Madison County

What's Happening in Madison County, North Carolina
 or call 828 680-9031
Week of September 11 - 18, 2019 
  • Enjoy the regular evening events that are listed below-- Thursday at Zuma or Mad Co Brewery; Friday at the Depot; Saturday at the Rodeo
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.  September 19, October 17, November 21
  • Thursday through Saturday:  Exhibit entitled "Life in Still" at Outpost at 62 S Main in downtown Marshall. For hours & information,
  • Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm: "United State of Inequality" exhibit by Cleaster Cotton at the Weizenblatt Gallery on the MHU campus in Moore Fine Arts building. Runs through September 19th
  • Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm:  "Welcome Home" exhibit at Madison County Arts Council, 90 S. Main Street in Marshall through September. FREE. Information at or call 828 649-1301..
  • 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:  Oct 5, Nov 16, Dec 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 ( Sept 14 & 28, etc). Contact 828-206-6969 for more information.
 Planning Ahead
  • Thursday, September 19 from 5pm to 8pm: "Barn Art & More" exhibit at the Madison County Arts Center as part of the September Third Thursday. Help the Appalachian Barn Alliance by buying art and by celebrating their coverage in Our State magazine (p 94 of September issue). For information, call 828 649-1301
  • Saturday, September 28 from 10am to 5pm: Art on the Island in Marshall. Art, Music, Food. FREE.  Information at or call 828 649-1301.
  • Thursday through Saturday, September 26 - 28: Madison County Fair. Food, Entertainment, Contests, Shows. 330 Carolina Lane, Marshall
  • Saturday, October 5 from 10am to 4pm: Heritage Festival in downtown Mars Hill. Arts & Crafts vendors & food.  Also the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Festival on the MHU Quad with demonstrations and music. FREE
  • Saturday, October 12 from 10am to 2pm: Harvest Fest Car & Motorcycle Show at the Spring Creek Community Center
  • Saturday, October 19: Inaugural MHU Homecoming 5K Race. Take advantage of early registration. SIGN UP at link
 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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