What You Need to Know If You Go To Oktoberfest

by: Luke Wherry • 09/30/2019

We’ve been waiting all year for this and it’s finally here! The 5th annual Sierra Nevada OktoberFest happens at 5 p.m. Oct. 12 at Six Row Field, 100 Sierra Nevada Way in Mills River. It’s the music, the entertainment (like glass blowing), the food, the contests, and, of course, the beer. Come in costume and […]

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The Mystique of North Carolina’s Bat Cave

by: Dan Gibbs • 09/30/2019

Bat Cave, North Carolina is an unincorporated community that sits along the Henderson County/Rutherford County border in North Carolina. Bat Cave received a boost in popularity when the movie Batman starring Michael Keaton came out in 1989. People sent letters to the Bat Cave Post Office just to get the Bat Cave postmark.            The bat […]

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Preview of Hendersonville’s Farm City Day

by: Luke Wherry • 09/30/2019

Driving east on Fourth Avenue, just a few blocks beyond Main Street, is Jackson Park. Jackson Park is a favorite of locals and tourists alike because it has so much to offer. This park is an expansive treasure trove of trails, playgrounds, and baseball fields. The Oklawaha Greenway begins at Berkley Mills Park and runs […]

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Bearfootin’ continues in downtown until Oct. 19

by: Luke Wherry • 09/24/2019

Head to Downtown Hendersonville for Bearfootin’ Public Art Walk through October 19. Twenty bears, designed by various artists, are on display through October 19 along Main Street between Allen and Fifth avenues. People are encouraged to walk along the five-block display to take their picture with their favorite decorated bear. On the 19th, an auction is […]

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Preview of Ol’ Timey Day in Hendersonville

by: Luke Wherry • 09/16/2019

Drive along Church Street in downtown Hendersonville, and you will find the Curb Market. The Curb Market is a quaint indoor market that is open three days a week- Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. This market has been a part of Henderson County since 1924. The Curb Market began its life as a way for farmers […]

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5 Date Night Ideas that won’t Break the Bank

by: Mandy Henderly • 08/28/2019

Coming up with date night ideas can always be challenging. So often, couples end up of falling into the dinner and a movie rut, which can be costly, especially if that couple also has to pay for a babysitter. Thankfully in Henderson County, we have options of low-cost date nights that are not only much […]

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History of The Saluda Historic Depot and Museum

by: Dan Gibbs • 08/28/2019

     The small town of Saluda, North Carolina got its start as a railroad town on July 4, 1878 when the first train arrived in Saluda. The town was originally named Pace’s Gap and was a stopover for drover’s and trader’s on their way to western North Carolina or back down the mountain to points south. […]

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The North Carolina Mountain State Fair

by: Dan Gibbs • 08/28/2019

     The Mountain State Fair is an event at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in September of every year. The fair begins the weekend after Labor Day and lasts for 10 days and the fair is also the third largest fair in North Carolina. The fair celebrates the heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountains and […]

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History of DuPont State Recreational Forest

by: Dan Gibbs • 08/28/2019

     The DuPont State Recreational Forest is almost 10,500 acres of forest, hiking trails, lakes, waterfalls, and the Little River traverses the property. The DuPont State Recreational Forest sits on the Henderson/Transylvania County border in North Carolina.       The original deed for the land that was to become part of the DuPont State Recreational Forest goes back […]

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History of The Tryon International Equestrian Center

by: Dan Gibbs • 08/28/2019

     The Tryon area of western North Carolina has a long history of promoting horses and equestrian activities. The Tryon Riding and Hunt Club was founded in 1925 by Carter P. Brown and the organization “was dedicated to promoting all phases of equestrian sport” (carolinahorsefarmsandmore.com).      Several events were established to promote equestrian activities, many of which […]

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