Town of Hot Springs
There are still some exciting happenings in and around our mountain town this time of year. And remember - Leaf Season is just around the corner. Continuing Fall activities include -
camping, tubing, horseback riding, hiking, dining, shopping, body massages, clay shooting, gem mining, zip-lining and more!
Dates and times are subject to change. Check ahead for any cancellations or rescheduling of events prior to arrival.
September 22 First Day of Fall in Hot Springs
September 28 Enjoying Natures Abundance Seminar at Sunnybank
September 29 Singing on the Mountain
October 6 Spring Creek Heritage Festival & Car Show
October 13 HS Friends of the Library BarBQ for Books
December 1 Light the Night and Christmas Parade
Here's What's Happening
The summer may be over but that doesn't mean we've stopped getting about in the mountains. We still have plenty of things happening this weekend. In addition to the soothing waters of the
Hot Springs Resort & Spa
and the whitewater rafting & tubing with the
Hot Springs Rafting Co.
French Broad Rafting Co.
We invite you to come by and celebrate the
first day of Fall with us in downtown Hot Springs on
The shops are open from 9am to 5 and 6 pm. Stop by
ArtiSun Gallery on S. Andrews Avenue which features over 25 different vendors as well as delicious fruit smoothies and coffees.
Gentry Hardware is worth the visit. Its like stepping back in time. You'll also notice AT hikers shopping at
Bluff Mountain Outfitters and so should you.
Homegrown & Handmade Market on Bridge Street
10am to 4pm
Apple Cider Making Demonstration
at the Homegrown & Handmade Market on Bridge Street
Red Bridge Cottage Open House
12pm to 4pm on N.
Afterwards, you'll find several downtown restaurants to choose from to satisfy your hunger.
Look for these delicious local establishments:
Spring Creek Tavern
Iron Horse Station Restaurant
Mountain Magnolia Inn
Smoky Mountain Diner
Later bring a beverage and spend 2 hours learning to paint at
Bolesart Paint Night
starting at 7pm on 34 US 25/70
Evening Hours Live Music Performances in Hot Springs
Stop by for a rousing guitar & sax performance by Mark Shane and Ruby Mayfield
Spring Creek Tavern
on Bridge Street
8:30PM to 11:30PM
Listen to the soulful sounds of Pierce and
Kevo's Hometown Show
restaurant on Bridge Street
8 pm to 11pm.
Also keep in mind, the
Mosaic Gourmet will be serving the towns only
Sunday Brunch from
8am until 3pm.
Don't drink and drive. Relax and stay late by spending the night in town at one of our many area campgrounds, cabins, cottages or rooms. Check out overnight availability at the
Hot Springs Welcome Center on Bridge Street or our online site at
Photo by Karl Gustaven of Hot Springs' latest place to dine - Mosaic Gourmet.
Hot Springs Welcome Center Update
We look forward to the flawless sunny days and cool, crisp nights of Fall in Hot Springs! Summer has been, let's say, balmy so far. Bountiful rain and sunshine have produced lush gardens, thick forests and healthy creeks and rivers for you to enjoy.
At the Welcome Center we strive to keep you updated on current events and happenings in our area.
Our friendly staff is here to answer questions and make suggestions about lodging, restaurants, and places to explore. Exhibits describe our rich history and the natural world around us. Stop by, or give us a call at 828-622-9932.
The Welcome Center is operated by the Hot Springs Tourism Association, with support from the Town of Hot Springs and the Madison County Tourism Development Authority.
||photo by Chrissy Costigan
Singing on the Mountain
Saturday, Sept 29th at 5 PM
The Thankful Hearts &
the Memorial Baptist Prayer Team
Bring a chair or a blanket to enjoy the show on the grounds of the...
Paint Rock Farm at
1295 Paint Rock Road, Hot Springs
The event is free but concessions will be available to purchase in support
of the Antioch United Methodist Church.
Leaf Peak: It's Coming Sooner than You Think.
This summer has once again been somewhat hot, humid and wet. Visitors and locals alike have been hitting the river and the local mountain swimming holes in search of relief from the heat. But for many, school has started meaning the fall season and cooler weather will soon be here!
The mountains and hiking trails of the surrounding Pisgah National Forest make for some spectacular picture taking opportunities. This year the US Forest Service has repaired the Rich Mountain Fire Tower. The views of the surrounding Bald and Walnut Mountains are absolutely impressive. The tower is now open for the public to enjoy and appreciate.
eel free to stop by the Welcome Center for directions and maps detailing any of the local trails for you to explore.
Note: Leaf season is also a busy time of year for tourism and many area cabins and rooms reserve quickly. You can research and reserve online the many local places available to rent at
BBQ for BOOKS
Saturday, October 13, 4 to 9 PM
Pete & Mary Dixon are hosting their second annual "Barbecue for Books" at Broadwing Farm.
Like last year, the BBQ for Books donations they receive from you, our generous community, will be going to the
Hot Springs Library Building Fund.
They'll be serving up lovely BBQ, too many sides,
something sweet and tasty beverages
for a suggested donation of $25 per person.
There will be live music for your listening pleasure.
Last year we all had so much fun and thanks to your generosity, raised $4,300 for the HS Library Building Fund.
Looking for Sunday worship services?
Check out these
There are several houses of worship in our neighborhood that are open to the public and are happy to receive you as a guest.
Antioch United Methodist Church
44 Grassy Creek Rd, Hot Springs
Hot Springs First Baptist Church
Meadow Lane, Downtown Hot Springs
Solid Rock Full Gospel Church
25/70, Hot Springs, Phone: (423) 329-5466
Dorland Memorial Presbyterian
64 Bridge St. Downtown Hot Springs
Fairview United Methodist Church,
Church of God,