Arts and Entertainment
The holiday season kicks off with the arrival of Thanksgiving on Thursday and the Ashe County Arts Council is preparing to celebrate with several events.
Ashe County is home to many artists and galleries and West Jefferson has its own arts district. Allison Shoemake has found her niche among this creative lot and will officially open shop on Friday, Nov. 29.
The 2nd annual West Jefferson Olde Time Antiques Fair returns to West Jefferson with more than 50 booths offering collectibles, primitive items, entertainment and more.
Visitors to the second annual West Jefferson’s Olde Time Antiques Fair can make their way down the Backstreet to the Ashe County Farmers’ Market.
Ashe County resident and artist, Cher Shaffer created an original painting and donated it to fair organizers to be raffled at the event.
The Ashe County Little Theatre will bring “Bye, Bye Birdie” to the Ashe Civic Center stage, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22.
The Crooked Road Ramblers will perform at West Jefferson’s Backstreet Park beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Elk Shoals United Methodist Campground will host a day full of activity this weekend as the inaugural Elk Shoals River Fest and the 2nd annual Ashe Masonic Lodge Duck Race are held Saturday.
Works from Janice Hassell’s more than 60 years as an artist are currently on display at the Ashe Arts Center Gallery in West Jefferson.
Christmas in July will feature the sounds, crafts and taste of the High Country.
For the second concert of the season, The King Bees will take the stage at the BackStreet Park for the free summer concert series.
Passing the tradition of old-time music to the next generation is the purpose of the Ashe County Arts Council sponsored Junior Appalachian Musicians.