Gateway to the Roan, Home to the Arts



The Bakersville Farmer's Market has moved indoors for the winter season.
Find your favorite vendors inside the Mitchell County Historic 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!

Winter Farmers' Market

Voices of the ValleyBakersville Winter Farmers' Market will be held inside the Historic Courthouse, on the corner of 226 and N. Mitchell Avenue, on the second Saturday of every month, until the regular season opens again in late May. Hours are from 10am - 2pm.

Stop by to find bread and other baked goods, potatoes, eggs, whey-fed pork, grass-fed beef, pasture-raised chicken, honey, herbal tinctures, salves & syrups, tea blends, herbal body products, beeswax, jewelry, hand-knitted items, and more.

Handicap access is at the side door near Barbershop.

Voices of the Valley: a History of Mitchell County

Voices of the ValleyIn Voices of the Valley, Elizabeth C. Hunter, well known, award winning and much appreciated local writer, weaves the voices of past and present generations into enjoyable human stories that bring life to the 150 year-old history of Mitchell County.

The coffee-table book is richly illustrated with contemporary photographs from local photographers and filled with historical images, over 90% of which have not appeared in press.

"Heritage-lovers are flourishing like celebrants at good harvests. [I]mpressive... supremely good choice of photos... and a powerful theme." Rob Neufeld, Asheville Citizen-Times Book Review

The book is available for purchase locally at: Bakersville Pharmacy, Bakersville Emporium, Mitchell County Public Library and the Mitchell County Historical Society in Bakersville; the Twisted Laurel Gallery, the Market on Oak, Dellinger's Books, Tree House Realty, the TRAC Gallery, and the Spruce Pine Public Library in Spruce Pine. The book is available also at the Orchard at Altapass, and at Griffith’s Store in Tipton Hill.

Voices of the Valley may be purchased on the Mitchell County Historic Courthouse website via PayPal for mail delivery (up to 5 copies via USPS Flat-Rate, or individually via Media Mail), or for local pickup.

All proceeds go to the Mitchell County Historic Courthouse Foundation.

Anita's Art Gallery Open Throughout Winter Season


Anita Connelly would like to invite you to stop by the Bakersville Emporium and Anita's Art Gallery in downtown Bakersville. Anita will be open by chance or by appointment through the winter. She is featuring new pottery, wood craft, glass art, paintings & jewelry by local artists, and is still accepting applications for fiber, ceramics, and more. Contact Anita at 828-688-1717.





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