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Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project Announces Holiday Tailgate Market Schedule

ASHEVILLE, NC – It’s that time of year again when some area farmers tailgate markets wrap up their season. Don’t worry too much, though; many remain open into November and December for all of your holiday cooking and shopping needs! Select ‘Read more’ for details.

Final Market Dates (and Holiday Market Details)


Ashe County Farmers Market: Reg season has ended. (Annual holiday markets November 20, 26, and 27 and December 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each day; selection of handmade arts and crafts for holiday gift-giving.)


Asheville City Market: South: October 27 (Produce, cheeses, meats, baked goods, plants, home goods, and more; 2-6 p.m.); Downtown: December 18 (Holiday markets November 27 and December 4, 11, and 18; holiday market hours will change from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature live music as well as a holiday bike drive in December to collect unwanted bikes or parts for recycling; the bike drive will also feature bike repair demos and used bikes for sale.)
Big Ivy Tailgate Market: October 30
Black Mountain Tailgate Market: October 30 (Holiday market, 2nd annual, November 20; regular food vendors plus a wide variety of craft and artisan vendors for gift shopping. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Greenlife Sunday Market: October 31
Mission Hospital Tailgate Market: October 1
North Asheville Tailgate Market: December 18 (Regular hours November 20 and 27, with a special Thanksgiving market November 20. The 9th Annual Holiday Bazaar will be held December 4, 11, and 18 at the North Asheville Tailgate Market from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The market will feature produce, crafts, gifts, meats, cheeses, baked goods, chocolate, cider, coffee, and more.)
Riceville Tailgate Market: September 18
Victory Tailgate Market: September 29
Wednesday Co-op Market:  November 24
West Asheville Tailgate Market: November 9 (Holiday event Tuesday, December 7 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.)
Weaverville Tailgate Market: October 27 (Season finale celebration; cookie decorating, scavenger hunt, and pumpkin decorating from 3-5:30 p.m. Costumes are optional but encouraged.)


Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market: October 30 (Fall Harvest Party on October 30; details soon. Special winter markets November 20 and 24 and December 8 and 11 from 9 a.m. until noon; markets will offer fall and winter vegetables, apples and cider, farm-raised eggs, meat, cheese, NC seafood, baked goods, preserves, and heritage crafts.)


Flat Rock Tailgate Market: October 28 (Special Christmas Market December 4 from 2-5 p.m. Usual vendors from tailgate market plus new additions, Christmas trees, handspun scarves, dried Henderson County apples, handmade furniture, herb baskets, pizza kits, and more. For more information, call 828-697-7719.)
Hendersonville Community Co-op Tailgate Market: October 18
Henderson County Tailgate Market: Operating on regular schedule until further notice.
Henderson County Curb Market: Operating on regular schedule until further notice.


Johnson County Farmers Market: Reg season has ended. (Second Annual Holiday Market December 4th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m; vendors include local meat, veggies, jams and jellies, wreaths, crafts, baked goods and more. The Christmas Parade starts at 3 p.m.)


Franklin Tailgate Market: November 20 (Final market 9 am to noon.)


Madison County Farmers & Artisans Market: November 20 (Special winter markets held inside at Fiddlestix the Saturday after Thanksgiving until the Saturday before Christmas.)


Historic Marion Tailgate Market: October 26


Christmas Farmers Market: December 4 at the Mill Spring Agricultural Center (4 School Rd) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; trees, winter vegetables, crafts, and more.


Transylvania Tailgate Market: December 18 (Open Saturdays only in December from 9 a.m. until noon.)


Blowing Rock Farmers Market: October 14 (Holiday markets November 23 and December 21, 4-6 p.m.)

Watauga County Farmers Market: October 30 (Third annual holiday market November 20 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; trees, wreaths, and seasonal items along with homemade crafts and goodies of all types.)


Yancey County Farmers Market: October 30 (Special holiday market/event December 4 in conjunction with Burnsville’s Winterfest activities. More details to come.)

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