Upcoming events and things to do in Asheville, NC. Below is a list of events for festivals, concerts, art exhibitions, group meetups and more.

Interested in adding an event to our calendar? Please click the green “Post Your Event” button below.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
56TH ANNUAL WINTER VEGETABLE CONFERENCE
Feb 21 @ 8:30 am – Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Resort

Two days of educational programs, trade show featuring over 40 vendors and the annual meeting of the NC Tomato Growers Association

This is the largest commercial vegetable grower event in the region with a high quality educational program put together by vegetable extension specialist/agents at NC State University. We hope that you take advantage of this opportunity to learn about current issues associated with vegetables and take time with the representatives from agricultural companies and other businesses that support our industry during our 2-day trade show.

  • New education track for small farms/direct market growers/organic production
  • A sponsored lunch and awards program will be included at noon on Thursday.
  • Pesticide credits will be available for attendees. (X,O, D, N)
  • NC Private Applicator Recertification Class (V)
  • Fumigation Recertification Class (Z)
  • There will be a trade show again this year with a large number of sponsors and exhibitors setting up their displays for attendees to visit. Interested vendors should register early.

    SPONSORS/EXHIBITORS

    We welcome sponsors for our event. Sponsorships give you the opportunity to showcase your business and allow us to make this a special conference for attendees. Sponsorships also support scholarships. Details are included on the sponsorship ticket descriptions in the “get tickets” link above. If you need to be invoiced and send a check, please contact Ellen Moss at [email protected].

    SCHOLARSHIP DONATIONS

    This year we will be holding a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction to support our scholarship fund. Raffle prices are $10/each or 12 for $100. During the conference see the Registration Desk to purchase your raffle tickets or for more information. Drawing will occur at the Tomato Growers Association Luncheon on Thursday. You Must Be Present to Win! If you are not interested in purchasing a raffle ticket or bidding on the silent auction, but would still like to support the scholarship fund, donations are greatly appreciated! Your generosity ensures that NCTGA continues to support future generations of farmers with an endowment fund used to offer merit/need-based scholarships. You can make a donation through this Eventbrite page via the donations ticket button. Details are included in the “get tickets” link above. If you need to be invoiced and send a check, or need a receipt for a tax deduction please contact Ellen Moss at [email protected].

Self Compassion to Prevent Burnout: A mini Wellness Workshop
Feb 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
online
zoom
This session is held on zoom. Please register to gain access to the meeting link.

Join Veronika Jerdetski of Yoga Nut for a mini, interactive wellness workshop. Learn practical tools on how to implement self-compassion on a daily basis to improve productivity, regulate your emotions, reduce the likelihood of burnout and experience a more supportive work environment. This complimentary session is open to all businesses/organizations, specifically Management, Owners/Founders, their representatives, and those in Human Resources.

We will meet via zoom on Wednesday, February 21st at 11am EST. Link will be provided via email upon registration. Session lasts 30 minutes.

Please register by Monday, February 19th, 2024.

Location: online via zoom

Ribbon Cutting for Savvy Post Marketing
Feb 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, Boardroom

Savvy Post Marketing is a digital marketing agency dedicated to boosting success for food and beverage businesses. Their specialized services include strategic digital campaigns (social media management, targeted ad campaigns Etc.). They also offer custom mobile app development and user-friendly website development. Committed to local business growth, they tailor solutions for enhanced user engagement, and ultimately help businesses gain a substantial return on investment (ROI).

Come celebrate their ribbon cutting as a new member of the Chamber!

Saturday, February 24, 2024
Business of Farming Conference
Feb 24 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
A-B Tech Conference Center

The annual Business of Farming Conference brings together professional farmers from across the Southeast region to network and share resources to grow their farm businesses. Farmers learn about marketing, business planning, and financial management from regional experts and innovative peers. The conference is designed for beginning and established farmers as well as those seriously considering farming as a profession.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Economic Outlook Breakfast
Feb 27 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
The Main Event

Hear what the experts predict for the economy in 2024.

Ribbon Cutting: Optimum Retail
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Optimum Retail

Join us as we celebrate Optimum and their new retail space off of Main Street in Downtown Hendersonville!

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Thank you to Duke Energy for being the Presenting Sponsor of 2024 Ribbon Cuttings!

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
PROpel AVL Grow Series
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce - 2nd Floor Boardroom
PROpel AVL is your partner for professional success, offering exclusive workshops, mentors, job opportunities, and a community of ambitious young professionals.

Our GROW Series –  an integral part of our commitment to nurturing the growth and development of young professionals, is an exciting opportunity for dynamic presenters to share their expertise. This professional development initiative is designed to provide young professionals with valuable insights, skills, and strategies to propel their careers forward.

The GROW Series focuses on offering a diverse range of educational topics tailored specifically to the needs of young professionals. We aim to inspire participants by helping them build essential skill sets and set meaningful goals for career advancement. The series seeks proposals from experienced presenters who can contribute unique perspectives and deliver actionable information that young professionals can apply in their work environments.

And celebrate excellence with PROpel AVL Awards, recognizing outstanding professionals in community/public service, leadership, innovation, and mentorship. Nominate individuals making a difference in our community.

Register for an upcoming GROW program through our event calendar.

2024 Dates:

Wed. Feb. 28th
Tues. March 26th
Wed. April 24th
Tues. May 21st
Thurs. June 20th
Tues. July 16th
Thurs. Aug. 22nd
Tues. Sept. 10th
Tues. Oct. 8th

Ribbon Cutting: Hendersonville Acupuncture and Wellness
Feb 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hendersonville Acupuncture and Wellness

Join us as we celebrate new members, Hendersonville Acupuncture and Wellness with a Ribbon Cutting!

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
IBN Biz Lunch – Asheville
Mar 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Suwana Asian Cuisine

Incredible Towns of WNC invites you to WNC’s largest free and independent Business Networking group, Incredible Business Networking (IBN) for IBN Biz Lunch – Asheville, on the first Tuesday of each month, at Suwana Asian Cuisine, 45 Tunnel Rd., beginning at 11:30.

IBN Biz Lunch – Asheville is open to all. Never any dues, fees, restrictions, exclusions, or membership requirements. Just buy your lunch if you are hungry and support our host restaurant.

Bring a stack of business cards, and if you like, a door prize to add to our drawing at the end of the meeting.

The meeting will consist of 1 minute introductions by every guest, a discussion of future networking opportunities in the area, a roundtable business needs and solutions segment, a time for gratitude and testimonials, door prizes, and some open networking before and after the meeting.

Our meetings are free because of the generosity and support of our IBN Sponsors:
The Super Signguy
Biz Radio US
Mr. Rooter Plumbing WNC
One Health Direct Primary Care
Southern Quality Company

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Mega Networking – Spring 2024
Mar 12 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Holiday Inn Biltmore West

Making connections is key to meeting business goals and building brand awareness. Mega Networking lets you do just that. In a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, you’ll meet business contacts from a variety of industries, gain exposure for your company and learn about other local businesses.

Held just twice a year, Mega Networking’s structured, “round robin” approach allows you to make valuable connections in a small group. Each person has a chance to share about their business, and a table leader moderates to put you at ease and keep the group on track. As you rotate from table to table, you’ll interact with most of the attendees, allowing you to make numerous connections in just one morning.

You’ll leave with great leads, great ideas and positive energy to keep your business moving forward.

Helpful tips:

  • *     Practice your “elevator speech” ahead of time so you can share your most important information in one minute.
  • *     Bring a little something to help others remember you and your business (something visual yet simple, AND your business card).
  • *     Stay “portable” — you’ll be moving from table to table throughout the morning.
  • *     If you’re a newcomer to this event, arrive a little early so you can settle in comfortably at your first table and learn the flow of the event without being rushed.
  • *     Schedule time now on your calendar to follow up soon with those you meet.

Cost is $50 per Chamber member, $85 for other attendees.
Limited to 1 attendee per organization and five attendees per business category.

Table Host Sponsorship – serve as moderators for each table during the connection rounds rather than rotating as other attendees do. Previous experience at Mega Networking is preferred and extremely valuable for serving in the Table Host role. Table Hosts are encouraged to decorate their table in a fun and festive manner representative of their business. 

 

If you’re considering Chamber membership and would like to attend this event we welcome you to come and check us out! Please contact Jessica Kanupp, our Membership Development Specialist, at [email protected]

Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Business Morning Update
Mar 13 @ 7:45 am – 9:00 am
Elk\'s Lodge

Join us each month for an info-packed event brought to you by the Blue Ridge Community College\’s Small Business Center, the City of Hendersonville Main Street Program, the Hendersonville Merchants & Business Association and the Chamber. Get the lowdown on current community events and the issues that matter to our local businesses and community.

Stay tuned for updated on our monthly lineup of guests and speakers!

The 2024 Business Morning Updates are proudly Presented by ALLCHOICE Insurance!

Young Professionals of Henderson County Social
Mar 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The Buzz

Elevate & Connect

Gear up for our monthly socials, where networking takes center stage. Join other Young Professionals under 40, for connections, exchange of ideas, and occasional guest speakers. Enjoy a complimentary beverage on us, as you mingle in style. Bring your energy, business cards and elevate your professional circle!

Young Professionals are Presented by:

Adventhealth hendersonville

 

Monday, April 8, 2024
Carolina Recycling Association 34th Annual Conference + Trade Show
Apr 8 @ 4:06 pm
The Cherokee Convention Center
We’re pleased to announce the opening of registration for our 34th Annual Conference and Trade Show at the The Cherokee Convention Center from April 8-11, 2024. Check out the awesome conference we have planned at www.cra-recycle.org/2024conf and get your registration in now! The hotel blocks are already open and accepting reservations, book your room now!

Sponsor Info

Exhibitor Info

Attendee Info

Preliminary Agenda

If you have any questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to [email protected] or call the office at 877.972.0007.

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
2024 Fairy Door Sponsor
May 1 – Aug 31 all-day
Bullington Gardens

Last year, our fairy gardens attracted almost 9,000 visitors between June and August 2023. We see this as an opportunity to highlight Bullington’s circle of contributors through the sponsorship of a fairy door. The handcrafted doors will have the sponsor’s name, will be opened by guests to reveal a hidden message, and will be given to the sponsors when they are taken down after the summer.

Here are just a few statistics about the 2023 Fairy trail and sponsors from last year:

  • Visitors – Local visitors (from a 50-mile radius) numbered 2,647. Total visitors: over 8,700 from 18 countries, 41 different states, and D.C., 138 cities in N.C., 52 cities in S.C.

  • Appeared on WLOS and over 15 print publications.

  • Appeared in over a hundred social media posts (YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.)

  • Acknowledgement of sponsors were printed on 1350 of the Woodland Gazettes that were given out to children as they visited.

  • Sponsors were highlighted in our Friends of Bullington newsletter.

The dates of the fairy garden will run from June 1, 2024, through August 31, 2024. Please consider being one of our ‘Sponsors with Heart’ by purchasing a fairy door. We need to hear from you no later than April 15, 2024, so we can customize your door and message in time for the grand opening of our Fairy Gardens kickoff.

Fairy Door Sponsor Information:

Thank you for supporting Bullington Gardens, and sharing our passion for providing WNC with magical public gardens aimed to connect to the natural world and provide science-based education.

Dates: June 1- August 31, 2024

Location: Bullington Gardens Fairy Trail, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville, NC 28792

Sponsor Benefits $350

  • Business or name listed on a medium (approx.) 12” fairy house doors. (You can help our artist to design if ordered early enough)

  • Recognition of sponsorship in Bullington Board newsletter.

  • Acknowledgment on the Bullington Gardens social media pages.

  • Sponsor logo and link on the Bullington Gardens website for 90 days

  • Donation is tax-deductible.

Invoices and tax-deductible receipts will be sent from Bullington Gardens, Inc. Please send payment and the form below by April 15, 2024. For any questions, please contact Annie Higgins at [email protected] or call (828) 698-6104

Sponsor a door here.

Friday, May 3, 2024
Chamber Challenge: 5k Celebrating Workplace Wellness
May 3 @ 4:00 pm
Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber Challenge is designed to promote community wellness through friendly competition between businesses in the Asheville area. Encourage your co-workers, family and friends to participate. Whether you walk every step or sprint to the finish, we know you’re up to the challenge!