Take the Family to the Elijah Mountain Gem Mine

by: David Lawson • 12/03/2019

Elijah Gem Mining Elijah Mountain 2120 Brevard Road Hendersonville, NC 828.692.6560 The gem mine on Elijah Mountain is Western North Carolina’s go-to for a day of mining and family fun. Your inner prospector will come alive as you mine for gems and gold as the settlers of the Blue Ridge Mountains did and continue to […]

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Experience Winter Lights at the N.C. Arboretum

by: Luke Wherry • 12/01/2019

The North Carolina Arboretum features its annual Winter Lights every night from 6-10 p.m. through Jan. 4. The Arboretum’s gardens feature unique displays and landscapes of hundreds of thousands of holiday lights. Winter Lights features interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more. Proceeds from Winter Lights help […]

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5 Hendersonville-area Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving (2019)

by: David Lawson • 11/18/2019

As Thanksgiving draws near, ordering the dinner is as easy as a run to the market for the turkey, vegetables, and deserts. Others will make reservations at one of Hendersonville’s best restaurants or making a call to order dinner. Afterward, a long afternoon of watching football that drags on into the evening. The perfect Thanksgiving…right? […]

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Know Before You Go: The Hendersonville Christmas Parade

by: Mandy Henderly • 11/18/2019

Main Street hosts several parades throughout the year, but the most special parade is the Christmas parade. Each year, locals and tourists alike line Main Street to enjoy an old fashioned holiday parade. It’s a great way to jump start the holiday season with plenty of good cheer. Here are a couple of quick facts […]

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Enjoy Hiking, Kayaking, Tubing And More At Green River Cove

by: Dan Gibbs • 11/18/2019

     The Green River Cove area of Henderson/Polk County is a rugged wilderness that is rich in history, legend, and natural beauty. The Green River is a destination for outdoor enthusiasts because of the hiking, kayaking, and tubing.       It is believed that the Cherokee Indians first started spreading into western North Carolina at the beginning of […]

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Concert Choir Presents ‘Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest’

by: Luke Wherry • 11/14/2019

With Hendersonville full of Christmas spirit and joy, the Carolina Concert Choir joyfully presents Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest on December 6th at 7:30 pm and December 7th at 3:00 pm at the Grace Lutheran Church. The concert presents a collection of Hispanic America folk music lending the Christmas season a Southwest flare. […]

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7 Things to Do in Hendersonville During the Thanksgiving Weekend

by: Luke Wherry • 11/14/2019

Soon, Thanksgiving will pass. Some of the family have left to return home, but you decided to stay for the long weekend. The question now is what to do for the next 24 hours. Hendersonville and the immediate surrounding area is filled with attractions for the entire family. Below are a few of the many […]

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Here Comes Santa Street Lighting Planned

by: Luke Wherry • 11/11/2019

Hendersonville officially kicks off the Christmas season on Nov. 29, the Friday after Thanksgiving, with it’s annual Here Comes Santa Street Lighting with the long-awaited arrival of Santa.  The town welcomes everyone on the Historic Courthouse Square at 5:00 pm to ring in the Christmas season with carols while warming themselves with cider and hot […]

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8 of The Best Holiday Events in the Hendersonville Area (2019)

by: Luke Wherry • 11/11/2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year in the most beautiful area of the Carolinas! Hendersonville is well known as a beautiful community in the summer and as our seasons change, but a season sometimes overlooked is the holiday season. We put together some of the area’s best events to fill up your calendar […]

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Inaugural 7th Avenue Historic District Tours Planned

by: Luke Wherry • 10/28/2019

It’s where the steam engines rolled into town and was the place to be in Hendersonville during the Gilded Age — 7th Avenue. The memories of candy stores, summer visitors and business how it used to be will be talked about during the inaugural 7th Avenue District Tour at 10 a.m. Nov. 9 beginning at […]

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