Barn Month 2018

Join in the many events scheduled throughout the month of May 2018 to celebrate Barn Month here in Madison County, surrounding the premiere Barn Day event on Saturday May 19th. Madison County has more than 10,000 barns and was the largest producer of burley tobacco in North Carolina in the mid 20th century. Many of those tobacco barns and other general purpose barns from 100 years ago still stand. Agriculture has been a way of life since the first settler arrived and shapes the culture and the scenery. The Appalachian Barn Alliance has partnered with others in the county to celebrate that heritage during the month of May.

The entire month of May: Exhibit of 200 Years of Barn Building Evolution photo display at Zuma Coffee at 7 N Main Street in downtown Marshall.  Stop by during regular hours.

Wednesday, May 2 from 6am to 8pm: “Nourish our Appalachian Barn Heritage” by patronizing Smoky Mountain Diner in Hot Springs. A percentage of the proceeds all day will be donated to the Appalachian Barn Alliance in honor of Barn Month.

Friday, May 4 from 5:30 to 7:00pm: Exhibit Opening Reception of  “THE BARNS OF MADISON COUNTY”
Location: Madison County Arts Center, 152 N. Main Street, Marshall (828 649-1301)
Both amateur and professional photographers and artists have been invited to display and sell their images of barns. Enjoy this Opening Reception, view the artworks and talk with the artists about their work. Celebrate the barns of our county.

Sunday, May 6 from 1pm to 8pm: “Nourish our Appalachian Barn Heritage” by patronizing Papa Nick’s in Mars Hill. A percentage of the proceeds all day will be donated to the Appalachian Barn Alliance in honor of Barn Month.

May 7 – May 30:  “THE BARNS OF MADISON COUNTY” EXHIBIT
Location: Madison County Arts Center, 152 N. Main Street, Marshall (828 649-1301) Open Monday through Friday 10am to 4pm
Drop by the Arts Center in downtown Marshall all month long to see the exhibit and have the opportunity to own one of the pieces to take home. Both amateur and professional photographers and artists have been invited to display and sell their images of barns.

Friday, May 11 from 5:00 to 7:00pm: Inaugural “STORY GATHERING AT THE DEPOT”
Location: The Depot, 282 S. Main Street, Marshall. The Appalachian Barn Alliance will be at The Depot before the music begins to record stories that residents have about their barns or farms.  This “Story Gathering” will continue the 2nd Friday of each month through October.

Thursday, May 17 from 11am to 7pm: “Nourish our Appalachian Barn Heritage” by patronizing Trust General Store & Cafe in Trust. A percentage of the proceeds all day will be donated to the Appalachian Barn Alliance in honor of Barn Month.

Saturday, May 19 from 1:30pm to 7:00pm:  BARN TOUR DAY LINK

Wednesday, May 23 from 11am to 10pm: “Nourish our Appalachian Barn Heritage” by patronizing Stackhouse in Mars Hill. A percentage of the proceeds all day will be donated to the Appalachian Barn Alliance in honor of Barn Month.

Tuesday, May 29 from 10:30am to 9pm: “Nourish our Appalachian Barn Heritage” by patronizing Bonnie & Clyde’s on the bypass in Marshall. A percentage of the proceeds all day will be donated to the Appalachian Barn Alliance in honor of Barn Month.