1898 Waverly Inn

We had a wonderful time at your inn!  We definitely hope to visit a couple times a year. Keep up the wonderful work! ~ Winston Salem, NC

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Festivals & Special Events

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.

January Events in and around Hendersonville near 1898 Waverly Inn

January 16 - 18  American Kennel Club (AKC) Dog Agility Trial
McGough Arena, Western North Carolina Agricultural Center
1301 Fanning Bridge Rd , Fletcher NC
Dogs jump hurdles, race through tunnels and climb over A-frames at high speed. Free admission, spectators are welcome.

January 11, 2015  - March 19th Winter at Biltmore
Discover our great indoors at America's largest home. Be immersed in the intricate details and artistic touches found in Biltmore House and get a glimpse of tropical beauty in the Conservatory filled with palms, ferns, and orchids. At Antler Hill Village & Winery, enjoy free guided winery tours and exhibits of the Vanderbilts' personal treasures.

January  30, 31  Indoor Motocross
McGough Arena - Western North Carolina Agricultural Center
Victory Sports produces championship motocross events for everyone. Whether you are a true beginner or a Pro-Am rider looking for advancement points, we have events for you.
Sunday races are amateur only.

January 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.

January 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.

January 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.

January 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.

January 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

January 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.

February Events in and around Hendersonville near 1898 Waverly Inn

January 11, 2015  - March 19th Winter at Biltmore
Discover our great indoors at America's largest home. Be immersed in the intricate details and artistic touches found in Biltmore House and get a glimpse of tropical beauty in the Conservatory filled with palms, ferns, and orchids. At Antler Hill Village & Winery, enjoy free guided winery tours and exhibits of the Vanderbilts' personal treasures.

February 6 - Jupiter at Opposition
This area is a wonderful place to see stars and planets. 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. The darker it is, the more stars you can see. If it's dark enough to see the big dipper, you will be able to see Jupiter on February 6. The giant planet will be at its closest approach to Earth. Earth will be directly between Jupiter and the sun, so its face will be fully illuminated.

Jupiter will rise at sunset, be directly overheat at midnight and set at dawn. It will be the brightest star in the sky (except maybe Venus at certain times of the night). Jupiter will stay visible all night. It will be east at nightfall and early evening. Around midnight, look straight up. By dawn, it will be setting to the west. A good pair of binoculars should even allow you to see Jupiter's four largest moons, appearing as bright dots on either side of the planet.

February 11, 2015 - May 25th Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times at Biltmore
See costumes from Downton Abbey at the Biltmore House in Asheville. The costumes will be displayed arranged to illustrate connections between events from the show and life at the Vanderbilt estate during the same early 20th century era. "Ranging from servants’ uniforms to lavish evening gowns, the award-winning costumes reflect how world events—the sinking of Titanic, World War I, the Jazz Age, and the evolving roles of women—influenced fashions."

February 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.

February 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.

February 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.

February 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.

February 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

February 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.

More Event Sites & Information

March of the Leprechauns Festival & Parade
Slice of Hendersonville Public Art Display
Olde Tyme Music Festival
Garden Jubilee
Main Street Sidewalk Antique Show
Chalk It Up!
Blue Ridge BBQ Festival, Tryon, NC
If you love NC Barbeque check out the NC Barbecue Society.
Folkmoot USA
Bele Chere 
NC Apple Festival
NC Mountain State Fair
Art on Main
Foothills Highland Games
Olde Fashioned Hendersonville Christmas