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Events & Festivals in Hendersonville, NC

1898 Waverly Inn in Hendersonville, North Carolina is conveniently located to many North Carolina festivals. During your stay, experience festivals celebrating western North Carolina's unique take on music, art, the holidays and more. You will appreciate the comfortable setting of our historic inn as a place to start out from and return to after a day of activities and celebrations. Whether you're visiting with friends or family, the atmosphere at our B&B is uplifting and one that you won't soon forget.

March Events in and around Hendersonville near 1898 Waverly Inn

March 12 to 29 The Wizard of Oz - Flatrock Playhouse Downtown
Experience the magic and adventure of this classic tale! The Downtown Playhouse Flat Rock Playhouse Youth Theatre presents The Wizard of Oz.
Ruby slippers not required for this journey.
Price: $10 Students, $18 Adults

March 20 & 21 Bullmania 2015
McGough Arena, Western North Carolina Agricultural Center
1301 Fanning Bridge Rd, Fletcher NC
Gold Buckle Seating: $18 Advance / $20 At Door
General Admission (Adult): $15 Advance / $17 At Door
Kids 4-11: $5 Kids under 3: FREE!

Get ready for thrilling Bucking Broncos, astonishing Barrel Racing and ABSOLUTELY death defying Bull Riding!

March 20 to May 25 A Gardener’s Place Seminars at Biltmore
Included with estate admission
Daily free demonstrations at A Gardener’s Place Gift Shop, located beneath the Conservatory, for featuring gardening and floral topics.
Spring Seminars:
1:00 p.m.—Exquisite orchids for beginners
2:00 p.m.—Nurturing treasured houseplants

March 20 to May 25 Biltmore Blooms
Included with estate admission
Admire the progression of blossoms throughout all the gardens at Biltmore this spring, ranging from daffodils and stunning tulips to beautiful azaleas and fragrant roses. Biltmore House joins the festivities as well, with a bountiful display of orchids in the indoor Winter Garden and stunning arrangements throughout.

March 27 & 28 Biltmore Warehouse Sale - Open to the Public
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
2000 Riverside Drive, Asheville NC
Garden & Home Decor - Get your spring off to a great start and take advantage of tremendous savings at Biltmore's seasonal warehouse sale.
Save up to 50% on garden and home decor, jewelry, apparel and more!

March 27 to 29 Arabian Spring Classic Horse Show
McGough Arena, Western North Carolina Agricultural Center
1301 Fanning Bridge Rd, Fletcher NC

 

March 2015  Western North Carolina Air Museum
1340 Gilbert Street, Hendersonville, NC.
Wednesday and Sunday Noon until 5:00; Saturday 10:00 until 5:00 pm
Come back in time to the Western North Carolina Air Museum. You won't find airplanes under glass. You won't find velvet ropes to keep you away. You won't find guards and ticket sellers and concessionaires.You'll only find airplanes and people who love them.
Admission and Parking are free.

March 2015  Golden Age "Coming of the Railroad" Exhibit
Henderson County Heritage Museum
1 Historic Courthouse Square , Hendersonville NC
Apple Valley Model Railroad Club's replica of the Saluda Mountain Grade, the steepest main-line standard gauge railroad in the United States, will be on display, along with other artifacts; & the Civil War Exhibit, artifacts of military weaponry & uniforms dating back to the war; Henderson County Heritage Museum, free to the public.

March 2015  Turn of the Century Country Store Exhibit
Henderson County Heritage Museum
1 Historic Courthouse Square , Hendersonville NC
A continuation of The Golden Age with a turn of the century county store. The Shepard store is complete with a video host from the past.

March 2015  Civil War Exhibit
Henderson County Heritage Museum
1 Historic Courthouse Square , Hendersonville NC
A commemoration of the sesquicentennial anniversary of the American Civil War. An extensive collection of never-before-seen military weaponry & accoutrements, dating back 150 years.

March 2015  Team ECCO Ocean Center and Aquarium
511 N Main Street, Hendersonville, NC.
Join Team ECCO for a visit under the sea, check out cool fish, and meet some awesome young marine biologists! This local aquarium houses over 75 species of marine and fresh water animals including turtles, tortoises, lizards, geckos, lion fish, eels, sting rays, marine invertebrates, budding soft corals, puffers, clowns, dwarf angels, butterflies, and upside down jellies! A shark research project is monitoring the development of 2 bamboo shark pups. Team ECCO is staffed by volunteers, mostly students, who will answer your questions, guide you, or tell you cool facts.
$3.00 per person

March 2015 Historic Johnson Farm
3346 Haywood Road, Hendersonville, NC
Take a guided tour, visit the animals, wander the nature trails or picnic at Historic Johnson Farm. There are 10 historic structures on 15 acres of forest, fields and streams.
September through May Tuesday - Friday
June through August Monday - Thursday
Tours for the public are at 10:30 am.  Tour fees are $5 for adults, $3 for students K-12, and preschoolers are free.
The grounds are free and open to the public for walking on operating days.

April Events in and around Hendersonville near 1898 Waverly Inn

till May 25 A Gardener’s Place Seminars at Biltmore
Included with estate admission
Daily free demonstrations at A Gardener’s Place Gift Shop, located beneath the Conservatory, for featuring gardening and floral topics.
Spring Seminars:
1:00 p.m.—Exquisite orchids for beginners
2:00 p.m.—Nurturing treasured houseplants

till May 25 Biltmore Blooms
Included with estate admission
Admire the progression of blossoms throughout all the gardens at Biltmore this spring, ranging from daffodils and stunning tulips to beautiful azaleas and fragrant roses. Biltmore House joins the festivities as well, with a bountiful display of orchids in the indoor Winter Garden and stunning arrangements throughout.

April 6 - 12 - Spring Break Family Fun
Chimney Rock State Park

The resident education animals are the stars of these programs, led by a Park naturalist, who will explain each animal’s role in our ecosystem, how they came to live at the Park and lessons on what we can do to help protect wildlife.

April 10 & 11 - BBQ Cookoff & Bluegrass
WNC Farmers Market

Join the WNC Farmers Market throughout the year for special events and promotions. The schedule changes monthly depending on the availability of produce, herbs or other commodities commonly sold on the market, so keep checking the calendar for events the whole family can enjoy!.

April 16 to 19 & 23 to 26 - Music on the Rock: The Music of Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons - Flatrock Playhouse Downtown

Tribute concert featuring the hits of Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons

Night of April 21 - Lyrids Meteor Shower

Have you seen a meteor shower? This area is a wonderful place to see shooting stars. The overlooks on the parkway are ideal or just drive far enough out of town and look up. Find any dark, secluded spot where oncoming car headlights will not periodically ruin your night vision. If it's dark enough to see the big dipper, it's dark enough to see falling stars. But, the darker it is, the more stars you can see and the more shooting stars you will see.

April 16 to 19 & 23 to 26 -Donny Edwards Live! An Authentic Heart & Soul Tribute to "The King"
Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage

A respected veteran and grand champion of two of the biggest Elvis contests in the world! Donny has now officially become a Las Vegas casino headliner act with his own show! During Elvis Week ’13, in Memphis, TN, Donny was given the honor of being the ONLY Elvis tribute artist to have been given permission by Elvis Presley Enterprises, since 1977 to perform his show on the estate grounds of Graceland and at the same time, was commissioned an Honorary Tennessean by the Governor of Tennessee.

Donny has performed Elvis for 12 years now, both in the US and internationally. He has performed for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the NASCAR family, Marie Osmond, Bill Medley of the Righteous Bros. and many of Elvis’s own friends and co-stars. He has appeared on ABC’s “Monday Night Football”, MTV’s “Viva La Bam” and CBS’ soap opera, “The Young & the Restless”. He appeared in 3 TV commercials as Elvis, including the UK’s “Kingsmill Bread”, he’s even been on the cover of 2 published books! Donny was the top star performer at Las Vegas’ famous “Elvis-A-Rama” museum for 3 years. He was among the top 3 finalists on ABC’s TV show, "The Next Best Thing" in the summer of 2007. Donny was also 3 times chosen (2007, 2008 & 2009) by Elvis Presley Enterprises as one of the Top 3 Elvis Tribute Artists in the world. He has since given up contests to focus on his own professional level tribute shows. He has performed everywhere across the US and in such countries as Canada, Japan, Australia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Chile and in Europe to tremendous response. At the Santiago Arena, Donny performed to a sold out show of 12,000! In Waco, Texas, 25,000!

April 25 Spring Festival at the Farm - Historic Johnson Farm
3346 Haywood Road, Hendersonville, NC

10:00 AM till 4:00 PM

Fun for the whole family, arts & crafts, pound cake sale, house tours, food, entertainment, wagon & tractor rides, free parking.

Western North Carolina Air Museum
1340 Gilbert Street, Hendersonville, NC.
Wednesday and Sunday Noon until 5:00; Saturday 10:00 until 5:00 pm
Come back in time to the Western North Carolina Air Museum. You won't find airplanes under glass. You won't find velvet ropes to keep you away. You won't find guards and ticket sellers and concessionaires.You'll only find airplanes and people who love them.
Admission and Parking are free.

Golden Age "Coming of the Railroad" Exhibit
Henderson County Heritage Museum
1 Historic Courthouse Square , Hendersonville NC
Apple Valley Model Railroad Club's replica of the Saluda Mountain Grade, the steepest main-line standard gauge railroad in the United States, will be on display, along with other artifacts; & the Civil War Exhibit, artifacts of military weaponry & uniforms dating back to the war; Henderson County Heritage Museum, free to the public.

Turn of the Century Country Store Exhibit
Henderson County Heritage Museum
1 Historic Courthouse Square , Hendersonville NC
A continuation of The Golden Age with a turn of the century county store. The Shepard store is complete with a video host from the past.

Civil War Exhibit
Henderson County Heritage Museum
1 Historic Courthouse Square , Hendersonville NC
A commemoration of the sesquicentennial anniversary of the American Civil War. An extensive collection of never-before-seen military weaponry & accoutrements, dating back 150 years.

Team ECCO Ocean Center and Aquarium
511 N Main Street, Hendersonville, NC.
Join Team ECCO for a visit under the sea, check out cool fish, and meet some awesome young marine biologists! This local aquarium houses over 75 species of marine and fresh water animals including turtles, tortoises, lizards, geckos, lion fish, eels, sting rays, marine invertebrates, budding soft corals, puffers, clowns, dwarf angels, butterflies, and upside down jellies! A shark research project is monitoring the development of 2 bamboo shark pups. Team ECCO is staffed by volunteers, mostly students, who will answer your questions, guide you, or tell you cool facts.
$3.00 per person

Historic Johnson Farm
3346 Haywood Road, Hendersonville, NC
Take a guided tour, visit the animals, wander the nature trails or picnic at Historic Johnson Farm. There are 10 historic structures on 15 acres of forest, fields and streams.
September through May Tuesday - Friday
June through August Monday - Thursday
Tours for the public are at 10:30 am.  Tour fees are $5 for adults, $3 for students K-12, and preschoolers are free.
The grounds are free and open to the public for walking on operating days.

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