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Mitchell County Schools

Gouge Elementary School

Bowman Middle School

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AMY Regional Library

AMY Regional Library

Bakersville Community Medical Clinic

Bakersville Community
Health Center

Offering low cost medical care based on income, and assistance with the Affordable Care Act (open enrollment coming up in November).

Mitchell Grown

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Mitchell Cooperative Extension

Mitchell Cooperative Extension

Mitchell County Historical Society

Mitchell County Historical Society

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!

NC Rhododendron Festival

Congratulations to the newly crowned Rhododendron Queens! Junior Queen Cassidy Gentry (left) and Queen Hannah Welborn Lewis (right). Hannah is 18 years old, and is from Archdale, NC. She performed a clogging routine for talent, and she won the interview and swimsuit awards. Cassidy is 12 years old, and is from Spruce Pine, NC. She performed a tap dance routine for talent, and won the interview and evening gown awards.

2017 NC Rhododendron Queen's Court

Left to right: Madelyn Duncan, of Marion, 2nd Runner-up & talent winner;
Sydney Stevenson, of Statesville, 1st Runner-up & congeniality winner;
Cassidy Gentry, & Hannah Welborn-Lewis, NC Rhododendron Queens;
Keely Duncan, of Spruce Pine, 1st Runner-up & talent winner;
Madison Evans, of Bakersville, 2ns Runner-up and evening gown & congeniality winner.


Historical Society Presentation

Mitchell County Historical Society

FREE TO THE PUBLIC, AS ALWAYS! Join the Mitchell County Historical Society on June 20th, at 7PM, at the Historic Courthouse in Bakersville to hear the presentation of Dr. Lloyd Bailey on World War I and The Soldiers of the Toe River Valley. Dr. Bailey is the author of the Toe River Valley Heritage Series and will discuss his upcoming volume on the Great War, especially as it impacted the citizens of Toe River Valley.

The Mitchell County Historic Courthouse is located at 11 N Mitchell Ave, in downtown Bakersville. For more information call 828-688-4371.


Town-wide Yard Sale & Fireworks

Bakersville's annual town-wide yard sale & fireworks celebration will both be held on Saturday, July 2.

The yard sale will kick off bright & early. A $5 donation is requested from participants to benefit the Bakersville Improvement Group.

The fireworks start at dusk!

For more information, contact Town Hall at 688-2113.


Mica Gallery

Mica Gallery

Mica Gallery is located at 37 N Mitchell Ave, in downtown Bakersville. For more information call Mica Gallery at 828-688-MICA (6422).


In Tandem Gallery

In Tandem Gallery

Bakersville's newest gallery, In Tandem, showcases jewelry artist Sarah Rachel Brown for the month of June. The opening for this exhibit will be Saturday, June 18th.

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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