Upcoming Ashe County Area Events

Ashe County Farmers Market

April-October Saturdays, 8am to 1pm on the Backstreet in West Jefferson, NC.  Also Ashe County Holiday Farmers Market in November.

Sat, 04/07/2018 - Sat, 11/24/2018

An annual celebration of bluegrass, country, blues, rock and more, which takes place on the grounds of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC each April.  Artists perform on thirteen stages over four days. For tickets, a lineup of performers for the next festival, or more information visit the website.


Thu, 04/26/2018 - Sun, 04/29/2018
West Jefferson Gallery Crawl

June-October, second Friday of each month, 5-8pm. A night of open houses in more than 17 galleries and shops.

Fri, 06/08/2018 - Fri, 10/12/2018
Christmas in July Festival

First weekend in July each year in downtown West Jefferson, NC. Enjoy traditional mountain music, handmade arts and crafts, food booths and Civil War re-enactments, along with other fun activities.  Free admission. 

Sat, 07/07/2018
Ashe County Bluegrass & Old Time Fiddlers Convention

Late July at Ashe County Park, Jefferson, NC.  Supporting bluegrass and ole-time traditional music, heritage crafts and regional history.

Fri, 07/27/2018 - Sat, 07/28/2018
Blue Ridge Brutal

This cycling event takes place in August, beginning and ending at the Ashe Civic Center in West Jefferson, NC.  Choose from 56, 72 or 102-mile routes that each include at least 20 miles on the Blue Ridge Parkway. 

Sat, 08/11/2018
West Jefferson Olde Time Antiques Fair

Mid-September in downtown West Jefferson, NC. This is Ashe Countys largest antique show, filling Jefferson Avenue with antiques, collectibles, primitives and live music.  Free admission.

Sat, 09/15/2018 - Sun, 09/16/2018