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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!

4th Annual Apple Butter Festival

Apple Butter Festival

The Mitchell County Historical Society will hold its 4th annual Apple Butter Festival on Saturday, October 21, from 10am to 4pm at the Bakersville Creek Walk. Members of the MCHS Board of Directors and volunteers will be cooking apple butter over an open flame. Watch them stirring the large kettle and enjoy a sample of hot apple butter with fresh biscuit. They will also have jars of apple butter – pints & half pints – for sale. They make wonderful Christmas gifts – as well as a delicious breakfast!

Apple Butter FestivalMany other local vendors will be offering various arts & crafts. Visit booths of talented mountain artisans as you stroll along the picturesque Cane Creek. And don’t go hungry; there will be food vendors selling snacks and lunch! There will be great live music all day long; bring a chair and be entertained, or enjoy music as you visit vendors or watch the apple butter being made.

You will be able to purchase MCHS commemorative Christmas ornaments - this year’s ornament depicts the Spruce Pine railroad depot and Clinchfield Locomotive #1. There will be books for sale, including the wonderful history of Mitchell County, Voices of the Valley by Elizabeth Hunter, and the Arcadia Images of America series. MCHS will have a table for local history and genealogy, and will have a scanner there, so bring your old photos of Mitchell County places and people. There will be activities for all in the family to enjoy, so come out and spend the day at the Mitchell County Historical Society’s 2017 Apple Butter Festival. Admission is free.

Town Council Meetings & Candidate Forum

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Bakersville Town Council Meetings are usually held on the last Monday of every month at 6:30pm. For the month of October, the meeting has been changed to the 23rd. For the month of December, the meeting will be held on the 18th.

A candidates forum for the upcoming town elections will be held at the Mitchell County Historic Courthouse, on November 2nd, at 6pm. Candidates for Bakersville Mayor, Bakersville Town Council, Spruce Pine Mayor, and Spruce Pine Town Council have been invited. For more information, or to submit questions for the candidates in advance, please email

Halloween Festivities

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Start your Halloween evening on October 31st with the annual downtown Bakersville Safe Circle trick-or-treating with local merchants, 5-7pm. Follow up with a Halloween Block Party at the Bakersville Fire & Rescue. Activities there will incude Trunk-or-Treat, free kids games & prizes, hayrides (non-scary rides, 5-7pm; scary rides, 7-9pm). Food will be available for purchase at the fire station, including hot dogs, drinks, candy apples, and popcorn.

For more information, call Crystal at Town Hall (688-2113) or Fire Captain Bryan Brewer (385-2227).

In Tandem Gallery - Raine Middleton Exhibition

In Tandem Gallery

In Tandem Gallery features the sgraffito work of ceramicist Raine Middleton for the month of October. Raine is a native of the area, now currently living & working in Denver, NC. The show opens October 1st, with an artist's reception on October 7.

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

 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.

Mica Gallery - Flights of Fancy

Mica Gallery

New exhibition at Mica: Flights of Fancy - a visual celebration of the bird, embracing the only creature that truly takes flight. Birds have been symbols of freedom and power throughout the ages, and these artist’s works exhibit these qualities both mythically and realistically. Guest artists Josh Cote (wire sculpture), Elizabeth Brim (metal), Shane Fero (glass) and Mary Webster (paintings), interpret our winged creatures within the artists unique mediums.

Mica hosts a "Wine Down the Week" gatheringat the gallery every Friday from 4-5pm. Pop in, have a glass of wine, and tour their current show.

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




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