Join us THIS WEDNESDAY (April 6th) for the Opening Day of the 2022 Season of the Weaverville Tailgate Market!

We are thrilled to pieces to be back at the Weaverville Community Center at Lake Louise. We will be open 3pm to 6pm every Wednesday. Bring your shopping list, your basket, your family and friends, and shop over 20 vendors each week, with live music, and a beautiful view. EBT is accepted.

Come out each week to support our great local food and art vendors.

Sign up for our weekly newsletter to see what vendors will be at the Weaverville Tailgate Market each week! And follow along on our Social Media as we highlight vendors for this 2022 season.

See you there!

The Fifteenth annual Art in Autumn Outdoor Arts and Crafts Festival will take place Saturday, September 17, 2022, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., featuring 114 juried artists and craftspeople and live music.

Art in Autumn was established in 2007 by a committed group of business owners who are deeply rooted in the Art and Craft fair business. Each year the Weaverville community comes together to help host this street festival which is widely anticipated and supported by the greater Asheville community. A top notch group of volunteers is ready to assist artists with booth set-up, booth relief, and booth breakdown.

Application fee is $35. If invited to this show, the booth fee is $150.

An esteemed judge from the Asheville area art and craft community has been selected by the Art in Autumn committee to judge the booths on the day of the show. The 2022 judge will be Whitney Richardson. Whitney is the Associate Curator for the Asheville Art Museum.

Awards for the show are as follows:

Best of Show –   $1,000
Second Place –   $500
Third Place –      $250
4 honorable mentions at $50 each.

RULES/ELIGIBILITY:

All applicants must submit 4 images of their work and participate in jury process. 3 images must reflect current work of excellent quality by artists and must be original. One booth shot is required. Booth spaces will be limited to 114 artists. Spaces are 10’x10′. No critique will be given to applications.

Deadline to apply is June 15th. Invited artists will receive notification by July 10th.

Please only apply once UNLESS you are applying in more than one medium. Mutliple applications in the same medium will not be given more weight in the jury process.

Learn more about past participants here, and then submit your application here.

Register Now!

The Chilly Challenge is Saturday, February 26, 2022

Come join us for a scenic, chip-timed 8K course, or 1 mile Chili Chase fun run in Weaverville, NC. Runners, walkers, and kids of all ages are welcome! Start times are: 10am for the 8K, and 10:05am for the Chili Chase fun run. There is a virtual run option for the 8K Chilly Challenge as well. 

Register early to ensure your race t-shirt. 

All in-person runners can enjoy a post-run chili lunch, courtesy of Twisted Laurel Weaverville, as well as free hot chocolate from our presenting sponsor, TS Orthodontics.

Proceeds from the event benefit students and staff at North Buncombe Middle School. We appreciate donations as well – look for the donation button on the registration site.

Register and learn more at www.mychillychallenge.com

And then let your friends know you’re in!

 

Don’t want to join the movement, but still want to help?

The Chilly Challenge is a true collaboration of school and community. It takes a large group of wonderful volunteers working hard behind the scenes to get our runners from starting line to finish line.  

Do you want to help?  We could use you!

Volunteer and be part of this inspiring and energizing community event!  You can cheer racers along the course, help with racer registration, serve chili, help with the chili-cook off, and much more!

Want to make something to donate to this festive and fun community event? We need cornbread for everyone. Twisted Laurel donates the meat chili but we also like to provide an option for our vegetarian diners.  We will be feeding approximately 300 runners and spectators! 

Please contact the NBMS PTO to chat about how you can become involved – we’d love your help!

Contact Email: [email protected]

Phone: 828-645-7944

 

Share the Warmth by donating your coats! Keller Williams Realty is working together with Haywood Street Congregation to run a coat drive for the month of January. New and gently used coats are now being accepted at their office on Main Street in Weaverville.

Learn more here.

Take charge of your business marketing in 2022 with these online zoominars offered by Marketing Outpost.  Subscribe to get informed about new workshops.

Click here to learn about our offerings: Marketing Workshops

 

December is a funny month. So much of it is about wrapping things up – both metaphorically and literally. Seasonal gifting preferences aside, this month also brings a sense of urgency regarding starting back up. As one chapter closes, we quickly shift to defining our expectations around what comes next.

Is starting a business in 2022 in your cue? Congratulations!

But wow, you have a lot of decisions to make.

Here’s the good news: It’s going to be your business, and you’re in charge!
Here’s the bad news: It’s going to be your business and you’re in charge!

Yes, heavy is the head that wears the crown. It’s your kingdom you’re building, after all.

How you approach your marketing plan is a critical component in your preliminary planning. It is also tethered to many decisions you will be making at this early stage – including logos, websites and social media objectives . If you are too eager with your marketing buy in, your budget could be wiped out with no reliable way to track results. If you don’t allocate specific funds for it, your fantastic service or product may not find the right audience.

Overwhelmed yet?

And this does not even take into account all of the ‘free’ advice you will be getting from family and friends, who may or may not actually know what they are talking about.

Fortunately, here at Marketing Outpost we do know what we are talking about.

This January 4th, we are again holding a No Frills Zoom marketing webinar about business marketing start up tips. In December we rolled out the topic in our very first Learnshop, with the goal of ‘putting marketing into your own hands’. Mari Peterson, SCORE mentor and 15 + year marketing professional, will address various marketing topics in a casual and accessible conversational style. New topics will be added monthly so stay tuned!

In this easy going, FREE webinar Mari will address the most common startup questions and pitfalls for anyone thinking about starting a business, followed by 30 minute Q&A time to answer questions.

It’s a laid back zoom webinar to help take the edge off of approaching some of the big decisions any new business owner will need to make. Topics include:

  • What is a marketing plan vs. business plan and when do I need either of them, how do I use them, how to create them?

  • How to market on a budget.

  • What do websites cost and can I do it myself?

  • What social media channels should I be on and what is involved?

  • What is branding vs. logo vs. graphic design?

  • Where do I find startup business resources?

So sign up HERE, share with anyone who might be interested!

Take care during this wind down month – before you know it the start up is back on!

 

2022 is almost fully booked.

Booking 2023 from March 31-mid November!

2022 open dates are June 17-19, July and August weekends plus November 11-13.

Do you walk, bike or roll in the Town of Weaverville? Interested in getting started? We want to hear about your ideas and concerns on walking and biking in Weaverville. Help us develop Active Weaverville, our new plan to improve walking and biking in our Town.

Join us for an in-Person Meeting

Monday, November 8, 2021 at the Weaverville Community Center. Drop-in anytime 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Social distancing will be practiced, and masks are required.

A Virtual Meeting will happen in November

Learn more here, and if you have questions; contact Rachael Bronson at [email protected] or 828.229.1838.

 

Title: WBA Administrator

Job Description: The Weaverville Business Association (WBA) contracts an administrator to complete organizational tasks on behalf of the board and the association members. This position is part-time, averages around 12-15 hours a week, requires scheduling flexibility and a wide variety of skills for managing online records of memberships and website maintenance, and some administrative tasks associated with event production.

 

The WBA Administrator attends all general membership and board meetings. The administrator manages membership rosters, the website, email lists, composes and publishes the monthly newsletter and maintains records and documents in Google Drive. The Business Association provides a dedicated laptop for this administrative position and 85% of this job can be done remotely. The administrator will need to attend monthly Board and Membership meetings, and those meetings are as follows:

  • Board meetings on 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 8:30-9:30 am
  • General Membership meetings on 4th Tuesdays of each month 5:30-7:00 pm

Monthly hours vary according to association activity. Higher hours per month usually correspond to event planning for the association. Pay for this position starts at $20/ hour.

Skills and Preferences:

  • Familiarity with Google gmail and Google drive preferred, as well as Excel spreadsheets. Familiarity with WordPress or other back end website platforms preferred, but not mandatory. Other online management skills will be involved.
  • Good communication skills, both written and spoken. This position requires that the individual communicate with a variety of people from the WBA board, town officials, volunteers, community members, and vendors with whom we do business.
  • Excellent organizational skills for managing records and event logistics.
  • Willingness to problem solve and proactively communicate with the board about what needs to be done.
  • Transportation is important since this position can require picking up various documents or materials for the association and delivering them around town.
  • Strongly prefer a Weaverville resident with commitment to the long-term health and growth of the town.

 

Please email resumes and letter of interest to: [email protected]

 

Join us on the lawn of Gotta Have it Antiques for our monthly Popup Market, Saturday, June 26 from 8am-2pm. Local vendors and community members are invited to set up for the day to showcase your products or purge your gently used household goods and treasures. Set up is only $20 for the day. Shopping is free. Leashed pets are welcome