Event Listings

For additional area events please visit www.visitmadisoncounty.com

– Area Events

A Ginseng Hunt with Robert Eidus @ Eagle Feather Farm
Sep 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

See Goldenseal and Ginseng in a forest environment as the plants go down for the fall. We will explore a rich Appalachian cove where these plants live and then hunt the ginseng berries. The berries will be eaten for their medicinal benefits and the seeds will be placed in a stratification box for a year.

The cultivation of native medicinal plants as a new business opportunity will be mentioned. New marketing strategies and organizations will be highlighted.

Robert is Land Steward of Eagle Feather Organic Farm, and owner of the North Carolina Ginseng and Goldenseal Company. He has written two booklets on growing ginseng and goldenseal in a chemical free environment. He has also produced a video, “Growing Goldenseal,” which is available for purchase.

Activities Include:
* Dividing and separating Goldenseal rhizomes for fall planting.
* Discussing stratification procedures for Ginseng.
* Making and planting a seed bed for Ginseng.
* Learn the history of American Ginseng and Goldenseal.
* Option to view “How to Grow Goldenseal” a 27 minute video.

Workshop will be held on Sunday, September 3
from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Eagle Feather Organic Farm
300 Indigo Bunting Lane, Marshall, NC 28753

Cost: $80 per person
Call Robert at (828) 649-3536 to register or with questions.

No Dogs Allowed ~ Carpooling is Encouraged ~ Limit 20
Directions and more information at www.ncgoldenseal.com


Madison County Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting @ AB Tech, Room 212
Sep 5 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Room RAMS 114 at the A-B Tech Madison campus in Marshall
All board members are encouraged to attend.

Art on the Island 2017 @ Blannahassett Island
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Art on the Island returns for it’s 5th year!

Art booths, food, live music, and fun on Blannahassett Island in downtown Marshall.

Artists, download a vendor application HERE.

Food vendors call (828) 649-1301 for details.
Visit madisoncountyarts.com for more information.

Madison County Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting @ AB Tech, Room 212
Oct 3 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Room RAMS 114 at the A-B Tech Madison campus in Marshall
All board members are encouraged to attend.

– Ongoing Events

Mars Hill Farmers and Artisans Market
Saturdays from 9am to 1pm, on Carl Eller Road, Hwy. 213, right next to the tennis courts. Open April through November, then moves inside to Fiddlestix until Christmas.)

Traditional Music at the Depot
Every Friday & Saturday, 7pm
Bluegrass, country, or old time musical groups take the stage beginning at 7:00 p.m. There is no admission charge. Refreshments sold include homemade desserts, hot dogs, and beverages. Bands play 30 minute sets. Join in a cake walk, you could win the 50/50 drawing! At the Depot on Main Street in Marshall.

Live music every Friday night
at The Iron Horse Station Hotel, Restaurant & Tavern
24 South Andrews Ave., Hot Springs, NC 28743
Toll-Free: 1-866-402-9377, or: 828 622-0022
Visit us at: www.theironhorsestation.com

Live Country Music and Dance
Every Friday, 7pm
At the Walnut Volunteer Fire Department, on US Hwy. 25/70 near Walnut.

Live Music at Zuma’s
Every Thursday and Friday
Main Street, Downtown Marshall
Call 828 649-1647 for details.

Live Music at GOOD STUFF
Every Friday, 8pm
68 North Main Street in Marshall
Call 828 649-9711 for details.


For more events please visit www.madisoncountyarts.com

Madison County Arts Council
Events, Music, Festivals and More!
Phone/Fax (828) 649-1301

Our mission is to encourage, develop and celebrate the creative works and people of Madison County.



– NC Small Business Center

The Small Business Center at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is part of the statewide Small Business Center Network (SBCN); a community college funded initiative with a vision to foster and support entrepreneurship, small business, and economic development in local communities across the state.For more information contact Duane Adams, Program Coordinator, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, 1465 Sand Hill Rd., Suite 1004, Candler, NC 28715, duanecadams@abtech.edu


– SBA Workshops

For details including registration information, times and addresses, please consult the SBA North Carolina training calendar at www.sba.gov/nc or ring the SBA Asheville office at 828 225-1844.


– Free Career Center Services

Stop by the Madison County Career Center (located on the A-B Tech Madison site in Marshall) or call (828) 782-2632 for more information. Services include searching for jobs and setting up an account via the NCWorks website, resume and cover letter assistance, referrals, interview coaching, career fairs at least twice/year, and more. Madison County Career Center, 4646 US Hwy 25/70, Marshall, NC 28753. Visit our website and Facebook page also.

Facebook: Madison County North Carolina Career Center
Website: www.abtech.edu/madison and then click on Madison County Career Center


Public Events Needed!
Contact madison@quickbrightsharp.com with your Madison County event listing.