Gateway to the Roan, Home to the Arts



The Bakersville Farmer's Market will be moving indoors for the winter season.
Find your favorite vendors inside the Mitchell County Historice Courthouse on these dates:

November 25th, 2-5:30pm
Dec 13th, 10am-2pm
January 10th, 10am-2pm
February 14th, 10am-2pm
March 14th, 10am-2pm
April 11th, 10am-2pm
May 9th,




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.




Walking Map of Bakersville

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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!

Indoor Farmer's Market: Tuesday, Nov 25th

The first of seven wintertime indoor farmer's markets will take place just in time for your Thanksgiving meal preparations! Come to the Historic Courthouse on Tuesday, November 25, between 2pm and 5:30pm to find:

Frozen blueberries, potatoes, chicken and duck eggs, duck meat, whey-fed pork, grass-fed beef, pasture-raised chicken, honey, beeswax, fresh-cur sage, herbal tea blends, tinctures and syrups, and herbal body products.

Mitchell county 4-H Baking Club is holding a fundraiser and is taking pre-orders for pick-up at the market. Contact Susan Glenn at 385-1074 to pre-order any of the following:

8x8 pan of double chocolate brownies: $10
1 dozen cookies (peanut butter, chocolate chip, or oatmeal raisin): $8
1 dozen banana muffins (w/ peanut butter or chocolate chips, or nuts): $10
1 dozen lemon poppyseed muffins or cranberry orange muffins: $10
Mini pumpkin or apple pies (for two): $5
Full-size pumpkin or apple pies: $12
Half dozen cheesy corn muffins or Half dozen yeast rolls: $6

Bakersville Holiday Festivities

The Annual Christmas Tree lighting celebration in downtown Bakersville will take place on Friday, November 28th, at 6pm.

Join in the festivities in front of the Historic Mitchell County Courthouse. Santa will be there to visit with the children. Dress warmly and be ready to sing some Christmas carols!

The Annual Bakersville Christmas Parade will be on Saturday, December 6th, at 6pm. The theme for this year's parade is "Christmas Through a Child's Eyes." All community clubs, churches, and other organizations are invited to participate at no charge. For more information, contact Jordan Baker at Bakersville Pharmacy or Town Hall.

Rhonda Gouge will be performing a Christmas Concert at Bowman Middle School auditorium on Saturday, December 6th, at 7:30 (following the parade). Admission is FREE. The concert is sponsored by the Town of Bakersville.

Nativity Ballet: December 13 & 15

Elevation Academy of Dance will present The Nativity Ballet on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 14 at 3:00 p.m. at Mitchell High School. Tickets are $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for students age 5 and up (college students with ID).

Call 828-467-3335 or e-mail for more information. Please join us for an enjoyable presentation for the whole family that showcases the true meaning of the season.

Justin Rothshank Exhibit at Crimson Laurel Gallery

Juston RothshankPlease join the folks at Crimson Laurel Gallery on November 1st to celebrate work by Justin Rothshank.

Known for multi-layered functional and decorative work, Rothshank’s work possesses palpable energy and inspired contrasts. The firm grip of his loosely thrown forms play off delicate decals; pop culture figures idle next to exuberant natural imagery; playful “finger swipes” dance alongside decadent gold luster.

Justin combines the best of intuitive expression with measured, painstaking attention to detail and process. This show will feature wood and electric fired work, with plenty of tableware and a beautiful assortment of large jars and vases. The show will run from November 1st until December 5th. Juston Rothshank

The two featured exhibitions, "Humanity: Figurative sculptural work by Lisa Clague and David Robinson," and "Sculptural and functional work of Shadow May and Jerilyn Virden," will continue to run until December 5th.

Regular business hours for CLG are: Tuesday - Saturday, 10am-6pm and Sunday, 12–5pm. For more information, visit

For more information, contact Andy Palmer at 828-688-3599, or visit

Currently at Mica Gallery

“What I Know,” an exhibit of work by by Dana Moore runs through November 14th.

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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