This weekend, from Oct. 2-4, come enjoy live music, food trucks, tastings, seasonal events like Oktoberfest, new beverages releases, an outdoor movie, and more, with special events taking place at each of Hendersonville's wineries, breweries, and cideries.
Each venue offers space for people to spread out and practice social distancing.
The Cheers! Trail Passport guides people to each tasting room to experience the award-winning beverages Henderson County has to offer. The Passport can be purchased for $10 at the Visitor Center.
Visit at least 12 venues and get your Passport stamped to redeem a gift valued at $10. Bring the stamped Passport to the Visitor Center, to choose from a set of 4 stone coasters, wine stopper, stainless steel wine glass or a waiters bottle opening tool. The Passport is available at the Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St., or click to order online at Cheers! Trail and at participating venues.
Appalachian Ridge Artisan Hard Cider – is hosting live music: October 3, Bob Zullo from 3-6pm / October 4, Letters to Abigail from 2:30-5:30pm. 731 Chestnut Gap Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792, 828-699-7507
Blue Ghost Brewing Company – is holding their first-ever Oktoberfest Weekend, October 2-4. They will be offering German inspired brews, eats and tunes. 125 Underwood Road, Fletcher, NC 28732, 828-376-0159
Bold Rock – is offering live music and outdoor movies on the big screen during the weekend: October 2 – movie night showing Jurassic Park at 7pm / October 3, live music with Rewind House Band from 6-9pm / October 4, live music from Iggy Radio from 3-6pm. 72 School House Road, Mills River, NC 28759, 828-595-9940
Burning Blush – is hosting a variety of food trucks serving up tasty treats: October 2, DeliVolv / October 3, Olive Catering Company / October 4, Blue Collar Diner. 4891 Boylston Hwy, Mills River, NC 29759, 828-595-9859
Burntshirt Vineyards – Hendersonville – is hosting live music: October 3, Jason Whittaker from 1-4pm / October 4, Tim McWilliams from 2-5pm. 2695 Sugarloaf Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792, 828-685-2402
Burntshirt Tasting Room – Chimney Rock – is hosting live music: October 3, Eric Congdon from 2-5pm / October 4, Johnnie Blackwell Band from 2-5pm. 438 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720, 828-436-2490
Dry Falls Brewing Co. – is hosting live music on October 2, Flashback Band from 8-11pm. 425 Kanuga Road, Hendersonville, NC 28739, 828-696-0660
Guidon Brewing Co. – is hosting Oktoberfest on October 3 at 8pm, with games, food, music and Festbier. 415 8th Avenue E, Hendersonville, NC 28792, 828-595-7976
Jeter Mountain Farm – will have live music, U-pick apples, a pumpkin patch, fresh cider donuts, apple cider slushees, hot cider, a farm market and a children’s play area, as well as food trucks and pints of hard cider and hard slushees at their taproom. Food Truck Schedule: October 3, Haus Heidelberg / October 4, BBQ Shed. 1126 Jeter Mountain Road, Hendersonville, NC 28739, 828-513-0404
Marked Tree Vineyard – October 1, will celebrate Oktoberfest with the Haus Heidelberg food truck / October 2, The Marked Tree FULL MOON Rising Passport to 2018 Estate Reds, a new release. 623 Deep Gap Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731, 828-513-3773
Mills River Brewing Co. – is hosting Oktoberfest on October 2, featuring a special menu, an Oktoberfest beer release, contests, and more! Wear your best Oktoberfest attire to potentially win best dressed. Live music will be on stage October 2, The Empire Strikes Brass at 8pm / October 3, The Dirty Band at 7pm. 336 Banner Farm Road, Mills River, NC 28759, 828-513-5155
Oklawaha Brewing Co. – is hosting live music this weekend: October 2, Western Carolina Writers at 8pm / October 3, Carrie Morrison at 2pm / October 4, Billy Litz at 8pm. 147 First Avenue East, Hendersonville, NC 28792, 828-595-9956
Point Lookout Vineyard – is hosting live music: October 2, Super 60’s / October 4, Sunlight Drive. 408 Appleola Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792, 828-393-5793
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards – is hosting live music, October 3, Wiregrass at 3pm / October 4, Eric Congdon & The Acoustic Trio from 2:30-5:30pm. 588 Chestnut Gap Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792, 828-685-4002
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards in Flat Rock – is hosting live music by Carrie Morrison on October 4th from 2:30-4:40pm. 2698-C Greenville Highway, Flat Rock, NC 28731, 828-551-4491
Sideways Farm & Brewery – is hosting their first-ever Sunday Brunch Farmers Market on October 4 from 12-3pm, where vendors will be spaced around the farm so that you can socially distance while you shop local. Vendors will include Hendersonville Bee City USA selling pollinator plants to add to your garden now and possibly hatching some late season monarchs. Bee Masters Farm will be selling their honey and honey products. Urban Peasants will have fresh baked gluten free breads and baked goods. Jenny Cartee Pottery will have her beautiful mugs, jars, and bakeware. Green Go will have their eco-conscious small batch cleaning products. Diggity Doughnuts will be here baking up fresh treats. And of course, Sideways Farm and Brewery will be serving beer, jun, and local wine! 62 Eade Road, Etowah, NC 28729, 828-595-3445
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. – is only open for curbside pickup, but will stamp your Cheers! Trail Passport if asked. 100 Sierra Nevada Way, Mills River, NC 28732, 828-681-5300
Southern Appalachian Brewery – is hosting live music on October 3, Bill Mattocks Quartet from 7-9pm. 822 Locust Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792, 828-684-1235
Triskelion Brewing Company – is hosting live music on October 2, Andrew Thelston Band from 7-9pm. 340 7th Avenue East, Hendersonville, NC 28739, 828-388-7051