ASHEVILLE — Biltmore Gardens Railway brings the estate to life in miniature with a model train exhibit located in the Conservatory.
- Wildly popular drive-in concerts kick off the season at Maggie Festival Grounds
- Load up your Nerf guns for a Mother’s Day monster hunt
- Wine and dine while riding the rails: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Uncorked
- Need a last-minute Mother’s Day gift? Check out this pop-up market at the Folk Art Center
- Play set in WNC and written by local playwright comes to the Magnetic stage
LAKE TOXAWAY — Nestled in the middle of a pristine mountain forest is a tour experience like no other — the Killer Bees Honey Bee Farm & Honey Tasting Tour.
FRANKLIN — Aliens, dinosaurs, zombies and monsters are taking over a public park in Franklin Sunday, May, 9, and it’s up to kids and their parents to stop them.
HENDERSONVILLE — A team of master balloon artists are teaming up to create a massive sea-themed balloon display — with a pirate ship no less — culminating in a parade down Main Street at noon on Saturday, May 8.
ASHEVILLE — The Montford Park Players will kick off their season of outdoor theater with a three-week run of the Shakespeare classic ‘A Comedy of Errors.’
FRANKLIN — Driven by heartfelt lyrics and soul-tingling melodies the California born, Nashville based artist, Ashley Hess will be on stage at Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 8.
MAGGIE VALLEY — The bluesy rock sounds of Grace Potter will come to the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds for its first drive-in concert of the year on Friday, May 7, hosted by The Grey Eagle.
BLACK MOUNTAIN — A virtual workshop on hunting, identifying, and preparing edible and medicinal mushrooms of the Southern Appalachians will be held via Zoom from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. on Monday, May 10.
LAKE LURE — A new 2.1-mile hiking trail to the summit of Youngs Mountain rewards hikers willing to tackle the elevation gain and precipitous drop-offs with spectacular views thanks to the work of Conserving Carolina.
ASHEVILLE — Asheville Gallery of Art opens with a new show this month, “Seeing in Color: Life on the Bright Side,” featuring the vibrant acrylic paintings of gallery artist Bee Adams.
ASHEVILLE — More than 20 Southern Appalachian crafters will showcase their wares during an outdoor pop-up market at the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 8.
ASHEVILLE — A private collection curated by Southern folk art collectors during a 40-year period has been gifted to the Asheville Art Museum and is on display through September 13.
ASHEVILLE — Ginger’s Revenge is hosting a pop-up market pairing a limited release small-batch flavor with local jewelry by SoulKu from 4-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6, and Friday, May 7.
BRYSON CITY — Enjoy a four-course meal with wine pairings on The Uncorked Wine and Railroad adventure on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, departing at 10:30 a.m. May 8.