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Welcome to Bakersville!

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Photo credit: Doug Sudduth

Thank you for visiting with us. We hope that you will come and bring your family soon and browse our unique art galleries, spend a day or two touring nearby artists' studios, attend one of our area festivals or art events, do a little birding, bike along our scenic roads, catch some trout, take a day trip or longer to beautiful Roan Mountain, or just relax along our Creek Walk.

You might want to stay longer when you see our good schools, locally owned and operated restaurants, library, competitively priced real estate, and friendly people. Take a look around, we're pretty sure that you will want to take a look at the Town of Bakersville, North Carolina!


TroutacularOn Saturday, June 3, grab your pole and head to Bakersville, a North Carolina Mountain Heritage Trout City!

Troutacular is an event especially for young fishermen/women! Registration & fishing begins at 5:30 am. All prizes for competitions are announced at 11 am.

Troutacular is sponsored by the Town of Bakersville, the Bakersville Improvement Group, Unimin, and the Merchants of Bakersville.

NC Rhododendron Festival Celebrates 71 Years

On June 16 and 17, Bakersville will host its 71th North Carolina Rhododendron Festival which is among the oldest and most respected festivals in the Southeast. The two-day Festival will feature the Rhododendron Festival Pageant on Friday and Saturday evenings.

The Rhododendron Festival Arts and Crafts Fair on BOTH Friday and Saturday will have live music all day, food vendors, featuring local and organic selections and church-baked goods; regional arts and crafts people; commercial vendors; inflatables and train rides for the kids; nonprofit exhibits, and the famous Ducky Derby.

We will have a classic car show on Saturday as well as a 10K run and street dancing both Friday and Saturday nights.

There are vendor spaces still available: Contact Dr. Dan Barron by email or at 828-284-1914 for more info.

Bakersville Parade of Flags

Bakersville's town-wide display of flags honoring those who have served will line Crimson Laurel Way from Armed Services Day (May 29th) through Independence Day (July 4th).

Sponsor a flag for $25 and your loved one and/or veteran will be honored on a placard at the pole holding your flag. The flag is yours to take home on July 5th.

To purchase a flag, please fill out a flag purchase application and bring it to the Town Hall. Any questions or additional information, please contact Town Hall at 828-688-2113.

Any profits from the sale of the flags will go to the Bakersville Improvement Group (B.I.G.) for town projects and events.

Mica Gallery

Mica Gallery

Mica, a cooperative gallery of fine contemporary craft, begins its sixth season with newest member, Robbie Bell of Speckled Dog Pottery (pictured, with Emma).

In addition, Mica’s newest offerings include the work of Marita Strauss’ jewelry and Katherine McCarty’s oil paintings.

During the months of April and May as a special surprise to celebrate Mother’s Day and the joy of spring, a garden gift will be included in each purchase, as well as an opportunity to sign up for the drawing of a Mica gift certificate, with the drawing taking place the Saturday before Mother’s Day.

Mica is a must see destination for those who appreciate the handmade. Stop by, meet an artist, and celebrate spring!

Mica is located at 37 N Mitchell Ave, Bakersville, and is open daily: Mon-Sat: 10-5; Sun: Noon-5. Find us on the web: Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Instagram: Call: 828-688-6422.


In Tandem Gallery

In Tandem Gallery

In Tandem Gallery features ceramic artist Shanna Fliegel for the month of May.

Visit the In Tandem website to see a full calendar of upcoming exhibits, featured artists, estate collections, and online galleries.

 In Tandem Gallery is located at 20 N Mitchell Ave, in downtown Bakersville. For more information, contact owner-curator Silvia Ferrari-Palmer at 828-688-6428.





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