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Explore Haywood County’s businesses and organizations with monthly events that grow our community! Even better, get involved with the great organizations that nurture every aspect of a vibrant community, with organizations that promote local history, rescue animals, education, arts and more.

We hope that fear does not triumph and destroy everything that individuals have built in this county and beyond. 
All plans are tentative right now, so be sure to confirm all events and hours of operation. 


Saunook Community Meeting Thurs, Jan 19, 7 pm.Saunook Fire Dept. Benny Arrington will present a history of Barber’s Orchard and apple production 1932 – 2023.

Lunar New Year Celebration Fri, Jan 20, 7 – 9 pm. Lion Dance, Calligraphy, Tea Ceremony, and more. Sticky 8’s Food Truck, FolkmootLive bar. $20/ticket; under 12 free. 112 Virginia Ave, Waynesville. www.folkmoot.org

HART’s Kids Showcase Jan 21, 7:30 pm; Jan 22, 2 pm. $21.50; student: $11.50. 

(828) 456-6322

Model Train Event Sun, Jan 22, 2 – 5 pm. 

Smoky Mountain Model Railroaders display O gauge model trains. $8. 13 Caboose Way, Clyde. 828-550-0960

Knife Skills Workshop Mon, Jan 23, 2 – 3 pm. 

Cooperative Extension Office, 589 Raccoon Rd, Waynesville.

Houseplant Swap Wed, Jan 25, 1 - 5 pm. Canton. Register at 828-356-2561

Beaverdam Winter Game Night Wed, Jan 25, 6 – 8 pm. 

Bring your own game (cards, board games, etc). 1620 North Canton Rd, Canton

Master Gardeners Plant Sale Feb – March 3. Order forms available at the Cooperative Extension Office; 

by calling 828-456-3575; at haywood.ces.ncsu.edu

HCAC Featured Artists Exhibit Reception Fri, Feb 3, 5 – 6:30 pm. 

Harp music by Tina Morgan. 86 N Main St, Waynesville. www.haywoodarts.org

Super Saturday with Sarge’s Feb 4, 11 am – 4 pm. Booth at Cornerstone Mercantile, 190 Depot St, Waynesville. hot chocolate, snacks, giveaways, and adoptable pups!

Middle Path Nutrition Anniversary Celebration Sat, Feb 4, 11 am – 5 pm. Snow date: Sat, Feb 25. Raffle, Goodie bag giveaways, free chair massages, singing bowl sound healing, guided meditation, more. 483 Main St, Canton.

Grief Gathering Feb 8, 3:30 pm. Coffee Cup Café, 48 Haywood Park Dr, Clyde. 452-5039

Spice It Up! Monthly Spice Celebration Series Thurs, Feb 9, 2 - 4 pm. Waynesville Library. Explore a new spice or spice blend each month. This month: Fenugreek; taste test and a spice sample. Register at 828-356-2507

11th Annual Plunge Sat, Feb 11, 10 am check-in; 11:30 festivities. Canton Pool, 77 Penland St, Canton. 


Paper Moon Puppets Present: Hansel and Gretel Sat, Feb 11, 10 am & 2pm. Waynesville Library. Marionettes will present ‘Hansel and Gretel’ for all ages. 


FUR’s Valentine’s Adoption Day Sun, Feb 12, 1 – 4 pm. 

38 Safe Haven Dr, Waynesville. Reduced adoption fees. 1-844-888-CATS (2287)

Learn To Grow: Vegetable Gardening Tues, Feb 21, 10 am – 12 pm. Cooperative Extension Office, 

589 Raccoon Rd, Waynesville. $10. Register by Feb 17. (828) 456-3575

Fresh Cheese Three Ways Thurs, Feb 23, 6 - 7 pm. Waynesville. Learn to make paneer, cream cheese, and ricotta, all from the same recipe with taste testing. Register at 828-356-2507.

Next Month & Beyond

Tim Stafford & Thomm Jutz at FolkmootLive! Fri, March 3, 7 pm. $25/$30 door. 

Bluegrass, Food trucks, bar. 112 Virginia Ave, Waynesville. www.folkmoot.org

Musique Mènage Sat, March 4, 3 pm. Blue Ridge Orchestra plays Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 – “The Great.” and original music by local artists Fancy and the Gentlemen. $25/adult; $15/child; Under 5 free. haywood.edu/orchestra

Bowl for Kids’ Sake Sat, March 18: 11 am – 1 pm or 1 – 3 pm. Fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Haywood County. Sky Lanes, Smoky Park Highway in Asheville. 828.273.3601

Spring Hunter Safety Course April 5 – 6, 6 – 9 pm. On HCC campus. Free. Register at www.ncwildlife.org/