WIN the Ultimate Vacation Getaway Giveaway in Hendersonville NC

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We are so excited to announce our new Ultimate Vacation Giveaway Getaway in Hendersonville North Carolina. This will be a huge prize that any one of you could win. We are talking about lodging, eateries, and things to do all included in this “Winner Takes All” giveaway. Eleven local businesses in Henderson County NC are a part of this Grand Prize!

To Enter, all you need to do is first make sure you have liked the Ask Hendersonville Facebook Page to qualify; then Like, Comment & Share this post on Facebook for up to 3 chances to win. So if you “Like” this post on Facebook, you get one chance. If you “Comment” on this post on Facebook, you get another chance. And if you “Share” this post on Facebook, you will get another.

And whether you win or not, this list features some great spots that you definitely…

Downtown Hendersonville NC Gets A Gem Mine

Pisgah Forest Gem Mine Hendersonville NC

Exciting things are happening all around Hendersonville North Carolina, and becoming a kid-friendly place is a top priority. When you look at other places around Western NC, including Asheville, there is not much to do for kids. But take a simple walk down Main Street in Downtown Hendersonville and watch their little eyes light up!

You have Hands On which is a fun experience where you can take the kids for exhibits, classes, and events. Then you have the Mineral & Lapidary Museum where you can get a sort of science tour of raw minerals from the earth, polished gemstones, and other finished products. Then last but not least, you have the ECCO Aquarium where you can see about 24 exhibits and tanks featuring turtles, sharks, lizards and more. And let’s not forget the Dancing Bear, which is one of the best…

Flat Rock Village Bakery in Henderson County NC

Flat Rock Village Bakery in Henderson County NC

We have been going to Flat Rock Village Bakery in Henderson County North Carolina for years. Just one stop on the corner where they are located and you can smell the deliciousness all over the streets. Not only do they have lots of pastries and baked goods, but they also have sandwiches, salads, coffee, and even pizza! In the photo above, we actually bumped into them in Biltmore Park Town Square at the Farmer’s Market. They started in 2001 and 15 years later they are going and growing stronger than ever. Do not miss stopping by this spot if you are in or visiting the Hendersonville NC or Henderson County area of WNC.

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Riding Out Hurricane Matthew, Wishing I Was In Hendersonville NC

Decorated Shutters for Hurricane Matthew

 

 

 

 

 

 

While we were in Hendersonville NC last, I bought my husband a t-shirt at Sherman’s that said, “The mountains are calling and I must go.” And that’s exactly what my instincts told me to do as it become obvious that Matthew was coming to visit the Treasure Coast as a category 4 storm. I thought if we could just get on the turnpike and seek refuge in the Round House nestled in the safety of the mountains, everything will be alright.

But the traffic reports I retweeted showed the turnpike backed up and not wanting to get stuck on the road during this hurricane, it was with a heavy heart we made the difficult choice to ride out the storm with the family at home.

 

 

Hurricanes and I have history. Eleven years ago we stayed for…

Send Us Your Hendersonville NC Business & Community News & Events

Ask Hendersonville NC News, Events & Business

Ask Hendersonville North Carolina is excited to announce that you can now submit your Hendersonville and Henderson County NC news & events to us on our website. We have two forms where you can easily add your information to, send to us, and we will then review and most likely post it on our website. Then we will send you the link to the post. Here are the two forms:

  1. Post Your Blog (This is where you can write an article to submit to Ask Hendersonville NC. This can be also used by photographers to send us a featured photo each month of their work)
  2. Post Your Event (This is where you can post your upcoming event if it is in Hendersonville or Henderson County NC)

This feature is available on the Ask Hendersonville NC website because sometimes you have some great info, or news; or…

HVL Donuts Gets Ready To Open In Downtown Hendersonville NC

HVL Donuts Downtown Hendersonville NC

HVL Donuts, a satellite store for HenDough, is getting ready to open in Downtown Hendersonville North Carolina. The existing space that HenDough Chicken & Donuts occupies is a little off the beaten path (but worth the trip), but now they have a spot at the beginning of all the Main Street foot traffic. And the building, it is a little cute “hole in the wall” location for a small business or smaller items, such as donuts. While McFarlan’s bakery has the good old fashioned donuts that we have always loved, HVL Donuts is bringing a more artisan craft donut to the Downtown Hendersonville scene.

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New Cooking Classes in Hendersonville NC at Mi Amore Cafe

Hendersonville NC Cooking Class at Mi Amore Cafe

Chef Anthony, or “The Saucy Italian” as many call him, creates some deliciously authentic Italian food at Mi Amore Cafe in Hendersonville North Carolina. Many folks have asked and begged for his family recipes, and he has now decided to start a cooking class at the restaurant. Not only will you learn lots about Italian food and wine, but you will also meet a bunch of great folks in the community. Think of this as a cooking social, where friends meet and eat!

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A Family Tradition – Grandad’s Apple Farm in Hendersonville NC

Grandad's Apple Farm and Pumpkins in Hendersonville NC

Today was the time when our family heads out to Grandad’s Apple Farm in Hendersonville North Carolina. Over the past few years, this has become a family tradition for us. This year there was only a handful of us, as some had prior commitments, and others had to work. But we have learned that as a family, we must make great memories while we still can, so heading out to this farm is more than just about apples.

We walked, talked, enjoyed the sun, escaped to the shade for a few, hung out by the lake, played by the cornfield, had some fun in the playground area, met some other nice folks, and took home two bags of apples to make all sorts of delicious desserts.

I just love looking out across this huge cornfield, taking a deep breath, and gazing upon the mountains that rise into the sky.

There…