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

(More dates to come!)




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!

Safe Space Hallween Festivities: Friday, Oct 31

Juston RothshankBOO! Downtown Bakersville will be transformed into a fun-time, Halloween spook-fest on Friday, Oct 31!

Bring all of your wee ghosties, ninjas & Disney princesses down to make the rounds of all of the Bakersville merchants, who will be handing out candy & other fun treats. Mitchell County Public Library will be distributing Saylor Orchard apples!

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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