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—historical discussions, lectures, 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 special happenings this coming season.

Book Signings

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. Check our calendar for our upcoming author list.

Orchard Book Club


2022 Season of Books

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.  Books by local/regional authors or about our beautiful part of the country will be on the agenda. If you have a suggestion, bring it along. All are welcome. Email for more information.

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 was virtual last year. Hopefully in 2022 it will happen on the grounds of the Orchard, and enlighten, engage all who experience the action.

True to its mission, these annual events at the Orchard honor the heritage and history of the region.

* Please check back for information and updates on a 2022 event.


1025 Orchard Road

Spruce Pine, NC 28777

Blue Ridge Parkway
(mile marker 328.3)



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