual Ramp Festival: May 6-7: 11am-4pm American Legion Field. Live music, food & entertainment. (828) 456-8691
  • Plant Sale at Lake Junaluska: May 10-11: 12-2pm. Purchase plants grown by the talented Lake Junaluska landscaping crew from an on-campus greenhouse. 82 Sleepy Hollow Rd, Lake Junaluska 28745. More information, contact Roddy Ray at (828) 454-6774
  • Whole Bloomin’ Thing Spring Festival: May 13: 9am-5pm Historic Frog Level, Waynesville. Local growers, artisans, music, demonstrations & kid’s activities.  froglevelfestival@yahoo.com
  • Starter Plant Exchange: May 19th from 10-2 @ Waynesville Library Auditorium, 678 S. Haywood St: The Seed Library of Waynesville is hosting its second annual Starter Plant Exchange (vegetables & herbs only). Do you have extra starter plants you would like to share with your fellow gardeners? How about grabbing a few varieties you have never tried before for yourself? This event is drop in, no registration required! If you have questions call Kathy at 828-356-2507 or email at kolsen@haywoodnc.net
  • Original Waynesville Tailgate Market: 171 Legion Dr, Waynesville 28786 (American Legion parking lot) (828) 456-1830 Mid-May to end of Oct: Wed & Sat, 8-12. Farm fresh products grown by Haywood County farmers: fruits, vegetables, honey, cut flowers and nursery stock. Kids & families welcome.
  • Cars & Cornmeal: May 20: 10-3pm Historic Francis Grist Mill.  Old cars, spectators, grinding demonstrations, Mama Moody’s fried pies, local food and more. (828) 456-6307 or francismill.org
  • Peonies in Bloom at Wildcat Ridge Farm: End of May-June. 3553 Panther Creek Rd, Clyde 28721. U Pick or we pick. By appointment only, contact Suzanne Fernandez at (828) 627-6751.

— JUNE 2017 —

  • Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market: 250 Pigeon St, Waynesville 28786 (HART Theater parking lot) (828) 280-1381 or waynesvillefarmersmarket.com  Apr 15 (soft opening), April 22 Grand Opening to end of Oct: Wed & Sat, 8-12 / October: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10-1 / November: Saturdays only, 10-1. Premier producer-only market in Haywood County, featuring a wide variety of food products & heritage crafts. Call for winter market details. WaynesvilleFarmersMarket.com
  • Original Waynesville Tailgate Market: 171 Legion Dr, Waynesville 28786 (American Legion parking lot) (828) 456-1830 Mid-May to end of Oct: Wed & Sat, 8-12. Farm fresh products grown by Haywood County farmers: fruits, vegetables, honey, cut flowers and nursery stock. Kids & families welcome.
  • Appalachian Lifestyle: June 10: 10-5pm Main St, downtown Waynesville. Heritage festival featuring Appalachian food, art, crafts, demonstrations, storytelling, mountain music & dance. (828) 456-3517 or DowntownWaynesville.com
  • ASAP’s Farm Tour: June June 24-25Self-guided driving tour of Appalachian Grown certified farms across Western North Carolina. Purchase a car pass at asapconnections.org or call (828) 236-1282

— JULY 2017 —

  • Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market: 250 Pigeon St, Waynesville 28786 (HART Theater parking lot) (828) 280-1381 or waynesvillefarmersmarket.com  Apr 15 (soft opening), April 22 Grand Opening to end of Oct: Wed & Sat, 8-12 / October: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10-1 / November: Saturdays only, 10-1. Premier producer-only market in Haywood County, featuring a wide variety of food products & heritage crafts. Call for winter market details. WaynesvilleFarmersMarket.com
  • Original Waynesville Tailgate Market: 171 Legion Dr, Waynesville 28786 (American Legion parking lot) (828) 456-1830 Mid-May to end of Oct: Wed & Sat, 8-12. Farm fresh products grown by Haywood County farmers: fruits, vegetables, honey, cut flowers and nursery stock. Kids & families welcome.
  • Cattlemen’s Annual Summer Beef Roast: July 8: 5-8pm Tuscola High School. Fundraising meal of roast beef (made with a local secret recipe). Proceeds support county-based youth livestock programs. (828) 456-3575 for tickets or more information.
  • U PICK Blackberries at the Ten Acre Garden: Mid-July to August. Contact the farm market to confirm seasonal availability. (828) 235-9667
  • Smokin’ in the Valley, WNC BBQ Festival: July 21-22 Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. Official BBQ Festival of Western North Carolina with local restaurant competition on Fri night. KCBS (Kansas City BBQ Society) sanctioned event. (828) 926-1686 or wncbbqfestival.org

— AUGUST 2017 —

  • Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market: 250 Pigeon St, Waynesville 28786 (HART Theater parking lot) (828) 280-1381 or waynesvillefarmersmarket.com  Apr 15 (soft opening), April 22 Grand Opening to end of Oct: Wed & Sat, 8-12 / October: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10-1 / November: Saturdays only, 10-1. Premier producer-only market in Haywood County, featuring a wide variety of food products & heritage crafts. Call for winter market details. WaynesvilleFarmersMarket.com
  • Original Waynesville Tailgate Market: 171 Legion Dr, Waynesville 28786 (American Legion parking lot) (828) 456-1830 Mid-May to end of Oct: Wed & Sat, 8-12. Farm fresh products grown by Haywood County farmers: fruits, vegetables, honey, cut flowers and nursery stock. Kids & families welcome.
  • A Taste of Two Tomatoes: Tomato Tasting & Potluck: August 14: 12-2p at the Waynesville branch of the Haywood County Public Library located at 678 S. Haywood Street in Waynesville. If you are intrigued by all the different varieties of tomatoes out there and want to show off some tasty and beautiful tomatoes that you have grown…this luncheon is for you! Sponsored by theSeed Library of Waynesville and the Friends of the Library, this event is sure to please all tomato lovers. All participants will be expected to bring tomatoes that they have grown and bring a dish to share that has tomatoes in it.Sign up is required, contact Kathy at 828-356-2507 or
  • Haywood County Fair: Aug 24-27 Haywood County Fair Grounds. The fair opens officially on Thursday. However, carnival and rides are open on Wednesday Aug 23rd with free parking. Variety of animals, produce, craft exhibits & rides. Livestock and horseshows, Tractor and Truck Pulls, new this year a Lawn Tractor Pull. Chainsaw carving and other craft demonstrations. Farm Animal Viewing Zoo. Kids day on Saturday with many special events and activities for children. Your typical county fair to bring the community together in celebration of Community. (828) 456-3575 or haywoodcountyfairgrounds.org  for a schedule of events and how to enter your exhibits in the fair or participate in one of the many shows or contests.

— SEPTEMBER 2017 —

  • Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market: 250 Pigeon St, Waynesville 28786 (HART Theater parking lot) (828) 280-1381 or waynesvillefarmersmarket.com  Apr 15 (soft opening), April 22 Grand Opening to end of Oct: Wed & Sat, 8-12 / October: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10-1 / November: Saturdays only, 10-1. Premier producer-only market in Haywood County, featuring a wide variety of food products & heritage crafts. Call for winter market details. WaynesvilleFarmersMarket.com
  • Original Waynesville Tailgate Market: 171 Legion Dr, Waynesville 28786 (American Legion parking lot) (828) 456-1830 Mid-May to end of Oct: Wed & Sat, 8-12. Farm fresh products grown by Haywood County farmers: fruits, vegetables, honey, cut flowers and nursery stock. Kids & families welcome.
  • Sorghum Harvest: September. Hidden Valley Farm. Featuring sorghum grown right on the farm. Call for specific dates. Free event / Open to the public. (828) 450-2232 or hiddenvalleyfarmnc.com
  • 47th Smoky Mountain Folk Festival: September 1-2 Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center. Two nights of the finest traditional music and dance of the Southern Appalachian Region. Info at (800) 222-4930
  • 111th Canton Labor Day Festival, Buy Haywood Farmers Market: September 3-4 Sorrells Street Park, downtown Canton. A tailgate market featuring western North Carolina’s unsung heros. Local farms & artisanal producers. cantonlaborday.com
  • Music at the Mill: Sept 9: 11-4pm Francis Grist Mill. 12th annual event at the 130 yr old mill. Join us for a day of BBQ, bluegrass and more. (828) 456-6307 or francismill.org

— OCTOBER 2017 —

  • Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market: 250 Pigeon St, Waynesville 28786 (HART Theater parking lot) (828) 280-1381 or waynesvillefarmersmarket.com  Apr 15 (soft opening), April 22 Grand Opening to end of Oct: Wed & Sat, 8-12 / October: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10-1 / November: Saturdays only, 10-1. Premier producer-only market in Haywood County, featuring a wide variety of food products & heritage crafts. Call for winter market details. WaynesvilleFarmersMarket.com
  • Original Waynesville Tailgate Market: 171 Legion Dr, Waynesville 28786 (American Legion parking lot) (828) 456-1830 Mid-May to end of Oct: Wed & Sat, 8-12. Farm fresh products grown by Haywood County farmers: fruits, vegetables, honey, cut flowers and nursery stock. Kids & families welcome.
  • Argentina Culinary & Wine Tours with Chef Ricardo & Susanne Fernandez: October 19-November 25, 2017. Experience the finest culinary and wine travel in Argentina – a nation of poets and patriots, cowboys and dancers. In a land dotted with brilliant landscapes, tantalizing aromas, elegance, and world-class wines, we’ve redefined the notion of “getting away from it all” by creating the trip of a lifetime.  More information at chefricardoskitchen.com
  • Apple Harvest Festival: Oct 21: 10-5pm Main St, downtown Waynesville. Premier juried arts and crafts event & celebration of all things apple. Live music & entertainment.  (828) 456-3021 or

— NOVEMBER 2017 —

  • Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market: 250 Pigeon St, Waynesville 28786 (HART Theater parking lot) (828) 280-1381 or waynesvillefarmersmarket.com  Apr 15 (soft opening), April 22 Grand Opening to end of Oct: Wed & Sat, 8-12 / October: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10-1 / November: Saturdays only, 10-1. Premier producer-only market in Haywood County, featuring a wide variety of food products & heritage crafts. Call for winter market details. WaynesvilleFarmersMarket.com
  • Visit with Santa:Nov 24-26 & Dec 2&3 Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farm. Visit Santa in his rustic sleigh for photographs & family fun while you choose the perfect tree.  (828) 926-8888, (828) 506-3513 or boydmountainchristmastreefarm.com

— DECEMBER 2017 —

  • Christmas Worship in a Stable: Date TBD at 3rd Generation Barn Loft & Farm. Experience a Christmas Worship Service in a rustic barn with live animals on one of Haywood’s historic farms. For photos & directions, (828) 648-4094 or 3gbarnloft.com
  • Appalachian Christmas at Lake Junaluska: December 8-9. Events include concerts and a craft show with dozens of local artisans. 91 N. Lakeshore Dr, Lake Junaluska 28745. (800) 222-4930

– Previous Seasons –


 


— MAY 2016 —


  • Plant Sale at Lake Junaluska: May 2, 4, 6: 9a-12 noon. Purchase plants grown by the talented Lake Junaluska landscaping crew from an on-campus greenhouse. 82 Sleepy Hollow Rd, Lake Junaluska 28745. More information, contact Roddy Ray at (828) 454-6774
  • Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market: HART Theater Parking Lot, downtown Waynesville. Market days are Wednesdays & Saturdays, 8-12pm through the end of September. October: Wednesdays & Saturdays, 10-1:00pm. November: Saturdays only, 10-1:00pm. WaynesvilleFarmersMarket.com
  • Whole Bloomin’ Thing Spring Festival: May 7 Historic Frog Level, Waynesville. Local growers, artisans, music, demonstrations & kid’s activities.  froglevelfestival@yahoo.com
  • Epic Elkmont: Amazing Beauty and History in our backyard! Saturday, May 7th from 11-12:30 pm at the Waynesville Library. Learn about the synchronous fireflies that are soon to make an appearance, historic logging and the controversial resort cabins. More info 828-356-2507 or kolsen@haywoodnc.net
  • Advanced Seed Saving Class (taught by Sow True Seeds): May 9, 5pm. Waynesville branch, Haywood County Public Library. Session will cover plant isolation for varietal purity and good saving practices. More info 828-356-2507 or kolsen@haywoodnc.net
  • Original Waynesville Tailgate Market: (Opening day) May 11, 8-12pm. 171 Legion Drive, Waynesville (American Legion Parking Lot). Market days are Wednesdays & Saturdays, 8-12pm to the end of October, 2016.
  • Seed Library Plant Exchange at the Waynesville branch of the Haywood County Public Library: Friday May 13: 1-4 (drop in whenever you like, stay as long as you like!). Waynesville Library Auditorium. Contact Kathy for more information at 828-356-2507 or
  • Cars & Cornmeal: May 14, 10-3:00pm. Historic Francis Grist Mill.  Old cars, spectators, grinding demonstrations, local food and more. (828) 456-6307 or francismill.org
  • Composting with Worms! at the Waynesville Library: May 16, 3:30pm.  Healthy soil makes for healthy plants! This free class on worm composting will get you on your way. (828)356-2507
  • Planting Day at the Canton Library: May 17, 5:00 pm. Help plant the Giving Garden and learn from the Master Gardeners by volunteering to plant.
  • DIY@ the Library presents: Handmade Paper Seed Embedded Gift Cards: May 24, 5:30-6:30pm. Learn how to make seed embedded gift cards out of recycled paper. Plant it and enjoy flowers all summer long! Location: Waynesville Library Auditorium, 678 S. Haywood St. All materials provided. SIGN UP REQUIRED 828-356-2507 or kolsen@haywoodnc.net
  • ASAP’s Agritourism and Direct Marketing Workshop: Monday, May 23: 4-6p (free dinner provided) RSVP by May 13. Session is designed for farmers interested in building their customer base and connecting with their communities. Learn more about considerations for safely and effectively hosting farm visitors on your farm and gain practical strategies for direct marketing your products. Network and discuss challenges and opportunities over dinner with other farms in the region and go home with materials, tools, and resources to help strengthen your farm business. Location: Shelton Family Farms, 500 Thomas Cove Rd, Whittier, NC 28789. Hosted by: ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project), Jackson County Farmers Market, and William Shelton of Shelton Family Farms. For more information: call or email Robin Lenner at robin@asapconnections.org or 828-236-1282
  • Kids Planting Day at the Canton Library: May 24, 4:00 pm. Help plant the Giving Garden and learn from the Master Gardeners by volunteering to plant.

— JUNE 2016 —


  • Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market: HART Theater Parking Lot, downtown Waynesville. Market days are Wednesdays & Saturdays, 8-12pm through the end of September. October: Wednesdays & Saturdays, 10-1:00pm. November: Saturdays only, 10-1:00pm. WaynesvilleFarmersMarket.com
  • Original Waynesville Tailgate Market: 171 Legion Drive, Waynesville (American Legion Parking Lot). Market days are Wednesdays & Saturdays, 8-12pm to the end of October, 2016.
  • U PICK Raspberries at the Ten Acre Garden: Contact the farm market to confirm seasonal availability. (828) 235-9667
  • 21st Annual Ole Smoky Antique Tractor and Engine Show: June 3-4 Haywood County Fairgrounds. Antique Tractor Show, Hit & Miss Engines, crafts. (828) 627-0137 or (828) 400-4136 olesmokytractorclub.com
  • Kid’s Corner Market “All About Seeds!” at Original Waynesville Tailgate Market: 171 Legion Drive (American Legion Parking Lot). More information, contact Vicky Rogers at 828.456.1830
  • Appalachian Lifestyle Celebration: June 11: 10-5pm Main St, downtown Waynesville. Heritage festival featuring Appalachian food, art, crafts, demonstrations, storytelling, mountain music & dance. (828) 456-3517 or DowntownWaynesville.com
  • “Pollinate, Propagate, Cultivate” Haywood County Garden Tour: June 18, 9-4:00 pm. Presented by Haywood County Extension Center & Master Gardener Volunteers. Tickets go on sale May 7 at the Whole Bloomin’ Thing Festival: $15 in advance, $20 on the day.   Email mgtour2016@charter.net or call (828) 456-3575
  • Planting for Pollinators at the Canton Library: June 21, 5:30 pm. Celebrate pollinators and learn about the types of plants that help them thrive with Master Gardener Dr. Bill Skelton.
  • ASAP’s Farm Tour: June 25-26 Self-guided driving tour of Appalachian Grown certified farms across Western North Carolina. Purchase a car pass at asapconnections.org or call (828) 236-1282

— JULY 2016 —


  • Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market: HART Theater Parking Lot, downtown Waynesville. Market days are Wednesdays & Saturdays, 8-12pm through the end of September. October: Wednesdays & Saturdays, 10-1:00pm. November: Saturdays only, 10-1:00pm. WaynesvilleFarmersMarket.com
  • Original Waynesville Tailgate Market: 171 Legion Drive, Waynesville (American Legion Parking Lot). Market days are Wednesdays & Saturdays, 8-12pm to the end of October, 2016.
  • Cattlemen’s Annual Summer Beef Roast: July 9: 5-8pm Tuscola High School. Fundraising meal of roast beef (made with a local secret recipe). Proceeds support county-based youth livestock programs. (828) 456-3575
  • Be a Soil Hero! Composting at the Canton Library: July 12, 5:30 pm. Learn how to use kitchen scraps, leaves, and lawn waste to create “Gardener’s Gold” that will enrich your garden’s soil with Master Gardener Mary Decker.
  • Folkmoot 2016! Many Cultures Children’s Carnival: July 23. Join us for the carnival, a new event of the annual Folkmoot Festival and held, for the first time at the Folkmoot Friendship Center. The carnival will feature musical and dance performances by the visiting festival dance troupes, creative activities, delicious foods and beverages, arts, crafts and community vendors. Activities will include community dance lessons with our performers and hosted performances in the Sam Love Queen Auditorium. There is no entrance fee to the outdoor events. Indoor performances cost $10/adults; $5/kids; families for $30. FolkmootUSA.org
  • Smokin’ in the Valley, WNC BBQ Festival: July 22-23 Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. Official BBQ Festival of Western North Carolina with local restaurant competition on Fri night. KCBS (Kansas City BBQ Society) sanctioned event. (828) 926-1686 or wncbbqfestival.org

— AUGUST 2016 —


  • Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market: HART Theater Parking Lot, downtown Waynesville. Market days are Wednesdays & Saturdays, 8-12pm through the end of September. October: Wednesdays & Saturdays, 10-1:00pm. November: Saturdays only, 10-1:00pm. WaynesvilleFarmersMarket.com
  • Original Waynesville Tailgate Market: 171 Legion Drive, Waynesville (American Legion Parking Lot). Market days are Wednesdays & Saturdays, 8-12pm to the end of October, 2016.
  • Dahlia Garden at Haywood Community College: In bloom mid-August to the end of October (weather permitting). At Haywood Community College Campus & Arboretum. Located across from Student Services building. The garden is home to 400 plants and over 250 varieties. Haywood.edu
  • Mountain Cooking Club, “Summer brunch al fresco” with Chef Ricardo Fernandez: August 20, 10:30a-1:00p. Chef Ricardo Fernandez, former owner/head chef of Lomo Grill operates the Mountain Cooking Club with his wife Suzanne, featuring a variety of classes celebrating local, seasonal ingredients, many from their own Wildcat Ridge Farm in Clyde. (Appetizer) Seared eggplant stuffed with goat cheese, sun dried tomatoes & basil /  Roasted red pepper coulis, fresh arugula. (Main course) Ultimate quiche Lorraine  Bacon, onions and Gruyere cheese, farm salad. (Dessert) Fresh peach Melba / Raspberry coulis and vanilla ice cream.Class fee: $65 plus $1 for Mountain Cooking Club 2016 membership dues. To reserve your space, please mail a check (payable to Ricardo Fernandez), 3553 Panther Creek Rd, Clyde, NC 28721. Reservations confirmed upon receipt of payment. Please call Suzanne with any questions: 828.246.7465
  • Haywood County Fair: Aug 23-28 Haywood County Fair Grounds. Variety of animals, produce, craft exhibits & rides. Your typical county fair. (828) 456-3575 or haywoodcountyfairgrounds.org
  • Food Preservation Class at the Canton Library: Aug. 24, 9:30 am.  Learn how to can and preserve your harvest with Julie Sawyer. Class will be held at the Canton Community Kitchen.

— SEPTEMBER 2016 —


  • Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market: HART Theater Parking Lot, downtown Waynesville. Market days are Wednesdays & Saturdays, 8-12pm through the end of September. October: Wednesdays & Saturdays, 10-1:00pm. November: Saturdays only, 10-1:00pm. WaynesvilleFarmersMarket.com
  • Original Waynesville Tailgate Market: 171 Legion Drive, Waynesville (American Legion Parking Lot). Market days are Wednesdays & Saturdays, 8-12pm to the end of October, 2016.
  • 11th Annual Music at the Mill at Francis Grist Mill: September 17, 11-4pm. Join us for a day of BBQ, bluegrass and more! FrancesMill.org
  • Dahlia Garden at Haywood Community College: In bloom mid-August to the end of October (weather permitting). At Haywood Community College Campus & Arboretum. Located across from Student Services building. The garden is home to 400 plants and over 250 varieties. Haywood.edu
  • Canton Labor Day Festival, Buy Haywood Farmers Market: September 4-5 Sorrells Street Park, downtown Canton. A tailgate market featuring western North Carolina’s unsung heros. Local farms & artisanal producers. cantonlaborday.com
  • Cooking with Herbs at the Canton Library: Sept. 13, 9:30 pm. Learn how to cook with herbs from your garden with Julie Sawyer. Class will be held at the Canton Community Kitchen.
  • Cold Mountain Corn Maze: Opens toward the end of September. Contact the farm directly for days/times. Groups welcome! (828) 648-8575
  • Fall Harvest Festival at Lake Junaluska: September 30-October 2. Celebrate fall at Lake Junaluska with a weekend of music and fun. Including concerts by the Lake Junaluska Singers. 91 N. Lakeshore Dr, Lake Junaluska 28745. (800) 222-4930

— OCTOBER 2016 —


  • Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market: HART Theater Parking Lot, downtown Waynesville. Market days are Wednesdays & Saturdays, 8-12pm through the end of September. October: Wednesdays & Saturdays, 10-1:00pm. November: Saturdays only, 10-1:00pm. WaynesvilleFarmersMarket.com
  • Original Waynesville Tailgate Market: 171 Legion Drive, Waynesville (American Legion Parking Lot). Market days are Wednesdays & Saturdays, 8-12pm to the end of October, 2016.
  • Dahlia Garden at Haywood Community College: In bloom mid-August to the end of October (weather permitting). At Haywood Community College Campus & Arboretum. Located across from Student Services building. The garden is home to 400 plants and over 250 varieties. Haywood.edu
  • 28th Apple Harvest Festival: Oct 15: 10-5pm Main St, downtown Waynesville. Premier juried arts and crafts event & celebration of all things apple. Live music & entertainment.  (828) 456-3021 or haywoodapplefest.com

— NOVEMBER 2016 —


  • Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market: HART Theater Parking Lot, downtown Waynesville. Market days are Wednesdays & Saturdays, 8-12pm through the end of September. October: Wednesdays & Saturdays, 10-1:00pm. November: Saturdays only, 10-1:00pm. WaynesvilleFarmersMarket.com

— DECEMBER 2016 —


  • Christmas Worship in a Stable: Dec 3: 5:30-6:15pm at 3rd Generation Barn Loft & Farm. Experience a Christmas Worship Service in a rustic barn with live animals on one of Haywood’s Historic farms. For photos & directions, (828) 648-4094 or 3gbarnloft.com
  • Appalachian Christmas at Lake Junaluska: December 8-11. Events include concerts and a craft show with dozens of local artisans. 91 N. Lakeshore Dr, Lake Junaluska 28745. (800) 222-4930
  • Visit with Santa: Nov 24-27 & Dec 3-4
    Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farm. Visit Santa in his rustic sleigh for photographs & family fun while you choose the perfect tree.  (828) 926-8888, (828) 506-3513 or boydmountainchristmastreefarm.com