In addition to the Friday night “Music on Main” concerts in Hendersonville, you can also kick up your heels in town on Monday nights.
The 91st Annual Street Dance kicks off July 6 and runs every Monday night through August 31. The dances will be held 7 to 9 p.m. at Visitors Information Center, 201 South Main Street.
The Street Dance comes alive with people square dancing and clogging to a band playing traditional bluegrass music. Special appearances by area clogging teams make for a entertaining, foot stomping evening.
Lively instructions are given to the dancers by a local caller. At 6:30 PM, caller Walt Puckett will teach audience members some basic square dancing, such as the Right Hand Across, Open the Garden Gate, and the Shoe Fly Swing moves mean in traditional Appalachian square dancing.
Bring a chair, but leave your pets and alcohol at home. FREE Event.
More FREE music this summer. The 11th Annual Music On Main Street presents a concert every Friday evening from June 5 through August 28 at the Visitors Information Center, located at 201 South Main Street in Hendersonville, NC.
Bring a chair, but leave your pets at home. Also, no alcohol. The music runs from 7 to 9 p.m.
Click here for the complete schedule.
The first Do Tell Storyfest is set for July 11, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. in downtown Hendersonville, N.C. The FREE event will be a day filled with kids activities, laughter, short stories and tall tales.
The main venue features family storytelling by acclaimed folklorists
Louise Bailey, Candler Willis’ Abe Lincoln, Bad Hair Williams. Lloyd
Arneach and Heather Nicely. Performances times are from 1-5 pm. A
workshop titled “Collecting Personal Stories” will be held from 11:00
to noon. This event will also celebrate 100 years of 4-H on the lawn of the Historic Courthouse all afternoon. 4-H alumni are invited to a special cakecutting ceremony at noon at the Historic Courthouse and 4-Hers will stage family activities from 11-5pm.
Children story times will be held at the Heritage Museum from 3-5 pm
with tellers Helen King and Elena Diana. Heather Nicely and 4-Her’s
will entertain children at Mountain Lore Bookstore from 1-3 pm.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
11:00 – Noon Workshop with Jim Clark NC Archives -Collecting Personal Stories
1:00 – 6:00 Family Storytelling with Louise Bailey, Candler Willis, Heather Nicely, Lloyd Arneach and Badhair Williams
1:00 – 3:00 Children’s storytelling by Heather Nicely at Mountain Lore Books
1:00 – 5:00 Story
Tour on Main Street at Black Bear, Living Room Cafe’, Arts Council, The
Revolving Arts Gallery, and Piscasso’s Café (See schedule or website
3:00 – 5:00 Children’s Stories at the Heritage Museum by Elena Diana and Helen King
7:00 – 9:30 Storytelling concert for teens and adults at Piscasso’s Cafe “The Mountains Will Remember Us”
For more details: www.dotellfestival.org
If you love plants, downtown Hendersonville, NC is the place to be for the 16th Annual Garden Jubilee Festival this weekend, May 23 – 24, 2009.
More than 125 vendors will offer handmade arts and crafts, plants and items to enhance your outdoor living area. Nurseries selling many varieties of annuals, perennials, vegetables, trees, shrubs, and hard to find plants will be located on every block of the festival from Sixth Avenue to Second Avenue.
Bill Slack, a landscape and gardening specialist with Southern Living Magazine, will make his 7th apperance at Garden Jubilee. He will give clinics in the Lowe’s lawn and garden tent located at the Visitors Information Center, 201 South Main Street. Mr. Slack will offer three talks on Saturday, and two on Sunday.
Saturday, May 23:
*11:00 AM “A Picture Perfect Landscape,“
*1:00 PM “Pathways, Patios & Plants: Southern Living’s Finishing Touches,”
*3:00 PM “Container Gardening – Secrets of the Pros,
“Sunday, May 24 –
*1:00 PM “A Picture Perfect Landscape”
* 3:00 PM”Pathways, Patios & Plants: Southern Living’s Finishing Touches.”
The Lowe’s Kids Clinic located at the Visitors Information Center (both days) will offer fun hands-on projects for children ages 4-12.