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.

November Events in and around Hendersonville near 1898 Waverly Inn

November 7 – January 11, 2015  Christmas at Biltmore Daytime Celebration
Experience the holidays wreathed with the wonder of Biltmore. Our celebration presents Christmas on a grand scale with more than 40 trees decorated by our talented staff, accented with miles of ribbon, garlands, and lights. Festive menus in our restaurants and holiday wine tastings make for a memorable visit.

November 7 – January 3, 2015  Biltmore Candlelight Christmas Evenings
By reservation only. Pricing varies by date.
Candlelight, firelight, and live music bring holiday warmth to the extravagant holiday décor of Biltmore House, creating an evening to remember. Evening guests can also take advantage of Antler Hill Village & Winery to enjoy free wine tastings. Advance reservations are required for evening visits.

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.

November  13 - December 31  Golden Age "Coming of the Railroad" Exhibit
Henderson County Heritage Museum
1 Historic Courthouse Square , Hendersonville NC
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; & the Civil War Exhibit, artifacts of military weaponry & uniforms dating back to the war; Henderson County Heritage Museum, free to the public

November  28 and 29  Indoor Motocross
McGough Arena - Western North Carolina Agricultural Center
Victory Sports produces championship motocross events for everyone. Whether you are a true beginner or a Pro-Am rider looking for advancement points, we have events for you.
Sunday races are amateur only.

December 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 4th - December 6th Biltmore Warehouse Sale - Open to the Public
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 2000 Riverside Drive, Asheville NC
Christmas Decor and more. Take advantage of tremendous savings at Biltmore's seasonal warehouse sale. Save up to 70% on Christmas and home décor, jewelry, apparel, and more!

November 7 – January 11, 2015  Christmas at Biltmore Daytime Celebration
Experience the holidays wreathed with the wonder of Biltmore. Our celebration presents Christmas on a grand scale with more than 40 trees decorated by our talented staff, accented with miles of ribbon, garlands, and lights. Festive menus in our restaurants and holiday wine tastings make for a memorable visit.

November 7 – January 3, 2015  Biltmore Candlelight Christmas Evenings
By reservation only. Pricing varies by date.
Candlelight, firelight, and live music bring holiday warmth to the extravagant holiday décor of Biltmore House, creating an evening to remember. Evening guests can also take advantage of Antler Hill Village & Winery to enjoy free wine tastings. Advance reservations are required for evening visits.

November  13 - December 31  Golden Age "Coming of the Railroad" Exhibit
Henderson County Heritage Museum
1 Historic Courthouse Square , Hendersonville NC
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; & the Civil War Exhibit, artifacts of military weaponry & uniforms dating back to the war; Henderson County Heritage Museum, free to the public

December  4 to 7  SRA Finals Rodeo
McGough Arena - Western North Carolina Agricultural Center
Southern Rodeo Association Finals Top 12 Contestants competing in Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Bull Riding Calf Roping, Steer Wrestling Team Roping (Header), Team Roping (Heeler) Barrel Racing, Breakaway Roping and more! The Southern Rodeo Association (SRA) was founded in 1954 as a non-profit organization to promote the sport of rodeo in an effort to preserve the cowboy heritage. The SRA boasts of being the oldest rodeo association east of the Mississippi River. Members of the association come from as far north as Canada, as far south as Florida and as far west as Oklahoma.

December 5 - 21  Little Women
Hendersonville Little Theatre
229 S. Washington Street , Hendersonville NC
A holiday production of Louisa May Alcott's heartwarming tale of the trials and tribulations of the March sisters in 1860's Connecticut.
Presented at the Hendersonville Little Theatre's Mainstage

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.

December  26 and 27  Indoor Motocross
McGough Arena - Western North Carolina Agricultural Center
Victory Sports produces championship motocross events for everyone. Whether you are a true beginner or a Pro-Am rider looking for advancement points, we have events for you.
Sunday races are amateur only.

January Events in and around Hendersonville near 1898 Waverly Inn

November 7 – January 11, 2015  Christmas at Biltmore Daytime Celebration
Experience the holidays wreathed with the wonder of Biltmore. Our celebration presents Christmas on a grand scale with more than 40 trees decorated by our talented staff, accented with miles of ribbon, garlands, and lights. Festive menus in our restaurants and holiday wine tastings make for a memorable visit.

November 7 – January 3, 2015  Biltmore Candlelight Christmas Evenings
By reservation only. Pricing varies by date.
Candlelight, firelight, and live music bring holiday warmth to the extravagant holiday décor of Biltmore House, creating an evening to remember. Evening guests can also take advantage of Antler Hill Village & Winery to enjoy free wine tastings. Advance reservations are required for evening visits.

Night of January 2 - Quadrantids Meteor Shower

Have you seen a meteor shower? This area is a wonderful place to see shooting stars. The overlooks on the parkway are ideal or just drive far enough out of town and look up. Find any dark, secluded spot where oncoming car headlights will not periodically ruin your night vision. If it's dark enough to see the big dipper, it's dark enough to see falling stars. But, the darker it is, the more stars you can see and the more shooting stars you will see.

Watch between midnight and dawn on January 3 and/or 4. Look to the north-northeast, just below the handle of the big dipper, for an hour or so before dawn. If you miss the peak you won’t see many meteors.

This is a spectacular meteor shower, with 50 to 100 meteors or more an hour. But, the peak of the Quadrantid meteor shower lasts only a few hours. Unfortunately in 2015 the nearly full moon will interfere with seeing many of the shooting stars.

January 11, 2015  - March 19th Winter at Biltmore
Discover our great indoors at America's largest home. Be immersed in the intricate details and artistic touches found in Biltmore House and get a glimpse of tropical beauty in our Conservatory filled with palms, ferns, and orchids. At Antler Hill Village & Winery, enjoy free guided winery tours and exhibits of the Vanderbilts' personal treasures.

January  30, 31  Indoor Motocross
McGough Arena - Western North Carolina Agricultural Center
Victory Sports produces championship motocross events for everyone. Whether you are a true beginner or a Pro-Am rider looking for advancement points, we have events for you.
Sunday races are amateur only.

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