Hot Springs Tourism Association
Fall Newsletter 2018

Brought to you by the 
Hot Springs Tourism Association 

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

For More Info about these Events, and More, check out our  Calendar of Events

Here's What's Happening  in Hot Springs!

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.  or the  French Broad Rafting Co. 
We invite you to come by and celebrate the 
first day of Fall with us in downtown Hot Springs on 

Saturday,    September 22 

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
from 10am to 4pm

Apple Cider Making Demonstration
at the Homegrown & Handmade Market on Bridge Street

Red Bridge Cottage Open House
From 12pm to 4pm on N.  Andrews Avenue

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
Mosaic Gourmet

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  at
Spring Creek Tavern on Bridge Street
from 8:30PM to 11:30PM

Listen to the soulful sounds of Pierce and  Kevo's Hometown Show
  at Mosaic Gourmet restaurant on Bridge Street
from 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

... Featuring
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.  
F 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

Community Event: BBQ for BOOKS  
Saturday, October 13, 4 to 9 PM 
Broadwing Farm
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.  

For more info, email  

Looking for Sunday worship services?  
Check out these  area Churches.

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  Church
64 Bridge St. Downtown Hot Springs  

Fairview United Methodist Church,
202 Fairview Loop, Hot Springs Phone(828) 622-7272

Church of God, 
345 Upper Shut In Rd, Hot Springs, NC 28743.  Phone (828) 622-7272
Hot Springs Welcome Center
106 Bridge St

This newsletter is written by 
Scot Zalewski 
HSTA Vice-President 

If you would like a story or event listed here, please contact us at the 
Hot Springs Welcome Center.
Give us a call today!