Spring Happenings in Ashe County North Carolina

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Spring 2023 is finally here and we are excited to welcome the warmer mountain weather into beautiful Ashe County. It’s officially time to get outside and enjoy that crisp mountain air, appreciate the greenery coming back into the High Country, and take advantage of the new season ahead! There are so many ways to get involved in the community and to experience all that Ashe County has to offer…

Here’s what’s happening this Spring in North Carolina High Country:

Carolina Country Wines & Craft Beer

On March 17th, kick off spring the right way with Ashe County St. Patty’s Day celebrations! Make sure you wear green and come enjoy live music with your friends at Carolina Country Wines & Craft Beer located at 7 N Jefferson Ave in West Jefferson, North Carolina. Entertainment by Will Massey will be from 3pm – 5pm and Holden Bare from 6pm – 8pm!

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Chili Cook Off at Molly Chomper Cidery

For all the chili lovers out there: there will be a Chili Cook Off at the Molly Chomper Cidery on Saturday, March 18th from 12pm – 2pm! It is completely free to enter your soon-to-be famous chili. Tasting tickets are $10 each and kids are free! Not to mention, it is all for a great cause – all fundraising goes to Lost Province.

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Stone Mountain Trout Unlimited River Cleanup

On Saturday, March 18th, join Stone Mountain Trout Unlimited for the first river cleanup of the year! Located at the New River Conservancy at 1 N Jefferson Ave in West Jefferson, North Carolina. They have partnered with Stone Mountain Trout Unlimited to clean the South Fork of the New River. As more river clean-ups get scheduled, they will continue to add them to the calendar or events and on social media.

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Art to You with Laura: Paint Your Barn

Art to You with Laura will be at The Old Store at Grassy Creek located at 710 Grassy Creek, Grassy Creek, NC 28631 on Saturday, March 25th from 2pm – 5:30pm for a Paint Your Barn workshop. Do you have a barn that you adore? Email a picture of the barn you want to paint (cropped how you would like it on the canvas) to Laura at [email protected] by Wednesday, March 22nd. Ticket price includes one 16×20 inch pre-stretched canvas. All paint materials provided. Acrylic Paint. Recommended ages (12-100). Lite Snack provided. To sign up, visit the website link below.

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Keep Ashe Beautiful Spring Litter Sweep

Get your family, friends or your business together, or join a team and spend an hour or two tidying up the place you call home – the beautiful Ashe County, North Carolina. On Saturday, April 1st from 9am- 12pm, join your local community on the Keep Ashe Beautiful Spring Litter Sweep. You will be provided with all the necessities like trash grabbers, bags, gloves and t-shirts! Volunteers are much needed. Register for the Spring Sweep event by contacting the organization. Call 336-TIN-CANS or or you can visit the website below.

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Ashe County Farmers Market

The Ashe County Farmers Market is nestled in the heart of downtown West Jefferson, convenient to local dining and shopping at 108 Backstreet, West Jefferson. The market brings together everything great about Ashe County every Saturday from April 8th, 2023 to October 28th, 2023 from 8am – 1pm. They feature fresh seasonal produce grown locally, complemented by juried crafts handmade by Ashe County artisans. The featured artisans hand craft pottery, woven baskets, knitted and crocheted items, quilts, paper, jewelry, flower art, and soy candles, along with organic and vegan soaps and body products. Always fresh. Always local.

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Tin Can Alley at the Tavern

Enjoy live music from Tin Can Alley at the Tavern on April 21st and May 20th at 6pm! The Hotel Tavern provides something for everyone including family-friendly dining and live music with a moderate pricing structure. Indulge in amazing food while listening to classic soul, rock and r&b from the 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s. The Tavern is located at 203 E 1st St, in West Jefferson, North Carolina – don’t miss out on the Ashe County community fun!

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