Madison County

Week of April May 15 - 22, 2019
  • Tuesday, May 14: Plan to have a meal at Bonnie & Clyde's on the bypass in Marshall to benefit the Appalachian Barn Alliance. Information at
  • Thursday, May 16 from 5 to 8pm: Opening Reception at Outpost Gallery, 62 South Main Street in Marshall. Exhibit of "Dire Straits" by John Byrd. Exhibit lasts through June 22.
  • Saturday, May 18 from 1:30 to 7pm: 6th Annual Barn Day Tour & Party. Tour of historic barns led by researcher Taylor Barnhill followed by food, music & a silent auction. $50 or $45 for members. For reservations or information, or email or call Sandy at 828 380-9146
  • Saturday, May 18 from 11am to Noon: Tour of Horse Sense of the Carolinas FREE. Email for reservations. Others at later dates.
Every Week
  • Tuesday thru Sunday from 11am to 5pm:  "A Fountain of Youth in the Southern Highlands: A History of Hot Springs, North Carolina" exhibit at the Rural Heritage Museum on the MHU campus. Exhibit will run through August 31Open daily, except Monday, from 11am to 5pm. 828 689-1400.
  • 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 from 10am to Noon through June 28: Horse Play at Horse Sense of the Carolinas. For verterans, active duty or first responders. RSVP to for reservations.
  • 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)
  • 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 (then June 1, 15 & 29). Contact 828-206-6969 for more information.
 Planning Ahead
  • Thursday, May 23 5:30pm: Susi Gott & Peter Gott at the Mars Hill Library Community Room. Performing for a Rotary meeting. Susi will also read from her latest book. Public is welcome
  • Friday, May 24 from 9am to Noon:  Monthly Van Tour of historic barns led by Appalachian Barn Alliance researcher Taylor Barnhill. All in the Mars Hill area. $40. For reservations or information, call Sandy at 828 380-9146 or email 


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