News and Events


CHURCH STREET ART & CRAFT SHOW on MAIN STREET   Saturday October 13, 10am-5pm  35th annual event began on Church Street but expanded to historic Main Street. Main Street is transformed into an art & craft marketplace for this one day event.  Celebrating 35 years, this event began on Church Street but has since grown to fill Main Street and become one of the finest juried art shows in the region.  You will discover a variety of art & craft including pottery, jewelry, woodworking, watercolors, photography, fiber art, candles, quilts, and more.  Numerous artists demonstrate their work throughout the day.  Live entertainment from two stages features the finest traditional mountain music, featuring Whitewater Bluegrass Company and Eddie Rose & Hwy 40.  Clogging teams featuring J Creek Cloggers, Dixie Darlins’, Green Valley Cloggers. Always popular the Scottish Pipes and Drums and two of Western North Carolinas favorites, the Ashland Garland Dancers and the Morris Dancers. Booth vendors include exceptional fine wood items such as furniture, bowls, serving pieces, upcycled jewelry, metal and wood rustic designs, 3-dimensional watercolors, eco printed leaves on silk, and quilted pumpkins. All downtown shops, galleries and restaurants are open and numerous festival food vendors offer a variety of eats and treats throughout the day and face painting for the children.

The APPLE-HARVEST FESTIVAL follows on the next weekend, October 20. An all-day event on Main Street with artists, crafters, musicians and food – Apples, apples and more apples. This event almost always happens near the Peak Color Weekend drawing large crowds. Come enjoy the great day. 10am-5pm

MAST GENERAL STORE will remain OPEN evenings till’ 7pm every Friday and Saturday NOW through DECEMBER, except for the special designated evenings. DON’T FORGET Tent SALE Fri thru Sun, 10/19-10/21 in rear of store’s parking lot. 63 N Main Street    828-452-2102

TWIGS & LEAVES GALLERY   Clay artist Kaaren Stoner will be demonstrating at Twigs and Leaves Gallery during Art After Dark Friday, October 5th, 6-9PM.  We will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the gallery which was created by featured clay artist Kaaren Stoner and her late husband David Erickson.  Kaaren has continued to display her nature inspired work as a permeant artist. Friday evening, as you stroll through the gallery’s 140+ primarily regional artists, enjoy piano music by Erich Overhultz and delight in the savory hors d’eurves.  Twigs and Leaves Gallery, 98 North Main Street, Waynesville, NC 28786 Open Monday through Saturday 10-5:30, Sunday 1-4. 828-456-1940  Find us on Facebook and Instagram.

HAYWOOD COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL   86 N Main Street  828-452-0593  Leigh Forrester, Ex Dir   October Events  ARTQUEST Studio Tour Exhibit – October 5-27: Oct 5: Artist Reception & Art After Dark, 6-9 p.m.  Oct 6: Artist Demonstration with Sheree Sorrells, 1-4 pm  Oct 10: Plein Air  Outing, 9:30am-2pm, Panacea Coffee House  Oct 13: Artist Demonstration with Molly Harrington Weaver at the HCAC booth during the Church Street ART & CRAFT Show. Oct 20: Artist Demonstration at the HCAC Gallery, Jo Ridge Kelley, 10:00am-4:30 pm  Oct 24: Color Mixing Art Class with Susan Dawkins, HCAC Gallery, 5-7:30 pm  Oct 25: Glass Fused Holiday Ornament Class with Gayle Haynie, HCAC Gallery, 5-9 pm  Oct 26: Glass Fused Holiday Ornament Class with Gayle Haynie, HCAC Gallery, 5-9 pm  Oct 30: Artist Workshop: Social Media, HCAC Gallery, 5-7 pm  Oct 31: Treats on the Street at the HCAC, 5-7pm     Leigh Forrester, Ex Dir

PLEASANT PLACES  It’s October and as the air begins to cool and sweaters and sweatshirts make their return nothing is more fun than sitting around the fire with family and friends. We have new fire pits that will add to the fun and design of your outdoor space. Decorative and functional they’ll look great and provide a great space for a cookout. S’mores, anyone?  Also Lizzie’s Candles are here with new fall and everyday scents. And “Balsam” is back! Seriously-it smells like Christmas!  Pleasant Places 90 N Main St, 828-456-4974

MOUNTAIN FAVORS   Fall is here and we are loving it!  All of your pumpkin spice favorites are back plus a few new delicious fall inspired treats are here.  It’s never to early to start checking items off your Christmas list.  Pre-order any holiday gift box or basket and get 10% off.  We are ready to help you find the perfect gifts for your loved ones.  Mountain Favors   113 N. Main Street  828-734-4281  Facebook Instagram Twitter

TREATS on the STREET WED, OCT 31  5-7pm It is two hours of giving back to our local children in our community.  We are creating a safe and fun location for small children. Join in the fun. IF you haven’t signed up, get your name on the list.  The event is growing and you will see lots of smiling happy haunted faces from one end of the street to the other.

T PENNINGTON ART GALLERY During the month of October, buy $5 RAFFLE TICKETS, 6 FOR $20 to win a large framed “Waynesville Wonderland”. Proceeds go to the Downtown Waynesville Association to help fund advertising for the Church Street Art & Craft Show.  There are two St. Nicholas drawings this year. The first one is “Smoky Mountain Christmas”, second one is “St. Nicholas Visits the Biltmore House.” We have prints on paper and canvas and puzzles featuring this image. We also have coasters, trivets and cutting boards with this image, all under $25.00.

WALL STREET BOOKS  181 Wall Street, Waynesville NC    To find us, head down the short alleyway beside The Olde Brick House and turn left!  828.456.5000   M-F: 11am -5:30pm  Sa: 10am -6pm. Each month we have our “up front” genre that gets featured in the front of our shop. This month we chose to feature what we’re calling “Real People, Real Stories”. All of these books are true stories of people ranging from celebrities to military heroes. Be sure to stop by and grab one of these fantastic books and immerse yourself in the life of one of these extraordinary people!  This month we also decided to start featuring a regional author and share their story and their books with our customers. This month we decided to feature Sarah Addison Allen, she is a New York Times best-selling author. She was born in Asheville NC and uses her upbringing to write charming regional fiction novels. Allen often describes her works as “Southern-fried magic realism.” Her published books to date are: Garden Spells (2007), The Sugar Queen (2008), The Girl Who Chased the Moon (2010), The Peach Keeper (2011) and Lost Lake (2014) and First Frost (2015).  We have several of her books in the shop that are just waiting to be read! Be sure to stop by and grab one of her fantastic novels for yourself. All of us in the shop look forward to seeing you in the future and helping you pick out the perfect books!

HAYWOOD COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL   Traditional Color Mixing CLASS with Susan Remi Dawkins   October 24, 5-7:30pm Haywood County Arts Council   86 N. Main Street  Waynesville   $15 HCAC Artist Members   $10 non-HCAC Members   Learn to mix the color you want! Through demos, discussions, and a class exercise, this class will explain pigment properties and what they mean for your color mixtures; how to choose a palette for safety, economy, and subject matter; how to use a limited palette, and more. For beginning oil painters or those who need a refresher. Acrylic painters are also welcome, but since the instructor works in and teaches oil, your results may vary!

Entertainment, fine food & more

FROGS LEAP PUBLIC HOUSE   Innovative Fine Dining with a Local Backbone & Home Grown Libations   A farm to table restaurant serving regionally inspired modern dishes. Our weekly menu highlights seasonal local ingredients in our unique southern and world inspired dishes. Wood Grilled Steaks & Chops/Mountain Trout/Local Craft Beer, Wine, Liquor & Hand Made Seasonal Cocktails. 44 Church Street: 828-456-1930:   Dinner: Tuesday to Thursday 5:00-9:00, Friday & Saturday 5:00-10:00 in October.  Table #1 Best Overall Restaurant & #1 Best Cuisine in Asheville/WNC on Open Table 9/9/18. Diner’s Choice Award 2012-2018, Trip Advisor Certificate Of Excellence 2012-2018, Trip Advisor Hall Of Fame 2018.

 BOOJUM BREWING COMPANY   50 N Main St., Waynesville, NC   828-246-0350  Hours: M, W, Th 11:30-10PM, Fri & Sat 11:30-12AM, Sun 11:30-9PM. CLOSED TUES    The Taproom – OPEN for lunch and dinner, our taproom features seasonal pub faire including tasty burgers, sandwiches, shareables and daily specials that pair perfectly with our beer. Choose from 16 taps of fresh, delicious & ever rotating Boojum Beer plus wine & craft cocktails. Cozy up inside or take in the mountain air on our back deck.  NEW beer releases for October: Oktoberfest Lager and Headless Hippie Imperial Pumpkin Ale.  The Deck – Enjoy your favorite Boojum fare with some fresh air and mountain views. Our deck is dog friendly.  The Gem Bar – Our downstairs bar offers great craft beer, cocktails, & wine in a cozy atmosphere. Try your luck at pool, darts, shuffleboard, or foosball. Catch some LIVE MUSIC on the weekends or stop by on Monday nights for TRIVIA NIGHT with GEEKS Who Drink, Wednesday nights for Bluegrass Jam, Thursday nights for Open Mic, and Sunday nights for Service Industry night. A few of the upcoming BANDS scheduled in The Gem – Saturday, Oct 6th  Inflight Trio  Friday, October 12th  Woody Wood Trio  Saturday, Oct 20th   The Get Right Band  The Gem Hours: Mon, Wed-Sun 5PM-12AM  CLOSED TUES. (Over age 21)  Watch out for the skeleton attack on Main St! Join us for our annual HALLOWEEN PARTY on Saturday, Oct 27th.  Although costumes are optional, there will be a Costume Contest with prizes awarded.

CLASSIC WINESELLER   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.  for details on all events.  Thurs, Oct. 4 – WINE DINNER  featuring Bronco Wine Company- 7pm, $55 pp plus tax & gratuity  Fri, Oct 5 – JAMES HAMMEL:  guitar, vocals. Jazz, Pop, Originals  Sat, Oct 6 – JOE CRUZ:  piano, vocals. Beatles, Elton John, James Taylor + More.  Thurs, Oct 11 – DATE NIGHT WINE PAIRING DINNER: 7 pm w/Kevin Williams on piano; $55 pp plus tax & gratuity  Fri, Oct 12 – DULCI ELLENBERGER & KEVIN WILLIAMS: -guitar, piano, vocals. Americana, Pop, Originals.  Sat, Oct 13 – JOE CRUZ:  piano, vocals. Beatles, Elton John, James Taylor + More   Thurs, Oct 18 – DATE NIGHT WINE PAIRING DINNER: 7 pm w/Joe Cruz on  piano; $55 pp plus tax & gratuity  Fri, Oct 19 – VAYDEN “PAPA VAY” LANDERS:  guitar, vocals. Country Blues.  Sat, Oct 20– JOE CRUZ:  piano, vocals. Beatles, Elton John, James Taylor + More  Thurs, Oct 25 – DATE NIGHT WINE PAIRING DINNER: 7 pm w/Richard Shulman on piano; $55 pp plus tax & gratuity Fri, Oct 26 –  TINA & HER PONY:  ukulele, cello, vocals.  Americana, Pop, Originals.  Sat, Oct 27 – JOE CRUZ:  piano, vocals. Beatles, Elton John, James Taylor + More

BLUE RIDGE BEER HUB Celebrating their 1st year in October.  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. The Beer Hub will be 1 year old in October! Special events all month to celebrate!   Every Wednesday we tap a new special WNC keg.  Every Wednesday we will have drawings for prizes. Anyone who comes in during the previous week can enter the raffle.  Oct 4 – Acoustic Jam with Main St. NoTones (7pm-whenever)  Fri, Oct 5, Pisgah Brewing Company beer tasting!  Sat, Oct 6, tapping a special cask brewed exclusively for the Beer Hub by Olde Hickory Brewery!  Oct 18 – Acoustic Jam with Main St. NoTones (7pm-whenever)  Friday, Oct 19, a portion of all sales will go to Haywood Waterways,  who will have an information table at the Hub from 5-9pm. Learn about the local water situation and drink beer for a good cause!  Thur. Oct 25, Sideways Farm & Brewery beer tasting!  Oct 31 – Close at 7pm for meeting of Blue Ridge Brewers Guild homebrew club Special and unusual beers from the cellar will be on sale all month. Blue Ridge Beer Hub  21 East St.  Waynesville, NC 28786  @brbeerhub on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter   Hours  M, W, Th 11-9  F, Sa 11-11  Su 12-7

The HAYWOOD COMMUNITY BAND presents its October concert, “A Musical Harvest”, on Sunday, October 21 at 6:30pm at the Maggie Valley Open Air Pavilion on Soco Road.  No admission.  Covered seating is available.  Live concert band music featuring seasonal favorites.

THE MOUNTAINEER    There are big changes in the works at the Mountaineer Publishing Company, with a new face in the newsroom and another staff member rising through the ranks in the advertising department.  In mid-August, the Mountaineer newspaper welcomed Carter Giegerich as their new assistant editor. Carter will be doing page layout, writing stories and taking photos, along with typical editing and proofing duties.  Paula Lilly has been working in the advertising department for more than a year, and was promoted to the position of marketing director in mid-September. In her new role, Paula will oversee the  advertising efforts in the Mountaineer as well as the paper’s sister publications – the Guide, a weekly arts and entertainment periodical covering the WNC  region, and the Biltmore Beacon, a  lifestyle newspaper distributed in Buncombe County.  Mountaineer Publishing is excited to see what the future has in store as the staff gets settled in and starts working in their new roles.

LN DAVIS Insurance   COMMERCIAL AUTO ALERT!     Effective October 1, 2018…  All commercial vehicles (other than non-fleet private passenger types) in NC will incur at least a 7.07% increase.  For further information go to web site and look up RF-18-6 in the search bar in the center of the web site.  All N.C. admitted insurance companies are required to impose this increase on policy renewals after 10-1-18 and each year thereafter per review by the NC Rate Bureau and the NC Department of Insurance.  Some insurance companies are trying creative ways to minimize this impact on their customers.  Call us and let us see if we can help you when you are impacted by this change.  We are located at 143 N Main St., Waynesville Hours are 9-5 M-F.  828-452-2876

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