Event Cancellations Due to Coronavirus

Several upcoming events have been canceled or postponed due to concerns about the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Events listed on this page may be outdated, so please visit the event website or contact the event organizer for the latest information.
Event organizers can contact us to update their event’s information.

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

Monday, October 19, 2020
Grace Episcopal Church Pumpkin Patch – Consider Haiti
Oct 19 all-day
Grace Episcopal Church

Beginning Sunday, September 27, and continuing throughout the month of October, the front lawn of Grace Church will once again be filled with pumpkins! And as in years past, proceeds from pumpkin sales will benefit our friends with Consider Haiti.

Annually, the Pumpkin Patch is Consider Haiti’s biggest fundraiser. A year ago, we netted $10,000 that supported programs in community health, sustainable nutrition, clean water and medical care. Consider Haiti’s single most urgent goal is promoting the health and welfare of Haitian children. This year, they will impact the lives of more than 2,000 children and their families. Through the Pumpkin Patch, Grace Church has an opportunity to raise both funds and awareness for the work Consider Haiti is doing, even in the midst of a pandemic. We hope we have made participating as safe and risk-free as possible for you. And we thank you in advance for your on-going support.

For the safety of our volunteer sellers, we have developed a method of no-touch electronic payment that will hopefully eliminate a lot of cash transactions that involved handling money. Wheelbarrows will be on hand for shoppers to load their own pumpkin selections. The idea is to handle money and pumpkins as little as possible. Wipes, masks and disinfectant will be available for use as needed within the Patch

Online Education Series – From Mountain Crafts to Arts and Crafts
Oct 19 all-day
Online

When Charlotte Yale and Eleanor Vance arrived in Biltmore Village in 1901, they had no idea how many hundreds of young men and women they would influence over the course of the next fifty years. Together they lead Biltmore Estate Industries and Tryon Toymakers and Woodcarvers into nationally respected Arts and Crafts enterprises, providing young men and women with critical skills in woodworking, woodcarving, toy making, and weaving. This three-part video prepared by author Bruce Johnson traces their lives and their influences, offering a glimpse into their dedication to improving the lives of area young men and women.
The Water Cycle for Kids
Oct 19 all-day
Online

Water Cyle for Kids

Learn about the water cycle: beginners, intermediate and advanced lessons.

Compliments USGS.

Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks
Oct 19 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum

Please note: Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks has been postponed until July; however, the exhibit will have an extended schedule and will be open until November 1. We look forward to seeing you!

The Arboretum is excited to welcome back the widely popular traveling exhibit, Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks by Sean Kenney. Featuring 14 larger-than-life-size sculptures place created with nearly 500,000 LEGO Bricks, this family-friendly exhibit draws inspiration from the living world and combines art, play and science to create an inspiring intersection of education, entertainment and the environment. New sculptures include a 5-foot tall colorful peacock, giant dragonfly, bonsai tree and more!

 

Autumn at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

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Experience the best views of the Fall colors this Autumn at the SkyLift Park and SkyBridge. Numerous photo opportunities, unique Smoky Mountain experiences, hot seasonal drinks, and perfect fall mountain vistas are all waiting for you after conquering the Gatlinburg SkyBridge this Fall. Live music on the SkyDeck will be scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays from 6pm-9pm. Whether you are riding the iconic yellow SkyLift chair, relaxing on the SkyDeck, fueling up in the SkyCenter, conquering the SkyBridge, or exploring the SkyTrail, there will no shortages of family-fun memories for you to cherish after your visit is complete. Autumn is the most beautiful time of year in Gatlinburg, so make sure to take it all in while “above it all” at the the SkyLift Park.

Fall at Biltmore
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm
Biltmore

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Immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of color as George Vanderbilt’s magnificent estate and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains are beautifully transformed by autumn’s touch. The arrival of cool weather, an abundance of outdoor activities, plus special harvest-themed dining and Winery offerings make for a truly unique and exceptional fall getaway.

ACT Outside Ages: 8-11
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – Oct 23 @ 10:50 am
Asheville Community Theatre

Come play fun and socially distanced theatre games with Amanda and Chanda outside on ACT’s back lot!

The safety of all students and teachers is important to ACT. Masks will be required at all times during the class and everyone will remain socially distanced for all games. Parents are asked to remain in their cars nearby for the duration of class. We ask that all students arrive 10-15 minutes before their class time to accommodate temperature checks. If your child is medically unable to wear a mask for 50 minutes, please contact Amanda for the virtual option of the class. In case of rain, we will move onto the Mainstage with added ventilation during Phase 2.5. Only students will be allowed in the building and masks will be required at all times.

A limited number of scholarships are available for this class. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. Please do not purchase registration prior to applying.

 

Youth Improv – Online Ages: 8-11
Oct 19 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 4:45 pm
Online

Taught by Chris Martin

Come join the amazing Chris Martin on a fun filled improv journey through all of our favorite improv games and some new surprises. Hilarious, silly, and FUN!

 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Grace Episcopal Church Pumpkin Patch – Consider Haiti
Oct 20 all-day
Grace Episcopal Church

Beginning Sunday, September 27, and continuing throughout the month of October, the front lawn of Grace Church will once again be filled with pumpkins! And as in years past, proceeds from pumpkin sales will benefit our friends with Consider Haiti.

Annually, the Pumpkin Patch is Consider Haiti’s biggest fundraiser. A year ago, we netted $10,000 that supported programs in community health, sustainable nutrition, clean water and medical care. Consider Haiti’s single most urgent goal is promoting the health and welfare of Haitian children. This year, they will impact the lives of more than 2,000 children and their families. Through the Pumpkin Patch, Grace Church has an opportunity to raise both funds and awareness for the work Consider Haiti is doing, even in the midst of a pandemic. We hope we have made participating as safe and risk-free as possible for you. And we thank you in advance for your on-going support.

For the safety of our volunteer sellers, we have developed a method of no-touch electronic payment that will hopefully eliminate a lot of cash transactions that involved handling money. Wheelbarrows will be on hand for shoppers to load their own pumpkin selections. The idea is to handle money and pumpkins as little as possible. Wipes, masks and disinfectant will be available for use as needed within the Patch

Online Education Series – From Mountain Crafts to Arts and Crafts
Oct 20 all-day
Online

When Charlotte Yale and Eleanor Vance arrived in Biltmore Village in 1901, they had no idea how many hundreds of young men and women they would influence over the course of the next fifty years. Together they lead Biltmore Estate Industries and Tryon Toymakers and Woodcarvers into nationally respected Arts and Crafts enterprises, providing young men and women with critical skills in woodworking, woodcarving, toy making, and weaving. This three-part video prepared by author Bruce Johnson traces their lives and their influences, offering a glimpse into their dedication to improving the lives of area young men and women.
The Water Cycle for Kids
Oct 20 all-day
Online

Water Cyle for Kids

Learn about the water cycle: beginners, intermediate and advanced lessons.

Compliments USGS.

YWCA Enrolling Full-time School Age Remote Learners
Oct 20 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
YWCA Justice Center

Since the onset of the pandemic in March, the YWCA of Asheville has been flexible and sensitive to the needs of our families as they arise. We closed our doors to the public from March–June to provide children of medical professionals and other essential workers with no-cost child care; now we continue to adapt.

We have opened a school-age classroom and are now enrolling children in grades Kindergarten-5th who are learning virtually. They will have access to a safe, learning environment, with WiFi access, meals (breakfast, lunch, and snack), outdoor activities, and crafts while guardians work. We accept vouchers for this program.

Fees are $433 per month, Priority will be given to families that qualify for
vouchers and subsidies OR who have no alternative childcare options.
We accept Child Care vouchers.
*At this time we are only enrolling full-time attendance.

Grandad’s Orchard Family Fun!
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Weekend Fun!

Grandad’s has several family fun activities to enjoy on the WEEKENDS, beginning Labor Day weekend, throughout the fall. Including

 

  • Cow Train ($4 per person, and you will need to arrive before 4 PM to enjoy this activity)
  • Jump Pillow (due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, we will not open jump pillow this year)
  • Corn Maze ($4 per person, and you will need to arrive before 4 PM to enjoy this activity)
  • Apple Cannon ($4 per person, and you will need to arrive before 4 PM to enjoy this activity)
  • You- Pick Apples varies through the season.  Please call us at (828)-685-1685 to updated information. (You will need to arrive before 4 PM to enjoy this activity Monday – Friday and 5 PM on Saturdays and Sundays)
Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum

Please note: Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks has been postponed until July; however, the exhibit will have an extended schedule and will be open until November 1. We look forward to seeing you!

The Arboretum is excited to welcome back the widely popular traveling exhibit, Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks by Sean Kenney. Featuring 14 larger-than-life-size sculptures place created with nearly 500,000 LEGO Bricks, this family-friendly exhibit draws inspiration from the living world and combines art, play and science to create an inspiring intersection of education, entertainment and the environment. New sculptures include a 5-foot tall colorful peacock, giant dragonfly, bonsai tree and more!

 

Justus Orchard Pick Your Own!
Oct 20 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Justus Orchard

Looking forward to the first cool weekend of the year!!
Apples available for UPick are Golden’s, Red Jonagolds, Mutsu, Ambrosia and Asian Pears!!
Apples Available already picked are Golden’s, Gala’s, Early Fuji, Red Jonagold, Stayman Winesap,Mutsu, Ambrosia, Granny Smith, Red Romes and a very few Piñatas!
The Bakery will open in full force all day but remember we stop cooking at 5 pm so don’t wait too long to place your order,
The playground is open every day and the jumping pillow is open Friday’s Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting. The cow train, apple cannons and barn tours are open Saturdays and Sundays weather permitting until 5pm
Hoping to see you soon!!
The Justus Family!
Autumn at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

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Experience the best views of the Fall colors this Autumn at the SkyLift Park and SkyBridge. Numerous photo opportunities, unique Smoky Mountain experiences, hot seasonal drinks, and perfect fall mountain vistas are all waiting for you after conquering the Gatlinburg SkyBridge this Fall. Live music on the SkyDeck will be scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays from 6pm-9pm. Whether you are riding the iconic yellow SkyLift chair, relaxing on the SkyDeck, fueling up in the SkyCenter, conquering the SkyBridge, or exploring the SkyTrail, there will no shortages of family-fun memories for you to cherish after your visit is complete. Autumn is the most beautiful time of year in Gatlinburg, so make sure to take it all in while “above it all” at the the SkyLift Park.

Sky Top Orchard Fall is Here!
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sky Top Orchard

It's Fall Y'all

Welcome to Sky Top Orchard!

We are asking guests to visit on weekdays whenever possible. We offer the same items you love on those days as we do on weekends plus it helps keep crowds down on weekends. Thank you!

The mountains of western North Carolina are full of pick your own u-pick orchards. We offer more. In addition to a long list of apple varieties, visit Sky Top Orchard and you’ll enjoy panoramic mountain views, orchard ponds with ducks and geese, a barnyard area with sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, peacocks and more, a bamboo forest to explore, lots of picnic areas and, of course, a mountaintop of fragrant apple and fruit trees. View our downloadable map to see all that we have to offer and visit our picking schedule to find out what’s available now.

When you purchase a bushel of apples, a wagon load of pumpkins or a cooler full of apple cider you’ll take home more than the makings for delicious fall recipes, you’ll take home a mountain of memories too. And don’t forget our famous apple cider doughnuts. They’re an autumn tradition. We bet you can’t eat just one.

Ready to join us on top of our mountain? Plan Your Visit Today!

mask required inside fruit stand

To keep guests and our staff safe, we require face masks (covering both nose and mouth) by employees and guests in any area where social distancing is difficult so plan to wear them in the fruit stand, in line for doughnuts, in any areas that are not out in the orchard where you are picking. You must also maintain a distance of 6 feet in all lines and areas where you encounter others.

Teaching children about where our food comes from
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Online

During ArtSpace Charter Schools’ period of remote learning, the Kindergarten Team, Ms. Simone and Mr. Ryan, created a twice-weekly “show” for their students.

Our Director of Agriculture Operations, Asher Wright, sat down for an interview with Fuzzy to teach kindergarteners all about where our food comes from.

“Here at Hickory Nut Gap we believe it’s very important to learn about farming and where food comes from at an early age, and this is especially true for animal agriculture. If from an early age children gain an understanding of high-welfare animal production systems that focus on environmental health and social equity, then they have the potential to demand those products as they grow into consumers. This is why exposing them to these types of systems from an early age is key in driving the change we need to see within our food system,” stated Asher.

Check out the short video here

Light Up State Street Community Pumpkin Carving Contest
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Black Mountain Center for the Arts

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Help us Light Up State Street and fill our beautiful downtown with Halloween Cheer with this community pumpkin carving contest! All ages are invited to participate. Children (under 15) are $5 to register, and adults (15 or older) are $10. Pumpkins must be dropped off at BMCA on Tuesday, October 27 or Wednesday, October 28. BMCA will display and illuminate the pumpkins on State Street Thursday, October 29 through Saturday, October 31st. Winners will be chosen in both age groups for 4 different categories: scariest (must be family friendly), funniest, most creative, and art(ist) inspired​​. Participants must procure their own pumpkin.

WNC Nature Center Reopens!
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
WNC Nature Center

Upon reopening, the Nature Center will be open seven days a week, from 10 am until 4:30 pm.  Asheville residents receive a discounted rate with local ID and children under the age of 3 are free.

Kids Eat FREE Tuesday at Twisted Laurel Downtown
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Twisted Laurel Downtown

From burgers to chicken fingers, to grilled cheese and pasta, Twisted Laurel has something for even the pickiest of eaters. Twisted Laurel knows these times are weird, though, and just plain crazy. They want to celebrate kids and their hard-working parents by offering a Free Kids Meal to all children under 12 with the purchase of any full-priced entrée!

Empower Hour
Oct 20 @ 11:30 am
YWCA of Asheville

Join us for Empower Hour, a one-hour program and facility tour where you will experience firsthand the YWCA’s work to bridge gaps in earning power, education, health & wellness and access to childcare.

Empower Hours take place twice a month on the first and third Tuesday at 11:30 am.
Lunch is served as part of our Empower Hour, so reservations are required.

To make a reservation: contact Elizabeth Alvandi, Advancement Assistant, at (828) 254-7206 ext. 103 or [email protected]

Buncombe County Public Libraries Open 50 % Capacity
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Buncombe County Public Libraries

Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 13, most Buncombe County Public Library branches will reopen to the public with limited hours and services.

The safety of our patrons and staff is our highest priority, and our General Services staff has been working diligently to finish precautions to allow metered access in accordance with the Governor’s orders for 50 percent capacity. We look forward to welcoming you back in person.

The library schedule will be:

  • Tuesday, 2-7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 1-6 p.m.
  • Thursday, 1-6 p.m.
  • Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Sunday & Monday, Closed

Note: The East Asheville Library remains closed for construction and Pack Library will reopen for service at a later date.

During these hours, the libraries will provide in-person check out and browsing. As we comply with reduced occupancy limits, we are encouraging brief “grab and go” visits to allow us to serve a larger number of patrons. Computer use is available, and seating will be provided for computer users only. The meeting rooms and study spaces will not be available for public use.

In-person library programs, including storytime, will not be offered, however, virtual programs will continue to be available. Learn more here. Curbside hold pickups will stop on Oct. 8. Late fees will resume on Oct. 27.

Our local history room is currently undergoing renovations, but the NC Room staff will continue to provide phone and email research assistance at (828) 250-4740 or [email protected].

Per the Governor’s mandate, all persons over the age of five will be asked to wear a face covering for the duration of their visit in the library. If you don’t have a face covering, we can provide one for you.

Aesop’s Fables – Online Class For ages 8-12
Oct 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Online

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 Taught by Amanda Klinikowski 

6 week class meets on Tuesdays.

Have you ever wanted to use your voice, body, and imagination to say something you believe in?! Then this is the class for you! Each day we will warm up our bodies, voices, and imagination and work together to create an original skit with movement based on one of Aesop’s Fables! Our final class session will be recorded and shared with friends and families. This class is taught using ZOOM video conferencing.

Studio 52 Virtual Fall Classes: Musical Theatre 6th-8th
Oct 20 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Online

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Lights, camera, action! Students develop their skills in vocal technique, acting though song, and movement. The semester ends in a one-of-a-kind movie revue.

Lights, camera, action! “Let’s go to the movies” in this fun class celebrating

Weekly Zoom class, one 20-minute private coaching
Instructors: Anna Kimmell, Matthew Glover

Tuesdays from 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Lights, camera, action! “Let’s go to the movies” in this fun class celebrating songs of the silver screen! In a combination of weekly Zoom sessions and one private coaching, young actors will work with Studio 52 faculty to develop their skills in vocal technique, acting through song, and movement. The semester culminates in a one-of-a-kind movie musical revue, presented in a final virtual screening! 

Studio 52 Virtual Fall Classes: Acting 9th – 12th
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Online

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Hone your ability to create honest characters, feel confident connecting and collaborating with others, and discover freedom and playfulness. In this class for high school actors (both beginners and experienced performers), students will explore performance technique in the development of monologues (which can be used for future auditions), as well as digging deep into character objectives and tactics. At the end of the semester, share your newfound skills in a final virtual showcase.

Tuesdays from 6 – 7 PM
Sep. 22 – Nov. 17
9th – 12th Grades
​Weekly Zoom class
Instructors: Betsy Bisson, Lisa K. Bryant

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Grace Episcopal Church Pumpkin Patch – Consider Haiti
Oct 21 all-day
Grace Episcopal Church

Beginning Sunday, September 27, and continuing throughout the month of October, the front lawn of Grace Church will once again be filled with pumpkins! And as in years past, proceeds from pumpkin sales will benefit our friends with Consider Haiti.

Annually, the Pumpkin Patch is Consider Haiti’s biggest fundraiser. A year ago, we netted $10,000 that supported programs in community health, sustainable nutrition, clean water and medical care. Consider Haiti’s single most urgent goal is promoting the health and welfare of Haitian children. This year, they will impact the lives of more than 2,000 children and their families. Through the Pumpkin Patch, Grace Church has an opportunity to raise both funds and awareness for the work Consider Haiti is doing, even in the midst of a pandemic. We hope we have made participating as safe and risk-free as possible for you. And we thank you in advance for your on-going support.

For the safety of our volunteer sellers, we have developed a method of no-touch electronic payment that will hopefully eliminate a lot of cash transactions that involved handling money. Wheelbarrows will be on hand for shoppers to load their own pumpkin selections. The idea is to handle money and pumpkins as little as possible. Wipes, masks and disinfectant will be available for use as needed within the Patch

Online Education Series – From Mountain Crafts to Arts and Crafts
Oct 21 all-day
Online

When Charlotte Yale and Eleanor Vance arrived in Biltmore Village in 1901, they had no idea how many hundreds of young men and women they would influence over the course of the next fifty years. Together they lead Biltmore Estate Industries and Tryon Toymakers and Woodcarvers into nationally respected Arts and Crafts enterprises, providing young men and women with critical skills in woodworking, woodcarving, toy making, and weaving. This three-part video prepared by author Bruce Johnson traces their lives and their influences, offering a glimpse into their dedication to improving the lives of area young men and women.
The Water Cycle for Kids
Oct 21 all-day
Online

Water Cyle for Kids

Learn about the water cycle: beginners, intermediate and advanced lessons.

Compliments USGS.

YWCA Enrolling Full-time School Age Remote Learners
Oct 21 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
YWCA Justice Center

Since the onset of the pandemic in March, the YWCA of Asheville has been flexible and sensitive to the needs of our families as they arise. We closed our doors to the public from March–June to provide children of medical professionals and other essential workers with no-cost child care; now we continue to adapt.

We have opened a school-age classroom and are now enrolling children in grades Kindergarten-5th who are learning virtually. They will have access to a safe, learning environment, with WiFi access, meals (breakfast, lunch, and snack), outdoor activities, and crafts while guardians work. We accept vouchers for this program.

Fees are $433 per month, Priority will be given to families that qualify for
vouchers and subsidies OR who have no alternative childcare options.
We accept Child Care vouchers.
*At this time we are only enrolling full-time attendance.