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 Bakersville.com, we're pretty sure that you will want to take a look at the Town of Bakersville, North Carolina!
BBQ & Bluegrass Festival
"Come chill with the most sizzling BBQ competition teams in the southeast and the hottest bluegrass in the nation! Join us in the cool Blue Ridge Mountains for the 3rd annual Spruce Pine BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival in Downtown Spruce Pine, North Carolina on July 18 & 19, 2014.
The event features a sanctioned professional BBQ competition, live bluegrass, award winning mouth watering BBQ from multiple vendors, jamming stage, a cornhole tournament, championship clogging teams, artists & crafts vendors, BBQ equipment and supplies vendors, local food vendors, the Spruce Pine Skedaddle 5K and Fun Run, kids activities, and much, much more!
Note: Due to health department regulations, pets are not allowed at the festival.
The Mitchell County Public Transportation Authority will be running continuous FREE shuttle service from locations in and around Spruce Pine for the festival. The FREE service will start 1 hour before opening time and continue until 1 hour after closing time both days of the Festival. FREE parking can be found by following the "Festival Parking" signs located at important intersections around town.
Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs for the performances.
Most of the performers are booked and the schedule is nearly complete. Go to the Bluegrass Festival pages for all the details.
The 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 www.creekwalkfestival.com/silent-auction.
Sponsor a flag ($25) in honor, or in memory, of a cherished veteran in your life. Each flag will bear a placard of the honoree. If you purchased a flag last year, the cost is $15.
The town-wide flag display will be from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day, after which you may take your flag home.
To purchase a flag, call Bakersville Town Hall at 688-2113. Any profits from the sale of flags will go to the Bakersville Improvement Group (B.I.G.).
Currently at Mica Gallery
“Bits and Pieces,” sculptures by Raven Tata, is the highly anticipated new guest show. When viewing Raven Tata’s work, it is a truth easily understood that, for her, a junkyard is a playground. Her pieces reflect a love of things mechanical, spiritual, and of the earth. Working in wood, metal, fabric, found objects, old papers and photos, Raven creates beautifully personal sculpture.
Opening on July 5, the show will run through September 1, Labor Day, with an artist’s reception on August 2 from 5 - 8 pm.
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 www.micagallerync.com or follow Mica on Facebook at www.facebook.com/micagallerync, 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.