2017 Events Calendar

Sat, Nov 4th 2017 - Local Market & Christmas Shop

10am until 3pm

Stop by the Jubilee Arbor at the Historic Carson House for the second annual Local Makrket and Christmas Shop where you can buy crafts made by local artists, local food products, and a complimentary basket to stow your gifts.  Decorated for the season, the Jubilee Arbor shines in this open air, covered market perfectly timed for Christmas shopping!

Past vendors have included potters, knife makers, wood craftsmen, bakers, cheese-makers, novelists, stationery sets, historic marbling, birdhouses, apple orchard items, brooms, peanuts, textile designers, and many, many more!



Thu, Nov 9th 2017 - Carson House Christmas Bazaar

The annual Historic Carson House Luncheon, Bake Sale, and Christmas Bazaar will be hosted at the First Presbyterian Church from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  


A traditional holiday lunch is served in a festive setting, decorated for the season!  

Purchase your holiday baked goods and local crafts early, for a no-stress holiday season. Spaces are limited, so please purchase your tickets early!  


Thu, Nov 30th 2017 - Carson House Closes for the Season


Fri, Dec 1st 2017 - Society Candlelight Evening

As a member of the Historic Carson House Society, you are invited to a candlelight evening event at the Carson House.  We painstakingly decorate the house with fresh, period greenery, offer a variety of heavy hors devours, and light up the house and grounds with candlelight!  If you're a fan of jaunty period tunes, we also have live music to accompany our festive evening.

Feel free to come in period costume or in modern attire, both are welcome and appreciated! 


Sat, Dec 2nd 2017 - Candlelight Christmas Tours

One of the ways that we give back to McDowell County is through our annual Candlelight Christmas Tours.  Tours are free to McDowell County residents and at a reduced cost to all out-of-town guests.  The house is trimmed in fresh, period greenery and the house is lit up by real candlelight!

Stop by one evening between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., enjoy complimentary cider while you wait, and enjoy this holiday themed tour that will inform you about how Christmas was celebrated in years past!

You'll have visions of sugarplums dancing in your heads, guaranteed!


Sun, Dec 3rd 2017 - Candlelight Christmas Tours

One of the ways that we give back to McDowell County is through our annual Candlelight Christmas Tours.  Tours are free to McDowell County residents and at a reduced cost to all out-of-town guests.  The house is trimmed in fresh, period greenery and the house is lit up by real candlelight!

Stop by one evening between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., enjoy complimentary cider while you wait, and enjoy this holiday themed tour that will inform you about how Christmas was celebrated in years past!

You'll have visions of sugarplums dancing in your heads, guaranteed!


Sat, May 19th 2018 - Dinner on Buck Creek

Our most esteemed event of the season!  Eat dinner on the banks of Buck Creek for our annual surf and turf fundraiser.  Participate in the silent auction on our double-decker front porches, stroll the grounds during cocktail hour, and eat in our thematically decorated Jubilee Arbor to the sound of a local musician!

Quoted as the "best event in McDowell County" by attendees!  This event is the highlight of the spring event season.