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Tailgate Market Season Winds Down

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It’s fall, and that means your favorite tailgate market will likely be closing for the winter season soon. Below is a list of closing dates for all markets, and dates and locations for holiday markets. Not all locations will have winter or holiday markets. Some dates and locations have yet to be determined, so contact specific markets (listing on for more information. Don’t miss the last markets of the season!


Market Closing date Holiday/Winter Markets and Changing Hours
Asheville City Market Dec. 20 Hours change Nov. 1 to 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Closed Nov. 22 for parade. Winter market opens Jan. 10 through March inside the Public Works Building on S. Charlotte Street.
Asheville City Market South Oct. 29 None
Bakersville Farmers Market Oct. Holiday Market Nov. 25 2-5:30 pm inside Historic Court House at 226 and N. Mitchell Ave. Winter Markets Dec. 13, Jan. 10, Feb. 14, March 14, April 11 and May 9 from 10 am to 2 pm.
Black Mountain Tailgate Market Oct. 25 Nov. 22 at the same location from 10 am to 1 pm.
East Asheville Tailgate Market Sept. 26 None
Flat Rock Farmers Market  Oct. 30 AutumnFest, an indoor craft fair and farmers market is Nov. 6 at Highland Lake Inn and Resort, 3 pm- 6 pm. There will be holiday crafts and farmers winter fare at the Winter Holiday Event Dec. 4 from 3 pm to 6 pm behind Little Rainbow Row in Flat Rock.
French Broad Food Co-op Wednesday Tailgate Market Nov. 26 None
Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market Oct. 29 None
Henderson County Tailgate Market Nov. 29 None
Historic Marion Tailgate Market Dec. 13 None
Jackson County Farmers Market Oct. 25 Move indoors to the Community Table Nov. 1. Open 10-1 pm after that. Closed Dec. 27.
Leicester Farmers Market Nov. 22 At least two vendors through the winter.
Madison County Farmers & Artisans Market Oct. 25 Holiday Market Saturdays Nov. 22 through Dec. 20 from 10 am to 2 pm at the regular outdoor location on Hwy. 213. Fresh Atlantic Seafood will set up every Saturday next to Subway, across from Mars Hill Exxon, from 11 am to 6 pm.
Mills River Farmers Market Nov. 22 Nov. 22 market will include holiday vendors at the same location.
North Asheville Tailgate Market Nov. 22 Holiday bazaar Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13 and 20, from noon to 3. Woodfin YMCA winter market starts Jan. 10 from 10 am to 12:30 pm at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church at Gracelyn and Merrimon Ave.
Oakley Farmers Market Oct. 16 Harvest Festival Oct. 16 with vendor’s produce dinner, kids activities.
River Arts District Tailgate Market Nov. 26 Holiday market 2-6 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 26
Spruce Pine Farmers Market Oct. 29 Holiday market Nov. 22, 12-4 pm inside Pizza Shop at Dry County Brewing Company. Winter markets start Dec. 6, on first Saturday of month in the Pizza Shop at Dry County Brewing Company 12-4 pm through April.
Transylvania Farmers Market Dec. 20 Oct. 5 Autumn Fest, Oct. 26 Halloween Fest, Dec. 7 Holiday Fest. Partial Winter market Saturdays January through April with eggs, pork, beef, lamb and occasional produce vendors.
Original Waynesville Tailgate Market Oct. 29 None
Weaverville Tailgate Market Oct. 29 Nov. 26 (the day before Thanksgiving) at the same location.
West Asheville Tailgate Market Nov. 25 Moving inside to The Mothlight Dec. 2 for the rest of 2014.
Yancey County Farmers Market Oct. 25 Moving inside on North side of Burnsville Town Square next to the Garden Deli from 9 am to 1 pm, Nov.1-Dec. 20


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