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Apples are a staple at the Orchard. As are the music, the dancing, the exuberance of the people who come down the driveway.

But the Orchard offers so much more—evening heritage plays and monthly historical discussions, lectures, and even book signings and book club meetings—in depth looks at parts of the magical puzzle that is the region's history.

Please check the calendar of events for information, dates, and times of all the evening productions this coming season.

COVID-19 UPDATE: At the O, we want all the experiences to be fun, rewarding, educational, and completely without risk. We are waiting for government directives for our 2021 season and will let everyone know when it is safe to resume hosting special events. Thank you.

Heritage Plays

Nothing reaches an audience more than a live performance—be it music or theatre. Listening to the words being offered on stage in a three-dimensional fashion. And it's a way to learn about the history of the region, the people who inhabited the land, the happenings, all while being entertained by talented professionals. Throughout the season, the Orchard is pleased to present locally authored plays.

Overmountain Men

September is a busy month for travel . . . in time. Take a trip back to the 18th century with the armies of the Revolutionary War and recall those moments as the Orchard hosts a small reenactment of the actual battle of Kings Mountain between the red coats and the Overmountain Men. Muskets will blaze, voices boom, and hearts beat in a battle that “turned the tide on the war.” This event, on the grounds of the Orchard, will enlighten and engage all who take experience the action.

Then break bread (corn bread) with the musket toting pioneers as they retell the event in an evening banquet. True to its mission, these annual events at the Orchard honor the heritage and history of the region.

Orchard Club



Want to learn more about the collective heritage of our region? Want to share your thoughts with others? The Orchard's book club meets on the third Wednesday of every month in the red barn (November-April at the Tokyo Restaurant in Spruce Pine) at 11:00 AM. All are welcome. Email for more information.

Throughout the season, the Orchard will host new authors, interesting authors, authors with something to say, to write about during free "meet the author" book signings. Watch Facebook for upcoming events. See you in the pavilion.




1025 Orchard Road

Spruce Pine, NC 28777

Blue Ridge Parkway
(mile marker 328.3)



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