The Weaverville Business Association Micro-Grant Program is a small business support program providing grants ranging from $500 to $2,500 to small businesses in our service area. A selection committee composed of community members and leaders will review the grant applications and select the grant recipients. This program is not limited to Members of the WBA.

This program is made possible thanks to the Duke Energy Foundation’s Hometown Revitalization Fund and a partnership with the Asheville Buncombe Community Betterment Foundation. 

 

Eligibility:

Micro-Grant Applicants must be: 

  • For-profit businesses with <50 employees, or similarly sized nonprofits that operate a storefront small business, like a resale store or café.
  • Headquartered in the zip codes: 28787, 28709, and 28701

 

Potential uses for the funding:

  • Enhanced service or commerce opportunities, such as modifying physical space, technology to improve online sales or expanding capacity for delivering goods and services.
  • Furniture for expanded outdoor capacity, such materials for construction of takeout windows, accessibility compliance for additional outdoor seating, additional fixtures required for compliance with public health issues.
  • Storefront beautification projects enhancing the appearance of the business and downtown region. For example, new exterior paint, awnings, signage or planters.
  • Tools or programs to support the business’s workforce needs. For example, working with a recruiter, paying to list job opportunities or tuition for a training program. Salaries and incentive pay are ineligible expenses, as noted below.

Application Timeline

  • 10/15/2022 – Application opens
  • 11/15/2022 – Application closes
  • 1/15/2023 – Grantees announced

All interested businesses are invited to join the WBA on Tuesday, September 27th at 5:30pm in the Community Room at Weaverville Town Hall for an overview of the Grant Program with a Question and Answer period.

Please email [email protected] to RSVP.

The 15th annual Art in Autumn returns September 17th, 2022.

This cherished Outdoor Arts and Crafts Festival takes place on Main Street in downtown Weaverville, North Carolina from 10am – 6pm. Featuring over 100 juried artists and craftspeople from across the Southeast. View the 2021 participating Artists here. Live music will be performed by local artists. View the music schedule here, or scroll down!

Whitney Richardson will be our distinguished judge from the regional arts and crafts scene. Whitney is the Associate Curator at the Asheville Art Museum.

Want to be a part of the action!?

We are still seeking volunteers. From load-in to break down, the event logistics of Art in Autumn are seamlessly executed by an amazing group of volunteers from the business community as well as the greater Weaverville community. Our goal is to make the artist’s experience in our town as positive as possible. Each volunteer receives a free Art in Autumn t-shirt in appreciation for their efforts!

 

Bags by Avery Swihart, Fiber Artist

Bags by Avery Swihart

Su Griggs Allen, Mixed Media

Su Griggs Allen, Mixed Media

Ilene Kay, Jewelry

Ilene Kay, Jewelry

Brenna McBroom, Ceramics

Brenna McBroom, Ceramics

Nathan Favors, Woodworker

Nathan Favors, Woodworker

Elizabeth Albright, 2 Dimensional Art

Elizabeth Albright, 2 Dimensional Art

 

Entertainment Schedule

10:30am – Mitch Hampton

Two Guitars-No Waiting

12:00pm” Two Guitars – No Waiting

1:30pm – Maddy and Clarke

3:00pm – Steelin’ Time

Join us at the Tailgate Market each week for live music, local vendors selling locally grown and made food, and a great time in a perfect location right next to Lake Louise in Weaverville, North Carolina.

We are located in the parking lot of the Community Center. Open 3pm to 6pm, RAIN or SHINE!

 

 

The Weaverville Tailgate Market opens at 3pm on Wednesday! Located at the Weaverville Community Center on 60 Lakeshore Drive, Weaverville.

Meadowsweet Creamery and their delicious locally made ice cream sandwiches will be returning as well as Lyda and Sons Orchard will be joining us for the first time this season with their delicious locally grown cherries, plums, peaches and so much more!

We are open every Wednesday 3pm to 6pm at the Weaverville Community Center located on 60 Lakeshore Drive, Weaverville, NC.

**rain or shine**

Local produce, meat, cheese, herbal goods, eggs, seafood, fresh cut flowers, crafts and so much more!

Check out the local calendar HERE!

Weaverville Tailgate Market is open 3pm til 6pm at the Weaverville Community Center each week!

Local food, crafts and music!

There’s a new Food Truck around Town, and this one is Weaverville-based and serving PIZZA. We recently chatted with the owner and operator, Jordan Siddons, about his new truck and the inspiration behind it. Learn more about Jordan and Smokee’s  here:

 

WBA: Tell us a little bit about yourself. 
JS: My name is Jordan Siddons, and I was born & raised in Archbald, Pennsylvania.  I graduated from Wilkes University in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. I moved to Asheville in 2019 and quickly fell in love with the area. I bought a home in Weaverville in 2020 & work as a manufacturing engineer with Thermo Fisher Scientific.  Outside of work, I enjoy staying active, cooking & baking, seeing live music, and hanging out with friends and dogs!

WBA: What motivated you to open your business in Weaverville?
JS: Cooking for others has long been a passion of mine, and to have the opportunity to serve good food to people while they enjoy life’s pleasures was something I couldn’t pass up. I started making pizzas about five years ago, and finally honed the craft to a point where I felt comfortable sharing it with others. I became friends with Kendal Kulp, the owner of Wagbar, and he really motivated me to chase this dream of mine, and helped me out tremendously along the way while allowing me to serve pizzas to his patrons on the weekends.  Richie Lancaster, co-owner of CrossFit Weaverville XC, also mentored me throughout the process of opening, and helped me to build out the food truck in preparation for permitting and inspection. Then I met Jon Varner, owner of Eluvium Brewing Company, who allowed me to use his kitchen as my commissary, and gave me the opportunity to serve pizzas at the brewery on Monday evenings.  The help and support from these local business owners made me quickly realize that I wanted to be a part of the Weaverville Business Association, and part of the community as a whole.

WBA: Do you have any big plans or new programming coming up in 2022?
JS: Aside from our current schedule, which includes Wagbar on the weekends, Eluvium Brewing Company on Monday’s and Brouwerij Cursus Keme on Wednesdays & Thursdays, I am excited about some upcoming events such as The Furever Friends Festival and the Asheville Herb Festival. With Spring finally upon us, I expect we’ll participate in many more exciting events throughout the year.

WBA: What’s your favorite thing about doing business in Weaverville?
JS: My favorite thing about doing business in Weaverville is the amount of support and collaboration between other local business owners, and also the unwavering support from local patrons. Nothing feels like competition, and everyone wants to see everyone else succeed. It’s truly a heartwarming experience to speak with some of our regular customers and hear about how much they enjoy our pizza.

 

Beautiful artwork done by Jerry Cahill.

The D-TAG

VEGGIE VENDORS ARE BACK!
We are open from 3pm to 6pm on Wednesdays at the Weaverville Community Center at 60 Lakeshore Drive, Weaverville!
? LIVE MUSIC from The Essential Mental Medicine Show and Two to Toot
? EBT AVAILABLE ?

The Weaverville Tailgate Market will be open EVERY Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm at the new Weaverville Community Center at Lake Louise!

Here is the April 13th Vendor Lineup…

High Country Nursery

Dillingham Family Farm

Smittie’s Seafood

Lane in the Woods Farm and Creamery

Ali Rae Foods

Ivy Fields Farm

High Top Bread

The Crunchy Baker

Sister of Mother Earth

Notorious Coffee Roasting Co.

Jupiter Farms

Windy Hollow Farm

Meadowsweet Creamery

The Appalatin Farmstead

Mudhouse Farm

Nature’s Cure Botanicals

Tonya’s Special Art

 

Our veggie vendors will be here in two weeks!!!!

 

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