1898 Waverly Inn

We had a wonderful time at your inn!  We definitely hope to visit a couple times a year. Keep up the wonderful work! ~ Winston Salem, NC

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Festivals & Special Events

1898 Waverly Inn in Hendersonville, North Carolina is conveniently located to many North Carolina festivals. During your stay, experience festivals celebrating western North Carolina's unique take on music, art, the holidays and more. You will appreciate the comfortable setting of our historic inn as a place to start out from and return to after a day of activities and celebrations. Whether you're visiting with friends or family, the atmosphere at our B&B is uplifting and one that you won't soon forget.

September Events in and around Hendersonville near 1898 Waverly Inn

September 5 to 14 North Carolina Mountain State Fair WNC Agricultural Center. Celebrate the heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountains with agriculture, music, crafts, art, food, entertainment, display of livestock, competitions and midway amusement rides. www.mountainfair.org

September 1 to 30 Biltmore House - NC Wine Month at Biltmore
September is North Carolina Wine Month! Come celebrate NC wines with the Biltmore Estate at special events all month long, including free wine tastings, wine pairing dinners, specialty tours, special tastings (including a Reactive Tasting), wine flights at Biltmore restaurants, live music, and more.

September 1 Golden Age "Coming of the Railroad" Henderson County Heritage Museum at the Historic Hendersonville Courthouse. Apple Valley Model Railroad Club's replica of the Saluda Mountain Grade, the steepest main-line standard gauge railroad in the United States, will be on display, along with other artifacts; Civil War Exhibit, artifacts of military weaponry & uniforms dating back to the war.

September 11 - 21 Music of James Bond - Flatrock Playhouse
"Goldfinger," "Diamonds are Forever," "You Only Live Twice," "Live and Let Die," "Skyfall," and countless other iconic songs about the world’s favorite spy comes to life on the Playhouse Mainstage.

September 13 Fall Wildflower Hike - Naturalist Niche Series at Chimney Rock Park, Chimney Rock, NC. Beat the leaf peeping crowd by seeking magnificent fall flowers along Chimney Rock's trails with renowned naturalist and author Ron Lance. Many folks think spring is the peak wildflower season, but flowers are in bloom much of the year at Chimney Rock. Expect to see blooming beauties such as asters, Pink Turtlehead, boneset and more! Limited to 15; advance registration is required. Fee. 828-625-9611. www.chimneyrockpark.com/events

September 13 to October 4 Summer Music in Flat Rock at Little Rainbow Row
Free outdoor concert series. On the deck and paved area behind Little Rainbow Row Saturdays throughout the summer. Saturday, August 2nd, features music from Tom Fisch.

September 13, 20, 27 Rockin’ Naturalist Guided Hikes at Chimney Rock Park, Chimney Rock, NC. Explore Chimney Rock trails with a park naturalist or ranger.
Hickory Nut Gorge is home to 36 rare plant species and 14 rare animal species, making it one of North Carolina’s most significant centers of biodiversity. Follow naturalist Clint Calhoun Off the Beaten Path to see some of his favorite areas in the Park and learn about species living there. Bring your camera and lace up your boots for this moderate-to-strenuous hike. Meet at Cliff Dwellers Gifts. Limited to 15; advance registration required. Fee. 828-625-9611. www.chimneyrockpark.com/events

September 19 Wild Mushroom Walks at Chimney Rock Park, Chimney Rock, NC. View a variety of fungi growing along the park’s trails. Free. 828-625-9611. www.chimneyrockpark.com/events

September 20-21 6th Annual Flock to the Rock, Chimney Rock, NC. The region’s premier fall migration birding event is held at Chimney Rock, an official site on the NC Birding Trail. It features live Birds of Prey programs with a Red-tailed Hawk and Great Horned Owl, bird walks led by local experts, workshops like bird photography and hummingbirds, plus family nature walks and owl pellet dissection for kids. Chimney Rock is home to 130+ species of birds throughout the year, including warblers, vireos, tanagers, woodpeckers, thrushes, owls and birds of prey, including the Peregrine Falcon. This prime birding weekend coincides with the annual hawk migration when dozens, sometimes hundreds, of hawks can be seen on their flight south. 828-625-9611. www.chimneyrockpark.com/events

The Great Outdoors Packages: There is so much to do and see in Western North Carolina. This package includes tickets to beautiful Chimney Rock Park.

September 27 Rock On! - Naturalist Niche Series at Chimney Rock Park, Chimney Rock, NC. Ancient towering rock formations in Chimney Rock and Hickory Nut Gorge capture the imagination of visitors from around the world. Get a brief introduction to the area's geological history, then explore some of the Park's incredible rock outcroppings on a guided hike. Limit 20; advance registration required. Fee. 828-625-9611. www.chimneyrockpark.com/events

September 27 Curb Market Old Timey Day, Henderson County Curb Market, 221 N Church St , Hendersonville, NC. Come visit the South’s most unique Curb Market for Henderson County Curb Market Old Timey Day. Music, antique display, demonstrations, food and more. All items sold at the market are handmade or locally grown.

October Events in and around Hendersonville near 1898 Waverly Inn

October 1 to 31 Biltmore House - Fall at Biltmore
Discover fall's fleeting beauty around every turn at Biltmore. From gardens overflowing with colorful mums to Blue Ridge Mountain vistas stretching for miles, our views are unsurpassed.

Fall colors are beautiful all around our Inn, but Biltmore is spectacular.

Till October 4 Summer Music in Flat Rock at Little Rainbow Row
Free outdoor concert series. On the deck and paved area behind Little Rainbow Row Saturdays throughout the summer. Saturday, August 2nd, features music from Tom Fisch.

October 2 - 26 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Broad and entertaining musical farce follows the path of the Roman slave, Pseudolus, on his long, convoluted and ultimately hilarious path to freedom. The original Broadway production and film was created by the legendary Stephen Sondheim and Larry Gelbart (creator of television’s long running hit, M*A*S*H).


October 4 Farm City Day at Jackson Park
Modern & antique farm equipment, old timey demonstrations & displays, live entertainment, crafts, competitions, children's games, tractor pull, food & more.

October 4 Burntshirt Vineyards Annual Grape Stomp
Join in the Fun at Burntshirt Vineyards Harvest Bash! Saturday October 4th, 1pm–5pm Channel your inner "Lucy" and dress up for the occasion... a prize will be awarded for Best Costume! No admission charge. Food and wine will be available for purchase.


October 4, 5 Art on Main Fine Art - Fine Craft Festival Main Street, Hendersonville
The 55th annual Art on Main Fine Art will take place October 4 & 5, 10-4pm both days, along Hendersonville, NC's historic Main Street. Stroll historic downtown Hendersonville for fine arts and fine crafts by some of the area's finest local and regional artists: clay, jewelry, wood, photography, painting, glass, metal, etc. Demonstrating artists will be on hand to explain their creative processes.


October 11 Historic 7th Avenue Bazaar
A street festival with a variety of art & crafts, entertainment, food & more

October 11 & 18 Hunger Games Unofficial Fan Walking Tour
The Amazing Fan Tour featured on NBC Today Show, Entertainment Weekly, Hollywood Treasures, USA Today, & the NY Times!
Guided Tour of filming locations for the hit film The Hunger Games - these are the locations used in DuPont State Recreational Forest (The Arena).
Cost is $59 per person includes: guides for filming locations, exploring waterfalls, Hunger Games lunch, camo lesson like Peeta, archery like Katniss and sling shot like Rue. (Hiking Required)
Tour begins at the Hooker Falls Parking lot in DuPont State Recreational Forest. Archery and slingshot will take place in downtown Brevard.
10:00 am - 03:00 pm Admission: $59 per person.

October 16, 19, 23, 26 Music on the Rock: John Denve
Another massively popular Music on the Rock concert returns with two weeks of The Music of John Denver. With his unique style of songwriting, Denver composed over 200 songs including “Take Me Home Country Roads.” These amazing nights of music will feature some of his greatest hits, performed by an extraordinary singer.

October 18 & 19 Tour de Falls at DuPont State Recreational Forest
Buses will be available in the parking lot on DuPont/Staton Rd. to take visitors to A 12 mile tour by shuttle bus in DuPont State Recreational Forest to four spectacular sites: Triple Falls, High Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, & Lake Julia. Tour de Falls provides the general public, families and those with limited hiking abilities a chance to see the beauty of DuPont State Recreational Forest and some of the most spectacular waterfalls in the Southeast via shuttle buses. The Tour de Falls begins and ends at the event parking area.
Buses will leave the event parking area approximately every 30 minutes from 9 am until 2:30 pm.

October 17, 18 & 19 "The Sandburgs of Connemara" by Steve Carlisle at The Henderson County Heritage Museum, Henderson County Courthouse
The Henderson County Heritage Museum will present a one-act play written by Steve Carlisle titled "The Sandburgs of Connemara." The play will run approximately 45 minutes in the 2nd floor courtroom of the Old Courthouse on Main Street. After the play the audience will be ushered to an adjoining room where interpreters from the National Park Service will display certain materials on the Sandburgs and be happy to answer any questions the audience members may have.
Tickets for the 4 performances are $10 and may be obtained by calling the Henderson County Heritage Museum at 828-694-1619. Performances will be on October 17th at 7pm, October 18th at 2pm and 7pm, and October 19th at 2pm.

October 11 Naturalist Niche Series: Fall Big Basswood Hike with Ron Lance
Up and down a bit of slope, between a few boulders and shrubs and weaving beneath towering fall foliage, hike into a hidden forest cove. Renowned naturalist Ron Lance will guide you to where the state’s largest basswood tree lives, with a circumference of more than 13 feet!
This 2-hour-plus hike is moderately strenuous and not suitable for children under 12. Limited to 15; advance registration required.
9:30am-11:30am Cost: $22 Adult (includes Park admission), $10 Annual Passholder, $12 Youth (ages 5-15), $5 Grady’s Kids Club Member 828-625-9611. www.chimneyrockpark.com/events

November Events in and around Hendersonville near 1898 Waverly Inn

November 20 - December 21 Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol The Charles Dickens’ perennial classic, A Christmas Carol comes to life on the Flat Rock Playhouse stage in a spectacular new production featuring all the classic elements with a few new twists. The industrial setting of 19th century England gives way to a story filled with hope and joy as the entire cast and audience join hearts and voices to a chorus of familiar Christmas carols. All the well known characters retell the magical and uplifting story from “Bah! Humbug!”, the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future, to “God bless us, everyone!.” A holiday tradition appropriate for all ages.

December 11 - 14, 18 - 21 Music on the Rock: A Motown Christmas
Originally released in 1973, A Motown Christmas featured performance by Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Diana Ross & the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations and Smokey Robinson & the Miracles. These unique arrangements of beloved Christmas classics like “Silent Night” and “White Christmas” featured harmonies that epitomized the Motown sound. This amazing album will come to life at Playhouse Downtown with a group of singers that are guaranteed to bring some extra joy to your Christmas season.

More Event Sites & Information

March of the Leprechauns Festival & Parade
Slice of Hendersonville Public Art Display
Olde Tyme Music Festival
Garden Jubilee
Main Street Sidewalk Antique Show
Chalk It Up!
Blue Ridge BBQ Festival, Tryon, NC
If you love NC Barbeque check out the NC Barbecue Society.
Folkmoot USA
Bele Chere 
NC Apple Festival
NC Mountain State Fair
Art on Main
Foothills Highland Games
Olde Fashioned Hendersonville Christmas