Gateway to the Roan, Home to the Arts



The Bakersville Farmer's Market, located in the Medical Clinic parking lot across from the Post Office, is open every Saturday,
8am - Noon.

Visit for fresh produce & live plants, eggs, pastured chicken & grass-fed beef, baked goods, local honey, preserves, herbal products, mountain crafts, and more!




Voices of the Valley may be purchased online and is also
available for purchase at locations throughout Mitchell County. All proceeds go to the Mitchell County Historic Courthouse Foundation.


Mitchell News Journal
Mitchell News Journal Online

WTOE - Our Local Community

Ray's Weather
Ray's Weather


Mitchell County Schools

Gouge Elementary School

Bowman Middle School

Mitchell High School

Mayland Community College



Walking Map of Bakersville

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full-sized, printable, pdf version.

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!

Bakersville Creek Walk Arts Festival: Sept 20th

This year's Bakersville Creek Walk Arts Festival will take place on Saturday, September 20. The show will feature returning local artists such as Robbie Bell of Speckled Dog Pottery, Sarah House of SKH Pottery, Teresa Pietsch of Teresa Pietsch Pottery, Becky & Dean Derby of Back Porch Glass Chimes, and Connie Schulze of CS Jewelry Designs, as well as new artists joining us from Banner Elk to Charlotte, and from Florida, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Jan & Richard RitterThe 2014 BCWAF Silent Auction will raise money for Bakersville resident, glass artist Jan Williams Ritter. Jan was diagnosed with cancer in 2013. She is currently undergoing treatment and we want to provide a bit of help. Jan has worked tirelessly for many years with the Mitchell County Animal Rescue and is a staunch supporter of animal welfare & human rights issues. She is the wife of glass artist & NC National Treasure Richard Ritter.

If you are an artist who would like to contribute a piece of work to the auction, please contact Festival Coordinator Brette Barron at the links below. If you are a friend or fan of Jan's you may also contribute a cash donation online at

For more info, please visit or email

Currently at Mica Gallery

“What I Know,” an exhibit of work by by Dana Moore opens on September 4th and runs through November 14th, with an artist's reception on October 4th, from 5 - 8pm.

Mica, a cooperative gallery of fine craft, is located at 37 N. Mitchell, in downtown Bakersville. Gallery hours are 10 am - 5:00 pm. Monday through Saturday. Sunday hours are 12 noon-5:00 pm.For more info, visit or follow Mica on Facebook at, or phone 828-688-6422.

Visit Anita's Art Gallery

Anita Connelly would like to invite you to stop by the Bakersville Emporium and Anita's Art Gallery in downtown Bakersville. New work, including Robbie Bell's new "Zinnia Garden" series, and a wonderful selection of bluebird and wren houses, are just a few of the surprises that are currently being showcased.




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