Madison County

What's Happening in Madison County, North Carolina
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Week of October 16 - 23, 2019 
  • Thursday, October 17 from 5pm to 8pm: "Swept Away"--a Broom exhibit opening at the Mars Hill Arts Center, 90 S. Main St in downtown Marshall. Exhibit runs through December 9. Information at or call 828 649-1301.
  • Friday through Sunday, October 18 - 20: Clybourne Park, a performance by the Mars Hill University Drama Department.  Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm at the Owen Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults. For more information, contact the box office at (828) 689-1377 or at
  • Saturday, October 19: Inaugural MHU Homecoming 5K Race. SIGN UP at link
  • Monday, October 21 from 2pm to 3pm: A presentation on the "Music of the North Carolina Textile Mills" with Saro Lunch-Thomason.  FREE and open to the public.  Liston B Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies-- inside Renfro Library on the MHU campus. For information, contact Leila Weinstein at 689-1115.
Every Week or Month
  • Third Thursdays in Marshall from 5pm to 8pm: Every month on the third Thursday, enjoy galleries, open studios & shops + happenings and eats & drinks at local restaurants.  October 17, November 21, December 19
  • Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10am to 5pm:   "Claiming Nature" exhibit by Emily Reason at Flow in downtown Marshall.  Information at 828 649-1686.  Exhibit runs through November 2.
  • Thursdays through Sundays from 11am to 5pm:  Exhibit entitled "Elements of Hand and Mind" at the Rural Heritage Museum on the Mars Hill University campus. A selection of historic Southern Highland Crafts.  FREE and open to the public. Information at 828 689-1651 Exhibit runs through January 25, 2020.
  • October 1 through October 31: Leila Canter's exhibit of acrylic painting at Zuma Coffee in downtown Marshall. Opening Celebration on October 17th from 5 to 8pm. Information at 
  • Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm:  Julyan Davis exhibit: The Murder Ballads at Weizenblatt Gallery inside Moore auditorium. September 25 through October 18. Free and open to the public. 
  • 2nd and 4th Thursdays: Trivia Night at MadCo Brew House located at 45 N. Main St. in downtown Marshall starting at 7:30 - fun for those who think they know-it-all.
  • Mondays from 7 to 9 pm: Open Mic Night and Thursdays From 7 to 9pm: Live Music Both are at Stackhouse Restaurant, 37 S. Main Street, Mars Hill. 680-1213
  • Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:00 at Zuma, 7 N. Main St, downtown Marshall. 649-1617 Open Mic with hosts Linda Jarvis and Jerry Burns.
  • Thursdays at 7pm at Zuma, 7 N. Main St, downtown Marshall: FREE music with "Bluegrass Jam" featuring Bobby Hicks and friends 649-1617
  • Fridays at 6:30pm at The Depot, 282 S. Main St, downtown Marshall: FREE traditional music and dancing.649-2332. (Closed 1st Friday of December)
  • One Saturday each month:  Horse Sense of the Carolinas offers FREE mini-experiential at the farm. Email  Upcoming:  November 16, December 7
  • Farmers Markets: 
    • Spring Creek: 2nd & 4th Saturdays from 9am to 2pm (except May 11) at the Community Center
    • Mars Hill: Saturdays from 9am to 1pm on College Street
    • Marshall: Sundays from Noon to 4pm on the Island
    • Hot Springs: Saturdays from 10am to 2pm on Bridge Street
  • Saturday at 7:30pm: Rodeo at the Madison County Fairgrounds. $10 for tickets. Every other Saturday beginning May 18 ( October 26, November 9). Contact 828-206-6969 for more information.
 Planning Ahead
  • Saturday, October 26 at 7:30pm: Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas in concert. Scottish fiddle music at The Arts Center, 90 S. Main St in downtown Marshall. $20 in advance & $25 day of the show. Tickets and Information at or call 828 649-1301.
  • Sunday, November 3 from 11am to 5pm:  WNC Fermenting Festival. Free to attend and Free demonstrations.  At the NC Cooperative Extension Office, 258 Carolina Lane, Marshall.  For information,
  • November 6, 2019, from 3:30 to 8 p.m Exhibit on celebration of the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote entitled "She Changed the World." At the Liston Ramsey Center in the MHU Library.  Free and open to the public. Presentations in afternoon and evening. For more info go to or contact Karen Paar at (828) 689-1262 or
 Contact us to learn more about the wide variety of experiences available in our beautiful county
Provided by: Madison County Tourism Development Authority and Madison County Visitor Center


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