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June 2019

Family Animal Encounters

June 1 - June 30
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St
Chimney Rock, 28720
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Chimney Rock Park has animal educators who help spread the word on the important roles they play in the park. Join one of the park naturalists for an informal program where the family will meet some of the park's wilder teammates. Kids of all ages are sure to take home some fun facts and special memories. Afterward, grab a Track Trail brochure at the Animal Discovery Den and round out the day with a hike along the Great Woodland Adventure…

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Transylvania Farmers Market

June 1 @ 8:00 am - June 29 @ 12:00 pm

Recurring on Saturdays in June The year-round Transylvania Farmers Market really gets growing this month, with its extended summer hours in effect and the fruits (and vegetables) of local farm labor beginning to show up. This popular regional market, featuring produce and boutique crafted products, hosts more than 75 vendors from a 100-mile swath in and around Brevard. At the corner of Jordan and Johnston streets, downtown. www.transylvaniafarmersmarket.com. 828-548-0660.

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Henderson County Tailgate Market

June 1 @ 8:00 am - June 29 @ 12:00 pm
Henderson County Tailgate Market, 100 North King Street
Hendersonville, 28739
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Recurring Saturdays in June Market welcomes locals and visitors alike to meet and buy directly from local growers and vendors that operate small farms and businesses in Henderson County. 100 North King St., downtown Hendersonville. www.hendersoncountytailgatemarket.com. 828-707-3133.

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Bamboo Walking Tours

June 9 @ 1:30 pm - June 23 @ 3:00 pm
Haiku Bamboo Nursery, 468 Rhodes Mountain Road
Hendersonville, NC United States
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$25 – $30

Walking tour will provide information on bamboo in a forest full of this fascinating plant. Walking shoes are required. Call to reserve a space.

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Father’s Day Weekend Special

June 15 - June 16
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St
Chimney Rock, 28720
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Celebrate dad and all he’s done for you with a getaway to Chimney Rock to enjoy incredible views and scenic hiking with the family. Buy one regular-price adult admission and dad's or granddad's admission is free with an online coupon. Download the coupon from chimneyrockpark.com and present it at the Ticket Plaza at time of purchase. The coupon is valid June 15-16.

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Family Fun with Pollinators

June 16 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Holmes Educational State Forest, 1299 Crab Creek Road
Hendersonville, NC United States
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Free

Holmes Educational State Forest celebrates National Pollinator Week with family games, a relay, scavenger hunt, and crafts that start at 2:15, 3:15 and 4:15pm.

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Fact or Myth

June 17
Saluda Library, 44 W. Main St.
Saluda, NC United States
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Free

Come learn amazing facts about nature and wild animals and discover which "facts" are just plain fiction. The group will discus snakes, cougars, bears, turtles and more. There are two sessions starting at 2pm and 3pm.

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ASAP Farm Tour

June 22 - June 23
$30 – $100

Come see how food is grown in the Southern Appalachian Mountains by visiting 20 family farms. Go online to learn more and purchase a $30 tour pass. www.asapconnections.org. 828-236-1282.

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Drums and Dragons

June 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lake Julian, 406 Overlook Extension
Arden, NC United States
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Free

Simply put, dragon boat racing is a boat of 20 paddlers, a drummer, and a steerer paddling to cross the finish line faster than their competition.  It is a day full of fun and cheer, all benefitting local non-profits and programs supported by WNC Bridge Foundation WNC Bridge Foundation’s Drums and Dragons boat race will be taking place on Saturday, June 22, at Lake Julian Park located in Arden. Drums and Dragons is WNC Bridge Foundation’s premiere fundraising event benefitting…

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Pollinator Garden Tour & Beekeeper Talk

June 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
The Park at Flat Rock, 48 Highland Golf Drive
Flat Rock, NC United States
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Photo by Rachel Pressley In recognition of Pollinator Month, The Park at Flat Rock’s resident naturalist will talk about the facility’s developing wildflower meadow, and the park’s beekeeper will discuss pollinating practices. All ages. Free. No registration required. 55 Highland Golf Drive, Flat Rock. www.hendersonvillenc.gov/pollinator-week-events.

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Upper French Broad Riverfest 2019

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Champion Park, Main Street
Rosman, NC United States
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Free

A free, family-oriented festival takes place riverside at Rosman's Champion Park. Enjoy food trucks, music and lots of games and activities for kids, including tubing rides, archery, fishing, a scavenger hunt, live reptiles, balloons, face painting and more. Come watch the start of the 20-mile Hellbender Paddle Relay sponsored by Headwaters Outfitters. You may also visit with vendors and exhibitors during this celebration of the river.

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Upper French Broad Riverfest

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Champion Park, Main Street
Rosman, NC United States
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Residents and visitors are invited to spend a day celebrating the Upper French Broad River — the river’s pristine headwaters in Transylvania County — with games and activities, including tube rides, archery, fishing, a scavenger hunt, live music, and the Hellbender 20-Miler canoe relay. Champion Park, Main Street, Rosman. www.transylvaniafrenchbroadstewards.org.

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Volunteer Workday at Florence Nature Preserve

June 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Conserving Carolina, 847 Case Street
Hendersonville, NC United States
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Free

Help restore natural habitat and protect rare plants and wildlife by removing non-native, invasive plants and maintaining an important meadow habitat. Volunteers will hike about one moderate mile and will learn invasive plant ID. Wear closed-toe shoes, long pants, and bring water, snacks, and lunch. Extra water and snacks will be provided. Meet at the Hendersonville office at 9:15am to carpool or at the Upper Hickory Nut Gorge Trailhead located at 3836 Gerton Hwy. at 10am. To RSVP or for…

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FENCE Roundup Rodeo

June 28 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
FENCE- The Foothills Equestrian Nature Center, 3381 Hunting Country Rd
Tryon, NC 28782 United States
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$12 – $15

The third annual Roundup Rodeo is a benefit for FENCE. Family night is June 28 with grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue, ice cream, funnel cakes and more concessions. Kids 12 and under get in free. There will be bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, steer wrestling, cowgirls break away roping, team roping, barrel racing and tie down roping.

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FENCE Roundup Rodeo

June 29 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
FENCE- The Foothills Equestrian Nature Center, 3381 Hunting Country Rd
Tryon, NC 28782 United States
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$12 – $15

The third annual Roundup Rodeo is a benefit for FENCE. There will be grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue, ice cream, funnel cakes and more concessions. Kids 12 and under get in free. There will be bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, steer wrestling, cowgirls break away roping, team roping, barrel racing and tie down roping.

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