Madison County

What's Happening in Madison County, North Carolina
 or call 828 680-9031
Week of July 17 - 24, 2019 
  • Saturday, July 20 from 8am to 3pm:  Blackberry Festival at Ebbs Chapel grounds, 271 Laurel Valley Road, Mars Hill (just off exit #3). Music from 9am. Breakfast & a BBQ Lunch. Craft Vendors. Jams, Jellies, Cobbler. Information 828 777-4454. 
  • Saturday & Sunday, July 20-21 from 10am to 6pm: Flowers & Clay Home Tour. Pottery home show plus farm tours at 9:30am, 10:30am & 5pm. Free (but pottery & cut flowers are for sale). For information, contact Emily & Josh Copus at
Every Week
  • 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. July 18, August 15, September 19, etc
  • Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm:  "Welcome Home" exhibit at Madison County Arts Council, 90 S. Main Street in Marshall through August. FREE. Information at or call 828 649-1301.
  • Thursday & Friday from 10am to 4pm & Saturday from Noon to 4pm:  "Mode: Fashion Pop Up" exhibit at Outpost, 62 S. Main Street in Marshall through August 3. . Information at FREE
  • Tuesday thru Saturday from 10am to 5pm: "Juxtaposition: Unexpected Relationships" show at Flow Gallery in downtown Marshall, 14 Main Street. Through July 13. 828 649-1686
  • Thursday thru Saturday 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 Thursday thru Saturday, from 11am to 5pm. 828 689-1650.
  • 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: Aug 24, Sept 7, 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 ( July 27, Aug 10 & 24 etc). Contact 828-206-6969 for more information.
 Planning Ahead
  • Friday, July 26 from 9am to Noon: Van Tour of Historic Barns in the Mars Hill Area. For reservations, or call 828 380-9146. Just $40 for a seat. 
  • Sunday, July 28 at 4pm: Michael Reno Harrell, storyteller & songwriter at Ebbs Chapel, 271 Laurel Valley Road just off Exit #3. $15 For information or to buy tickets, call 828 649-1301 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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