On the last day of summer, we unexpectedly lost a very bright light in our community. Sarah McKinney was in a fatal car accident leaving behind her two children, two dogs, two cats, hundreds if not millions of bees and the Asheville bee community. Now, this community is coming together to celebrate her life and legacy while raising funds to support her children, their bee colony, and local Asheville jazz band, Queen Bee and the Honeylovers.

The Mission: To celebrate the life of Sarah McKinney while supporting Asheville musicians and raising funds for Sarah’s two children. 


Who:  Shanti Elixirs presents this fundraiser in support of Sarah McKinney’s children with the support of Honey + the Hive, Asheville Bee Charmer, Bee City USA, Bee Centric Alliance, Root Down food truck, Salvage Station, Queen Bee and the Honeylovers and more.


Why: On the last day of summer, Asheville lost a very bright light in our community. Sarah McKinney, owner of Honey & the Hive, left us all too soon, but not before leaving a lasting impact on each and every one of our lives. She was an amazing mama, fabulous storyteller, sweet friend, talented teacher and a true honeybee advocate. Her beautiful smile brightened any room and her humble nature made everyone feel special.


We are gathering not only to celebrate Sarah’s life and impact on the Asheville community, but to also raise funds to support her two children. 

Sarah had many incredible connections with community members throughout Western North Carolina and it is only fitting that so many are coming together to celebrate her life. 


What: As a community, we will safely gather in celebration and support. 


  • Queen Bee and The Honeylovers will be releasing a new track! 
  • Shanti Elixirs will have their Limited Release Elderflower Mint flavor for sale and 100% of proceeds are going to support Sarah’s children and the band.
  • Shanti Elixirs swag and Jun brewing kits will be available with the profits supporting Sarah’s children.
  • Asheville Bee Charmer will have items available to purchase!
  • Donations of sugar are being requested to care for Sarah’s bees. 
  • Salvage Station will have a special Elderflower Mint Jun cocktail and mocktail!
  • Root Down is making a dish that will be incorporating Sarah’s honey!
  • And more! 


When: This event will be on Sunday, October 18th from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM 


The Facebook Event can be found here.

The cover charge is $5 and various proceeds from the event will go to support both Sarah’s children and the band! Tickets will be sold at the door.


Where: The Salvage Station at 468 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC 28801


The maximum capacity of this event is 250  people. All guests must be 21+ due to current COVID-19 regulations and masks are required. Safety precautions are being taken and the outdoor seating is spaced out appropriately. There will be safe space for everyone to dance and enjoy our community. 


Donations: If you are unable to attend, please consider supporting Sarah’s children by donating here.


We will be donating a portion of our proceeds to Manna Food Bank here in Asheville for all bookings Oct 1 – Dec 22 2020

This month’s Market on the Lawn will take place Saturday, August 29th from 8am-2pm. Our outdoor markets are open to anyone, whether you’re cleaning out your basement and garage or you’re looking for an outlet to promote your products and/or creative designs. Set up is only $20 for the day. Everyone is welcome! Maverick’s Grill will be joining us with locally sourced breakfast and lunch items. We have plenty of parking and 3 well ventilated buildings to browse after you’ve visited all the outdoor vendors.

The Outdoor Popup Market on the Lawn is open to buyers and sellers Saturday, July 25, 2020 from 8am -2pm. This month we will be joined by a number of local farmers and growers, offering fresh and locally sourced produce, meats, and eggs, etc. There is always a wide variety of goods available and anyone is welcome to come set up for the day. So if you’ve been stacking all that stuff in your garage or basement, waiting for the opportunity to generate a little extra cash, now is the time. Maverick’s Grill will be on site selling locally sourced breakfast burritos and dawgs and burgers for lunch. We are pet friendly. Sellers can set up for only $20 for the day and there is no charge to come and shop.

Beginning July 1, 2020, Gotta Have It Antiques will be closed on Sundays. Please be sure to visit us the rest of the week, Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-5pm. And remember, we are pet friendly! We look forward to seeing you.

You can call us to place your order at 828-484-8488!

Pick up during business hours.

Just call us when you get here and we will bring it out to you.

Tuesday-Friday 9-7

Saturday 9-6

Our monthly Outdoor Market is scheduled to resume, Saturday, June 27 from 8am-2pm. Maverick’s Grill will be on site with locally sourced food. Vendors and shoppers welcome. We are kid and pet friendly with public bathrooms available on site. Please contact us at the shop if you are interested in setting up as a vendor for only $20 for the day. We look forward to seeing you then!

Our community has been good to us since reopening, and we are finding ourselves with extra space on the floor. If you, like many others, have been spending your time at home purging and redecorating and are looking for an outlet to get rid of those unwanted pieces, contact us. We are happy to speak to you about consigning with us. Call or email today!

[email protected] or 828-620-2186

We are happy to announce, we will be begin operating under regular business hours beginning Saturday, May 9th!!!! Our large, spacious and well ventilated buildings make it easy to shop while practicing social distancing. We look forward to seeing you!!!

We are open: Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday 1pm-5pm. We are closed Mondays.

Mountain Xpress Best Of WNC has extended their voting until May 20. Please take the time to vote for us- Gotta Have It Antiques- in The Best Used Furniture category!! While there, be sure to vote in some of our fabulous Weaverville neighbors too!