News and Events


ART after DARK Friday, September 7   6-9pm
Galleries and many Shops remain open late.   Restaurants OPEN

Rockin’ BLOCK PARTY  Saturday, September 15    6-10pm
Dancing on Main Street ● Three Live Bands 7-10pm ● KIDS on MAIN, kid’s activities 6-7pm

MOTORS on MAIN Car Show   Sponsored by Moose Crossing & DWA   Trucks & Cars Welcome
Free Registration – Call 828-508-2224    Cash & Trophies – $100 1st, $75 2nd, & $50 3rd

Mountain Music & Clogging: Whitewater Bluegrass Company ● J Creek Cloggers  ●  Audience Participation Encouraged.  Street Dances are sponsored in part by DWA, Town of Waynesville and  

Fall FESTIVALS in OCTOBER on MAIN STREET   Plan a day with us!
Saturday, October 13 Church Street Art & Craft Show
Saturday, October 20 Apple Harvest Festival

WELCOME To Downtown Waynesville 

We have two news business owners!


Downtown’s Newest Ladies Shop, 42 N Main Street. 

Carla Youse, owner, sends out a special invitation for you to come by. Flawsome is always receiving additional merchandise just for you. They are delighted to be on Main Street.  Open 10-5 Monday – Saturday and evenings for special events. 828-454-9393

There’s a New KITCHEN SHOP in Town!  Join us as we welcome the new owners, Leann & Mark Patterson to 5 North Main Street. The shop’s new name is “The Kitchen Shop”.   They continue to expand many of the lines and have added many new ones.  They are excited to be in Downtown Waynesville. Hours:  10-5 Mon-Fri; Sat 10-6; Sun 11-6.


26 N Main St, Waynesville   Lifestyle LYS boutique specializing in Handmade, American made and Fair-trade items.  Open Mon-Thurs 11-5:30   Fri & Sat 10-5:30   Sun 12-5    For more information on their really unique products, yarn, classes and other information, contact Tia Dana. (828) 246-9779   Join us for our next  RED CARPET ROLL OUT at Tia Dana Thursday, September 13    9am


September events at the Arts Council –  Gallery Exhibit – Bee Sieburg & Students  Artist Demonstration at the Gallery with Bee Sieburg, Sept 8  1-4 pm; Grassroots Grant Workshop at the Gallery, Sept 13, 5:30 pm;  Kids on Main, at the Gallery, craft table, 6-7 pm;  Artist Workshop, Telling Your Story, the Gallery, Sept 25, 5-7pm


Wow!  Kids are back in school and it’s almost Fall.  If you are missing your college student send them some love with one of our awesome college care boxes.  We can SHIP them for you.  We also have great gifts for your child’s teacher.  It never hurts to thank them in advance for s

pending their day teaching your favorite person.  Mountain Favors 113 N. Main Street   828-734-4281 Facebook Instagram Twitter


Watercolor and acrylic artist Pam Haddock will be demonstrating at Twigs and Leaves Gallery during Art After Dark Friday, September 7, 6-9PM.  As Western North Carolina, Pam’s mountain river and stream inspiration is enhanced with striking movement.   Friday evening, as you stroll through the gallery’s 140+ primarily regional artists, enjoy piano music by Dianne Wolfe and delight in the savory hors d’eurves.  Twigs and Leaves Gallery, 98 N Main Street, Waynesville, NC 28786   Open Monday through Saturday 10-5:30, Sunday 1-4.  Find us on Facebook and Instagram.  828-456-1940


ART  AFTER DARK – Meet master metalsmith, painter and jewelry designer MERYL LEFKOVICH as she  demonstrates her craft at The Jeweler’s Workbenchon Sept 7th  6-9pm.  Enjoy complimentary wine and entertainment by Waynesville’s own, CHRIS MINICK and LEE KRAM.


The Jeweler’s Workbench is a humble sponsor and supporter of HAYWOOD HABITAT FOR HUMANITY.


Don’t miss this unique fundraising event to help raise funds for our next Habitat home in Waynesville. Join us in a beautiful outdoor riverside setting with delicious food, beverages, DJ, our famous Habitat hammering contest, raffle with great prizes including trips, brewery tours, exclusive dining, and more. Join us at HARRAH’S on Saturday, SEPTEMBER 15 at 6pm. Get your tickets at the JWB or at the RESTORE or call 828-452-7960 for more information!


September Workshop Schedule   

Saturday September 8th 1:15-1:45pm

Breathing Techniques for Health & Longevity w/ Bill Muerdter (Free)

Join Bill Muerdter for this FREE short class to learn breathing techniques that can change your life and improve your health! We have become a nation of shallow, upper chest, mouth breathers. The result has been health complications. In this sample class, explore not only techniques for better breathing, but also Qigong, the ancient Chinese practice of linking breath with energy. It involves very simple body movements done standing or seated combined with proper breathing techniques. Qigong has been enhancing health and extending longevity for centuries; it’s effects are calming and relaxing. As the stress of modern life swirls around us, come experience a path to health and a sense of grounded, quiet peacefulness. Space is limited: call (828.246.6570) or register online at Saturday September 8th   2-3:30pm   Yoga Nidra w/ Jay ($35/ $40 at door)  Yoga nidra, or yogic sleep as it is commonly known, is an immensely powerful meditation technique – and one of the easiest yoga practices to develop and maintain.  While the practitioner rests comfortably in savasana (corpse pose), an instructor guides you through a deeply relaxing systematic meditation. It’s a simple – yet extremely effective – method of reducing stress, relieving insomnia, minimizing anxiety + depression, balancing hormones, and much more…The best part is: anyone can do yoga nidra! All that your body needs to do is lie down on the floor. And even if you can’t lie down on the floor, you can still do this practice seated. Space is limited: call (828.246.6570) or register online at  Saturday September 15th 2-3:30pm Breakdown of Buti w/ Kayla Vreeland ($35/$40 at door)   Have you wanted to try Buti Yoga but felt intimidated? Or maybe given it a try but felt a little lost with some of the moves? We get it: some of the videos + pictures out there of Buti Yoga gals can be intense! But we can help you break it down…In this workshop, Kayla Vreeland will deconstruct some of the standard movements used in Buti, such as the Spiral Structure Technique; allow you to ask questions; and leave plenty of space for practice until you feel comfortable + confident! No prior yoga or Buti Yoga experience required: all levels welcome. Space is limited: call (828.246.6570) or register online at  Saturday September 22nd   2 – 3:30pm   Yoga Basics Deep Dive w/ Sara Lewis ($35/$40 at door)   Are you new to yoga – or coming back to yoga after an injury, break or baby? Or would you like to refresh the basics to deepen your yoga practice? WYC offers several Yoga Basics classes throughout the week for those looking to learn (or re-learn) the fundamentals of yoga practice – and this workshop is a solid way to dive in more deeply. This 2-hour clinic will help you better understand the fundamentals of yoga – and how they can help you deepen your understanding of your body + your wellness journey. Space is limited: call (828.246.6570) or register online at   Sunday September 23rd   6 – 8pm  Full Moon Women’s Circle w/ Katie Schomberg ($35/ $40 at door) Understanding the lunar cycle is imperative to deepening your wellness practices as a woman. The moon’s monthly waxing and waning is our innate connection to Mother Earth and this cycle directly impacts our daily lives. We each have our own internal constellation and song of our soul, and with this Full Moon Circle, you will begin to understand and know what that looks like for you. As you grow your knowledge in this area, your journey begins to make a little more sense. This then allows compassion, gratitude, and presence to seep into your yoga, and into your life. Space is limited: call (828.246.6570) or register online at  Saturday September 29th 2-3:30pm  Self-Care Saturday: Simple Self-Massage Techniques with Leigh-Ann ($35/ $40 at door)  Most of us walk around with chronic pain and/or tension in our necks, backs, hips and more. Sometimes, we’re in such chronic pain that we don’t even notice it anymore! The intensity of modern lifestyle tends to promote tension in the body and stress in the mind. We can’t change the whole world around us, but we can support our own wellbeing with simple self-care practices. Massage doesn’t have to involve getting naked on a table and paying another person to “fix you”. There are many easy massage protocols that you can do on your own feet, hands, arms, legs, neck – and even parts of your own back! Space is limited: call (828.246.6570) or register online at


ReMax EXECUTIVE   71 North Main St.  Waynesville NC 28786    828-452-3727   On the corner beside Mast General Store      Contact the Real Team: Real Experience, Real Service, Real Results! 828-400-6066 828-400 4499   828-734-9048 828-400-7074


September events at the Arts Council –  Gallery Exhibit – Bee Sieburg & Students Artist Demonstration at the Gallery with Bee Sieburg, Sept 8  1-4 pm;  Grassroots Grant Workshop at the Gallery, Sept 13, 5:30 pm;  Kids on Main, at the Gallery, craft table, 6-7 pm; Artist Workshop,  Telling Your Story, the Gallery, Sept 25, 5-7pm     828.453.0593



We are a retail beer & wine store / tap house / homebrew supply. We specialize in local and hard-to-find beers, but we also sell wine, meads, ciders, gifts, and homebrewing/winemaking supplies.  We don’t serve food, other than chips, nuts, & jerky; but carry-in food is welcome.  Upcoming events:   Sep 6 – Acoustic Jam with Main St. NoTones (7:00-whenever) Sep 7 – Beer Tasting with Sam Adams Brewing (5:00-8:00)  Sep 20 – Acoustic Jam with Main St. NoTones (7:00-whenever)  Sep 26 – Close at 7:00 for meeting of Blue Ridge Brewers Guild homebrew club  Blue Ridge Beer Hub   21 East Street  Waynesville, NC 28786   @brbeerhub on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter   Hours M, W, Th 11-9  F, Sa 11-11  Su 12-7

Southern Storytellers Series at FOLKMOOT

Folkmoot, Blue Ridge Books and the Haywood County Public Library have joined together to create The Southern Storytellers Supper Series, bringing southern culture and our region’s authors and musicians together for a unique night of food, fun and discussion. Three special evenings have been planned for fall 2018, all held at the Folkmoot Friendship Center. Blue Ridge Books will be on hand to offer books for purchase.   There is no better way to kick off our Southern Storyteller’s Series than spending an evening with two of Haywood County’s favorite sons and brightest lights in the world of music and storytelling, Buddy Melton and Milan Miller. Recently named IMBA male vocalist of the year, Buddy sings and plays fiddle in Balsam Range, one of the most acclaimed bluegrass bands in the world. Milan Miller is not only an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and recording artist, but an incredible songwriter whose list of achievements includes thirteen number one songs on the bluegrass charts, including songs he wrote for Balsam Range. Buddy and Milan will be at Folkmoot on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 6:00pm, tickets are $25.


20 Church St.   828-452-6000   Come share our passion – Wine, Beer, Cigars, Food, Craft Cocktails & LIVE Music.  Retail hours: 10am- 6pm, Mon-Sat. Restaurant opens @ 5 pm Friday & Saturday serving charcuterie, tapas & small plates. LIVE music every Friday & Saturday evening @ 7:15pm year-round. Reservations strongly encouraged for dinner service & music 828-452-6000 as seating is on a first come, first served basis. Check out our website for details on the events.  Fri, Aug 31 – BEN WILSON: guitar, harmonica, vocals. Alt County, Americana, Folk, Originals.   Sat, Sept 1 – JOE CRUZ:  piano, vocals. Beatles, Elton John, James Taylor + More.  Fri, Sept 7 – BOB ZULLO: guitar, vocals. Jazz, Rock, Pop.  Sat, Sept 8 – JOE CRUZ:  piano, vocals. Beatles, Elton John, James Taylor + More  Fri, Sept 14 – HOT CLUB of CULLOWHEE Duo with Steve Wohlrab & Drew Kirkpatrick. Guitar & Jazz Guitar. Gypsy Jazz. Sat, Sept 15 – JOE CRUZ:  piano, vocals. Beatles, Elton John, James Taylor + More   Thurs, Sept 20 – DATE NIGHT: FRENCH WINE PAIRING DINNER w/ Pianist Richard Shulman. Music begins at 6:30. Four course dinner, wine & music. $55 per person + Tax/Gratuity.  Fri, Sept 21 –  JAMES  HAMMEL:  guitar, vocals. Jazz, Pop, Originals   Sat, Sept 22 – JOE CRUZ:  piano, vocals. Beatles, Elton John, James Taylor + More  Fri, Sept 28 –   CYNTHIA McDERMOTT: Mandolin, vocals. Jazz and Bossa Standards. Sat, Sept 29 – JOE CRUZ:  piano, vocals. Beatles, Elton John, James Taylor + More.

Waynesville, NC

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Downtown Waynesville Association
P.O. Box 1409
Waynesville, NC 28786

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