Public Works crews are preparing for a big snow this weekend. Crews will be coming in starting Midnight Saturday night and work on clearing roads all through the night and into Sunday morning. They prioritize downtown, and in order for them to most effectively clean up downtown, please: Bring in or...Read more

14 Downtown Hendersonville Businesses Receive Pivot Fund Grants

$25,000 Funded by Duke Energy Hometown Revitalization Grant

January 4, 2022 – Fourteen downtown businesses have been awarded grants to support “pivoting” their business model. The Friends of Downtown...Read more


The last chance to shop local this year at Hendersonville Farmers Market is this Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The festive Holiday Market will feature about 40 vendors selling farm-fresh products, baked goods and handmade artisan crafts. (see vendor list below)

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Downtown Hendersonville will light up with holiday cheer at the annual Holiday Tree Lighting event on Friday, November 26 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

All are welcome to gather on the Historic Courthouse Plaza to sing Christmas carols, sip hot cocoa and watch for the man in red. Kick off...Read more


Bearfootin’ Auction surpasses $100,000 in proceeds for nonprofits

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (October 20, 2021) - In an exciting conclusion of a month-long virtual auction, the 19 th annual Bearfootin’ Bear Auction generated $102,400 to benefit local nonprofits. This is a $18,291...Read more


October 11, 2021 – Trick-or-Treat! Monsters, ghosts and goblins will be on parade in downtown Hendersonville this Halloween Sunday (October 31), 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., at the family-friendly Treat Street Carnival.

The event, which combines the Friends of Downtown Hendersonville’s Trick or...Read more


Friends of Downtown Hendersonville Receives $25,000 from Duke Energy Foundation to Expand Business Support

September 29, 2021 - The Friends of Downtown Hendersonville is one of 30 organizations in North Carolina to receive a $25,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to expand their...Read more


Mural Designs Selected for 5 th Avenue & Maple Street Sidewalk Mural

Hendo Beeline, Bear Crossing and Hendo murals to connect Main Street and 7 th Avenue Districts

September 23, 2021 – Three mural designs and two artists have been selected to install a sidewalk mural on 5...Read more


Rhythm & Brews Concert Series Continues September 16 with Mike and the Moonpies, Kenny George Band

HENDERSONVILLE, NC – Get ready to boogie on Main Street! The 2021 Rhythm & Brews Concert Series will put on its third show of the season on Thursday, September 16 with headliner...Read more


Bearfootin’ Bear Auction to begin with virtual bidding September 15

Bidding for the 2021 Bearfootin’ Art Walk bears will begin virtually on September 15 and continue until October 16 at 6pm.

After a successful pivot from a traditional live auction to a virtual auction which...Read more


Media contact:

Katie Breckheimer, Chair

Working to Be Plastic Free

Phone: 828-692-0385 ext.1004 | Email:

The retail and foodservice industries are major contributors to the plastic pollution that ends up in our communities. To...Read more


Downtown Businesses and Community:

While we continue to hear a mix of responses to the long term potential and reality of the LoveHendo event(s) from the community and businesses, a growing number of downtown businesses have reflected that it is unwelcomed and has had a damaging impact...Read more


Get ready to boogie on Main Street! The 2021 Rhythm & Brews Concert Series will put on its second show of the season on Thursday, August 19 with headliner Jamie McLean Band and opener Hustle Souls.

Rhythm & Brews is Hendersonville’s premier live music event. The concert is free...Read more


The Hendersonville Farmers Market will celebrate the humble tomato this Saturday with a special Tomato Day event as the crop reaches peak season in Western North Carolina. During the regular market location and hours of 8am until 1pm at 650 Maple Street, shoppers are invited to enjoy a day of...Read more


Locals Invited to Submit Sidewalk Mural Ideas for 5 th Avenue Art Route

Friends of Downtown Hendersonville launches community sidewalk mural project funded by AARP Community Challenge Grant

July 28, 2021 – Imagine your art in Downtown Hendersonville! The community is invited to...Read more